Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog at 2 Bags Full!!!

 

First, I would like to thank Vicki from                                   http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com/ for hosting this, genuinely caring about others, blog party. Thank you, Vicki!

 

Hi! I’m Terry!

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I am happily married to Gary for 31 years. We are the proud parents of Meredith, Rick, Shannon and Tracy. They are 24 years old. Yep, all four of them. They are quadruplets.

 

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I am a special education teacher in an elementary school for grades 3, 4 and 5. I love my job! Today is a snow day, blessing me with the opportunity to prepare the blog party! Yay! Snow days are a wonderful perk! Smile

 

I am an avid knitter, crocheter and needle felter. I love making gifts for my family and friends.

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This is a pillow I made for my sister.

 

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This pillow was for http://www.peacefelt.org/. A wonderful project hosted by www.livingfelt.com  to  promote peace in our world. Peace

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These pillows were a joint project with my sister-in-law Doreen. She crocheted the squares, I put the them together and made the pillows, then we sent them to our niece for her birthday. Doreen is the angel in my life that taught me how to knit and crochet. Red heart

 

I am the founder of The Lemonade Blanket Project.  I collect handmade blankets to be sent to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The wonderful people there distribute the blankets to children who have cancer, are presently in treatment for cancer, or who are cancer survivors. The mission of the Lemonade Blanket Project is to let the children know that we all care about them.

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Please read more about that here: http://www.sharingdivineinspiration.blogspot.com/p/the-lemonade-blanket-project.html

 

I started to blog, about 2 years ago, because everyone told me that I should write a book about raising my quadruplets.  I chose to start a blog and called it The Dorm: Now and Then.  However, I found myself blogging about many other things besides my kids. So, I started this blog, Sharing Divine Inspiration, which includes all the blessings in my life.  I write about my family, my hobbies, my faith.

I start each day at  5:00 a.m. I come down the stairs, put on a load of laundry, make a cup of coffee and sit down to spend time with God. I always have my first cup of coffee of the day with God. During this time I listen to Divine Guidance, Wisdom and Inspiration. I choose to live my life following that Guidance, Wisdom and Inspiration, and here, on this blog, Sharing Divine Inspiration, I choose to share it with you. Red heart

 

I want to share this with someone too!

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I made this just for Vicki’s Grow Your Blog Party! I knit felted the blue background, then needle felted the design. It can stand on a table, or you can hang it on a wall. There is wire on the back for hanging. I will randomly select a winner from those who comment on this post. Just leave a comment to be entered. Be sure to provide your email address so I can contact you for your mailing address when you win.

I look forward to meeting you all at Vickie’ Grow Your Blog Party!!!

 

With Love,                                                                                      Terry Coffee cup

43 comments:

  1. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am genuinely impressed to read everthing at one place.
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  2. How lovely to meet you, and I agree it is important to begin the day with God although I start my day rather later than yours! Thank you for sharing such a fun giveaway too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  3. Love your house full of love!! Great work! Looking forward to your Divine Inspiration!

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  4. Hey Terry!!
    Cute give away :) I'm growing my blog today too! Here's my email: muffinteablog@gmail.com

    -Jade @ www.muffinteahouse.com

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    1. Hi, Jade!
      I am on my way over to visit you. :)

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  5. oh, i love your blog - those pillows are heavenly beautiful. vibrant & so cheerful. wow!! i'm a new followers of yours. so fun!!! i hope you will get a chance to stop by my blog too. have a great weekend. ( :

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I will definitely visit you! :)

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  6. Love the lemonade stand project!
    Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

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  7. I can understand why you are a special ed teacher. It takes someone special to teach special ed and it obviously takes someone special to raise quads. You obviously made it through.

    I will have to come back for project ideas.

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  8. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.
    I would like to try my luck in your giveaway.
    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.
    http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
    betikarauski@gmail.com

    Greetings.
    Bernadett

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    1. Hi, Bernadette! I am on my way over to try my luck at your blog too.
      Thank you for visiting me.

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  9. Hello! So nice to meet you through the blog party. I look forward to reading more about you. Like you, my morning starts with coffee (decafe for me) and gratitude. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. It is always so joyful to start the day with gratitude!

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  10. Wow - your needle felting is amazing!

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  11. Four children?! All at onece?! My, that's scary - says Fat Dormouse who has no children... You have created some lovely things...I'm interested in the felted items. Several of the blogs I've visited have talked about felting. It's been great to meet you and I look frward to reading more of your blog.

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    1. Thank you!
      I love the name of your blog!

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  12. Wow! Quadruplets! I have 4 children but all different ages!
    Stunning cushions! I'd love to try felting!

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    1. Hi, Gill! Four children all at once has its perks. Once the tough parts were over, they were over. :)
      You should definitely try felting. It is magical!

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  13. You have done a great job bringing up 4 so wonderful children. I have 5 - but one after the other! I'll be happy to read your next post.
    Magdalena

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    1. Wow! 5 children! You too are very blessed!

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  14. Thank you, Magdalena! You are so kind.

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  15. Dear Terry

    I just spent the most wonderful few minutes reading the story of you and your siblings - and the memory book they made for you of your mother. That was the most beautiful action of love and caring that I have heard in a very long time.

    I couldn't help being drawn to this story but for different reasons than you might suspect. I am 65 years old and for 5 of the last 6 years I was the in home caregiver for my mom who is now 86. I, too, have a story of my mom - the one where she began to fail due to age and could no longer take care of herself. I chronicled that story on my blog - the series of posts are called "Through my Caregiver Eyes."

    Our stories are dissimilar in that your mother's memories are frozen in time when she was vibrant and full of life. Those memories can never be taken from you or your siblings. I have similar memories of my mom, but they are colored by so many age related losses that make me so sad at times. But universally our moms are very important to us. I am blessed and lucky to still have her in my life. You are lucky to have such a caring family that she created who held onto their memories of her. And so she continues to "live on" in your family as a fully functioning adult.

    I plan to return as a follower to your blog - to hear more about this wonderful family - 4 kids!!! at the same time!!!! egads!!!! :-) Sounds like a great adventure to me. You should write it all down. Your kids will treasure it once you are gone, just as you treasure your families memories of your mom.

    Include me in your contest, please. And come spend some of your busy time at my blog home. I hope you will stay.

    Elaine
    Retiredknitter@gmail.com
    http://mynext20yearsofliving.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi Terri! I hope I'm not too late to comment on your post and be entered in your give-away. I love your handiwork--I don't knit or felt or crochet myself--and would be blessed to win your felted picture.

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  17. My goodness...quadruplets? What a great blog. I recently bought a needle felting kit, and can't wait to dig in. Not sure what to do with it yet, but will check it out sometime soon. I like to knit, too. I will check out the Lemonade Blanket Project. I belong to the KnitWitz, a small group that meets weekly. We are always looking for new projects. We have just completed a blanket for a friend who is returning from the Mayo Clinic. We have also contributed to the Scarf Project for Special Olympics, and lap quilts for the local nursing home. Having fun at the Blog Party.

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  18. This is absolutely lovely! I'm very interested in finding out more about how you raised quadruplets. I am also a happy follower : )You are very welcome to visit my blog if you get a chance

    Lesley x

    www.heartforhome-making.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  20. Hi Terry, Loved reading your introductory post, and look forward to stopping by often! You are an inspiring lady! Love the felted piece you created 'in honour of' the grow your blog party, too. If I'm lucky enough to win it, you can contact me at writeon[dot]sue[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. Hi Terry,
    I love the purpose of your blog. We start the day the same way (except I don't throw in a load of laundry every day!) I most definitely need to try needle felting.

    If you have a chance stop by nonniescedarchest.wordpress.com

    Charlsey

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  22. visiting via Vicki's GYBParty and am enjoying your felted goodies. I'm working on a knitted scarf for Vicki too and am giving away some yarn on my GYB post. If you get a chance, come visit.

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  23. Hi Terry,
    Stopping by along the GYBP trail. I loved reading about all your crafty pillows, so pretty. Your giveaway needle felted art is amazing.

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  24. Nice to meet you Terry!So incredible to meet someone who is a Mom to quadruplets!You must be a remarkable lady!!!I look forward to getting to know you!Come check my blog!I am now a follower!!!!!!!!

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  25. You are a very generous person, and wow, four babies! Your art projects are amazing too.
    grannie_square@ymail.com

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  26. I just arrived for the party and read your latest post first. Weehawken jumped out at me cause that's where I grew up! I'll bet the yarn show was wonderful! Then I came to this post and OMG...4 babies all at once! So nice to meet you. As a fellow knitter I'll be following!

    Hugs,
    Terri

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  27. What a fab Blog - I am a new follower! I cannot imagine four children at once... Hugs and love from Alaska. www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

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  28. You're a busy lady! Four babies and beautiful needle work... I am interested in felting and have tried it just a little so far! I am very impressed with your Lemonade Blanket Project too! Happy to have found your blog on the GYB hop! Love the sweet felted house picture!
    DeniseB
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  29. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
    I love the colorful pillow. So pretty.
    Cheers!!

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