Thursday, April 30, 2009
Mother Bear Project
You must use their pattern which you can purchase for $5. There are drop off locations in a limited number of states or there is an address where they can be mailed. They ask for $3.00 per bear be included for shipping on to their final destination.
To find out more go to: http://www.motherbearproject.org/index.php
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Stop MRSA Now
There are two types MRSA. One that is associated with hospitals and nursing homes and now a new one which has recently begun to spread in public settings like gyms, locker rooms, households and schools.
People can carry MRSA, not have any symptoms, and can then transmit the bacteria to other people. It can be easily spread through skin-to-skin contact and by touching contaminated items making it very crucial to take measures to help reducing it's spread.
Scrub up - Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand rub sanitizer.
Wipe it down - Use a disinfecting bleach solution to wipe down and disinfect hard surfaces making sure to use clean cloths to avoid spreading MRSA from one surface to another.
(1 tablespoon of disinfecting bleach diluted in 1 quart of water)
Cover your cuts - Keep any nicks or wounds covered with a clean, dry bandage until healed.
Keep to yourself - Do not share personal items, (like towels or razors) that come into contact with bare skin.
Use a barrier - Keep a towel or clothing between skin and shared equipment.
To read more about it go here:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Best Clip Art from Martha Stewart Website
Here's some of what's included:
Pie Recipe Chart
Cook's Helper Chart
Keepsake Recipe Cards
Father's Day Coupons
Friday, April 24, 2009
A Surprise Package & the Story Behind It
I met you a few years ago at New York Presbyterian Hospital when you
were waiting for a family member who was in surgery. You kept yourself busy crocheting PREEMIE Hats. I really admired you and your work. I got
the pattern from you and I made a few then. Here are a few more.
May peace be with you and your family, always
WOW, That was 8 years ago!!!
Donate knitted hats for preemies
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The 11 Most Controversial Food Additives
1. Acesulfame Potassium (Acesulfame-K)
2. Artificial Flavoring
4. BHA and BHT
5. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
6. Interesterified Fat
7. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
8. Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
9. Red #3 (Erythrosine) and Red #40 (Allura Red)
11. Yellow #5 (Tartrazine) and Yellow #6 (Sunset Yellow)
To read more about each of these ingredients go to the link and then click on the food additive.
As some of you might know or have already experienced Walmart has or will be eliminating, their full service fabric department. Love or hate Walmart, for some this is the only place in their area that sells fabric (notions, crafts, etc.) or the only place they can afford to buy it. There is an on line petition to save this department. Go to the link to read more about it and sign the petition:
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The First Earth Day
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The Voca People
Monday, April 20, 2009
You Can Make This
www.youcanmakethis.com where there are instructions for some free and for purchase patterns for all sorts of crafts.
Here is the link for the potholder:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Get Organized Using Everyday Items
Here are some fun ways to reuse some everyday items you have around the house to make things a little easier.
Think of some others? Post them in the comments area.
-The coat rack is a great idea for hanging jewelry but I have lots of necklaces. I attached a necktie hanger to the back wall of my closet and it has more than enough hangers. I also attached one of those expandable wooden racks for hanging coffee mugs next to it. I drape my scarves over the pegs. They're separated and easily seen when I need to match one to what I'm wearing. - Terry
-My old favorite, the shoe box: drawer separator, document holder, CD storage... The original 'aha', I think. Adelaide
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tried 'n True Quilt
Monday, April 13, 2009
The Sound of Music - Train Station
More than 200 dancers performed this version of "Do Re Mi", in the Central Station of Antwerp, Belgium at 8:00 AM on March 23, 2009. They created this amazing stunt with just two rehearsals. It was a promotional stunt for a Belgian television program, where they are looking for someone to play the lead role in, "The Sound of Music".
Friday, April 10, 2009
Bunny Tangrams and More Easter Things
Go to this link:
and for the pattern to print with solutions go here:
For Easter Bunny Cupcakes and More:
Thursday, April 09, 2009
They have a free trial period, which includes all of the premium services and then expires after six notices (or three weeks, which ever is longer). After that the free service will continue at the basic service level. The yearly cost for premium service on one card is $12.
To find out more about the two services go here:
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Patientinform reviews hundreds of medical reports each month and then puts them into easy-to-understand terms.
Check it out here: http://www.patientinform.com/
Go here to understand more about how it works:
Designed to help patients and caregivers gain free access to original medical studies, as well as insight into how research is contributing to the treatment of disease, patientINFORM represents a unique collaboration between scientific, medical and technical publishers and voluntary health organizations to promote health literacy.
Many patient health organizations already provide comprehensive information based on the latest research. However, through patientINFORM, they deliver online access to selected peer-reviewed medical journals published around the world.
Patients and caregivers can access relevant studies any number of ways:
1) Go to www.patientINFORM.org for general information and for links to the participating voluntary health organizations, including: the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association.
2) Go directly to the participating voluntary health organizations Websites.
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org/
American Heart Association http://www.americanheart.org/
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org/
The National Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org/
The ALS Association http://www.als.org/
Tip: Search for “patientINFORM” on the participating Website’s search engine.
patientINFORM participants provide links from their Websites to the full text of selected journal articles as soon as they are published, as well as additional information to help the patient or family member more fully understand the implications of the research.
While updated regularly with newly published research, patientINFORM also provides access to content from back issues of scholarly journals.
Note: This program is in the pilot stage.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
More Mug Mates!
To see the others she made and for directions for these and others, go here:
Monday, April 06, 2009
Sensory Processing Disorder
What I found particularly interesting at this website is a checklist of the Sign and Symptoms of this disorder. (Be sure to read the "Five Caveats" about using a checklist such as this that is given in the reading.)
Early detection and treatment are so important for any child with a disability.
A supportive extended family and friends can do so much to help a child with special needs.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Help Kids Get Smart About Money
Money Savvy Generation has innovative products to help parents, educators and others teach kids the skills of basic personal finance, striving to empower kids to take control of their financial lives and, in turn, their futures.
Check out some of their products:
My past posting on personal money management:
HP reader Adelaide K. reminds us to check out:
which in turn also recommends http://www.360financialliteracy.org/ , a website that offers information to help consumers make sound financial decisions at every stage of their lives, from childhood to retirement.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
We've decided that all our quilts should be named, after all they are works of art!
. . . and with the new machine that she just recently purchased we can nicely embroider names and dates onto them.