Saturday, February 4, 2012


It's been a long while I know.  December was a busy month but also a wonderful month. 

January was a dark month, a long month, and a month of new routines and adjustments.   I was also in hibernation.

February ... well February is starting out to be a month of longer days and sunshine.  I'm finally coming out of hibernation.

I will be trying to get up to date on Operation Holiday Stockings, knitting, and anything else that might possibly be of interest to someone. 

To everyone who keeps checking in on the blog, thanks for your patience.

I need to tell everyone about the miracle we experienced in December.

We received requests for approximately 2900 stockings this year for Operation Holiday Stockings.  We had about 2000 and were going to have to say no to several unit commanders who requesting stockings for their troops to help with a very low morale over the holidays.  We prayed for and received a miracle.  I put out the word of our dilemma and we received stockings up to the last day we sent out boxes.  Below are pictures of stockings we got from school groups, businesses, and individuals who came to the rescue.  Yes, we were able to fill all of the requests and sent out 2970 stockings for 2011.  To everyone who participated in Operation Holiday Stockings 2011, THANK YOU!!! 

Susan B. of Bellevue, Washington
Barbara B. of Appleton, Wisconsin
Paula of Columbia, Missouri
Linda B. of Kirkland, Washington
Hyla of Los Altos, California
Christensen O’Connor Johnson Kindness of Seattle, Washington
Costco Wholesale of Kirkland, Washington
Eastside Knitting Guild of Bellevue, Washington
Elaine of Seattle, Washington
SalonCentric of Redmond, Washington
Dianna of Lyle, Washington
Laura of Port Angeles, Washington
Lisa of Bellevue, Washington
Jeri of Henderson, Nevada
Ladies of the Elks of Sequim, Washington
Diana of Marysville, Washington
Alan Nohr, DDS of Redmond, Washington
Mary of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Sheryl of Sandy, Utah
Susan M. of Bellevue, Washington
Mallary of Salt Lake City, Utah
Susan R. of Sequim, Washington
Pat R. of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Lorainia of Ogilvie, Minnesota
Karen of Thousand Oaks, California
Judi of Portland, Oregon
Steve’s Repair of Sequim, Washington
Betty of Seattle, Washington
Linda T. of Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Pat T. of Beaverton, Oregon
Joe of San Francisco, California
Stephanie of Bellevue, Washington
Gillian of Edmonds, Washington
Leslie of Sequim, Washington
Sandra H. of Shoreline, Washington
John of Bellevue, Washington
Katie of Bellevue, Washington
Leanna of Bellevue, Washington
Ricardo’s Family Mexican Restaurant of Bellevue, Washington
Kari of Bellevue, Washington
David R. of Sequim, Washington
Lake Hills Orthodontics of Bellevue, Washington
Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, Washington
Aerowood Animal Hospital of Bellevue, Washington
Hotel Sierra of Bellevue, Washington
Northwest Insurance Center, Inc. of Mercer Island, Washington
Property Maintenance Service Co., Inc. of Maple Valley, Washington
Illinois Tool Works Foundation of Glenview, Illinois
Susan W. of Bothel, Washington
Linda K. of Seattle, Washington
Ellen Reh DDS of Bellevue, Washington
Donna of Snoqualmie, Washington
Gary T of Duvall, Washington
Amy of Seattle, Washington
Jean of Mukilteo, Washington
Karen of Thousand Oaks, California
Heidi of Seattle, Washington
Cheryl of Tukwila, Washington
Dave R of Bellevue, Washington
Rebecca of Louisville, Kentucky
Susan M. of Lakewood, Colorado
Georgia of Renton, Washington
Deb of Shoreline, Washington
Lil Jon’s Retired Military Coffee Guys of Bellevue, Washington
Susan L. of Stratham, New Hampshire
Gary K. of Seattle, Washington
Jeffrey Johnson DDS of Bellevue, Washington
Jeffrey H. of Seattle, Washington
Pam H. of Seattle, Washington
Cynthia of Seattle, Washington
Rita of Lauderhill, Florida
Morry of Everett, Washington
Employees of Cummins Bridgeway of Hubbard, Ohio
Cub Scouts Pack 517 of Covington,. Washington
Jim B. of Seattle, Washington
Marina of Bremerton, Washington
De of Sequim, WA
Joy of Eureka, Illinois
Susan V of Bellevue, Washington
David & Rachel of Portland, Oregon
The Employees of Russell Construction of Tualatin, Oregon
Joni of Erie, Colorado
Shanda of Seattle, Washington
Kim of Canon City, Colorado
Linda of Pendleton, Oregon
Jeri of Henderson, Nevada
Jim & Pat of Seattle, Washington
GA’s and Mission Friends of First Baptist Church of Granite Falls, North Carolina
Seven Cedars Casino of Blyn, Washington
Walmart of Sequim, Washington
Northwest Eye Surgeons of Sequim, Washington
Maggie of Sequim, Washington
Tasha of Denver, North Carolina
Gail of Seattle, Washington
Mary of Arlington, Maryland
Mike Z. of Bellevue, Washington
Jay & Gina of Bellevue, Washington
Cathy T. of Seattle, Washington
Bobbe of Seattle, Washington
Gail of Seattle, Washington
Dick & Nancy of Bellevue, Washington
Sue I. of Bellevue, Washigton
Girl Scout Troop 52107 of Shoreline, Washington
Alpha Delta Kappa of Seattle, Washington
Pat & Violet of Milwaukie, Oregon
Mike & Karen of Tigard, Oregon
Tiffanie of Portland, Oregon
Angelea of Tigard, Oregon
Michael of Wilsonville, Oregon
John & Shelly of West Linn, Oregon
Donn & Lisa of Sherwood, Oregon
Jim V. of Portland, Oregon
TAD PGS, Inc. of Garden Grove, California
Liberty Elementary of Azle, Texas
Louanne of The Dalles, Oregon
Edna of Sequim, Washington
Stephanie Marvin, DDS of Seattle, Washington
Marlys of Seattle, Washington
Lana of Seattle, Washington
Lisa M. of Seattle, Washington
Spaulding Elementary School of Midlothian, Illinois
Peg of Normandy Park, Washington
Napoleon High School of Jackson, Michigan
Karen B. of Edmonds, Washington
American Legion Post 161 of Redmond, Washington

1 comment:

  1. good to "see" you, sue. Christmas is the time for miracles and you've really started something here. January is a good time to hibernate. Did a little of that myself.