Thursday, October 09, 2008


It's been a while since I posted on this here blog! So I figured it's high time I did.

I'm keeping busy at work (2 part time jobs and I love both! One is at Church, and one is with hubby!) Also, my wonderful family came here for baby Jackson's Blessing at Church and Shaun and Joanna and Jackson were here for a week. Didn't want to waste even one minute away from my grandbaby to be posting on the blog.

Here's almost all the family except for Elder Timothy Qualheim who is currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-- in Mandan, ND.

I have one more fave photo of Jackson and I! He is so happy and fun. What a blessing he is.

Can't wait to see them at Christmas. Jackson will be 5 months old by then and will be a bundle of giggles and fun for grandma and grandpa.

I never had any clue how close you could feel to more babies, even if you didn't give birth to them or adopt them into your family you raise. When the kids took Jackson home, I cried on and off for days. It was as if they had taken 'my' baby away. My heart just ached.
But I love these wonderful photo memories. How blessed we are to live in a day and age when we can take photos, have the internet to communicate, letters, and well, just so much.

I know the world (well, at least America) is throwing out moments of tension over who will be our next President. I am unable to vote as I am Canadian, wish I could though.

I try to stay out of vocalizing my political positions online, as my whole purpose for my website and this blog is to unite people in making warm, needed items for those who cannot help themselves right now. It isn't to polarize people and cause anger. I will say I have some firm moral convictions that I do wish to make known and on those statements I stand firm, and would base my vote on who supports those beliefs.

* marriage is ordained of God between a man and a woman.
* abortion - is wrong and only should even be considered if the life of the mother is in jeopardy, or the pregnancy is a result of rape or incest... even then only after deep prayer. Not all cases are the same. It is not a form of birth control.
* Strong families are the central stronghold of a nation.
* LESS government intervention - people need to be responsible for themselves. Whatever happened to that way of thinking!
* FREEDOM (yes, the stuff we enjoy every day in this country) is NOT FREE! Never has been, never will be. I support our troops! God bless them all.
* health-care/insurance is not a 'right'. And no, I do not have health care benefits at my jobs and neither does my husband... we pay $1,000 a month for coverage and it is breaking our backs and what is left of our savings. That's life.
* There should be some kind of limits on law suits to keep costs down. That's one giv't intervention I am in favor of.
* if you are friends with terrorists, or seriously anti-Americans, do I even have to say it... I don't want you for president! Hello?

Well, there are many more things that stir me up in this election. But I think you get the gist of where I stand. One more photo to calm any feathers that may be ruffled, because I know a TON of knitters who are not conservative...

And now, to really helping the world and not just talking about it...

The cold weather is slowly moving in upon many in this world. It's time to make those warm hats and mittens.

Here is my main WINTER PAGE of patterns! And here is one warm hat to start today. I am sure a homeless shelter near you can use these.

Bev's Scrap-Hat (adult sized)

Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2005, 2008
BLO=Back loop only

Size H Hook
2 oz of 4 ply worsted weight yarn
Ch 45
ROW 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 2 and turn
ROW 2: hdc in BLO of 2nd stitch from hook and in each st across. Ch 2 and turn
(Keep crocheting in back loops only throughout pattern.)
ROW 3 until hat fits around head, continue in pattern, adding new colors wherever you please. You can even add them in the middle of a row for a neat variety.

When hat is wide enough, whip stitch the sides together, then weave around the top of hat and pull tightly to form top. You can add a pompom if you wish. Fold up the brim.


Have a wonderful day!!



HAINAngel2000 said...

Love this post!!! Right on sister!

Anonymous said...

Jackson is just adorable! You can tell he loves grandma. :) Thanks for sharing pictures of him and your family. Nice pictures.


grallgripper said...


Thank you for speaking the truth in this post!!! We need more folks standing up for the truth and helping others like you do. Love the grandbaby pictures.