Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Checking in

Hi everyone!
It seems like I post on Facebook a lot but not on my blog so much anymore. I apologize for that. Just wanted to check in and fill everyone in on my life as it is these days.

So, I have had a goal for many years, to become a US citizen, but with the lack of $$$ to do that it was only a dream. Well, last year my friend's mom sponsored me and I filled out all the paperwork and mailed it in! Last week, I took my citizenship tests, and passed, and today I received notice that I will be sworn in On February 11, 2011 - So 2-11-2011. I love that date! :) ♥ I am so excited!

I feel like dancing on clouds.

I want to celebrate somehow, but not sure how exactly...

I was out walking this morning, thinking about what a blessing it is to live in this country, and to live in this safe valley, where I have such good friends and neighbors, and where we receive many blessings. I am thankful to Heavenly Father for bringing our family here, and blessing us as He does.

My neighbor is moving and she has been going through her enormous stack of boxes and as she comes across yarn she is giving it to me to make into mittens and hats and whatever... it's been like Christmas every few days for me as she finds more. ♥

Speaking of yarn... BYU Women's Conference is at the end of April and I am so looking forward to attending this year. It is the ultimate break for me every year as I meet with good friends up there and we sit together listening to uplifting talks and making items for humanitarian causes.

And, up and coming--- the humanitarian booth is something I am tackling again and I am changing a little bit, what I do there. No loom knitting this year. Instead I am collecting 6" granny squares and teaching people to assemble them into lapghans for seniors.

If you would like to send some granny squares, I'D LOVE IT!! The more the merrier! It takes 48 to make one lapghan. You can read more about it on this page:

Likely will still have a quilt or 3 to tie, but it will be mostly display this year. Hoping to get more communities involved in helping others where they live.

Gotta run!


Marla said...

Wow Bev! How exciting to finally get your official citizenship!! You certainly deserve it- you have helped more than enough people in America, not to mention other places. A big congratulations!! And don't forget those of us who like reading your blog- update us when you get a chance.

bevq said...

Thanks Marla! I've lived in the USA since I was a teen back in the 70s and been a Legal Alien since 77, but never had the money to become a citizen and it's something I have wanted to do for a long time now. :)

I will try this year to update my blog more. I tend to be a facebook gal these days, and of course a Bevscountrycottage.com gal, but you just can't do facebook like a blog.

Anonymous said...

You have stated that you are/were a NICU nurse. A friend of mine had a baby at 24 weeks. The little girl is 3 days old and strong. They are doing a hat drive and asked to make sure the yarn was washed and disinfected. Do you have any idea how to do this? Please email me back at jesspace86@gmail.com

Thank you!

bevq said...

Wanted to make sure that everyone knows I have never been an NICU nurse. I have had 3 premature babies, so that's my experience with NICU's.
Also, you are best off making items first and then washing them, because washing yarn is horrid!!

woolywoman said...

Congratulations! I always think apple pie is the best celebration of citizen ship, and take a picture with the judge who gives you your oath!

bevq said...

Hmm- applepie sounds like a lovely idea! And I will take a camera. :)