Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Final January OWH Cards

Here are the rest of my cards for Operation Write Home for January.  Next month I will be making cat and dog cards in honor of my brother-in-law who passed away last week.  He loved animals so much that they ask all donations be made to ASPCA in his honor.  Off to write my Anyhero mail. 

sending you a pocketful of Love - not sure what happened with this photo

My heart is parked wherever your heart is - another faded photo

Doll Romper

This is my first project attempt with my new sewing machine.  Took some patience, but I think I pulled it off.  The next project will probably go a little better.

Monday, January 19, 2015

January 2015 OWH

Here is the start of my cards for Operation Write Home for this month, more to follow.  I had gotten two new crafty toys for Christmas.  One has been used on some of these cards - an airbrush system and the other is a sewing machine which I can't wait to use.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Tough Time

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. 

Allan M Gulczynski Jr.
Circa 2007
It is with a very heavy heart to post this today.  On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, my brother-in-law passed away suddenly at the age of 36.  We are in the process of grieving and getting ready for the services tomorrow.  Joe and I are having a hard time trying to comprehend what has happened and we are taking it day by day.  We hope that Allan has found eternal peace. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Welcome 2015

2014 is now in the past and here we are in the present 2015.  2014 may have presented our family with some challenges but for every bad memory we have had there has been a happy one to replace it and we are thankful for all that we have today. 

And without further ado:

The highlight of my work with Operation Write Home for 2014.  Posted here at

The letter above came from a woman on our state senate.  This marks a top OWH moment for 2014.

Another highlight was being highlighted in our local paper.
You can read the article here

And here are some of my fave cards for 2014 that I made for Operation Write Home.

I got a letter from a service person who used this to send home to her husband.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

So Humbled

Seeing this photo last night humbled me so much and made me proud to be part of something this big.

How great is that for our heroes?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Exciting Mail

I received this card from one of our State Representatives who will be taking a seat on the State Senate in January 2015.  I'm assuming she saw the article posted in the paper a couple of weeks ago.  It is nice to see that someone is reading the article and word is getting out about Operation Write Home. 

This is the front of the card and the picture is of the Massachusetts State House.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sending Holiday Cheer

Christmas is the season of giving and thinking of those that may need to be uplifted with a little bit of cheer.  There is a fella at Joe's (Joe has only met him 1 time) company that has been going through some tough times in the last couple of months.  The latest incident has left him without any income or employment at the moment.  He had to get an emergency quadruple bypass surgery done after failing his DOT physical and needed to be medevac'd to the hospital. Therefore, in spirit of the holiday the company is taking donations, but Joe and I have sent him a little something that may cheer him up and to let him know that he is being thought of everyday and to let him know that he is in our prayers. 

So I here is the hat and card that we have sent him along with some photos of our boys:
I did the hat as red, white and blue for 2 reasons - America and the Patriot's

I'm hoping that this will bring him some cheer during these tough times and that he will be well soon.  Joe said that he is supposed to return to work in March as long as he keeps doing well.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Joe's Hat

Joe has been seeing all the NFL players in their sideline hats and requested that I make one.  He wanted it in throwback Philadelphia Eagles colors.  Joe says that it is awesome and just the way he wanted it to be plus warm. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014


The last of my Christmas cards made it into the mail yesterday.  Here are the final 3.

Off to start tags for gifts since we got some shopping done yesterday.