Tuesday, February 10, 2009

See what we've been up to...

I'm so excited to be able to share what YOU are doing to help the world around you. To see what everyone's up to just CLICK HERE!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Ok... so it's been a year...

Wow! We can't believe it's been a year since we started this "We CAN Change The World" project. We've received many notes telling us what you've been up to. So this year we're going to do something special. For those of you who posted an idea last year and went ahead and put your 'thoughts into action', if you'll send us any pictures you'd like to share of you 'putting your words into actions' we'll send you any FIVE patterns at no cost to you!!! All you have to do is email us your picture/s along with a little note telling what you're doing AND your list of FIVE patterns that you'd like, and we will get them right off to you. You have until Mar. 3rd to get those to us.

And for those of you who didn't have the opportunity to post what you would do to change the world around you, you can do so by posting to this message. Then email us telling us that you posted your idea AND your choice of ONE pattern (or set, not a grouping). And we will get it right off to you. You have until Feb. 13th to get your request to us.

PLEASE SEND ALL INQUIRIES TO: schaefer.design.studio@gmail.com

God Bless you all!!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

At the close of this day...

What an awesome day this has been. When God asked me to create this little birthday blog, I had no idea what to expect. As I thought about what I would do to change the world, two things really stuck in my mind-
1) I would love to create special preschools across America for homeless children. Children should not be punished for their parents mistakes. I would love to be able to create a God loving, safe, and rich environment where a child who doesn't have a place to call his/her home would have a place in America where they could come and feel safe and know that things can get better. Where they could learn to love learning because for some, education is the only way out. And education that is balance between academics and knowledge of how much God loves and cares for them. A place where they can go and just be a child, not have to think about 'adult' stuff, where they can be as creative as they can be, and where they could find love. An environment filled with art and dance and music and beauty.
2) If I could get a handful of people to think about what they could do(right where they're at) to help someone in their own lives. To be able to encourage others to make a difference in their world then I could say I did something.

What a blessing... 182 thoughts and ideas from ladies all over the world on how they could make a difference!!!! People who have been touched by cancer and illness, to how we can be good stewards of the world we live in, to caring for the creatures that are so dear and bring so much happiness to so many, to thinking about the elderly and making them feel important in their older age, to feeding the many who are without food or clean water, to teaching our children to be just plain good people who respect themselves and others, to teaching those who can't read to read, to saying something kind to those we met as we walk through life, to knitting things to keep the cold warm, to prayers for those we don't know, to being the best parent we can be, to treating everyone as we would want to be treated, and so many more ideas!

My prayer for this 53rd birthday is that "God, help us to make a difference in our world, in our neighborhoods, in our homes and may we reflect your unconditional love to everyone you put in our lives."

For those interested, I stopped counting how many patterns went out today, but the last count I remember was over 170!!!!

Thank you everyone for making my birthday one I will NEVER EVER FORGET!!!
I am leaving this blog up so you can return often to see what you all wrote.

I'd like to end this post with something that our brother and Savior said in Matthew 25: 34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

God bless you all!!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

We CAN do it if we try!!!

To celebrate my fifty something birthday, I wanted to have a special 'party'. One where everyone gives and gets something. :) So, after a long time of brainstorming, I've come up with this:

The best gift anyone can give is to love and to act on that love. There are a lot of things we can do to show others how much we love them.

Now comes the fun part... I am offering anyone THEIR CHOICE of ONE of my 300+ designs (or a set, not a grouping) for FREE on one day only... my birthday FEB. 12th. There is a catch though... in order to get the pattern/set YOU MUST POST WHAT YOU WOULD DO TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

It can be anything that YOU could do or something you wish you could do. It can be something for a specific person or for a group. It can be something you could/wish you could do for the environment or for those living in your own home. Be creative and the universe is the limit :)

I want you to really think about what and how you could make it happen. Then all you need to do is post it here in the comment section. Then drop me a line to let me know where to send your 'gift'. :)

I think this is going to be the very BEST BIRTHDAY I HAVE EVER HAD!!!! I hope you will join in the party!!!! DO NOT POST UNTIL FEB 12th. :) I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Just click on the word COMMENTS below and then put your idea in the comment box. You can also read what others left by clicking on the same comment link :)

God Bless,