On this day our instructor (Gweny Love) told the class to write-a phrase about people we need to forgive, and we where also to write a poem which must include our own garden.

Saia wrote her poem first, Gweny ask her to read it to the class-as she begin her reading her poem I could feel myself being pull into a garden of sadness and pain.

garden photo 

ceriaThis is Saia poem/Forgiveness

Did I pluck your image from the bush

drop it and step on it pretending it was you

because it was crushed I saw you.

All the time forgetting when I was crushed-limp and bruised and step on

But I grew back and with forgiveness

I am now able to forgive you.

Written by Mrs. Shia

When she finish reading I turn to her and said thank  you for I seen myself sitting in a garden with a heavy heart and my eyes feel with tears because that how I have been feeling for many years-CRUSH AND BRUISED, but I am thankful to God for helping me along this life journey.

Sometimes God has a way of encouraging us though other people……



The first time I started crocheting I was about 19yrs old never pick up a crochet hook until   I turn 50th I was having heath problems but crochet help me from worrying so much about myself. later I join some online crochet groups-which gave me more learning experience. The new project is the HYGGE SCHEEPJES CAL 2017 it’s so interesting reading everyone’s post, everyone is so excited about the new Hygge Cal its like Christmas all over again. People showing their pictures of scheepjes kits and their sampler that you get to practice on. well unfortunately I could not afford the kit, but I was able to purchase the cotton ball yarn at a different web sites for a lesser price.  We begin the project on Wednesday 2/27/17. A women by the name Esther who is teaching us with her YouTube videos how to make this beautiful shawl which is called HYGGE SCHEEPJES CAL .

practice2practice sampler

part 1part one


Crochet is not just a hobby it is a time when you can sit back and relax and unwind and form a piece of art from a thick peace of string we call yarn

create-create what ever you can, share your talented gift of crochet art for all the world to see

Pass your gift on to the next generation, share with others the things that you have created -your heart will be happy that you gave that of which you made. 


My best friend Veronica  said to me if you should leave this world before me please pass Sophie Cal to me-I said no problem it will be yours, I made the Sophie Cal in 2016.


scoppie calWritten by Sherrie Robinson-Dilday

Sunday February 19, 2017 



I watch a movie years ago call the BEAUTIFUL MIND base on John Nash he was an mathematical genius-who suffer from Schizophrenia. I never dream in a millions years that I would have a child who I will call Hope-for the sake of this article with the same disorder, when she was growing up there were no signs of this disorder all she had was some anger issues as I look back maybe that was the tall tale sign. She is very good at writing poetry, Hope had written several poems for people obituaries.  She also did some poetry  for the church events we use to belong too. No one could ever imagine how a mother feels when her child suffers with a mental disorder. Here is one of Hope’s Poems that she written in 1998 for our late aunt Jessie Mae who was the foster mother of many children.
Jessie Mae

Who can become a mother of 22 or more in just one day?

Take them all to church and teach them how to pray

Bring them all together almost every Sunday

(no one ) but Jessie Mae

Who could make you sit straight in church

Without causing a scene by giving you a little pinch

Called a RING-A DING (no one) but Jessie Mae

Jessie Mae was a mother to all those whose mothers were not around

She had a special talent for connecting people together

From all around town

She was full of laughter and lots of love

And I am proud to say that she was good friends with the man above

I know that she will be missed much more than before

But let her teachings be your strength that eases your pain away

And let’s try to remember that God has blessed us with more

Than one Jessie Mae

Yes this is one of the many poems that Hope wrote but that all change when Schizophrenia showed it’s face.

As a mother you wish you could go in your child’s brain and take away all their sickness, and also mend the broken pieces – sometimes a parent has to find their own support system because the burden of having to deal with your child mental illness is so heavy. What makes so sad is when you watch your adult child take a turn for the worse and as a parent you ask yourself what could I have done different while caring this child for nine months to make sure this would have never happen? And the answer is I don’t know. And surprisingly as it may seem many people with schizophrenia have been known to be well educated.


That what real friends do for each other.


Written by Jude Le Blance


When darkness falls
And I’m feeling lost inside
I’ve struggled to see my way
And I cannot find my pathway

When I’ve walked through a storm
I’ve often looked to you
To light my way through
Whenever I’ve become blinded by darkness

On the day stormy clouds came
Darkness surrounded me
You’d always given me comfort
To be able to face another day

You’ve always been there
Supporting when darkness descended
You’ve taken me by the hand
Leading the way ahead

In the darkness you’re my light
Your loyal friendship shines
It’s why I love you the way I do
You’re the best friend ever

Written by Jude Le Blance

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My Sophie’s Cal

 I found this beautiful pattern on the web and i knew i just had to make it -i started working on this pattern in late August of this year and finally finish it October 16 2015 . This was the first time that i really had to struggle to make a crochet pattern it took a lot of time and patience , but i thank God for giving me the strength to finish this project and for my son telling me how proud he was of me it also gave me the encouragement i needed to finish this pattern.

THIS PATTERN CAN BE FOUND AT = Design by Dedri Uys, videos tutorials can be found on Youtube by Esther Dijkstra and her website is

My Sophie's Cal73_8317849315513694586_n

finish project


this is the beginning of the pattern


middle of my Sophie pattern



I had been keeping this little prayer/poem by the late Maya Angelou in my wallet for sometime now- and just want to share it-hope it inspires you like it does me. 

Father, Mother, God 

Thank you for your presence 

During the hard and mean days 

For then we have you to lean upon 


Thank you for your presence 

During the bright and sunny days 

For than we can share that which we have 

With those who have less 


And thank you for your presence 

During the Holy Days, for then we are able 

To celebrate you and our families 

And our friends 


For those who have no voice 

We ask you to speak 


For those who feel unworthy 

We ask you to pour love out 

In waterfalls of tenderness 


For those who live in pain 

We ask you to bathe them  

In the river of your healing 


For those who are lonely, we ask 

For you to keep them company 


For those who are depressed 

We ask you to shower upon them the light of hope 


Dear Creator, you the borderless sea of substance 

We ask you to give to all the world 

That which we need most 


By The Late Maya Angelou



My Awakening

You buried my heart in a deep dark pit

you bottled up all my tears and threw them in the deep blue sea

you all laugh and dance-because you thought, she won’t survive

Well have I got news for you

I have awaken to a new beginning

I no longer need your approval to be who I want to be

Yes some days are hard, because the crack in my heart is still broken-but yet it’s stronger

I will  no longer be stuck in my yesterdays, just because that’s where you thought I’ll be

For I have awaken to a brand new me and now



Written by Ms.Shirley Dilday,R.S


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