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40 hats in 40 days - week 1

This was the first week of my 40 hats in 40 days personal challenge.  If you don't know what that is, let me fill you in.

Last year for Lent I decided to make a hat a day to give away.  (You can read about it and see last year's hats by searching "Lent" in the sidebar.)  I am doing it again this year.  I hope to use a different pattern every day, but we will see how it goes.  Patterns will all be available for free, and I will share the links with you.  Some will be knit and some crochet.  If you chose to make one, would you consider making an extra to donate to God's Tiny Angels?  They sure would appreciate it!  And if you know of a pattern you would like me to make for a newborn or preemie I would love for you to share it with me in the comments!

So here are last weeks hats:

This is the Eyelet Hat designed by Deanna Pate.  You can run a piece of ribbon or I-cord through the eyelets right above the ribbing if you chose to.  

This is the Bow Tie Baby Hat  designe…

Let It Go week 2

How neat is it that this week in the Let. It. Go.  study with Melissa Taylor we are reading about Managing Your Man!

I have been blessed with 6 wonderful years of marriage to a man who is my best friend.  Sounds great doesn't it?  Problem is that I have been married for 16 years!

Mr. Sunflowers and I met when neither of us were Christians.  We worked together and a year after our first date we married.  It was a rocky start with both of us trying to be the boss and neither of us willing to compromise - on anything.  We both worked and kept separate bank accounts.  The bills were split in half, he had his truck, I had my car and we might as well have been room mates.  We fought and argued a LOT as you can imagine.  The fact that I had a child from a previous relationship meant that he had a ready made family and we to this day have no idea what it is for it to be just the two of us.  (My daughter was 8 months old when my husband and I began our relationship.)

I must admit, I had i…