My Beautiful New Grandson

Thursday, July 15, 2010

An Early Free Image Friday







*Sigh* It has been a long and disorienting week. I haven't had the time (or energy) to create something for yesterdays "What are you making Wednesday". I am posting this week's images a bit early. I haven't gotten my media services hooked up yet, so I can only post and read your wonderful Blogs when I go to my "old" home. Forgive me as I will probably be away for a few days. I hope you find something here you can use. I will miss you and I look forward to catching up! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thank Heaven for Giving Women



I think it's a well know fact that women need each other. Who else but another woman would understand why we just COULDN'T wear "that", the need for 20 sheets of similar scrapbook paper, tons of ribbon, beads and WHY that wood paneling would be better painted white!! Who else would spend hours, or days shopping for just the right thing for a room you would only know when you see it?? A womens arms are strong, how else could they pack a baby in one, and help up a friend with another? Her heart is large enough to include strangers.
Thank you to everyone who made room in your heart for me. Your support, creativity, and amazing kindness, humbles me to the core. Bless YOUR Hearts.

Also have entered more giveaways than I can count. I NEVER seem to win. However this seems to be my month. I want to say thank you to Keren over at http://www.freeprettythingsforyou.com/
I won the 40 dollar gift certificate for CSN stores. YIPPEE!! Please pop in and visit her. She designs DARLING free images for you to use. They are SO cute!!

Next I also want to thank Cindy here at http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com/
she sent me such a lovely RAK. A tag that says hope, and some darling clips. She is having a giveaway for more of her darling clips until July 15. Please visit, be inspired, and enter.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Beautiful Pillows, and a Beautiful Giver


I love blogging. I have met some incredibly talented and giving women. I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and support. In this sometimes very sad and scary world, you meet people who are caring and giving. I have been fortunate to be on the receiving end of this more than I deserve. One of these is Diane over Petticoat Junction. She holds some lovely giveaways, and I was thrilled to win this pillow. Please stop by and say hello!!! http://petticoatjunction.typepad.com
(I keep trying to insert the link, but the computer keeps winning!!)

Friday, July 9, 2010

FREE Image (Uh'hem) Friday






Okay. I should just rename this free image Saturday. I haven't been home the last two days, trying to finish up at my mom's. I have come to hate boxes, packing, and cleaning! Not to mention I am going through blog withdrawal! It is still going to be a couple more days. Please forgive me for not getting to you sweeties sooner, I still owe messages and packages, and I WILL get back to you! Thank you SO much to everyone for being so kind, and thoughtful during this rough patch. You have really made me feel better.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What Are You Making Wednesday?



I was on a bit of a Scottie dog kick! They are so cute. This pin is similar to the one I wrapped in the cellophane and topped with a vintage black button. I hope you all are staying cool!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Thanks for the Memories





I have had a hard weekend. As some of you know from other posts, it is the end of my second marriage. I am trying to move out of our house into my new place, as well as cleaning out my mom's home.

My two eldest boys are with their dad, and my youngest was to spend the last half with his dad. Needless to say I am a bit down and feeling very melancholy, and yet it gets worse.

My husband (we haven't even filed separation papers yet) brings the girl he is spending the weekend with over to OUR house to pick up my son.*SURPRISE*

They are all staying together with some other friends camping. It goes without saying I have SERIOUS issues with this. My son, his dad, and the girlfriend in the same tent besides.

Well to make a very long, weepy story short, a wonderful RAK package arrived from Elizabeth
Her creations are just wonderful and she is a master story teller. A true gift, that cheered me up when I needed it. It's a darling flamingo that reminds me so of my mom. She hosted a party for her girlfriends usually in July. It was a tropical theme with LOTS of flamingos. So luckily I found the red bracelet (I was making it with Elizabeth in mind) and finished my other "Wednesday" projects, to send to her.

My apologies for the long post. I needed to vent. I'd usually call my mom, and I think every person I know is out of town. Thanks for the listening ear!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

FREE Image Friday (Okay.. Saturday.....Again!!)






Oh man!!! I TOTALLY forgot it was Friday! How does this happen you say, especially when there is all that info right on the computer??!! Right now my days are just running into each other. Too much to do, and lots of it the same.
I had all the pictures ready to go Thursday night, and forgot anyway. Well Enjoy, and if you ever use them in anything, I'd LOVE to see it!! I hope you are having a wonderful and safe weekend!