Tuesday, July 31, 2007

And the winners are-----

Okay, I said I would have a surprise and the surprise is I am giving all 3 away. My little nephew picked the names.

And the winners are:

1. Mary from Smash and Crash

2.Laurie from Charming Designs

3. Jackie from Inspiration Creation,

so pick the one you want in the order of winners and Jackie, you get the last one.

Mary and Laurie, please email me at patnal10@bellsouth.net with our mailing info so I can get them out. Congratulations to all and Thank you to everyone who particpated.

Watch for a very special giveaway to celebrate my 58th birthday in August. Since I have never had a surprise birthday party, this giveaway will be a surprise.
Also Brenda had her biopsy today and after the needle aspiration, they removed 2 cysts, but won't know the results for a wee, but the dr. told them he was 99% sure it's benign. She said to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.
If I don't fall asleep, I will return for a very horrible day I had today and let's just say when it rains, it pours, only thing is it poured in my apt. Hugs, Pat

Monday, July 30, 2007

Last day for sign up

Today will be the last day to sign up for the Christmas in July giveaway. There will be a surprise, but not telling till tomorrow when the winner will be picked by my little niece.

Don't forget to sign up for giveaway

Please don't forget to sign up for the giveaway. I have the names from the previous post, so if you haven't signed up, you can do it here. I will be giving one of the squash books in the background away at the end of July---not my Hallmark ornaments-lol. Good luck to everyone who has entered.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Taking a short break

Hi everyone. I just want you all to know that I am taking a short break. I am not too chipper right now and I just need to work on my spirit. I will be back next week with the winner of the squash book. I'll be fine, so don't worry---been there before. Hugs everyone, Pat

Don't forget to sign up for giveaway

Please don't forget to sign up for the giveaway. I have the names from the previous post, so if you haven't signed up, you can do it here. I will be giving one of the squash books in the background away at the end of July---not my Hallmark ornaments-lol. Good luck to everyone who has entered.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

In Loving Memory of a Dear Friend's Husband

It was with great sadness that I found out today that My "adopted" Mum from Australia lost her husband Jim. May the angels comfort her in her time of grief. Sweet Meg, I love you and my heart aches for you. God Bless You, Pat

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Inside of Squash book

Okay, I'm not a blog ho, so I couldn't bring or edit the Christmas giveaway, so here is the inside of the squash book for those who didn't know what it was. It's a 6x6 scrapbook that when opened you can put pictures on both sides and when you close it, it squashes together, hence the term squash. I am calling mine Squashies, since the name Poppie has been taken already.

News about Brenda

Brenda just got back from the doctor and he wanted to do her biopsy, but she goes to Alabama for a long needed vacation, so she asked to wait until she gets back to have it done. She said she feels okay about it and won't think about it while she is resting---she's letting me do the worrying and it's what I do best-lol. I got this really cute sign for the shop, but I wanted to get the one that said "I'm not controlling, I just want things done my way". My bil said he would run us both over with a car if he found us fighting, which we do have disagreements, but we never leave mad at each other, so our relationship is stable. She told me I need to speak up more, so now I always start out by saying---"Don't get mad, but I have to say something" and she listens to what I have to say without getting mad.
So I ask you to continue your prayers until after her vacation and I will let you know as soon as she gets her results back. Thanks so much for everyone's prayers and kindness. She means the world to me and I love so much. We have a standing joke---she's the city mouse and I am the country mouse, but she is trying very hard to change me back to a city mouse.
I have a new addiction---I really had fun making these scrapboxes, so am working on more for the shop. I've been digging in my files and finding things that I have wanted to do and now have the time to do them. I think these will be cute and different with baby print and make a unique shower gift. Might have to make a Christmas one for a giveaway at a later date.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Christmas in July Giveaway

I am now ready for my Christmas in July Giveaway and I hope others take the tag and join in for some fun. I will pick a winner at the end of July, so please post your comments about what Christmas means to you. You may choose from any one of the three. Good luck. If you visit, I will add your blog to my list of favorites.
These are squash scrapbooks and they are ready to just add your photos and embellishments.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

My turn for prayers

Not many visitors here, but I am hoping that I can get some help with prayers. As some of you know, my sister Brenda is my best friend and she is opening a shop soon(bought it) She went for her mammogram and they found 2 cysts that showed calcification, so she sees a doctor on Wednesday. Please keep her in your prayers. We have 3 aunts who had maliganant breast cancer and even though it wasn't our mother, we are still scared. I have what they call hormonal cyst, so I NEVER miss my yearly mammogram.
Brenda has always put her family first and she has done so much for me in the last 7 years that it would take a lifetime to reciprocate. To hear her say it, she says I have done more for her. After Hurricane Katrina, all of her family came to stay with us in our little house with 2 bedrooms and her children commandered our computers and phone lines to save her husbands trucking firm. We are all very close now and I am staying in an apt behind her house, so I will be here for her when she finds out if it's nothing. Thank you so much for any prayers you can say.

8 Random things about me

I have been tagged by Sweet Mary at Isabellas Closet, so here goes with 8 random things about me.

1. I was Most Wittiest Senior girl in high school
2. I was chosen Most Outstanding Student in Home Ec my senior year
3. I abhore dishonesty in people
4. I am addicted to paper crafts
5. I have enough craft supplies to open a shop
6. I have 3 grown children--38,36, and 33 and have been married 36 years-you do the math.
7. I have a very soft heart
8. I hurt when other people hurt.

Now I am supposed to tag 8 people, but I don't know that many bloggers, so these are the ones I visit.

Maryb at mymothersdaugher
Jackie at Inspirationcreation
Pat at myworld byPat
Rita at Childs Play
Paula at Mixed with Sugar
Okay, so I don't get many visitors---anyone want to give me blogger lessons? One of my dearest friends deleted her blog, so I miss her.

Messy desk is a good thing!

Well as you can see from my messy desk, I have been a busy bee. I have been working on squash books for my sister's shop that will be opening soon. I have 58 made already and 3 mini ones. I am hoping to get 100 made by opening, but I have to take a break and work on book thongs. I have over 130 cards made, but have to work on Christmas ones, so you can see why it's hard for me to get here as often as I would like. Wishing you all a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Number One meme

1. Where is your mobile phone? craft table

.2. Relationship? wonderful

3. Your hair? red

4. Work? don't

5. Your sister(s)? Two.

6. Your favorite thing? creating

7. Your dream last night? sad

.8. Your favorite drink? Coffee

.9. Your dream car? convertible

10. The room you're in? bedroom

11. Your shoes? on

12. Your fears? water

13. What do you want to be in 10 years? healthier

14. Who did you hang out with this weekend? family.

15. What are you not good at? baking

16. Muffin? oat

17. Wish list item? Peace.

18. Where you grew up? Louisiana

19. The last thing you did? glued

20. What are you wearing? Teeshirt

21. What are you not wearing? jewelry

22. Your pet? deceased

23. Your computer? On

.24. Your life? Blessed

25. Your mood? Happy

26. Missing? children

.27. What are you thinking about? crafting

28. Your car? new

29. Your kitchen? watermelons

30. Your summer? humid

31. Your favorite color? Red.

32. Last time you laughed? today

33. Last time you cried? Sunday.

34. School? wonderful

35. Love? Yes!

Happy 4th of July

We have a lot to celebrate and I would like to Thank all the troops for my freedom. Be safe and enjoy the 4th. We will be celebrating my grand niece Liberty's birthday. She is turning 4 so it is her grand birthday. I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends. Hugs, Pat