Saturday, August 25, 2007

Many thanks to Linda aka Craftygardener for this wonderful award. It's my first and it means a lot to me that she thinks I am

deserving of this award. Thank you Linda.


Amy said...

I'm so glad you are back to blogging. I missed you. I spent literally 10 years sorting after my Mom died. The 31st of this month it will be 12 years since she died. She had over 400 penpals all around the world. (before the world became email savvy)She saved every letter, picture, token gift sent to her etc etc....
My Mom was compulsive with hoarding unused stationery, note cards, stamps, greeting cards, envelopes, writing and office supplies. Phew! Sometimes I put things away in a huge tub and said "I just CAN'T DEAL WITH IT NOW!" Then it would sit closed up for months or sometimes years until I could deal with it. My Mom was not an organized person. My brothers didn't understand why I couldn't just toss it ALL in the garbage. I found many old family photos and written family records and other treasures in with the entire mess.
Hang in there. Don't think you have to hurry. Sometimes the sorting process brings pure joy-like you said it was like she was there with you. I felt that too. Comfort. Other times it brings a deep pain in your heart to have to decide what to do with her stuff, how to store it, save it, make the most of it. Be kind to yourself in the long sorting process.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Pat. I just found you through Mary's blog & wanted to wish you a happy belated birthday. Will look forward to getting to know you better through your blog. We have lots in common. Take care & peek at mine when you get a chance.

Angelic Accents

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award!
Thank you for my squash book!!It came in the mail today!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Mozzi said...

Hi there, been a while I know! May even do my own blog sometime?! Well deserved award to a very creative lady.
Wow! The stuff your mum had is amazing, but what wonderful things to have around you of hers, am sure you will do some wonders with them.
Can't wait to see the shop when it is up and running. Love how you have organised your room.

a Bohemian Market said...

Hi Pat:
You are deserving of the Creative award!!!
Take care

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hi Pat,
It's Amy over at FourSistersInACottage. I don't know how to get ahold of you via email so this is my next best route. Is there anyway you can send me your mailing address???
Thank you so much,
Love and Hugs, Amy

Mary said...

Just stopping by to say Hello and have a nice weekend:) Mary