Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lost My Wallet On Flight To Chicago! Tons of Miracles During My Stay!

After experiencing tons of miracles during the last few days and getting tons of ideas at the Chicago show, I made this dress especially for one of you to win;  Mother's Day give a-way.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a positive comment on this post only!  This is short notice, but great.  Your name will be put into a hat and drawn on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 11:00PM Pacific Standard Time.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  This is a lovely dress!  Miracle.

Chicago International Miniature Show was the best miniature show I've ever seen!  Miniature Artists and collectors from all over the world!  I had the best time and met lots of new friends.  Also met the Editor of American Miniaturist Magazine, Traci, the one that I've been exchanging e-mails with and sending pictures to during the past two months for the June issue. Miracle.  Get your copy of the June issue to see more of my Bridal Gowns and a tutorial on how to make one.  After June you can order your own back issue.  The tutorial is very easy.  I gave a class to two of my friends in Chicago to test the tutorial and they made beautiful gowns.  You just need the mannequin, fabric, lace and really nice trim.  If you don't have a source for mannequins like the ones I use, during the month of May I will list some for auction on eBay.  The mannequin if fully porcelain and stands five inches tall.  I will have ten to fifteen for auction.  Bid starting at $6.00 + shipping in U.S. currency.

Lost my wallet on flight to Chicago!  Miracles do happen.  Cancelled my bank card that held the funds I saved especially for Chicago and immediately after cancelling, my favorite daughter called to say a Flight Attendant found it.  A miracle.  God is soooo great!  The plane had landed near my home and my husband picked up my and I had my driver's license the next day.  Miracle.  I was a real person again with identification, but without most of the money I had saved especially for Chicago.  A miracle.  My traveling buddy and friend offered to pay for everything, including miniatures, hotel and food!  I spent less money than I had planned! We kept a tab and when we got home I mailed her a check! A miracle.  Great to have great friends.

More about Chicago later.  I must post this so you can start your comments to get your name in the hat.  Thanks again to all of you for positive comments, e-mails, phone calls, birthday cards, prayers and I love you all.  It is good to be back home safely to my wonderful husband who had done a makeover of my workshop while I was gone.  Miracle!


Vall said...

Wow what a miracle, lucky you! Can't wait to read about your experience in Chicago.
I would love to participate in your mothersday giveaway. But when I wint it, i won't keep it for myself (ofcourse I would like to keep it for myself, but mothersday is day of giving, loving and sharing, so i would it give to my mother and I am sure she will love the dress.
Hugs, Vall
Vanilla Miniatures

Ruth said...

A woman who loves God, miniatures, and your grandkids - I don't think I could like you more!! I love your work and love to read your posts! I follow you on my Google reader. And I love, love your work. Thanks for a chance to enter!!!!

Ruth in Texas

Drora's minimundo said...

This is an example that miracles do happen. What an adventure! Please count me in for your gorgeous giveaway and I'll pray for a miracle to win it. I'll put your link on my blog.
Thank you for the chance and hugs, Drora

Unknown said...

I wish I could come to Chicago. Unfortunately it is too far away. Since I have two kids, so I am a mother, I would like to participate in your wonderful giveaway. Please count me in.
Hugs from Craftland

Fabiola said...

This is a masterpice! You're an artist.
Thanks for this giveaway; you're very generous.
I put the link on my blog.
Bye Faby

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Felma it's sooo beautiful!!!! Thank you for the offer! wow miracles after miracles!! How awesome is our God who blesses you with a wonderful a friend and a hubby who did you a work room make over Praises for the abundant goodness of the Lord!

Ascension said...

Felicidades porque toda esta semana ha sido milagrosa, seguro que te mereces esa suerte.
Me encantaria participar en tu sorteo, espero que la suerte me visite jeje
Subo el aviso a mi blog.
besitos ascension

Plushpussycat said...

Wow!!! What a gorgeous dress, Felma! I would love to win this for my mini Lovers Cottage (honeymoon cottage)! It is sooooo lovely, it's hard to take my eyes off of it! It is truly elegant. Thank you for including me in your beautiful giveaway!

Congrats on your trip to Chicago and all of your beautiful miracles. You are one fortunate lady with so much to be grateful for (as we all are ;-))! I can't wait to see the outcome of your wonderful giveaways!!! :-) Jennifer

Rosamargarita said...

Que historia tan increíble! pero no me extraña que te sucedan cosas buenas :) asistir a una feria es una experiencia maravillosa, me alegro que la disfrutaras.
Tu vestido es otra maravilla! Puedo participar pr favor?
Lo anuncio en mi blog
Un abrazo

Deb Laue said...

Felma, What a miracle story. I'm so glad you found your wallet and didn't have to go through all the hassel of cancelling and reissuing every form of id.

Your dress is lovely as ever

carmen said...

me gustaría mucho participar...voy a anunciarlo en mi blog

Ana said...

Felma, es una historia fantástica e increible, como tus vestidos, por favor cuenta conmigo para tu sorteo gracias, besos Ana (mucuy)

julia said...

Felma no conocía tu blog, me encanta y es entretenido.
Haces verdaderas preciosidades de bestidos y tienes un nieto muy guapo!!!
Por favor cuenta conmigo para ese sorteo, si llegué a tiempo claro.
Mil besos...Julia.

NarinaNäpertää said...

This is truly a masterpiece!
What an artist you are!
Thanks for this giveaway; you're so generous.
Hope you count me in too (^^)

I'll put the link on my blog.

MiniHugs, Irina

malu2 said...

Hola Felma!! que bonitos son tus vestidos!! me gustaría participar!!! Besos.

Melli Hobby said...

What a miracle strory. I´m gad to hear you´ve found your purse again.
The dress is so fantastic. I would like to participate in your wonderful giveaway.
I put the link on my blog.

Norma said...

Dios está contigo haciendo esos milagros.
Puedo participar en el sorteo? Gracias. Lo anuncio en mi blog
Norma de México

Tasha said...

Love the testimony! God is so amazing to know exactly what we need, before we need it. He is so good.

My Journey To Celebrating Life said...

Sí, su nombre es ahora en el sombrero. Gracias por comentar este blog. Felma

Lida said...

Well I try again, because I love this beauty also, it will be fantastic in my dollhouse that my DH is making and that is almost ready to be dressed! Wish everyone that is participating good luck and hope that I will be the luckiest!
Greetings from Holland

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful dress! You are truly talented.

What great news that your wallet was located and returned. Also, that your mini friend was nice enough to front you some money so you could enjoy your trip. Aren't friends great?!


cristina said...

adorable por favor cuenta conmigo y gracias por la oportunidad

miniaturista said...

Realmente es un milagro en los tiempos que corren que te entreguen una cartera perdida, me alegro mucho.
Tienes muy biunos amigos que se ofrcen a todo por hacerte felìz, y eso es un tesoro.
Tu vestido de novia es precioso, me encantará participar y que metas mi nombre en el sombrero,
UN abrazo

Anonymous said...

Soy tu seguidora 111 ,asi que tras conocer tu blog y ser un numero tan curioso espero que la suerte me sonria con tus impresionantes trabajos.gracias por la oportunidad de participar,y por tu generosidad.No tengo blog,mi correo

aristacrina said...

Your story is very touching. I am absolutely amazed at the talent you have. I would love to participate in this amazing giveaway. Thank you.