Monday, December 9, 2013

Merry Christmas! November Winner!

Blog Friends I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Thank you for your comments for the November draw!  So many things have happened since I last posted until it seems as though I posted just yesterday.  This Thanksgiving was one of the best I've ever had with family and friends and of course, food.  Yum Yum!

My six year old grandson turned seven, my favorite daughter and husband are celebrating birthdays too.  Yes, regardless of my statement in a previous post, I've been BUSY!  But, I must confess I was not Being Under Satan's Yolk!  Most of my "busy" was for really great stuff and goodwill to most.  Since I believe that Jesus is the reason for the season we always put up a huge sign next to the Christmas tree that reads, 
"Jesus Is The Reason For The Season." 
This sign helps to remind us what we are really celebrating.

Drum Roll Please for our November Winner!  
My grandson picked a winner that wrote the following comment:

"I am not sure what type of motivational comment is required, but I will say that I am inspired and in awe of your talent and your courage.  Your work seems effortless!  Yet, I know creating miniature outfits as meticulous as yours takes a lot of hard work.  My motivational comment is, find something you love to do that is outside of work, outside of caring for loved ones, and outside of any duty or obligation.  Whether it is creating miniatures, or collecting vintage dollhouses or painting or swimming, spend at least one hour a week doing it.  One small hour will make a huge difference in the rest of your week."

The comment written by Neen (please click on her name to view her interesting blog.) was a joy to read as all comments are.  Congratulations Neen!  

November is the last giveaway of the year.  Hope to start giveaways again in February.  Please don't be alarmed, I am doing fine.  Just keep checking back if you have time and leave a comment so that I know you care.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hugs, Love & Prayer,

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Autumn Colors For Thanksgiving Month!

Colorful November 2013 Give Away
Have you ever posted on your blog and as you were posting you got the happy feeling that you love posting and you are going to post three times a week for the rest of your life to say in touch with your wonderful followers?   Well, that happens to me each time I post.  But, real life gets to be so interesting as I participate  in the joys of day to day activities.

  For instance, my four year old grandson just came back from the toy store with Grand Papa with this getup.  He then limbed on the back of my chair and declared that he is a Ninja Turtle ready to  save the world.  From Grandma?  
Ninja Turtle Obsessed
 I really missed a lot while I was ill and catching up, except for the house cleaning, is so much fun.  Just gazing at the beauty of Autumn leaves with a view of tall mountains with gray and white clouds hanging over them encourages me to make a joyful noise.   Although, I must say that I haven't gone mountain climbing but only once since I had my incident with The Boulder.

This month, my blog friends, for November Give Away, I offer to you this very colorful beautiful dressed mannequin, accompanied by shawl/wrap in the same color trimmed with faux fur.  I don't know why my little voice in insisted on making a blue purse as an accent,  but let's go with it anyway.  Personally, I think it looks really cute.  
Resist the cold with this warm wrap.

Thanks again to all of you for leaving your wonderful comments.  I read each of them with passion over and over again.  Thank you for praying for me and one another.  Coping with adversity is usually difficult and adversity is going to touch most of us at some point  but, we just need to roll with it and try to stay sane during the ride and at the end, kiss the "ground."  If you believe in God, please thank Him too. 

Welcome to all new followers.  It makes me smile when I see the number of friends increase and also makes me work harder and happier to bring you the best I can of what I do.  Thank you for following.

In order to enter the draw for the November give away:
              1.  Leave a movitvational comment on this post only.
              2.  Be a follower of my blog.
              3.  Enter by the deadline.
Deadline is Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time.  Winner will be posted the following week.

Keeping with the Autumn color scene, this is really a beautiful dress.  The silk velvet is hand dyed by the lovely ladies at Vegas Airs from Las Vegas, Nevada.  They do wonders to silk fabrics that work well with miniature creations.  I discovered them at a local miniature show.  Some of my work can be viewed on their website.

Some of my inspirational fabrics from VegasAirs.

Please check back for the December Give Away coming soon.

Hugs, Love and Kisses,

Thursday, November 7, 2013

October Winner 2013 Winner!

Hello to my favorite Blog friends!  We have a winner for October and her name is Ilona!  Roberta, a friend of Ilona is a very shy birdie elf.  She is a couple of  hundred years old and currently lives in The Netherlands and helps out in the house of a very old man.  Although camera shy, she is brave enough to announce into her little microphone the winning comment.   If you listen closely you may be able to hear her.  If not, here it is in writing:  

"Felma, your Halloween scene is beautiful. Your Halloween give away is soooo colorful, I really love bright colors and your dress is gorgeous. The painting of your daughter is wonderful, it fits good in this scene, thank you for sharing.

I would love to participate in your generous give away, so please, count me in. I'll put the link on my blog.
I wish you a good October month :D!
Hugs, Ilona"

Thank you Roberta! You did a great job of announcing.  Please don't be shy.  Let's all give Roberta a big hand of applause.

Now you will certainly want to know more about Roberto and Ilona by visiting  MiniMumLoon  for an inspiring treat.  Ilona is a great multi-talented artist. 

Thank you to all of you who entered this give away.  I love the comments and followers of my blog.  Thank you to all new followers.  You know I really wish everyone could win, but if you see a give away that you are interested in please go for it and you may be the next winner.

Speaking of the next winner, November giveaway is coming soon and I need to finish it before November ends!  October was so much fun celebrating Birthdays including my youngest grandson's which was the most fun of all.  Also, we were fortunate enough to have him stay with us for a few days while his parents were out of town.  Where did October go?  Does anyone know?

My health is great and I am very happy to be healed and there are so many minis in my life that I can't stop going.   Going through my stash, making minis for eBay,  playing with my grandsons and the good fortunes of every day life.  Thank you God for your healing.  Thank you friends for your prayers.

Hope to see you soon for the Novermber give away.  Please keep the comments coming.  You know I love comments so lets give Ilona a congratulations on her win.

Happy Thanksgiving Month!  We have a lot to be Thankful for.   At the top of my list is that My Favorite Daughter is alive after last week when someone opened fire and fatally shot one person and wounded several others at her place of employement.  I pray along with you that this world becomes a better place for all.  

Hugs, Prayers and Love,

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Colorful October 29, 2013 Give Away!

September comments were so inspiring that I kept reading them over and over wishing everyone could win! Thank you so much for the inspiring comments and the winner wrote this one:

"Hello Felma,  Once again you have outdid yourself.  Both items are gorgeous and sure would look good in a bridal shop that I am making.  To all of those that are battling with any type of cancer, my heart and prayers go out to each and every one.  May God bless.  Many hugs and kisses to you all.  Conny."

 Congratulations Conny on your win!!!
  Please click here to view Conny's lovely blogs.  I am praying that you feel better soon Conny so you can make sexy Lucille some undies.  Ha Ha.  Glad you are feeling better.  

THANK YOU everyone for following my blog and to all new followers a warm welcome.  Thanks for announcing my give away on your blog.   

 All you have to do for a chance to win this colorful October give away is be a follower of my blog and leave a motivational comment on this post only by the deadline of Tuesday, October 29, 2013,  5:00PM PDT.  Your comment will be put in my lucky hat and drawn by my grandson.  Winner announced the following week.

My favorite daughter painted the picture of flowers in water color and this one is on matte photo paper.  I like it but she is glad she has a day job.  Please don't be surprised if other mini things show up in your box of winnings.   Happy October!

Hugs, Kisses, Love and Prayers,
A Survivor
May God Continue To Bless All Of You

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 2013 Year's Best Give Away!

Ending October 12, 2013
Hello everyone!  September's Give Away will end in October because I have been enjoying life playing with my dollhouse minis, even making minis for eBay.  And enjoyed the last day of Summer with my mini grandsons at the County Fair! Loved it.  I am so happy you didn't forget about me because you knew that I was going to eventually make this dress for a lucky winner.

    Included in this give away is a gorgeous dressed mannequin with matching hat and purse as seen in the picture.  Mannequin is five inches tall and will look great in various scenes like the one I made in the picture.  Dress shop window?  Looks great!

To give everyone interested in this give away a fair chance to enter, deadline is Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 8:00 PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time.  The lucky winner will be announced the following week.

This give away ends October 12, 2013
To enter for a chance to win is easy:  Be a follower of my Blog and leave an inspirational comment on this post only by the end date and time.

Thank you to all New Followers for joining and leaving comments.  I love comments.  Don't give up on winning!  Keep leaving those good comments.  Don't forget to come back soon to see if the  October give away has been posted.  

  "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galations 6:9 NIV

October is Breast Cancer Month.  Lets make an effort to do something good for a survivor.

Hugs, Love and Prayer to All,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Drum Roll Please To Our August Winner!

August Give Away Ended
So August is already gone and the winner is ready to be announced!  I am feeling great and making miniatures.  It feels good to be "small minded" again and concern myself with minis instead of pain.  Thank God.  Thanks to all of you for your much needed prayers.  Blog friends are really wonderful!

Thanks to all followers and a special thank you to new followers.

Drum Roll Please for our August Winner:

Winning Comment: 

"me alegro mucho de tus resultados m├ędicos, espero que todo siga bien"

"I'm glad your medical results, I hope that all goes well"

        Congratulations to our lucky winner Carmen!

Carmen has a beautiful Blog.  Please click on her name and take a look. 

Thank you Carmen for leaving your lovely inspiring comment. 

It has all gone well.

September giveaway is coming soon. Please check back.

It was a fun draw and thanks to all of you for entering and leaving healing comments.  I am healed!  I am healed!  And I am Healed!

Love Hugs to all!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Drum Roll Please For July 2013 Winner

Beautiful Beach Scene by Chris at Cape Cod.  Empty chair reserved for me.

 Chris P's Minis And More  Congratulations to the winner of the Christmas in July dress.  Chris has a beautiful blog.  Her lovely  scenes reveal that she is a true miniature artist who loves her work and loves to share.  Please visit her blogspot by clicking on the link above.
Why not travel during the summer months.  Now we are on a beach in Florida.
Thank you Chris for entering the draw and by leaving your uplifting comment.  My three year old pulled your name out of the hat and tried to read it but he can't read yet.  I am always excited to see who the winner is!  Thanks to all of you who entered.  As usual I wish everyone could win.  
I feel like working again.  I just made this lovely dress for eBay.

Welcome to all new followers and as always thanks to all of you for reading my blog and becoming a follower.

Your prayers have helped my healing and I say THANK YOU!  This crazy pain has been so much better over the last few days after asking God to heal me.  He has done it before and I know He healed me again.  I believe a mere human body cannot go from 0-85% pain free within a few minuates without devine healing.  He did it for me and He will do it for you.  Please e-mail me privately with your request for prayers or questions regarding God and healing. 

I praise God that He brought me back from a mighty scary place.  
Hugs, Love and Prayer 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Going To Fight For My Life! August Give Away!

Thank you for your wonderful prayers.
 It was a horribly dark place that I went to after my doctor's news that this new pain could be several things including cancer, kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis, my immune system  attacking itself, etc. etc. etc.

 Did I think about God after this news?  No!  I freaked out!  I freaked out because for 13 years I've fought with all my heart, mind, soul and body and welcomed any news that was afflicting to show that I could keep my head up, keep the faith and fight cancer! Tons of pain resulting from a teeny weeny cancer.  Every joint, ligament, muscle and everything else in my body has enjoyed it's months and years in the spotlight of pain.  Now it is oveerrrrr!  I need to get back to my miniatures.
August Give Away is a lovely Dressed Mannequin
When I turned 64 a few months ago, it seems as though all those bones and muscles, etc... got together and said, "Let's have an old folk party and Celebrate!  Arthur, will you lead the Celebration please?." They planned their celebration without even thinking about what affect it would have on me, my family and friends.  Call the police!  Whatever!  Just stop the party.  I called on God instead and this week I am so much better.  Thank you 
God.  Thank you very much.

Thank you too for your prayers.  You know that Satan or better known as the 'Devil' will try to keep us very busy to make us do some crazy things.  Such as thinking about closing a Blog that really makes me happy, or pouring my heart out to you to join my pity party.  Or clouding my Spirit so I couldn't see God when the storms of life were raging last week.  I'm so happy that I had the sense to come to my senses. 

 Someone cleaver even came up with this:

B U S Y  stands for Being Under Satan's Yoke

Well, according to my favorite daughter and son, the mother and father of my favorite grandsons, I really need to go back and read my own Blog posts which are meant to be very encouraging and a great testimony of my faith in what God has done for me including life changing Miracles.  They told me to start with my "About Me" page.  I did.  I couldn't believe it was me writing about how I started my Blog with my "Journey to come out of the closet and celebrate life after breast cancer."  Somewhere along my journey I guess I got a little BUSY! 

He replied, "Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you."  Matthew 17:20 NIV  Please click on the link and read the entire context of this Scripture.  It may help refresh your memory too if you are getting a little busy. 

One of my favorite Scriptures:  I have hidden your word in my heart so that I may not sin against you.  Psalm 119:11 Niv  Somewhere along my journey when I was a little BUSY maybe Satan gave one of his little helpers an eraser because how could I ever forget this Scripture that has helped sustain me since my awful bout with cancer:  They that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not be faint.  Isaiah 40:31.  OK, so I felt a little faint. Forgive me.  I guess that is why my favorite daughter and son gave me the shirt I have on in the picture that reads, "Forgiven."  None of us are free from sin, but we must know why Jesus died on the cross to pay our sin debt in full.  All we have to do is pray and not let the devil in to steal our joy.

Today's verse of the day on Bible Gateway's website gives this example of  faith in action:

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.  Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Today after starting this post I received my doctor's report (my husband went and got it):  Tests, including X-Rays are all within the normal range!   Further testing will be scheduled.  Thank you Lord God!  Oh sure, I still have pain and I am ready and looking forward to what God has in store for me. No matter what.  I still believe in Miracles.

 August Give Away is early, but my heart is full and I need to give something away and I am not fishing for comments.  I love comments but my fishing days are over.  

Speaking of fishing; My six year old grandson went fishing for the first time.  He hooked a foot long bass.  Child against fish!  He finally brought the fish in and landed it on the ground and when the  fish started flapping about my grandson took off running like crazy.  Although he knows God, I think he freaked out.  But, when he had time to think about God and faith, the fishermen were able to coax him back to take a picture.  What the heck.  My grandson, a born vegeterian, probably insisted on sending the fish back to where it came from.  Oh my goodness!  A new lesson;  Next time pain scares me into running like crazy I am going to send it back where it came from too.  Hallelujah!

   I want to thank all of you for joining and following my blog.  Welcome to all new followers. 

This little grandson with Grandma's sunglasses on insists on taking the easy ride and doesn't want to go down to the lake to fish.  The only bear he wants to see is in his lap. 

To win the dress for August:  Be a follower of my Blog.  Leave an inspirational comment on this post only by 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time on Monday, August 26, 2013.  Winner will be drawn  from lucky hat by grandson in the above picture and announced the following week.  Who knows?  My heart may get full again and  want to host another give away like the one in the picture below won by Marisa  from last month for being the first to identify the winning comment: 
Second Chance Give Away for June won by Marisa
By writing this long post, I know I am sending love and warm wishes out to the Universe and I feel love and warm wishes coming back in return.  May God continue to Bless all of you.  There is a God and He is real.  Yes, I am back.  Hugs to all.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Christmas In July 2013 Give Away!

Christmas in July Give Away
Gorgeous?  Maybe subconsciously I was thinking about a Christmas in July miracle.  Mannequin is an adult collectible, stands five inches tall.  Signed by me.

I was going to close my Blog due to new health issues that were discovered when I visited my doctor on Tuesday.  I told my doctor that I am tired of fighting and wants to just give up because I have prayed and prayed for healing and instead of getting better I am getting worse.  My doctor got right in my face almost nose to nose and shouted, "Fight!  God is not ready for you yet."  He also said other encouraging words for me to think about.  So, afterwards, I felt much better and decided to finish the July give away and post instead of close.  God is good!

Thanks to Ruth at Miniature Maven Diaries for her great Blog sharing her thoughts about how she is dealing with her health issues.  Ruth is the winner of the wedding dress for June.  Please take a look at her lovely Blog and read the most amazing posts and comments.  Ruth, we are praying for you.  You are an inspiration.

Comments.  I love them.  All you have to do for a chance to win this give away is be a follower of my Blog and leave an inspirational comment on this post only by the end date of  Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.  Winner will be drawn from my lucky hat by my miniature loving three year old grandson to be announced the following week.

Thank you to all new followers along with all followers for joining my blog and leaving comments. Encouraging comments really do keep me going.  Do you like the little scene I used to showcase my give away?  Clowning around?

Hugs, Love and Prayer to All,

Friday, July 5, 2013

First Mystery Winner June 2013!

My grandson pulled the winner out of the winner's hat and I was excited to read her Blog which reminded me of "the good old days" when I discovered Dollhouse Miniatures almost 20 years ago.   

Mystery Winner of June 2013 give away made the following comment: 

  "I'd LOVE to win this gorgeous dress!  I'll put a picture and link in my blog sidebar."

Mystery Winner, please contact me within 3 business days to claim your prize.

The first Follower of my Blog to comment identifying the Mystery Winner's comment by winner's Blog name  (excluding the Mystery Winner) will receive a mystery prize.  

Yes, as you probably already suspected, I love your comments and will go to great lengths in hopes of getting one more comment to add to my Comment Collection Box.   Thanks to all of you for Following my Blog and leaving wonderful motivational and encouraging comments.  A HUGE welcome to all new Followers!  

Gorgeous July 2013 Give Away.  Please stay "posted".  Hint:  It may or may not be a mannequin.

Love, Hugs and Prayer,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wedding Dress For June Give Away!

A ton of wonderful things are happening in June including real life Weddings and my Wedding Anniversary, therefore I apologize for the short notice for this give away.  Deadline is Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time. 

This simple beautifully unique wedding dress includes an unusual lovely veil and was fun to make while thinking about the lucky winner.  Actually looks better with the naked eye.  Porcelain mannequin is five inches tall dressed in silk topped with lace. 

Want a chance to win this beauty?  Please leave a positive comment on this post only by the deadline and be a follower of my blog.  The winner will be drawn from my lucky hat and announced the following week...If you are the winner please contact me with your mailing information.

My prayer is that all of you will enjoy a great summer.  So many awful things are happening all around the world, but God is great.  I am enjoying my mini world.  My miniatures are a Blessing for meditating on the good things in life.  

Also, having my six year old grandson visit during
 the summer gives me great joy.  Today we went to practice his golf swing and he is really quite good just like his mother (my favorite daughter).  It was a beautiful day and I had my three year old practicing too.  He will be good real soon.  Afterwards, we played with their miniatures and my miniatures.

Thanks again for all of your comments.  I love comments and I love my blog friends.  Welcome to all new friends!

Thanks again to my blog friend Drora for her lovely winning comment and the lovely things she said about me after receiving May give away.  Please visit her blog to see the beautiful flowers she created with the flowers I sent along.  And don't be surprised if you find some cuties in your winning package too.

Lots Of Hugs To All,

Friday, May 17, 2013

May Giveaway Winner!

May 2013 Giveaway

Thanks to all of you for your help in selecting a giveaway for May.  Another fun day with my grandson picking the winner.  Of course, the mannequin won by an overwhelming majority. 

The winning comment:

"Congratulations Faby!


  Thank you Felma for another beautiful giveaway."   

Let's all give a warm congratulations to our lucky winner Drora!  Congratulations and Happy Birthday Drora!  
Drora's Lovely Birthday Giveaway June 4, 2013

My giveaway for June will also be something lovely.  What is it?  A surprise!

Again, thanks to all of you for following and commenting.  A warm welcome to all new followers.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April"s Winner Winning Comment!

A very Happy Draw with my three year old grandson.  He loves the Drum Roll when picking the winner and so do I. 

 The winning comment:  

"Joyce's trunks are fantastic.  Thanks for another wonderful giveaway.  This suit is adorable.  Please, count me in.  I put the link on my blog.
Bye, Faby"

Congratulations to our friend  Faby ! 

Never can leave without saying Thank You to everyone for the lovely comments and for following my blog.  A warm Welcome to new followers.

After a year of giveaways, I need your help to make a selection.  If you are interested in winning the lovely May giveaway,  I need a vote from those of you following my blog.  Please vote for one of two choices by leaving a comment on this post only that reads something like this:

                       "Congratulations Faby!  Mannequin."
                        "Congratulations Faby! Hanger."

Your comment must be left by 9:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Thursday, May 9, 2013.  Winner will be announced the following week.  Pictures coming soon.

Happy Mother's Day to amazingly wonderful Mothers!!!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Joyce Bernard Miniatures Featured! April Give A Way!

My dear friend Joyce Bernard, also known as "THE TRUNK LADY" for her Themed Trunks is now selling her one of a kind trunks and other signature miniatures on Etsy.  Please take a look.

When I first met Joyce years ago at a Miniature Club I was hungry for information and struggling to find my way in a hobby that I had fallen in love with.  The club was designing a wired Building.  I was so lost because I joined the club just after the wiring project.  Joyce sensed my distress and offered to come to my home the next week and teach me all about wiring. 
This is not the building we wired.  
The beginning of our long term relationship began on that day and although Joyce moved to another state a few years ago our friendship remains the same.   
Joyce and I met at least once a week and worked on miniatures.  She was usually the teacher and I the student.  When Joyce sold my miniature drapes at a show in Northern California, it was the beginning of the excitement I feel when I sell on eBay and the thrill I get when someone comments and wins one of my give aways.
When it finally hit me that God had blessed me with one of the finest teachers of miniatures, I happily soaked up all the information that Joyce freely shared with me.  She never told me how sought after she was for her trunks.  I found out on my own.  Sort of like when you discover the Holy Spirit.  It is there for you to tap into it's power.  You just have to find out about it and when you do, you just want to soak up all the information that you can so that when you are faced with road blocks in your life, help is there for you based on what you have learned.  Amazing.

Hats, purses, dresses, underwear, trunks and you name it, Joyce and I made it in mini.  Those were the good old days.
These trunks are the best in the world.  Although she makes most items in her filled trunks, she has searched world wide to locate the finest leather and fabrics.  She also sells unfilled trunks.

Yes, Joyce taught me how to make these too!

April Give Away was made with Joyce in mind.  

To enter:  Be a follower of my blog and leave a positive comment on this post only by Monday, April 29, 2013 before 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight time.  Although not a requirement, it will be appreciated if you post a picture of one of Joyce's trunks on your blog along with my give away.  Thanks.
Thanks to all of my new followers and special thanks to all of you that have been with me from the very beginning.  I love comments and yours have made my day on many days. 

May God Bless all of you!  

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Congratulations March Winner!

This past Easter weekend was one of the best in my life.  Celebrated with my Favorite Daughter and her family and my grandsons were thrilled to come home with Grandma.  We are celebrating my birthday this week along with 13 years of surviving.  God is good.

 Winning comment:

                                     "Beautiful work!:)"   

Drum Roll Please!  Congratulations to Linda, our March winner!  I really loved all the comments and as usual, I wish everyone could win. Maybe someday you will.  April's give away will be posted soon.  

Please click on Linda's name above to view her interesting blog.  

Thanks to all of you for following.  A warm welcome to new followers.   There are so many creative blogs to read and follow and I thank you for taking the time to follow. 

Hugs and Love To All!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Free For March! Miniature Dress Give Away!

I cannot let March pass without giving away one of the dresses I asked you to check back for.  I made this real beauty that reflects the happiness I feel;  the blackness (blouse) of death has lifted and I see a really bright future (skirt) embraced with shinning stars of goodness (faux diamond buttons).  

Thank you and welcome all Followers for reading my blog and leaving such wonderful motivating comments.  One winner's comment will be drawn from my lucky hat.

To enter:
          1)  Follow my blog.
          2)  Leave a positive comment on this post only by the deadline.
          3) Contact me with mailing information when your comment is posted on my blog.

Deadline is Thursday March 28th, 2013 at 3.00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.  Winner will be posted the following week.  
                         Happy Easter! 

                     Happy Birthday Felma!
Love and hugs to all, 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Winner! February Give A Way!

February Winner Announced!
Congratulations!  Our February winner left the following comment:  

"Oh dear! Sending out tons of warm and happy thoughts to you!!  Nothing lasts forever, not even the bad times!!  I would love to be a part of this generous  give away, your work is very beautiful!!  I am a follower and will put a link up on my blog.  Love & care, Jannet."  Please click here: Jannet to view her beautiful blog.

As always, I want to thank all of you for 

becoming a follower of my blog and for 

your encouraging comments.  

I am doing so much better now with my

health issues and will be posting our 

March give away soon.

Hugs to all.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

These Blood Clots Are Annoying! Will I Live Or Kick The Bucket? God Knows!

February 2013 Give A Way

Special thanks to all of you  for sending your messages of concern regarding my long absence.  Thank you to old and new followers for your support in reading my blog and leaving comments.  I am grateful.

Blood Clots were on the loose in my leg a few days after this picture was taken in my Brother's driveway.  Cute car.
 My sister-in law passed away.  My trip to honor her journey to heaven took three hours by air and three hours by car to my brother's home in the beautiful small country town where I grew up.  I had the opportunity reunite with family and friends that I had not seen for decades. 

The pain in my calf was awesome!  I self-diagnosed  using GOOGLE.  But, please don't try this at home.  LOL.  In the emergency room, I told the doctor,   "I have a DVT (deep vein thrombosis)."  He asked me, "How do you know you have a blood  clot, young lady?"  I proceeded to tell him "My Clot Story"  from 10 years ago.  I was immediately sent for CT scan and the little critters showed up. 

"Will the clots cause me to kick the bucket?"  I actually have a 10 year old "umbrella" in my vein to block the clots from the most important places they like to go like the heart, lungs and brain.  Maybe it still works and maybe it doesn't.  Google: "economy class syndrome" (ECS).  The information may help you and others during your travels. 

Sitting here writing my blog post and feeling great!  Mostly because my grandsons spent the weekend with me and we had soooo much fun.  And that I am making a connection with you.  And that my husband gave me a new Mercedes-Benz to help ease my pain.  Yes, it did help.  And that God may be giving me another chance to enjoy my life here on earth helping others.  

My favorite daughter knows how much I care about my Blog Friends, and she will post to let you know if I kick the bucket.  

How to enter drawing for February Give A Way:

Be a follower of my blog AND leave a positive comment on THIS POST ONLY before the deadline of Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time.  One winner will be drawn and posted the following week.  If you are the lucky winner you must contact me within seven days to claim your prize.  Dress is 4 inches tall.

Prayer Request:  Please pray for strength for me as I recover and for my dear cousin, a cancer survivor like me, whose husband of 44 years passed away.  The other night they were laughing and talking in bed as usual before going to sleep when he suddenly just died.  I will be attending his funeral tomorrow.