Friday, July 25, 2014

A Give Away Is Here! Thank You For Your Patience During My Time Of Grief!

"knotty" Ends August 7, 2014
Cute purse matches dress.
My dear friends, another Give Away is here.  Thank you for your patience, prayers and love during my time of grief and my absence from Blogging.  The sudden death of my sister went straight to my heart and paralyzed me with grief.  

My last post I shared with you the sudden death of my husband's brother. A month later my dear sister "Sis" didn't wake up in the morning.  She was excited and looking forward to receiving her copy of American Miniaturist magazine's June Issue to see what I had made.  She went to Heaven the day I mailed her the magazine. 

The first picture at top of page was taken from June 2014 issue of American Miniaturist Magazine.  It is a great magazine and has a great Editor, Auralea Krieger, who does a wonderful job!  Thank you Auralea.  The magazine has talented artists and lots of projects for you to enjoy.
Dresses above are just lovely.  Picture taken before sending dresses to the magazine.
The next give away is to offer one of my 302 followers a chance to win a dress because I feel honored to have you following my blog. 
"Hearts To You" Give Away August 7, 2014
To enter to win one of these lovely dresses, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog, leave an inspirational comment on this post only by the deadline of August 7, 2014 before 3:00PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time.  The lucky winner's comment will be drawn from my lucky hat and will be posted the following week.  Good Luck!

As always, welcome new followers and to all my followers my heart is always open and I love to hear from you by e-mail and comments for sure! 

I love giving and your comments encourage me to cheerfully give what is in my heart and this means also that if you have nothing in your heart to give, that is ok too.
"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."  2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV
I am a cheerful giver!

Hugs and love to all,


Kikka N said...

Hi Felma! I am so sorry for your loss! Please have my sympaties!
It takes quite much time to recover into daily life..
Your giveaway is wonderful as always.
Warm Hugs

Giac said...

Hello Felma,
I am very sad to hear about all the loss you have suffered! You are in my thoughts and I wish you all the strength and love you need. Congratulations on the beautiful magazine article. Your giveaway is beautiful, but please don't count me in as it is not the right period for my miniature house...I'd rather it go to someone who can showcase it appropriately.
Big hug,

Fabiola said...

I really like your dress. You're a fantastic seamstress and a generous lady.
Please, count me in. I put a link on my blog.

carmen said...

estoy segura de que tu hermana está feliz mirando esa revista que le enviaste, allá donde esté gustaría participar en el sorteo ...

Chris P's Minis and More said...

Oh Felma I am so sorry I didn't know. It's so hard to loose someone you love so unexpectedly!! My condolences to you dear sister and know that the Lord is near the brokenhearted!! ((warm hugs)) your dresses are soooo beautiful TY for the wonderful offer in time of mourning, may your heat be lightened by His comfort!

Maria Ireland said...

I am very sorry for your loss I lost my dear Father in-law a few weeks ago.My sincere condolence to you and your family. Your dress is gorgeous please count me in your wonderful giveaway.
Hugs Maria

Anonymous said...

Hola Felma, me siento muy triste al leer su post, siento mucho sus perdidas, seguro que su hermana estara leyendo la revista muy contenta y feliz... otras dos estrellas han subido al cielo! animos, me encantaria participar en su sorteo, lo pongo en mi blog, un beso muy fuerte.

NarinaNäpertää said...

I am so sorry for your loss!You are in my thoughts and I wish you all the strength and love you need..

I read the issue - and got I got inspired by your nightgown article and tried some of my own versions because of it :)

As always, your draw in wonderful and I'd love to enter in it - hope you'll count me in.
Hugs, Irina

Star said...

I am so sorry to hear about your lose. I am inspired by your work and strength. Just remember when the sun goes down the stars come out, it may be cloudy now but it doesn't rain forever, and learn to dance in the rain

Susan@minicrochetmad said...

What a terrible time of loss for you and all of your family. I'm glad you have faith to comfort you. Prayers for peace in your heart.

Unknown said...

so sorry, it is very hard when you lose a family member, be kind to yourself and allow yourself to grieve, my prayers go out to you and your family, take care, would love to be part of your give a way, xx

Unknown said...

so sorry for your loss,be kind to yourself, my prayers are with you and your family x I would love to be included in your give a way, have put a link on my blog

Hannah said...

Congratulations for getting published! I don't have any American magazines, but it looks like a great magazine! And your dresses are wonderful as always!! And congratulations to all your followers, well deserved =) You are one cheerful giver for sure!! And a great inspiration and source of joy!

I'm so sorry for you loss! take all the time you need to grief! Hope you, like me, find making miniatures a great way to deal with life and thought times.
I'm the kind of person who needs to be reminded to give thanks, and see the bigger picture and to be more cheerful, and reading your blog is a great way for me to do that!
God bless you (and your family) and I wish you a good summer and great memories of your Sister.

Brini said...

Sorry to read about the passing of your sister. I'm sure it was very difficult time for you and your family but God is in your corner so you are ok. Congratulations on being published and I glad your back.

Unknown said...

ciao Felma, mi dispiace che tu abbia trascorso momenti molto tristi. Complimenti invece per la pubblicazione, devi esserne molto soddisfatta. i tuoi abiti sono sempre meravigliosi e partecipo volentieri al tuo giveaway con molto piacere.
Un caro abbraccio.Manu

Angeles Sanchez said...

Hola Felma, siento lo de tu hermana pero seguro que Dios la tendrá en un sitio mejor.Yo ya tengo la revista,me hice suscriptora en cuanto tu la anunciaste y es muy buena. Me gustaría mucho participar para tener un vestido tullo, soy una seguidora incondicional de tus vestidos. Lo pongo en mi blog.
Besos y animo

Plushpussycat said...

Dear Felma, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers your way during this difficult time. You've made another gorgeous dress--why am I not surprised? Whoever wins it will be thrilled--I speak from experience. :-) Please don't include me in this draw, as I was already so fortunate to win before. xo Jennifer

Jane Chérie said...

Dear Felma, I am sorry to hear about your loss. It must be so difficult for you right now. I wish you great courage to overcome your grief. Your giveaway is so beautiful!

Marisa said...

Hello Felma
Im sorry to hear about your sister, I wondered what had happened to you but now I know and Im so very sorry. Im glad you are back with another give away

please take care of yourself


Drora's minimundo said...

Dear Felma,
Welcome back and may you know no more sorrow.
Thank you for these beautiful giveaways. I already have two of
your exquisite dresses for which
I am so grateful. I love all your dresses but feel I have to give a
chance to others so will only put a link on my blog for all my followers to see.
A warm hug, Drora

mcddiss said...

Cuanto siento la muerte de tu hermana,es muy duro perder a un ser tan cercano y querido
espero que volver a los preciosos vestidos que haces te devuelva un poco la alegria
me gustaria participar en el sorteo de esa maravilla de vestido
lo anuncio en mi blog



malu2 said...

Oh, Felma te acompaño en tu dolor, por tu hermana. Me gustaria participar en tu sorteo, pongo tu enlace en mi blog.
Besos de las Malu´s.

Melli said...

Dear Felma, I am very sorry for your loss... Please count me in your giveaway, I put your link on my blog. Hugs from Hungary, Melli

Unknown said...

Acabo de conocer tu blog "impresionante",creo que tengo tantas ideas en mi cabeza que quieren salir y veo que tu ya las tienes hechas, me gustaría estar cerca para poder aprender de ese mundo que tu ya has creado. Entiendo que estas apenada por la muerte de tus familiares, pero siempre te quedarán sus recuerdos y los años vividos a su lado.Me gustaría participar en el sorteo de ese vestido.Saludos

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Hola Felma
Primero quiero decirte que siento mucho la pérdida de vuestros familiares, imagino el dolor enorme que sentis, pero el tiempo lo acaba curando todo. Animo
Luego quiero felicitarte por la publicación, tus creaciones son hermosas y lo merecen.
Y por último decirte que me apunto a tu doble sorteo, ojalá me tocase uno de tus vestidos, son tan bonitos!
Lo anuncio ahora mismo en mi blog.
Te envio un beso grande lleno de cariño.

Isabel Ruiz said...

Hola Felma!!! Tiene que ser muy doloroso perder en tan poco tiempo a personas tan queridas. Hay que sobreponerse y pensar que a ellos no les gustaría vernos tristes. Que seguro que nos animarían a disfrutar de la vida.
Me encantan tus vestidos, así que por favor cuenta conmigo.

Minis-B-Happenin' said...

Hello sweet lady, I'm so sorry to hear of more sad news for you and your family. My prayers be with you as you get through these sad times, and here you are, still creating beautiful dresses for us with all that's going on. Thank you so much and please count me in.

Unknown said...

tus vestidos son excepcionales!! me gustan todos, haces un gran trabajo :) muchiisimas felicidades! en cuanto a tu dolor no hay mejor remedio que refugiarse en las cosas bonitas de la vida!muchos animos y por supuesto quiero participar en tu sorteo, muchos abrazos