Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wishes For A Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Weekend! A special "Thank You" goes out to our men and women who serve in the arm forces who so bravely put there lives on the line for us. That we may be safe and live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Enjoy your Memorial Day!
Big Hugsssss Mary

Friday, May 27, 2011

A Special Gift And A Friendship Swap.

Good morning friends...Today I thought I would share with you a very special gift I received and some swap goodies that I received in the mail from Michelle over at Rocking Chair Stitches Michelle and I were partner up in a Garden, Friendship Swap that Tricia over at HillCrest Home Prims was hosting. The swap was put together by Tricia in hopes that we would make or find that one "SPECIAL FRIEND" that is so hard to find. We were suppose to get to know our partners and learn all about them, through writing back and forth. With that being done....Tricia was hoping that once we learned about each other we might form a bond and that it would grow and blossom into a long and wonderful "SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP". But, sadly to say we all know for other various reasons sometimes, things have a habit of not work out as we have hoped they would.... Not being compatible, things coming up in our busy lives, different chain of events happening...etc. and to find that one "TRUE SPECIAL FRIEND" is rarity and very hard to find. Some may go through there whole lives searching for that "ONE TRUE SPECIAL FRIEND" and never find them and theres others who are blessed and have one already. I am sure that we have all made some wonderful friends in our life time and one can never have to many friends in there life, as we all need them. But, that one "TRUE SPECIAL FRIEND" a special gift, a blessing from above and only our hearts will tell us when we do find them. I have a special saying that I love which is......"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor touched, but they are felt in our heart".
Ok, by now you must be thinking....where in the world is she going with all of this??? Is she a little off her rocker or what?? LOL Just bear with me for a's all most me here....LOL
First off I would like to thank Michelle for "ALL" the goodies she sent me....I love them all! Especially the Penny Rug Kit and that wonderful little crow on the wood block. I also want to say I am sorry for the loss of your dad and I am sorry that it prevented us from really getting to know one another. I think we could have been friends if we had more of a chance to get to know one another! I also want to thank you......for giving me the chance in finding that one 'SPECIAL FRIEND" that I have been searching for, for a very long time! With out all the chain of events that happened through this swap I would have never found her.... Believe it or not I have been blessed with Tricia over at Hill Crest Prims! Her and I have hit off! With emailing and chatting back in forth we have found we have so much in common, we are like to pea's in the same pod(sorta speak) it's almost scary that we are so much alike. We have talked non stop over the last couple days on the phone, it's like we have known each other for our whole lives. Just unbelievable and I know that we already have the makings for a friendship that will blossom and grow into something so wonderful! So see friends....when we least expect it, what can happen. They say everything happens for a reason, and I truly believe it! I have to say I did go into the swap with hopes of finding that special someone....but when things didn't work out as planned, I was just happy with what God had dealt me, never dreaming in million years that my "SPECIAL FRIEND" was just right around the Conner waiting...(it just proves he does work in mysterious ways and everything happens for a reason) Thank You Lord, Thank You Michelle, and a Special Thank You to my new "SPECIAL FRIEND'" Trica ( I have been so blessed)....I also want to Thank all my "SPECIAL" blogging "FRIENDS" that I have met through blogging and along the way, your wonderful comments and friendship also means the world to me........Until next time friends....... Big Hugsssss Mary

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pin Keep Swap

Good Morning Friends,

In my last post, I spoke of the Pin Keep Swap I was in over at that Wendy was hosting and shared with you pictures of my Pin Keep that Kathie sent me (which if you haven't seen it , just look down at previous post). I found out yesterday that my partner Vicki over at "Paintspots And Splinters" just received the Pin Keep I made for her. I thought maybe you would like to see the Pin Keep I created for her.

Keep in mind she told me she loved "Raggedy's" so I put on my thinking cap and this is what I came up. I was please at how it turned out. I did send her a couple other things, which included another small Raggedy doll and a set of place mats for her kitchen table. Vicki, is such a sweet gal. If you have not visited her blog "Paint Spots And Splinters" yet, you need to do so! She is such a wonderful artist who paints on canvas and wood. Her paintings are so amazing and she has them listed all on her blog for everone to see! She also has an "ESTY Shop" that you might want to check out which has a lot of her wood pieces for sale listed there.

I have been so "Blessed" with being in this swap, not only did I have so much fun creating....but I have made two new friends in the process! Thank You Wendy once again for hosting such a wonderful, fun swap!

Till Next Time Friends........Big Hugssssss Mary

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pin Keep Swap

I wanted to share with everyone what I received in the mail yesterday. Recently I participated in a Pin Keep Swap that Wendy from "Ravenwood Whimzies" was hosting. We were each assigned a partner and had to make a pin keep for our partner, that was designed with our partners likes in mind, it also had to be on some sort of pedestal, box, or anything as long as it was not a square flat one.
My partner was Kathie from "Beyond The Story Book" . After writing back and forth and getting to know each other we both discovered that we have so much in common. She is such a sweetheart by the way! In writing and getting to know each others likes and dislikes, she ask me what my fav. Holiday was....I replied Halloween, and then explained why. I love Halloween because it is in Fall and Fall is one of my fav. seasons..... Well Look at my pin keep!!!! OHhhh my gosh, she did it! She got me..., in creating my wonderful new pin keep. Isn't it fabulous? She put so much "Love" an"Thought" into creating it, not to mention all the details....I "LOVE" the little spider crawling up the side(which is a pin cushion also) and the tiny web hanging from her hat, the spiders on her hands. The white birch branch that she used as the base is so awesome! When I look at my new pin keep I see my Fall and Halloween all combined into one! What more could one ask for? LOL Then not only did she do an awesome job on my pin keep, she sent me some other goodies as well! A wonderful little purse, loaded with creating goodies....pieces fabric, ribbon, gold mesh ribbon, a package of gems in all sizes and colors and a package of awesome stickers and my fav. an Angel decal that says"Protected By Angels" I Love it! Kathie also included a beautiful butterfly card, with a sweet note inside! Thank you so Much Kathie.......I "LOVE" everything!
I also would like to take this time to Thank Wendy for hosting such a wonderful fun swap! "Thank You Wendy....I had so much fun participating in your swap!
Friends, you know what the best part of this swap is.......I have made a new Dear Friend in the process, A friendship I'm sure of, that will blossom and grow beyond this swap....... Till next time, Hugssss Mary

Winner Of Giveaway

Good Morning Friends,

I would like to share with you today my wonderful win that I recieved from Talena over at "The Primitive Hutch" She was hosting a giveaway on her blog for this darling bunny and pillow and I was lucky enough to be the winner! Isn't she the cutest? Thank You Talena I love my new bunny and pillow! Until next time Friends........Big Hugsssss Mary

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing everyone a very Happy Mother's Day. May your day be filled with sunshine ,smiles and alot of laughter! Big Hugssss, Mary

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Romantic Cottage Giveaway

Hello Friends,

I have another wonderful giveaway to share with you today. My friend Rebecca over at "A Gathering Place" blog is hosting another one of her wonderful giveaways. This time the drawing is for one of her beautiful Sachet Pillows,a Card, and Soap. The winner will be picked on May 15th at midnight and you must be entered by 11pm that day. All her rules for her giveaway are posted on her blog.

If you do stop over to sign up for her giveaway, don't just stop need to check out her selling website to see all her wonderful romantic cottage finds and complements she has for sale!

Untill next time.........Big Hugsssss Mary

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another Wonderful Giveaway From Old Road Primitives

Good Morning Friends,
I just wanted to let everyone know that "Old Road Primitives" is hosting another wonderful give-away, that you really don't want to miss out on! This wonderful Barn Star and Mouse is going to be the item Kim will be giving away on June 1st. Isn't this just the cutest ever? What a wonderful addition this piece would make to your Americana decorating! All the rules are listed on her blog for signing up. Also she is selling the pattern for this as well, and as long as you are there why not check out her other patterns? Kim has so many other awesome patterns to chose from and trust me when I say this... there so wonderful to work with, well explained and easy to make! I own quite a few myself!
Until next time friends........Big Hugssss Mary