Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH Winners Announced

What a beautiful day to spend excitedly drawing the winners of my OWOH door prizes.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event and to those of you who visited my blog and left such kind comments. I appreciate those of you who decided to follow my blog, too.

As you all know I chose to reveal only part of the Grand Prize and keep the rest of it a surprise along with keeping the others a surprise as well.

In order to keep the winners in suspense *aren't I ornery* and surprise them there's still no more prize photos here! I love surprises and hope they do, too.


Grand Prize winner is: Leslie of "My Live and Times"

First Runner-up Winner is: Susan of "Pieces of Fate"

Second Runner-up Winner is: Kay Lynne of "Kay'z Qiltz"

Third Runner-up Winner is: Icela of "Icelas Fish Bowl of Tatting"

Once again, congratulations to all four winners. I will be contacting each of you through email to notify you of your win and to get your mailing address.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart 2011

(Welcome! I am participating in the One World One Heart event. The details for the One World One Heart event are below the following story written for this event.)


We vowed it would never happen! Swore it would never happen! Even pinky promised and sealed it with a kiss. We were destined for great things. We knew this. We knew we’d be going together and the time was drawing near. We even kept track of the time.

We even knew the signs to watch for:

Although procrastinators we were ready. We were! We just had one teeny tiny issue; the issue of not wanting to be first in line with all those eyes watching us as we boarded. We awoke one day, a day which promised to be long, sunny and warm. Wanting to enjoy the day that was ahead, and wanting to make the most out of one more day left in the place we would no longer call home, we headed to the edge of the land we walked upon to see the waves crash on the beach and to stare off into the horizon over the waters that would soon carry us to our new destination. The one that promised us our destiny of great things together. As we inched our way along the great outdoors and neared the edge of our land we giggled and skipped, sang and danced…

The rain came; the water rose;

and then we were there!

We looked up and out only to find that we had been left behind! All that planning and preparedness only to find ourselves.

We're sorry we forgot you!


Welcome to my blog. I started my blog about two years back and it has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of wonderful people from all over the world. I've made so many wonderful and long lasting friendships through blogging, and it's given me the opportunity to follow the art world and artists I love so much. I am quite a free-spirited individual with a love for so many things. Staying still and staying put are not things which come easily to me. Like that of a Gypsy restlessness prevails. Although my blog has remained quiet for the better part of it's life, things are slowing down for me and I forsee that this year will bring me more time to devote to it's coming back to life. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy this wonderful event.

I appreciate your joining me in the fifth and final year of the One World One Heart event hosted by the wonderful, talented and amazing Lisa of A Whimsical Bohemian. I am thrilled to be participating in this years One World One Heart event which includes a spectacular array of blogs and bloggers. It promises to be a fun filled WORLDWIDE event where we can meet people, make new friends and strengthen the friendships we already have. For all of the details and to read more on this event please go HERE. This event will run from today January 30, 2011 until February 17, 2011. Participants are hosting giveaways for door prizes for stopping by their blogs so be sure and stop by.!

Before you run off, don't forget to read and sign up for my giveaway. I am giving away FOUR DOOR PRIZES during this event. There will be one grand prize and three runner up prizes given away. The Grand Prize will include a SURPRISE along with the following items pictured below. With Spring soon heading out way I've selected items in colors to help you think about Spring. There is a set of handmade cards, a decorative Tussie Mussie, a decorative Bonnet Ornament and a Bunny Gift Tag. The three runner up prizes will remain a surprise. If you like surprises and are interested in my giveaway items please sing up for the draw. Have fun during OWOH and Good Luck in the drawings.

Simple Rules:

1. Your ENTRY will be your COMMENT and needs to be left on THIS POST ONLY to be considered an entry for my giveaway.

1 1/2. Make sure you leave an email address or a way to contact you if you should win a prize.

2. You must have a BLOG to enter my giveaway.

3. You are allowed ONE entry only so please comment only ONCE on this post.

4. Entries for my giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time) Wed., February 16, 2011.

5. The winners of my prizes will be announced on my blog on Thursday, February 17, 2011. Winners will also receive an email from me to let them know they've won and to get their name and mailing address so I can send them their prize.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Choice is Yours

In everyone’s life a little rain must fall.
The choice is yours; will you stand strong or crawl?

At times the wind howls; whistlin’ through the cracks. The choice is yours; will you consider it noise to your ears or music to relax?

When times seem hard with days and nights long; relish in them, they’re what makes you strong.

The choice is yours no matter how rough. It’s truly these things that make one tough.

Will you cry in the rain and shiver in the wind?
Will you sing in the rain and dance with the wind?

The choice is yours!
byJody Sullivan


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass,
it's about learning to sing in the rain and dance with the wind.

I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby
What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five
I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah
I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette
And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign
I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly baby
I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chickenshit
I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano
And what it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine
I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab