Snow, blowing and temps in the teens in the Northeast! Not fit for man nor beast...ha! Oh well, seeing I can't control the weather I will move on to another happier subject..lol! Just a quick FYI this morning to let you know that I am having a giveaway on my facebook page. I hope you will pop on over and "LIKE" my page and sign yourself up. Click HERE to join in the fun! THINK SPRING!!!
I hope you will take a minute out of your busy day and stop by and wish Mary of Marmmies Mammys a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. If you have never been to Mary's blog before you are in for a real treat. Grab a cup of coffee and plan to stay a while. Mary is such a talented gal and once you get to know her you will love her as I do.
My very special friend, Joyce from THE BEAR'S BLOG is offering a funtastic giveaway in celebration of her birthday on February 1st. Here is a pic of the awesome primitive tree that Joyce has been creating with her own sweet little hands....
I am sure you won't want to miss out. Click HERE and be taken to THE BEAR'S BLOG and get signed up for this sweet Valentine tree. It would make an awesome table centerpiece, don't you think? While you are there, be sure and wish JOYCE a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and say "hey" to the BEARY sweet MISS PRUDENCE.
If you live on the East coast, you have been up for a while andave h already drank at least one pot of coffee...right...heehee! If not, your day is just getting started. Whichever finds you, I hope you day is starting out wonderful. Here in Michigan, we are having unseasonably warm temps. but under cloudy skies. I am not complaining because it certainly would not be unusual for us to be under a blizzard warning.
I am in such a mood for Spring that I am listing something new this morning and wanted you to meet Winifred (Winnie for short.) She is listed in my etsy and you can find the link to my shop on the right sidebar of my blog for more pics. Here is a sneak peek.........
I am really excited to be a part of Cindi's (CINDI'S COUNTRY CORNER) Pay It Forward. If you haven't already heard, here is how it works....
The first five people that join will receive a gift from me. Now this gift could be anything...something homemade by my little ole hands or maybe something bought, but something you will just love. And it will come when you least expect it and maybe when you are needing someone to put a smile on your face.
There are just two rules.....
#1. You must live in the USA or Canada to participate.
#2. The first five people who respond must say that they want to join the "Pay It Forward" and then they, in turn, must make the same offer on their blog and follow through with the giving.
If you wish to participate, please email me at grams1garden@yahoo(dot)com and let me know. Please include your name, address and zip so that I can send you your gift.
I hope you will join in the fun. LET'S KEEP GIVING.......
So what you are plans for 2013? Have you already made some New Year resolutions? I must say that I have. I bought a new treadmill last summer and need to get back at it.....it needs a better use than just collecting dust...ha! Lose a pound or two (preferrably two) and walk myself to a healthier me. Thus is the plan and I intend to carry it out.
Well, as I mentioned, I have several pictures I want to share. Right before Christmas I found out that I had won the Blog Hop that was sponsored by Carly of Boggy Bottom Bayou. Oh my goodness, I thought..another win. Now I have NEVER considered myself to be a "lucky" person when it comes to the draw...NOT ever....but for some reason the month of Dec. was very good to me. Anywho, as I was saying...here are some pictures of the Christmas goodies that I received from some very talented artists who most of you probably already know by their amzing artistic abilities.
These awesome ornies are made by Carly of BOGGY BOTTOM BAYOU. Each is unique and adds wonderful bling to the tree. When the lights are on they outshine themselves.
And as luck would have it, she reached her new follower goal so I also received this amazing Santa in a wonderful, vintage style quilt jacket. His face is delightful and is definitely in keeping with the unique Boggy Bottom creative style.
I also received this darling reindeer pillow from my very dear friend, Jody of SWEET BEAR CREEK WHIMS. It is just adorable! I am blessed to own several of Jody's creations and I must tell you that her eye for detail and her workmanship are among some of the best I have seen anywhere.
Another box arrived from Lee Ann of CHARMED CONFECTIONS. Now what can I say about Lee Ann's goodes except your mouth will be drooling cause he confections look good enough to eat!! Two of my grandchildren were with me when her box came. They were so taken with her "not so edible" creations that I ended up letting them each take one home for their tree....ha! Now how could any Nana worth her salt ever say "no" to a grand...lol!
Now tell me I am wrong...don't they just look good enough to eat!
I also received this wonderful snowman ornie from Brenda of THE RUSTY THIMBLE. And, by the way, this is her own original design and it is adorable. If you are not familiar with Brenda you are truly missing out. She is continually giving away wonderful handmade goodies on her blog to lucky winners. I am not at all surprised that she also participated in this one. She just has that kind of heart!
And from Mary of THE MARY BELL, I received this adorable teeny knitty bitty knit couture Santa Sweather set to hang on my tree. I am surprised a little elf didn't snatch it up sometime during the night....maybe like one of the "elf on the shelf" guys running around everywhere this Christmas! ha! Mary does a wonderful job of repurposing and reusing lots of goodes in her creative endeavors.
From Nicoletta of NIKY'S CREATIONS I received this wonderful cross-stitch pocket with a tiny reindeer and Christmas tree on the front. Her work is just beautiful! And her blog is dedicated to all things stitched. This little pocket is just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Be SURE to visit her blog and be amazed at her beautiful workmanship! You will be drooling for sure!
Oh yes, and I didn't that there was a little tea bag tucked inside! Such attention to detail :-)
And last, this little Angel ornie made by Hope of HOPE RYEL HOMEMADE DOLLS. Hope has a wonderful style all her own and is evident in this beautiful doll with the tiny, delicate features. Her use of vintage items is perfect! She will be a cherished heirloom, for sure.
Warmest of hugs to each of you for donating a piece of your artwork to the blog hop. They have a forever home with me!
I hope you will stop by and visit each of these ladies and check out the beautiful goodes they have to offer.
I live in the beautiful countryside in a small town in lower West Michigan.
I am a self-taught artist and have experimented with many different mediums over the years. My passion is creating in fabric. I have a love for antiques and all things primitive and try to reflect this in my art.
My huband is my Mr. Wonderful and best friend. Between us we have four grown children who have blessed us with eight truly awesome grandchildren.
I love God and am a Christian woman. My family and friends are my life.