There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
~ Jane Austen

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day

Wishing you a wonderful and safe weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Christopher Jeremy Edson
February 27, 1972 ~ May 27, 2007

Deep in our hearts you'll always stay,
loved and remembered every day.

Thinking of you today.
Miss you.
Love, Mom

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some memories...

This is me and my sister Debbie.
My grandmother made a lot of our dresses.
We were less than a year apart...Irish twins.
When I was young I would spend a lot of time at my grandparent's home during the summer.
I was raised with 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Yes, we had a large family!
My fondest memories are spent with my grandparents and my sister Debbie.
My grandmother taught me how to sew by hand and using the sewing machine at a young age. I made all my Barbie doll clothes.
My grandmother watch soap operas during the day and wrestling at night. Yes I said wrestling!

My grandmother was a great cook! She would make homemade bread in the evening. She would make 'puffs' for breakfast. This is what our family called the fried bread. She would roll the dough out, cut it into triangle pieces and then fry it. The cooking process would cause the dough to puff. It was a favorite for the whole family! Of course, remember they did not write or talk about fattening foods much back then...well at least I do not remember such conversations. I only remember my grandmother cooking great meals!

I will post more about my wonderful childhood memories in the next couple of weeks.

I hope you are having a great week!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Being creative...

This week while looking for a favorite and misplaced postcard image, I found these lovelies on a CD that I purchased several years ago.

Isn't it frustrating when you know you have something whether it is on the computer or in your art studio and you cannot find it? How do you handle the frustrations?
I just go take a nap. It helps with the stress. I know some of you can't imagine going to take a nap over something so little, but stress can cause havoc when you have lupus. It's the not knowing what will ache...or how long it will cause you to be in bed to heal. This is how I handle my stress. How do you handle yours?

Enjoy the images!
I am sure sometime this week I will find the image I am looking for and the project can be completed.
Wishing you a wonderful and creative Thursday! the way...Good luck Lee! Hope you win American Idol!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Something Blue...

Well...really it is more like robin egg blue.
Just a sneak peek at something I completed this weekend for the Something Blue Swap.
I still need to get some extra goodies for my swap partner and I will be finished.
I am hoping to mail out by Friday this week.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

And the winner is...

Thank you to all of you that entered my May blog giveaway!
There will be another giveaway in June.
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Fun

I searched my vintage postcard and photo collections looking for some images that were different and fun for art creations. I did not alter any of the images in Photo Shop this week.

Have fun!

Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe weekend!
I will be posting the winner of my give away this weekend.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A cold and rainy day here....

It was a horrible day here today.
While doing some laundry, I scanned some vintage photos for you.
These are from my collection.

Tuesday is suppose to be in the 80s here!
I am hoping to get out to do some errands and visit the antique mall.
Wishing you a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Give Away News...

Here are new additions to my give away.

A sparkly glitter heart ornament made by Madai at Wren Cottage.
She is currently taking special orders at her Etsy shop. Please visit her Etsy shop and her sold items for special orders. You will not be disappointed in your visit!
The vintage bird charm pendant is made by Judy at ArtNCharms.
She has such a wonderful selection of pendants that would make a wonderful gift!

Please don't forget to sign up for my blog give away using my icon on my sidebar.

Just a peek at some of the creations I have been working on the past week.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The fun continues...

I scanned some of my vintage button cards for you.

Wishing you a wonderful and creative Friday!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

More vintage fun!

I scanned some of my vintage postcards and cabinet cards for your art work.
Just some pretties!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shabby Giveaway

Winner annouced on May 16th!

Haviland & Co Limoges Plate

Vintage Lace

Vintage Hankies and Earrings

Vintage Cup Marked JAPAN

Vintage greeting cards for your art work.

Vintage travel postcards for art work.

Of course, there will be extra goodies!

If you'd like to be entered in my giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post ... it's that easy!

Please leave a comment through May 15, 2010 to be entered. Winner will be announced May 16th!

Increase your chances to win by mentioning my giveaway {with a link back to here} on your Blog, and I will add your name into the drawing a 2nd time!

Good Luck Everyone!