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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Blogger's are the Best!

Happy Friday, everyone!  Hope you are having a great day, this week sure flew by (as they all seem to!).

I must be on a winning streak, because I just received the most gorgeous tag yesterday that I won from Cindy over at I Owe It All To Him!

I was so excited to win this lovely tag! Cindy put great care and detail into the creating of it!  I just love all of the wonderful texture, such as the burlap, cheesecloth, and fibers.
And I really love the verse.  It is so appropriate for me right now!  Love, love, love the embellishments Cindy used, like the great tag and flower with a cute button center!
Here is another look.  Love it!  If you haven't yet met Cindy, I encourage you to visit both of her blogs. You can check them out here and here.  Cindy is just the sweetest, most generous and thoughtful person!  And she is oh, so  talented to boot!  And, to top it all off, Cindy featured me as a guest artist on her blog yesterday! (you can check it out here)  I was so thrilled and excited!  Thank you again, Cindy!  You have truly given me a lift, and you are just an angel!

When I began blogging this spring, I was so nervous about it! I thought to myself  "With all of the fabulous blogs out there, who would be interested in my blog, and what I had to say?"  "Would I ever have more than one follower?"  (that one follower being my sister who so kindly helped me set up my blog!).  Anyway, I have since met so many of you wonderful ladies out there, all so thoughtful, caring, talented and supportive! Not to mention the fact that I have become totally addicted to blogging in the process!

Any, I know you all have already discovered just how generous bloggers are out there!  Well, last week I won the gorgeous fabric from Provence, and the other day I received the beautiful Sanibel Island shells from Debbie!  And now the tag from Cindy, so I feel lucky indeed!  And so glad that I began blogging, wish I had started much sooner!

Hubby had his knee surgery yesterday, and unfortunately it was more extensive than we had hoped.  He had to have cartilage repaired, and is now on crutches and in alot of pain.  So it is discouraging, as he wasn't in any pain and was totally mobile before the surgery.  I really appreciate those of you who have sent get well wishes, it means so much!

Have a great weekend!  Hopefully I can get caught up on a bit of blogging :)


Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Cindy does wonderful work! What a great tag you received you lucky girl!

Karen said...

Wow, you're on a winning streak, Donna! Congratulations on being featured on Cindy's nice blog. What an honor!

Glad J's surgery is over, but sorry he is in pain. Hope that passes soon and he heals well.

Love, Karen

Unknown said...

You have only been blogging since spring??? Wow. You certainly have a knack for it!!
The tag is gorgeous and is a beautiful reminder...
SO sorry for your husband! Hope he is a good patient!

NanaDiana said...

Hi Donna! Whar a lucky girl you are to have received THREE lovely things in the mail. I know what you mean about this blogging world! I jumped in thinking I had the only blog out there (HAHAHA)- only to discover I was one pin feather on a mother goose. Wow! I am so impressed with what I see in Blogland...and so impressed with the caliber of the people that I have met here.

I only wish I had eveb more time to spend to meet more bloggers-Sadly, my work sometimes gets in the way of life!>) Diana

Loveofthesea said...

Donna - I LOVE LOVE my stuff. You did an amazing job on both pieces...I am going to send you a photo with how they look - because they are both going in my office....and my sign - front and center on my kitchen shelf. Your so talented!!!

Hope your husband's knee gets better....I am sure it will.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
I was on here earlier today and didn't see this post--what a big surprise! How sweet of you! I hope your husband is feeling better and will be up and around soon...I know these things take time, so I hope he doesn't jump up and walk around too quickly...

And I was so happy to have you as a guest artist and feature you work...love it truly!

One more thing--I'd love to pack my bags and go to Sanibel Island--I'd never heard of it before--wow!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

that's such a pretty tag, Cindy is very creative and kind, you are right she's an Angel spreading kindness through her blogs.

I had the same thoughts when I started blogging too.

Hope your husband has a speedy recovery.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Sorry to hear your husband's surgery was harder than hoped~ I pray he'll recuperate quickly! Congrats on being featured on Cindy's blog~ she IS a very nice lady!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. I've only recently "met" Cindy; we have emailed back and forth, and I enjoy visiting both her blogs. She is so very creative and generous. Love that sweet tag she sent you.

I was on crutches for 6-8 weeks when I had my surgery. Of course, I was in 8th grade and that was many moons ago. Tell hubby to take it easy. Hopefully he is on the mend and will feel better very soon. My mom has worn down all the cartilage in her knees and has to go for physical therapy every week. You just don't realize how important the knees are until you start to have problems with them. Best wishes, Tammy

Diane said...

How lucky you are. That is a gorgeous tag. Cindy did a great job on it. Congrats on winning it.

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving a nice comment about my French bench re-do.