Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yes, I'm alive ;)
But keepin it real... I choose not to blog about negative things. There's enough negative in our lives, you don't need to read about more on someone's blog!
And we have been under attack since about September. Wearing the armor of God full time. And it's hard.
Many of you know exactly what I'm talking about. Many of you are going "huh?"
When that happens, I go into silent mode - as I am having to stay focused on the most important task at hand, protecting my family. Making tough decisions, and standing firm.
And yes, it is a battle.
And we're still in the thick of it.
But praise God... He is righteous and truth, and His mercy and grace endure forever!
Ok, so enough of that.
There have been many bright spots that I would love to share with you!
The awesome Doll Quilt Swap over on Flikr is coming to an end - and yesterday was HAPPY MAIL DAY!!!! :)
My doll quilt arrived from Kelly (scrapstudio) !!! Isn't it gorgeous?!?!? Her quilting is supreme, and this bright happy quilt is now sitting in my home! I LOVE it!! Thank you again Kelly!
And that gorgeous yellow pitcher? It's a prize I won on Michelle's Musings blog -and it came yesterday!!! Still pinching myself that I won!! She did the neatest kind of giveaway on her blog!! She hooked up with CSN stores, and said "if you could go shopping with a $50 gift cirtificate, what would you buy?" - so of course you have to go shop their store to see what you would buy! LOL I chose some very baking dishes from Rachel Ray, and they were $35 so I stopped there. Well lo and behold I WON!!! So I won the baking dishes!! How totally cool is that?! And then Michelle says.. well you have $15 left - go shop! LOL!! And I found this fun and funky pitcher. I think i am just having a major case of spring fever! But that yellow really spoke to me and said pick me! pick me! :) My kids had dropped our other pitcher - so i was trying to be practical. LOL Practicality and gorgeous design all rolled into one and i couldn't resist! Sooo anyway, these both showed up yesterday and it was present day! :) I had a smile plastered on my face all day!! And knowing the baking dishes are still due to arrive - still filled with fun anticipation! This is the doll quilt I made and sent to my secret partner. I called it "the dots have it" all about circles and polka dots.
She got it yesterday so I am free to show you . It was tons of fun to make and I hope she likes it!
That's it for today.
I will try to post a few more pics tomorrow :)


Rugs and Pugs said...

Bren ~
Welcome back!
Pug hugs :)

~Michelle~ said...

Ooh, funny how good that pitcher looks with the quilt! glad you're having a good mail week, lol :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

The little quilt you made is cute as can be!! The one you received is also! Hang in there, blog friend!!!!!!!!

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful gifts, great to brighten our days during the tough times. I love the quilt you did, is that a panel piece in the middle. The colors and layout with the quilting are beautiful.


moosecraft said...

Hello there Bren! Good to see you're getting together and receiving some beautifully springy quilts! LOVE the way that giveaway was presented! Very clever!~ Strength and focus to you with troubles at hand... I go silent when in the presence of heavy stress too... take care and big hugs! :-)

Joanne said...

Thud...a post from Bren! Just teasing! No what you mean about negativity - I probably should stay away from the keyboard on bad days! Sometimes it just feels good to get it out and move on!

Anyways - Love love the yellow pitcher - So bright and sunny - and the quilt you made and gave - All so cool - There you go with your polkydots again! LOL

Keep Smiling!

katie said...

So so happy to see you in blogland.
The doll quilt you made is adorable. I absolutely love it.

Stand firm

Jacque. said...

Good grief, woman. Darn good thing I was sitting down when I saw that you had posted! ha! Love the quilt you made and the one you received. And, the pitcher is to die for!