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Friday, January 19, 2018

A Finished Afghan & A Give-A-Way Winner

While doing the Give-A-Way
I have spent less time blogging
and more time stitching:) 
I finished all of my blocks . . .
 Eighty to be exact.
This photo is about half of them.

 I decided to finish it off
with a scalloped boarder.

It feels so good to actually be
completing some projects
this early in the year.

Now what you all came for,
Drum-roll please . . .  
The winner of my $25 Amazon Give-A-Way is:

Henny Penny
(I don't know her real name)
Henny Penny Lane 

If you have never visited her blog,
take my word for it . . . you will love her.
She has a heart of gold and she 
shares her love with her husband and 
all of her wonderful animals. 

I wish that every one of you 
could be a winner,
but I'm afraid that would blow
by budget big time.
Thank you all for entering . . .
I'll be doing this again one of these days.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Saturday, January 13, 2018


What all my followers know about me 
is that I love blogging.  
It has been that sisterhood of everyday friends 
that I lost when I retired.
There are times when retirement 
can seem a little lonely.
 Steve's still working 
and although I get out a lot with friends,
 there are stretches of days 
when my blogging sisters 
are my only daytime companions.  
Well, except for my little mutt Butchy. :)
He is a lot of company.
 I feel blessed to have this blog 
and all my lovely sisters.
That is why I am celebrating my 6 years
of blogging with this Give-A-Way.
Hold on . . .
enjoy the photos of some of my banner making,
as I tell you about the Give-A-Way and how to enter.
I also love the way blogging sisters come together 
from every corner of the globe 
to help each other and to share their lives.

 I've found that it doesn't matter if you are
 in the States, the UK, Norway, Australia,
 Chili, or Africa . . . 
we all share a bond of sisterhood.  
We all have similar interests, 
we all love our families, 
we all want to create a home 
that is comfortable and pleasing.

Our similarities far 
out number our differences. 

And that makes me smile :)  

I started this Give-A-way last week.
but if you leave another comment here . . .
you'll have your name in the hat twice.

All you have to do to enter is:
Be a follower on
 "My Delightful Follower's List"
  (you can find it just under my profile in the sidebar) 
Leave a comment.

The prize will be a $25 dollar 
gift certificate to shop at
That's it!
Drawing will be made and posted 
Saturday January 20th.

Keep Smiling!
Connie :)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Blogiversay Give-A-Way

Art Journal Page
Six years ago today, January 6, 2012,
I published my first ever post.
I was excited and a little bit afraid,
but it has been an absolute blessing.

This is the banner I had in 2015
I've made friends from all over the world
and learned so much about traditions
and cultures from around the world.

Altered Book Page
Learning these things from everyday
people living their normal lives,
is so much better that learning from 
text books and travel magazines.

Altered Book Page
It has made the world seem much smaller . . .
and has made me realize 
that we all are after
the same thing.

This is a very early blog banner that I had as my header
A good life for our families and ourselves.
Time to enjoy doing the things we love 
and spending time with the people we love.

Our Tomato Garden
Kayaking Trip with a Girl Friend
We are all the same . . .and yet
very different
and that's a very good thing. 

Art Journal Page
Past Project
I have been inspired  . . .
encouraged . . .
up lifted . . .
and loved.

Art Journal Page
I truly hope that with my blog
I have passed all this love along
to each of you . . .because I love you all.

One Of My Give-A-Ways from the past.
I have found a family of like minded sisters 
and have been blessed 
by each and every one of you.

This is my thank you.
Please leave a comment 
and join in on my 
All you have to do to enter is:
Be a follower on
"My Delightful Follower's List"
(you can find it just under
my profile in the sidebar) 
Leave a comment.

The prize will be a $25 dollar 
gift certificate to shop at

I will draw a name and post it January 20th

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)