Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Monday, January 26, 2015

Give-A-Way #3 Winner

Good Morning Blogging Sisters
It is a lovely day!
I'm going to announce the third winner in my
Blogging Birthday Give-A-Way,
but before I do I thought that I would show you
some things that I have been working on.
I made this dishtowel,
 and these pot holders for a dear cousin.

Oh, I haven't done card making in so long,
but I made this card to go with the gift above for Susan.

I took down my Art Barn curtains & banner,
and tweaked them and put them back up this way.
I don't have a photo 
but I also moved my sewing machine to this window.  
Now I can see outside when I sew :)

This was an old Chinese checker game board.
I don't have a before photo,
but I painted it with crackle paint and then decoupaged it.
I had not played this game since I was a kid and had forgotten how.
So, when my friend Shirley was visiting, the other day, 
she showed me how and we played a couple games. 
I can't wait to play it with my granddaughters:)
Last, but not least, 
I painted these onto denim scraps 
saved from the legs of old jeans.
 made these . . .
and started piecing this quilt :)
Okay now it's time to announce the winner! 
of this
and this . . .

Congratulations Melanie of:
Comfy Home
If you visit her, 
I promise you will love her warm and friendly blog :)

Now, I'm off to help Steve.
We have a huge project going on, 
out in his shop this week.

Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Give-A-Way #3

The Beatles sang "Love is All You Need".
Love is wonderful, whether it is from family, friends 
or from the warm feeling you get when you
 exchange a warm smile and a "good morning" with a stranger 
while passing on the sidewalk.

Love has so much power.
The Lord said in 1st Corinthians 13:13,
"So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; 
but the greatest of these is love".
How wonderful would our world be if all people would abide in Love :)
This banner is part of Give-A-Way #3. 

The banner and these.

I hope that you have had fun helping me celebrate 
my three lovely years of blogging.
It has been so much fun.

The rewards of blogging are so much more than sharing ideas.
It has truly been a journey of new friendships and much love,
and for this I thank you all.

The winner of Give-A-Way #2 is:
Ann of Ann's Snap Edit Scrap 

I will be sending her an email to get her mailing address :)

This week I also made this banner, 

for a dear sweet friend.   

And this banner 
 for my kitchen window.

It has been a very nice week.
Remember to enter for this Give-A-Way 
by following these two simple rules:

1. leave a comment
2. be a follower on Google Friend Connect
That's it!

The winner will be announced on Monday, Jan 26th.

Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Happy Blogging Birthday to me :)
These last three years have been so much fun . . .
and I have made so many wonderful friends.
I hope that you like the banner above, 
because it is half of this weeks Give-A-way.
Before I announce the winner of last weeks give-A-way . . .
I would like to show you some of my 
wonderful Goodwill finds.
First is this little shelf. 
It was a perfect bargain for only $3.
I love how I can stuff all my little spools of lace 
into the cubby-holes. 
 These two little free standing shelves were $4 each 
and already painted white :)

 I enjoy having little nooks and crannies for storage:)
Then I found two little shelves,
that are perfect for my little jars of buttons, $2 each.

I love the Goodwill
and have been having fun organizing my creative space, on the cheap :)


Okay, you have waited long enough . . .

The winner of last week's Give-A-way 
The Dishtowel and Potholder is Cindy of: 

Now this weeks Give-A-Way

A shabby chic banner 
and my attempt at making a rustic necklace.
The Rules are the same:
1. leave a comment
2. be a follower on Google Friend Connect
That's it!

  I will announce the winner for this on Monday the 19th,
then start the third give-a-way.

I hope that you will all visit each post 
and get your name in the hat.

God Bless you all.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)