Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My thanks and a wonderful win!

Good sunny Tuesday friends!It  has been a beautiful couple of days here in the Bluegrass State.Yesterday was a busy one for sure.I mowed my lawn ,mommas lawn ,trimmed mine and still need to use the weed eater at momma's .On top of that there I had  6 loads of laundry and three chicken pens /houses that I cleaned .I was so tired by the evening that I could barely keep my eyes open.LOL! I did manage to watch the basketball game last night between UK and Kansas,it was definitely an interesting game! Congrats to the Wildcats and also to Kansas !Kansas may not have won the championship but they are winners in my book ,just to have made it so far!I am very proud of the Kentucky Wildcats!

A big thanks to all of you that have been praying for my mom!We finally received the results back and praise the Lord she does not have an infection in her heart. That meant we went for more blood work that also came back good so now both doctors are pretty puzzled over her condition.We return to the cardiologist on the 20th and will see where it all will go from there.I so appreciate you all for the well wishes and prayers! My momma is a  pretty special person in my life.

While yesterday may have been busy and tiring it was exciting too.As many of you know I was blessed to win Trace's giveaway recently and oh did she spoil me! If you are not familiar with Trace please check her blog out Granny Trace Scraps& Squares.She is a wonderful blogger and is just a super special person.She never fails to share her joy with the world and has uplifted me many times since becoming her friend! Now you take her special spirit and throw in her talents and  what a wonderful mixture you get in the end!
 Here are the goodies I received ,wish I had before pics because Trace had it all wrapped up so pretty but I was excited so there are no pretty wrapped goodies to share.Sorry!
Some of her woolie chicks...they are adorable!

A wonderful chicken towel!

A wonderful bunny mat on burlap and trimmed in beautiful fabric!This thing is huge and check out those cute  flower buttons!

A yummy smelling Yankee votive and a sweet friendship card!I told  ya she spoiled me !!! She did a wonderful job on it all and I love every thing that she sent!My thanks Trace for such a wonderful package of goodies and your friendship !It made my week!

I thought I'd share where I placed my goodies from Trace as well.I decided to make a Spring display on the bar in the kitchen and I have to say it makes me smile every time I pass by it.
Here is a closeup of those cute woolie chicks.I put them in the bowl with the eggs that I made using a tutorial that Teri shared a while back on her blog White Sheep Farm ,they look so cute together .

I know that I am probably overloading you with the pics today but I wanted to share the egg that I made from the kit I won from Keri at Calico Rabbit. I made  the one from the kit and one that from my own stash of wool .I confess to being nervous of doing the feather stitch along the edge as I had never attempted it before this project.So I practiced first on the egg from my stash.LOL!This is the one from the kit...
 This is the one from my stash...
And this is how I displayed them...
 They were so fun to make and you can find the pattern and instructions in the Spring issue of Mercantile Gatherings  magazine.Thanks again Keri!

I am going to call it the end because blogger is driving me nuts! Is anyone else having problems with loading your pics and posting?? It has taken me close to an hour and half to load my pics and get the correct ones in the right spot.Remember to be kind to one another and share a smile.Have a blessed day!Spring blessings,Jen


Firecracker Kid said...

Hey Jennifer, you sure have been busy. You sound like my hubby with the mowing and trimming and yes, sometimes he even does the laundry!
It's great to hear the good news of your mother. We'll keep up the prayers for her. So nice she is still here for you. Mine left me when I was 14. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to have a mom now.
Sweet goodies from Trace. Makes a wonderful Easter display. You did very nicely with your kit from Kerri.
Luckily I haven't had trouble with blogger yet... knock on wood. I do have to edit the html code sometimes to get things the way I want them in my post though.

Kerin said...

Hi Jennifer..
You certainly have been gifted with some pretty great gifts :)

Such good news about your mom.
Still keeping her in our thoughts and prayers and hoping for an answer and resolution to her issues.

You have been super busy! Makes me tired just reading everything that you've been up to LOL!

We are still in the WINTER weather mode. Some warming... though not quite as warm as I'd like :)

Trace4J said...

Afternoon Jen
You sure made my day with your sweetness friend. So happy you liked your wins.
So very happy to hear the news about your MOM!!YIPPEEE!!


Shirlee said...

Lovely things Jen! And I'm so glad that your mom does not have an infection in her heart. Will continue praying that whatever it is that is causing her trouble will be found & easily overcome : )


Great give-away wins, I love your rabbit egg that you made. I am glad to hear mom didn't have an infection, hopefully they will have her back to herself in no time. Hope you have a happy Easter.

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Glad to hear your mom got some good news. Hope she gets better soon. Will keep her in my prayers.
Love your little bunnies that you made.
Congrats on your winnings. They're cute!!!
Happy Easter

Paula said...

So glad to hear the good news about your mom, Jen... I know you must feel so relieved!
Your goodies from Trace are so cute~ I squealed over each picture of the chicks and the towel! :)
Love the cute bunnies, too!

Angie Berry said...

I've been working out in the yard every day, even in the rain lol! There is so much to do and my hubby/son take care of all the mowing/weed-eating. Goodness, I would never get caught up if I had to do all that too.

Glad to hear about your mom, that's great news that the blood work came back good. Hopefully the cardiologist can figure something out but I think we know that God just took care of it and healed her!

Cute woolie chicks! They are so adorable tucked in with your grungy eggs. Love your display, it's so spring-y!

Oh goodness, the bunny eggs turned out adorable Jen! I think the two together look so sweet, much better than one by itself. Love the plaid, so cute!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Glad to hear your mom continues to do well, I do hope the cardiologist can give you some answers. What wonderful giveaway wins, wonderful job with the rabbit eggs and who could resist the chick? not me!

Bee Lady said...

i LOVE those woolie chicks!!! I wanna make some. TOO CUTE!

Cindy Bee

TheCrankyCrow said...

Woo Hoo!! Look who's on a roll! Congrats on your sweet win from Trace!! Love her wooly goodies!! Those chicks are so tweet! ;o) And I knew Kerri's kit would find justice in your crafty hands - and I wasn't wrong...Love both of them!! That plaid in the bunny is adorable!! Glad to read of the good news with your mom - hope they find the cause. Will continue to pray and keep you both close in thought. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin