Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Giveaway Winner

Hello everyone... I didn't vanish from the face of the earth. I actually had a wonderful trip to Philly with my son; with only the minimum daily allowance of angsty teen. And since we stayed in different buildings and had to attend different programs during the orientation, we were able to 'avoid' each other for large portions of time.
The GPS worked perfectly with only one hiccup-- at the end of the trip it tried to send us into the heart of NYC instead of onto the Thruway North. I ignored it and we made it home fine.
Since the trip, I have been swamped in college preparations and loan paperwork, etc. It's all very overwhelming and daunting and very nearly took all the 'creative sauce' right out of me. I haven't blogged because I've just been plain exhausted. I have all these lists of things I need to remember and/or do and I carry them with me with a click Sharpie in my other hand , crossing things off, adding more things in... I'm back to wanting to find a cave to hide in. **sigh** But the real reason I am here tonight is to anounce the winner of my giveaway. This afternoon I wrote all the names down on paper slips, folded them up, put them in a bowl, mixed them up and had my two year old nephew Brian draw the winning name.

The Winner is............................................purplecat!!!! CONGRATULATIONS.....and thank you to everyone who posted and linked an entry.
I will be in touch--via email--to get your address and info. I'm hoping to be able to get this sent out by the weekend.
I'm also hopeful that I'll have some new art pieces to post by the weekend too. I'm working on some little handpainted boxes and a new doll pattern. Stealing moments here and there.
Until then, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. I try to take a moment or two each day to relish the beauty of this season. I have a jenny wren nesting next to my front door; who sings to me every morning to remind me to be in the moment.
Even this craziness, worry and stress is a gift.
I should write that on my list so I remember it.


  1. Welcome back~ Are both the boys going away to school? That will be a great shock to your system to have them leave at the same time! You will sure notice the quiet. I have one away and two at home.

  2. Welcome back home! And congrats to purplecat!! :) I am glad you had a good trip and am sure you'll find back to your creative self in no time at all. Hope all is going well! Hugs, Silke

  3. Wowwee!! Its not often I win something :)
    I am just so pleased!!
    Heres my e-mail if you need it;
    karenjtomlinsonAThotmailDOTcoDOTuk -

  4. Welcome home and congrats to Purplecat!!

  5. Well, Glad to see you have returned to blog land.. Purplecat...
    Hope all is calming down for you, and glad you had a nice trip..
    Have a Great Weekend!

  6. Sounds like you have alot on your plate. Just wanted to stop in and tell you how much a loved the story of the kitty sleeping on the pie. How cute and naughty!

  7. Hi there Kelly,

    Thanks for stopping by! I am sorry I missed the giveaway!! I am so happy that your trip to Philly went well and you didn't up end up getting lost somewhere in Canada ;)

    It sounds like your plate is full!!! Be well and take care!


  8. Hey Kelly,
    There is something for you over at my blog.
    Many Hugs
    Hope all is well.

  9. Hi Kelly, just checking in and hoping that all is going well for you! Hugs, Silke

  10. Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!! my prize arrived today, it is lovely :) I shall definitely be using it! I love how you decorated the box. I had forgotten it was on its way and so it was a lovely suprise this morning, thanks also for the brooch:)
    I am so glad I won I am a lucky lady!