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Thursday, February 2, 2012

I WON!! Yippee!!

I can hardly believe I have not posted since Christmas.  It has been a very busy month - my hubby had to have an emergency exploratory appendectomy just days after the new year.  He is still recuperating but is almost back to his usual routine.  As I told my family and friends, I am not cut out for this housewife stuff - it is too much work!  The cooking, cleaning, taking out garbage, grocery shopping - it's really too much work for one person - can't wait for him to resume his chores so I can get back to doing what I like doing best!!  Actually, you may think I am either a very selfish wife or I am exaggerating - I am neither - I am very lucky that my husband is the best cook and does the vacuuming and cleans the kitchen and does his own laundry.  I do have the bathrooms, dusting, my laundry and I cook on occasion but I can't say anyone in the family is crazy about that idea.  Sometimes it takes a little bump in the road to appreciate what others do for you - and I am very appreciative.

I am also not a person who wins a lot of things but I feel I am very lucky in so many ways.  So when I do win I get very excited.  And especially when it happens at the end of the year.  I had forgotten about entering Rita's (mammabellearte) giveaway so when she emailed me and said I won - I was over the moon happy!!  Such beautiful handmade items - I could hardly wait.  Some were being made just for me so I knew I had to wait a bit to get them but within a week or so I started receiving my items. 

My first package came in with this beautiful apron - don't you just love the green pocket

Then there is this perfect third hand - a vice which can hold a multitude of things while crafting or painting - love it!

This was exciting - a few days later a box arrived with all the following lovelies - the pink and black tissue paper was almost too pretty to unwrap - I will definitely be keeping that. 

Look at the pretty Marie burlap bag - and the Christi Repasy rose note cards -

and the "charming" (a little play on words) necklaces - I may have to fight my daughter and daughter in law to keep these - but wait there is more -

A Creative Pilgrimage book - and she had it signed by the author - how neat!!

Then I untie the burlap bag and inside I find the prettiest pink, ivory, and green seam binding ribbon - love that stuff!!  I will save it to wrap something wonderful.  And beautiful Italian lace - such eye candy!!

I love Christi Repasy roses - and I love writing notes but it will have to be someone pretty special for me to use these - I may just save them for a while - they are so pretty!

And that's not all - I received an email last weekend saying my handmade spoon necklace was on it's way - I just know it is going to be wonderful - I will post a pic as soon as it arrives. 

It's time to get back to the easel as I have a lot of things to paint this year and hopefully purge my painting studio.  Until next time....

Wouldn't you know it, just fifteen minutes after posting the above my spoon necklace came it - These were hand stamped by Suzie at VintageSusiesandWings@blogspot.com

I wish you could see what she has stamped onto the spoons.  I gave her my initials and said to surprise me with her design - little did she know that my nickname when I was younger was "Bee"  The smaller spoon says "Buzz" and is attached to the teaspoon that says "Bee Happy".  That is so totally sweet!!  And then just as a very nice gesture she included an extra fruit spoon necklace that says "Hope - Faith - Love".  I am just thrilled with all my winnings.  Thank you Rita and all the ladies who were so generous.  What a lucky girl I am!!


  1. Woweeeeee Brenda a fabulous win for sure, enjoy all your pretties ;) congrats my friend.....


  2. Who isn't thrilled with a Christi Repasy gift! WOW!!! Lucky you ... & look at all those other wonderful treasures. The moon sprinkled light upon you. Enjoy!

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~

  3. Congratulations! Your win is gorgeous!! I love it all!

  4. Keeping house IS a great deal of hard work. I whish my hubby helped out more. You are very blessed to have such a good helper. Congratulations on the giveaway win.

  5. Brenda~
    Everything is absolutely lovely! Congrats on winning such a wonderful giveaway!! Glad your hubby is doing well & things are almost back to normal!!

  6. Beautiful winnings! Glad to see you back..and glad your husband is doing well.

  7. Oh you are a luck girl! Fabulous giveaway, lovely gifts. Sure glad your husband is almost back to his normal routine but the greatest gift is your husband who knows how to do important things, like cooking, laundry and other home chores. Like you I'm also lucky……….
    Happy Pink Saturday.

    The French Htuch

  8. Oh, this is beautiful!! Love the pink and green and the fact that your husband is getting back to himself is the best gift of all!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  9. Wow, you are so lucky to win so many fabulous goodies! I love them all, but especially the spoon necklaces. I wish your husband a speedy recovery. Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

  10. Lucky, lucky girl!! Fabulous gifties! Glad to hear your husband is on the mend. I've heard that some husbands cook...my husband hasn't though...;) Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  11. How fun that the gifts just kept coming. I'm in love with that apron it is really pretty. I love it when husbands cook--mine takes me out.

  12. How lucky are you!? LOOK at all these wonderful goodies!!! Stunning stuff! That would put a smile on anyone's face :)


  13. What a lovely stash!
    You sure were lucky. The apron is gorgeous!\

  14. Yep, you are blessed to have such a good husband! My husband is willing to cook, I am just not willing to spend the night with food poisoning!! LOL

    I love all of the goodies you won, especially the apron! So pretty.

    Thank you for your visit and sweet comments friend.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  15. Hi Brenda, Congrats on your wonderful win. Such gorgeous treasures. Love everything. So glad to hear your hubby is on the mend. What a blessing he is to help you so. Have fun painting and getting back in the studio.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I have missed you and so glad to see you posting again. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  16. Nothing wrong with a hubby that likes to help his honey. I think you have a keeper. Hope he gets well soon.
    Congrats on all your nice winnings. Looks like you hit the jackpot. lol

  17. Hi Brenda, So nice to view your pretty win again. I bet you are enjoying your treasures.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind words. So nice to see you and I wish you a great weekend.
    Got an email from SDP this morning. Our new Decorative Painter issue 1 is going to print. I can't get used to getting them so late in the new year now and not receiving our member card till then. Oh well, I am looking forward to this issue.
    Blessings to you my friend.
    XO Celestina Marie

  18. Hi Brenda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  19. bet you are enjoying your treasures.


I am so happy you came for a visit and I love reading your comments. I hope you will check back with me often. Until then, I will be at my easel - Happy Painting.