Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Blog Giveaway Winner on Our 25th Anniversary!

Blog Giveaway Winner on Our 25th Anniversary!

Thank you all for entering my blog giveaway and for my new followers. I hope you will drop by often (when I have time to post and to visit everyone around!) and see what I am up to!
Above you see us on our wedding day, June 22, 1985 and now at the surprise party our children and my in-law's threw us Saturday evening! My children had cleaned the house to a sparkle and invited about 70 of our closest friends! It was wonderful. All Jerry had been told was to take me out of town for the day and we went to the North Carolina mountains including Hendersonville and Brevard. We came home to a wonderful party! So I would like to thank them!
The names were put in the bowl for my giveaway and Joanna picked the winner:
Congratulations to my friend, Katie from Katie's Clay Corner! She and I have been blogging about our mini's for about three years now and I have been the recipient of some items from her that will go in Joanna's nursery when I ever get her house finished! Katie, I will e-mail you for your address! Hope you can use these items in your mini project! Congratulations!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Finally! My Blog Giveaway

Finally! My Blog Giveaway!

Some of you who visit me here often know that I have been the recipient of many blog giveaway's lately and meanwhile, I have been working toward mine and I felt it had to be worthwhile. I meant to have it at 200 followers and then 250 and now I am one away from 275 so here it finally is! I hope you like it and someone is able to give it a good home. It is one of my little chaise's in an allover blue foliage cotton print on white, a circular white wire table, one of my blue mophead hydrangea arrangements, a basket of our South Carolina peaches I made from poly clay, two little books and a blue toile pillow.

I so appreciate all of you who follow me and drop by to leave a comment and see what I am up to. Though I can't yet make mini's my full-time vocation, it is my avocation and I enjoy the friendships and awe-inspiring projects you all do. Thank you for the e-mails, phone calls, kind and encouraging comments here, Flickr and Facebook and thank you for accepting me and my little amateur efforst in your life! And to my new followers, I apologize for not welcoming you officially yet but I intend to soon.

Meanwhile, to be eligible to win my little giveaway, just be a follower and leave a comment on this post. I will have Joanna pick the winning name the week of our wedding anniversary, June 22, 2010. And thank you again for your friendship!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Baby Dolls and The Graduate

Baby Dolls and The Graduate

I ordered the Belly Button Babies mold set from Cynthia Howe and after much assistance via e-mail from Cynthia and Terri Davis, mini doll maker extraordinaire, I finally managed to put one together and to dress it! You can put this little thing in your hand and have plenty of room left over! And before even learning how to best assemble them, I ordered the yawning set. I will pour them soon! It only took me about five attempts to create a bodice and sleeves. This is not the best photo but I've been working on various projects all day in my basement and just took the pix in my living room with overhead light.

This tiny baby will go in Joanna's nursery and it is lying on one of the items I will be giving away which I will hopefully post next week in my long-overdue Blog Giveaway!

I also was most fortunate on my recent very odd winning streak of blog giveaways to win this little darling clothespin doll from Carol of Wee Treasures! Isn't she the sweetest little thing you have ever seen? think I will !name her Adelaide. She had to go out on my front porch to pose in front of the peonies. I love her!
And I also had to post this pix of my son, Ben at his Baccalaureate ceremony with his sisters, Maggie and Joanna. He surprised us by being named an Honors Graduate (the ability and intelligence are certainly there--he just sometimes doesn't give it his all scholastically!). He will go to Clemson University in the fall studying agriculture education (if he doesn't change his mind!) Graduation was Friday night and Jerry's birthday (49 and holding) was Saturday--I took him to see Robin Hood which was very good--and then Memorial Day was yesterday and we joined friends for a hamburger cookout.
My children, Maggie, 20 (almost), Ben, 18 and Joanna, 10, almost 11!