Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Counting my blessings

Sometimes I just can't believe the generosity of others. After being MIA from the blog world for a few days, I get a message from Mary at Gettysburg Homestead saying that she has a surprise for me over at her blog. And what do you suppose I find once I get there?? This lovely and extremely kind award.... I simply can't believe that she has awarded me this, especially given the fact that I have been doing some whining on my blog lately..... But, THANK YOU THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, Mary. Here are the rules to this little bit of fun! 1. The winner can put the logo on her blog. 2. Link the person you received your award from. 3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs. 4. Put links of those blogs on yours. 5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated. And the nominees are........ 1. Kim at Bitty Bits and Pieces. She makes some wonderful quilts and is so giving to all those around her. She also shares wonderful recipes, too! 2.Linda at All Stitched Up.She has organized the most fabulous swaps. She is a very talented seamstress and her stitching work is impeccable. 3.Cori at familywithfivekids Cori is so dedicated to her sweet family.She is always volunteering at her kids schools. She is a scrapbook aficionado and gifted card maker! 4.Tara at Just the Bergie Boyz. Tara is also a very talented quilter and crafter. She recently made THE cutest pincushion for Linda's pincushion swap. She also posts the sweetest pictures of her boys. 5.Nicole at Our Cozy Nest. She posts some wonderful pictures of her home (and those of others!)on her blog. And do you want to hear a strange coincidence??? Nicole and I attended the same high school!!(I do believe there were many years in between, though! haha!) 6.Anna at Thimbleanna. Anna is so funny! I always have a little giggle every time I read her blog. She also leaves the sweetest comments! Then, I received this wonderful PIF gift from Kindra at Three Guys, a Girl and a Prim place. I just KNEW she would send something wonderful! Thanks Kindra!! It makes me want to get out all my fall decorations, even though it is still as hot as Hells Hinges here in AZ! :) Craig returned from China on Sunday. He brought so many wonderful gifts for the kids and me!! He called it our "Chinese Christmas"! He brought me this beautiful pearl necklace, bracelet and earring set. He also brought me a little sugar bowl...not for sugar, though. He said it's for my "trophy case". (That's what he calls my curio cabinet.) He is so funny!! Here is a little something I have been working on for my Whatcha' Working on Wednesday post..... It's a Halloween table runner. I seem to be making a lot of runners these days. I know it's because (a) they work up faster than a quilt (b) they are easier than a quilt and (c) I am a finish it tonight kinda gal!! Well, I am off to prepare dinner for the missionaries. This is their third time in as many weeks. They are a lot of fun. I am going to get some pictures of them tonight!

11 comments:

Kindra said...

Congrats on your award! You so deserve it! I'm glad you like your PIF gift. It was sure fun to make! And what fun to get treasures from China! The jewelry is lovely. Have a great evening!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Your Welcome!!!

What a beautiful necklace!!! You got a great guy!!

I really like your Halloween table runner too.

Mary

Gayle said...

Jo-Anne - It's FUN to feed the missionaries and visit with them, especially when you can ask them a million questions about getting your son ready to go! Love your halloween quilt block

Linda said...

What a pretty set from China! Craig did good!

Your quilt is adorable and the PIF from Kendra is awesome!

I hope your dinner went well.

Leslie said...

Congrats on your award!

What lovely gifts from China. I was telling my hubby about your hubby being over there the other night while he was watching the Olympics ;)

The table runner is really festive and cute.

Have a great rest of your week!

Leslie said...

Dang! I forgot to say that I love your gift from Kindra! Very nice :)

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations and thanks for passing it on to me -- you're so sweet! Glad Craig made it home safely. I love your halloween table runner -- I should be working on some of those myself!

Angie said...

What a lovely table runner..I am getting in the spirit of Fall, too....the weather is helpin with that! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and sayin hi..please stop by anytime! I loved reading through your blog..your family is too precious! What a great picture! You are sooo blessed!

~Angie

Sara Adams said...

That necklace is beautiful!!! I have always been scared to try a quilt! Maybe I will try a table runner first. Thanks for the idea!

This Country Girl said...

Congratulations on your award! And that was a great PIF gift from Kindra! I love that! She does such great work! And don't feel bad, it's pretty hot here too still!

Tammy

Julie said...

Congrats on your award. Kindra is so amazing--love her stuff. Is the stitchery glued to wood? Cute idea. Your hubby has good taste!! I love your cute Halloween runner. Also, I'm with you--I make a lot of runners and wall hangings--they work up quicker---maybe a trade is in our future????!!!! How fun would that be?!! Take care and have a great day. Julie