Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mealy Monsters, OWOH, Nicole Johnson, and Daryl (my new best friend)

I am in love with a monster, and no, it is not Howard, it is Daryl.

I love him, he makes me smile and this is quite something after my month. So you can see my infatuation with this guy.
Officially he is a mealy monster kid, but he is big 7 1/2"  from head to toe, I don't know why I thought they were small when I looked at Nicole's Flickr photo stream.

I got him wrapped very carefully in a bunch of bubble wrap and tissue and then more bubble wrap around him. He must have been quite comfortable travelling from across the north American continent, because he smiled briefly as I took him out. Either that or he was happy to finally be out. He has returned to his slightly suspicious face since then though. His gaze is usually directed at Howard's desk.

I was lucky enough to be one of two people that got one of Nicole's creations in the OWOH blog social Lisa Swifka
hosted from the 25th of January to the 16th of February 2010, I am over the moon. If you did not know about this, you should go read about it. It is probably going to go on next year, mark your calendars now. The were over 1000 of us this year.
I thought out of 333 excited people it would probably be a dream for me to win one of Nicole's awesome monters or kids, but it happened and I am soooooooooooo excited.

Daryl out in the wild the other day.
Click for bigger image
Daryl spends his days guarding my messy desk and watching Howard, roaming through tall grass, playing with my cats and carrying his monster with him everywhere he goes. He is a well behaved child and is very nice to the monster he thinks is a cat but looks similar to a bulldog tritopus a rare form of tritopi that are almost extinct. I think he can tell the difference now that he has met my cats.

Nicole Johnson
Mealy Monster Woman

Nicole's Blog

Nicole's Etsy shop

Nicole's Flickr

If you have not been to Mealy Monster Land, it is time for a little trip to visit Nicole, the monsters, and the kids. All the gates are open for you above and you will be so glad you did.  
Thank you so much Nicole for participating in the OWOH blog social. I am so glad I met you and Daryl.

Friday, February 26, 2010

the best of times- OWOH... the worst of times

I won this in the OWOH blog social from Debra at the midlife poet. You can visit Deb's blog at the link below.
I have had a very hard month.
But... in a bi-polar kind of way,
I have also had a wonderful month. I will highlight the good now.
I need to go to the good place.
One World One Heart (OWOH) blogger party.

Mom and Dad's 54th wedding anniversary.

My hubby's 60th birthday, the 14th.

My oldest daughters 29th birthday, the 16th.

I won this when Donna at So dark So cute had a giveaway for her birthday, her link is below.
Donna's birthday at so dark so cute

This also came from Deb,it truly looks good enough to eat. Click on pick for larger view. 
Deb's birthday at Midlife Poet
This is how it all came, I love the M.E. box, she is one of my favorites. If you stop by Deb's blog, tell her Happy Birthday.
OWOH has help so much to slide through some of the negative things of the month of February. It was giant blog party hosted by Lisa Swifka of A Whimsical Bohemian
I have more to share so stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am looking for comfort in this time of great sorrow.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for what has been your delight.
Kahlil Gabran

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Damn you cancer, Damn you!!!

You have taken so many from my life and are about to do it again.
Damn you cancer, damn you.

I love you woman!!
"Everything is an illusion after all. It is vapor and dust and smoke and mirrors. However, the love one feels is always true."
Renee from circling her head

Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH winners and some angel goddesses

Jacquie's goddess
I wanted to show you that the goddesses can also be made in to angels. I will also do a darker piece if that is what you wish.
It is personal. If you can tell me I can probaly make it for you.
My winners on the OWOH magical mystical tour are

Debbi at Diamond Grove- She will be the first one to get her goddess made.

Rose Works Jewelry- will be 2nd.

Li- My thoughts my my voice -will be 3rd

Bluebird and Elizabeth -Altered book lover - will be 4th

Pixiewinkle- My cosmopolitain diary -will be 5th

Congratulations to all of you. I am looking forward to making your own personal goddess.
Thanks again to Lisa Swifka from the Whimsical Bohemiam
visit her here and get ready for next year.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's day and Happy Birthday Honey

You still have a few hours for my OWOH giveaway here
Happy Valentine's day all of you. Thank you all so much for visiting on the One World One Heart (OWOH)magical mystical blog tour. Thank you to my regular readers for visiting too.
It is only a few hours till I draw the lucky winners.

It  has been a dramatic week for my whole family.
The loss of our loving mother, mother in law, grandmother, great-grandmother Rosalie, she will be dearly missed by all of us.
My sisters in laws and I, started cleaning out her apartment yesterday and going through so many things, that brought so many memories with them. It was a very bi-polar kind of day.
Up and down and good and bad.

Also My husband Howard's 60th birthday is today, Happy Birthday Honey, I love you dearly.
Valentine's day has never really been a big holiday for me. When your husband has his birthday on Valentine's day, the birthday takes priority, as it rightly should.
I love him 365 so it seems a bit redundant. I say it 365 so...
He is sad and it breaks my heart.

My blog sister friend Renee is also in the hospital and I am worried about her. Please send whatever good thoughts and prayers her way.
She also lost her mother last week.

I have been through waves of emotions, up and down over the last couple of weeks. I am tired.
giveaway, has made the difference for me, it has lifted me when I was down and given me something to do, people to meet, to talk to, and many that sent me understanding and so much comfort.
I am so grateful to Lisa Swifka OWOH organizer and conceptualizer. She has done a very good thing, with a very good and clear intent, and lovely way to meet new people and bloggers besides what it has done for me.
So happy Valentine's day to all of you, I love you 365. Thank you all so much, and I am so grateful and thankful for each and every one of you.

11th giveaway- One World One Heart

This post will remain at the top of the blog until Feb 14, 2010. Please Scroll down for more postings.
Good-bye MOM! We all love you, see everything you can see on your magic carpet ride, magical journeys await you now. When we meet again I want to hear all about them. You are always in our hearts, now and forever.xoxox
*update 02/02/10* I have decided to draw two people with the random number generator on the 14th,  and depending on how many more people I get, I may even add another.
*update 02/04/10* I am going to add another (3rd) giveaway at 150 comments, if I reach that.
Thank you all so much for your kindness and heartfelt words, they have helped me lift up and out of what is a sad, sad time for myself and my family. Blessings all over all of you...and thank you.
*02/07/10* I am having so much fun and the people I have met, are amazing and so wonderful. I am not getting anything done and my house looks like a tornado ran through and I could care less, my magic carpet is zooming through blog land as fast as it can. I am getting close to 200 responses and if that hapens I will add another goddess to the giveaway. That will make 4 in the giveaway. I hope you will understand that these are something that I do not rush through and I weave my love in to each turn of the wire and each image I make out of the clay, if you can bare to wait till it is finished, add your name to the list. 
Thank you for this magical mystical tour, it is making my heart so light, I needed that. That Lisa is a brilliant woman, thank ou so much Lisa for your precious time.
Again...good luck and blessings all over you all.
*02/11/10* Thank you so so much for all you have said sent and conveyed to me over these wonderful days of OWOH. I am in awe of the compassion and grace that abound in blog land. I am adding a 5th goddess to the draw. My light has been re-kindled. May the blessings abound for you all. It is so very very nice to meet you all.

If you click on the picture it will take you there by a "magic carpet" which is the theme this year.
And to all of the other blogs involved in this world wide love fest. The blogs will be on the right hand side at Whimsical Bohemian.

Welcome to all, from One World One Heart which will now be known as OWOH.
I am so glad you have stumbled upon my little place on the web. Welcome!
To my regular pretties -you get to play too.
I am a little late at jumping on this glorious bandwagon, but I wanted to get the 10th giveaway under my belt, family matters, and I just found out this last week. On something so marvelous where people meet and talk from all over the world, better late than never I say!
To the right you can see Madi's is getting in the spirit and wrapped herself in the magic carpet. She is always ready for a new adventure.

Lisa Swifka at a Whimsical Bohemian
started this in 2007 with a few blogs and it has grown beyond belief to over 900 blogs this year and last. Please join in there is still time. Feb.08, 10 is the deadline.
I am honored to be a part of this and I do it in honor of my mother in law Rosalie who is dying.
Rosalie has been a friend and a beautiful influence in my life for many many years and what Lisa is doing would be something she would love. Rosalie was also a kindred spirit and could needle point, embroider, crochet, sew, and knit with the best of them, she owned and worked a "Jewel Art" in the 60's. She is also the one that told me " your work should look as good on the back as it does on the front" and "I weave and blend love in to each one of my pieces".
Have a great ride on the magic carpet MOM!! I will miss you so much. I love you and thank you! Ching-ching La'chaim

In Lisa words:

I created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.

We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants, to say I was amazed is an understatement. 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.

This is more than wanting to win something.......that is only the the end it's about finding kindred spirits. Someone who may be fairly new to blogging, not sure how to navigate, find others and have others find them....Some are long time bloggers and in some cases well known in the blogging community. Whatever the case it brings all of them together. This is an INTERNATIONAL event that has and had participants from the US, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Malaysia, Brazil, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, England,Wales, Slovenia and more. It transcends geographical location, socio economics, political affiliation, religious's a coming together like the giant community we are on this planet. If only it took a simple giveaway to create PEACE everywhere, in the mean time here we give from our hearts. We are not solving the worlds problems nor are we curing anything nor are we changing the world. We are merely generating a closer community between humans through blogging. What more could I ask for, my little idea has surpassed my wildest dreams of what it could become.
For my giveaway:
I will be making one of my goddess brooches for the winner.
You can refer back to my 10th giveaway here:
You will be able to have her made to you specifications, She will also be resting in a magic carpet base.
Depending on the amount of entries I may do this again and pick another winner.

The rules, as there must be some once in a while
1. You must have a blog or email so I can get back to you.
I will pick another name if I can not get in touch with you.

2. Leave a comment on this post only.

3. One comment only.

The winner will be drawn on the 14th of February 2010 at 12 noon MIDNIGHT pst (pacific standard time), I will announce the winner (or winners?) on the 15th of February

Thank you for riding the magic carpet with me. Have fun and good luck on your travels.
Comeback again sometime, it was so nice to meet you

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So dark so cute- Donna's birthday.

My blogfriend Donna's birthday is the 12th of this month and she is going to give us a chance to get a present. Now that is a little different, but who am I to tell her.
Her blog is So Dark So Cute
 and here is the post you want
She has the best little skullies, one in black and one in white.
Stop over and put your name in there, all she asks is, that you tell your blogfriends about it, pretty easy for a birthday present when it is not even your birthday. Stop and have a look see too. Fun blog!!
Check out this one, I just love this
Happy Birthday Donna!

Monday, February 1, 2010

10th giveaway Winner- Nita Butler

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Nita Butler is the winner of the custom goddess angel. Congratulations Nita!
I picked the winner with the random number generator.