Friday, August 29, 2008

Back in the Groove

Hello friends! I feel so bad for neglecting you--but after the RIDICULOUSLY BAD week I had last week, I've been busy as heck trying to get back in the groove!

Thank you all so much for your lovely sentiments and prayers and encouragement and hugs--I just re-read through them this morning and am touched to tears by all you caring and lovely people. Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Your kindess has inspired me to create this cutey pie---see that smile on her face, it's just like the one I have on mine (oh no, I think our figure is about the same too! yikes!)

I was also smiling pretty big when I got this package in the mail!! I was fortunate enough to win a blog giveaway over at Gina's Lilly*s of London*ish blog!! yeah! Thanks so much Gina--it's a very fun and generous gift !! Check out the goodies:

I've been crafting full swing making up some handy and pretty day planners/appointment books for the new year (the agendas I found have the dates starting in June 2008 and going to January 2010 (yup 2010! aaaarrghhh! can you believe that-- aint' it crazy how the time slips away!) Here is the newest of the bunch

I just love the Free Spirit fabrics--so colorful and whimsical!!

AND last, but not least--lol! I scored a little bit of the vintage rick rack that I like to use on my little shabby coasters, so I whipped this one up. I really enjoy working on these in the evening, they make me happy!

Brother Update: They let Paul go home on Wednesday--he was happy to get home and seemed in very good spirits. He says he isn't really having much pain at all, with the exception of the the skin grafts (I was happy to hear that!) He goes for a follow-up with his surgeon today and a visit to the cancer doc on Tuesday. We are still praying, and so far all the scans haven't turned up any new surprises, thank GOD! We will know more after Tuesday I guess, but I am feeling very hopeful that they got it all. Thanks again to you all for the support, I appreciate it more than you will ever know!

Have a great day!

21 comments:

Attic Rat said...

Welcome back, Karen! I love your coasters, too. They are simply splendid. Glad to hear your brother is healing fine. We'll keep him in our prayers. Today, I go to see my brand-new nephew. He was born last week but he's a tiny thing - 2 pounds, 4 ounces. I don't expect to hold him, but at least I can peak at him through the glass. Reports are that he is doing well.

Junie Moon said...

I'm so glad Paul is home and feeling better. I'll keep him in my prayers.

Creative projects are activities that feed my soul. They are a joy in the good times and a solace in the bad times. Your new creations are wonderful and I'm glad that you're finding your way back after the hard challenges you've been facing lately.

Sandy Michelle said...

Thansk for stopping by my blog with sweet comments!I'm loving the eye candy in this post!

Sandy xox

Amanda said...

Those little elephants are so cute! Glad to hear your brother is on the road to recovery!

Jenn Maruska said...

Welcome back!

It's good to see you creating again. : )

I'll be sending positive thoughts to you and your brother.

Best, Jenn

amyelisedesigns said...

Hi Karen! Blessing and prayers to you and your family! Take good care! Hugs! Amy

Catnip Studio said...

Yay for your brother! That is great news! The elephant tags are adorable, and I sooo love the vintagey floral teacup coasters (what a wonderful gift a set of those would be for our tea-loving friends, hmmm) Kathy

Bonny said...

Glad life is getting a bit better for you - congrats on your blog giveaway win (looks fab!)

So glad to hear Paul is making great progress - keep the faith that it will continue! Blessings!

Sal said...

I've just read your news.I do hope that things turn out well for your brother.
Meanwhile..I love your creations!
;-)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

So glad you're back and so glad the news is good! Have a nice labor day weekend! Twyla

iSew said...

OH my gosh Misses Kwitty. All my best to Paul. I really hope he's okay.

I love your elephants, btw. So cute!

Carol said...

Oh Karen! I haven't stopped by any blogs the past few weeks. I'm sorry about your brother and grandpa. I will say a prayer for Paul.

Lisa said...

Oh gosh, I hadn't been here and didn't realize all you've been going through. I'm glad you've had some good news! Your coasters are adorable. I've been crocheting some coasters myself. Fun! Your elephant is so cute and you do not have the same shape. hehehe LOL You are too funny.

Lallee said...

Karen, I'm glad your brother is now home and recovering well from his surgery. There is no place like home. I will continue to pray. I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandfather. How nice that he had a long life and went so peacefully.

That pink elephant really is a cutie.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

I'm so sorry you had so much stress to deal with. I'm glad your brother is feeling well and on the mend.

Your projects are as cute as ever!
The little elephant is adorable.

Kimberly :)

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Karen, so sorry to hear about your brother and your loss.. I am praying for him and sending you loads of hugs.. please remember to take care of yourself!
Hugs, Linda

Amy said...

Love your new stuff.
I send hugs your way and hope things start looking up soon.
Amy

Kathy Martin Studio said...

What an adorable little coaster! =)

I just won my first blog giveaway yesterday! It was fun to find out, and I can't wait for my items. =)

I hope to do a giveaway sometime soon.

Smiles,
Kathy

kathymartinstudio.blogspot.com

PamperingBeki said...

I'm glad things are improving! :)

Allison said...

Love your elephant tag...so cute!

KJ said...

Your GROOVE is lookin' good! I like what I see here. Isn't fall great?

If you have a moment, come and vote for you favorite Diamond Poem.

Hugs, KJ

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