Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a really rainy day

perfect for this

and this

sunshine is promised by the end of the week

Saturday, March 27, 2010

and the lucky bunny is....

I am so happy to announce the winner of my give-away!
My goodness, I had a lot of entries!  Thank you all for taking the 
time to visit my blog and leave so many nice comments.
A big thank you & welcome to my new followers!
Stay tuned ... my one-year-of-blogging anniversary
is in April.  I'll be having a give-away just for followers!
And now the winner of the adorable bunny plate
Becky of Sweet Cottage Dreams!
Congratulations & thanks!
Love, Carol

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Some bunny will be lucky!

Happy Spring!
I had so much fun putting this collage together for 
Happy, Happy, Happy Spring!

I am celebrating Spring & reaching 100 followers with this sweet little give-away:

This adorable plate is by Grasslands Road & is 6" in diameter.
How precious are that bunny & chick?!
Look at this pretty edge:

I'm looking forward to sending this dear little bunny plate to a lucky winner!

For one entry: leave a comment
For two entries: comment about my give-away on your blog, then come back & let me know
For three entries: become a follower or let me know that you already follow

Winner will be selected on March 27th!
Good luck & thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I am reading

I'm reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant for my book club this month.

I read this book years ago, but the second time around is often more fulfilling.
I love "stepping inside" the story, which is how Diamant's
writing makes me feel. I'll be sad when the ending comes and
I have to leave Dinah & her mothers again.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Give-away at Always Nesting

Marla at Always Nesting is having a great give-away to celebrate her 200 followers milestone.
Go see!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Kimberly Shaw

 Linked to Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Almost a year ago, I won a give-away. Now I normally don't ever win anything,
but this time I won what I called "the gorgeous greeting card jackpot"!
You can read more about it here. I could not believe my luck!
My blogger/flickr/artist friend Kimberly Shaw had a
fantastic give-away of her beautiful cards.

In case you don't know of Kim, she's a very talented artist who runs a
greeting card company, Kimberly Shaw Graphics.
Kim also has an Etsy shop.
Her delightful cards come with a tea bag (really delicious tea! I'm sipping her Earl Grey as I type!). She also carries notepads, magnets, pins, tea & tea accessories.

Well, back to my good fortune:

I knew I wanted to frame some of the cards to enjoy in my painting room.
The problem was, it was impossible to choose.

See what I mean? Gorgeous! Each one of them!
I can't believe the details and the lace! Kim's lace painting
is just amazing. What could be more perfect for my room
than lace, teacups, teapots, birds and beautiful flowers?!

So I framed them all, poster style.
What a beautiful addition to my painting studio!

Thank you again, Kim! I am just loving your art on my wall!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I'm joining Mary's Mosaic Monday & Sally's Blue Monday
(see a little blue in that sky?) Make sure to visit both blogs
for some Monday fun!

We went to beautiful Ireland some time ago.

It was my mother's dream to see Ireland,
so my daughter, a friend & I accompanied her.
We landed in Shannon on my mother's birthday and took
a land tour around the southern end to Dublin.
Although it was the end of July, the weather was
chilly & rainy but the scenery was so pretty, so peaceful!
I don't think I have ever seen as many shades of green.

Hope your St. Patrick's Day is a lucky one!

(Speaking of luck: another give-away is coming up in
celebration of reaching 100 followers! Stay tuned!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I'm laid up for a bit,

but this is keeping me good company!