Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Friday, December 14, 2012

Winner of my giveaway

I'm late in picking a winner for my giveaway   I was in the hospital for another seven days, with more blood clots, and a tumor growing in between a big blood vessel and my spinal cord.  This is pushing my disc out of line and causing the blood cloths.  So sometime in the next week I will start radiation treatment again. :0(

But then I can have another giveaway when I'm done.  Please keep me in your prayers!

So the winner of this giveaway is Valerie from Yorkies Primitives.  I hope you enjoy your basket for many years to come!.  Stop over and visit with Valerie and her shop.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Celebrating the end of radiation with a give away

Please leave a comment to enter to win this hand-woven and hand-painted basket.  

One week ago I finished 25 rounds of radiation!  To finish this I have spent eight days in the hospital, and now looking forward to healing.  This all started early in May when I found out I have cancer of the uterus.  This lead to; blood clods, seeing a heart specialist, having surgery, radiation, and from all the side affects from this and the drugs.. I'm now left with some pain in my lower back.  I'm sure in time this will also go away.  So please leave a comment to enter, and if you have time please share on your blog and Facebook.  I did take some pictures of the staff and the machine, but because of the lead in the walls they did not turn out well.  So please help me celebrate the end of this long journey!

May you all have a blessed Holiday Season!

Winner will be picked 12-10-2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What is Wednesday - Halloween

Halloween is the day before All Saints Day.  First started to mark the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, with its darker days.  

In Ireland and Scotland they used turnips to carve, but the immigrants to North American like the native pumpkin better for carving.  The first recorded carving the pumpkin started in 1837, but it was not until the mid 19th century that that it become associated with Halloween.  Thousand of vintage Halloween post cards shows children dressed up, but not going door to door trick or treating.

The first mass produced customs for Halloween where in the stores in the 1930's.  Beside ghost stores at parties there is apple bobbing, or eating donuts hung from string that had to be eaten with out the use of your hands.

Halloween foods include candy apples, candy corn, caramel apples, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, roasted pumpkins seeds and apple cider.  Enjoy your Halloween and make it a safe day for our kids..

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dirtroad Team With Valentine Fiber Art and Fine Old Things

I have been missing again, more health issue! With that said please take sometime to visit with two more shops from the Dirtroad Team.  The first is Donna from Valentine Fiber Art.  Donna makes a lot of different items with a portion of her profit going to the Calliope Rescue.  They are a group of volunteers who rescue and rehabilitate animals to be permanently placed with a family forever.  Donna crochets bags, totes, pincushions, facial scrubbies, and more.  Make sure you check out each item for the all would make some great stocking stuffers, while help a pet find a new home.

The next shop is Karen from Fine Old Things. Karen is always on the hunt for some new vintage treasures for her Etsy shop, and with 13 pages of vintage goodies you will finds something for yourself or for a gift. Bring back some great memories with the McDonald's glass mugs or some other wonderful memories. Many of her items could be added to Christmas stocking also.  Keep checking her shop for that missing item you have been looking for, or contact her for some help.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Artfire Daily Collection

One of my collections on Artfire made the daily collection!  Stop by and find some wonderful items.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Artfire Collection

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Big Give Away over at the Rusty Thimble

Stop over at the Rusty Thimble and enter to win a big give away.  Follow the link then follow the rules.

Good Luck!