11 February 2007

back on track

Ok, thanks everyone for your patience. I am back from my run up to San Francisco to help my aunt. She is an electrical contractor and on Monday she had an accident while using her hole saw. It torqued and shattered her forearm causing her to need surgery to put it back together with steel plates and a screw in her wrist. Amazingly, they were able to do it as an out patient procedure but it still caused us to have to be at the hospital ALL day with NO INTERNET (c'mon people.. what century do we live in with no Internet at the hospital?)
Anyway, the first night was pretty rough and she was in a lot of pain. There is a very awkward cast on it causing her to have difficulty finding a comfortable position to sleep. We managed to get her set on a good routine of pain meds and propped her up with a bunch of pillows. I stayed the following day and night and headed home late yesterday afternoon in quite the rainstorm. Thank goodness I was driving the truck with has good tires and 4WD. Anyway, thanks to those of you who have sent well wishes to us. She had a great surgeon and I imagine she will be up and at 'em in no time.

In other news.. I FINALLY got this new banner posted to my new friend Heather's blog. I have been working on it for some time but it took me awhile to actually get it posted since I had to go out of town.

Heather is super talented and sweet. Check out her blog (which I just added to my links) and be sure to scroll down tot he AMAZING bridal shower she threw for her daughter!

I was delighted to return home to open up my banner from the Heart to Heart swap. I was very excited to open up the package and see a very fun box created by Tracie Lyn and in it was this whimsical banner from Syd! I love it and already put it up. I will try to get some pix tomorrow.
Finally, this piece in the heART swap was never claimed despite a couple of emails to the winner so I am going to re-draw for it AND this fabric ornament. Unfortunately, I will not be able to get it to a new home in time for Valentine's Day I guess that is ok.

If you would like a second chance to win this tag and the ornament and some other goodies from me, please leave a comment to this post and I will draw a name on Valentine's day to win. You MUST leave contact information if I cannot contact you thru your Blog profile to be eligible. I'm sorry to be this way but I'd like to be able to easily contact the winner.



  1. I'd be very happy to be in your drawing for the unclaimed valentine goodies. I will not have a computer with me (in Mexico) until after the 19th. If name is drawn I promise to get to you immediately. Hope that life gets to a more "normal" pace.
    peace, nancy

  2. Julie K in Taiwan2/12/07, 1:15 AM

    Yay, a second chance! I've got my fingers crossed that I'll win your beautiful art.

    Healing wishes for your Aunt.

  3. good to know everything is okay and your aunt is on the mend! and you made it how safely..love your hearts, please count me in~

  4. Oooo - fun! Please enter me in the drawing. :)

  5. Sending in my name for eligibility for the wonderful prizes!!!! Wahooo! You know where to find me!!

    and JEEPERS MARIE, that new blog banner is exquisite!!!!!!!!!!! Wow!

  6. Karin(creativechaos)2/12/07, 11:55 AM

    Wow!!!That blog banner is BEAUTIFUL! You do amazing work. She must be so excited!

  7. Love your artwork! Sign me up for the drawing!! Hope your aunts feeling better SOON!! Sending good healing vibes!

  8. I just found your site but I'd love to be entered in the drawing. http://amothersminute.blogspot.com/

  9. I really like the banner you made for Heather. It looks great!!

  10. The banner you made is gorgeous! I'm sorry to hear about your Aunt, I hope she's on the mend soon! I received my birdhouse magnet from your drawing and it is gorgeous, I would encourage everyone to enter the drawing!

  11. What a lovely blog...glad I visited...please come by my place as well..would love to have you there www.gypsypurple.blogspot.com


  12. So sorry to hear about your aunts accident, you were so lovely to drive up here and be with her. I am glad she's home mending now.
    I love that banner, I need to talk to you about doing one.

    and please, I would love to put my name in the hat!

    I'm also glad YOU are feeling a bit brighter!

  13. to bad for the first winner, but great for us who still would love a chance to win...


  14. i would love a chance! :) glad to read that you are back home safe and sound. i know your little one must have been so happy to see you! :) i will be sending well wishes to your aunt.

  15. Happy Valentine's day to one of my favorite bloggers. You are always so full of inspiration and beauty - thank you for sharing what you share.

  16. Heather....

    Good thoughts to your aunt...what a scary thing to have happen.

    Love the new banner for the other Heather....which I've decided is an arty name as she has great style just like you !!!

  17. I love this new banner. I think it is my favorite one so far...