Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Easter Swap !

A few days ago I received my Easter Swap package from Dottee ... I squealed with delight when I opened it !!  I couldn't believe it ... Dottee and I used the same image on our tag !! Is that crazy or what ???   We've never met and only emailed a couple times prior to the swap but obviously have some things in common ... what a hoot !!  The image we used is one of my favorites !!    This was my first "swap" and it was fun!   A special Thank You to Sandy for hosting our swap. look forward to your next one !!
 My sweet tag from Dottee - love the glittery bunny and little pins

 All my goodies - (note empty candy bag bottom right )

I sent the things below to Dottee:
A tag, a couple dozen handmade cupcake toppers w/wrappers, some crafting goodies, some chocolate (of course) and an Easter pull toy I made. I love vintage pull toys and thought I'd give it a try.

 My Tag to Dottee

My first pull toy, but it was fun so I'll probably do this again.  Thanks to Elizabeth at Creative Breathing for sharing the cute image

Thanks for stopping by, always good to see you !  E

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen !

Matthew 28

Jesus Has Risen

 1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Praise be to God !  Easter Blessings to you and yours,  E in TN

Friday, April 22, 2011

Chug'n Along

It's hard to believe that it Easter is only one day away!  This month has gone by pretty fast but at times really slow.  Thanks to everyone for the prayers for my Aunt, she died peacefully on April 7th so the last couple of weeks have been pretty hard.  She was the last living relative of her generation and very special to me and my daughter.  My mother died before my daughter was born and Aunt Chob (pronounced with short vowel sound) was like a Grandmother to Laura.

Aunt Chob had a life long battle with her weight, and in 1981 had wt. loss surgery; it no doubt saved her life.  The picture above is how I remember my Aunt Chob from my childhood.  I remember when this photo was taken she had lost several pounds.  She always liked to dress up, she looks really happy here. The interesting thing to me about this picture are the cameras in the bottom corners of the pic.  If it weren't for Aunt Chob and her camera there would be very few pictures of me and the cousins.  Aunt Chob loved to take pictures.  
Aunt Chob was mighty proud of Laura and I.  Laura is an actor and Aunt Chob loved to see Laura perform.  The pic above is a few years ago following one of Laura's college shows, she was nurse Ratched in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".  (I'm look'n pretty bad here. I was knee deep in chemo, had no hair and a very few blood cells) 

Aunt Chob loved the soap opera General Hospital and her dream was to see Laura on "her show" ...  well that didn't happen but ironically during one of Aunt Chob's final semi-lucid days we were at her beside watching TV and the ACM (Academy of Country Music) award show was on.  The country duo Steel Magnolia was nominated for New Vocal Duo of the year and a segment of their video "Last Night Again" was aired.  Laura had been cast in the video and it was filmed last summer.  So there was L's (for 2 seconds) on national TV!!  Aunt Chob seemed to smile ... we cried.  We miss you Aunt Chob :)

(Laura in black/white cks on left)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Life is calling ... be back soon

Thanks to all for the kind words of encouragement and prayers for my Aunt.  She is being discharged home tomorrow with Hospice, so I will be away for a while.  I will see you at Sandy's Easter Swap.  Blessing to you, E