Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winner of CQ Give Away!!!

Links to this post

It's amazing what one week can do for your life. Like the quote that I have on my header says "All in a matter of time..." Life is sorta getting back to normal (whatever that is LOL!) for me and I'm starting to feel human again. Never ever think "that can't happen to me" as just last Sunday I found myself in a health scare that rocked me. Thank God that he was watching over me as today I'm feeling great and just want to put the drama behind me, grab the bull by the horns and do what I have to do to make this 58 year old body the best it can be. Thank you everyone who sent well wishes and prayers... they are working!


So... a week later and I bet you are all waiting to hear who won the Give Away. All day long I tried to get that dang Random.org site to work for me but to no avail... this is actually how I was starting to feel before I realized it might be easier if I just wrote down everyones name and had hubby pull a winner. Don't laugh - I'm sure you have all been this aggrevated with your computer at one time or another!




Wrote down, numbered (in case of duplicate names) and cut up the strips - mixed up the names and had hubby draw one


and... the winner of this adorable little glass bird jar full of lace is SHARON!!! She was the 28th person to comment. Congratulations Sharon. Please send me your address so I can get these pretties to you this week. You can send your address to me at bnickilee@aol.com



Hmmmmmm, I feel bad that I had ya'll wait so long so how about I pull another name out for a sweet little package of some of my recently dyed laces.... be back in a minute.


Ok... times up - the winner of the lace pack is #96 LifemyWay - again, please send me your address so I can mail them to you.


Have a great week everyone and remember... be kind to your body - it's the only one you have.



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My apologies on Announcing Give Away Winner

Links to this post

Sometimes life gets in the way ... sometimes the unexpected happens in life.

I would like to apologize to all of you who left such nice comments on my blog and entered my Lace Give Away. I'm so sorry that I have yet to announce the winner. I promise to announce the winner this coming Saturday.

Since last Sunday life has been a blur. I've spent the last 3 days in the hospital being poked and prodded by numerous Doctors and having every test known... and way too many needles to count. I'm not going to elaborate on the details but would like to share with you all a piece of advice....

Please, Please, listen to your body. If you feel that that something just isn't "right", that something is out of the "normal" for you, be sure to do everything to be heard by your Dr. Don't let anyone let you think you are imagining a hurt or an ailment. You and only you know your body.... it is a temple so take care of it. Sometimes we all need to take a step back and remember that we are human and are given only one body to take care of. I don't want to get into preaching just want it to be said that we all need to be the keepers of our own beautiful bodies.

For those of you who have a lace order in, please know I will be filling them this week and will have them all out in the mail by the weekend. I'm sorry you have had to wait a few days. Hopefully, once I get my feet back under me, I'll be back in the swing of adding new goodies to RavioLee Dreams and happily stitching some new CQ pretties.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

CQ Lace Give Away & Bird Blocks

Links to this post
A little birdie told me the other day that spring is on the way. I sure hope so! The first sign that this might be so is that the snow has finally melted. It's not a pretty sight but I can close my eyes and just imagine in about a month that the earth will start to turn that beautiful shade of spring green and soon after, the flowers will start popping.


When not dyeing lace, I have been trying to get caught up on my CQing swaps. I'm currently in a Bird Themed CQ RR and just finished this cute little block for Connie (6") - don't you just love the bird theme?


Another bird block - embellished for Janet:



I am hosting a CQ One on One Block Swap over ont he HGTV Quitling Forum and pulled Rose's name to make a 12.5" block . Rose wanted a garden theme for her block so I began by cross stitching a little bird house to use as the focal for her block. I've been working on it off and on and will have it done in time for the March 26th due date. Sorry, I can only show you a peek as it is a surprise.




With spring coming and birds being the theme I've been working with, I thought I would use them as a theme for my CQ Give Away.

Ok, so I fibbed a little. In my last post, I promised a Give Away to celebrate my 300th Sale on Etsy. Well... here I am a little late BUT I can now say I am 1 sale away from my 400th Sale! I am so excited and want to thank all of you for supporting RavioLee Dreams. The past two weeks have absolutely insane! I've been working nonstop at keeping up with the orders and am having so much fun meeting so many wonderful ladies with so many talents. I have tons of pretties to upload this week and have scheduled another 4 day dyeing marathon for mid week so please stop by when you have the urge for a lace fix.
For the Give Away I thought I would combine a bird theme with the laces.... something "spring", something colorful. I've put together a cute little glass jar with a bird top and embellished a piece of lace as a little wrap for the jar just for you. The jar is filled with 11 pieces of dyed lace, 5 purple vintage glass buttons, a pretty vintage rhinestone button, and 3 adorable bird charms.
As my way of saying thank you, all you need to do to enter is leave a comment. If you would like two chances , become a follower. (post a second time that you did). That's it. I will announce the winner (pulled by random number) on Sunday evening March 20th. Please be sure to leave me a way to contact you should you be the winner.


Sorry about the picture quality - I think its time for a new camera. Any suggestions?

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails