Sunday, February 21, 2010

Red things, for lack of a better title.....

My brain isn't at it's best tonight, so please bear with me here...The Echinacea worked as far as the cold, sniffles, sore throat thing, but I came down with the stomach flu...It always gets me in the middle of the night. That is why I usually call it "night of the living dead".....I am better really, just plain wore out.....
As you all know, Owoh came to a close last week and I was shocked and surprised that I won 6 drawings...SIX! Holy cow.....I visited about 300 blogs, I tried to make time for more but doing it while you are on vacation isn't really an option....ocean and sun or OWOH blogs......you decide......I made some new friends too...One of them is Stempelietje from the Netherlands...we chatted on the computer one day for over an hour...Her blog is here http://stempelientje.blogspot.com
She is a single mom raising a daughter and a domestic violence survivor....A great person and mother...and also a new friend...She makes amazing cards and when I got home from Hawaii, this one was in the mailbox for me...

I love red and cherries and told her that so she made me this little beauty....
I also had my first OWOH prize in the mail....It came from Dianne of http://dianas_glob.blogspot.com

A beautiful red pendant and red earrings to match.....I love them both and look forward to wearing them! Thank you Dianne......
One of my Owoh drawing winners won a pincushion scrap bag. I had to make one up and right before I got sick, I finished it...of course, it is in reds......it was much easier to make this time too!

Also, just for fun, my feet in flip flops with red toenails against a red duvet in our hotel room....I love me some flip flops...my favorite footwear of all time!

I have so many projects left to finish this month....where the heck did it go?
A February paper dress
My row for the round robin row quilt
a nature journal front and back page
a pet portrait for my owoh winner
and an ornament and goodies for the Enchantment ornament swap....

Ok flu, go away now before I go into panic mode.....

last of all, a couple of photos of some bags that I saw in Hawaii...I ADORE them...They are small and beautiful and about 200. + dollars a pop.....I want one, but jeesh that is a lot of money..not that they aren't worth it but I just don't have the cash for a bag that I will just admire and ooh and ahhh over...

at first I thought they were handmade, but there is a website at Mary Frances.com and it looks like they are mass made....look at the beads and the color!!!!

The pink and lilac beaded one is one of my favorites......Maybe I could make one? If I could hand sew...and knew how to bead things...mmmmmmmmmm

15 comments:

Goosegirl said...

Melinda, I love your toes! They look so cute in your flip flops! Congrats on your winning so many drawings and goodies!! I love the cherries card too!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Just rushing through tonight...feel better soon. You are like me you don't have time to be sick. Not with the grands around anyway. I have pulled some fabric to start a new quilt. Fabric is scattered all over the bedroom...:)! Ya, I'm sure you could make a gorgeous bag. A little reasearch on beading and you will be good to go! Hugs, Karen

Pam said...

The bags are beautiful. I'm sure with your talents you can figure it out. Congratualtions on your winnings. Feel better.

Jody said...

Get well!! (Love the red toes!)

Jenxo said...

aww hope you feel better soon,

Glad you had a great holiday and what fantastic winnings, cute feet!!

joanne lendaro said...

Hope you feel better..love the red toes....the pendant and earring are adorable....card is bright and happy...pincushion is way cute...and the bags, OMG! They are way, way, cute, but you are right..200+ = ouch! Very touching about your new friend....

Take care of yourself, cute post!

Pat said...

Congrats on all your wins. I hope you feel totally better soon. There is a boutique near our church that has those bags and I just look at them in the store window and shake my head at the price of them!!!

The Quilt Buddy said...

You know that anything w/the title Red Things is going to catch my attention! The card is super cute and I love your RED toenails...:0)

Feel better soon!

Mila said...

Hi Melinda :) I hope you feel better now :)...
Congrats for all your wins!
Hugs,
Mila :)

Lorraine said...

Hello Melinda glad your feeling better..its my turn to have the flu now but at least I am watching a qvc craft day trying not to buy anything to cheer myself up. OWOH was great as I got lots of followers from that too..I won a prize from Indonesia so looking forward to getting that. thanks for your comments about the lutradur collage. I am sure you could make that pink bag you know

Stempelientje said...

Hi Melinda,
I hope you feel better soon!Great you won so many things,I gave up after visiting 125 blogs or so,it was just too much,I could bloghopping all day long without doing any crafts myself....
Fun to see my card here :)and glad you like it.

Greetings from The Netherlands!

Rhondi said...

Congratulation on all your winnings! Hope you are feeing better by now. Tanks for visiting me.
Hugs, Rhondi

Patty said...

Cute toes Melinda, hope that flu bug has flown the coup. I will get the picture of my pooches to you there's a discussion going on about my Libby, she's camera shy and James thins she need s a clip before I take her picture. i think I'll just giver her a bath if the weather ever cooperates. feel better.
Patty

purplepaint said...

Hey Lady!!! Hawaii?!! How fun!!! The bags are gorgeous! Sorry to hear you have the flu, that's a drag. So far this year I've only had the cold part, hope it stays that way. Hope you feel better soon! Pop over to my blog ~ I'm celebrating my 3 year blogversary!!! Marva

Laurie said...

Wow - that's a lot of giveaways! You will have fun getting all that mail in the coming days! Your shiny Hawaii toes looked pretty awesome! And those purses! Wow!