Tattered and timeworn treasures of the heart....

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Pink Gem Giveaway:

Be sure to visit Janet before January 18th......
she will be giving away some great items.
Great to use for all your creations!!

**********Click here to enter**********

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hello all you sweet bloggers! I hope your Christmas was wonderful. We had some icy weather here which changed some plans. Some of my family were not able to make it to the festivities due to the nasty weather. I am hoping the weather holds out and that they will be able to visit over New Years.

I found it hard to get into the "spirit" of things this year for some reason. Maybe it is all the "commercialism" Everyone seems to have lost the feeling of the true meaning of "CHRISTmas"

I didn't put up a big tree this year, only a couple small ones... I didn't get all the things done that I wanted to..... I had started on some ornaments and just didn't get around to finishing them.....maybe I will finish them for next year. I put off shopping and wrapping until the last minute......That's how my Christmas went this year. Bad weather even prevented us from going to Christmas Eve services at our church.

Well, one good thing is that I am on vacation all next week. I am hoping to get a few things organized in my office/craft room. Even if I wanted to create something, it would take me all afternoon to find everything I need. My room is very small and I do not have storage space, so everything gets jammed into a small closet with shelves that my husband built for me. Maybe that means that I should start weeding out. (that would be difficult for me to do)....maybe Mike is right, and I am a Pack Rat and a hoarder (but, so is he for that matter).

How do you like my new background and header? I felt it was time for a change again and I cleaned it up a bit. (kind of like rearranging furniture).........


Some recent photography by my son
Brandon Dusseau

Brandon lives in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and is now available to take pictures for your wedding, engagement, your new baby, graduation, and all other occasions (that is after he gets back from Costa Rica in a couple weeks).........check him out and see more of his photography on Malechite.com..........


Here are some free images for you..............

I hope your week goes well.......Take care and sweet dreams~~~~Chris

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another giveaway just in time for Christmas

"Sassafras Stuff" is having a giveaway to celebrate her 100th post!!
Congratulations Polly........
She will draw for a winner December 22nd.........
Click here for a chance to comment and win

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Yay!!! I won...........

I want to thank Carol at The Prairie Pathway for the goodies she sent to me recently....I was lucky enough to be the winner in her recent giveaway!!!!
Carol, you are very sweet and wished you lived closer so I could
give you a big HUG!!!
Thanks again!!!

Check out this giveaway at "Spun By Me"....just look at the adorable bear and cute baby picture!
Click HERE to comment and a chance to win!!!
Marie will be drawing for a winner on Sunday, December 19th.
Good luck everyone!

I just got back from an after work get together and gift exchange. We went for a drink and pizza. It is very busy this time of year. So much to do....not enough time....I'm not finished with Christmas shopping yet, I will probably have to finish this weekend on top of trying to clean, bake, and finish a little more decorating (I know, I know.... you're saying "you mean she's not done decorating yet?") We are having house guests again next week. I always look forward to those weekends!! I love spending time with my family. Being lazy, sitting around in our pajamas, drinking coffee and talking and laughing. Then I'm on vacation for 11 days.....Whoo Hooo!!! I hope your holidays are lovely...stop, relax and have some fun...those days will fly by before you know it. Until next time, Hugs~Chris.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Be still my heart....yet another giveaway for Christmas!!!!!
Rose Petals and Rust is giving away some beautiful pinks....She will draw for a winner on Wednesday, December 16th...
hurry..... hurry..... hurry!!!


This Giveaway is closed...congratulations to the winner!!

Happy Bloggy-days!!!

J. Nichelle Holiday is giving away these two beautiful shabby ornaments just in time for Christmas..Hurry though, you only have a couple more days to enter.
Deadline for entries is Tuesday December 15th...
she will draw for a winner Wednesday, December 16th


This giveaway is closed....Congratulations to the winner!!

Bloggy Blog Designz is having ANOTHER Holiday Giveaway!!! Last week every entrant won something, so they decided to do it all over again! They are giving away blog designs and all kinds of goodies. Plus ALL entrants will receive 20%off their purchase through the end of the year! Be sure to check out their website for more information, or to enter yourself. Take a look at their portfolio and packages to see what you want for Christmas ;) With 6 giveaways this week, who knows whats in store for next week?
The first 5 entrants will receive a $10 giftcard. The giveaway will close on Dec. 13th, so be sure to have your posts done and comments left by midnight! Good Luck to everyone! We are so excited. Merry (early) Christmas!
(Our Design List is open after January 1. Discounts from this giveaway do not apply to designz in progress)


Be sure to also check out the following blogs. They are have wonderful giveaways too..... Links to these Blogs are posted on my sidebar...Good luck to everyone!!!!!

French Lique

This giveaway is over....Congratulations to the winner!!!!!!

Theresa's Treasures

This giveaway is closed...congratulations to the winner!!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Shame on me!!! I have been away for a few weeks, I think that sometimes you have to just take a little break, and re-group your thoughts, and I was beginning to wonder if my blog was peaking interest or not.

I hope that everyone's Thanksgiving was wonderful and that you all got to spend some time with your loved ones. Christmas time is almost here again... Is anyone ready yet???? I went shopping yesterday and barely made a dent in my shopping list. I have 9 grandkids to buy for ranging in age from 5-16 and second guess my gift choices. (I know that doesn't happen to anyone does it?)

We are expecting a large snow storm tomorrow and into Wednesday, maybe blizzzard warnings tomorrow night, 4 foot drifts are expected, 40MPH winds.....Thank God I don't have to work on Wednesday. I am going to try and get a few things done around this old house. I haven't even gotten my Christmas tree out yet. I have to go to the attic to do that....and I HATE my attic. There have been little critters living up there....yeeeeek!! I also have to go up pretty steep steps, so getting anything down OR putting anything up there is a two man operation and then my back HURTS from all the lifting. Maybe I'll get my grandsons here to help.

As I was looking around and checking out my fave blogs, I discovered that Dawn at the Feathered Nest was having a giveaway to celebrate her 1200th post.... how awesome is that??? Just check out what she is giving away.....visit her blog for all the details.

A French themed journal......


A sweet nest baby in a jar............


Here is a couple little craft ideas from Country Living magazine....I love that magazine!!!!

Look at this cute bell wreath........

You'll need about 100 mini jingle bells to make this wreath. Cut the hook off of a wire clothes hanger and use pliers to shape remaining wire into a circular base for the wreath. Tape ends together with duct tape. Wind one end of a 6-foot-long piece of craft wire around the base a few times to secure it. Thread a bell onto the wire, and wind wire around base once to secure bell. Repeat until base is covered in bells. Wind the excess length of wire around base to conceal it.

Add embellishments such as evergreen and ornaments, and a piece of ribbon for hanging.

Snowflake Ornament.............

1. Starting from the center of a wire snowflake form (available at craft stores and sites such as fusionbeads.com), slip a long, short, and long bead onto each leg.
2. Next, twist a piece of craft wire around each leg, at the top of the long bead. Thread either end of the wire with a long and a short bead. With a glue gun, affix with a dab of hot glue.
3. Thread another short bead and long bead on each leg; repeat step 2.
4. Finish each leg with a long bead topped with a short one. Affix ends with hot glue.
5. To make a hanging ornament, twist a small loop on one of the points with craft wire and thread loop with a ribbon.
6. Then hand-stitch or use a glue gun to attach the snowflake to a basic craft store stocking.


Some more beautiful images for you........

Sleep well all my bloggy friends...I promise not to be gone so long next time...


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