Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Catching Up

Hi Again - Seems like I haven't written in months but it has only been three weeks. Let's see where to begin to catch up.

Who can resist a red package? Not me!!

Just before Mother's Day, I won Gerry's giveaway of her fantastic totebag collection. I saved the package until Mother's Day to open and then didn't have enough time left before leaving to show what was in the packages. At least I was able to send Gerry a quick note of appreciation and to share my excitement. As I told Gerry, 'the gifts just kept coming'.

Every time I opened a package, there was another one to open. I had as much fun as Christmas. They came just in time. This neat little collection became my travel 'kit' - held my sewing, my reading, and all the necessities for those cross country flights (bottle of water, candy bar).

The last little package was very special indeed to those of us who are Jane Austin fans.

I had to hide this one from both daughters or I would have lost it for sure.

Thank you Gerry so very much - you are a talented special lady. For the rest of you, be sure you check out her blog at

Our two weeks in San Diego were fantastic. We fell in love with the Little Miss all over again. She is an 18 month old barrel of energy who never stops. More about our trip in the next post. I am now in the process of catching up on reading all my back log of blogs. (I absolutely cannot miss reading a single one.) Tomorrow I am going to spend in my studio unpacking my new toy. I have had it for three weeks and it is not out of the box yet.

Hugs to all of you.



  1. YeeHaw. Marie ! ! !
    Looks like so much fun. Enjoyed your post showing each and every pkg.
    You know, we had as fun much fun putting it together as you did opening. :^)
    Thanks for providing links to my GerryART.
    Hugs & ♥♥♥s,

  2. Congrats on all the goodies! LOVE the bag!
    It's so nice getting books as presents - LOVE to read :)

  3. What wonderful win.So many parcels to open.

    Pleased you had fun with the family and GD looking forword to your next post.

  4. SOOO glad you're back. I missed you!! You can't do that to me...I get Marie withdrawls :) OK, well you did have some very special time with your Little Miss, so I forgive you.

    SWEET win!!! I am rarely so lucky. I'm glad you got to put it to such good use so soon.

  5. Welcome back, Marie! Your trip sounds like it was so much fun!

    Jane Austin fan here too.

  6. What a fantastic win...congratulations!!! Glad you had a good time with the Little Miss and glad you're back!

  7. Awesome giveaway you won. Congrats!


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