Friday, July 10, 2009

"I Was Strolling Through The Blogs One Day...

In the merry merry month of May mean July
I was taken by surprise
By a giveaway that caught my eyes!
In the merry merry month of July!"

How many of you remember that silly song from childhood called "While Strolling Through The Park One Day"? :) If you are not familiar with it I embedded a video from You Tube for your song learning pleasure. This little ditty above is meant to be sung to that tune, LOL!

Thank you, DiversiTune!

Ya gotta love that bouncing ball that shows you what words to sing and when! I have to admit, though, the cadence of the song makes it almost lullaby~ish. I'm used to the tune being sung with much more vim and vigor. You know, it's usually a little faster than this version here (but it gives you the idea if you are not familiar with this song).


Okay, back to my little ditty at the
start of this blog post. I know it's corny! LOL!
I've only claimed that I love to write poetry.
(See my blogger profile)
I never said I was any good at it, LOL!


So, here are some things I spied
while strolling through the blogs one day!


I found my way to a
Mad Tea Party
that was hosted by the lovely
Vanessa Valencia of A Fanciful Twist.

One of the party goers was
Chrisy of Sophism Press!
Later, I was surprised to see that I won this

Chrisy is a talented artist!
She also sent this lovely print
of her own artwork called "Star Gazing"It is available in her Etsy Shop
called Artdecadence .

Thank you, Chrisy!


Next, I strolled over to Angela's
at The Country Cellar! I was surprised to see that
I won this toile apron!
I think that toile is such a pretty fabric!
That pocket is perfect to slip some tatting into!
Thank you, Angela!

Okay, 2 APRONS in less than one month?
What is the universe trying to tell me?
That I need to start cooking more?
Next to be spied on my travels
was the Uber Amazing Blog Award from Snap!
Thank you, Snap from Tales From Twisty Lane!

The Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:
- Inspire you
- Make you smile and laugh, or maybe give amazing information
- A great read
- Has an amazing design
- Any other reasons you can think of that make them Uber amazing!

The rules of this award are:
- Put the logo on your blog or post.
- Nominate at least 6 blogs
- Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

Who to share it with? This is never easy!
There are TOO many people to share it with.
I will share this award with:

1) Bella from Bella Sinclair

2) Ces from Ces and Her Dishes

3) Carolyn from Draffin Bears

It's only 3-I'm cheating! Shhhh!
Don't tell the blog award rules police!

No, wait I think I may just give it away
to the 2 people I just won giveaways from!
That gives me 2 more peeps.

4) Chrisy from Sophism Press

5) Angela from The Country Cellar

Okay that's 5...I'm getting closer.
Can you see how painful this picking
award winners is for me?
(I just don't want anyone to feel left out!)

I could just give it back to Snap!
Yeah! Snap, ;) right back atcha bloggy pal!
Okay that makes winner #6!
Well, watta ya know? I stuck with
the rules anyhow! LOL!


The final award was found when
I strolled on over to Ces'
place at Ces and Her Dishes
She mentioned to me that she had
an award for me!Thank you, Ces!

Here is what Ces has to say about
The Bella Sinclair Award:

"I designed this award to celebrate art in the blogs and to honor the value of friendship, sisterhood, sharing and caring. It is to be awarded to the gifted, accomplished, eloquent and talented blogger whose friendship and influence inspire us to do our best. That I named it after Bella Sinclair is because she epitomizes all of these things. She is an inspiration to many of us."

She also says,

"Ces created the Bella Sinclair Award in honor of Bella Sinclair exceptional woman and brilliant artist who epitomizes the concept of the artist as inspiration, of sisterhood, caring and sharing. It is symbolized by the Quercus lobata or Valley Oak, a handsome and graceful tree with a sturdy trunk, upto 5 ft in diameter and 120 feet tall, the largest western deciduous oak"

Some of you may recall that Bella Sinclair
and I are good friends and participated
in a friendship exchange earlier this year!
I am deeply honored that Ces would share
this award with me! You see Bella has
gone through a difficult time recently with
the loss of her dear husband only days before
a transcontinental move. I'd like to encourage
my blog friends to go to her blog post
about it here and offer your support.


I would like to share this award with
Enlightened By Angels
Okay, okay, I know she's my niece and everything.
Some of you may even see this as blatant nepotism :x
...and it very well may be, LOL! However,
I do think that in the short time (and two posts)
that she has been blogging with us she has
quickly embraced the value of friendships
in blogging and the sharing and caring that
exists amongst us here in blogland.
Go visit her blog! I think you'll agree!

So, Enlightened By Angels, I hope
you go and start "spreadin' the love" some more by
sharing this award with other bloggers!


Thank you for strolling with me through the blogs today! Ya know, it sure seems like I win a lot of blog giveaways. Is it just me that thinks that? Why do you think that is? Do I have extremely good luck? I wish I had this kind of fabulous luck in my 3-D life, LOL! Some of you have suggested that I buy lottery tickets. I want you to know that I'm seriously considering it, LOL! How would it be! What would you do if YOU won the lottery? I know I'd buy more tatting thread, (tee hee)!

Oh, I have a poll you can click on. It's at the top of my right sidebar {which becomes the top of the footer (bottom of blog) when you're on the main page of this blog}. I did the same poll when I first started this blog, but I'm doing it again just for fun!

So, as you continue on your stroll through the blogs in the merry merry month of May June July I'd love to hear from you, too!



55 absolutely fabulous things were said:

Ces Adorio said...

Haha! Oh what a fun post! I like how you introduced this. I am so impatient and I hardly watch videos. In fact when I embed music on my post I cut the video part and just display the music bar. But Here I am in bed singing at 10:14 PM.

Hahah! The aprons! I have one apron but my favorite is my daughter's apron that she made when she was in kindergarted for herself because is like a long bib for me.

Thank you for the award. I will post it on my blog and spread it. Look at the super super wonderful company I have on the list!

Giving the award to your niece is not nepotism. I give a lot of awards to Bella and she is my sister-friend.

Thank you very much!!!

Judy said...

What a lovely stroll. I love your aprons. A girl can't have too many.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

"blog award rules police" are too much. Yes I am laughing! I think I mentioned a long time ago that you are the winningest girl I know! But I can't think of anyone who deserves it more!

Kingswood Food and Craft Market said...

HAHA you made me laugh and yes i remember that song! What a fun post, i so needed a giggle!
hope youre having a great weekend.

Hugs, Shann :)

Linda said...

Sweet aprons and congrats on the two sweet are truly deserving...hugs, Linda

Jessica Rodarte said...

hehehe... you crack me up! 2 aprons. What is the world telling you?! To cook more? haha.

Unknown said...

Hi Ces! I'm glad you stopped by! So, you know how to cut out the vid part? How do you just leave the music bar? I MUST KNOW!!! LOL! Maybe you could make a tutorial on your blog on how to do it? Or would you be kind enough to direct me to a link that teaches that? I soooooo want to learn how to do that! Sometimes I've just wanted to post a sound on a blog post in just the right spot, LOL! For humor or effect, you know?
Okay, I am begging? No? You are very welcome for the award and thank YOU for the Bella Sinclair award (again, I thank you)! Thanks for the kind word about the non-nepotismistic award giving to my niece! LOL!

Hi Judy! Thank you for strolling with me, LOL! I agree about not having too many aprons...that is until they don't fit in the "apron drawer" anymore! I do have some cute ones and will gladly add these to the "collection".

Hi Lady Shuttlemaker! I am very glad to make you laugh, thank you! Thanks also for the very sweet comment about my winnings. I am very fortunate to win them, but also very blessed to have you for a bloggy friend!

Hi Shannon! Thanks so much, I'm glad that the post made you chuckle! We all could really use a little sunshine and giggles in our day, couldn't we? Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a great weekend, too!

Thank you, Linda! I really appreciate the sweet comment!

Ha ha, Jessica! Yes, I think "someone" is trying to tell me to COOK!

Anonymous said...

congratulations to you on your wins and awards!

Rose XXX

Kathleen Grace said...

What beautiful aprons! you are on a roll with your winning give-aways:>) I use aprons for more than cooking, I wear themany time I might get messy, which is almost any project I attempt! Have a great weekend!

Lace-lovin' Librarian ~ Diane said...

Thanks for sharing the video! It brings back memories of going to Shakey's Pizza Parlor and watching Sing Along With Mitch.

Two aprons! Lovely prizes, but I'm not sure having more aprons would inspire me to cook... I'm not sure anything would inspire me to cook!

Congratulations on your wins!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I was strolling through your post one day and saw that you won some lovely prizes and awards. Congratulations to a very deserving person! Twyla

Gerry said...

This was a great post. And written so nicely that I couldn't help but stroll along.

Lucky girl, with your aprons and awards. My goodness, that's a lot of activity in a 'day'.

Thank you so much for sharing!

Snap said...

You are too funny! Thanks for the award ... back ... I think! ;D ;D

Two aprons?!!! You won two gorgeous aprons??!!!! I'm jealous! Good for you!


Lace hearts said...

I so love the fact that you won two aprons! And such beautiful aprons too.
If I won the lottery, I'd buy a convertible. I've wanted a convertible since I was 8 years old! I'd also buy lots and lots of pretty fabric!
Congratulations on your awards.

The Victorian Parlor said...

I love the new background on your blog! Congrats on your awards and your apron wins!



A Fanciful Life said...

What a great time in the blogworld for you! All such wonderful things that you won or were awarded. With such a cute apron, I'd be inspired to wear it just making oatmeal!

tattrldy said...

The aprons you won are beautiful. If you wear them, maybe people will think you cook? Congratultions on your wins and awards.

Elyse said...

hello tatting chic!

i am about to return a stack of library books and quickly leafed through one and thought -- i've got leave a comment for you! you probably know all about this book but just in case you don't, it's called "maryjane's stitching room" by maryjane butters and has a chapter on tatting! i had to tell you.

okay, the family is waiting but i just had to write this quick comment!


Unknown said...

Thank you, Rose! Glad you stopped by!

Hi Kathleen Grace! I LOVE the Aprons that you make! You make darling ones and I know that your aprons were featured in that Somerset publication of "Apronology" so I know you really "know your aprons", LOL! Love it! Thanks for visiting!

Ha ha! Thanks Lace-lovin' librarian! That is a cute memory. Don't ya love the bouncing ball thing? That always cracks me up for some reason! Thanks on the apron wins!

Very clever comment, Twyla! I love it. Well, I am so glad that you strolled on over here and visited for a minute!

Thank you, Gerry! I really appreciate your comment. I was afraid it was going to be a "yawner"...ya know, boooooooring! Thanks for the validation. :)

Ha ha, Snap! It was meant to give you a chuckle, LOL! I do appreciate the award. I literally edited that in after the fact, LOL!

Hi Lace hearts! Thanks on the aprons!
Oh, a convertible! I would love a convertible, too! I would buy a convertible to drive to the store to buy tatting thread, LOL!

Thanks, Kim! I'm glad you like the new background. It is the one background that I thought would NOT look good with my header because of the aqua...and whadda ya looked okay! Thanks on the congrats, too.

Hi Sharon! Thank you so much for visiting. I am glad you did! I hope you come back again and again! Oatmeal sounds like the perfect thing to wear an apron for! Wait...what if it's INSTANT oatmeal? Wouldn't that be funny?

LOL, Tattrldy! I love your rationale. Yes, appearances are EVERYTHING! We must keep up appearances, LOL!

Thank you, Elyse! Actually, I had never heard of the book to my knowledge! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I will look for it. So, did you check out the chapter on tatting??? Hmmmmm? LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love aprons, and the ones you won are gorgeous! Congrats! You blog is always so much fun to read, and I loved the background music featured with today's post.

EnlightenedByAngels said...

What a fun blogpost! I will be singing that song for the rest of the day. . . at least.

Love the aprons! Didn't grandma have a yellow kitchen with blue toile accents? I vaguely remember that. I love toile!

Thank you so much for the award! and for including a link to the definition of nepotism. lol I will have to call you so that you can walk me through how I post the award on my blog.

Again thank you for the award and for introducing me to all of your blog friends.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi TattingChic,

Thank you for your fun post.
Wow, you really are so lucky with winning all those giveaways!
Good on you and they are both lovely aprons. Now you will have to do some cooking.

Also congrats on your Awards and many thanks for thinking of me and giving me an Award.


sewmuchfun4 said...

Hey Tatting Chic! What's for dinner?

Your new aprons are very pretty! And YOU are very funny! What a fun post!

Do I remember Strolling Through the Park? I used to play it on my play by number electric organ... It's just a crying shame that we don't have a video!

Ces Adorio said...

Okay, when I will post a tutorial on my next post. Maybe it will ease the pain that Deborah is making me endure by posting 6 secrets about me. Hahah! If I post them they won't be so secret anymore.

Teresa said...

HI! I am a sometimes tatter as well as a bunch of other thread and crafty-type activities.

I found your blog today while looking for tatting blogs to link on mine. I LOVE your blog- it is really a delight to read!- and hope you don't mind that I listed it on my sidebar as a tatting blog to visit!

I love youtube song videos and this one is terrific. I am old enough to remember when they played these sing-a-longs during the cartoons after school, so it was nostalgic as well as fun.

Great blog!

Unknown said...

Hi Yarnjourney! Glad you like the aprons. I think they are cute and I'm lucky to have won them! I'm glad you liked the music!

Hi Enlightened By Angels. Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you thought the post was fun. I'm always afraid I'm going to bore people to death with my giveaway winnings and my awards, LOL! Grandma has yellow paint w/ blue and white accents akin to the blue delft china and tiles. She loved blue delft. I can see how you thought it was toile. They both have people/figures in the images. You are welcome for the award and I hope you enjoy it and meeting more fabulous blog people in blogland! ((Hugs))!! :)

Hi Carolyn! Thank you! I'm glad you stopped by! Yes, I will have to do some cooking with those aprons, LOL! You deserve the award! I enjoy visiting your blog and your visits here to mine!

What's for dinner, Ann? Drive through McDonald's??? Ewwww! Okay, just tonight there is some veggies and a fruit and maybe a bagel, LOL! I'm not very hungry and I don't have both the aprons yet, LOL!

Hey Ces, I'm excited about that tutorial! Woo Hoo! I love learning new bloggy things! Thanks for your help! You are awesome!

Welcome, Lady Doc! Thank you for stopping by and saying hello! I'm glad you did. I would love to be added to your blogroll, thank you! You are welcome to come back anytime. Happy tatting and welcome to the online tatting "family"! :)

Teresa said...

Hi, TC! Thanks for coming to visit.

To make a "sticky" post all you have to do is post-date it- notice the one at the top of my blog is dated at the end of the month!


Chrisy said...

Hey Sweet Lady, Sorry it's take me so long to get here...I've had visitors for a couple of days so run off my pleased you liked your apron and the print..and wow another apron win...yes this is your lucky time and I think a lottery ticket would be a fine idea! Thank you also for the kind award...and for the links to all the other lovely bloggers....your music reminded me of being a child and going to the local hall to sing along with the 'bouncing ball'!

Martha said...

You do seem so lucky.

I got your message. If you could send me an email sometime, that would be great for rebuilding my address book.


Unknown said...

Hi Lady Doc, gosh, when I post date a blog post it just ends up being "scheduled" and doesn't show up until the date and time on the posting date and time shown...does that make sense? Oh, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, but please do not call me "TC", thank you! You can call me TattingChic and if that seems to long some people call me Chiclet or Chic, but please not TC, thank you (sorry, I don't mean to embarass anyone, but I have to say it or EVERYONE will be calling me that and I can't have that, LOL!) That said, please do continue to come back and visit! It's always so nice to welcome a new tatting blogger to the online tatting community! You will find a lot of friendly and supportive people here online!

Hi Chrisy! I'm glad you found your way over here during this busy time! Thanks again for the apron and the print. I'm glad you accept the award! I'm also glad to have posted something that brings back a happy childhood memory for you! That sounds like a lot of fun! I've always loved those songs with the bouncing ball on the lyrics...too cute!

Hi Martha! Thanks for visiting! I've already sent an email off to you so you should hopefully have it by now!

Lori said...

hi there:) what a cute post...and congratulations on your beautiful blog wins...i just love those aprons...and how nice that you received the awards too...i love the new background you have on your looks so pretty!!!

Tattycat said...

I thought I left a comment here yesterday, but guess I didn't. The aprons are gorgeous, especially the first one. I love it! The print is very sweet. You are so lucky and so loved.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Tatt Chic,
Strolling thourhg the blogs is an awesome post.Yes, I have heard that song before. Your talents never end. I so enjoyed this.
Congrats on yet another 2 giveaways. You are so blessed to have both those lovely aprons.
Also Congrats on the awards. You deserve each and every one. I think it is nice to pass an award to your niece. I have a niece here in blogland and I passed one on to her in the past as well.

Thank you for stopping by to see my friends home tour. Your kind comments will be so appreciated and encouraging to her.
Hope you have a nice evening and great week ahead.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

paperbird said...

Fun post. It is so fun to stroll through the internet and visit such lovely, inspirational blogs.
It is past midnight and I keep strolling.
What's wrong with me I have to get up in five hours!!!!!

Betzie said...

Now I won't be able to get that tune off my mind all day! LOL
Your new aprons are so cute. My grandmom always wore aprons. I still have one or two of them.
Congrats on the awards!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your lovely awards, prizes and being a winner in general. You know, I really love your tatting, it's such a lovely, intricate and beautiful art. Isn't that little dress just a perfect example?

Thank you for coming to my blog and leaving me such a wonderful comment.


rochambeau said...

Congrats on your apron wins Tatting Chic! We want a fashion show, now!

Also, on your bloggy awards! YOU deserve it, big time!
Happy Monday~
Happy Tatting~

Annie Jeffries said...

Wow, what a lot to explore. I'll be busy for the next hour just visiting all these wonderful leads.

Carol Schockling Lawecki said...

Hi TattingChic, I love coming to your blog!! You always make me smile, no matter what my mood. :)

Such pretty aprons you won!!

Congrats on your awards, You certainly deserve the friendship award, Bella Sinclair award, you must be the friendliest blogger ever and I'm so glad to know you.

Do you know how Bella is doing? I sure do miss her.

Hugs, Carol

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

You had me laughting with the little song. I do remember that song and it was funny to stumble throught the months like that. Very cute! I'll be visiting some of those blogs to try my luck.
Patricia :o)

Needledreams said...

Wow! This was a long stroll! Thank God I have a nice wheeled walker. lol I remember the cartoons with the sing-along bouncy ball. They were my favorites! Even if I didn't understood much of it (English is not my 1st language).

But girl! You're so lucky. I think I'll have to go there so you can rub some of that luck into me. lol I participate in several giveaway but I never win. Bummer. :-(

Congrats on all the awards! The blog looks very pretty with all of them.

Tara said...

It sounds as if you had a VERY productive and loveleigh stroll! Congrats on your wins and awards. They say good things come in bunches. I hope yours keep coming, oh and I think "TaggingChic" could make for an interesting name, you might end up with some interesting followers! Have a great day!

Maggi said...

Wow, you're on a roll! lol Those aprons are too cute!

Unknown said...

What a cute fun post!! Love it :) And you my dear are one lucky girl! Look at those beautiful aprons! Congratulations!


Stitchety Grub said...

Congratulations you have won the "Wild Woman" brooch that I had in on my blog Giveaway ... please contact me with your postal address - well done
Britt Western Australian


Hello, WOW, what gorgeous aprons and to win two. How Lucky you are. The award could not go to a nicer person. Your post made me smile. Hugs Judy

Tattycat said...

I like the new header!

LiLi M. said...

Lovely aprons. You don't know our saying do you: luck is always with the dumb :-D (yes this is a joke!). No, no I think that you deserve it as well as the awards. I see your lovely comments at various places and I know for sure that they are highly appreciated. Have a great day!

Beedeebabee said...

I loved that little stroll! Loved those aprons too! What a great post!!! Smiles, Paulette :o)

Natasha Burns said...

I thought you were going to say you won a 3rd apron there for a minute, lol! Lucky you !!!

Snowny said...

I've seen your comment on my blog and thanks for the comment~

I've saw the blogs that you've followed....
Tatting world sure is big! I'm amazed with it!
And it seems I have much more to learn on tatting!

Thank you very much for inviting me into the online tatting family!!

NeereAnDear said...

I happen to be a huge fan of Vanessa of A Fanciful Twist and Chrisy of Sophism Press.... both extremely talented and full of fun ladies.... arent they the best??

Congratulations on the aprons.... I am thinking you need to try your hand at the lottery too...

And it is no surprise to me that you wont all those awards .... you are a dear sweet person who always has something kind to say to everyone... and you have a tremendous sense of humor...
so kudos to you ... all is well deserved

As for your niece ... I am fast becoming one of her followers... I admire her honesty


Unknown said...

Thank you, Lori! I'm glad you like the post and the background. I appreciate it.

Thank you for being perserverent, Tattycat! It's always nice to have you visit and know that you were here by your comment!

Hi Celestina Marie! I appreciate your visit! I'm glad you liked the post! I thought it was going to be kinda corny, or too corny, that is! Yes, well, we "Aunties" love our "neicey~pooh's" don't we? Your friend's home is lovely!

Hi there, Paperbird! Well, I hope you were able to get to bed and get a restful and restorative sleep!

Hi Betzie! Did you get that tune out of your head yet? LOL! That is sweet that you still have one of your grandmom's aprons.

Hi xJ (maidenshade)! Thanks for coming by again! I appreciate your nice words about the winnings and the dress!

Hi Constance! Ugh! A fashion show!?! YIKES! I was hoping I could get away with just the winning pics from the giveaway-ers blogs, no? Uh-oh! We're all in trouble now, LOL! You do NOT want to see my waistline! YIKES!

Hi Annie! I hope you had fun visiting all the blogs in my blog post! Thanks for stopping by!

Carol, you are so sweet! Thank you so much for your very kind comment. I haven't heard from Bella! If you went over to her blog you may have noticed she has over 200 comments on her last blog post and that's the last I've heard from her. She had to move from Japan to the USA within DAYS after her Dear Husband passed away so I'm sure she's been overwhelmed.

Hi Patricia! Thanks for visiting! I'm glad you liked my silly little ditty, LOL! You're so nice! I hope you enjoy visiting the other blogs, too!

Hi Needledreams! I'm glad you made it through the stroll, despite having to use a wheeled walker, LOL! I am a firm believer that there's plenty of good luck (or whatever you call it) to go around for all of us! Thanks for the congrats, too! I have actually moved them all into a slideshow so that my poor blog didn't have 26 extra widgets to open with all the awards, LOL!

Ha ha, Sares! Yes, I probably would end up with some interesting followers with a name like "TaggingChic", LOL! I'm glad you had a loveleigh stroll with me! Hee hee, you're so PUNNY!

Thanks, Maggi!

Thank you, Amy! I'm glad you liked the post!

Hi There Britt from Stitchety Grubb! I hope by now you've read my thank you post for the "Wild Woman" brooch, LOL! I'm glad to have won it! I've admired your cute little "wild women" for some time now! You do fun and whimsical work and I love how you add the tatting to it!

Thank you, Judy! I'm glad you liked the post! It means a lot to know that I've made someone smile with my little bloggy~pooh!

Hee hee! Thanks, Tattycat!

Thank you, Lili M! LOL! I appreciate the insult to my intelligence...and OF COURSE I know you are kidding, LOL! You're just jealous! LOL! ;)
(((HUGS)))!!! Your sweet to mention the comments I leave on other blogs. I notice that you leave sweet ones, too! I always think to myself (when I see them), "oh, look, there's Lili M! I 'know' here!", LOL! It's true!

Thank you, Paulette! Glad you enjoyed "strolling" with me through blogland!

LOL! Wouldn't that be funny, Natasha! I am always blown away when I win something. I can't believe I won another thing! In fact, I just posted about ANOTHER win today! It's incredible!

Hi Snowny! Welcome to the online Tatting Family! I hope you enjoy getting to meet everyone and enjoy their company. They are a pretty considerate group for the most part. I hope you take the time to go and visit everyone!

Hi there, "deere" Jo! You are so sweet to say all those nice things about me and I surely appreciate them! I hope you have a lovely day as you stroll on over to see your other bloggy pals!

Bella Sinclair said...

Dearest TattingChic,
Chiclet Dearest,

I am so very honored to receive this award from you. You are in my heart, my dear friend. You bring me laughter and comfort and amazement and inspiration. Thank you, thank you. And I am thrilled to see Ces has given you her beautiful oak tree. She is a marvelous, incredible person, isn't she? You embody everything these awards stand for.

You lucky duck. I love aprons and toile, and these are just gorgeous!


Unknown said...

Dear Bella! You are so sweet! You have been incredibly missed! It is so wonderful to have you back in blogland! WELCOME BACK and BIG (((HUGS))) to you!!! :)