Monday, March 16, 2009

An Award, An Egg-spurt and Dumb Colds

...as opposed to smart colds, of course.  Hubby, just last week, came home from work with the beginning signs of the Sniffles.  Uh-oh.  These things never end there.  Of course, the Sniffles progressed into a full-fledged nasty Cold and, just as he was beginning to show signs of being better, I came down with it.  And I, being the giving person that I am, passed it right back to him.  So now we are both into a full-fledged nasty old stupid old cold.  Since we are both prone to bronchitis and I have what they call a "compromised immune system" because of medications I take, I can easily progress into pneumonia.  We went to see our family doctor this afternoon and he gave us meds that should knock the socks off any infection.  Hopefully, we'll both be able to once again breathe with our mouths closed.
Many, many thanks to Patricia Rose for thinking highly enough of me to pass this award my way:    This award is accompanied by the following words:
"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. " Please give more attention to these 8 writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."
It's difficult to choose only eight bloggers, as there are so many of you and all of you are special, charming and meet the criteria!  
     Here are the ones I finally chose, in no particular order:
1. Mary - MeGardenGal
          2.  Margo - RoboJunker
          4.  Tracey - A Cottage Industry
          5.  Vickie - Sand Flat Farm
          6.  Lynda - Prim on a Whim
          7.  Cynthia - Rust and Splinters
          8.  YOU!  Please add the logo and the rules to your blog and pass it along!
I also have a quick, shameless self-promotion of my Etsy for you!  I've listed this vintage sewing drawer, perfect for a small stash of needles and thread, as well as several yards of white stretch lace and several yards of trim.  PLEASE, if you are making a wedding gown, costume, etc. that you can use stretch lace for, take a look!  It's beautiful and I'm selling it for only fifty cents a yard!  I really need to de-stash my huge stash.
And finally, yes - I've had an Egg-spurt.  This is what I've been working on the last couple of days:  
This Victorian-style egg with the cameo is the only one that isn't sugar-glittered on both sides.  
I still have to decide whether I want to put these on Etsy or in our shop.  If you're interested in any of them, email me at Miller.sher@yahoo.com - they're about the size of duck eggs (larger than chicken eggs) and are made of fabric (felt), ribbons, ric-rack, buttons, polyfil, faux pearls, and different baubles and bling-y things I have in my studio.  The Victorian egg is $5.50 plus postage (no additional fees) and the others are $4.00 each plus postage.  I'll wait a couple days before either listing them or packing them up for the shop.
And, many thanks to ALL OF YOU who took the time to add my Etsy shop to your favorites list!  Thanks to you, I now almost look popular!  
I had to put this little bird in the pictures because it's just so darned cute!
Love to all of you!

7 comments:

Patricia said...

Sher, the eggs are beautiful and love your little bird, he is very cute. Hope your cold is on the way out and you're back to yourself in no time.
Pat
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Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Sher-you are so sweet to think of me for an award! Thank you so very much! Love you diddy on the laundry soap too!! I will blog about the award when I get back home which will not be till next week. We just happened to get a bit of free internet for a couple of minutes (very sporatic!) and thought I would say hi!!

blessings
mary

Janet C. Fish said...

I hope you two are getting all well right now, as I type. GET BETTER. It's awful to get sick.

OMG, did you notice, that poor little bird has been pithed??? (The white bird.) How obscure. LOL

No, no, I can see what it's supposed to represent, but my mind takes a while to click sometimes.

My first thought was to wonder why a pithed bird with the weapon still buried in its neck was being offered as a sewing accessorie.

Then I realized, ohhhhhhhh the scissors points are the beak. AH HA! EUREKA! I figured it out.

Okay, remember I did this post. haahah When you called, I thought I must be losing my mind, because I'd just posted on your blog a week before. Then I started to doubt I'd posted and thought I musta been catatonic and it'd been much longer.......

LOL I just need my brain in gear, or what there is of you. You are so busy, you need our half brain, and I obviously have let you use it. Someday I may have to ask to borrow it back for a short while. ;) LOL

Love, Janet

KatCollects said...

Sending get well wishes your way! The eggs are so cute, I am getting ready for spring and Easter.
Kathy

Michele said...

Oh Sher ~ I so hope you and hubby are back to feeling healthy soon. This junk that's goin around is the pitts!

Love your eggs - gorgeous!

Hugz,
Michele

Sher said...

Thanks, everyone for your well wishes! We saw the doctor, received drugs and are almost back to "normal".

Janet, you thought I impaled a birdie with scissors? LOL!

Hugs,
Sher

Margo said...

Sher, Thank you for the award, I am honored. I always love your blog and projects.
Margo