Friday, February 26, 2010

A Mish~Mash Post and Many Thanks!

I am going to share parcel #2 with you from the Art Journal Caravan ride. The verb of the week was Accept and the quoteable was Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence. Rosalynn Carter. How true, can one really be perfect? I decided to go against my problem of having quotes in my art and put it right in there. I like the here is my Accept Me!

Next up I have received more OWOH treasures. I find it so amazing to be getting all these pressies in the mail from complete strangers and I am enjoying opening every package. So fun to see what everyone else is doing.

Checkout this awesome journal book that Melissa from
sent me. You should see it in real, so beautiful. I simply adore it. Thank you Melissa!

And look at the pretty hair bobbies from Cat over at they are so pretty, we are talking really pretty. Thank you so much Cat!

Then I got this really kewl chunky atc and art supplies from Sandi and you can find her at
The atc she sent me even has Canada in the background on one side, very cool. And she sent me beautiful glimmer mist and so many other goodies. She is a great gal also. Thank you very much Sandi.

Also received a pretty notecard in the mail from June. I am not sure if she has a blog as her card was on this blog here  Thank you June the card is beautiful.

And last but not least this just arrived in my mail and it is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with me Diane. I love this piece, she is stunning!

Okay one last pic to share today. As I was sitting here yesterday feeling so badly about the plant closure and all the lives it is going to affect my hubby emailed me this pic with the simple caption Our Work Here is Done! Tom of course being the oh so proud Canadian in the picture.  Amazing to see so few people left  to be able to share in this picture, but it is over and time to move on. I want to thank all of you for your kind words and prayers for everyone in our community it meant the world to me, well I really can't express what it meant to me to have people from all over the world share in our time of sadness and try to lift us up. You always give me a huge smile and isn't that what our blog world is all about. So thank you for that and I am grateful and feel blessed to have each and every one of you in my life. Tom also would like to thank you as he finds it very amazing that we can share our thoughts and dreams with strangers and feel that special bond through our blogs. It really is a small world.


Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

amazing that they're all warmly smiling and not giving the bird

The Muse said...

so glad that you could feel the caring from all over blogland...
it was most sincere!

(ps...great items from lovely artists!)

peggy gatto said...

Wow, look at all your pretties!!!!
Wishing your husband the best, thinking of you!!

Lynn said...

Wow, lot's to see today :)
The artwork for your Caravan ride is spectacular Debby, I just love the background, and look at all of the goodies you won, you are so giving, you really deserve all these beautiful treasures.

I just love the photo of the Deere family, all in dark jackets and blue overalls , but there is Tom in his red and white,standing proud with a smile on his face :) I think that is so special and hope you have it framed on your wall by now :)

My name is PJ. said...

Hi Debby and Tom! I had to pop by and check out the place. Mighty nice.

I guess the plant closed, leaving people out of work? I'm so sorry. It's happening all over the place. The economy is dismal.

But here's the thing, He never closes a door without opening a window. That's for real. Just look for the light. It will shine.

sissie said...

You certainly have received some wonderful gifts.
I'm sorry about your husband's job, but I'm sure something new will come along. Best of everything to you both.


Faerie Moon Creations said...

So sorry to learn of the plant closing. I feel so badly about that. Much success to your husband on his future plans. :)
On a lighter note, what lovely lovely items you've received. I really love Melissa's beautiful journal. Her artwork is so lovely and happy. :) I hope that all these great gifts are helping to bring a little joy and sunshine during what is a difficult time.
:) Sincerely, Theresa

Crafty Gal Linda said...

All of the gifties are terrific. I especially love the first one about accept yourself. Did you make that? It's great.

Birgit said...

Oh my gosh -- you are one lucky girl! Congrats on winning all those goodies -- have fun with them. :)

-- Birgit

Julia Smith said...

'We can share our thoughts and dreams with strangers and feel that special bond through our blogs. It really is a small world.'

So very, very true, Debby. Thanks for showing us all of your beautiful OWOH prizes. I love the one with the little winged boy in a tall hat.

Julie said...

So sorry for all the changes in your lives right now--it's everywhere, isn't it? So glad you have a positive attitude and that your husband has had such a wonderful career there. Good things always come out of bad...they just do! It will be exciting to see what comes next!

I love your quote about acceptance--I need to do more of that! Thanks for sharing all of these things--the beautiful and the sad.

Hope your weekend is beautiful.

Rosemary said...

Hi there,
You got some wonderful things.
That is very sad about the John Deere plant. I hope it all works out. I guess things happen for a reason.

friedaquilter said...

You both made and received some wonderful art, Debbie. I love seeing your Tom standing out in his maple leaf t-shirt!

Nora Johnson said...

Congrats, Debby, on all yr well deserved gifts & best wishes to you & yr husband!

Have a great weekend,



Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Debby! Wow, your goodies are amazing! Congrats to you! Thanks so much for your sweet visit! Have a great weekend!

Lisa :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Lovely things from lovely people to make you smile!

Jonny said...

Debby Hi, You have such pretty items from OWOH. The picture from Diane mixed media is gorgeous I love the colors in it. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful things,So sad to here of 800 people losing there jobs in your area. Sincerely, Jonny

Terri said...

Such lovely prizes! I am so happy you won so much!

It is such a sad thing that the plant is closing. I am so glad that the group there feels closure about it. They can be proud of the work they have done!
Best wishes to each and everyone of them!

Sue said...

Debby, the 'perfection' quote is wonderful - copying it and saving.

Love all the beautiful goodies you are receiving. I'm also having so much fun getting the mail these past few days and plan a blog post next week some time. Such treats!
What a great event OWOH is to bring so many people in contact.

Wishing you and your hubby a wonderful, bright new future together.


p8ntgurl said...

Hey Debbie--
I sent you an e-mail because I got confused about which one was your blog! I found you! Thanks for checking out my site and joining. It means the world to me to have someone check out my art! I love your site and can't wait to really check out all the details!

Terri Kahrs said...

Receiving art mail is the BEST pick-me-up in the world! Congratulations on all of your winnings, Debby. Enjoy! Am also sending an extra hug to you AND your husband! Terri xoxoxox

starseasons said...

That was a great quote. Thanks. And I love the bird

Janee said...

Hi Debby,
I just found your blog, after you found mine!
You have such a beautiful blog, I'm looking forward to following you!
Thank you,
(Blinkles Boulevard)

Laurie said...

My heart goes out to you, your husband, your town. I hope recovery is swift and the future is very bright for you all. I am making my way back around to visit my new friends from OWOH! I'm happy to count you among them!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I was drawn to your beautiful blog from another ~ such lovliness here! I adore all of your OWOH winnings! My brother owns some JD dealerships here in Missouri. Four in fact. He is always looking for highly qualified employees. Let me know if you'd like his email. Many Blessings whatever you decide to do! It is really nice to find you and visit here today!

Danise said...

You know when I read this it hit home.Why??Because this happened to us in Ohio 10 years ago.I used to work at the factory in Circleville Named:
Thompson Consumers Electronics.
This used to be called R.C.A and we made T.V. panels the glass part.
They went to Mexico...hey the free trade embargo(clinton)that Bush never fixed.After that plant went down a lot more went with it,Kenworth,Renolds aluminum,G.Electric...and so on.Now there are soo many people in the unemployment line and no jobs to recope.

Couture de Papier said...

I am still making HPS rounds,probably will take till next Saturday! Happy Belated Pink Saturday!
PS I am having a blog giveaway!

A Fanciful Life said...

Jackpot! You received some wonderful items. Your artpiece is wonderful. I love the colors you chose.
Sharon :-)

Lou said...

WOW!!! What totally beautiful art! Love all of it! I am sure it looks spectacular IRL as you say...
Adore your caravan piece and your stunning gifts!!
Love Lou xx