Monday, November 23, 2009

I am slowly inching forward on getting caught up!! I finally go the contact info out to all the Pink Mini high bidders and the corresponding maker. Let me know if you didn't get an email and you fit in either catagory! It was a challenge to keep over 50 real names, YouTube names, blog names and emails all straight!! So sorry for the delay getting the info out! Mom had several follow up appt.'s and we spent Friday at the ER last week. Her ulcer flaired up and they wanted to do a CAT scan and other tests. She is better over the weekend.
As I finaly get to look up and see what's going on around me I realize that Thanksgiving is next week! WHAAAAAATTT??!!! Where did November go!! AAuuuggghhh! To everyone I owe a trade ini to, I am working away and will have them all out by the end of the month. I appreciate everyone's patience. I am hoping to get my gate fold paperbag tutorial up later today, as well as a couple of Christmas kits up before Thanksgiving.
I am getting sooo excited this year for Christmas! I love, love, love this time of year!
More soon!


PS This was what my scrap area looked like last week before I literally dug it out!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Oh, I have sooo missed all my scrappy friends this week! Thank you all so much for your concern and prayers!! First things first! Mom is doing well! After a few scary days and about a squillion tests they determined that her colon cancer had NOT returned as we had all feared, but rather she had developed a bleeding ulcer! Serious but treatable! Whew! She also has a touch of pneumonia. Her blood numbers were so low that she needed 3 blood transfusions to get things into the normal range. (It seemed like they were taking out almost as much as they put in!!) They were also concerned about her heart due to the low blood numbers. When your numbers are that low, the heart has to work significantly harder and that can lead to severe heart complications. But, alas, she is now back to her feisty self. They are adjusting her meds ... she has severe arthritis and takes a fistful every day ... they think that the meds are the cause of the ulcer, so adjustments are needed. Again, thank you all for your concern and prayers, it helped a lot!! (This photo is from Mother's Day this year)

On a happier note, in the midst if all of this with Mom, I had a booth at a large, local quilting/craft festival. It went very well, only about 10-15% less than last year due to the economy. After 4 nights of 3-4 hours of sleep and 4 days of standing on concrete floors, I feel like I have been hit by several large semi's! I had a tryptic of angels that did very well (you can check them out on my quilting blog: My studio is scary looking....I can't even get close to my scrap table! I'm teaching a quilt class today (what was I thinking when I scheduled that!) and then I am digging out. I will get the pink mini info out in the next day or two and get working on all the trades and tutorials I have on the docket. Plus, I have some new kits that are almost ready.

Mach 10 with my hair on fire as usual!!!

Love and hugs to all!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A rough day...

I know many of you are waiting to either send or receive your Pink Mini's and you just need the contact info from me. I will be getting the info out as soon as I can. I have just returned from having to admit my Mom to the hospital. She has been experiencing shortness of breathe for about a week now and saw the doctor today. The doctor Immediately admitted her. Don't know what's wrong yet but she is extremely anemic. It could be a touch of pnemonia, the start of congestive heart failure, or the return of her colin cancer. We just don't know until further tests. Needless to say I am freaked out. This coupled with the much less important quilt expo has me feeling that my head may explode at any time! So, please put my Mom in your prayers and be patient with me. I will be sending out the info I have as soon as I am able to.


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pink Mini Auction Wrap Up

WOW! and THANK YOU!!!! to all participants and THANK YOU to the bidders (especially those with multiple bids)!!!!
I can't say THANK YOU enough!! Everyone's mini was amazing! Over half of the mini's were made from the designers own materials. Again, THANK YOU! Everyone pulled together and made it happen and all the hard work was appreciated greatly! Here is a list of the final bids .If you were not a high bidder, you can still contribute by making a donation at the Passionately Pink for a cure website noted below. Below are the instructions on what to do next.

Album A
Bona: $40 from Shorna
Beverly #2: $10 from purplelsumom
Beverly #3: $15 from purplelsumom
Jana: $10 from Suz

Album B
Amy: $30 from zettibetti
Ebony: $35 from from purplelsumom
Gloria: $15 from Cara
Sandra: $45 from purplelsumom
Ruth: $15 from purplelsumom

Album C
Beth: $10 from At the Brink of Insanity
Felicia: $10 from Joyce
Malin: $10 from Joyce
Tiffany: $25 from Cathy
Lisa: $ $25 from Jude

Album D
Jude: $15 from Cathy
Joy: $40 from Trina
Louise: $10 from MiasMommy
Rowena: $35 from purplelsumom
Joyce: $60 from Jude

Album E
Alyson: $45 from Shorna
Christina: $45 from Shorna
Debbi: $30 from Suzy C
Phoenix: $15 from purplelsumom
Tammy: $10 from Suzy C

Album F
Stacy: $10 from At the Brink of Insanity
Laura: $100 from lconner
Sarah: $50 from Kathryn at Scrapbeach
Tara: $40 from Cathy
Glynda: $15 from purplelsumom

The High Bidders can now go to the Passionately Pink website ( ) to make a donation in the amount of your bid (or more if you choose!). All funds go directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. (None of the money goes through me or the participants!) They accept all major credit/debit cards. You will immediately receive a receipt for you donation for tax purposes.
I also need the High Bidders to email me (at a contact email to forward on to the mini designer. You can then exchange the needed info to get the mini to the high bidder. All participants have agreed to mail the mini's to the highest bidder. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me! Thank you once again!

My son and daughter drew the names of the Pink Mini for a Cure Blog Candy today. The entrants were anyone who helped advertise the auction, participated in the auction or made a donation. the winners are:
A mini album kit from Jill W (momma2ski): Grab the Scraps
A complete mini album from me: Jill W!!
A mini Album kit from me: Amy (amysscrappyspace)
Email me your contact info so I can get these items in the mail to you!!


Saturday, November 7, 2009


THANK YOU to everyone who participated by giving their time and effort to making a Pink Mini. They were all SOOOO amazing!!

THANK YOU to everyone who bid! WOW!

This auction exceeded my expectations by a mile!! You all are the best. I will be posting the high bidders and their bids by tomorrow with instructions as to what to do next. Even if you didn't have the high bid, you can still make a donation in any amount! We are currently at $795 in bids. I would LOVE for the total to be $1000. That's only $205 dollars in added donations. Go to the Passionately Pink for a Cure event website ( to make your donation.

Sarah and I will be filming the drawing for the blog candy tomorrow.