Saturday, July 14, 2012

Catching up and a giveaway

 Yes, I have a lot of catching up to do. I have been off my blog for some time.
 I noticed I have done over 600 posts and thought it would be nice to have a giveaway.

  See rules below and what you could win

To those of you who wonder where I've been....there are many things going on at my home. My doctor diagnosed me with trigrminal neuralgia ..I have lots of neck stiffness and some imbalance, due they believe to arthritis .   My dearest friend  had her cancer return and this time it's in her lungs and not treatable.  I have been spending a lot of time with her.  My granddaughter and family have been visiting from Fort Drum where her husband is stationed.

To win this lovely chime set  from Hobby Lobby you must be a follower and you must post the giveaway on one of your posts.  US entries only due to postage cost. Sorry.   Please let me know that you did. That will give you two entries
The giveaway ends July 29th at midnight.

 I have a few other goodies I will add from Micheal's craft store

 Good Luck

Be sure to visit our hostess Ms. Beverly

 A thought

What would young people do is this was the way of dress for young ladies?


  1. Elaine, so glad to see you back. Wondered what was going on, but then figured you were just enjoying summer. So sorry about the medical issues, it is a big bummer. Hope you will get past this easily. Prayers lifting for your friend ...

    What a delight IF kids wore clothes like this today!

    I'll try & remember to post this on my next blog post.
    This is a darling giveaway, thank you.

    Have a great weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  2. Hi Elaine- I am sorry that your health has been suffering and that there has been so much going on in your life. Don't sign me up for your giveaway. I have won 6 giveaways so far this year and I feel way too guilty already. I'll let someone win that hasn't had a win yet.

    Don't you just love that dress? My little kids would LOVE to dress up like that for a special occasion, believe it or not. xo Diana

  3. Sorry to hear of so many distressful things in your life. It seems when it rains problems it pours. May you and friends be blessed with better days.

  4. Thank you for the update.

    Also thank you for the Give Away. But since I never did one myself, I don't enter into any, which other bloggers do. Please and thank you.

    Oh that dress!!!! Beautiful for its time. And when that was the fashion, young people would have wanted it. All depends on when-one-was-born. I was born in 1937, and I'm still here. And the clothes I wore, way-back-in-the-50's etc. Would shock girls of today even. -grin-

    Girdles and stockings and bras-which-came-to-points, starched crinolines under circle skirts, and...... -chuckle-

  5. I miss seeing you! I tweaked my back and have had a really long and difficult week! But I will pray about your health and that of your friend! I wish her much peace and calm during the difficult journey. I love following you Elaine. Many blessings to you with your lovely post! Anne

  6. I love the giveaway and would love to be part of it! Thank you for the chance to win some lovliness!

  7. Elaine, so sorry to here about your diagnosis. My daughter has something similar but her's is from getting rear ended in an auto accident. I know from her experience that it is extremely painful. I hope the doctors have found a treatment that gives you some relief.
    Love the dress. I do think some of our young girls would love to dress up in that beauty!
    Thanks for the generous giveaway, Ginger :)

  8. Dear Elaine,
    I am so sorry to hear about your illness, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! I just LOVE that dress and the Victorian era...I would be thrilled to wear that to an evening ball.

    Congrats on your 600th post, I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thanks for offering a beautiful giveaway! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  9. I forgot to say that I have been a follower for awhile now.

    I have just posted your giveaway on my blog here--

    Thanks Again and have a wonderful night!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  10. Elaine, You are in our prayers that your health will continue to improve. Cancer took my brother, so that time with her will never be forgotten.
    Your give away would really look great hanging in my kitchen window.
    I am a new folllower.
    Now the dress, myself I say I was born in the wrong century. I LOVE IT!

  11. I added your giveaway to my blog!

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    I am sorry that your health has been suffering and that there has been so much going on in your life. My prayers are coming your way sweet lady.this Victorian dress is gorgeous and would look lovely in my Victorian back bedroom!!I'm coming over from Plum Perfect she is so sweet as you must know. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane