Monday, December 26, 2011

Holiday Greetings

I love greeting cards. The clever and creative ones impress me the most. I especially love pop up cards. This deer one was my business greeting card last year. I designed and made a few of them. 

Many of you know that I designed 3-D cards way before Hallmark ever made them popular. That was another lifetime but I still enjoy them. I thought that I'd share some that I got this year.

My boys love cards too and I try to get them one each year. 

Don't tell my hubby but he first captured my heart with a simple and modest greeting card that had a very cute saying on it. After all these years he still knows how to capture my heart. I am not hard to please. Just a beautiful card will do.

xo, L

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's Been A While [And Finally, Giveaway Winners Announced!]

Sometimes life throws you a curveball or two. You do your best to catch them and throw them back. 

Sometimes a curveball sets you off on another tangent. You do your best to go along and steer it to where you want it. 

I've been away from here for a while because I had a couple of curves thrown at me in the past few weeks and I am doing my best to catch them, throw them and steer them in directions that I know will take me to a good place.

Some curves I can talk about and for others, the time is not right just yet.

My grandmother passed away very suddenly and we went to Canada to say goodbye. She was a strong woman and I admired her work ethic. I lived with her for a few years when I was young and then again when I was in university. I don't know if she really knew it but she was a role model to me. I've been lucky in my life because I've had many female role models and from each, I've inherited a good but different characteristic. From this grandmother, I was blessed with the gifts of perseverance and strength. I had already acknowledged this and dedicated my latest book [publication date: July 2012] to her. 

This happened at the end of the Henry Glass Jolly Holiday Parade and I apologize for the time it has taken me to announce the winners. First up, we have the grand prize winner, Julie Little of Roy, Utah. Congratulations!!

Next, we have the winners of my book giveaways. Please e-mail me and give me your details. The box is on the right sidebar. If you don't claim the prize within one week, you're out of luck. I reserve the right to use the book in another giveaway or pick a second name.

The winners are:

1. Row By Row Seasonal Gifts & Jolly Stuff

Kari said...Nice books! Thank you for a giveaway. My favorite part of the holidays is just feeling upbeat and happy to be with my family. I think most people just seem to be nicer and happier during the holidays.

4:04 PM

2. Sew The Perfect Gifts

pinsandneedles said...I really love chevrons and your pillow is perfect. My husband was born in Norway so we love to celebrate all the Scandinavian traditions at Christmas.Thanks for a chance to win any of those fabulous books.

8:38 AM

3. Jelly Babies

paulette said...This blog hop has been incredible!! Thanks so much for the pillow pattern...can you guess what everyone will be getting this Christmas? Thanks also for the chance to win your Give Away! Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

9:37 AM

4. Everyday Handmade

SewLindaAnn said...Love Actually is one of my fave movies year round! I never get sick of it. Nice idea getting together with a friend to make little gifts. Those books are awesome, I only have 1 of them (your pincushion on cover). Have a great weekend and thank you for sharing.

10:48 AM

5. Out Of the Box with Easy Blocks

Lisa Marie said...My extended family is in several different states and we aren't able to get together often, so my favorite part of the holidays is when we all get together. I love giving quilts as gifts at this gathering, and we always have delicious food.
11:43 AM

xo, L

p.s. I apologize for all of the weird spacing in the post today. I have tried to fix it but it hasn't corrected itself yet!