Friday, April 10, 2009

treaures and idols!

YIppee!! I couldnt be happier.. its finally friday! and, its easter weekend. My plan is to stay home and create, clean, putter and cook! though I do have to admit, that I'm dying to go to the broadway market in buffalo.. but, I dont need anything.. I know if I happen to find myself there, I would have to buy a butter lamb and some flowers.. maybe some sausage.. but.. I can get all those things close to home too.. and, I dont need any of them.. I wish I didnt always have the urge to run to see what I can see.. what little treasures I can find.. what sweet little trinkets and trims I can use in some creation.. I already have so much! but ... I can always use more!

but.. I'm going to try to convince myself NO.. NO NO NO.. to stay at home and relax.... uh.. i dont really have any easter gifts for my boys though.. but they dont want anything.. just money.. I guess I could fill eggs with cash! ha! wouldnt it be funny to make they search for eggs with their names on them? I dont think they would appreciate it.. but I'm going to consider doing it anyways.. a mothers got to have a little fun sometimes! I cant help it they all grew up and left me behind!! I dont think I've grown up yet....and, do I really have too?


SOmetimes.. I dont have to go any further then my mailbox to find treasures.. IN fact in the last two years since I've been blogging, Ive found so many wonderful awesome treasures in my mailbox! I dont know if ive told you or not that I have a bunch of idols out here in blog and flickr lands.. really, a bunch of them! most of you know who you are.. because ive told you over and over that youre my idols! some of you dont know.. 'cause Ive failed to mention it to you.. but in anycase.. one of my idols is Debrina.. and she also loves my little bears, so we did a couple swaps.. and today I recieved these oh so very wonderful pieces of art from her.... just let me say.... I was squealing with delight! pure delight I tell ya!(Look even her tags are precious! )




I could do a post everyweek and highlight one of my idols.. that would keep me busy for a long time! there really are so many.. Brenda.. Mica... Lori... Flora...Melissa (tootie), Whendi, Grace, cindy, Jenny, Elaine, Kecia... and the list goes on and on... heres a picture that has artwork from several of my wonderful artist friends!


Ive been lucky enough to acquire quite a sweet little collection of artwork from so many of you! and I have to say I love every bit of it! all the easter ornaments, prints, paintings, jewelry, valentines ornaments, snowman, christmas ornaments, dolls, bears, atcs, birds in nests, collaborative books, aprons and PInkeeps! and more!!

and, with each piece of art, comes a little piece of the artist and alot of inspiration for me!

anyways.. I certainly am just rambling on tonight arent I?

In other news... this old boy.. age 15.. (jaspers son!) had to go to the vets today.. needed some dental work, two teeth pulled.. and part of a tumor under his tongue removed.. didnt know that was there. The vet said he couldnt get all of it as it is rooted into his tongue.. with out removing half of his tongue, and due to his age thats not a good option for him.. (ya think!) anyways, the vet said, it will grow back but he doesnt know how long it will take. but basically he said probably only a few months. poor marmalade. he seems to be doing ok though! you know what they say.. "Chin up.. stiff upper lip!" and Im not going to worry about it yet.

so.. happy Friday.. Happy saturday and Happy EAster!! and I'm off for now!

19 comments:

kana said...

Happy Easter to you Viv!! I love your swappping goodies.

Lydia said...

I love all your goodies!! They'd look good in my house, too! Poor little kitty. You might want to try some Rescue Remedy, at Vitamin Shop. Vet will have it for more. might also be missing Jasper.

PS- What camera do you use? Your close-ups are so nice and clear. Have a wonderful, Blessed Easter:) Arebyou going to church? I hear how you love the bells chiming. They will ring plenty for Easter!

Scrappy Jessi said...

eeek eeek eeek!!!!
cuteness.
Happy Easter love.
oxoxo,
jessi

jenneroni said...

Ok mom, Broadway Market it is for the morning (though we will greatly regret it once we get there and there are gazillions of people everywhere...ugh!). Plus, we can get lots of fresh fruit and stuff to make fruit salad w/for breakfast on Sunday...and fresh asparagus for dinner!

I was also thinking about Hobby Lobby in Dunkirk. We can get the directions in the am. Wanna shoot for 9:30 (or earlier if we can actually get moving)? Call and wake me up at 8 or so.

PS...I finished my silhouettes. They turned out cute.

And, I LOVE your package stuff!

Fran said...

WOW!!! Lots of Easter Goodies.
I think putting money in Easter Eggs with your kids names on them is great, even if they are grown. They will have fun hunting the eggs. Nope we don't have to grow up. I want to stay this way as long as I can. HAPPY EASTER!

OOOOOO! poor kitty. Hope he feels better soon.
Love & Hugs
Fran

bojojoti said...

Poor Marmalade!

Your treasures are adorable. I love "Magic Show."

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my, Viv...you have a treasure chest of trinkets & treasures. How very lucky!
I know what you mean about forcing yourself to stay home and not go our hunting for more "finds". It is hard to do sometimes!

Have a lovely Easter...and relax...create...and...
Stay Cozy, Carrie

Susan said...

Happy Easter, Hug your kitty for me.

Lori said...

of course she loves your bears!!! they are totally adorable:) i have loved Debrina's work for quite a while...you are so lucky that you got to swap with her...that magic show piece is just that...pure magic...i feel badly for your poor kitty Viv, Mr Madison is sending a little kiss for him:)

have a Beautiful Easter...i really think you should make those boys hunt for their eggs...LOL...

kathy said...

VIV - sweet girl - Happy EASTER -- yes Love your things from Debrina -- oh I love her style -- I drool over her designs - lucky you !!

OK like you still trying to figure out things for my Boys -- The grands are ok and my dtr in laws- but the boys - guess chocolate always works - LOL _ Kathy - ga

Bee Serendipitous said...

Oh I just love all your treasures that you received...I wish well for Marmalade - he looks young for fifteen...thank you for sharing your treasures...have a blessed Easter! Grace & Peace 2 "U" Marlene

Gina2424 said...

Happy Easter! I knew those were Debrina's the minute the picture started unfolding! Lucky you! You and Sandy etc., should look at Blythe Con Atlanta, October 2009!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I've been on a blogging break a medical hiatus. So now...I'm catching up, by enjoying a stroll through the posts I've missed. Luckily I bookmarked you in my favs.
What sweet surprises!

My kitty is the same age. I'm so sorry your kitties feeling poorly. I know how much these fluffs of love touch our hearts... so deeply. I hope your kitty is in a catnip chasing mood real soon.

Come by for a visit, the company would be nice.

Sweet Easter wishes,
Sara

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Happy Easter dear Viv. I have the grands coming tomorrow. Kiley was here today and we have been cooking and making candy.Oh so much fun....m...

LittleLovables said...

Awe, poor little guy! He does look quite well for his age, hope his next few months or more are happy!

And wow, I LOVE your gifts, gorgeous...

Lori said...

hey there:) bunny doll? two words: "epic fail"...i think i was being too anal about the wrapping job i was doing...i will try again...thanks SO much for your tips...

barbara burkard said...

...AND YOU ALSO ARE AN IDOL!!!!
happy EASTER!

Melissa said...

Hope you had a great Easter Viv!
The crown is amazing!
I was reading your post and imagine my suprise to see my name in it! Thanks sister for the compliment.
Smiles-
Melissa

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