Sunday, January 25, 2009

giveaway.. and jasper update!

Yesterday was a good day to bake.. so I made these cookies, which I admit, I ate about a dozen of them through out the day! and I also ended up with a stomach ache.. which I deserved!

I also used my bread machine to make orange cranberry pecan bread! this bread is soo good. I didnt eat any yesterday , but had a piece toasted this morning for breakfast. (but I think I still have a bit of a tummy ache from all those cookies yesterday!)

Today, I am staying in and working on a project or two. Though I do feel the call to go to Marshalls or TJ max to get new cushions for my computer and craft chairs!!!!! Just tell me "no"! no vivian stay home.. !!! but if Jennifer wanted to go.. I could be convinced!

OK.. in honor of my 200th post here which was about 5 posts ago, and in honor of valentines day.. and because I missed signing up for the "one world on heart"... I am giving this pinkeep away! so be sure to leave a comment.. and I'll choose a random winner on the 31st~


He really is not doing so bad at all.. He eats alot of babyfood! I bought 8 jars friday night.. I have 3 left! and to be honest hes been eating some fancy feast too. Yesterday he wanted to go on the porch, where there was garbage bags waiting to go out back and he thought he'd check those out.. (always one of his favorite past times! garbage digging!) I made him come back in though! He so cuddly and sweet.. I am so glad I didnt have him put down last week.. I know hes not well, but he is not suffering right now. He still jumps up on the table and counters.. and most of the time makes it.. though he has missed a few times too... (He isnt supposed to be on the counters or table.. but what cat stays down? and I have spoiled him rotten!) ANyways.. thats my kitty update adn here are a couple pictures..

this one is marmalade, who I think has gained every pound that Jasper lost. Hes got to be 19 pounds.. the cat has gotten huge! marmers is 15 years old.. but he is pretty healthy and still even likes to play a bit.. So I dont think hes going anywhere anytime soon! But I do think he might be a little jealous about all the fuss over Jasper.. they dont particularly like each other much! Jasper is marmalades father believe it or not! And Jasper has always been the "alpha" kitty.. Though Marmalade is so much bigger and could easily whip jaspers butt! they're always swatting and hissing at each other!well, thats all for now folks! "Eggcept" theres still time and room to sign up for the easter egg hunt swap! scroll down a couple posts for the details or just click on the egg picture! Promises to be fun! and the more the merrier! There are 24 or 25 girls signed up right now! I really would like to hit at least 30!

Have a sweet sunday!


jenneroni said...

Ok. I'll go...if you drive (My back is sore from driving for over 6 hours yesterday). I think I want to get a cupboard for my bathroom anyway. Though, I've only seen what I want for that the Brockport Walmart, and we will probably be going to Amherst? Oh well, I'll still go and get my cabinet another day. Actually, I also need to go order my dress for Em's wedding. Can we run up to the Blvd?

You should probably have something delicious for me to eat for lunch ready at 1:00 so as soon as I get there I can eat and we can leave. Haha ;o) Maybe I will manage to get out early today so we can leave sooner. I'll try.

Susan said...

You knew you couldnt stay home.Enjoy your day

Wishing Jasper comfortable days.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh, sweet Jasper. Glad he's eating. You make the best pin cushions, and this one is just adorable! I wish I could sign up for your swap, but I'm trying to cut back and get my house in order. I'm also doing all the flowers for a wedding around that time, so will be busy.

Lori said...

i MUST have that teddy...he is the perfect companion to my...eeeeeeeeps!!! cutest stinkin birdie i have ever seen that flew into my mailbox yesterday!!! Viv, thank you SO much...he is just adorable...i think i got the better of this swap:)

Unknown said...

Oh, sweet little Jasper, here's a cuddle for you!!
And I'm in LOVE with that teddy. He's too cute!!!!

Carla said...

I'm so happy Jasper seems to be better! That is a beautiful pin keep! And there ya go, tempting me with cookies and sweet bread. Now I have to dig my bread machine out and find some recipes.

Michelle said...

So glad your kitty is going better! I adore everything you make and would so love to win your pinkeep!

Terri said...

Your sweet Jasper...may he have many more days of sunshine in your arms!
Congrats on your 200th post! I'm getting ready to do my 100th. Better star thinking bout my first give away.
Your sweet teddy cushion is darlin'. Have a wonderful time shopping! Hugs, Terri

Bob and Joanne said...

I'm so glad Jasper is doing better. Sweet baby boy.

AwtemNymf said...

I'm glad to hear that Jasper is still around and still determined to eat (live). They'll tell you when it's time... It's heart-wrenching, but he's still got his spunk! You go Jasp!!! ((HUGS))
I'm loving all of your Red/Pink V-Day schtuff! Cute! And I'm in love with that S-W-E-E-T bear cushion!
I made sweet bread the other day too. Haha!
Hugs Viv! & *Hugs to the kitty's*! (when my dogs aren't looking) :OP

wiredlinda said...

I would love to win you lovely teddy in honor of your 200th post. I look at your blog, or try to every day. Sometimes I read the same post twice. Love it, Love it, Love it.


wiredlinda said...

I would love to win you lovely teddy in honor of your 200th post. I look at your blog, or try to every day. Sometimes I read the same post twice. Love it, Love it, Love it.


Susan said...

Viv, so glad Jasper is eating and still jumping, two good signs to be sure. I love the pinkeep, count me in! Take care and give Jasper a little kiss from me. Susan

kathy said...

VIV glad Jasper is still holding his own - The pinkeep is too too adorable - of course everything you make is lovely - The cookies and bread look yummy - kathy - ga

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that Jasper is doing some better. It is so hard to part with them. They are just so sweet and talk about unconditional love. Your pinkeep is so sweet!

Grace Garton said...

Hi Viv, good to hear jasper is still up to his old tricks, they are tenacious little buggers.
I thought I had read before that Jasper was Marmalade's dad, that's amazing, what colour was his mum?
My oldest cat Fat Kitty definitely wears the pants in our house hold she is much smaller than our 2 year old cat Ned and puts him in his place on a regular basis. Poor Ned who is a big cat wont go out the door if she is in the way so we have to pick him up and carry him past Fat Kitty!!!
Happy 200th post....I can't believe that that's all you've posted!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 200th blog! I just started and have done about 7. I love the cute bear pinkeeper and would love to win! Happy to hear that Jasper is still with you.

Libby Buttons said...

Oh that photo of Jasper just breaks my heart. It is so hard to see our beloved pets decline. That bread looks lushious and makes me want to reach in an take a piece.

Fran. said...

Hi, What an adorable pinkeep! I love pin cushions!and my kitchen is red!!! How blessed jasper is to have you in his life!!! I would love to be in on your give-away! Take care and God bless, Fran.

Unknown said...

Hi, this is Stella,

I hate to say it but I'm completely blogchallenged. Yours however is fantastic. Perhaps I'll give it a go one of these days.

I'm blown away by your artwork and your baking. I'm an avid baker so KUDOs to you!!! And as a full time artist I'm humbled by your artwork.

Best wishes to your cat. We have 3 and one has fallen quite ill. I hope they know how much they tug at our hearts.

Best wishes! Stella

Barbara said...

oh what a way to wake up! yummy goodies...(i think that i just gained 10 pounds just looking!!!)okay.. shannon and the kids would love to get in the drawing for a cookie...but i'd LOVE A SLICE OF THAT BREAD!!!! hee hee...been a long weekend...time to go to work for a break!!!

hugz and love!!!

My Little Raggedy Blessings said...

Those cookies look so Yummy I think I need to do some baking today after seeing them my kiddo's will love that :) I would love to be entered in your very kind giveaway that pin cushion is so darn cute I just love your work it always makes one smile .congrats on the 200th post I have a long way to get there :).Such adorable kitty's glad to hear your jasper is doing better it is hard to see those cuddly freinds not feeling well Hugs.


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Good news abluot Jasper. The pictures are so sweet. Love your give-away. I would love to own one of your bears...Have a great week....m.

Enchanted Hollow Designs said...

Poor little Jasper--he is such a sweetheart. Lots of gentle pettings to him and hugs to you.
I love your little pinkeep. I LOVE just about everything you do!
Please take good care of your sweet self,
Lots of love,
P.S. I'm working on my eggies. : )

Mahala said...

I'll enter! I didn't know it's too late for the OWOH event.

Leslie said...

Yum! Cookies and Homemade Bread! How sinful. I think you can get in on the gypsy caravan until Feb.3

Flora said...

I'm so sorry about Jasper, Vivian, I know when the time comes that I'll be just as reluctant to say goodbye to my furbabies too.
I'm putting my name in for the drawing too, it's just too adorable not to!

Unknown said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty Viv, I hope your kitty has many more good days.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I always love hearing from other bloggers.

Please sign me up for the drawing for that cute red giveaway!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Cheryl said...

I'm glad Jasper is feeling better. Breaks your heart doesn't it.... One of my cats, Zacky, came up missing around Christmas time. I haven't seen him since. *sigh* Give your cutie a cuddle for me will ya'....

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Jasper seems like a fighter.
Love the pincushion btw.
:) said...

Oh baby food is a good idea for Jasper. That makes me think of getting some for my puppies as I wean them.

Clare said...

Your pinkeep is so cute.
I just found your blog - the cookies looked good enough to eat and grabbed my attention. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, the pinkeep is just what I need! Love your blog and all your pretty things! Jasper is a sweetie!


Wren Cottage said...

You are the Queen of "CUTENESS"!!
Your teddy pinkeep is beyond adorable!!!!! thank you for telling me about your giveaway and congratulations for all those posts, wow!!! You are such a generous and fun gal!! So glad to have met you dear one!!!
Hang in there..prayers for you sweetheart.
xoxo Madai

Julie said...

Ohhhh - please please please put my name into the bag to win this adorable Valentines Day creation. It is adorable!!!!

Denise said...

I was on Lori's blog site from Faerie Window, and she had the sweetest little bird and heart and I thought she said you made it. But I could not seem to find it on your site. Do you make them? I would love to purchase one if you do. Please let me know, Thank you,

Elizabeth said...

Poor Jasper, please feel better soon little kitty. It's so hard to see our pets in pain or sick.
Sending a big hug to you both.

Unknown said...

Signing up late.. I am so sorry for your loss.. Your sweet baby is resting easy now.
Please enter me in your wonderful pin keep drawing :)
Thank you for hosting such a nice item.

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Hi Viv, I am playing catch up.
I am sorry to hear about sweet jasper.

Mmmm... cookies and bread....
I'll be right over!

Hugz, Dolly