Just a quick note as promised to let you know I listed a few Easter things on Etsy. The dolls sold within minutes, but I am working on more :) I will list a few more items tomorrow and each day as I am up to it.
I made a few of these sweet eggs last year for some friends and now am offering new ones on Etsy. I have Pinks and soft aqua's coming soon. I Just love these !!! :)
Last Easter I was in a swap with my Best friend and forgot to take pictures of what I sent her. Like me, she is an Aqua, Roses fanatic. So I painted her this old antique dovetail box I had in my stash. The fronts of the postcards were ugly, so I wanted the pretty writing to show instead. I also used a copy of a pretty lady, pearls and a rhinestone dangle on her necklace, as well as an old rhinestone for the handle of the box. This was tailored just for her :) I also sent her a velvet egg and matching tussie in the same shade of soft aqua. The cake stand is one that she bought from me the previous year on ebay. It looks so lovely in her sweet pink Kitchen. ( I have a sweet friend who is ALSO very soon going to be getting a cake cover she sent me to paint :) )
My friend Sharon, embellished this compote in a matching aqua, for her kitchen. Doesnt it look great ???
Speaking of boxes, I sent this one to my ultra sweet friend Lori last year as part of a swap as well. Since this post is Aqua themed, I thought I would share this as well.
That sweet box had vintage religious trade cards on it. And old gilded frame with a 1930's print of a cottage, vintage wallpaper on the top and an antique rhinestone earring. I LOVED both of these boxes for my friends. I REALLY need a special box (in aqua ) just for ME :) I watch other blogs all of the time where people make themselves things and I just dont, but I plan on that a bit this year :)
I think a swap should be done with the heart. Things worthy of being in your own home, yet tailored to that individual. I hate it when I see swaps where they send old junky things they just dont want anymore, Re-Gifting, or items they couldnt sell in their own shops. I think it is an oportunity to Bless someone. The Lord NEVER gives to us half hearted, and we in turn should open our hearts and let the floodgates pour. And when you think you have enough to send, then go find that One more thing as that is what Our Father does for us. :) I have been truly Blessed, in those I call friend. And the swap partners I have had over the last two years blogging have been the MOST giving, wonderful women. What an Horor to have met and culivated these friends :)
Well, That is all for Wednesday. I spoke too soon last week on the feeling good. I have started getting the shakes now. This is the latest. I shake so bad sometimes I look like I am seizing. It is embarrassing when we go anywhere. It doesnt hurt. So I am way gratefull about that. It will be another month or two before I can see the next Dr and get the MRI done. But I am waiting patiently. I am in such a good place right now. I really am not bothered by any of this. I did have one rough day last week, where the whole MS thing sunk in and all I could think of was the pressure and burden this will be for my family, and I cried for them. My Stepmom had it, so I would know what to expect, and know what it will do to them. You get what you get. I admit months of feeling sorry for myself. But Honestly, I woke up one day and knew it was fine. Whatever the outcome. That is the " Peace that surpasses all understanding " It is Ok and Life is still Life, you just have let go of the things you hold on to so tightly, and allow your life to move freely in the current it is intended to. Then it gets really easy. :) I debate like others to share personal things. Because I am not a person with anything to say really. I dont need to leave my mark with my words. That is what my art is for. But, There are a lot of people out there, who are sick and I am sure a handful that like me are searching for a diagnosis. So early on I decided to print this part of my personal life, so that maybe that One person would say, Hey I feel that way, and maybe not feel so alone. Each day I know less than the day before. But Each day I am more grateful for another day. And the goal for me is no longer trying to figure it out, but to LIVE while I am alive. And if I cant do everything on my wish list for the day. I can lay down and snuggle with my Husband and Chihuhua's and just love on them. Dont set the bar so high, you miss the little things . :)