Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Giveaway

I neglected the blog in the last week. We were away in Minneapolis for a family wedding that was lots of fun. I had a terrible scare when I looked down at my hand and the diamond had popped out of my wedding ring. This happened only once before about 12 years ago. My sister-in-law saved the day this time when she found it on the kitchen floor. I was already having discussions with my husband about homeowners insurance and in my mind I was weighing our need for new hearing aids for my husband against my having a diamond wedding ring. The hearing aids were winning....

Note to everyone! Get your rings appraised and onto your insurance policy! I'm going to do this with the jeweler that does the repair. I remained almost too calm when it happened. My husband barely flinched when I told him I lost my diamond but when I said, "You might want to help me look because this thing is worth several thousand dollars", he jumped up and started pulling apart the sofa cushions. I was exaggerating the value, but it got him moving! I have a way of completely internalizing my stress, because after this happened I had a terrible migraine for the rest of the day. Many thanks to Jodi for finding the tiny little jewel for us!

Last month was my one year blogiversary and I've never done a giveaway, so now is the time!
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I have 2 applique pouches and a little red riding hood hair clip for some lucky person who leaves me a comment on this post by Friday at 8:00 pm Chicagoland time!

These appliqued items pouches are super cute, and handmade by me!

26 comments:

Early Bird Special said...

Aww, Susie! I'm sorry you had such a scare this past week. I hate it when stuff like that happens. But thank goodness everything turned out right in the end.

I'm so excited about your giveaway! I can vouch for how ADORABLE your items are! I was just blogging about you, bragging about my new hair clip. I made note of your giveaway too. <3

xoxo
Amy

Average Jane Crafter said...

I can only imagine you were making a face like the little "d'oh!" sun

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So glad you found it! HOW on earth did you find it, is what I want to know! :)

royaloaker said...

Lu-huv the LLRH hair clip! Would love to be entered. Thanks...

Glad you found the diamond!!!! Phew.

xo

Sonya said...

I'm so glad you found the diamond! how scarey is that. Im sooo excited you are doing a giveaway. I got my fingers crossed that Im the lucky one! LOL

Lily Boot said...

Hey Susie! Your poor head - I too get migraines when I'm stressed - and tummy-graines (odd I know) so I am in complete sympathy - can make it nigh impossible to devote any attention to what's going on around you at the time, so I hope you got to enjoy some of the wedding. Congratulations on 1 year of blogging and what a lovely way to celebrate (I'd love to be considered for your giveaway)! I've only just arrived at 4 months and already it's made such a difference to how I order my thoughts, my projects and my time - all of it good ;-)

windycindy said...

Greetings, I am glad that you found your diamond. My niece is a jeweler and she has up put what little fine jewelry we have on our insurance policies. She appraises them and gives us a slip. Your hand made purses and hair clip are adorable. I love items made by hand. I think it is because I can't even sew a button on! Happy belated blog anniversary. I wish you many more. Please enter me in your giveaway. I appreciate it! Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

ana lilia said...

I'm sorry you got a bad migraine, but glad you were able to find your diamond! I would love to be put in your drawing for the appliquéd pouches! Very cute!

upstateLisa said...

Glad you found your diamond!!! Love your pouches and your blog!

Bunny B said...

That's one of my greatest fears- losing the diamond of my wedding ring ! :( Thankfully you found your diamond!

Your pouches are adorable! And Happy 13 month blogiversary :)

Susie said...

So glad you found your diamond I can't imagine the stress.
And I think these littl pouches are just gorgeous. Thankyou for sharing.
Sue

Laura said...

Your hair clips are absolutely darling. I'll have to get one for my little niece, as soon as she'll leave one in for longer than 10 seconds!

Jenn said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I just discovered your blog and I'm loving your work. You are very talented and I can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Veronica said...

Wow- I don't think I would even have the fortitude to BEGIN looking for a diamond when it could be anywhere- what luck, spotting it on the kitchen floor!

Congrats on your blogiversary!

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I would have freaked out if my diamond fell out! Thank goodness you found it. Congrats on your blog anniversary!

Grateful Gramma said...

Glad you found your diamond! That must have been scary.

Your pouches are adorable. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

Emily said...

Glad you found your stone.
Your handiwork is charming. Grats on the anniversary. :)

Sarah S said...

Whew, that was a close one! I love the pouches....so stinkin cute.

julie said...

Cute pouches! Glad you found your diamond!

Rebekah said...

I am so glad you found your diamond.

I almost did not make this giveaway congrats on a year and a month.
~B

BaileyGirl5 said...

I hate that sick feeling when you realize you've lost something. I know this sounds weird but I always say a prayer that my eyes will be drawn to my missing object. Lo and behold, I always find it!

Those bags and the clip are adorable!

amy said...

Oh! So glad the diamond was found! Plus also, the red riding hood clip would match my red riding hood tennies SO well! :-)

ihchicky said...

Losing something is bad enough, not to mention something like a diamond. Glad you finally came across it. Your bags are super cute. I love them. Please enter me in your giveaway.

sbonetsue said...

It's important to appraise anything of value, you never know what may happen and who wants to find out too late that you should have. Congrats on 100. Thanks for the chance on a generous giveaway.

jenny said...

So glad you found that diamond. On the kitchen floor? Phew.

Happy one year blogiversary, I've been enjoying your site for a few months now...loving your work.

Isac said...

Quel beau travail, bravo ! Continuez à nous émerveiller ! ! !

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