Tuesday, February 8, 2011

We have a winner~~~

I am very happy to announce last week's Tag winner is Cathy W.  Be sure to stop over and take a look at her beautiful tag.  Congratulations Cathy!!!

My Mom has taken a huge turn for the worse.  She is completely bedridden now and not very coherent.   The tumor has reached her spine and I am having to give her lots of pain meds to just keep her comfortable.  It is horrible watching her suffer. 

So, Selma will be helping me out with tags and cards when I just can't get them done.
I am so thankful for Selma.  I don't know what I would do without her right now.  I know
you all understand and I thank you so much for the many prayers for Mom.
Shipping is going much slower too, as I can only work when she is asleep or someone is
here to be with her.  Thank you for understanding and having patience with me.  I sure am thankful to have the help of Hospice.

Selma has created a gorgeous tag and has done a fantastic tutorial on making a bachelor's button.  Be sure to stop over and see how it is done.  You can see it here.

Tag Challenge #7
You have until Sunday, February 13, 9:00 PM to enter the Tag Challenge. Anything goes. You can make whatever kind of tag you want to make, any color, use any stamp...your own thing. Then once the time ends to enter a tag, the voting will start and will last until Tuesday morning February 14, 6:00 AM.

This is simply a fun thing and something to help you have tags for your gifts or even a tag to send to a friend. I know, I am sure enjoying it!!! I love making tags!

The weekly winner, (the tag with the most votes) will be sent an award badge to post on their blog which will show them as a winner. In June there will be a drawing for a grand prize that will be awarded to one of the weekly winners. Won't it be nice to have a head start on all those tags needed throughout the year! I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations.  If you need help in posting your tag, please contact me by email or calling 574 656 3663.


Darlene said...

Congratulations to Cathy! So deserving ... her tag is GORGEOUS!!

Joan ... you need NOT apologize ... you certainly have a full plate taking care of Ruby and are doing the right thing by spending every moment you can with her! God Bless You and please know I am here for you if I can do anything at all to help. Hugs!

Donna said...

So sorry to hear that your Mom isn't doing very well. As always I'll keep her and you in my prayers. May the Good Lord bring you both comfort and peace.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Congrats Cathy, darling tag. Sending prayers and love to you and yours Joan.

Noreen said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with you both.

Sharon Peele said...

Congrats Cathy!! love your tag!

Joan, I pray that god give you strenght to help you get through these hard times that you are going though!! I know it isn't easy for you, God bless you and Ruby, and God bless Salem for all her help!!! Thanks for being a wonderful hostess!!

Gail S. said...

I can only imagine how hard this must be with your Mother suffering so. You and your whole family are in my prayers. God Bless.

Gladys R. said...

Joan, I am so sorry to hear
Mrs. Ruby isn't doing so good.
We all understand you must take
care of your mother first.Keeping
your mom, you and your family in
my prayers.

velta said...

Joan ~ My first concern is you and your mother...I am still praying for you both and will continue. May the Good Lord Hold you and your mom in his arms during this painful time...I can tell that your faith is strong and that eases my mind.

Barbara Colbert said...

So sorry to hear Mom isn't doing well....My thoughts and prayers are with you...these are hard times.

CraftinGranny said...

Joan, no apology needed. We all understand and most of us have been there. Sending prayers that the good Lord doesn't let her suffer long and that He holds you in his fold during this very difficult time. "Love & Hugs" Carol

Carol L said...

No apology is necessary Joan! You do what you have to do, and take care of your precious mom as long as she needs you! Family always comes first, and everyone will understand! Heartfelt {{hugs}} and prayers to you and your mom.