Monday, March 6, 2017

Congratulations To The Winner!

Set of luggage I made. Inspired by grandson.
These long gaps between my postings are driving me nuts! 
Every time I post I say I am going to post again real soon and I just seem to get so caught up in so much stuff time has already passed before I know it. Please hang in here with me to see if I will do better as my life gains some structure back.

 My dear friends most of you know that I had part of my brain removed in November, although just a small piece according to my very handsome doctor. My miniatures are still my favorite hobby, but finishing my book is also time consuming.. And my favorite daughter is taking me on a short cruise this month. WOW! That sounds fantastic.
I know I said I would post after the winner contacts me but I need the winner to identify that the following comment is hers/his and contact me with mailing information.

The following comment was very beautiful and I did my best to translate 
to English:

"Cuenta conmigo para participar en tu celebración de la vida.
Juntas oremos para que tu recuperación sea completa.
Y me encantaría probar suerte en el sorteo de esa maravilla de vestido que antes era precioso y con los cambios aún lo es más".

 "Count with me to participate in your celebration of her life.
Together pray that your recovery is complete.
And I would love to try their luck in the draw of this wonder of dress that was once beautiful and with the changes still is more."

Once again I enjoyed this draw and will do my very best to give away something else soon because I have a lot I want share with you as I get ready to move on to my next Chapter in life.

Thank you so much for being my friends and participating in my Give Aways!

Prayers, Hugs and Love,
Felma

BE STRONG! FIND YOUR STRENGTH AND PUSH HARD TO MAINTAIN IT!
                                                                                                                      By Felma

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Free Dress And Purse To A Lucky Winner!

Dress and Purse Give Away
Hello again!  Blogging is wonderful for me because I can be in touch with family and friends all over the world. 

Last night I had this great idea and followed through with it.  I added some more features to the unclaimed November dress give away such as necklace, trim and purse. And now I will name them the February Give Away.  It really boggles my mind about be strong and never give up because it works so easily!

Please enter to win by leaving a motivating comment on this Post only  and be a follower of this Blog before the closing date on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:pm PST.  Your comment will be put in a lucky hat and one winner will be drawn by one of my grandsons. Winner will be posted when prize is claimed. Thank you much and Good Luck!

Yes, I still love motivating comments that thrill me as I grow stronger during my Celebration of Life Journey. I love making dresses and giving them away. And yes, I miss him.  I can almost hear his very lovely deep voice say, "That's the best looking dress you've ever made." Although this is a beautiful dress, he made that statement about every dress I made.  I am really Laughing Out Loud now.  I should've recorded that statement.

Just before I began posting tonight, this is what I read by accident and it encourages me and maybe you, to:

 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

Hugs, Prayers and Love to All
Felma J



Monday, January 30, 2017

Turn To God And Be Strong! Really?

NOT A GIVEAWAY YET!
Hello my friends. I don't know what happened to the winner of the last dress. I was never contacted.  What shall I do?

I have been away from my blog having brain surgery to patch a hole on my creative side.  Oh Oh!  Everyone encourages me, "Turn to God and stay strong! Anyone know what that means? As I wait for my brain to heal I am stressed to have a lung biopsy to rule out cancer. I've been cancer free for 17 years. What is going on! Stay strong!

Now, the problems started after my husband passed away. Is he trying to get me to come where he is? We loved one another so much.  Sometimes I really want to go  to him, but I also want to see my grandsons grow up to be good citizens. First, my ear drum burst! Then a really bad car accident where another driver lost control of his car and blasted my car. Therapy TAKES forever.

  But, really? Sometimes I do question my efforts to be strong. Some days I feel like life is turning against me on this Celebration of Life Journey.

So, I am trying to be strong and continue on my Journey.  Saturday I went to the Southern California Tom Bishop Show!  Had a great time.  Miniatures are the very best hobby. There were so many gorgeous miniatures on display. I came home and made a dress. And I would like for you to compare my dress after surgery to the one above before surgery. I will post it soon.

Hope all of you are having a happy New Year!  May all your resolutions be filled.

 My health and death issues only mean that anything is possible  and hopefully my Journey will encourage other to be strong. Through all my pain and the everyday challenges of life I am still looking forward to what tomorrow has in store for me and for you.

Thanks for being my mini friends. Don't forget to tell me what to do with the last give away dress that wasn't claimed. Does anyone want the dress? Please leave a comment on this post and I will pull names again. I added a few things to the dress and it looks more beautiful than before.

Hugs to all of you! Stay strong! Make some minis!

Felma J


Friday, December 9, 2016

Dress Winner Announced!

Hello everyone.  A lot has happened since I blogged last. I've had brain surgery where the surgeon suctioned part of my brain out on my creative side! But, I was able to finish the dress and here is the winning comment: 

"New to your blog and am following. My motivation/inspirational comment is from Psalms 31:3 Yes, you are my rock and my fortress; therefore for your Name's sake lead me and guide me. It would be a pleasure to win one of your marvelous dresses." Hugs, LJ

If this is your lovely comment please email me your mailing address.  My sincere thanks to all of you for your comments. 

Hugs and prayers until we meet again.

 Felma J

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Free Dress to Lucky Winner November 2016

Hello my Friends! I have been working on this beautiful dress for a lucky winner. I will have it finished by the give a way deadline on November 30, 2016 at 3:00pm Pacific Daylight Savings time.  All you have to do for a lucky chance to win is be a member of this blog, leave a motivational/inspirational comment on this post only by the deadline. Your comment will be put into the lucky hat and drawn by one of my grandsons.  Winner announced following week.
Hugs, Love and Prayers,
Felma J



Friday, January 15, 2016

December 2015 Winner!

Hello to all.  This month seems to be going really fast, but finally I get to announce the winner for our December giveaway.  She is our lovely Fabiola.  Her comment: 

"Glad to read your new post.  Welcome back!  This red dress is very magic.  I participate and put the link on my blog." 

Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments.  I am working on a give away for February. 

After missing my husband for almost seven months I try to live my life according to one of his favorite Scriptures which gives me comfort:

         "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want."  
                                                                                               Psalm 23:1(KJV)

Hugs to all,
Felma

Friday, December 18, 2015

December 2015 Giveaway Instructions!

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments after learning that my wonderful husband died suddenly.  Your comments, prayers, cards, emails and phone calls were a Blessing.  Sorry I couldn't answer everyone personally.  
  My journey to Celebrating Life is a challenge, but I hope my sharing it with you make will make your journey easier. 

This lovely dress for December was a joy to make and I hope one of you will be happy to give it a new home.  I still use the magic hat technique.  For your name to be placed in the hat, all you need to do to enter for a chance to win is be a follower of my blog, leave a motivational/inspirational comment on this post only by the deadline on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 3:00pm PST.  One of my grandsons will pull a name out of the lucky hat and the winner will be announced the following week.

Cheers to all of you!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Hugs and Love and Prayers
Felma & Grandsons

Thursday, June 11, 2015

My Wonderful Husband Left Me!

My husband was everything to me.  He treated me like a queen and he died in my arms.  He had a cardiac arrest.  I am really going to miss him.  I would not put a dress on eBay or give away one on my blog without his approval.  He was a wonderful person.

Thank you for comments because I know I will need a lot of prayers and hugs during my time of grief. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Something New Is Needed

Hello BLOG friends.  I haven't said hello since March. 
Shame on me!  HELLO TO EVERYONE!
 
 Lets try to keep our blogs current to encourage and motivate one another.  We need one another.
 
 I have been doing lots of things like climbing mountain trails, working on miniatures and trying my hand at making something mini that is not a dress. 
 
 My Give A Way dresses are quite boring now after all these years of giving them away so maybe it is time for a change. 
 
My life is not exciting enough to keep my mini friends interested in reading about my adventures so I thought I would just take some time and give blogging a break until I come up with something to give away other than dresses.
 
Hats, purses, shoes, corsets, furniture, flowers, books, food, boy clothes, girl clothes for example.  Anyone interested?
 
Walking several miles and riding my bike (stationary) has become another hobby instead of just a dreaded exercise to stay healthy.  Now I love it and indulge everyday.  Minis will always  be hobby #1 though.
 
  Around this time of year Arthur and all his cousins come to visit my bones to see which ones they want to hurt the most.  Then they have their fun.  I am under the weather until they decide to leave.  Any suggestions on how to keep them at bay?
 
 
Thanks and Hugs to all.  I really appreciate your comments.  Please keep looking for the next give away.  It just may be something you've always been looking for.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Annnouncing Winner February 2015!

The following is the winning comment pulled out of the lucky hat:

"Hi there!

Holding both sides of my head (kinda like the boy in Home Alone) I WANT THAT DRESS!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Reading your post about life is a breath of fresh air. More than you know :-)Thanks

Are you going to the Chicago show? I went last year. Maybe this year."


                 Winner!!!!!!  The Grandmommy 

 Thank you so much for this lovely comment.  Congratulations on your win.

All of your motivational comments are greatly appreciated.  They keep my blog active.  Please don't miss out for a chance to win the next give away coming soon.

Thanks to all of you for following and leaving comments.  I really wish every one could win.

Welcome to new follower:  Susanne

Until next time let us all try hard to keep the faith and live.   Just live!  Live!  Live!

Love and Hugs to all.