Thursday, January 07, 2010

My Birthday Give-A-Way

I didn't forget my promise of a give-a-way. I just saved it for my birthday week. Yep! Celebrating 47 next Wednesday on the 13th. So....everyone who comments on this post will be entered into the drawing. Seems I spend much of my time crocheting. Requires little thinking and slight movement. Works for me these days/daze. So...the winner will receive a special doily from me. It will be in red and white to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. And you can also use it for Christmas. Here are a few pics of my recent endeavors. Mindless work. I actually had a stack of 14 in various sizes, colors and patterns. Gave several away and now have several new ones not pictured.
 

My lighting was really bad that day. Your winning doily will be a medium red and white.The ones in the second picture are ecru and dark red on the left and the medium red on the right. If you prefer to grunge it a bit, you can darken it with your favorite antiquing method (tea, coffee, RIT dye).

We have gotten snow today. And more in the forecast for tomorrow. It is pretty but a bit of a trickymicky to tool around in. I had to drive out in it, but the highway was in good shape. I go back to the surgeon on Monday to get his (hopefully) final decision on what is going with me. When I went this past Monday, he found several more enlarged lymph nodes and a couple of places in my breasts. Surprise! And I was not a happy camper that day. So...this week has been about tests and more bloodwork. It is amazing what they do now with technology. Not like in years past where everything had to be poked with a needle to find out what was what. Now they give you some dye and take a lookyloo with "magic eyes". And girls, GO GET THOSE MAMOGRAMS DONE! Just cannot stress that enough. Get your girls squeezed and checked out yearly if you are over 30.Many insurance company's will pay 100% also.  It isn't fun. But the alternative sure isn't either! I just had one 6 months ago and it was clear. So see what I mean, things just happen.

Hope your home is warm and you are all snuggled in for the night.
~Angela

20 comments:

Pat said...

I hope your health issue can be easily and compoletely resolved. The doilies are lovely! An early Happy Birthday wish to you!!!

peggy said...

Cute doilies!!! Wow, another Capricorn girl.....I would love one of your doilies for my end table...shall I send you my address right now? LOL

Stay warm and out of that snow.
Peggy

Valerie said...

Oh you will be in my prayers for sure. I would love to be in your give away. I love the doilies. They are beautiful. And Happy Birthday!

Alice I. said...

Love,love, love the doilies! I'll send you my addy to cuz if Peg get's one, I get one too! lol Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay warm!

Michelle said...

I'll be praying for you Angela! Thanks for the reminder...we all need to hear it!

Your doilies are beautiful and happy early birthday! Did you play in the FQ exchange?

gill said...

hi
i love your crocheting - i'm just learning!
gill

Conni said...

Beautiful doilies! I continue to lift you before our Lord!

Connie W said...

Your handiwork is always beautiful. I think stitching one of the doilies to a pillow would be a lovely addition or using traditionally just as beautiful. Sending a warm hug your way.

Cheri said...

Your doilies are lovely. I know how much time and work goes into them. Good luck with your health. Happy Birthday!

Cheri

Liz said...

Happy, happy birthday girl! Oooo, a birthday giveaway. What a great idea for us January girls! I love the two ecru ones you made. Well, I love them all but those two are especially pretty to me. They all match my house so bump Peggy and Alice and just send one to me. LOL
I go this month for my girlie-squeeze. I will say some prayers for good news from your tests.

Briarose said...

I so agree with you on the mammograms. My girlfriends' last one saved her life. It is soooo important.
Sure hope you are feeling better for your birthday, Ange. Claire

~Bren~ said...

I am praying your health concerns will be negative!
Happy birthday (next week). Your doilies are beautiful!!!

Tudy said...

I would love to win your giveaway. I also crochet but have not made a doily in a long time. Yours are beautiful.

Lolly said...

I just found your blog and it's great! Happy Birthday!!!!
~Lolly

Christie said...

So you're the one with a birthday coming up which is the same as my little sisters...she'll be 27---she has much to learn! lol

DianeH said...

Birthday Blessings to you and a prayer for a healthy result with
your health matter. Good on you for pushing those mammograms! Get out there girl's and get one! It's your life you save and lot's of people need and love you.

Kathy said...

Wishing you birthday blessings and praying for a good report. April is my 7 year anniversary from breast cancer. Praise God!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday! And yes, I get Mammograms too. I have Fibrocystic disease so I am always lumpy, but I agree things have gotten much better in the testing stage. I have you in my prayers. I just found your blog on Blog event dex. Love it! Love your backround!

Teresa said...

I do hope you are going to be ok and that the test will just show cists and nothing to be concerned about. Please do enter me in the giveaway. I just love doilies and would like a special one from a blogging buddie.

Kim said...

Happy birthday!
Its my daughter's B;d too.......
Lucky 13!

Happy sewing