Monday, January 5, 2009

Winners, WIP's and Oiy!

Let's start with the winners of my New Year's giveaway! They are, in order of names drawn: Charmingdesigns, Ginie-Lee and The Vintage Sister Studio! Congratulations girlies!! You will each receive one of my sweet little Tuck-In bears. Now isn't that a great way to start off the new year?!! Presents!! Wahoo!!

For everyone who entered my little bit of New Year's folly.....Bless you and thank you for your post!! My wish for you is for all your wishes to come true!!

Also, on a side note, I was privately asked why I don't do one of those drawings where you get your name in twice if you post that I'm hosting a giveaway. Well, here's the thing....I'd rather give sweet little things to those who peek in frequently or find me by happenstance through someone else's blog favorites sidebar rather than because they're popping by to win something free. You know what I mean? :o) Call me quirky about things like that.

Now onto those WIP's!! Oh, just look at all those bears!! You see, I have been working! Because of my ADD tendencies, what starts out as a couple of bears soon ends up to be a bevy of bears. So, you won't be surprised to learn I started two more large bears last night....all drawn and cut out, ready for pinning and sewing. Ha!

I think the above picture explains a lot when it comes to my lack of focus! The impending birth of my granddaughter!! I found this darling bassinet at a local antique mall. Isn't it just the sweetest thing? Of course, the lime green and red will disappear very shortly. They're lovely colors....they just don't work for my home setting. This little jewel will be for naptime in the studio while baby is still too small for her ginormous crib.

Oh, and I'm having second thoughts as to what room I'll use for the nursery here. I'm thinking about repainting the pink guestroom and making that the nursery instead. That way there will still be two complete guestrooms with their own bathrooms. It makes so much more sense. This way the sweet little jelly bean will have her very own room and she doesn't have to share when guests come to town. I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner!

And lastly, we come to the Oiy! Oh, what a headache. One would think that living in the high hills, a person wouldn't have to worry about flooding. Well, if the rain is heavy enough, I suppose just about anywhere can flood. Take our beautiful pool for example. Not so beautiful now. The pressure from saturated soil buckled the walls and floor. Isn't that crazy?!! And, to add insult to injury, it snowed again last night. Two more inches before it turned to rain again. Like I said....Oiy!! We're thinking that this is leftover wierdness from 2008 and that 2009 really WILL be a better year. Fingers crossed anyway!! ha!
Warmest Monday bear hugs, Aleta


Ginie-Lee said...

Hi Aleta!
I'm so happy to have been picked from the hat for your giveaway, I'm truly delighted I love the little Tuck-In bears, what a great start to the New Year!
I like the basinette and can't wait to see what it looks like when you've worked your magic on it. Wishing you all the best for 2009!!!
Hugs, Ginie-Lee

Theresa said...

Congratulations to the winners!!!! Aleta... I can't wait to see all the bears finished. :)



The Vintage Sister Studio said...

I'm sooo happy to win one of your bears!!! I agree with you about the contest. Adding links and counting entries takes all of the fun out of just giving:)

I can't wait to see what the new nursery will look like...and the bassinet too. You must have TONS of energy!!!

Have a great week Aleta:)

Charmingdesigns said...

whoohoo!!! Yippie!! I won!! Thank you thank you. I'll emial you my address!! CUTE bassinet!! I agree with the way you think, about giveaways. Take your booth at Monticello!! laurie

TinyBear said...

Those bears looks SO beautiful Aleta. Can´t wait the see them finished. I love that little one in the dress.
Hugs, Tina

Anonymous said...

Hi Aleta , Didn't you feel like you were in some weird Groundhog Day type movie when you saw that snow? Oh No - Not Again! Thankfully it was just a scare. But your poor pool- Oiy is right! Take care , Sue

Draffin Bears said...

Congratulations to the winners.

I love the bassinette and it will be beautiful after you do your magic.

Sorry about the pool and rain and snow.

Take care Aleta and stay warm


All Bear said...

How lovely to see you WIP's Aleta! A new crop for 2009 ... what a treat!

Diane Duda said...

Sorry about the pool, but, you're right, with a little grandbaby on the way how can 2009 be anything but wonderful!?!
Can't wait to see how you transform the bassinett and all of those faceless bears. :)


Melanie Clark said...

Oooh, looks like some beautiful bears Aleta. Love the red, very nice.

The White Bench said...

Wow Aleta! Your Bears In Progress are gorgeous! Love the red one!!
As for the bassinett... so cute! That sweet little one will be a lucky girl!
Snow here too, 20"... gosh! I need a snwomobile!
Monica x.

Jill Bruce said...


Can't wait to see the WIP's completed. I know the bassinet will be precious. Good luck with all of your projects and be sure the post pictures.


Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Aleta, Congratulations to the gals! Enjoy your pretties :)

Your poor pool! what a sad sight. My pool is only 1 year old and I can't even see it under all the snow, right now.

I can't wait to see your stunning grand-baby room. I know it will be amazing!

Good luck with the Doctor's evaluation :)

~ Karen

Marlys said...

Congratulations to all the winners. What a great way to start the new year you lucky ladies.

Aleta, it is always a pleasure to check out your blog...always beautiful, fun and interesting. I would agree with you about how you do your give-aways, too.

Beautiful bassinette and I'm sure it will look like it was made for a princess when you're finished. What a lucky little girl to have you for a grandmother. I definitely see spoiling in her future.

Awful about your beautiful pool, but I'm sure you will make something wonderful out of such a sad mess.

Can't wait to see what you do in the coming year.

Hugs, Marlys

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