Isn't that unreal? WOWZA!!
First, this wasn't really a win, I would call it a RAK, I would call it a gift, I would call it LOVE!! During OWOH, I commented on probably 80% of the participating blogs... I skipped those that were not something that I would use or need,and I didn't want to take a spot that could be someone else's, and some were requiring "active"blogs---and mine was just being built. THOUGH, some of those very blogs that I did NOT comment on, I did sign up to follow. :)
I left a comment on a blog that was offering up "fingerless gloves" if you will, they were called hand/wrist warmers. The blog was http://jessleonardphotograghy.blogspot.com. Jess was giving away 2 pair, I was NOT one of her winners. However...
I have to tell you how thoughtful,awesome and generous Jess is!! She is RAK-ing me a set of these as I have major issues with my left wrist...it was injured moving a patient in 2005, the doc had to repair and graft ligaments from a different wrist compartment...surgery was successful,but THEN, 10 days later it was infected with MRSA ...I almost lost my whole hand...but the doctor and I both decided after 5months on Vancomycin (instead of the 6 weeks that should have done the trick) to remove all the infected stuff, before it spread any further. so now I am 3 bones shy, 4 ligaments gone,and some muscle, have lots of scar tissue and permanent nerve damage...She said she was touched by my story, and felt compelled to make me a pair.....so this is a BLESSING!!
JESS you're a DOLL and I can NOT THANK YOU enough!! This is such a wonderful thing you did.
Continuing on with OWOH...I did actually win 10 giveaways....I was in the middle of starting a blog, when a friend first told me about OWOH, and I checked it out, and found that many blogs were NOT requiring an active blog. and while reading, and seeing what people were giving away (some were exceptionally generous) I was soooo inspired to hurry and get my blog a little more together,and come up with a giveaway of my own, and become a participant!! Artisically speaking I couldn't make anything too involved as I did not have the time(I am swamped with swaps,and running a survivor game right now, plus dealing with Doctor appt's.and Ron's detached retina,and subsequent surgery)and we won't even talk about the two blizzards 4 days apart! However,I did want it to be at least art-related and from me...that is how I came up with the "stamped" envelopes. I have tons of quality envelopes from California Paper Goods from their auctions (sadly they are not doing them anymore) so that is what I did, and am doing-- still working on some :(...My 2 winners are in for a big surprise as they are getting something very nice made by me to go with their envelopes.
But I digress...onto my 10 wins (I am still somewhat in awe)
*a card kit from Teresa at http://makeathomecards.blogspot.com
*a mystery prize box from Julie at http://mooncatfarms.blogspot.com
*Beaded gourd bowl from Nicole at http://beadwright.blogspot.com...I really wanted this too! waay cool
*3rd place winner of a a 3 X 5 image transfer canvas from Diane at http://dianesmixedart.blogspot.com
*"Birds at the Shore" print from Meg at (committedstitcher) http://blog.fiberholic.net/
*a lovely FORREST print of her hand drawn art from Lynn at http://siderealday.blogspot.com.... (really like this too!)
*2 SUPERB art books from Snap at http://twistylane.blogspot.com...I sooo wanted this one also
*3rd place winner of a knitted bag from Paula at http://yarnyarns.blogspot.com
* a wire and beaded heart pin from Cyn at http://twobluecrows.blogspot.com...really wanted this also:)
*giveaway #1 (includes Ben Franklin's autobiography...loveBen!! a journal and other artsy things) from Kathy at http://blisspot.blogspot.com
and I was lucky enough to be one of the runner's up to win a Gypsy Collage sheet from Lorri at "Artivity" www.auslorri.blogspot.com...WOOT!!
then yesterday I found out I won a plate of Starving Artist's stamps from Technique Trail blog (Pat from technique junkies)....HOLY COW!!
and lastly, today I find out I was one of three winners of a PIF giveaway from a gal on one of my yahoo groups, and her plan is for us to "PIF".
HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!!! and many HUGS!!
I told hubby maybe we should be playing the lottery this week, as I NEVER, in fact WE never have any good luck...just the opposite...we are well known for our continuous Bad luck. I am wondering how much of this is a sign of FATE, that my blog was something I was meant to do...for my mental and emotional well being, and as a possible gateway to earning some $$ making art and stuff (since I am now disabled) I believe in Fate, and it has shown itself to me many times over the years...thus the name of my blog. Do you believe in FATE? Do you think me making a blog, is going to be a turning point in my life?? Let me know what you think.