Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New For Simply Primitives

Here's my Patriotic Santa...he'll be available on Simply Primitives for July 1st!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Giveaway at Patti's place!

Patti of Winding Vine Wanderings is having a luscious giveaway on her blog to celebrate her one year blogging, as well as a year at TDIPT! She is giving away a few of her ~to die for~ handmades, and for one of them, you have to give your best guess as to how many strawberries (in weight) she got this year from her Strawberry patch ( her berries pictured above)
What fun!
So head over and give it your best guess, and sign up to win one her lovely offerings!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

My Dad would be turning 85 years old today on this Flag Day.
He died way to early, and suddenly, of a heart attack at age 57.
He thought he was just feeling ill, and went on to work his normal Tuesday night midnight shift at Ford Motor Company. It would be his last shift, and he wouldn't finish it. He didn't know he was in the midst of a fatal heart attack, as the symptoms of nausea and shortness of breath were easy for him to dismiss, and he did. He went on to work, hoping to feel better, but only became sicker, and by the time he made his way down the the Nurses station, it was too late.
We didn't get the chance to say good bye......I had intended to call him that evening, but put it off til tomorrow. I ended up being restless that night and couldn't sleep. I woke up and went into my daughters room (who was just a baby) and slept on the floor. I had such a feeling of uneasiness. I finally fell to sleep when the phone rang w/ that fateful news in the middle of the night. The devastating news that would forever change my life. I had intended to call my Dad that evening....but put it off. I regret it to this day.
If you've got something to say to someone you love and care about.....please, please don't put it off. There may not be tomorrow.
Happy Birthday Dad. I wish you could have lived long enough to see your grandchildren. I know you would have gotten so much joy from them, and you would have been so important to them, and to me.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm so excited.....

and I just can't hide it!
TDIPT Blog is celebrating their 100th post! And no celebration would be complete without prizes to show appreciation to those who follow not only the TDIPT blog, but are faithful patrons of our Mercantile!
Head over quick and get your name entered in to win one of the lovely handmade gifts donated by TDIPT artists.
Also....be sure to check out the Mercantile tomorrrow evening when we update with Part 2 of our A Day at the Fair theme!