Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have you visit with me and I hope you enjoy your stay. I absolutely love company, sharing, and making new friends so I hope you find something here that inspires, motivates, or just pleases you in some way.

Of course, I love to visit and be inspired also. So if I don't already drop in on you, please let me know where I can find you and I'll hop on over to see what you're doing or to just say "hi".

Before you go, I would love it if you'd please leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in! Actually, I'd just love to hear from you -- comments, opinions, or questions you'd like me to answer.

In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Hello, everyone!  I hope all's well with everyone!

I apologize for having you drop in yesterday for the drawing and not being able to get here myself.   I also apologize for not being in a positiion where I was able to leave you a message or post  letting you know the drawing would have to be delayed.  I pride myself on being dependabe and although it was unavoidable, I  hate this happened.  We had somewhat of an emergency scare but, fortunately, all turned out well.  I don't want to bore you with details or put a damper on your bright day, so I'll get right to the drawing instead -- you've patiently waited long enough.

To explain the drawing, I took the comments from all three (3) blog candy posts and combined them:  i.e.  blog candy package post #1 = 29 comments generating numbers 1 to 29;  package  post #2 = 17 comments generating numbers 30 to 46; and package #3 post = 21 comments generating numbers 47 to 67.  This made up the total of 67 comments.  The number of each comment corresponds to the person who left the comment.

The number selected by Random.org is:

Number 18  makes the winner of the blog candy rak Laurie, aka "Besthobbyeva", from Serenity Scrappers Blogspot.  Laurie was the 18th commentor.

Congratulations, Laurie!!!  You have until Monday, May 16 to provide me information where to send your package to.  You can email me that info to:  audreyfrel@sbcglobal.net.  If I do not hear from you by then, you will forfeit your rak (random act of kindness), and another drawing will be held.

Hopefully, I'll be back to visiting and posting on a regular basis very soon.  I am really missing you all!!!  We are working at getting help /assistance because I am just about at my wits end.  I'm missing MY LIFE; my home, my crafts, my friends, my hubby, Buster, and all the things that make up who I am and what I enjoy.  The hubby is beginning to get a bit impatient too -- lol!  He's not irritated about my helping but because he's concerned about me physically and upset because as he puts it "no one else is trying to make time to help".  Of course this is not necessarily true, but I can't tell him that!  Although I am okay, I really am wearing down -- I do feel it and it shows, so I can't blame him for being overly concerned -- something is going to have to give very soon!  Anyway, I did say I didn't want to bore you, right?  I've so much appreciated your patience, concerns and comments; just please pray for me and bare with me just a bit longer, and I'll be back with you sooner that you can blink!

I thank you all for participating in this drawing, and I'll be back with another package soon which will be open to everyone as I'd promised.  I appreciate each and every one of you!  Please look out for that announcement.

I'll be back; I'll be seeing you!


Dawnll said...

Oh my goodness I feel so bad for you. It is so hard to be a caretaker and draining to say the least.
I know it is necessary to help but also very important to get assistance where ever you can.
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers sweetie

GreenScrap said...

Congrats to the Winner!! It sucks that no one wants to help you out!! I hope someone offers soon!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Love That Bug said...

Congrats Laurie on winning some yummy candy!

Audrey~Sweetie there is no need to apologize. I have said it before but will say it again, I am not going anywhere. You are kind of stuck with me :)
You are in my prayers
Much love

Besthobbyeva said...

Good morning Audrey! Woohoo, I am sooooo excited I won!! Thank you so much. Perfect timing as Sunday is my birthday!!! Thanks again. I just sent you an email with my address!

I sincerely hope life slows down for you. I know you have been crazy. We miss you and your awesome projects. Please remember to take care of yourself. Your hubby is right!!


Kel said...

SWEET Laurie.. Congrats!!Audrey..you and your family hang in there!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

congrats to the winner... I am so agreeing with dh... I am concerned about you too... hoping whatever is going on is resolved soon.. I am hoping it's not your dear aunt.... sending you lots of hugs

Jean said...

Glad to hear everything is okay and hopefully you will get things back to normal soon. Miss You Audrey!! Congrats to Laurie!

lovemypaper said...

Congrats, Laurie enjoy your goodies.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, I hope you are doing well...take care of yourself. Miss your posts, but totally understand! Hugs to you!

Miss you!

Besthobbyeva said...

Hi Audrey!! I posted yesterday,but I don't see it here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
I am sooooo excited I won! I never win, such awesome awesome prizes!!! I sent you an email as well.

Thanks again!!


Brenda said...

Woot, woot congrats Laurie!!!

~BridgetL~ said...

first off im sure everyone understands why you can't be here, so don't be so hard on yourself. I do hope you are able to get someone to help you out. It can really be hard on one person to do it all. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Miss you and can't wait until you have time to relax and get back to all the things you love. Hugs my friend :)

Rhonda Emery said...

congrats to the winner

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Audrey just wanted to stop by and tell you how much we miss you... I am so sad for you to be going through whatever is keeping you away... my prayers are with you my friend... hugs

Susan said...

Hey Audrey!

I'm just stopping in to check in with you and see how you're doing. I'm sorry to hear things are still so busy for you. Keep in mind that there is a special place in heaven for those who help others. Hopefully that little space will be filled to the brim with crafting supplies, huh? lol! I hope all returns to normal for you soon. Take care!


Rhonda Emery said...

yea congrats laurie.