WELCOME!

WELCOME!

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!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

ANYBODY THERE...? FINALLY I'M HERE!

Hello, family.  I hope all's been well in blogland!  I know it's been a while but I've been through quite an ordeal the last few months.  I'm praying for things to remain quiet -- at least for a awhile -- so that I can immediately relax back to my crafting, blogging, and you!!!  I've missed so much and can't wait to see what you've been up to, and what I have to catch up on.  I guess I'm waaay out of the loop now... lol!  I know life has many twists and turns but I'm so grateful to be able to breathe for a minute ... hopefully longer!  I'm just so glad to be here!!!

My aunt is doing okay and Leonard is doing well; his therapy ended several weeks ago and he's back to being out and about. I've thought of you often, prayed for you, hoped you had a wonderful holiday season, and that all's been well in blogland.  With family situations taking a "right" turn we were finally able to to prepare for today when most of our family finally got a chance for a small get-together to celebrate the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays we missed sharing in 2012; otherwise I would have been here a bit sooner.  We ate well, laughed much, enjoyed being able to finally come together in good spirit, and exchanged gifts that had sat unopened for weeks.  But, most importantly, we were able to put aside all the sadness and grief we've endured so we could enjoy each other and be thankful for all the blessings we have received! Although we were late in coming together, it was so much better and meant even more.  Hopefully we can now all move on to many more brighter and better times.

With our celebration ending, I've rushed here (to my extended family) because I didn't want to waste any more time in dropping in to give you a very hardy hello, let you know I've sincerely missed you, and that I'll be dropping in on you shortly ... telling you this so I won't shock you when you see me... lol.  Now that it looks like I may have some time, I'm getting started crafting tonight!!!  So..., I'll have something to post soon too!  Hubby says I've been like an Eveready battery, moving almost non-stop and that I should be still a couple of days to rest... lol... he still just doesn't realize crafting is my rest for this tired ole  body!!! 

I only recently had a chance to sit down to read through comments and emails, and was pleased (and appreciative) to see the extended prayers and well wishes from many of you eventhough I was unable to communicate back.  Thank you for being there for me, your prayers were heard and answered.

So, I'm off to play a bit but expect to see me!  Again, thank you so much for your kindness and patience during what was an extremely difficult time.  My family sends "thanks" too.

Now I won't take up anymore of your crafting time; besides my Christmas presents included some craft toys I can't wait to finally get my hands on.  Thank you for stopping by, love you, sincerely hope I'm here for awhile with no more intrusive "events", and I'm so glad you're all a part of my life.  I'll be seeing you...







32 comments:

Myrna said...

Welcome back dear friend!!!
So glad to hear things are slowly becoming normal for you again.
Take care.
Myrna

Angi said...

Hey there Audrey! I'm sooo happy to see you back. You have been missed my friend. Sending hugs your way!

Georgiana said...

Still looking forward to you stopping by when you can and seeing that next creations. Thinking of you!

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Patti J said...

Oh Audrey, I'm so happy to see you back here! So glad that your family was able to be together for happy times, and hope to see some of your lovely creations soon. Missed you, my friend! Hugs...

Dawn LL said...

I was just thinking about you the other day sweetie. Glad your well.
Thanks for popping in and updating.
Hugs to you sweetie

Brenda Burfeind said...

I am so glad to see you writing on your blog today. I've missed you very much and think about you almost daily. I've sent plenty of thoughts and prayers your way and glad you finally have some time to craft. I'm so looking forward to see what you come up with. XOXO

Nana said...

So very happy to have you back. Yo u were missed. Can't wait to see you creating again.

Big hugs
Nana

Barb Turpin said...

Welcome back Audrey!

Susan said...

Oh, Audrey! I have checked so often on you, hoping to hear good news. I am very happy to see you back and hope that things have not been too difficult. I wish for you some completely uneventful time for you to craft and relax and enjoy life! Sue from Kansas

Karon said...

Hello my friend! So glad to see you back in blogland:-) Happy that you have finally slowed down and that family has had good times. Can't wait to see your fabulous creations. Hugs, Karon.

Reflections from Granny said...

Welcome back, I'm so happy everyone is doing much better, health issues are so hard on everyone. Missed seeing all your beautiful art projects, take it slow and just kick back and enjoy.

Hugs, Lori m

Beebeebabs said...

Hi Audrey I was so happy when I opened my blog comments and saw your beautiful face - thank you for taking time out to visit. I really miss you beautiful work and your creativity and inspiration you share with us. Hope all is well and hope to see you real soon. Now take care!!!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Welcome back!! Sending crafty hugs to you!!!

Susie

Dr Sonia S V said...

So good to have you back Audrey ..I have missed your chirpy self and your wonderful projects. I am so happy you dropped by my blog earlier and said such kind words about my Heart Shaped Box

Lisa said...

I am so happy you are back my friend!! You've been missed!! And you have been in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so happy things are better and you will be able to craft again soon. You are right - crafting is restful!! And such great therapy!! Sending lots of hugs!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

LorraineB said...

Hello sweetness,
I know I have missed hearing from you and just visiting on blogger. I hope things continue to get back to a normal life for you. You have really been missed.
Lorraine

lovemypaper said...

Hello, Ms Audrey glad to see you back.Thanks for looking in on me.

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh Audrey we have missed you so much! I am so glad things are headed in the right direction for you and your family. Sounds like a rough couple of months!

I was so happy when I saw your post on our blog, made me smile!! I hope and pray things remain calm and going in the right direction for you, my friend!!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

shari said...

Welcome Back Audrey!! It was so nice to see your comment on my blog today. I'm so glad your back, and I'm looking forward to seeing your posts again. Shari (cricutrookie)

lisa808 said...

Welcome back. So happy things are looking up for you and your family. Sounds like you had a wonderful, belated family celebration. I look forward to what you create with your new goodies.

~BridgetL~ said...

You don't know how happy I am to see you back. I've really missed you. Glad things have slowed down for you and you got to celebrate. Now take a little time for you and then lets see what you've got up your crafty sleeve.
Hugs my friend.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So happy to see you posting! Looking forward to seeing your projects! Carri~Abusybee

Vee said...

Welcome back Audrey - God bless you and yours
Vee xx

Treva said...

Welcome back, so happy to see you posting and that you took the time to stop by my blog!

Lisa said...

Welcome Back Audrey, glad things are heading in the right direction and everyone is doing well again.

Melissa said...

Glad to see you back, and family is doing better!

Melissa said...

Glad to see you back, and family is doing better!

Staying Crafty said...

Glad you are back and that you had some meaningful quality time with your family.

cricaholic said...

WELCOME BACK MY CRAFTY FRIEND!!
Let's get to craftn'.....

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Welcome back!!!!

Luvy said...

Hi Audrey,
So glad to hear all is well with you. I always look forward to seeing your gorgeous creation! You astound me time and again!
Luvy

Trena in Naperville said...

Praying for you and your family Sister. Peace be with you!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!