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Friday, April 30, 2010

Thank Full ness

"Friendship doubles your joys, and divides your sorrows"

This is an apt quote for me today. Thank you all for your well wishes for my health and your many kind comments about my blog and art. You are all so special! Imagine this, a world online where people "meet", share their passion for art and grow to care and know about each other! How totally cool is that???
I am so grateful for each and everyone of you. I wish I had the hours in a day to go to all of your blogs! Each day I visit many and hopefully I will see you all in time.
I love to blog, I love to create, and I love to share it. Even more, I love to see what you all are doing out there too! You all inspire me. You delight me with your creativity. You touch my heart with your daily kindness. If I could, I would hug everyone of you!

So that's it for now. In the meantime, I will enjoy my life! I have so many things I want to create. I also have a trip to Paris coming up soon. Wow! I can hardly imagine that!
On the creative side, these photos are of a vintage dress I bought while out with my daughter a couple weeks ago. I saw this dress handing in a shop and knew I would not be leaving the shop without it! The photo does not show the gorgeous delicate pink that it is. The material is incredible, and the rhinestone top makes me swoon!

For now I am going to preserve it. I would love to know the best way to do that, if I need to clean it or not. There are a few rusty looking spots, and some of the rhinestones are coming loose. Anyone know the best way for me to care for this dress?

BTW, I am planning to do something "French" when I return from my trip. It will be a surprise, and it will involve giveaways, free downloads of....ooops, I don't want to ruin the surprise!

Hugs to you all!


CIELO said...

What a delightful blog, and so glad I discovered you! ;) I thought to extend an invitation to our "Victorian Tea Party", on Monday, May 10 (Mother’s Day) With so many pretty teacups here, and I can tell how much you love them! I'm so hoping you would be able to participate and show your pretty teacups at our party! Come see... I also would love if you could advertise our party on your next Tuesday meme on your blog, as to encourage your participants and teacup lovers to participate... is a teacup thing you know! ;) Anyway, our little logo is on my blog... and I will participate on your meme next Tuesday...

Have a blessed weekend!


Lululiz said...

The dress is absolutely gorgeous, and I wouldn't have been able to walk past it either.

Anonymous said...

Terri, I'm so glad to have "met" you through blogging just the other day. I didn't know you were having health problems. I hope that all will be resolved for you soon and that your healing can begin. What a joy it is, I agree with you, to have blogging friends and our creative pursuits. They both help during times of stress and trouble, don't they.

Enjoy your trip! We'll look forward to having you back.


Createology said...

Dear Terri your outlook is the best medicine for you as you are positive and looking at all of your options. You are empowered and you are so talented and creative and generous with your art. Thank you for being you! Enjoy Paris to the fullest. Blessings...

Anonymous said...

hi Terri...
your positive outlook is so encouraging...sometime we can have such small issues that perplex us..and wonder how we can get through...and then I see what you've been through and it really puts my problems into perspective! thanks for that!

keep smiling! keep creating,, that will surely bring you comfort when you need it! it also will be an aid to you in deciding which avenue to take!

thanks for popping in...always a pleasure to hear from you!

ciao bella
beautiful dress, btw!!! stunning!

creative carmelina

Cottage Sunshine said...

Terri, I will be praying for you! I agree that a positive attitude is the best medicine...what a difference it makes when you get bad news! "Cheerful heart is good medicine but a broken spirit dries up the bones." I am excited about your trip to France...something so awesome to look forward to!!

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

debi said...

Your dress is stunning! What a wonderful find!
I love how positive you are being about the medical problems you're having right now. I know how difficult that can be.
You are an inspiration! I hope that everything goes well for you and that you are able to find all the answers and solutions you need to enjoy a happy life.
I can't believe you get to go to Paris...I'm so excited for you!
Hugs, Debi

Victoria said...

Hi Terri...you have such a beautiful shining heart and I wish you many many blessings to come on your journey! Wow..enjoy your Paris trip...yay!! Have a fabulous time! Wow..i loooove this dress..feels very magical to me...very beautiful!
Have a wonderful wkd! thanks for your lovely blog and all you share!
Blessings and Magic!

Unknown said...

oh what a sweetheart you are Terri....I feel so glad to have met you too and it is amazing how we can be so far away yet share our lives in a really wonderful way....

I know you will get better and you are empowered and being more informed is always better....

Sending you prayers and hugs and that dress....I would not have left without it either...wonderful!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


Anonymous said...

Well, choices to be made soon for you. But at least you have a jumping off point and some information to chew on. It's a big thing Terri...wow. Surgery is never an easy option, but you'll do whats best and you have all of us on your side!

Hugs to you and I love the dress. Wear it to Paris!

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Terri, I just want to say what an uplifting post, I was hoping you would know more, but at least you are finding more things out. I love how positive you are, and I am so excited that your trip is still on. How wonderful. Your dress is amazing. I love all the beautiful rhinestones, it is just lovely. I hope things keep going well for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Terri

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Dear Terri,
You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. And You are right....knowledge is power and you can be helped by surgery.
In the unit that I work in, many of my patients have had back surgery and neck surgery.They usually do very well with it.

Vicki said...

Hello, Terri,
I hope the doctors are able to help you with your medical needs and that you will know the right course to take. Your positive thoughts will help for sure. How wonderful to be going to Paris. I know you will have a fabulous time, and we look forward to hearing about your trip. Your teacups are gorgeous, and I love the Alice in Wonderland creation you made. You are a talented lady! Love and blessings~ Vicki

Debby said...

Hi Terri, you are such a beautiful and caring person. I wish nothing but all good things for you. I love stopping by to visit your blog, you are so inspiring. Love the dress. I am excited for you to be going to Paris, what a fun trip that will be.

Christy said...

Terri...I will continue to send positive thoughts your way and hope that all the information you receive will result in a positive and relatively pain-free solution to your ailments. Lord knows that this time of our life brings us all things we never expected.

And the DRESS....OMG! It should not be stored, but worn. You should take it with you to Paris. Some things are not meant to be saved....some things should be savored....and this is one of those things. If you just store it, you'll never get full enjoyment out of it. Wear it! You'd look beautiful in it...it's your color! You deserve it!!

Sending lovely thoughts your way!


Alisa Noble said...

Knowledge is empowerment and your outlook is amazing! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Claudia said...

You have such a positive attitude, Terri. It will surely help you as you move forward. And you're being very smart about the whole thing.


Booklinks said...

Dear Terri. I admire your positive outlook, it will inspire many people
I wish you great strength in all decisions
And a wonderful time in Paris!

Love the dress!!!


Ginger said...

Terri, I am praying for you that God will lead you to the right decisions for your health and give you the tools to make them. HOW FUN, a trip to Paris? My dream......
I have been making your beautiful crepe paper flowers and am loving them. Put a couple on some gifts and they were a hit with the recepients. So enjoy your blog.
Hugs to you

Debbie said...

Hello dear lady. I am not sure how I found you but am so glad i did. Special prayers go out to you and your health struggles that are ahead of you. You seem to have a wonderful attitude about it all. I am 55 and surprisingly, had a heart attack last year, the day after Christmas. I thought I had the flu, but that's another story. It has opened my eyes to many things and I am thankful God gave me another chance at life...most days. You sound like a loving and kind person who will just sail through anything that comes your way!! I love your crafts and your beautiful blog. Stop by Blueberryplains some time.

Bunty said...

Sounds wonderful (the French giveaway that is!) -looking forward to it already!

You have a very positive outlook by the sound of it and whatever you embark upon healthwise, I wish you well, Terri. Good luck.



Gina M Smith said...

I am a little out of the loop-but take care, and definitely enjoy your trip to Paris-oh my!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: You are in my prayers always. I need to learn alot from you. Remember you are loved. Blessings, Martha

Marlynn said...

Hang in there girlfriend, it will all work out in God's time and all will be well. I feel it in my bones and these bones don't lie. Trust me. OH you already do! Love, prayers, thoughts, and angels are being sent to watch over you. Hugs, sweetie.....

Chriss Rollins said...

Hello Terri, what a truly beautiful post, your words alone are so positive and inspiring.

And your dress wow it is amazing and you will look a million dollars in it.
please share the pics wearing it.

not sure if this helps but if you want to put it away always use acid free tissue to wrap it in.
I can imagine you making a beautiful chic box to house it making sure the paper etc on the inside is acid free.

Have a wonderful week ahead and take care

chriss x

Effie said...

Beautiful blog....... can't think how I didn't come across it sooner!

Andrea said...

I just found your lovely blog, I hope you will be feeling better soon!

Andrea said...

I love the dress too! :)

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

All the guides and love I send to sit with you at the moments you need them most. All the love I can muster. I must send you the thank full ness I have for you, as well. You fill the world with the most beautiful creations!!!! I think you are a sweet amazing spirit!Blessings and light dear friend.

Terri said...

Thank you so much, each and everyone of you for your amazing support and outpouring of love!

I haven't tried the dress on, I think I will now that so many of you suggest wearing it in Paris!That is an amazing idea!

Thank you again for all your kind wishes. Hugs to you all,

Lena said...

Terri, you, inspire me. I think the secret to a life well lived, is to stay within the moments that come our way, and try to make the most of each of them. To give them meaning. You surely do that.

The dress is lovely. I'm not sure the best way to launder it, as some of the old fabrics are very fragile, and often an expert in such things is called for. I bought an old victorian crazy quilt and learned that I shouldn't launder it, as many of the old fabrics had metal, and salts in them that cause them to disentegrate. It can be a little intimidating to think about, when you want to preserve something for future generations to enjoy too.

I wish you well, and will hold a good thought, that the future will bring you good health and always, peace and happiness.


Lynn said...

A beautiful, beautiful heartfelt post my dear Terri, you inspire me with your wonderful attitude towards life. I hope that all will go well for you and that whatever treatment you need will make you feel better :)

The dress is gorgeous, but I am not sure how you would clean it. I do have a blogging friend who collects and sells vintage clothing who may be able to help you, she has a lot of wedding gowns so she must know a thing or two.
Blessings, Lynn

Lou said...

Oh Terri that is such good news and not so good news all rolled into one... but your outlook is so inspiring!!! Enjoy each day and especially your trip to Paris.... how wonderful!!!!
That dress is just beautiful!!! I can see exactly why you couldn't leave it there... what a precious find!!
Take care my friend and know you will come the right decision...
Love Lou xx

Linda Vincent said...

Terri you are such a sweetheart♥! Your blog is such a positive and beautiful place; I always love visiting you.
You have all my sympathies re: the neck. I have had problems with mine for over 25 years and recently have had to stop using my PC for a while because sitting looking at the screen just aggrevates the problem. I do hope your doctor can provide the help you need.
Big hug
Linda x

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