Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I received TWO more prizes from the wonderful OWOH give aways!
You can go to see what I have won on their blogs.......
Janie, at
You can see all she sent me , the first pictures show my winnings!
Janie sent me a boat load of fun scrapbooking supplies, with a huge variety of fun items to play art with! AMAZING!!!! THANK YOU Janie for your generous gift!
And Cat, at
Cat sent me TWO fantastic prints, and some sweet stickers and all wrapped up like a lovely gift! Just beautiful!
I am a very lucky girl!
P.S. I am hoping that my packages arrive at their destination soon! One is going to Canada and one to Brazil! I am thinking it might take a while! :(

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

One of my favorite pictures is Mary and my Mom on the right picture, Mary is hugging my Mom. Is that not the sweetest thing?It was Mary's birthday.

I know this might be a difficult thing for some, but these are boards that I have finished for my wonderful Mary! The family asked that I do a couple boards, Mary is suffering from Ovarian cancer and at the end of her journey. If there is one thing I have learned through all this, knowing that someone is slipping away from that each person suffers along in their own way, with their own opinions of how things should be happening , what should be happening, what is proper, what is expected etc. It is a little hard working on these while Mary is still with us.....but I found a joy in pouring my heart into it.....especially into the yellow board which is my tribute to her special and loving personality...which gave us all joy! The red board is a bunch of pictures from work--old ones, since Mary is the original owner and creator of Martino's restaurant that my Mom and I have worked for the past 32 years! I have grown up there...and Mary has always been a blessing to me.

I am going to show you my tattoo(at the top of the post) again in honoring her, she has suffered from Breast Cancer and now the Ovarian Cancer, and thus the colors of the ribbon(pink and teal) that wrap around the Chicago Style Hotdog (one of our best selling items). This tattoo is on my ankle, and I did add a small version of it to the board too!
Anyways, I just wanted to share these......and show tell the world I am blessed to know Mary.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My first WINNINGS from the ONE WORLD ONE HEART give a ways on the blogs has arrived! I am such a lucky girl! It comes from SHARON at

Go see her beautiful fabric artwork!She is one talented gal! I received a gorgeous stitched heart filled with lavender and I LOVE IT! It is hanging in home already and I have made a new friend!

THANK YOU SHARON!!!!! Hugs,Patti
P.S. My two packages to the winners on my blog and winging their way to their destinations as well!