March 31, 2010

New Offerings for April 1st

Hey there ladies, have we got some offerings for you to check out and maybe give a new home too! Below each pic I will have the location of each offering. Please click on the name on the upper right hand corner of this blog or cut and paste to your browser for a more detailed look and or purchase.
Lydia Lady Bug and Bertie Bumble Bee are my original designs and I'm hoping to get a new pattern out very soon.
Lydia Lady Bug

www.thehumbleartsgroup-snugglebugprim.blogspot.com

Sara the Strawberry Mouse
www.lemonpoppyseeds.com

Rose Mouse
www.artsaflutter.com

Bertie Bumble Bee
www.lemonpoppyseeds.com

Well golly gee gals, whatcha waitin fer, hop on over and get a better peak at all these Spring offerings. Their whatin' to say hello!

If you are interested in any of these sweet offerings please email me for purchase.

Email Me for Purchase Invoice

March 24, 2010

Family

I have to tell that today I am very sad. I don't normally write about such unhappiness in my life but feel the need to. Since my father's death it seems like my whole family has unravelled. Constant fighting, people jockeying for my mother's attention and some folks taking full advantage of her with their sympathy pleas for $$$.

I won't go into my family's problems, you wouldn't understand all there complexities but I'm sure some of you have your own and know how family's can be. My sister in law whom I have considered my sister for over 30 years has turned her back on me. Ever since the day of my divorce hearing she won't talk to me, emailed me that she wants nothing to do with me ever again. That I am to negative. WHAT???? How on earth do you equate sadness, heart ache, complete loss with negativeness. Yes, I was not happy and yes, I was crying off and on. 18 years of marriage is a very long time to be with someone good or bad and it is devastating to throw it all away. Something I think she will never have to go through and not ever understand. But she has ALWAYS been there for me as I have ALWAYS been there for her.

Being blamed for her medical problems that ensued after my hearing was even more of a blow to me. Not to mention the night before my divorce hearing, my other brother and his wife ripped into me for two hours for something I said. I swear I'm living a nightmare, someone please wake me up, please. I don't claim to be innocent. I was not very nice to my family the night before my hearing. I was after all, a nervous wreck and depressed beyond measure. Something I thought people could have figured out and would have tried to be a bit more tolerant of my mood. But once again, I was wrong.

I realize now that most people can't or won't or simply just to selfish to really care when you need them the most. I also think that I place to much accountability and hope on my family that they will really be there for me in my darkest hours. It's just not true. They are to self involved in their own life and I really don't matter to them. That hurts. But I do know that coming to that decision has freed me. I know it sounds ironic, but it is true. I feel free now that I have set them free from me. I wrote my one sister in law and set her free of all connection to me, then I wished her well, hoped for a full life without me.

Someday I feel God will set it right, but until then I am thankful for all the friends who did stand by me and hold my hand as I walked a path of uncertainty, darkness and despair. They truly are my family and I am humbly grateful for them.

I have since moved back with my husband and things are ok. I will continue to take one day at a time and believe that I am in the hands of the Almighty and he really does know best. Trusting him sometimes can be very scary but Job (found in the Bible) made it through much more heart ache than I have been in, so I think I can too! Thanks my friends for walking beside me in some of my darkness hours...I do see the sunlight coming over the horizon now. God bless, Cathy

March 22, 2010

Two of My Greatest Achievements

These are two of my greatest achievements. I know that all you moms will say the same about your kids too! My daughter Lauren is 17 now. Where did all that time fly off too??? Does anybody know?!? My son Colin is 9. Aren't they darling together. Yes this is a Kodak moment and a rarity. My son is camera shy so getting him to pose for the picture is like pulling teeth. Maybe if he stood still long enough I might get better shots of him...LOL!

My son is Mr. SMOOOOOOOTH! No really. One day while watching TV, the show said "my sister is the prettiest girl". Well, my son immediately replied. Nun ah, my sister is the prettiest and the smartest". So mom's hold on tight to your girls. Hee, hee.


My daughter is brilliant. No she really is. Her artistic talent will outshine me by miles and in a future post I will show off some of her drawings. I never could draw. I can paint some, but not draw. She can really draw. I have tried repeatedly to get her off to a art school but for some reason she won't go. She is a stubborn thing.

My son is a real jokester. He has a great sense of humor and loves to ride dirt bikes. (Notice the dirt bike tire on his shirt) He is quite the dare devil with them and at times, I couldn't look when he would hit a jump and fly 20ft in the air. Oh, Lord please protect this boy.

God has blessed me with to wonderful, smart, funny and creative kids. He has allowed me to enjoy them and I am thankful to have them in my life.

Hugs, Cathy

March 16, 2010

Spring Bunny EPatterns Just For You

I thought I would share with you some of my bunny patterns for Spring. They say we are going to have Spring...LOL! Hopefully. Well we know it is coming but in the meantime, how about making some cute, fun and easy bunnies to get that Spring feeling in the air. These patterns come both in Epatterns/patterns.

To download these e-patterns simply copy and paste this url to your browser. Then follow the instructions for downloading your patterns.

www.patternmart.com/patterns/search/section/all/snugglebug+prim+blessins/all

I am still computer illerate (I think I will always be) and can't seem to set up a proper link for you (so very sorry) but if you copy the above url it will take you strait to my page for your download. So have some fun making these sweet bunnies. The "Bunny Bowl Filler" epattern is FREE. So try to take advantage of that one.

If you don't sew and would like one made for you, just email me at:cottagebug@yahoo.com

Spring Herb Bunny Epattern/pattern

Olivia Bunny Pattern/Epattern

FREE E-PATTERN: Bunny Bowl Filler Pattern/Epattern


Have fun and have a Happy Easter. God bless, Cathy

March 13, 2010

Getting Ready for Petticoats and Parasols

Teany, tiny pink little crowns. To adorn a dolly or two. This is a sneak peak at what I am up to this week. These dollys and crowns are getting ready to make there way to Savannah to the "Petticoats & Parasols" event there.

Hard to believe I can actually create something in all that mess huh?!? Lots of trimming going on though.

A few of the dollys I have created for that wonderful event. oh how I wish I could go. But alas, it isn't so. But these sweet dollys will report back to me and tell me how much fun they had. LOL!

Will give you a full update once the event has taken place and show you the completed dollys. Lots of vintage, lace, ribbons, charms, fun stuff. I had so much fun creating these sweet gals.

March 12, 2010

One Nation Under God...Maybe




I don't normally read any of the stuff listed in the "Trending" section of Yahoo. I simply don't have the time. But this caught my attention and I felt for those of use who love our country and believe in our Constitution, might want to read this incase you didn't. I find it appalling that we are debating this issue period. But unfortunatly, we are. However, I am very happy and praise God for this outcome. Please read on...

AFP/US Government/File – A federal appeals court in California ruled that the references to God on US bank notes and in the pledge …
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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A federal appeals court in California ruled that the references to God on US bank notes and in the pledge of allegiance to the US flag are constitutional and not religious in nature.

By a two-to-one margin, the three judges overturned their own 2002 ruling that sided with atheist Michael Newdow's complaint that the God mentions established religion and violated the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state.

"We hold it does not -- the pledge is constitutional," said the majority ruling, referring to the vow of allegiance made by children in public schools every morning to the US flag, which includes the line: "One nation under God..."

The pledge was amended in 1954 under president Dwight Eisenhower to include the controversial reference to God.

The panel's decision applies equally to the phrase, "In God we trust," printed on every US bank note and coin in circulation.

"The pledge of allegiance serves to unite our vast nation through the proud recitation of some of the ideals upon which our Republic was founded and for which we continue to strive," the two judges said.

The lone dissenter argued however that the majority's were wrong in asserting that the words "under God" found in the 1954 amendment to the pledge were simply a reference to the limited powers of the federal government.

"That is, of course, an argument dreamt up by my colleagues that can nowhere be found in the congressional record," the dissenting judge said.

"My colleagues have apparently forgotten that it is the Constitution that sets forth the limitations on government power -- not, as far as our laws are concerned, God," the judge added.

Just a reminder that over 80% of the people in this country believe in God or a higher power (this poll was taken by a non-religous group, not my opinion) and pray to Him in times of need, give thanks when they have received a blessing and even curse Him when bad things happen. No matter where you stand with God, most still believe in Him.

God bless, Cathy

March 8, 2010

Fab Giveaway at Birchberry Farms, Hurry

OK my friend Renee at Birchberry Farms is a fabulous soap maker and she is now starting a new line of lotions along with her soaps too! She is giving away these wonderful, fabulously smelling and refreshing lotions and soaps so just stop on by her blog for a visit and make a comment @ www.birchberryfarms.blogspot.com. That's it!

Don't be silly, or a lollygagger hurry and get your name in there to get a chance at one of these great giveaways. I'm crossing my fingers on this one girls to win this one! God bless, Cathy

March 2, 2010

This wonderful polymer clay dolly is a giveaway on my friend's blog www.acreativedreamer.blogspot.com. Her name is Erin too, just like mine but she is of course a polymer clay art doll. She also has other giveaways too so hop on over and see what she's got and get your name in there for this fab giveaway.






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