Friday, August 29, 2008

Flea Market Friday

It's Flea Market Friday!! I have a couple of new offerings . Click HERE for my offerings.

Just one of my items.
Please click here to see more seller's offerings.
Happy Labor Day Weekend,


Thursday, August 28, 2008

I've Been Creating Some Things

for the September 1st update of The Primitive Gathering. My 4 year old grandson Caleb likes to cut paper he helped me with this piece. The paper that has key stamped on was cute by him without my help . I loved the shape so much I used it. He was so PROUD.

It's not easy have them here, more work for me & I just wear out by 5PM or so, but I do love them so.

I go for an echocardiogram in the AM. Today I was released by my Radition Doc, all is good with the area. It did do some damaged to the reconstruction (edema) but I hope it lessens soon.
My sweet friend, Sherry has begun blogging. Her blog is awesome and so soothing
I hope you'll visit her, GATHERING HOPE
My Joys

creating art

bedtime for the grandsons

My BFF coming to visit with lunch

fresh tomatoes from the garden



Tuesday, August 26, 2008

And the Winner Is.....

Louise has won the Autumn Banner designed by Mary of Isabella's Closet.
Thanks to all of you for visiting & entering.

fondly, Deena

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Hair Update

Remember this?? Bald from chemo & a black eye from hitting my eye with the Swiffer as I was cleaning??
Here's my hair today.
I hate my side profile..LOL (I've gained weight too!UGH UGH UGH)
These two bald spots are from the Gamma Knife when my 5 brain tumors were removed. I think the 2 largest were here & that's why I don't have 5 spots. It may be permanent, but my other hair will grow over them. I still have a red spot where the "crown" for Gamma Knife was screwed to my skull. I also have two tiny holes above each eyebrow. Here's the top on my head..
The back of my head
Yep, I have hair..GRAY and GRAYER for now. Can you believe someone told me she liked my carefree hair??? LOL, she had no idea that I would NEVER EVER EVER cut my hair this short..I just said , thank you!! teehee

I caught a summer cold, sore throat, body aches, face aches, Hubby was so kind to share his with me.


using hair gel

my hair looks a lil curly

being a wife, mom, grandma, friend, woman

my sweet hubby

Sign up to win an Autumn custom banner for your blog, a celebration Gift Away HERE

I'll be choosing the winner on 8/26/08

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pay It Forward From February 2008

My recipients for the "Pay It Forward" in February 2008

were Bittersweet Punkin, Isabella's Closet & Nonnie Walks the Beach

If you haven't sent me your mailing info , please do
It was a succesful post & I hope it is still going.


a day trip with hubby

buying hair gel today

red velvet cake

my radiation burn is healed

Sign up for my Autumn Banner GiftAway


Friday, August 22, 2008

It's Flea Market Friday

I have a few new goods todays.
I'll be trying to update each Friday. Here's a peek below. View all
Fondly , Deena
The Drawing is Tuesday Aug 26th. Tell your friends!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Love * Life & Caring

My sweet pink friend Joanna of Moss Hill Studios sent me this package of love. I love her work and was delighted to have a journal from her. She also sent along some of her great graphic sheets, a book for my "Dreaming with Deena" book from the artist of ZNE . The sweet HEAL ornament is so inspiring. I love it all!!

I'm going today to pick out my daddy's headstone. I had a mostly sleepless night & my body hurts more for the lack of rest. I prayed for strength to get through the day as it's about a 5 hour drive there & back.
My daughter and her boys (my adorable grandsons above) will be coming to stay with us for a month or so. Life has been hard for her for so long, I just pray things get easier soon. It breaks my heart to see her so sad & feeling helpless.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Celebration Gift Away

In celebration of my chemotherapy & radiation treatments being completed, I'm having a blog banner Gift Away. This awesome banner created by Mary of Isabella's Closet will be personalized & sent to the winner. I'll let random number selector draw the winner next Tuesday the get signed up & tell your friends. Make sure I can reach you through your blog or email to notify the winner.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pieces of Autumn*Gift Away Coming

I just put out a few Autumn things today & wanted to share. You can click on the pics to see the detail.

This coming week I'll be doing a Gift Away to celebrate the end of chemo & radiation so check back to sign up to win!

About Me
Each day is a gift, but I feel so tired, my original reconstruction surgery still hurts, is swollen & it hurts to wear clothes. I get discouraged and then feel guilty. I have done so well, I should just be grateful for that. I miss the old Deena . On a positive note, my hair is growing, I'll post a pic soon. I guess one truth I need to embrace is that one can't have stage 4 cancer & not have some effects for life. It changes your life, but I have my life.

cool nights

zinnias & butterflies

locust singing
blog friends
my camera


God answers prayers

my best friends
a new friend Dee

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Offerings for the 15th

come visit
Here is just a peek of what we have to offer @ The Primitive

Awesome Prim dolls, from Ghost Island

Bushel & Peck Herb Bags

High Button Shoe drieds

Witch from Down the Rabbit Hole

Make do's from Hallowed Hill Primitives

Lots more on our site..


Monday, August 11, 2008

Garden Tour Journal Winner

I know it's been a while, but I've finally made the Garden Journal & let "Random Number" picker choose the winner !!!

Congrats to Kim of Simple Needs


Here's a verse I felt drawn to today.

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)


Best friends who surprise you when they drive SO far to come to your dad's funeral

Feeling better

Having good health insureance

Having an "out of pocket" maximum through our insurance (I've reached it)


My family

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The Latest News!!

Today was my last radiation treatment ( I had 28 ) &
I am so happy to have it all done. Here's a pic of a bit of the area, my new breast was radiated also but I'll spare ya and not show that too!! . Not too bad of a burn, yes it hurts, around the clavicle is worst.. my throat hurts and today..
I tried to swallow my meds and they wouldn't go down. I felt before like my throat was blocked
a bit and now I know it is. The radiation really zapped me at first. I have to BABY the area and clothes hurt it.
sooooo... now you know what to expect if you are in line for radiation,
but to be rid of cancer's well worth it.

I can't get good pics indoors, but you get the idea!!
From here, it's MRI's on my head every 2 months...every 3 weeks, IVs of Zometa (bone hardner) & Herceptin (because my cancer is hormone driven) until next February.
Echo Cardiograms every 3 months .
I hope to get a cancer free diagnosis soon. (no scan scheduled yet) Thanks for praying and caring..I'll be around to let you know how my cancerr journey is going, please send any friends to me if I can help.Hopefully, I will be more about ART than cancer now.

Please sign my Guest Book & thank you to ALL who have!!
Dad's funeral is 8/9 @ 2 PM


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My Daddy Went to Heaven Today

The top pic, my daddy is on the left, his sister Betty
& brother Frank. All my daddy's siblings are
is the oldest of eight.
The left bottom is my dad & his
dad , Aubrey.
The bottom right is my dad & his Aunt Minnie
He has been ill & in a nursing home for 10 months

He had Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Disease.

I know he is happy in heaven now.

Please pray for all of us to be strong

My kids and I had not seen him for 3 years.
We were planning on going in September for a visit.
Rest easy daddy dear, God has you near. I will always love you.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Treasures Offered

We have new hand did prims and whimsy. This is just a sampling of offerings.

We also have a great Guest Artist..Fairie Window
Please check out Lori's work, it's inspiring.

We update twice monthly..
on the eve before the 1st and 15th
Be sure to visit us often.
The Artists of The Primitive Gathering
**if you 'd like to be our guest..or are interested in joining
please email us