Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pink Doll Update

Great news! The article to accompany our Pink Artist Doll is complete and shortly will be typed up and sent in to Art Doll Quarterly™ for their AUTUMN issue!
Spread the word that our beloved doll, Love Squared will make her debut in the Autumn issue of ADQ to hit news stands on August 1, 2008. Donations will be accepted following her debut up until October 15, which is the OFFICIAL day of the drawing. The month of October is as you know Breast Cancer Awareness month. Together we'll make this a fun & rewarding way to HELP others. Donations being accepted are money orders (preferred) made out to Susan G. Komen and cash (sent at your own risk) mailed in to Monica Magness PO Box 2206 Madison, AL 35758. Sorry, no personal checks. For those of you wishing to use paypal, donations can be sent in to http://us.mc309.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=MLMagness@aol.com at that time. Please note that paypal takes a fee to operate, be sure to take this into consideration when sending in your donation. Please write The Pink Artist Project on all correspondence and make sure your name and address are legible (typed is best for accuracy). Donations will be collected & dispersed to aid breast cancer research on October 22, 2008. All activity involving the drawing and monies donated for charity will be shared here at a later date. Though ANY donation amount is cheerfully accepted, for every $10 donation you send in your name will go into the drawing twice.
For those of you just learning about our drawing, it was voted to offer our doll as a gift in a drawing opposed to using ebay as this method allows for more participation, raising possibly more funds for charity due to a greater wider audience, and offers a FUN environment for giving because your collected name will go into the drawing for Love Squared and the "runner up" gifts (to be announced).
Soon to be available: a button for displaying on your blog, a newsletter for you to pass along to your friends and family, a flyer to print out on your home PC that could be passed out in the office, at games, or anywhere you are legally able and a postcard of our doll to email out to interested parties.
Also, Stampington & Company expressed interest in sharing The Pink Artist Project in a future newsletter- to sign up for their mailings, please visit: Sign Up for Post Script.
Doll artist Patti Culea helped inspire the making of the pink artist doll with the use of her pattern found in her book, Creative Cloth Doll Making. Of course, the waist down was altered for height. Patti wishes to help us spread the word of our project in a future newsletter when the time arrives. You can find her blog, Patter from Patti by visiting her link and signing up for her posts by email. Thank you! Stay tuned for more exciting news!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Please Pray

For my friend, Sandra Dias, who begins her
chemotherapy tomorrow . Sandra has breast
cancer & we have prayed for her before!!

Sandra, may God lift you up tomorrow, know
we'll be praying for you & let us know
how you are.

Also, pray for Cathy a dear friend of Nonnie's daughter Cassie.
Nonnie says she was like a second mom to Cassie when Cassie lived in Albuquerque...as none of our family was there...Cassie met her thru school as Cassie was a 3rd grade teacher and Cathy 4th.

Cathy is scheduled to have a double mastectomy on the 29th......she doesn't have a blog for people to leave comments.....keep her in their thoughts and prayers.


Check my Nestle Blog for
news in nature


Every day
something new peeks through in the garden of life


Saturday, April 26, 2008

He's Here!!

I saw him yesterday for the first time this season
isn't he lovely

My Prayer
Keep me from getting talkative, And particularly from the fatal habit of thinking That I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from the craving to straighten out everyones affairs.Keep my mind from the recital of endless details: Give me wings to get to the point. Seal my lips when inclined to tell of my aches and pains.They are increasing with the years And my love of reciting them grows sweeter as the years go by. Teach me the glorious lesson That occasionally it is possible that I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet. I do not want to be a Saint; Some of them are hard to live with, But a sour old woman is one of the crowning works of the Devil. Help me to extract all possible fun out of life. There are so many funny things around us, And I do not want to miss any of them. Make me thoughtful but not moody, Helpful but not bossy with my vast store of wisdom, It seems a pity not to use it all, But thou my Lord knoweth That I want a few friends left at the end.
Author Unknown

PLEASE pray for my friend Sandra Dias
as she begins chemo tomorrow..4/28/2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Nestling (Flea) Market Friday

Me with real hair ..coming again soon....

Oh my friends..I've been doing a bit of
uncluttering lately, nestling I like to call
it & I'll be doing Nestling Market Fridays

Click here to see more Markets

It's not really a Flea Market, cuz I won't send ya
any fleas. Take a look, I'll be adding something new
each Friday I can get the job done!!

I will always state if it's something I made . I had
purchased mostly hand dids for years so that's
mostly what will be offered.

Buy Handmade

All is well in the Singing Woods, we've seen our first bat,
Indigo Bunting, Eastern Bluebird, Phoebe & of the season this
week AND the bluebird appears to have nested in
one of the old houses , whoo hooo.

I wanted to share pictures of the LOVELY cards I treated myself too.


green trees & grass

tulips the deer haven't eaten

four weeks till my last chemo

my BFF Marcia & I went out to a lil shop & I got a mercury glass item

a wonderful lunch


Bleeding hearts in bloom

God's gift of nature

love to all

share your joys

click to fund mammograms

sign my guestbook

& know I pray for each visitors

God sends his angels (you) just when we need them most

A Pink Artist Square made by Moss Hill Studios
my email is NOT getting through..anyone else having problems??
I do answer emails..waaahhh

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Loving The Earth

I was washing the summer dishes when they arrived.

OH what fun

Her friend just watched from outside the fence.

She jumps on the fence, then the ground, both coming & leaving the yard

Some color finally, no hummer yet..but the migration map shows they're here.

Yesterday just a teeny bit of color

The Redbud

My Weeping Cherry yippee, the birds eat the cherries as soon as they ripen

A new fountain

The Barred Owl Box..not much color on Saturday

View from my bedroom windows

Saturday, just as Rich yelled DON'T BE TAKING PICTURES OF ME

American IDOL is over for tonight &

OH I AM SO DISAppointed.. I can't believe either of the bottom two on

American Idol!! they were and are great. HISSS

but you know I 'm for David Cook all the WAY!!

Today was great and I am feeling better both mentally and physically than I have in about 4 weeks.

Praise God and thanks to prayers.

Tis late for me

good night


seeing Cole & Caleb today

two friends came to visit , lunch & girl things

"Coffee Treats", birthday present

a knitted shawl from my church friends


the hair that didnt fall out is growing

I rarely have to shave my legs..like once every 2 weeks

5 weeks & one day till my last chemo treatment scheduled

loved ones

my BFF Marica is coming tomorrow

UPS came with Origins Ginger wash & candle what I bought with birthday money from my mom & dad

saw our first bat of the season on Tuesday eve LOVING it

hubby mowed the grass for the first time (this year LOL) today

the smell of that sweet grass

Life is WONDERFUL, I've NEVER been happier & if I have

I don't remember


Please click to fund mammograms, sign my GuestBook

& share your joys

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Today is so lovely..
everything is in BUD that should be
& as I was walking outside..
I realized. we moved here April 28 2005
Rich's dad came here from the nursing home
in June.

My youngest daughter left the nest July 2007
Rich's dad went to Independence Village December 2007

This will be the FIRST year of seasons we will have
to our selves, I look forward to savoring every minute.


saw the first Eastern BlueBird and Eastern Phoebe of this year yesterday so the Meal Worms
are out for them
today we are getting a nesting box for our Barred Owls

life it does a body good, pass it on
love to all
hubby put the owl box up, pictures to come

Friday, April 18, 2008

Program I Meant to DVR


the other was Diane Sawyer, but I never even knew what day it was on.

did anyone see them??

I 'm better this AM, it is a MARVY day

& yes we were awake & aware of some things moving

@ quake time

all is good, my eye is purple,

Loving LIFE each DAY
share your joys please, I love it
did a bit of gardening oh so wonderful use my garden gloves from Church
to tend a garden is to walk with God

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I may feel not so good, but I laughed so hard the last few days
today when I looked in the mirror.  

This is what too  much birthday cake, food & presents look 
like when I'm on chemo.
The black eye came from the SWIFFER barely tapping my
eye yesterday

I had such a GREAT time.

My BFF Marcia  came over yesterday
with a blue & brown package
sweet treats
lovely journal

(Louise your's is coming)

other days 


a cache of 4 cherubs, 3 angels, 2 sheep ornies made by my dear Mary of Raven  Hares Cabin

LOTS of birthday cards

a lovely Spring Bouquet from my BFFS Cindy & Patty

Three dear friends came in the PM with pizza, gondola sandwich  & orange chiffon cake
a lovely votive cup and fruit smoothee candle

If I left ANYONE or ANYTHING out.. PLEASE forgive me..I have a serious case of 
CRS (Can't remember ____) you fill in the BLANK.

thank you all for your prayers and love
tis truly God hearing you all that
has carried me so far, so well


and tomorrow my dear Sherry, Blair Creek Cabin will be 
calling as she will be coming to visit ME
I'm excited I have not seen her since May 2007.

Love in Him


your friend Deena (who's NOT so pretty in pink today , but laughing merrily )



Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Just got up.. hubby is still here
gave rose plants and LOVE
& it's going to be WARM outside today too!

McDonald's USA First Store Museum

McDonald's #1 Store Museum is a recreation of the first McDonald's Restaurant opened in Des Plaines, Illinois by McDonald's Corporation founder, Ray Kroc, on April 15, 1955.

lovely hand made tote
blue pjs
angel who says"my mom says I'm pretty"
a lucid hour or 2 in the AM
being 53 years of age
born on 4/15/1955


Monday, April 14, 2008

Tis Hard

God is with me keeping me strong. Every day is tougher but I am
so thankful that I am doing as well as I am and I know the
prayers and love do it. By mid day I am unable to think out things or concentrate. Just know
I love ya all, am here, but won't be around BloG world much.

Love in Him

temps of 60s predicted

turkeys have been visiting daily

deers visit to eat tulips

God's love

I'm a stay at home

my friends & family


Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Primitive Gathering Celebrates ONE YEAR

old this month. Our artist are giving away

creations to celebrate!

Henny Penny Prims woolen seed bag

Ghost IslandPrimitives doll

SweetAnnee tiny mermaid box

Thistlebrooms Primitives needle roll
& inside

Primitive Stitchin pin keep
Raven Hare's Cabin ornament

The Primitive Window painted tin cup

Olde Raggs USA huswife bag

Pear Tree Primitives greeting cards

Pineberry Lane make do

Honeysuckle Lane greetings cards

Church soap & candle

The Eclectic Company painting

Yesterdayes game board