Friday, May 18, 2012

A Big Thank You & An Etsy Giveaway!



I simply can't thank you all enough for all your well wishes and prayers during my illness! They definitely have helped in my healing!

I returned to work on Tuesday, but have found that just the commute to downtown Chicago wipes me out. Luckily, our firm decided that with the NATO Summit it is best to work from home today and Monday. So I am being productive in my pajamas :) The recuperation is much slower than I anticipated. I am just now adding foods back in to my diet besides plain noodles, potatoes and toast :) They say that in 6 - 8 weeks I should be back to normal.



I wanted to do a special giveaway in celebration of your support and prayers and also because I just reached 300 posts! (Not sure how that happened!) Since I am not quite up to creating something special, I decided to have a giveaway of your choice of any one item from my Etsy shop. If you would like to take a peek, you can click here.



As always, this giveaway is open to everyone. Simply comment on this post or send me an email to pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "Etsy giveaway" in the subject line and let me know which item you would choose if you win :)

"Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing."
~James 1:2-4

Blessings, Patti

23 comments:

Wicked Faerie Queen said...

I hope your recovery is coming along well and that you can enjoy the summer. I am looking forward to some more posts from you and what a generous thing you are doing with this giveaway.

I would love to be entered.

Take care
Sue

annie said...

Hope you continue to recover well.
Blessings to you.
Please enter me in as well, your things are lovely.

Raymond Homestead said...

Patti, you've certainly had quite a recovery period. Hope things continue to improve! Please enter me in your etsy giveaway! You always make such wonderful things!

Phyllis said...

Best wishes for a continued quick recovery! Congrats on reaching 300 followers!

Allenz said...

Congrats on your 300 followers. Continue to recover. I love all the items i have purchased from you in the past. Blessings to you.

Lynn

Patty C. said...

Congrats on 300 followers -
So glad you are feeling better :)
What a great idea for a giveaway - your flower urn pincushion is too cute - i like the little bunny ;)

Shirlee said...

So glad you are getting better each day. It may seem like your total recovery is taking forever but you will be "back to normal" before you know it : ) Thanks for having a giveaway! Please do enter me in the drawing : )

TheCrankyCrow said...

Glad to hear things are returning to some kind of normal. Yikes, guess I take eating "real" food too for granted. Ahhhh....working in your jammies...now THAT is a good thing! Hope you continue to heal and find strength....I would be honored to be entered in your generous giveaway....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

April said...

Glad to hear you are getting better. Don't try to jump back to quick!

paulette said...

So glad that you are on the mend and attempting to return to work!!
as for your GA..All of your creations are lovely but you have worked too hard to just give them away...plus I love antique keys and don't own one...so one of your keys would be wonderful. Not both..jut one...that way you still get to sell one! Thanks for the chance to win one!! You take care and have a lovely weekend!
Paulette

WoolenSails said...

I hope you recover quickly, I know how hard it is when we can't do the things we love. I would be tempted to take the arnolds print work kitty, even though he is well worn, I just love them.

Debbie

basketsnprims said...

Patti, I feel so badly for you that your recovery is so slow. What a long and awful experience to go thru. I hope the recovery speeds up a little. I would love to enter your giveaway, everything you make is perfect. Thanks so much, rest up on the weekend.
hugs,
pam

BumbleBeeLane said...

Patti~ Sometimes we have to slow down even if we don't want to.Give yourself time to heal.On a bright note nothing like a pj day..smile..So sweet of you to think of us while you are under the weather.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Linda said...

BLESSINGS FOR YOU+YOUR RECOVERY!
THANKS FOR A SWEET+GENEROUS GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you and I will keep you in my prayers. Hugs, Diane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I forgot to mention what I like best. I love the Merry Heart pillow. You have so many nice things in your shop!

jonette said...

Hope you have a speedy recovery! would love to win!

MoonBeam said...

So glad you are on the mend and I hope you are back 100% soon.

Please enter me in your drawing. I would absolutely love to win the Butterfly Basket. I don't collect real prim things and love pastels. The Hardanger basket trim is beautiful.

Take care...

Bobbi

Mary A said...

Take care of yourself and don't push it. Thanks for the giveaway, Mary A.

Lynn said...

Hi Patti
Im glad to hear you are finally feeling better. Take good care of yourself.
Pls enter me in your ETSY giveaway. I would be tickled to win one of your treasures.
Take good care, Lynn
pookeroo10@hotmail.com

Elisabetta said...

I loke so much your works and your blog! Best wishes for your health.

saltandpepper said...

Best Wishes on your recovery. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I do like the marking sampler, although your butterfly basket is darling also.
Christine

happygrape said...

i'd love the april showers pillow