January 27, 2010

Sandy's Creations Giveaway Alert

 Sandy is celebrating her 300th post and her gathering of 100 followers by hosting a giveaway that includes this lovely heart pillow, a journal and tote bag.  Visit her blog HERE!

This pillow was inspired by Ruth Rae's new book, Layered, Tattered and Stitched.


I picked up my copy at my local Border's book store a couple of weeks ago and have been absorbing her work by looking at the projects inside again, and again, and again.  It's a lovely book filled with beautiful fabric creations presented in a user friendly methodology that makes it very approachable.

Now for the sad news, my little brother suffered an heart attack this week and it nearly did us in.  We adore him - he is the sunshine in our skies.  A blessing from heaven.  He is genuinely the nicest, most helpful, and the kindest young man I have ever known.  He's the kind of guy that will always lend a helping hand, whether your pipes have frozen, your car won't start, or you need help around the farm. 

He is a good grandson who helps his 90 year old grandmother weekly by bringing her fire for her fireplace so that she can sit by the fire as she loves to do. 

He is also the father of two sweet kids, only five and two...

He was moved out of Intensive Care today, we were so happy that he was doing well enough to be moved to a normal room at the hospital and that he had a bit of an appetite today. 

Please pray for Jason, and send well wishes his way he needs each and every one.


Rustique Gallery said...

Dear Julie, I'm sooo glad your brother is doing okay! It sure is rough when these things happen! I have 3 dear brothers and would (will) be devistated if or when things happen to them! My prayers are with your family.

Sandy's heart is adorable-I'm on my way to visit her.

Lori said...

pssst, Sandy already announced a winner for that...i think so anyway...

i will surely say a prayer for your brother...i hope he is doing well and will be home with his family soon!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Julie, I am so sorry to hear this! I just said a prayer for Jason's healing.



Jenny J-V said...

Hi Julie - thanks for visiting my little space in blog world...I'm so glad to have found yours now! I can't wait to dig into the vintage goodness. Sending prayers to your brother, too. :)
Take care -

Lee @ The Way I See It said...

OMG Julie- that's terrible! Best wishes for you brother!! xoxo


I'm sorry to hear the news of your brother. I'm sure to keep him and you in my thoughts!
I've missed you--I'm back to blogging by the way.

the wild raspberry said...

i pray that your brother will be feeling better very soon.
blessings and comfort to you all~

Beatrice said...

Julie, I am so sad to hear about what happened to your brother!!! But I hope he will be fine soon, and as you wrote, it is hopeful that he has moved to a normal room at the hospital.

I am sending all my love and prayers to you and your brother!


Lorna said...

Your brother sounds like an compassionate person, and too young to leave your family. Sending to you both. And grandma...

Deb said...

Sending love and prayers your way xo