Monday, March 4, 2013

Tattered Floral Die

Thanks everyone for such nice comments about the Tattered Floral Challenge.  It was quite a departure for me to use such bright colors but I liked it since it was so cheery.  So many people said it reminded them that Spring was just around the corner.  I know the cherry trees are already in bloom here in California and we got our first really foggy evening on Saturday night...a sure sign of Spring where I live.

to the winner of the Tattered Floral die

Becky said, *long-drawn-out-whistle* That is GREAT!!! Thought it was pretty and then... BAM Sharpie!! Very, very, very cool.

Becky, please email me your shipping address at 

Rainbow - New Zealand 2012
On a side note from the giveaway today...

My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Nic Howard and her husband Paul (sounds like "Pol" with a good New Zealand/James Bond accent) when we both taught in South Africa in 2011.  We remained friends after the event and I went to New Zealand to teach at her event in 2012.   Paul and Nic are the nicest of people...with the 3 greatest kids you would ever want to meet.  Really, the kind of people you want to live next door to (funny, since we both live on Sunset Street but in two different countries).
Nic was in California in Jan. at CHA when Paul's mother unexpectedly passed away.  She wrote a beautiful blog post today that has such a lovely message and is so beautifully written that if you have a few minutes I encourage you to take a moment to read it here.  You will not be sorry.

cheers for a good week,


  1. Congrats to the winner. Love your picture,
    looks so beautiful.

  2. Congrats Becky! Oh Paula, thanks for sending me over to Nic's blog! Fabulous and touching.

  3. Congratulations on your Win, Becky! Enjoy that tattered florals die :)
    ..And I agree, what a touching post that was on Nic's blog too. tfs

  4. What a wonderful story posted by Nic. Thanks for sending us her way. Truly beautiful.