Thursday, July 10, 2008

Where Do I Begin?

Where do I begin? From being swamped in the studio, to my modem getting fried by lightening, I am so far behind in my Thank You's!

First I would like to thank Sandy at Quill Cottage for giving me the following award.

This award is "dedicated to many who nourish and enrich the spirit and creativity. They see dedication, creativity, camaraderie, joy, and above all ART, much art. I wish that this prize is entertaining to all those bloggers and to bloggers who day by day share this space and enrich it a little more each day." Arte Y Pico at

Now for the rules:
1) Select 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) The award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show a link of "Arte y pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of the award.

I can't pick only five blogs....and many of you have already received this many times over. But if you are reading this and have not received it, please feel free to accept this award, because I know all of my blog friends are very creative.

I would also like to thank Sandy for having a wonderful giveaway that I won! Sandy made this gorgeous journal. She also included a pen, so I would always have one on had to write in my journal. I just love it Sandy! Thank you!



I also need to thank Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. She too, had a wonderful giveaway for the book, The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran. Years ago I used to have this book and lost it. It was a favorite book of mine. I am so glad I won it on Beverly's giveaway! Look at that pretty wrapping paper it came in...

Beverly also included a sweet "Dream" book marker. Thanks again Beverly!

I'm sure I owe more thank you's... I am sorry I am so far behind. I will catch up soon.


Sugar Bear said...

Congrats on your award Penny! Have a great weekend.

Connie said...

You, my sweets, are certainly deserving of this award! You are a gracious lady, creative and I can tell that you are loving and full of life, sweetpea..... :-) Oh, do come over and read my post of the disease! Cry with me!!!!! ;-)

Amy said...

This must be your day for receiving awards. I am not surprised at all. You have such a lovely blog and your artwork is to die for!

I left you a little something on my blog today. Please stop by and check it out. Thank you for all the inspiration you give us all on a daily basis. Enjoy! Amy :)

Beverly said...

Penny, you know we all love you.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Your award is so nice. I just love your blog. All of your gifts are very nice. There are some talented ladies in the blog world.
Have a great day,

Lib said...

Hi Penny,
Hope you get caught up soon!
Have a great wk.end!

Rosehaven Cottage said...

How horrible that your modem was struck by lightning! That had to be really frightening.

Congrats on the award and also on the giveaways you won. The scrapbook is so whimsical.

Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

Jeanne said...

Penny, Congrats on your award. You definitely have a standout blog with an amazing talent as well. I love your beautiful tile work.

Thank you again for the lavender field link. On further investigation, you can't buy lavender unless you can find it dried. At least not at the link or at any local florist. I gave it a good try. I settled for lavender daises. All ordered and paid for. Yeh!

Lucky you, winning Beverly's book. I'm happy for you. Especially since you can't find yours.

have a great weekend,


Shelia said...

Congratulations on your award and winning the prize. Those are loving things you received. Your the sweetest thing and you deserve all the awards. Just take your time - you'll catch up.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sandi McBride said...

Lucky girl in your awards...not so lucky with the frying lightening...we've had a time of it too for two nights running and a total of 4inches of rain (not that I'm complaining). Do hope that all your repairs will be minor ones! And keep on getting those lovely awards...and luck of winning the drawings!

Barb said...

Hi Penny,

Congrats on your award. Your blog is so delightful, you deserve the honor.

Take good care,

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Congrats on your award!

The journal is so very cute! I love how she tied the ribbons on the spine. What a feminine touch.

:-) Rosie

BittersweetPunkin said...

Love your goodies Penny and congrats on your award!!

DEBBIE G. said...

Congrats sweet Penny! Pretty goodies & your one deserving gal!
Have a great weekend!!...No more lighting strikes!!!

The Vineyard Painter said...

Congratulations on your award. Thanks for sharing your beautiful spirit with us...and for the music! ps. The Prophet, such a great book.

celestina marie said...

Hi Penny, Congrats on the award. You are so deserving!! You truly are a special person and so inspiring. Also, it is great that you won the book since you lost it long before. What a beautiful bonus for you.
Have a great weekend.
hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Cottage Rose said...

Dear Penny; Congrats! on your award; you are so deserving of it. I love stopping by you Blog and read your delightful posts. Your mosaics are so beautiful. And you are a charming Lady whom I am proud to call my friend.


Shelia said...

Hi Penny, please come to see me - I have another little award for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Welcome back Penny!! Congratulations on your much deserved award and wins :)


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Hope everything gets back to normal soon. I can imagine how much I would get done if I had a No Computer Day, just once a week!
Have a wondderful weekend!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Beautiful gifts and much deserved awards, Penny. I am sorry about the fried modem. Scary stuff these thunderstorms.

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning Penny, What sweet giveaways you have won isn't it wonderful to be so blessed! MAke sure you sign up for my giveaway! I love the new pots you bought for your garden, I LOVE COLOR! Show us an update on Maddie! :o) I am off to visit you rnew talented friend! XO Diana lyn

Jorgelina said...

congratulations by the prize. pretty weekend

Fabulous Finds Studio said...

Congratulations on the award and the journal is absolutely fabulous!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Yikes on having your modem struck by lightening! Glad you have it working or got a new one.

Congrats on the award! You sure deserve it!

How sweet that you won two contests! You won some beautiful things. I used to have a copy of Khalil Gibran's The Prophet. It's probably still over at my brother's house, which used to be my parents house.