Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lucky me!

These last few weeks I have been reminded of just how fortunate I am to be surrounded by people who care about me and and of just how blessed I am in my life.

One such blessing was this beautiful package that I received in the post from my lovely friend Donna from Rosebuds and Bluebells

I was the lucky winner of her recent giveaway and this gift arrived on one of those days where it really made a huge difference to the way I felt.

I adore pretty things and this set is definitely pretty, in fact I still have it set up just so, near my desk at home so I can admire it. 

If you haven't been over to Donna's blog yet you should, she is so creative and always full of inspiration.

Isn't that teaspoon divine?

I love a bit of bling and Donna's personalised tag made me feel very special indeed.

For anyone interested in my current health drama I visited the Gynecologist today and we have been advised to wait and see if the Uterine ArterioVenous Malformation heals itself. He is recommending that we wait for 4 months to see what happens. It seems to be an uncommon problem and if you have ever come across it and can share what you know I would love to hear more. It seems that the way that the way to deal with it used to be a full hysterectomy, however given we wish to have more children this is not really an option.

Speaking of health I want to say a really big thank you to everyone who left me supportive comments and for all of your prayers. I really am so grateful and can't thank you enough!

Another big thank you goes to Sandy from Paint me White.  I was the very ecstatic winner of her gorgeous lamp and lampshade. Sandy is so crafty and always has fabulous projects to show off. She made this lampshade herself and I was so thrilled to win it.

 If you have somehow missed Sandy's blog then head straight over, she has a beautiful house and revamps all sorts of fabulous furniture that she then sells. Her house is always changing as she makes room for her finished projects prior to sending them off to there new home.

I will show you where my adorable new lamp lives in one of my future before and after posts.

Hope you are all having a great week so far!



  1. Beautiful things happen to beautiful people Nellie. I really believe that! Your two beautiful giveaway wins are only the start for you lovely lady. I know that there are many more beautiful things headed your way. Huge hugs and hope you are doing ok. ~ Tina xx

  2. Such beautiful gifts for such a worthy winner..Hoping all goes well for you Nellie you are such a special person. Take care..Prayers are with you :) Kym X

  3. Hi Nellie, how lovely to receive such beautiful giveaway gifts. That cup and saucer are so pretty. I hope you are doing ok at the moment waiting for your health issues to sort themselves out - please know I am thinking of you xx

  4. Welcome back Nellie! So sorry to read about your loss and recent health issues. I'll be thinking of you and sending all my best wishes your way.
    What lovely giveaways you have won. I was lucky enough to receive Sandy's second prize. Take care. Michelle x

  5. Hi Sweet Nellie,
    I am so glad that your gift put some sunshine into your life at a time when you need it. I feel honoured to have met you as a friend through blogging. Take extra special care of yourself and allow your body to heal.
    Thanks for mentioning my blog, thoughtful as always.
    Donna xx

  6. Hi Nellie,

    Lucky you! Such a wonderful thing to receive a beautiful gift like this...

    Take care,
    Northern Light

  7. Congrats! I can tell why you are thrilled! I hope you are doing well and glad to see you are posting again :) Missed you!!

  8. Hi Nellie, your number seems to come up a lot in giveaways!!! I totally agree with Tina, you are so deserving and its good karma coming right back to you! I wish I could help on the uterine problems.. I have never heard of anyone having it before; but I have in the past couple of years seen a few friends with quite extreme conditions manage to fall pregnant (although; with some help from ivf) and everything went really well in the end. Dont give up hope. Thankyou for your gorgeous comments yesterday, it really did make me smile, and i certainly do wish we lived near... Its one of the downsides of blogging I suppose; meeting beautiful people who live too far apart! Still, glad you are feeling up to posting again xxoooxxx
    hugs from Laura xxxx

  9. how cute is that name tag like that "for you ..." - I love that!! (btw, don't mean to rain on your parade, but I have a set of those gorgeous teaspoons and they are so cute till the diamond on the end falls off - although we probably shouldn't put them through the dishwasher!!! - lazy us!)

  10. Congratulations on the wins Nellie, they are both lovely prizes from lovely bloggers and I think you deserve a little sunshine at the moment. I hope you are feeling well in yourself and this current issue resolves itself quickly so that you and your family can get on with life. Keep smiling Nellie. ;-)

  11. Nellie, it's lovely to see nice things happening to you. It's great to have you back in blogland. You were missed. That lamp is divine.

  12. Congrats on your wonderful gifts Nellie! Hope you are feeling OK too! hugs, Deb

  13. Beeeeautiful lamp!!!! And the teaspoon...soooo lovely!! Congrats to you! Have a great day!

    Kristin xo

    ps. I'm hosting a giveaway today :)

  14. What great wins! You totally deserve it. And hang in there, all will turn out well in the end. I know it! (Well, the power of positive thinking always helps!!). Take care Jx

  15. Dear Nellie!!! Thanks for your so sweet birthday wishes! Have a fabulous weekend!

    Kristin xx

  16. Dearest Nellie,
    I am so sad to hear of the dreadful, physically and emotionally difficult journey that you have had to endure these past months. I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the disappointment and grief that you feel daily. I send you my love and prayers. You are a special and beautiful lady Nellie and I wish you peace and happiness and love.
    Tracey at velvetinelily xo

  17. Such great gifts you won! Hope that you find a solution to your health issues. Glad to see you posting again!

  18. Nellie, there is something at my blog for you! nothing too exciting, but anyway, thinking of you! Laura xxx

  19. Hi
    Nellie. I am here by way of your friend Laura. I am so sorry for what you are going through. I have never heard of it. I am sorry about your miscarriage as well. The same thing happened to my daughter at three months. She didn't naturally miscarriage and was given medication and that was just ugly and had to have an emergency D&C. She recovered and now has a 11 month old baby. I am going to follow you to see that you are okay. ((((HUGS))))

  20. Dear sorry that I have been out of touch with the blogging world. I saw your smiling face over at Millie's and had to stop in. I am so sorry to hear about your health..what a trying time it must be for you. It is nice to think that this wonderful package arrived at your doorstep. It must have been so special for you to open it. It is all just beautiful.

    Special thoughts and prayers are being sent to you from across the sea...

    Jeanne xx

  21. Hi Nellie, just stopping by to say thanks for the lamp advice..hope all is well with you my friend! Take care..Kym XOX

  22. Sweet gifts for a sweet lady. It's wonderful that you are back to visit. Thinking of you. Take care. xo