Friday, September 11, 2009

A Great Book, A Cool Givaway, & I Don't Feel Good

You know when or remember when your kiddles look up at you with pathetic droopy eyes and said "I don't feel so good Mama" ??? Well that's me today. Nope not a cold, or the flu those are just so over used these days. No I decided that I shouldn't be allowed to live 54 years without experiencing the nuances of a Bladder infection. :( So LW has been babying and taking ever so wonderful care of me today. He went to the Farmacia (pharmacy) and bought the necessary antibiotics to tame this puppy and them send it whimpering out of my body!! :) So I expect I'll be well on the way to mending by tomorrow morning. But for today I think I'll tell ya about this awesome idea and crawl back in to bed with my pillows and book. :)
If you guys haven't seen, or own this book you really must check it out!! It's sooooo wonderful. I ordered it from Amazon a couple of months ago and I bet I return to it at least a half dozen times a week. :)

Ruth Rae and Kelly Snelling wrote this book about a cool collaboration they did with a few other artists friends doing round robin jewelry exchanges. One of the cool things about this group is that they weren't all jewelry artists like Deryn Mentock. There were painters and mix media artists like Maija Lepore. But they all contributed by adding to each artist's jewelry. It was during these heady months that Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kelly used this project and the support of her fellow artists as positive supports while undergoing her treatments. Along the way Ruth and Kelly were approached about writing a book about the collaboration. A Charming Exchange is the result.
Both the authors and their fellow kindred artist decided to auction off the pieces made for the collaborations and donate the proceeds to Breast cancer research. Since October is Breast cancer awareness month what better time to do it.

Ruth and Kelly are asking us to help spread the word about the auction. Sooooo please head over to A Charming Exchange blog to get the low down on the project, grab one of the event buttons, then post about it on your blogs. Oh yeah as a thank you for helping remember to register for their give away. They are going to give away a necklace Ruth and Kristen Robinson made creating a FREE tutorial video. Which by the way you can download and use to make a necklace like it. You know just in case you don't win the giveaway. And I might as well warn you to just go a head and grab the tutorial because I'm certain... almost positive... well fairly sure I'm going to win the giveaway!! :)

Okay so what are you waiting for head on over. I promise you'll feel so good afterwards, I mean what a painless, fun way to support, and lend strength to finding a solution to a needless killer!
I think I can hear my pillow and comforter calling. Time for this girl to take a cup of hot tea and settle in, till she's on the mend. Have a most audacious today or tomorrow depending on where in the world you are ;)


stregata said...

I hope you are feeling better by now! Bladder infection - yuck! You cuddle up in bed, drink plenty of fluids (what am I doing - telling a nurse what to do when sick.... sheech!) and please get well quick!
BTW - A Charming Exchange is also one of my favorite references!!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Hope you feel better quickly. Funny how antibiotics clear it right up. But first you have to go through that "I have been flatttened by a steamroller" feeling! Ugh!

SharDon Exclusives said...

You needed time to read all of those lovely magazines you received from LuLu. But it is no fun when you are feeling poorly. Hope you are up and to your ole' self real soon. Take care & be good to YOU...sharon

clare's craftroom said...

Thanks for all that info on the exchange I'll head over there . Hope you are feeling much better soon , poor thing .

Esther said...

hooooooooopoor Pattie.. I hope you are well .. And yes this boock is fantastic.. like you , i hopen an close it so many tiiiiiiiimes!!
un bisou!

Sabii Wabii said...

Not feeling well sucks! Hope those meds work really fast!

Cindy said...

I hope you might be feeling a little better by now...are you taking it easy? Thank you for sharing..this is one of my favorite books too. I happen to have it right here by my side on the coffee table. :-)

Miss Muggins said...

Get well soon "Auntie Pattie"xxx Glad you are being well taken care of.

Kelly said...

thank you so much for giving a holler out to the book and the auction! and do feel better right away, please! :0)

Fanciful Expressions said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. Bladder infections are no fun, are they? Antibiotics do the trick and you'll be feeling like your original self in no time.
As for the book~~~it is wonderful. I have it and refer to it all the time.


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