Friday, September 30, 2011

Please have regular mammograms and keep yourselves healthy to continue your own crafty addictions for a long time to come!

As you know I lost my Mother to breast cancer on July 31st.  She was an amazing person and responsible for all my crafty addictions!  She has only been gone for a short while now and although my healing has only just begun, I can only hope that she is healed, happy and with my Father again!  I wanted to take a moment to encourage you all to have regular mammograms and keep yourselves healthy to continue your own crafty addictions for a long time to come!

I also wanted to thank each and every one of you for your kinds words, prayers and just for being there for me... even if you don't know it, by having your blogs for me to visit, your projects for creativity and inspiration, not to mention all the Blog Hops and wonderful giveaways I enter (some I have won... Whoo Hoo!)  and to help me pass the time, but most importantly the wonderful friendships and camaraderie that I have found here in Blogland!  Keep up your much appreciated blogs, your wonderful projects and friendly outreaches to each other!  I hope to be scrapping, sharing and seeing you all soon. Thank you all!

Crafty Hugs,


Judy said...

So sweet:-) Time does heal and I will pray for all breast cancer victims during the month of Oct. Last month was prostate cancer month and my hubby was diagnosed with it last Friday:-(

Marlene said...

Aww, I'm sorry. I had no idea your mom had passed away. What a sweet tribute to her.

Pssst....shoot me your snail mail addy. (My email addy is in my profile). It's time for me to send out a RAK, and you've been selected. said...

Pendra I am sorry for your loss.

Susan said...

Hi Pendra!

Thank you so much for your well wishes. I know exactly what you mean about the blogging world helping to lift your heavy heart. Just the smallest words can mean the world, can't they?

The blogging world is an even better place now that you are in it Pendra! {{Hugs}}


Eva said...

Hi Pendra, I haven't seen you around lately and wanted to see how you are doing. I know these are tough times for you and I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you.
Hugs, Eva :0)

My Need 2 Craft said...

Pendra, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother.
I too, find a lot of comfort here with all my bloggy family and friends. Really helps to take my mind off all my troubles (and there just seem to be more and more lately) :( Oh well, everything does happen for a reason. :)
Thanks for your wonderful comment on my blog, and to answer your flower question: Yes I did make them by hand (except I used my cricut to cut out the flowers) and then used my stylus to breakdown the fibers. It's pretty easy and their are tons of youtube tutorials. One of my fav flower people (that I learned this technique from) is Valita's youtube channel
Be sure to visit her blog too:
you will be glad you did. :) She is FABULOUS! :)
Sorry this is so long, but I couldn't respond to you through email. I guess you have yours blocked. :) HUGS! Terri

Deanne said...


*Alison* said...

I agree with the others.. What a sweet and loving tribute to your mother.. thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog.. :) hugs

Pam said...

Hi Pendra, thank you so much for coming over and entering my giveaway. I have been a follower of your for a while. I hope you are doing better. It will take some time but it does get easier. You have been in my prayers. BTW how are you doing with your cricut? Here's a heads up. I am having another giveaway in November, and it will include my favorite fun Christmas cart! Woo Woo! I will start it right after this one is done. Hugs, Pam at

Laurie said...

Hi Pendra, first of all, I am so sorry about your Mom. Know that you are in my prayers and that time really does heal everything. I love the tribute to your Mom, very moving. I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my little blog and leaving such sweet comments. Take care and remember that you are thought of and try to get some crafty therapy time, it helps! :)

Reflections from Granny said...


I'm so sorry about your Mom, I know it's still so hard but I do pray each day you find it a little easier.

Hugs, Lori m

Pam said...

Pendra, thank you so much for the visit again. It means a lot to me. Because of my health I am not a prolific card maker, but I do try to do at least a couple a month. I wish I could do so much more. If I feel good, I do more, well you get it huh! Have you gotten any cartridges for your cricut? I have a DVD from above rubies, I will send that to you if you would like. It is very basic, so it might help you. Just let me know. email me at craftycards4u2 at yahoo dot com. Have a wonderful day and week-end. Hugs, Pam at

Robin Shakoor said...

Hi Pendra,

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for always leaving me such wonderful comments. I truly, truly appreciate each and every one. This is a fabulous post and I am so happy that I chose today to stop by.

Susan said...

Hi Pendra,

Thank you for the sweet compliment on my tray. I know some people think these cards are bad but I can't help myself when I see the art in them, it really is beautiful artwork! I wanted you to know that I will see to it that you are entered into the blog candy so you don't have to worry about checking back at that other blog. I'm not sure why it isn't posted yet but you know how it goes, sometimes things just come up that takes first priority. That's what I'm guessing happened.

Hope you have a great weekend!


Jeni O'Connor said...

Pendra my heart goes out to you for the loss of your mother. My dad, yes my father had breast cancer. 1-2 % of men will also get this sad disease.
Thanks for dropping by my blog on the way through your hop and for your lovely comments.

Raina said...

Hi Pendra,

I'm a newbie to your blog and new follower! I'm praying for you and for a healing in your heart! Nothig can compare to the love that is pouring out of your heart in these posts my friend. What a blessing to read and share. Thank you for that Pendra. I'll be back often to visit!


Susan said...

Hi Pendra!

I have some exciting news for you at my blog! Stop on over when you get a chance!


PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi pendra, i just found your blog and I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I pray for your healing through this very difficult time.

carlies said...

Hon so much praying for you !!!and take care!!

and thank you for the sweet comments I'm so happy when you came on my blog!!thank you

hugs carla

CraftyLoops said...

Hi Pendra. I'm so sorry that I'm only now getting to your blog. Since adding my blog candy I've been trying to get around everyone's blog to say hi. So sorry to hear about your poor Mammy. And you are so right to be promoting regular mammograms. I'm only 31 and not at the age yet to go for one, I think its every lady over 50 in the UK is sent a letter to have one done. But even encouraging younger women to check regularly for lumps is so important too. Just that simple little task can save so many women's lives. It really is wonderful to see you promoting this very important procedure. And as for the flower making, please do try it out, the thing with flower making is that its very hard to make mistakes as not one flower in nature is perfect or the same. So give it a bash. Im in the process of doing more flower tutorials up so I hope to have more to show soon. If you make some, I'd love to see them. Have a lovely day Pendra and thank you for stopping by my blog. Lee xx

CraftyLoops said...

Ps....nope Im not a quilter or seamstress. I just like making flowers. In fact my hubby bought me a sewing machine at Xmas and I just about know how to turn it on. Ive only used it twice and that was only having a go at doing a straight line on a piece of material, lol. Lee xx

Lisa said...

Hi Pendra - You are still in my prayers that you are able to heal from the loss of your mother. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments :) They make me so happy to read! I've been gone for two weeks on vacation and am trying to get caught up. I hope you are doing better and am so glad that you can find comfort in the wonderful friendships in blogland!

Hugs, Lisa :)

craftymum said...

Hi Pendra

sorry to hear about your mum. Mine had breast cancer 10 years ago but after chemo and radio we are fortunate to still her with us.

Thank you for joining the Hotshot crafts blog. I will join your follower list now and I hope you will follow my one too
( sarahwrightdesigns)

Hugs Sarah x

DIANA L. said...

Please send me an E-mail with your address I have something I want to send you.

Mandy said...

Oh Pendra what a beautiful & moving post.
It's true time is a great healer and well done you for helping to raise awareness. I have a strong family history of breast cancer & I had a scare a few years ago but thankfully my lump wasn't malignant, but nobody is ever too young to check themselves. In a way I am lucky as due to my family history my sisters & I are allowed to have mammograms younger than others, I just wish the age limit for mammograms in the UK was lowered for all women.
Take care of yourself hunny
love n hugs Mandy xx

eMeLiNe Seet said...

sending you some cyber hugs and prayers, Pendra. hope this week is a better one! :)

Dayna Sabrina said...

Pendra, I finally had a moment to stop by your blog and I am sorry to hear your sad news. There really are no words for a loss like this, only that I hope that each day gets a little easier for you. ~ Sabrina

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with.

jo said...

Hi Pendra,
I'm so happy to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm so sorry for your loss and am pleased to hear blogging brings a tiny crumb of comfort. Blogland sure is a great place to be. Would love to keep in touch.
Jo x

Susan said...

Hi Pendra!

I'm so happy the embossing set arrived and you like it! It is pretty neat, isn't it? I saw on an Archivers email they will be doing a demo class on those, that's how new they are! And thank you much for the sweet compliment on my rossette! I did do an instructional video on how to make them but I am having the hardest time getting the video to download. Wait, correction, my husband is having the hardest time downloading it...for me! lol! I hope all is well with you and this cooler weather isn't causing any problems for you. Let's pray for the snow to hold off.. until March!

Take care!

Lisa said...

I'm just stopping by to say hi Pendra and that I hope you are doing well! It's almost the weekend so I hope you have a great one :)


Eva said...

Hi Pendra, thanks fo stopping by today it is always so great to hear from you. Have a Great weekend at your Sister's.
Crafty Hugs, Eva:0)

jules said...

Hello Pendra, im deeply sorry about your dear moms passing.
My dad passed two yrs ago now from lung cancer, and i still cry most days
Thank you for your kind words on my blog and good luck with the candy draw!

Camilla said...

Hi Pendra!
I am so sorry for you loss... My mother has cancer too.
I had a look at some US-sites for the DooHickeys for you, and found one link at my DT-friend Angie's blog. Here it is:
Hope they have what you are looking for.
Hugs from Norway!
Camilla xx

Mandy said...

Hi Pendra, thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog.
I do have the larger Magnolia doily die but my advice would be save your money & don't buy it.
There was huge outrage over that die as it was originally advertised as one whole circular die but when it arrived everyone discovered it was only half a die and is a pig to line up. It does line up but is really fiddly, it's best to use masking tape to secure it once you've eventually lined it up, you have to turn it over so you end up with half cut out perfectly and the other half a bit squashed (like the reverse of any die cut if you know what I mean). Lots of people insisted on having their money back & Magnolia weren't at all popular over it. It's a shame it's so fiddly & time consuming to use as it is pretty.
Hope this helps :)
hugs Mandy xx

Woo said...
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Woo said...

Cancer can be so cruel, so sorry to read about your loss. I wanted to Thank you for visiting my blog Pendra and leaving your lovely comments. I hope that your love for your mum and the wonderful crafty things she's encouraged you to do will help you heal. Hugs Woo x
November 3, 2011 12:25 AM

Eva said...

ha ha, that was an old link for that giveaway...I followed from somebody else and did not even notice the date...he he!!! Sorry about that...going to remove it now, Thanks for the heads up my friend. :)

Susan said...

Hi Pendra!

Thank you for the heads up on the hops! I've been busy this week and haven't had much time to visit so I'm so glad you let me know.

How are you doing? I'm still trying to adjust to this time change. This getting dark at 5:00 is really doing a number on me! But I am not going to say anything bad about the weather, what a wonderful Fall we are having!!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks again!


Lynn Stevens said...

I am so sorry for your recent loss. Bloggers are such a wonderful support system and some of the kindest people out there. So glad so many were there for you!

Thank you for posting my giveaway. I have entered you in the surprise drawing as well.
best of luck and God Bless.
hugs Lynn

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Hi Pendra, I am new here, but glad you found me and invited me here. I do love the quotes you have included in this post. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. I am looking forward to getting to know you better. Hugs!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Hi Pendra- so sorry for your loss- What a nice tribute to your Mom! I am so happy you stopped by- your blog is lovely- I will be back- I love the flowers post and the button post- I am not good at using am not so fond of that! Hugs!!!

Paula said...

Hiya Pendra,

Many thanks for your kind cmments re. the Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog. It is great appreciated. Can't wait to see you join us for our blog hop and 1st challenge!!!

Paula. x

trisha too said...

Hey, Pendra! The rose balls you asked about are super easy to make--it's pretty much the "super easy rose tutorial" on the right side of my blog,

then glue the roses all over a foam ball with Super Tacky Glue!


craftaholic said...

Hi pendra!
I have not seen you around lately? I hope that you are doing ok? You are a good friend and I hope that your healing is getting better everyday! Stop by and see what I have been up to sometime!

Crafty Hugs!!


mylkrafts said...

Hi Pendra, hope your doing well. Thank for stopping by on my blog, and mostly for all the kind words. It's a nice feeling everytime I hear some compliments like yours, inspire me more to create new cards and other paper crafts. Take Care Always and God Bless :0)

trisha too said...

You know what Pendra, for the roses for the rose balls, I just used pages from a book, and they are thin enough you don't need to moisten them with water like in the tutorial.

But you should make all the roses first, cut them out, and then glue them on the ball--I tried gluing directly to the ball as I made each rose, and it was a big mess!

Okay, you were right--I should just do a tutorial on how to make the balls . . . :)

Mandy said...

Just dropping by Pendra to say hi and to thank you for all your lovely comments,I so appreciate them.....
Mandy x

Linda Dale said...

Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my dad this in April of 2011. Hang on to the sweet memories. Love your crafty site and all the good idea. Thanks again. Blessings, Linda