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Friday, 13 July 2012

My Painting Has Arrived, and an Award from Jo-Anne

Well, I was very excited to receive a large parcel in the post today, as it meant that my painting from my good bloggy friend Eva, over in Dublin, had arrived!  Voila! Here it is.  Can't you see how it is just going to bring sunshine into my home, even with the rain still falling outside?!

If you haven't seen Eva's blog yet, do go over and have a look.  She is so talented and virtually every day seems to come up with another painting.  Her latest one is of The White House in America, and the detail in it is amazing!  Thank you Eva - this painting will give me much pleasure as I walk past it every day.

I had a surprise last week, because Jo-Anne gave me an Award, and it is one that I haven't seen before, so thank you Jo-Anne. I was delighted that you thought of me.

Now comes to the hard bit, because I have to pass this Award on to seven fellow Bloggers.  I have gone through my blog roll and tried to pass this on to people who I haven't nominated before.  If I have given you an Award, and yours is an Award Free zone, then please feel free to just ignore it!

Sush over at First Do No Harm
Shelly at Le Tejana
Pam at Empty Nest
Skippy at I Make Soap (because she really deserves it)
Eva at EM Illustrator
Bouncin' Barb (just because she is awesome!) at This and That As I Bounce Thru Life.
Sandie at Chatty Crone

Believe me, all of the above ladies are more than deserving of a Sisterhood Award!

I also have to tell you seven things about me, but this post is getting rather long, so I will save that for next week, as I don't want you all going to sleep on me here!

See you soon my friends.


Claudia Moser said...

What a lovely painting, so happy it has its home now :) and comgratulations for your award, you deserve it 100%

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Oh, yes!!! That wonderful Eva's work will definitely brings your house sunshine♬♬♬ Her works are always GORGEOUS and variety of them.
Congratulations on your another precious award, my dear friend♡♡♡ You sure deserves that sisiterhood awrard!!! You always care us like sisters and brothers(^_^)v
It is pouring right now; it seems the raniy season is lingering on here (^^;)

Hope we both have shiny day!!!
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Hi T.I.M, Just wanted to stop by & say thanks for your motivation during my loss. I'm begnning to find inner peace again & catching up on reading your blogs. I did post a new peace, but until the writing flows, I'll catch up with all of you! xoxo

Just Martha said...

Can't wait foe the 7 things!

Fiona said...

Well done on the award Diane
you deserve it.

Beautiful painting by Eva
she is so talented isn't she?

Hope you enjoying the Summer (?)
and that you are back to full health.

Have a great weekend

x Fiona

Mynx said...

That painting is just stunning, you are so lucky.
And congratulations on the award too.

Shelly said...

Eva is so very talented, and that picture is going to be gorgeous in your home. Thank you, my friend for the award! I look forward to reading your seven facts~

Odie Langley said...

Congratulations on receiving beautiful art for your home and the award that you deserve so much. I have always said you have the most attractive blog out there and you continue to amaze me with it. Have a wonderful rest of your Friday the 13th.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme! I hope everyone takes time to enlarge Eva's painting. It brings instant joy and pleasure and I know you'll be proud to display it in your home.

I'm so sorry you're having such a rainy summer. Remember what the Beatles sang:

Sitting in an english garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun don't come, you get a tan
From standing in the english rain.

No one deserves blog awards more than you, dear Thisisme, and I am eager to read 7 more new things about you, like the time you walked a tightrope across Niagara Falls... blindfolded... wearing a clown costume... carrying Alfred... and singing "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight." :) Have a wonderful Friday and a safe and happy weekend, dear friend Thisisme!

EM Illustrator said...

Dear Diane,

I am delighted to hear that the framed picture finally has arrived, and hope this will help bring some sunshine into your home and heart. Thank you so much for your kind words and also for thinking of me.

congratulations on your award, you definitely deserve it. Have a fantastic Day!
big hugs,

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a lovely painting. It makes me long even more for the beach. Congrats on your award. I do enjoy reading your posts so much.

Bouncin Barb said...

I love that painting. It is definitely my kind of "decor". Anything beachy goes! Thank you for my awesome award! It's been a long time so I'll write something!! haha. Hugs my awesome friend!

becca said...

love the painting and congrats on the award

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a beautiful painting I am sure you have found somewhere suitable to hang it your home.

Olive Cooper said...

The painting is stunning and very appropriate for your location.

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats on the sisterhood award - I can't think of another person who deserves it more. And thank you. I am on my way to catching up.sandie

Kristina Streeter said...

The painting is so lovely!! And congratulations on your award!!!


Jo-Anne Meadows said...

I am happy you are happy with the award and you have passed it on to some amazing bloggers.....I am going to check out a couple of them that I have not visited before.

Now to your painting wow it is great lucky you it will look great hanging on a wall well of course it will Jo-Anne she isn't going to hang it on the floor what a silly thing to

Susan said...

A wonderful painting Thisisme. Eva is truly talented, and knows what brings sunshine to our lives. You will enjoy it.'

Congratulations on your award, you are so deserving! Send that dreaded rain over here! Hugs!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous painting and congratulations on your award - well deserved! xxx

Denise said...

Oooo lovely friends you have :)I'm proud to be called one of them.

LoLy said...

what a Lovely painting, I "SOOOO" love it :D

Dizzy C said...

Gorgeous painting.

Congrats on the award, well deserved.

Thank you for the lovely comment on my son's post. It will be a great boost to him to have comments. He has had a rotten year.

carol xx

SkippyMom said...

Thank you my friend, my friend. :) I can't imagine I have seven things left to share with the Tadpoles, but I shall try. :) Can't wait to read yours.

I thought of you often while on vacation. I tried so hard to find a nice postcard to send you but I could NOT find one. Grrr. I guess I will have to draw you one. :D

Love the pics of you, the grandkids and hubby. Oh and Alfred. You guys all looks so hale and happy. Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoyed my smiles.