2009-04-27

A birthmom, a nest and a charm to win !

I am thrilled to show off my birthmom to you :) We had our first meeting last Thursday on a lovely sunny day at Island View Beach ( in Saanichton British Columbia ). We sat, gabbed and ate lunch munchies on a log from noon until just after 5, boy was me bum tender ! Then Judy came back home with me where she got to meet my husband Jacques and our son Christian :) It was all so very wonderful, lots of smiling and laughing.
Of course I couldn't help but wonder what similarities we had. Judy enjoys whimsy, crows and ravens, among many other things.
Although I will always love my quiet time, I do look forward to her and I becoming good friends :) I believe my dear mom and dad, now both passed, have had a spiritual helping hand in this meeting and that of my birthfather. It's rather amazing that in less than a year I've been reunited with both of them !!




This perfectly made robins nest was found in our large cedar tree that grows in front of our living room window. Photo was taken a couple of weeks ago. My husband has since taken another photo a couple of days ago, the nest was housing 1 brand new baby robin and 2 robin eggs. I'll get the photo up asap !



*♥*♥*Okay folks ! Here is one of my charms I'm previewing the day before CHARM DAY APRIL 28th !*♥*♥* AND YOU COULD WIN IT !! Please see my last blog about this special fun day or click on the link to your top right.

This charm was made in 2006, using a playing card, wire, broken jewellery bits, faux gems and shell-like 'chips' ( or teeth is what I call them ), along with dabs of paint. The card was attached to the back of some peel and stick floor tile ( remnants from when I was a teenager back in the '80's and wanted to move downstairs. My dear dad created a black and white checkerboard floor for me ).
This is definately considered an 'altered art' charm because of 'altering' the playing card into something other than it's normal use. It's 6" long and 3" wide with the wire. Make a necklace, hang in your window, turn into a magnet, whatever you wish :)

Would you like to win this charm ? All you need to do is leave a wee comment on either this post or tomorrows post. When our son comes home from school Tuesday afternoon, I'll get him to draw a name from a dish. Good luck !!








15 comments:

Lorraine said...

thanks for coming over to visit my blog. It is so nice that you have been surrounded by positive influences in your life..cheers to you and your birth mum. I love anything altered..my charms feature one of my son's broken tambourines!! Great meeting you

Sharon said...

I have recently bstarted to become obsessed looking at charms and trying to think of what I can make, I am overwhelmed and inspired by all the charm makers! Thanks for your giveaway and congrat's to you and your mum, all the best to you!

Ann said...

would love to win your charm!!
How wonderful that you found your birth Mom. Since my parents and identical twin have died..I too have searched for my birth family..no luck yet!! How lovely for you to have found her.
Best wishes , Ann

3rdEyeMuse said...

congratulations on meeting your birth mom and it being a lovely experience.

I am glad Amber posted your previes post - your charm is a delight. :)

Carol said...

Love the charm! and Congrats on spending time with your Birth Mother. I met my brother in 1980 (I was 30) so I know a little of how you feel.

Cat said...

Congratulations to you and your mum for the meeting! This charm is so fun! I'd love a chance to win!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful post. I am so happy that you are having this time now with your BirthMom and getting to know each other. Thank you for the charm give away on your blog!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow it's stunning !! please count me in !!

cr8it said...

can I be included??

Connie said...

congratulations on finding your birthmom! please enter me in your charm giveaway!
connie
cettacheese.blogspot.com

AlteredByMe said...

It's great that you met your birth mom. I am sure you will find that you two have a lot in common.

Your charm is beautiful I would love to win it!

Arlene

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Congrats to you and your birth mom. I've never met mine. This is great for you two. What an amazing charm you made for your giveaway. I'm sorry I missed it, but wanted to still let you know how amazing I think it is.

JD

visionquest2020@msn.com

Marie-Aimée said...

it's great for you !!! congrats
your charm is beautiful, I would love to win it, count me in please

lilibulle said...

yes i would!!! i've made a give away too on my blog!! and i will put your link!! many thanks!!

lunaplume said...

your charm is fantastic...
your link is on my blog...
and i've made a diveway too on my blog !!!