Sunday, June 13, 2010


“Of all the ‘attitudes’ we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.” —Zig Ziglar The first one my test has came back OK! Thank you all so much for all your sweet prayers! And a special "Thank You" to Sandra ... definitely the sweetest heart in Tennessee! Look at this precious little hanging she made and sent me. She also crocheted the beautiful lace in the cabinet! It is so delicate and pretty..I love it! Sandra, I can't wait to meet you and give you a big hug!
I broke down and cut some of my hydrangea's this morning~
You have to cut them at just the right time to keep them from withering up,
hopefully, these will dry OK.... I may dry a few more and then let the rest stay on the bush
a while longer~I like the old "greenish" shade they become~

I hope everyone is having a WONDERFUL weekend! Thank you all for stopping by~
God Bless!


  1. So happy to hear you had a good test result!!! Your hydrangeas are lovely! ;) Happy Sunday!

  2. Isn't it wonderful when God's children hear His voice and come to our aid?

    Blessings to you sweet friend. You are in our prayers...

    Love your little gift...what a joy to have something handmade by such a loving friend.

    Love to you~


  3. Hi dear,
    Im so happy to hear your test is ok, what a reliefe for you.
    The hanger is so very sweet,a wonderfull gift,- and the text sayes it all.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  4. Good news indeed Ann, so happy for you. Love your hydrangeas too! What a sweet gift from such a talented person.

  5. Wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you. Yes, an attitude of gratitude is the best, IMHO. We have blessings all around us, all the time. You are so fortunate to have such lovely gifts ~ something handmade is such a treasure. You deserve it! Love the hydrangeas...multi-colored and lush.

    Have a blessed week! I so appreciate your stopping by to see me.


  6. Happy happy Dance very cool! Keep taking care let your body heal! Lots of hugs and kisses, Diane

  7. Wonderful news! And such a sweet gift from a friend...

  8. Such very good news. Friends are angels amoung us. :)

    One question -- you said there is a special time to cut -- i have never been able to know when that is... lately my Hydrangeas just wilt :(

    Keep taking care.

  9. I am very happy for you.

    I love your hydrangeas. When is the best time to cut them? Inquiring minds want to know.LOL!


  10. Glad your test were okay. YOu have a very sweet friend....with talent.

  11. Hi sweet Ann....I am SO, SO glad that your test came out good!!!! I'm praying they all do dear friend ~ your art gift is just beautiful and I am IN LOVE with dried hydrangeas...sending you hugs and love, Dawn

  12. I am so happy for you! Like Sissie I want to know what the time of day is to cut the hydrangas.

  13. Hi Ann,so happy to hear your tests came back with good results for you. Your post is really beautiful.

  14. Ann,
    I am so grateful that your tests came back good! I just want you to be able to put all of this behind you & move on without fear. Oh, that 'C' word just scares me so bad. You have so many dear friends that love you, including me. With all of us praying for you there is NO way the results could be anyother way. Lisa

  15. Sweet Ann,
    Yaaah!!!! I'm so thankful that your tests came back negative...what uplifting news! Our God is so good...He is our strength and shield!
    Your hydrangeas are absolutely beautiful! I've found that I have to wait until they begin to fade, and get kind of papery feeling to cut them for drying. If I do it any earlier, they just shrivel.
    We're in Nebraska right now, on our way home from Farm Chicks...I can't wait to get home to my hydrangeas! Hope they didn't suffer too much from the 95 degrees while I've been gone.
    Again, I'm so thankful about your results...I know the world must look a lot brighter now.
    Love you bunches,

  16. Hooray on your great test results! I'll continue to keep you in my prayers. It truly is a week for rejoicing as someone very dear to me also got great results from her breast biopsy, too, after quite a scare. God is so good!

    Big TX HUgs,
    Angelic Accents

  17. Hello precious Ann! I am so very, very happy and grateful to God that the first of your tests came back fine! Praise the Lord!!! I will continue to pray for you sweet friend! I know God will continue to give you good results with your tests! He is so good and faithful and hears our prayers!!! You are so loved dear Ann and such a sweetheart!!!

    I love the quote you shared! And I love the beautiful cabinet card hanging and beautiful crochet that sweet Sandra so lovingly made for you! It looks lovely in your gorgeous cabinet. Love your pretty white dishes too!

    Your hydrangeas are beautiful! I hope they dry well for you. I decided to leave mine on the bush to dry as they seem to do the best that way. They are already starting to dry! I think it is this intense heat, because last year it was closer to fall when they began to dry! I hope you have a beautiful day sweet friend! Love you! Paula

  18. So happy to hear your test came back OK! Yay for you, Ann!!!
    Sandra's gifts are gorgeous, and your hydrangea are too! They are my absolute most favorite flower, and I love them both growing on the bush and dried - such beautiful colors when they dry!
    Thanks for popping by to visit me, and I hope you have a great week!!!

  19. thank you for checking out my blog. i read your profile and glad to hear you are doing better. we have hydrangeas in our yard the same color as you have.will follow your blog. have a good day. rose

  20. Ann, i just can't tell you enough how happy i am that your test came back ok...i just know the rest will be ok too...your gifts from Sandra are stunning...her crochet work is so beautiful...i am so jealous that she was at farm chicks, aren't you?...your hydrangea are so gorgeous...mine aren't doing a blessed thing yet...i really want to try and dry some this year...

  21. I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago and everything you create is soooo beautiful! I am glad your test came out okay, my mom has been cancer free for 12 years (stage 2) If that helps you feel any better, she will be 80 in August and is still sassy! hugs! karen....

  22. Ann I am so happy to hear this good news from you! Sandra is so lovely to do such a thing for a friend. The hanging is a beautiful piece of art...and the crochet is gorgeous. It is so true what you say about gratitude. It is the only way to live our lives.
    Your hydrangeas stopped my heart when the picture came up. I can't grow those varieties here in my high altitude garden, so it makes me appreciate yours so much more.
    hugs to you dear one

  23. Wonderful news! Now.... just breathe...


  24. God will continue to hold you in His heart and hands

  25. What a doll you are! What a good God we serve! I am so grateful that I met you. A friend of mine had a biopsy today to determine the severity of her breast cancer. Please pray for Teresa.

    I wish she could met you!

    I love blogging. My daughter and I got scam/spammed on FaceBook. Someone else took over our accounts and there is no way to get in there. I am done with FB!

    I was stressed until I saw you came over to the blog.

    I like it alot of over. I will be back and you are very sweet.

    I am praying and thinking wonderful good thoughts about you!

    Hugs Anne

  26. Hello, sweet friend,
    I am so thankful that your test turned out great!! God is so good to us and so merciful. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Sandra made you such a special present, and I can see why you love it so. I love hydrangeas, too. Yours are so pretty, and I almost love them as much dried as growing on the bush. I hope you are having the best of weeks. Love and blessings always~ Vicki

  27. Hi Ann, I'm so happy for you that the test came out o.k.! What a sweet gift from Sandra!
    Have a lovely day!

  28. I've only come to your blog lately, but I am in awe of your beautiful style. What good news about your test result! Keeping you in my thoughts.

    I love hydrangeas, too.


  29. Rejoicing with you:) have been in my heart and my prayers these past days and will cont. to be so.
    Love all of your pretties, as always! Especially, the butter pats in the post below!
    Have a great day!