Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

APRIL FOOLS GIVE AWAY

Friday we spent some time with mom and daughter Jessica visiting her grandma.Mom was having a good day and seem to enjoy the time together. She took a fall early in the morning so she had to wear the belt so they could help her walk and hold on to her.

Me,mom and my daughter Jessica

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We had a great weather day Saturday I think we hit 75,I got a lot of the outside work done left over from winter I even mowed the grass for the first time this year. We went early to see mom and she was not having a good day,she was mad and just sat in her chair and slept.

I have been watching some of the blogger’s that have had contest giving away the soft ware that they received from Microsoft. So I started thinking about the jewelry I have been making and thought it might be fun to have a give away. First I thought I would have everyone go to my ETSY web page  http://www.etsy.com/shop/SECONDTIMEAROUNDART?ref=si_shop  and pick out the one I should give away all votes must be in by Wednesday 4/6/2011 and who ever has a vote in will be in the drawing Sunday  4/10/2011.

Hope this works it’s my first give away,guess will see!!!!

ONE DAY CLOSER TO OUR DREAM

42 comments:

Kevin and Ruth said...

What a great contest to do. Your work is so nice and all the pieces are beautiful. I am not sure what the number is for my vote but I did see a number C-22 or the last bracelet on the first page. Your Mom looks very happy in the picture above. I am glad she was having a good day then. It is so hard to see them with Alzheimer's because they just aren't the same person that we remember them being. Try not to be upset with her, it's not her fault for the way she acts. I think that is one of the hardest things to do though.

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

pidge said...

Where are the earrings? I don't wear bracelets, but they are all very pretty. good luck with your contest, but let me know if you make anymore earrings.

Donna aka Froggi said...

I love, Love, LOVE this bracelet!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/66117260/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon

Great idea and thank you. I keep trying to figure out what I could use in a giveaway. Someday something will pop up. LOL!

Paul and Mary said...

They're all beautiful! If I have to pick one, it's eeny, meeny, miney...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63129197/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon

So glad to see it's warming up in Kansas City! Enjoy!

Evielynne said...

yippee your doing a giveaway - awesome... You do indeed do very beautiful work!!

Your family is lucky to have you - Mum looks happy and so glad she was having a good day for your visit!!

Rick and Paulette said...

I'll be sending Paulette over to your site to pick out her favourite for sure! Thanks, great contest!

paulette said...

OMGosh! These bracelets are STUNNING!! Absolutely gorgeous!! I love A 13...but I had a VERY hard time narrowing it down! They are all so lovely!
Thanks for the chance to win one! I think I will have to blog about them in tomorrow's post...pass the word along!
Take care!
Paulette

Sue and Doug said...

they are all lovely but if I had to pick just one?? ..my choice would be ..the
Vintage Upcycled Silverplate Spoon Bracelet..hope I win!!

Donna K said...

What a unique idea. You do beautiful work. Just for the whimsy of it, I like the Donald Duck bracelet.

Glad you had a good visit with your mom and your daughter.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh my goodness! They are all so beautiful! What a very clever way to make nice jewelry out of old silverware. I'm torn between A2 and C20, but any one of them would be a treat to own. Of course, Donald Duck is my all time favorite cartoon character, and the first real love of my life, so if I could pick any one item, that would have to be it!

MGM

Carol said...

I vote for the Pluto bracelet. Very unique jewelry. I'm always amazed when I find a cool shop on Etsy that I have never seen before.

Lee Ann said...

Hello. Someone (Sweet P Quilting and Creations) mentioned you were having a voting giveaway. I had to come see what it was all about. The minute I saw the bracelets, it reminded my of my Gram. I don't know why, it just does. How cute are those bracelets!

I am liking http://www.etsy.com/listing/65028594/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon the best. But, it was so hard to choose. I like the ones with charms too!

Thank you for a chance to win.

PS I subscribed to your blog -- I've been dreaming of RVing for a long time. :-)

West Side of Straight said...

What a great craft! I love A14, but also like all the other ones too. Do they fit a bigger wrist? Great give away, thanks, Jo in MN

Snoodles said...

I came here from Mama Spark's world...love the idea of re-purposing these gorgeous vintage pieces! I fell in love with the one labeled C-1. But they are all just lovely - you do awesome work, and are so nice to have a giveaway! Your mom looks so happy to be with the two of you; we maintain two households now, since the hubster's mom is 88 (still lives alone and drives, but we know the day is coming).
Jacque in SC
quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sonia said...

Kenny, I found out about your giveaway through Sweet P Quilting and creations. I will post it on my blog too.

Your jewelry is pretty cool. :)

Have a great week!
Sonia

Lori said...

They are all so lovely! I guess I would choose A2.
Paulette sent me!

Sunnybec said...

They are all so lovely but my favourite is
http://www.etsy.com/listing/63609790/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon?ref=em

Not sure if this is open to international but I am having a go just in case!

Vicki B said...

These are beautiful and they will sell well. The give-away idea is brilliant! I will try to link it to my new blog to give you more exposure. Very hard to pick favorite but the red stone one would fit me perfectly and wins my vote. Thanks for the opportunity.

Deborah in Atlanta said...

They're all lovely. My choice? Item B-18, the Vintage Upcycled Silverplate Spoon Bracelet - Silverware Flatware Jewelry

Diane H said...

Beautiful! Very hard to choose - how about
listing/61629212/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway.

Grandma's Side said...

I like http://www.etsy.com/listing/65028594/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon the best. Although it was a hard choice - I like them all

http://averagequilter.blogspot.com/

Marj said...

Your bracelets are beautiful! I came by from Sweet P's blog. Thanks for a chance to receive a bracelet hand made by you.

grendelskin said...

Lovely spoon bracelets! I like A 13 best.

Delores said...

They are all so beautiful and original - but I would have to go with the Betty Boob Spoons one! So cute!!

Kathy said...

What a novel idea and thanks to Sweet P blogging about your giveaway I get in on the chance to win one of these! My choice would be C-20. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandy said...

I hope your mom is better real soon. There is nothing worse than having a loved one in pain and there is not a whole lot you can do about it. I feel for her.
Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your lovely bracelets. I like this one the best: http://www.etsy.com/listing/63065639/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon

Poppyprint said...

I love your upcycled jewelry!!! For me, I definitely have to vote for Huckleberry Hound! Adorable. Congratulations on your first giveaway!

Barbara said...

What beautiful bracelets! You do wonderful work, and such a great price also. I also had the hardest time choosing just one favorite. It was between A13 and B17, but I think A13 wins my vote!

Janet said...

I love the Davy Crocket bracelet. So original and just my style. Your work is lovely.

Brenda said...

I love A13 but they are all beautiful. What a great give away!

Cindy said...

I love all the spoon bracelets!! Especially A13!! Thanks for the chance to win! Found you through Paulette's blog!!

Christine said...

Wow, your work is absolutely beautiful. I saved your etsy to look at some more.....it's hard to pick one but ,http://www.etsy.com/listing/65447574/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon
is beautiful! Please enter me!
christine

oldecrow said...

You do beautiful work! Your bracelets are sooooo pretty. I would love a chance to win one! I found out about you from Sweet P's blog. It's hard to choose just one....but my favorite is #65028594.
Thanks,
Wanda

Sandy said...

I would love to own any of them....all darling. The Campbell Soup kids really caught my eye though.

Jackie said...

your jewelry is beautiful!!! will need to spend some time looking at all of it!

deserae said...

I love this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/62446404/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon

Leah said...

So beautiful... Love this one... http://www.etsy.com/listing/63675148/vintage-upcycled-silverplate-spoon?ref=em

Marcia Burt said...

I love this jewelry! A friend of mine had made a ring for me using the handle portion of a beautiful spoon. In fact, it looks very similar to the flatware design in A14....which is my favorite piece in your jewelry! It reminds me of the silverware I used while I was growing up, so I guess you could say that bracelet would be considered "comfort" jewelry to me! :)

Maryjo said...

Your jewelry is outstanding! I would love to wear any of your pieces...how could you chose just one? I feel like a kid in a candy shop! B18
peaks my interest...beautiful work!
Mary Jo in Iowa

Levonne said...

Wow! This post really got the attention! Good for you. I'm not a jewelry wearer so I won't participate. I love giving away my creatively made things though. Have fun!

sandy said...

What a great idea to use all those wonderful spoons that some of us collected over the years. They are beautiful pieces of jewelry, I think you should give away "Dennis the Menace" as I think we all remember him.

Sandy
slowery@shaw.ca

Wayne and Roberta said...

What a nice picture of the 3 generations, cherish it.