Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day to all.

Well I am home again.That is a quick shot pre op.I really wasnt in the mood for much afterwards LOL.
It has been a healing time and I have been buoyed up by the Light,Love,Care and Support from all around the world.
Today has really been the first day I have been out of bed very much and that I finally feel part way normal again.
My artery is repaired and is now in perfect working order.My hand has its blood supply back again and is pink and warm and all the sad, sorry parts are healed.
For those who dont know, I also had a spinal tap last week that was a nightmare in the making.The Dr missed twice and then the one who came after who managed to get into the area she needed to, didnt reduce the pressure.I had to have another tap the next day to remedy that.After 4 needles into my spine in 12 hours my back was so so sore.In fact after having to lie flat on my back for the best part of 18 hours my kidneys were protesting.I wont be going back to see that Dr nor go into that hospital again.

So onto new and better things for the year.

I am celebrating being here and it is because of the generosity of so many and the support of so many that I am able to do this.

Today is the big draw day. Happy Valentines to all and a very Lucky Chinese New Year to you as well.

There are so many many wonderful people who helped in so many ways and I wasnt able to thank everyone in in person.Please know I didnt over look you.You are in my heart as well.
I spent the day preparing to do this draw.We had a total of 1602 entries.This was with anonymous donations as well as sales and registered donations on the Pledgie page. I really wanted to send some token of my appreciation to everyone but that is impossible.
So for the next 3 months we will be having coupons in Artfire and on the Web site to give a discount to everyone who helped and donated. The codes will be given tomorrow as right now I want to use the rest of this post to announce the winners.

A very Special Thank You to Brenda Roberts and Family for hosting the Have a Heart For Tanya page.It was a great way to bring people together.
Huge Thanks also go to Marjorie,Cleo,Ingrid and Jutta and everyone else for putting the word out in places I would not have reached otherwise.

And Now for that moment......

Drum Roll Please......

The $250 certificate Prize goes to K. Trost.
$100 certificate prize goes to L.Hadberg
$100certificate prize goes to N. Koyama
$50 certificate prize goes to S. Orr.
I will email you later today as well.

All prize certificates can be redeemed for goods to the value in any of my stores and any area of my stores or by special order request.Please email me when you are ready to spend your prize.

I will email the winners of the 10 pairs of earrings to get your choice of stone you wish to have included in the design I have made.These are collectors items and are a small token of my appreciation for your support and generosity.

Once again I thank you so much and now look forward to sharing the rest of the year and have lots of exciting things planned we can share and work on together.I am looking forward to working with more of you to give back to the community at large.Tutorials are something I am looking to produce as well.So exciting.

Will be back again soon..

Light and Love to all


  1. Applause to the lucky winners! They will sure have a hard time chosing from all the lovelies you offer on your shops!
    And hooray on your successful surgery... so sorry to hear about the spinal tap incidence. Horrible! feel better, dear, and get well soon! Hugs & A Happy Happy Valentine from

  2. So glad you're on the mend...go gently.

  3. Fantastic News that you are healing...we wish you well

  4. glad you are better, does not sound like any fun at all, happy CNY to you and feel better soon.

  5. Healing thoughts for your recovery. The universe is an awesome place isn't it!??!!

  6. I hate those spinal taps! My worst one took three thumps and I was in misery.

    I am so so so glad you are in the pink!

  7. Tanya - I am so happy to hear you are better - we will be Twittering together soon!


  8. Very happy to hear the op was a success and that you are feeling much better. :)