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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grandmayellowhairs Magazine First Copy!

                                                                        ART OF MINE

Hello ladies I have been wanting to start something new on my site and Susan of Art of Mine agreed to be the first one to help me with my project.  As most of you know on Mondays I try to highlight other bloggers that have creative blogs where they also sell their works of art. It is a fun way to introduce others to others. Isn't that what in the end this is why blogging is so addictive and fun. So my idea is to introduce other bloggers to you but let them tell you a story. If I had a magazine it would be like the People Magazine but of Real People not actors. (of course if Clint baby wanted an interview my magazine would make a one time exception) Right now I don't have my own magazine but I do have this site where awesome Real people connect with me so in one of my moments of thinking about all of you I thought why wait do it now. Let these precious new friends of yours tell their story. Everyone has a story to tell. I truly believe that and so thank you Susan for being my first friend to tell her story. Enjoy Susan story and my next story comes from a sweet Real blogger lady who has agreed to help me which  is Brenda over a one of our favorite sites Cozy Little House.

Also ladies do not forget about the Ms Ruby's Chocolate Giveaway ending March 4th. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on that post and be a follower. Oh and ladies you are all too funny with the comments about my picture. Never have I been beautiful but I love hearing it. hahaha...and never have I taken a good picture....oh maybe my wedding picture but believe me when I say I am far from beautiful....

My good friend Maggie recently asked me to do something for her. She asked me
if I would write something on her blog, something about myself, a story...Mmm I thought where to start? Well recently I read somewhere that "Your story begins at home",so my friends that is where I will begin. I promise not to bore you too much!!

My name is Susan and I live in a small town in Georgia. I have not always lived here though. I was born in Miami, Fl. many moons ago. I grew up in Denver, Co. and raised a family in New Jersey. I also lived for awhile in Connecticut and also in England for 5 years.

As you can tell I have been around the block...quite a few of them in total.
I am married to a great man and have three grown sons and two grandsons along with
two step sons and one step daughter. My Mom who recently turned 90 years young
also lives with us, and...we have a great cat, his name is Sam, he is middle aged and loves
to nap almost all the time! Don't we all??
I cannot remember a time when I did not want to draw or color/paint or sew.

Being creative is and has always been a burning desire within me.

I believe that God gives everyone a special gift to be shared and I believe that this is mine.
I strongly believe that this creative gene is also passed down through our families.

In doing research on my family's Geneology for over 30 years now I have found a common thread of self expression especially on my fathers side of the family, from drawing, to being an architect, to building beautiful furniture. This creative gene in our family has been passed down now into the sixth generation.

In full circle of telling you a bit about myself, I want you to know that my creative
spirit has brought me here to this chapter in my life. One night while surfing the internet

I was searching for other ladies to connect with who loved creating the same things
as I do, as a result I found all of you here in Blogland and my life since then ( just a few months ago) has changed so much. I have met some of the most creative and talented women. I am struck with awe at your astonishing works of art, not to mention your generosity, kindness of heart and the giving spirit of Love. Time and again I find wonderful women who's art amazes and inspires me. Many a spirit you all have lifted I am sure.... including mine....Thank you!

God Bless you Maggie dear and Thank you for your Loving Heart of Friendship to us all.

Susan in Georgia

Great story Susan and thank you very much.
Sweet Dreams everyone


The French Bear said...

How lovely to meet you, I agree, there are so many great friends out here in blogland!! You started out right with our sweet friend Maggie aka Ms. Pearl, she is so funny and such a good friend. I am looking forward to getting to know you better!!!
Margaret B

Julie Harward said...

What a sweet, gentle lady you are and a really good artist too! I feel the same way about blogging and all the stunning women out there, it's all so much fun! :D

Julie Harward said...

Maggie...I just noticed that you put my GIVE A WAY on your side bar! What an angel you are! :D

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve Maggie ~ So enjoy your write ... it is always interesting to learn more of one that we would not see otherwise. You are a very artistic lady, it is such a joy to visit you.

Have a beautiful day ~
Hugs, Marydon

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Maggie, Dear...What a lovely idea. It was really nice reading Susan's story. I'll slide over to her blog and check out her wares.
Hugs, girlfriend!

Meghan said...

I am not surprised that you have taken the time to share the stories of others! You are such a sweetie, Maggie!

sissie said...

You are so giving of yourself. What a nice way to thank your blogger friends by letting them take center stage on your blog.

I love coming here to visit. You are always inspiring me to do better.


Deb said... nice to meet Susan....great post

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Maggie,

There are those few and far between people in this world that you meet and instantly love them. You are one of those rare people to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me with open heart and love. Gee I feel like I have been published or something.
Have a Goodnight Maggie. Thank you and Love you...Susan

Nezzy said...

It's always great to meet another blogsister. Nothin' like spreading the love, baby. Great read Maggie and I'm poppin' over to check out Art of Mine right now. Thanks!!!

God bless your day!!!

farmlady said...

I like the idea of yours.., telling others about blogs they might like. That really helps new people that are struggling to get some readership. Very nice of you, sweetie. My goat boys are giving you a high five with hoof.
I will check out Art Of Mine right after I hit 'post comment'.

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Hi Susan!! It's wonderful to meet you. I feel the very same way about blogging. I have met the most wonderful, and talented ladies in blogland. I never tire of seeing the marvelous things that they create. Blessings to you! I am heading on over to your blog now. Hugs~Sharon
P.S. Hi Maggie!!! You really ARE beautiful, ya know!

June said...

This is such a great post, I loved getting to know Susan better through this.
Thanks Maggie for sharing Susan with us.

jojo said...

Hello Sweet Maggie,
this is just a wonderful idea. I hope to be part of it one of these days when I find the nerve, I just hate talking about myself. Makes me wonder why I have a blog!! I am going to head over to Susans and say hello, you have a good night. later..;p

Frenchy chick said...

I like to talk about others too. Spread a little bit of love and make peoples day more happy. Love it. Love the lady's story too :)

Garden of Egan said...

That was so awesome! I love her style of writing. Now I'm off to visit her blog.
You are a sweet woman, I hope ya know that!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Maggie, what a sweet idea! YOU would have thought of that being as nice as you are. I think you are tops.
p.s. how's work going? How's the young man & your cell mates? Anything new?

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I am at work right now but had to take a moment to thank you all for stopping by and loving my new adventure on here and Susan. Isn't she great.
Just told my Captain look I have to use your computer because I have to check on my friends this morning and now I will have to tell him. Yep they are something else because they never let me down. What a great group of friends you guys are. Love ya more than chocolate
Now I have two to book in and it is only 5:30

Libbie said...

NIce to meet you! Maggie you sure do have a gift of connecting people! I should check out her blog when I have a little more time. I will try when I get home this afternoon! Have a good day girls!

Kissed by an Angel said...

Thank you Susan for sharing your story!!! Thank you Maggie for asking Susan to!! Remember realy beauty is on the inside - you are beautiful!! Oh and you aren't bad looking either!!!

Linda said...

Hi Maggie- I've really enjoyed reading Susan's story and getting to find your blog! Thanks so much for stopping by mine and becoming a follower! I'm looking forward to reading more of yours, too!

Terry said...

Howdy Maggie
Wow this was a truly an amazing post .
Maggie You simply rock blogland !
You are a wonderful blogger and we are all so blessed to know you and all those you introduce us to .
By the way I am still alive and kicking just been a little bit crazy in real life with my Mom etc...
Big Hugs coming your way !
Love from a blogging sista !
Take care
Happy Trails

Mimi Sue said...

So nice to get to know you better. Mimi

Jacque said...

Good Morning Maggie..

What a great idea you have for YOUR magazine! I know that you will introduce us to some great people. I am happy to meet Susan and am heading over to her place to see and hear more!

Have a great weekend!

Necel said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and saying hello. You are very sweet to do so. I am new to blogging so comments are very exciting and followers just make my day.

Necel from the Old House in Texas

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Just stopping by to thank you for visiting me on my SITS day and leaving me some blog love! (I'm just getting around to sifting through the many sweet comments I received that day and love it when a familiar face/name pops up! Everyone was so sweet and I really enjoyed the day!


bikim said...

DEAR MAGGIE, FOUND YOUR BLOG through cindy's and find it charming!
Are you still hosting temptation monday?! If yes, i would like to take part on it! is that possible?! What do i need to do?!
happy wk,

PEA said...

How wonderful to meet Susan and learn about her. Such a great idea to have bloggers tell their story on here. I'm always in awe of the friendships made through this blogging world of ours and I for one feel so blessed to have met so many fabulous women who have completely enriched my life:-) xoxo

Charlene said...

Maggie, what a great idea! And I enjoyed meeting Susan. Hope you have a wonderful week! Charlene

Duchess of Tea said...

What a wonderful idea darling, I am on my way to meet Susan.

Love & Hugs

Vicki said...

Just catching up on blogs...
Love your ideas Maggie, you're such a sweetie!
I'll go meet Susan also. Hope things have calmed down a bit in your life...give Christi hugs...

Mila said...

Hi Maggie and thank you so much for stopping by and sweet note :)
I just reading Susan's story..I love her and her story :))
Greetings from Italy :)
Mila :)

Charlene said...

If you are near Houston I would love to hook up with you! Leave me your email/phone #on my email. & let's see if we can make that happen. Vendor night is Friday night & it is open to the public. I think it is $5 to get in but, check that out. Click on the ADORN ME button on my sidebar & go to events. It will give you a schedule & the hotel name & location. HUGS! Charlene

Meg said...

Maggie, I love that name, being a Margaret only two people in my life have called me that, both of them well loved. I loved reading about Susan and stayed awhile on your blog. I totally agree with you, blog ladies are the best. Started blogging almost one year ago to get a diversion from my pain and it has become a wonderful source of friendship and fun. God Bless You for working so hard to connect people. It is a challenge for sure. Truly Meg

Sea Witch said...

Hello Mags. Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know about the chocolate giveaway. I immediately signed up for that tasty prize. Always enjoy hearing from you. Blessings. Sea Witch

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Maggie! You are such a sweetie and what a great idea to showcase other bloggers. Enjoyed reading Susan's story and will be checking in on her soon. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

What a sweet idea! It's always nice to read stories of "real people!"

Blessings, Grace

jennifer said...

Isn't it wonderful to see that we have a heritage of creativity?

I hope you have a fabulous week!

Sharon said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. I truly have enjoyed meeting such sweet friends out in blogland.
I enjoyed reading the story about you.