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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gina at Cat Nap Inn Primitives Blogazine Story!

Hello Everyone!! Maggie has asked me for quite sometime to share my story and I kept telling her I didn’t know what to write or that it would be boring…so she twisted my arm again and I am going to give this a shot..I hope I don’t put too many of you asleep..J

I was born and raised in West Valley City Utah, with 2 brothers and 2 sisters, I am the Jan Brady of Sisters..I was a kid born in the 60’s (and wish I remembered it better)..sometimes I feel like I should have been born in the 40’s or a hundred years earlier..I am the only one in my family that loves the primitive/country antique look..I love to decorate and tweek as they say.;) my mom used to change around the living room on a monthly basis and it was always my most favorite room in the house..I suppose some of that rubbed off on me..J

I went to beauty college and had a wonderful time and loved the experience..but met and married my hubby in 85 and traveled all over the world with the Navy..we lived in Naples Italy for 3 years and traveled to Scotland, Ireland (my Fav), Germany, and London, I lived in Orlando Florida for a month, Groten Conneticut for 3 months and then we moved to our current place of residence in Washington State. Been here for 24 years and love it here..We have 7 cats and one dog and we love them dearly..I love to Garden and see all the pretty things growing..

I started sewing as a kid but wasn’t really that into and hated home Ec in school..but a friend taught me how to make one of those fluffy bunnys(80’s) and I was hooked..I have been sewing regularly now for about 24 years and about 2-1/2 years ago discovered machine embroidery!! I am hooked!! I love to incorporate it into my primitive sewing and doll making…I just opened an etsy site and I am having a wonderful time..I have also done ebay when it first opened..I have met so many wonderful folks through blogging and its been 2 years since I started this wonderful journey and I love all the creativity and goodness of all of you out there..I do swaps and oh the treasures I have been given..I love to give to others..but it is always nice to receive as stop by my blog and say hi..  and you can see my items for sale here:

Thank you Maggie for letting me share a little piece of me…Hey are you all still awake?
Yes Gina we are still awake and thank you for doing your story. I always appreciate it when someone does this for me. So if any of you have a story to tell please email it to me or I may have to twist your arm as Gina says I did to her. Margaret from French Bear has sent me hers and you will enjoy reading her story.
Even if you have already told a story your still welcome to tell another one. These stories can be about anything not just about yourselves even though we all love to read about our fellow friends out here. So send your story to
Tinkerbell slapped me awake about 5am this morning to be fed and I could not believe it but I actually got out of bed without moaning and groaning. I actually found myself humming a tune while I poured her breakfast in her bowl. Usually I am fussing because waking up was just a reminder of the day ahead of me in my pain. So hopefully after all your prayers I may be on the road to recovery. I am back to bed now don't want to push it too soon.
Thanks again for all your get well wishes they have gotten me through this period and when I am better I will share some of my crazy experiences in bed. hahahaha
Love to all


Bina said...

Great story...glad she shared it!!

Nice to see you following at my place...always so glad to make new friends!!!

Dan said...


I loved reading about Gina! She did a great job and I love visiting her blog!

I am so glad that you are feeling a little better. I am confident that it will not be long and you will be completely better.

Take care and don't push yourself too hard!


Garden of Egan said...

I loved your guest poster. She shows it's never too late or we are never too old to learn a new trick.

Uh, I'm not sure I want to know what crazy experiences you might be having in bed least have fun!

From the Kitchen said...

Maggie: I'd be honored to do a post for you. What a wonderful idea you had. I want to read all the articles and will let you know what I decide to write about soon. For now, I have to stop "visiting" my friends in the Land of Blog and do something productive. I have a 5 p.m. meeting with the library architects (I'm a trustee) to see the plans for our new library (that is if the good folks in my town don't remonstrate against it) which is much needed.


Angela said...

Thanks Maggie for blessing us with meeting other bloggers..Gina is one that I have already known, BUT like you stated, she didn't put me to sleep, AND I learned SO much more about her. I loved this post!

Sue said...

We're keeping the prayers coming, and I'm off to check out Gina's blog!


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh what a great story! I heading that way now! Thank you Maggie!


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Thank you Maggie for "spotlighting" me are a wonderful gal and I am so glad that you had little or no pain feeding your kitty this morning..I hope this means you are feeling better..I have had you in prayers..:) take care and as my mama always says: if you can't be careful at least be its my favorite line now.:)

Karen Whittal said...

Great to hear you are feeling a little less pain, will continue to keep you on our prayer chain, I believe anyone can tell there story.......... it just needs to come from their heart......... for themselves......... Blessings Karen

Gerry said...

Gina, thanks for your bio. Always nice to meet someone new. I'll drop by as soon a I tell Maggie how happy I am to hear this morning began on a positive note.
Maggie, please know that we're ALL pulling for your speedy recovery.
Hugs & ♥♥♥s,

Anonymous said...

Hi, sweet Maggie,

I enjoyed reading Gina's story.

Oh, how good it sounds to read that you were singing a tune and came out of that bed with less pain. Will keep right on sending up prayers for you sweet lady. Hope very soon to hear you are dancing.


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Good News, Maggie!!! I'm soooo glad to hear your day started out with you feeling well enough to be humming! God does answer prayers. Now...for continued healing. I'll be heading over to Gina's site to learn more about her.

Gayle said...

Gina & I have visited via email a few times now - We're hoping to meet up in person sometime when she comes back to visit family here in Utah!

Firecrackerkid said...

Hi Maggie, I've not been a good girl at visiting my blogger friends as of late, but that's a story in itself. I'm sorry to hear that you're down and out darlin' and sure hope for not much longer. I'm sending well wishes your way;)
I enjoyed Gina's lil tale there. She's a good gal, she was born in the 60's like me! LOL. It's good to hear you have friends helpin' you out. So you take care now and I'll come visit you more often. (((Hugs)))

yaya said...

I'll stop by Gina's blog..I love finding new sites and new friends. So glad you're feeling better and hopefully you'll be up and around before the summer ends! Her story was fun to read and I bet her stories of her travels would be great too!

Ivanhoe said...

Hello Gina! Great story, did not put me to sleep at all :)
Good to hear you feel better, Maggie! Keep the better feeling days coming :)

myletterstoemily said...

i really enjoyed gina's story. thank you, gina!

i'm so glad you're feeling so much better.
woo hoo!!!

Debby said...

Hi Gina. I will check out your blog here soon. You sound like a fun person.
Maggie, that is a bit of good news. I am so excited that you had a little brightness. I am going to send you an email tomorrow I hope. A crazy week. Lots of praying going on. God is good. I am exhausted. Keep feeling better. ((((HUGS))))

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! It's so hard to lie still when you are accustomed to being an active person. Tinkerbell is a she-devil.
A friend was house-sitting for me once, when she became ill. She was so touched and told me; 'All the animals came in the bedroom with me. The cats all got on the bed and the dogs on the floor next to me. It was so sweet!'
It wasn't sweet, I told her, they were waiting for her to die, so they could eat her!
That Tinkerbell bears watching!

The French Bear said...

Maggie, that is such a nice post from Gina, I will have to head on over to her blog and get to know her better. Thanks for being such a doll and please get some rest.....I want you back full strength!!!!
We really do love you girl!!!
Margaret B

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Gina it does not sound like you put anyone to sleep. lol
I jinxed myself by telling you all about yesterday morning because I was up all night with the same horrible pains so eating toast now so I can take for the first time a double dose of something and going to bed.
Boy oh boy is this a disappointment but I guess his way of telling me not to rush it.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Loved Gina's story.

Glad you're feeling a little better. I think my shoulder is finally healing a little (after almost two months!).


RMW (another yellow haired grandma)

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Maggie,

I loved Gina's story. She sound like a lovely person and lots of fun to be with!! I will go over and visit now.

Maggie dear thinking of you all day!! Praying for you and will talk to ya later girlfriend!!

Healing Blessings to you,


NitWit1 said...

WOW I am looking forward to the blogs from bed maybe from both your alter egos. HAH HAH HAH

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Maggie:
#1 I am sad that you are in dire pain. I know what you are talking about. I am still trying to recuperate from my 2nd spine surgery on February 26th : ( Do you have to have any surgeries, yet?
Well, dearie, I am kind of back and would like you to come by or e-mail me and say hi.
I had Vicodin prescribed at the hospital and they were not strong enough and then I had Norco; a stronger version and I did take them while in the hospital. I have NOT taken 1 pain pill since I was discharged. Yes, I am in constant pain yet I am scared of the other picture if I take them. I use Turmeric, ginger (tea and in cooking) and fresh pineapple as all 3 are full of anti-inflammatory enzymes. Dear sweet Maggie I am hoping you are feeling better and you can see relief from the pain!!!
love & peace

Cherrie said...

Thanks for another great story!
I hope you are feeling better!

Libbie said...

That was fun top meet another of your friends!!! YOu have wayy too many :) Girl you are popular!

Kate had her last game tonight & I was wishing you were there with me! Annie & I could have used some good company in the stands. She did awesome tonight!

I better get to bed but I wanted to say hi!

The White Farmhouse said...

Glad to hear that you are hopefully doing better. Now as for the strange bed stories I think I am afraid. That in itself sounded a little odd.

Julie Harward said...

Hey Maggie....hi there, thanks for your visit...and yes, don't push it...just get well...sooner than later huh! All good thoughts to you sweet lady (and Mrs. Pearl too!) LOL

Obee Designs said...

Hello to the Divine Miss M~
Hey girl, it was soooo nice to hear from you. I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I can't wait for you to return to that 'ol frisky self of yours...we miss you. I'm sure you wish you felt as good as new too. I am sending my well wishes to you and hope you have a speedy recovery, but honestly girl DON'T push it or you will be at square one again.
You made my night with your visit. When you're feeling up to it stop by again soon. Hopefully you won't need pain killers much longer :)
Take it easy Ms. M!!

BTW, loved your blogazine guest, Gina, she sounds like a sweetie. I will have to go pop over and see her Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing her story with us. Gee, I managed to stay awake while reading it too....hehe...JK

Kissed by an Angel said...

Thank you for sharing your story Gina!! It is lovely!
Dear Maggie, I am so pleased that you are a little improved!! Lets hope it continues!

kanishk said...

She did a great job and I love visiting her blog!
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Beedeebabee said...

Hi Maggie! I loved reading about Gina...she did a great job! I'm going to hop on over for a little visit...I'm so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you're all better very soon...You asked about my bloggy buttons. The gal who did my blog design made them. You are more than welcome to copy and paste them if you like. Feel better honey. xo Paulette