Monday, November 02, 2009

Another Give-away and Lily's hips

You could win this!

Let get started with the Give-away! I want to kick of 1 special persons holiday shopping or you could just keep it for yourself!

The beautiful necklace was made by my friend, SoVeryCharming. This is a wonderful example of up-cycling. The 18in glass beaded chain was a thrift store find. The frame pendent was part of another broken necklace. She added a lovely picture of two angels to the frame. The pendent also has an angel cut out on the back. The necklace will come boxed and ready to give!

Here are the rules:

You will get one entry for each of the following things, do them all or just one!
Follow my blog
Visit her shop and heart it.
Visit her shop and link me your fav item.
Visit my shop and heart it.
Visit my shop and link me your fav item.
Follow me on TwitterFollow me on Plurk
If you make a purchase from either shop you will get 5 extra entries!

Please leave a comment on the blog and let me know what you do!

The give-away is open to everyone and will end Monday Nov 9th at 12:00am est.

Lily's hip update.

Well we went in for her 1 year check up on her hips. A little background for any new readers. My youngest Lily was diagnosed with hip dysplasia a day after birth, so almost a year now. She was harnessed for the better part of 5ish months off and on. The harnesses was not my friend. Well at her last appointment we were given the all clear and that her hips are "normal". I was so happy to be done with it! Well, we went in this morning and now 1 of her hips are normal the other is not. There is something called a Acetabular Index, her right hip is at 25%, normal for her age, her left hip is at 35%, Moderately Pathological. Really I have no clue what this means all I do know is they now want us to see a surgeon now. I very likely will refuse any more treatment because the changes of her having to go through many surgeries and months and months of wearing a cast from her belly to her toes is very high. Also the surgeries may do nothing or make it worse. But anyway.....


KeriAnne said...

Following your blog and hearted her shop! That necklace is lovely!

sheabalina said...

What a lovely necklace!

Following your blog.
Hearted your shop.
Hearted her shop.
Following you on twitter too :)

Meg Weaver said...


Something to think about with Lily's hips - I worked with a woman who had this condition. When she was a baby they either didn't check or didn't treat her for the condition. By the time she was in her mid-30s, the condition had caused extreme arthritis in her hips and she could hardly walk long enough to go grocery shopping. She wound up having the surgery as an adult and spent months in a wheelchair and then on crutches. She had to take 3 months off of work. After the whole experience, she said she wished it had happened when she was tiny as she wouldn't remember it and it would have been much easier to recover from. Good luck with it no matter what you decide!

The necklace is lovely, by the way, but please don't enter me into the drawing.

Jean said...

Hi Merlin!

I hearted her shop. Here's a link to my fave item there:
Vintage Key Charm Necklace

Also hearted your shop and my fave item of yours:
Handspun Sock Yarn Braineaters

I'm following you on Twitter, already a plurk pal, but can't figure out how to follow your blog. Help!

Hope I win!

merlinthecat said...

Jean, You can follow by clicking Follow way at the top in the blogger tool bar...I don't know how to get one of those fancy follower boxes like other blogs have :)

JuliaS said...

Follow blog - check!
Heart her shop - check!
Link fave item her shop - check!
Golden Hooty Owl
Heart your shop (mjschuck) - check!
Link fave item your shop - check!
Carnation A Necklace
Following on Twitter (squeakersquid) - check!

(Would it matter if I told you my bday is this month?? :0)

I cook, sew, crochet a little, knit a little, make jewelry, fix whatever needs fixin' and chase after 6 kids.

I enjoyed visiting your shop (love the owl and the pumpkins in a row too!) and seeing your refashions. :0) Gentle good wishes for you and especially your sweet Lily.

erin, maker of chimes said...

hearted your shop

erin, maker of chimes said...

hearted her shop