Saturday, April 12, 2014

Just a few things

Hello everyone!  And a big welcome to all my new followers!  I hope you enjoy my blog!  I  love comments but am very slow to answer.  I do thank all of your who left condolences on the passing of my father in law. He will be missed but I take great comfort knowing he is at peace and out of pain

I received an email from my giveaway winner, Maria in Portugal. She got her package last week and all is well. I was afraid it would take months or get lost so I am greatly relieved.

I spent the last few days taking pictures of all the minis I received from a swap through a wonderful Yahoo group, DreamSwapMiniatures.  Everything was fabulous am I am so very happy! I think the photos turned out well so take a "look see"  The only thing not shown is a block of air dried clay that I'm playing with now.

The greatest thing about this swap is that I can use everything now!  I am working on a companion piece to my Wizard's Tower,  The Apprentice's Shop.  My small offerings were 2 torches and 2 sconces. I should be done with it in a few weeks.  Enjoy this eye candy but some of it some of it may be copyrighted.

A non-miniature request:

 I want to tell you about the March of Dimes March for Babies that is coming up in a few weeks.  My daughter, son in law and grandson ( Sandi, Ryan, and Matthew ) will be participating again as they have for many years.

Matthew came into this world at a terrifying weight of 1 lb, 14 oz.., 25 weeks "old".  There then followed weeks and months of intensive care.  And at  every step of the way, the incredible March of Dimes  was there... with support, help and resources.  Now they are asking for your help.  Please read Matthew's story and make a donation. Here is a link you can use:

Matthew is now a happy, healthy ( and smart! ) soon to be 8 yr. old and is "living" proof that miracles can and do happen.

Thank you..from the bottom of my heart


  1. Hi Diane,
    It looks like it was a very unique and interesting swap. I love all castle minis. Thank you for sharing Matthew's story with us. He sure is a fighter :-) I have twin nieces who were born premature and I am a big supporter of the March of Dimes. It's a wonderful organization.