Saturday, January 11, 2014

Surprise in My Mailbox, and a Surprise in Yours!

An unexpected package arrived on my doorstep this morning, and if you lend me your input on a new project, one could arrive on yours next week too… read on~

My friend Ranae Atchison read of my 'melting dishtowels to the new stovetop' problems, and sent me these hand crocheted COTTON dishtowels, which won't melt when I do something stupid.  What a great surprise it was to receive something so sweet and without a bill attached to it!  
Ranae is a brilliantly talented sculptor, bead maker, silver designer… the list goes on… 

Check out her work here: Ranae Atchison, Artist 

I need your input!     Today's post is not about fused glass, or sgraffito, or painting… but I'll be back to the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge again tomorrow.  Today I'd like to give each of you an opportunity to receive a surprise package in the mail each month for 2014.  

I'm looking for some random input from random folks to help me with a project that is very meaningful.  I can't tell you the details yet, but if you're willing to help by giving me some opinions, I will put you into a drawing to win one of my glass pendants every month for an entire year.  I guarantee you'll be very glad to be a part of this when I tell you what it is!

I would like to move this project into full swing as soon as possible, and will draw the name on January 19, which is just one week and a few moments from right now.   Also, you will get an extra entry for anyone who you direct to my blog that leaves a comment to help with the project.  Doesn't that sound nice?

Here is all you need to do:

Enter your response  in the "Comments Box" at the end of the post.  

Then, on the right side of this post, click on either "follow by email", or "subscribe to posts"

Pretty simple, no?

You will get one entry per response between now and next Sunday, 1/19 at midnight.

Be sure to tell any friends that subscribe to add your name to the end of their comment so that you get credit for their entry as well.

Please refrain from duplicate responses.


Please tell me your pet peeves, complaints, and irritations surrounding the subject of WATER.

I will start.

I hate it when the shower water gets cold before I rinse my hair.

also,  I hate it when I step in water on the floor when I'm wearing socks.


Tell me what you think~  GO!
YEA!!! Thank you Ranae!!


  1. I hate when my water dispenser goes empty and I have to pick up the big 5 gallon and hopefully put it back on before I still water everywhere

  2. I hate How Long I Have To Run Water in The kitchen Before It Is Hot. But In The Bathroom You Can Get Scalded In Seconds!

  3. I just don't like how the lake can calm me down! Lol!

  4. I wish I could have a full bath with really really hot water all the time..I love hot baths!

  5. In the country, we have a well with hard water which is treated by a softener. Still, the water always leaves spots and discoloration on the stainless steel fixtures. Lots of extra work

  6. My kitties insist on going outside in the pouring rain, then immediately wanting to come back in. do they always manage to walk all the way around the floor mat each time so I have tiny paw prints on the floor? Just makes me smile. ;}

  7. I hate it when I turn my watering hose on and the nozzle is stuck in the "on" position and pointed at my face. This has happened more than once.... ugh.

  8. Here's one from my brother... I hate it when snow comes in on my tires and melts all over my garage floor in puddles. Keep them coming!

  9. Premature flushing of automatic toilets! I hate it!😜

  10. I hate seeing lawn sprinklers running when it is raining outside!!! Drives me crazy.


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