Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Giveaway pics and an explanation

Found batteries for the camera here is the shirt and fat quarters picture. The pincushion and thread ends pan are for background.

I have to explain the whole Lucky Duck thing.  Once my chemo treatments were over I had a feeling inside me that I needed to find my dreams and as I always said "Just live".  I started checking off 'the list' in my head of things I always wanted to do but illness and shyness(I am very!) prevented me from doing.

First on the list was kayaking.  I had longed for a kayak for years!  I had researched them endlessly-its a thing I do, probably why I just finished my masters in library science.  The summer of 2007 I did endless trips to make up for the previous years of illness and no energy.  I tried kayaking in Beaufort, NC.  I LOVED IT!!!

Next came persuading Mom, Dad, and my sister Kelly to buy me one for Christmas, birthday etc.  I have loved it ever since.  But the duck part comes in on one of my first paddles in the lake where mom and dad live.  I found this dirty abandoned rubber duck floating in the lake.  I thought to myself as I fished it from the lake-"you really are a lucky duck I found you".  That was it.  Now that old rubber duck is the hood ornament on my kayak.  I take my kayak many places including my favorite lake in Canada.

 Rubber ducks became a symbol of my and the next chapter in my life.  I was the lucky duck and I needed to follow my dreams.  I started a Relay for Life team called the Lucky Ducks.  So full filling large dreams-setting up my quilt studio and small-singing karaoke, I am trying to "Just Live!!!" 

Thanks for entering my giveaway, make sure you comment on my previous post to do so.

PS Here is another giveaway, this one for scraps at The Child's Paper

Keep dreaming...Colleen aka 'butterflygirl'


Jen said...

I love that story! Stop researching what you want to do and just do out and do it! I need to do some of that myself.

Isn't kayaking fun? Makes you feel like you are really living, fresh air, wind in your hair, using muscles and being healthy and fit.

Thanks for sharing that wonderful story!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

How fun is that!! I love your ducky hood ornament.

WoolenSails said...

I love kayaking, it is fun, relaxing and great exercise.
I have a cross over, so I can go in small inlets and play in the waves, nothing like paddling on water to rejuvenate the spirit.


D@isy said...

Hope you're better every day.

Beautiful duck luck.

Joanne Lendaro said...

What a great post!! Love your attitude!

Mica said...

thank you for blogging about my fabric scrappy give away. And Congrats on your last chemo session. blessings to you.... Mica/The Child's Paper