Sunday, May 2, 2010

Mosaic Monday...

Hi everyone and Happy Mosaic Monday to you. I still haven't felt like myself yet so I haven't been posting again all this week. I hope that yous are doing good! I made some mosaics for everyone to see today and I have a wonderful and very touching story behind some of them.
As yous all know I have bad kidneys and I'm in and out of the hospital more then I'm home with surgeries, infections, kidney failure, stones and the list goes on and on. Well, back in October I had become very ill (even though I've been sick all of my life) and am still fighting to get well and my dear friend, Beth from Bellesanbeaus Crafts had made arrangements with some friends and my Church to have a card go around the world and be signed from friends as far away as England, Canada, Netherlands and then all throughout the US! Then Beth had spoke to a good friend of mine from my Church, Jean Bly and she got together with my friends there and a wonderful woman made me a gorgeous card and they all signed it for me to. I've had such a wonderful response from everyone, people I know and don't know, people I've only spoke to on the computer and friends and family alike. I have to say that I'm so touched by everyone for all your prayers, love, gifts, cards...I'm speechless except to say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! I love all of yous...thank you! A very special thank you to you, Beth for thinking of me and doing all of this for me...I love you Sis!
So, here's the card that went all around the world:


Here's the card not in a mosaic:


Then here's the card that I had received from my Church:


Now for the beautiful card not made in the mosaic form:

Again, I want to thank all of you from the very bottom of my heart, yous don't know how much this means to me!
Also on this Mosaic Monday I want to share this mosaic picture of my wonderful, loving and so precious family:

I really enjoy making the mosaic pictures and then looking at all the wonderful mosaic pictures that everyone makes every week. But it's all thanks to Mary, at Little Red House. So, a big thank you to Mary for hosting this event! Also, if you would be so kind to visit Mary she'd love to have you, and while you're there to look at all the other mosaic pictures our friends here in Blogland have made, there's some beautiful and fascinating ones to for you to see!
Thanks so much for stopping in today and I hope that you have a beadiful day! So...until the next time, Bead Happy!
Hugs and happy beading...
Bobbi

50 comments:

Dishesdone said...

Very touching post, and I hope you are doing well, you have great support and wonderful friends! Your mosaics are very special!

Debbie said...

Bobbi I am sorry to hear your have been so ill with your kidneys. My Mom was born with three kidneys and now she has one and half...she had major surgery when she was just 11 years old....I can't imagine what you go through. How very touching that she did that for you, you made and incredible mosaic tutorial for us all to enjoy. Thank you so much, and feel better soon.

Snap said...

Bobbi,

What a beautiful and touching post. People are wonderful, aren't they?!!! Wishing you well.

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, this brought a tear to my eye. What a beautiful post! Thanks so much for sharing at MM, and I hope you are doing well. :)

Jeanne said...

Bobbi you're clearly a very special woman to have such a warm and loving extended 'family'. I'm so sorry about your health issues but it certainly hasn't stopped your creativity and obvious zest for living and loving. Beautiful mosaics!

LDH said...

The mosaic is beautiful filled with photos of a happy, loving family!

Since I am so new to your blog, I did not know of the illnesses you have had for so long. This was a precious post of the cards from those who know you and care about you.

I notice in your profile that you are from Parma, Ohio. When we were first married my husband and I mover to Middleburg Heights and lived there for two years. Our oldest child was born in Southwest General Hospital. We became born-again Christians there as well. We have fond memories of our time there.

Prayers and best wishes to you!
Kindly, ldh

tales from an oc cottage said...

What a precious card!
Feel better!!!


m ^..^

Bellesanbeaus said...

You are such a brat!!! You made me cry and you know how I hate to cry!!!! I guess its pay back from all the times i made you laugh and made your soda come about thru your nose!!! lol.you will always be my sister, my bestest friend, my sounding board,one of my biggest fans and my room-mate-to-be at the old folks home where we will merrily bead all day, drink our prune juice and run the "youngins" over with our wheelchairs. I love you Sis...big hugs Beth

Meri said...

Prayers and blessings!

Shelia said...

Hi Bobbi! Oh, bless your heart - I'm so sorry to hear you have these problems. But I can see you are loved by these beautiful cards! Your mosaics are so lovely and I'm glad to be getting to know you. I'll be praying for you, Bobbi!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful thing for Beth and your friends to do for you --the card and sentiment inside are very touching and beautiful! Your mosaics were very pretty!

I hope you feel stronger soon, Bobbi!

Happy Mosaic Monday!

♥ Pat

Naturegirl said...

Yes Bobbi I have found too that there is much love for fellow bloggers when the going gets tough for one of us. I recently recovered from my second cancer diagnosis in 6 years and the blogging community lifted my spirits and encouraged me while I was on my own healing journey..and now I'm fully recoverd!
I am so pleased to see these cards and words of encouragement and many prayers were sent your way!
Sending you healing light and prayers from me to you! hugs anna xo

Mary Lou said...

Bobbi, thanks for your comment on my iris mosaic. I'm so sorry you've been so sick. I will pray for you right now.
I love the card seen round the world. That is a wonderful thing to see.
Thanks for sharing.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

I am sorry to hear you aren't feeling well...you will be in my prayer.Great idea to make a mosaic of your cards to share...and the one of your family is lovely.God Bless Trish

xinex said...

I am so sorry you are not well, Bobbi. I hope you get better and better everyday. Aren't bloggers just wonderful? How nice that someone started that card for you. Love your mosaics!....Christine

Kamini said...

Bobbi...that was a beautiful and touching mosaic. And even tho I didn't get to sign that card, here is wishing you a speedy recovery from India! Take care!

Me said...

sorry to hear your illness...
I´m new in her and just starting to read your blog...
I like you post specially the thought´s...


Take care

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful post and it is so wonderful people from around the world were signing your card. Your mosaic is wonderful and I wish you good health and feel better soon.

GrandmaK said...

Well these mosaics are very nice. How truly blessed you are! Wishing you well and a continuing recovery! Thank YOU for you lovely note and visit! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

A clever use of your wonderful cards from wonderful friends. Our prayers go out to you. Valerie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I know from a good friend what kidney problems are like. I am so sorry and am sending you healthy wishes! What beautiful thoughts and cards from your friends and church.

DawnTreader said...

Lovely cards and pictures/mosaics. Thanks for visiting my blog, and I send you my "well-wishes" too.

Shelle said...

How, precious. I'm sorry to hear of your illness, but it's so nice that you have so many friends and family for support. I hope today is a good day.

Laurie said...

This is such a lovely post, Bobbi. The cards you shared in your mosaics are precious gifts, as is your family.

My prayers and friendship are with you,
Laurie

Sarah said...

Hey Bobbi, good to hear from you! A lovely and thoughtful post as always. My beloved late Nana always said that "you get what you give in this life" and it's no surprise to me even on our short online acquaitance that you should get such thoughtfulness and care from your friends as that is what you give to all of us!

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

A very touching post. You have such a loving and awesome support system. Both are lovely cards and all their sentiments make them even more so. Wishing you well and hoping you feel better soon.
*hugs*deb

32˙North said...

Hi Bobbi,

I hope you'll be feeling better soon. It really is a credit to you for keeping such an upbeat attitude and being so generous with your creativity - wishing you all the best!

Amanda

luna said...

What a beautiful and touching post.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your cards and mosaics are very pretty. I am very sorry you are having to deal with kidney problems. Sure hope you start feeling better soon. Take care.

violetlady said...

Thank you for sharing the touching cards you received. I hope you feel better each day.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh Bobbi -- I am hoping that by now you are feeling a little better; I'm so sorry to hear of your health issues.

But how blessed to have such wonderful friends to do something as sweet as organize that round-robin card signing for you. How sweet!

You have my very best wishes for improved health!
Cass

Hélène Glehen said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments.
I hope your health will be improving as soon as possible.

shirley said...

I hope you are doing well - such loving support from your friends is priceless.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Bobbi,

First I love the name of your blog! Too cool. :0)

And I love, love the idea of the card traveling around the world and coming home to you. I think that is one of many things I love about blogland is the chance to talk to people from all over the world.

I love your mosaics...how do you get the whole image to show through all the different tiny pieces of the mosaics?...I have a bunch of templates but none [that I know of] that allow me to do that..I really like the look.

Seems like I saw a tutorial for that but for the life of me I can't remember where??

Thanks for visiting me and do come by anytime!

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

cheeky curves said...

You have a very special friend, but it can only so if the other person is also special, wishing you well

The Gathering Place said...

Bobbi,
Thank you for your nice comments on my blog. I enjoyed your mosaic of the cards. What a thoughtful thing for a good friend to do! I hope your kidneys will cooperate for a while. It is hard being ill. Good luck and thanks again for stopping by.
JoAnn

Sheila said...

Bobbi - Thanks for sharing your story. I am new to blogging and already hooked. I've noticed that you comment on a lot of blogs and you have such kind words to say to people. I'm glad to hear that you have such supportive friends and a very loving family. Your blog and beautiful beadwork must help to pass the time while you are in hospital. Wishing you better days ahead. Sunshine Always - Sheila

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

What a touching story! Your mosaic is a keepsake too! God Bless You and keep you in the palms of his hands. †Joan

Cyndi L said...

Oh those dear dear dear people!! I am always uplifted when I hear stories like this. Blessing on you always ~

xoxo
Cyndi

EG Wow said...

Wonderful mosaic! You sound like you are feeling a little better!

Clair said...

Bobbi! So, so pleased to find you through Tackle That Bead Stash - and thanks also for the 'follow'. Absolutely amazed by your beadwork - such vision and such patience!

Hoping that you're well :)

Clair said...

Hi Bobbi. I believe you're not doing so well at the moment. Hoping that you're back home again soon x

Liz said...

Hey Bobbi! So sorry to hear that you're in hospital right now. Sending you huge hugs and wishing you a speedy recovery :)

Liz x

Kitty Ballistic said...

Bobbi, I'm sorry you're not feeling well and are in hospital. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Kitty x

Kirsty.a said...

Get well soon

LDWatkins said...

Dear Bobbi, You are always on my mind, in my heart, and in my prayers when I pray for your healing. Keep the faith, dear friend. Even though I've not been around much lately, I certainly have not forgotten you. Love you,Lynda

25BAR said...

one of the better MMs.

Beadwright said...

Bobbi sorry this is so late. I hope you are feeling better. The mosaics are an inspiration.
My love dear friend
Nicole/Beadwright

The Shiny Pebble said...

wow, very creative!

EG Wow said...

I hope you are doing well and will feel tiptop soon. What a great family you have!