Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Hello everyone. Thank you for all your kind comments and concern last week. Hope Julia doesn't mind me starting with news of the baby.
He has suffered some kidney damage - some of the tissue had died as it was starved of oxygen but his liver and heart now seem to be ok. He had to have a transfusion of platelets as his count was low. The MRI scan shows some brain damage on the right hand side but it will be some time until they know what the impact of that is. BUT the good news is I heard from my brother about an hour ago and they are discharging him so my nephew and his fiancee can take him home - hurray - that is such good news. He is two weeks old today and this time a fortnight ago he was not expected to make it - such a little fighter. We are so pleased. Thank you for all the kind words, wishes and prayers.

So to my desk/aka dining table - not a lot happening there I have tidied up a lot and for the moment no crafting as we get ready for Easter and the wedding.

  A book about basics of crochet that thought someone might find useful

Some mankey looking sponges :-) at the back are Easter decorations in the box and on the right the start of preps for my All Day Class

Another of the cards I made with my class.

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I will visit all who visit me - where possible - there are some that I can't but I do read your blog if you visit, also all who end in same number as me and as many others as I can.

on Saturday I went to a Sugar Craft Demonstration. The person demonstrating is named Alan Dunn and his work is fabulous. He is very entertaining as well - it was relaxing and good therapy.
Some of his work

Saturday evening we went out for dinner with our younger son and his family- an early birthday celebration as they will be away on my birthday - going to Portugal, as will my eldest son and family. who are off to Florida. Needless to say I am slightly concerned following the terribly sad events in Brussels - my heartfelt sympathies to all affected.

Yesterday my friend Marion had a birthday. She invited some friends to her house and arranged for a beautician (a neighbour) to come round and we all chose various treatments. There was cake and Prosecco. Then Marion made a wonderful meal for us all - she insisted it was what she wanted to do on her birthday - she really does love entertaining and cooking. It was a lovely relaxing day. Something I needed.

Here is the cake and cupcakes a friend of ours made for her

Mum not well - fluid on her lung - she would not go to the doctors so is now worse than need be and it is not helping re wedding attendance arrangements for her as she is not sure she feels up to going :-)

So there we are - good news and not so good. Hope all is well with everyone out there.


  1. I am so glad to hear the news of the baby is good.. hopefully there will be no longterm problems. Let's hope! Sorry Mum is not doing well.. it's a tough age.

    *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* to you, my friend!

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Mercy...I am happy for the baby's progress, love your little chick card, am amazed by the sugar craft, and am happy you had a relaxing time at your friend's party...but pray your mum takes care, and your children have safe travels, and that your family is able to have a happy wedding in the midst of challenges. Sending you hugs, Anne xx

  3. Wow the sugar art photos are brilliant... hope all goes well with your family. Sounds like you have a lot to deal with at the moment. All the best.
    sandra de @27

  4. Ah indeed very full in with everything going on Anne, I do pray for the little two week old laddie, mum and all concerned over there.
    God bless you all. Thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x 8

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  5. I am doing a very quick whistle stop tour of my fav blogs in my lunch break today. It's pretty manic returning the bungalow to a little nearer normality for when our Dutch friends arrive tomorrow so please forgive me that it is such a quick visit.
    I am so very sorry to hear your news about the baby but these little ones often surprise us and recover better than we can ever imagine so I am praying this is the case for you all.
    Annie x # 11

  6. lovely sweet card. the sugar ornaments are amazing, he's such an artist. That sounds like one fun day, cakes, dinner, beauty treatment, spending time with friends, what's not to like. I understand your concern, but the only thing we can do is keep taking care of each other, don't stop our lives as we know it just because of some terrorists, we outnumber them by far. Happy WOYWW Vicky #9

  7. I'm so glad to hear the news about the baby!

    That sugarcraft looks wonderful. Wish I could do that lol. It sounds like you're really busy with everything. Hope your Mum feels better soon.

    Have a good week
    Sharon K #51

  8. Beautiful flowers. Prayers continued for your family.

    Diane - WOYWW #32

  9. Hi Anne, that is good news about your nephews baby. Baby boys are real fighters- my youngest son was born at 25 weeks and 6 days! Weighed 2lbs and half an ounce. You would never know it now though. He's 30 next year, taller than me too. What wonderful skill the sugarcrafter has. Aren't his pieces wonderful. So nice your friend had the sort of birthday she wanted- that's what matters. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#29 xxx

  10. Good Morning Anne I am so please with your news that is so great to hear but about your mother I do hope she sees a doctor soon to get the fluid out of her lungs. My thoughts are with you glad to see your getting ready for Easter but sad you have to tidy up your workspace to do it. I love the balloons your chickens are holding what a fabulous card you have made to.It must of been great fun and the sugar work is stunning wow just like real flowers what tips you must of learned from going. Have a wonderful WOYWW and a traffic Easter weekend. Hugs~Anne L #7

  11. I'm so pleased to hear the good news about the baby, everything will feel better now they're all home. And the flowers at the demo were amazing, so lifelike...I bet you end up making lots of them!
    Hugs, LLJ 1 xxx

  12. Oh my word, Anne. You never stop! What beautiful news about that little one - trust all continues to go well, and any damage is really minimal.
    Those cake decorations are just stunning! An amazing day out.
    Have a really special Easter.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #35

  13. Hi Anne.
    I'm so glad that the wee one is doing so much better. Sorry to hear about your mum though. You be sure to get enough rest and take care of yourself.
    Love the chicks on your Easter card. Very adorable!
    Thanks for visiting me already.

  14. Hi Anne, So glad Alexis is home. I hope as he grows up they find very little brain damage and his kidneys can be sorted.

    Sorry to hear your mum is unwell. I hope she improves enough to be able to go to the wedding.

    That sugarcraft is just stunning. Too beautiful to eat:)

    Love your card.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #20

  15. Well Anne, a lot going on for you at present, glad the news about the baby is encouraging, not so the news about your Mum, hope the docs can sort things out.
    Those flowers are amazing, did you learn how to do them as well and will soon be wowing us with your skill at making sugar flowers!
    Thanks for dropping by at my desk and your nice comments.
    Chris #31

  16. Yes, good and bad news. I hope it all works out. Try not to worry too much.
    The sugarcraft flowers are beautiful. Are you saying they are made of sugar or is that the name of the company?
    Your friend Marion sounds like good fun. What a nice way to celebrate a birthday. Thecake looks gorgeous.
    Thanks for visiting, and have a great easter weekend,

    1. Hi Lisca - yes the flowers are made out of sugar. x

  17. those florals are stunning and that cake! wow Hope your mom is doing better. Peg 70


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