Tuesday, 10 January 2017


This last week seemed to fly by!!! Thank you to all who visited me last week , I hope I visited you in return - think I managed. Also thank you for all the lovely comments and well wishes. They are very much appreciated.
 I haven't quite finished putting stuff away but all decorations are down, upstairs and waiting to go away. Most crafting stuff is back in the dining room.
I have even managed to make a couple of cards I needed. Work space is still looking strangely tidy though :-)

Above for 'Little Sausage '
I still have to put a sentiment in this one but is for my sister n law's sister who is retiring. 

 I have also managed to knit a very small baby hat ( still needs to be sewn up and I think I will add a pom pom) - for charity and have started on a cardigan. 

If you'd like to join in WOYWW then pop along to Julia's Blog. I will visit everyone who visits me , those ending with the same number as me and as many others as I can manage. 

Everything else 

My sister took mum to GP. He was very concerned. Took mum back to the car himself and in a wheelchair! He arranged for an ambulance to collect her at home and said he expected her to be there for at least two nights as he wanted a thorough investigation done. 
Unfortunately my sister didn't go with mum to the hospital ( a whole other story :-( ) They did some checks and then asked her if she was ok to go home!! She said yes! Sister collected her late that night and then left her at home. Mum has to return for echo gram and still not had Pacemaker checked!!! She does not feel well at all.

I went to GP and was told my Blood Pressure was way too high - said not surprised!!! Been sent for blood tests, health check and see GP again. 

Brother and I spent a lot of time on Saturday viewing a lovely new retirement apartment , near us that might suit mum. 

Asked if my sister down there could bring mum up to view and we would take her home. No go. ( Short story)  We were going to go and get her but then she said that she wasn't interested. So we are back at square one. I am very tired, cannot sleep worrying. 

On a lighter note I went out to lunch with some friends - very enjoyable and relaxing :-)

'Little sausage' was sent home on Monday. He still has a tube for feeding - he still refuses his milk and anything else. Doctors think it neurological - have said they will know more re his condition when he is about 18 months old. So hard for his mummy and daddy and the rest of the family.

Well a lot shorter this week. Look forward to looking at other desks annd seeing what you've all been up to. 


  1. Well.. Anne.. now I'm worried about your mum and little sausage! I hope they sort both of them out very quickly! I hope you get your mum moved closer to you so you don't have to worry about the sister helping who doesn't seem to want to! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Your cards are really lovely Anne but I'm so sorry to hear the stress you're having trying to get your mum sorted. Really hope things settle down very soon for you.
    Hope you have a better week.
    Annie x #16

  3. Hi Anne, sending you hugs- what a hard, trying time you are having. Lovely cards, by the way. Treat yourself gently, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx

  4. Hello Anne. Oh my goodness. What a lot you have going on there at the moment - no wonder your sleep pattern is disturbed!!! I do trust all will get sorted before too long. Well done on actually finding some energy somewhere for those lovely cards! The balloon one has given me a couple of ideas.... not that I shall copy it, but it is a reminder that a card doesn't have to be simply a front and a back. Being a little on the slow side at the moment, I forget things like folds!!!
    Take care, dear girl. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  5. Great looking desk and makes, particularly loving the green one.

    Sorry to hear of the issues you are having with both your mum and your own blood pressure and hope all will soon be sorted satisfactorily. The retirement apartment sounds ideal, hope that works out too

    Happy WOYWW


  6. Great WOYWW TFS. Happy New Year xx Jan

  7. I am sorry to hear all about the health woes. It's no wonder your blood pressure is high with all the worry! Your cards look beautiful. I hope you find some relaxation in crafting. I especially like the one for the retirement - very colourful.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #38

  8. Poor little sausage, I hope things work out for him. Cute card for him! And the retirement card is wonderful as well! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #39

  9. Lovely cards. I really hope your mom is feeling better soon and you can get her closer to you.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #10

  10. oh, Anne, such a lot to worry about with the old and new generations! hope things calm down soon and your blood pressure lowers! Take care. Helen #2

  11. Wow, you have a lot going on no wonder your BP is high. IT's hard taking care of our parents. You need to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. It's hard but very important. Cards are great - use card making as your de-stress therapy. Dorlene #44

  12. absolutely love your teddy bear card.. the backing paper really draws you in.. it's almost addictive to look at.

    So sorry you are going through so much with Mum and Sausage.. no wonder it's impacting on you.. just make sure that you get the care you need to keep strong for yourself and for your family too.. worry is a horrible thing :(

    Take care x
    Erika (#33 not9 lol)

  13. Love your cards especially the green balloon one. Sorry to hear of your troubles, had problems with my mum she said she was perfectly ok and we knew she wasn't. Wanted her to move from her big terraced house but no go she said you will only get me out of here feet first!! And we did in the end. Keep smiling.

  14. Hope things get sorted for the better. Lovely to meet you! Sez x #51

  15. Anne, hope your moments of crafting help with what must be a very stressful time for you and your family. Donna #45

  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I appreciate it so much. Your baby cap is darling along with your sweet little teddy bears! Hugs!


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