Friday, October 2, 2015

Good News . . . I'm Home!

My friend Elaine said this week that she hoped my next blog post would say, "Good News . . . I'm Home!" So, here you go, Elaine! This one's for you!

My younger granddaughter turns 11 this week!
Such as special occasion calls for special paper.
I used Graphic 45's "Time to Celebrate" paper line.
I added a lot of glitter to the birthday girl's party dress
and the candles on the cake!
It worked out just right to have these two candles on the card interior
to stand for "11" years old!
I made this card to go with the tag pictured below.
It was really fun to do all the fussy cutting and add layers
of glitter glue and watch the card come to life!
This tag as made as part of a swap in Craft That Divas, a Facebook group.
The theme was Cirque de la Diva.
I love how it turned out!
I used Graphic 45's Le Cirque paper line that I had hoarded for about 3 years!
The glitter glue really makes the highwire aerialist' s dress
and elephants' jackets sparkle!
This card was made to go with the tag below.
More glitter glue!
I have had this paper for a few years.
I am so glad I was given a special reason to use it!
It is "Fun House" by Tina Higgins.
I fussy cut and glitter glued the components and
used some of my hand-dyed seam binding.

While I was in the hospital this week,
my husband spotted this authentic Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus train
winding it's way through Batavia.
I think the circus is this weekend in Rochester!
I was so excited when he showed me these photos.
Great timing!
These cars have windows.
I wish I could see inside!
And finally, one of those fancy circus wagons just like on the card I made!
It is on the far left in this photo.
My hubby surprised me with tickets to this circus two years ago when it came to Rochester.
I was very excited and loved every minute of it.
I felt like a little kid. He loves doing things like that for me that make me feel special. 
The cards and tags were all completed before my surgery. I am not sure how much I will be making in the next few weeks because the doctor has my activities so limited that I can't do any lifting, pushing or pulling. I never would have thought it took so many muscles to do paper crafting! I will try to do some hand sewing once I get my bearings, and it might be a good time to write all those stories and things that have been swimming around in my head! 

Having my first cup of home-brewed coffee this morning! Thank you, Paul!   Mmmmmmm... It is funny how much you miss the little things when you are in the hospital. It will take some time to get back to a normal pace here at home. I begin my home care visits today and hopefully the visiting nurses will give my husband a little break from the 110% care regime he has been undertaking. 

Thank you for your prayers as we make our way through this next stage of my recovery journey.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, and until we meet again, may He hold you in the hollow of His hand.



  1. You made my day when I opened this blog!!!, ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. So happy to hear you are home! woohoo! Take it easy, rest & enjoy your coffee! xo Janie