I have managed a bit of crafting since I last visited - I held my repeat All Day Class on the 7th August but after that I didn't do any more paper crafting until last week and I was getting ready for a class last Saturday. I've forgotten to photograph any of the makes - will have to show them next time. The class was well attended and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I have another on 1st October ( all being well) so have started work on that this week. The preparations are what 's on my desk tonight and it won't change until tomorrow .
Yes we are making a start on Christmas :-) not all the makes last Saturday or at next class are Christmas - but dipping our toes in the water :-) everyone was happy to start.
So that 's my contribution to WOYWW - glad to be back joining in. If you would like to know what it's all about and join in then visit the lovely Julia at her blog The Stamping Ground.
So where have I been and what have I been up to ??? I will try not to write an Epic
After my class on the 7th August my mum arrived on the 8th to spend a few days with me and then my brother - then we were taking her home.
I had lots planned with mum - but it didn't happen :-( On the Tuesday we had decided to go shopping have lunch etc - mum was really looking forward to it. We had coffee and then went to go downstairs in the store we were in and mum fell on an escalator. I tried to grab her but couldn't hold on to her. She fell backwards and went about half way down before I managed to stop it, long story short she fractured her ankle :-) we both got a ride in an ambulance to A&E. They sent her home with a tubular bandage on- said they were not sure if fracture or not. That night I realised they'd left the cannula in her arm so back we went next day.
On the Friday I took her back for a review - doctor said definitely fractured - temp plaster!!!
She then told me she thought she had a water infection and her breathing was dreadful.
On Saturday my son and family arrived back from their holiday in Cornwall. Mum told my D.I.L. ( who is a nurse) she had blood in her urine should she tell me!!!!
We had a BBQ that evening with both sons and families, mum , my brother and his wife. Then my brother took mum to stop with him for a few days. DH and I then looked after our grandsons until the Wednesday. Meanwhile my brother took my mum to medical centre where she was diagnosed with a chest infection and a water infection. He also took her back to hospital where they took plaster off and gave her a big boot arrangement.
On the Thursday DH and I collected mu from my brother's and set off to Somerset to take mum home. She was quite unwell and I had to get someone in to see her. They gave her more medication and a good examination and arranged for blood tests. It was a difficult, tiring time but we did get a visit to the seaside and had fish and chips.
On the Tuesday of the next week my sister came to take over. DH and I went home. We then looked after our granddaughters overnight and then had the Sunday off !! :-) our wedding anniversary
On Monday we met eldest son in Derbyshire and brought grandsons back here. Met son again on the Thursday to hand them back. On Friday we had the girls for the day.
Collapsed in a heap after that :-) took ourselves out to lunch on the Sunday and then I started crafting again ready for last Saturday's Class!!
That was the short version!!!
Mum's ankle is improving but she had to spend last Thursday in hospital. she became very disorientated and had a rash. Turns out that she had an allergic reaction to the medication. I am very concerned about her and of course she doesn't live nearby. There are lots of issues and I am beginning to feel quite down about it all. It has been good to craft again and it relaxes me.
A few photos of events.
Above mum - this was after her fall. She is amazing really. She will be 88 in January.
Well I think I'd better stop there - sorry it's a bit long - thanks if you made it to the end,
Hope to be back next week.