My dear bloggy and WOYWW friends!
After 2 years of absence I am back to start my new blogging life! A lot has happened in these 2 years! Most of 2021 I was very ill! After a lot of physiotherapy and suffering I got to a point where my life was a bit easier and I was hoping to have my knee operations and then be free of this pain! But in 2022 tragedy struck again! My dear Alan fell and broke his neck and in a second became paraplegic! Which means he could not feel anything from his neck down. He was hospitalized here in Slovenia and then flown back to England after a month and sadly passed away a few months later. A few weeks after Alan passed away my dear friend Jo Pritchard a fellow crafter also passed away so I have lost 2 of my dearest people. I will be honest I did not expect this to happen and it has really struck me down so bad some days I couldn't even get out of bed. No crafting has been done for many months. I did try to make Christmas cards but also gave up on that as there was no mojo at all. My daughter got really worried for me and has been sending me encouraging messages for weeks now every morning so I thought I must get out of this terrible route otherwise I will pass away too and I still have to take care of my 89 year old mom and my daughter, so I decided to give it a go and start life over again! It is hard to do it but I must! The sad thing is because I went back to England to be with Alan I have lost my spot for my knee operation so have to start anew on the waiting list! Also I had to move out of Alan's house and my flat now is full of boxes I have shipped from England and have no will at the moment to unpack, well I don't even know where to put things! So my dear friends that is what has happened to me in the last 2 years! I have finally made 2 cards this week, one for my moms birthday and also for my cousin - they both have their birthday on the same day! My photos of my desk and cards are not very good as I have taken them with my phone and well the quality is poor but I hope to improve my blogging and photo skills as time passes.
So this is my messy desk and craft room!
And here are the 2 cards I managed to make with Pink Fresh Studio washi tape and dies! Not very good but that is all I could manage for now!
Sending lots of love and hugs to all of my friends and I hope I will have the courage to carry on crafting!
I am so sorry to hear the tragic events of the past two years. I am praying for you (right this minute) that you have the courage to carry on. Sending love and hugs. Angela #12ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for your kind message and prayers!Delete
How my heart goes out to you as I read your post ... no words enough for all you've been through,thinking of you,sending prayers up. Take each day a minute at a time, be gentle with yourself. Your lovely daughter will be so proud of you ⭐️ your cards are⭐️ beautiful ⭐️they will be treasured by your mum and your cousin. Much comfort can be found losing yourself when you create. Will watch out for you next week. Until then so much love and light winging you way with lots of hugs Tracy #14 xxxReplyDelete
Thank you for your kind message and prayers ! Your words are really encouraging! Lots of hugs to you!Delete
Oh! my Goodness! I can so empathise with you as I also lost my husband suddenly two years ago. It must be awful to have to find a new home and on your own, you have been very strong not matter how bad you've think you've been. Take your time to grieve and I will include you on my prayer list. . . . .ReplyDelete
Oh Dolores. It never rains but it pours does it? I really hope things improve considerably for you from now on. I hope being part of this fab group will help you lots.ReplyDelete
It is wonderful to see you back here Dolores. The trauma of the last couple of years will always be with you darling gal, but you can and must live your life in as good a way as you can. You owe it to those who love you and as a tribute to dear Alan, and Jo. Such bad luck about the operation for your knee, but keep up the good work with physio exercises, get settled into your flat again and time will whizz by. You are a brave and strong woman, you’ve just forgotten that for a minute. XxxxxReplyDelete
It was so wonderful to see your name on th list this morning but I am so very sorry to hear all that you’ve been through. I knew Alan had passed away but not of the terrible circumstances of his last two months, poor chap, he didn’t deserve that. You must have had such an awful time, especially with Jo passing as well. Sending you the biggest hug xxxx Are you back in Ljubljana now? As well as looking after your mum and daughter, you also have to be selfish and put yourself first.ReplyDelete
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx
Oh Dolores I was super excited to see your link on the list this week!! It is wonderful to see you back here. It has been a really tough time for you, so much to deal with in such a short time, I think you are allowed a little down time. I for one am glad to hear you have made the decision to 'start over again', that is so positive. Unpacking? Ah, one box at a time!! Hope your knee op comes through soon, that will help as well. Happy WOYWW, love n hugs Cindyxx #13ReplyDelete
Dolores, you have got through the first hurdle, you are here, posting and joining in with friends old and new. Take heart from that, baby steps at first and before long you will be marching along, honestly, just have faith.ReplyDelete
I did know about Alan and messaged you on FB but you were probably too grief stricken to know. I had not idea he had broken his neck in the fist place, what a terrible tragedy.
My bff passed in June last and within two months I had lost 6 friends and a family member so it was a horrendous year. The last friend was Jo. I went to her party with the family and met up with Claire, her daughter from Germany, with whom I had corresponded for years. Hate to say it but Dave is not doing well at the moment.
Anyway, if ever you want a chat just get in touch, we both have so many memories of Jo that I am sure we can talk a great deal and it may help you with your grief over Jo.
Do take care of YOU, Dolores, you are stronger and braver than you think. How many women can uproot themselves and go to live in another country and make as many friendships as you have.
Go get 'em girl but remember, baby steps to begin with.
Have a great week, Hugs, Neet 3 xx
Dear Dolores - so lovely that you are back sharing your crafty activity with us. What an awful time you have had. The sad loss of friends and loved ones hits hard. You are so strong to get up and start again. We are thinking of you and sending lots of WOYWW hugs. x x JoReplyDelete
Oh Dolores it is so good to see you back here after the trauma of the last few years. It is great that you have been able to make a start to crafting again as a way of getting back to things. I do hope that you will have help with the boxes and that the waiting list isn't too long for your knees. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2ReplyDelete
It is good to see you back with us lovely lady - I was shocked to read what happened to Alan, I only knew that he had passed away. I hope you get to unpack your boxes and settle back into your life as best you can. You know where we are, even separated by many miles. I hope you get to the top of the list for your knee before too long. Julia says it all really. take care. Helen #1ReplyDelete
Good to see you back though it sounds as though you've had a lot on and hope you mange to get settled again soon. Wishing you a happy belated woyww, Angela x11xxReplyDelete
You've taken a brave first step, keep going with baby steps and you'll get there. Hugs BJ#17ReplyDelete
Not much will force me to sign in to Google to comment, but I simply could not let your post pass me by. I was excited to see you posting again, but so sad to hear all your news. Like many, I had heard you lost Alan but wasn't aware of the circumstances. You have weathered a lot, and I really hope the firm friendship of the WOYWW community and your love for crafting will help perk you up even a tiny bit.I will read every week you post but if I am not commenting I hope you will know that I AM thinking of you, as I have often over the years. Take care of yourself, physically and mentally, and a big warm WOYWW hug to you.ReplyDelete
Mary Anne (4)
You have had so much to contend with over the last couple of years. I do hope that things will turn the corner...ReplyDelete
The cards look lovely!