Friday, 10 March 2017

Evelyn's Birthday

Hello friends

Firstly I have to say a really big Thank you to all of you for your love prayers and thoughts for our beautiful Granddaughters 1st birthday anniversary. Can you believe it's been a year since losing Evelyn. The 1st, 2nd & 3rd March were real thought provoking times for us all. There were tears of what should have been, and our expectations of  happy times to come with a much awaited grand child. She's here just not in the way we all longed & hoped for.

Claire & Toby did a little birthday birthday party on the 4th as they wanted to be on their own for her birthday on the 3rd. They did Evelyn proud, They decorated their house and had a beautiful cake made of the nut brown hare, with their words " I love you to the moon & back" which was a book Claire used to read to Evelyn when she was in her tummy & just after she was born in hospital, and they both read at Evelyn's goodbye ceremony. To this day I don't know how they found the strength to do that. I was, and still so proud and of awe of them.

 I'm worried about Claire for Mothers day as that was the very last day they had with Evelyn, until they saw her in the chapel of rest the day before we said goodbye to her on the 31st March. So still 2 more 1st Anniversaries to get through and "God Willing" we can start to piece together our lives without anymore the 1st anniversaries looming as this past year has been a nightmare.

I've put a couple of pictures to share with you as you have all been with me from the start of our journey. Bless You. XX. That's our Grandbear  as we call her in front of her beautiful birthday cake and she sat on the the little chair her uncle Craig bought her.






Another big Thank You is for your well wishes for my hospital op and checking back to see if I am OK. You are all so thoughtful.

I am thankful to say the op did go ahead on the Monday. It's nearly 2 weeks later and I still have not had any results yet. No news is is good news right.  I'm not a negative person but I am still having lady problems that according to the paperwork I came out with things would settle in a couple of days, but as yet has not. I really need to contact my surgeon again and have a word, I don't think I can go another 6 months like this I'm exhausted. Hey Ho!! I will bounce back, I will get this sorted, but I can't believe they can be so slack. I'm not that bloody old that they can just discard, I've got years to live God Willing!!

SUE SHARMAN. Hi!  Welcome to my blog and thank you for looking in. The Die you are looking for is -: Cheery Lyn Design. FRM149 Mexican Tile Pattern. I did go on line to see if it was still available. I paid £14.99 but seems to have gone up in price and is also out of stock. If you would like me to cut you some and send them to you I am more than happy to do that for you. My email address is dfc2210@hotmail.co.uk    If anyone else wants some cut just use the email address and I will send you some.

I thought while I'm here I would put up some older cards. Hopefully next week I will get around to making a new card and share Evelyn's make with you. I hope you like them again!


Here Goes!








I love making these guy cards they are so quick. I've told my brother in law, this is your card every year. It will just be a different patterned shirt. He's ok with that!


 Another  stamping technique with a pronounce frame. Sorry there is probably a technique for this, but, hey ho, I don't know what it's called. If you would like a a tutorial I'm happy to do one.





Finally, Roses. I love making roses!


See you all again soon. Thank you for your endless support. I don't think you all realise how much I appreciate each & everyone of you. XXXX

Love

Tina XX







30 comments:

  1. Hello

    You and yours have been in my thoughts this week, what a lovely cake for Evie. Please contact your surgeon and tell him (or her) enough is enough, continual lady problems are very, very draining, especially when your body has produced all the children you want. Hope you start to feel better very soon.

    Much love.

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  2. Hi Andrea

    Thank you, I'm pleased you liked Evie's Birthday piccies.

    I will contact my surgeon on Monday. I did ring to see if the doctor had any info but the answer was NO.

    I'm sure I'll be fine they can't keep me down for long!

    Love

    Tina XX

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  3. ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com)11 March 2017 at 06:37

    Beautiful tribute to Evelyn. Your other cards are gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, thank you ms Linda


      XX Tina

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  4. Morning Tina
    I hope your problems get sorted soon definitely go back to the surgeon. A lovely tribute to Evie.
    And your cards as always are stunning xx

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    1. Hi Maria

      They did do a lovely tribute to Evelyn. I'm very proud of them. Glad you liked my oldies too.

      Finding results is in hand, hopefully will get to talk to my surgeon this week.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  5. Morning Tina, I was thinking of you all these past couple of weeks, it is very hard, the 1st anniversary of everything is still very raw but it will get better believe me - been there. None of you will ever forget your beautiful Evelyn and she is up with the angels looking down on you every day.

    The samples of older cards you have provided are gorgeous, it is so nice to be reminded of them, we all buy new things and seem to forget the older ones so these reminders are good practice for us.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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    1. Hi June

      I knew if anyone knew how we were feeling it would be you, and the fact that you are still here with us supporting us means the world as every time you read my blog must bring back painful memories for you too. So Thank you June very much.X

      Glad you liked the oldies. How's your knee coming along?

      Love

      Tina XX

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  6. Morning Tina, such a beautiful way to remember Evelyn, it is never easy the first anniversary of things, but little steps help you get through. You will never forget Evelyn, and she will always have a really special part in all your hearts.
    Tina do hope that you get for health problems sorted quickly don't be afraid to pester you doctor till you get sorted.
    Your cards are as always beautiful. I did manage to identify the Mexican Tile Die, and have been trying to find it, as most places state it is out of stock and are still displaying it I am hoping that it will be coming back into stock. You are very kind to offer to cut one for us but I think you have enough to worry about without having to do this.
    Please take care of yourself and do ring your doctor ASAP.
    Hugs Wendyx

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    1. Hi Wendy

      Didn't they do Evelyn proud, we thought it was just tea and cakes, not all this, it was lovely.

      WENDY, I'm not shouting as they call it when you use capitals but I'm really happy to cut you some of the tile die. It's here on my work bench ready & waiting for anyone that would like some cut, and don't be shy to ask for how many, I'm happy to do it.

      I'm contacting the hospital tomorrow for results as the doctor was no help on Friday. Please if you want some tile cuts it's easier when I'm sat down and Paul will take it to the post office so " Simple's ". It keeps me occupied too.

      Love

      Tina XX

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    2. Tina you are so kind, but I really think you have to look after yourself first , perhaps when you are back to your fighting fit self and if I haven't managed to obtain the die, I may ask you to cut me a copy of this die.
      Do hope that you have managed to get and early appointment at the hospital as you should not have to suffer like this.
      Please look after yourself.
      Hugs Wendyx

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  7. Hi Tina.

    I love what they have done to celebrate wee Evelyn. I know how hard it must've been for u all that week. I'm glad we got a chance to have a blether. Time goes by so quick when we're chatting lol.

    I hope u get ur lady stuff sorted soon it's no wonder ur getting down about it. Speak to u soon sweetie. All my love xx

    Love to all xx

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    1. Hi Tracy

      I did love talking to you the other day you little minx catching me out with with video call. You looked soooo well even without make up, where as I look like a sack of spanners so I'm pleased it didn't work as I had just had a shower and hair wash so wasn't at my best. Phew!!

      Talk soon Tracy.
      Love

      Tina XX

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  8. Hi Tina! Thanks so much for your reply. I can't believe you answered so quickly! I will try to get the die but if I can't then I will get back to you and let you send me some! Pleased to hear that your op went off ok even if you are waiting for the result!Thanks again

    Sue S xx

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    1. Hi again Tina! Just to let you know that I have managed to order the die so thankyou for your help

      Sue S xx

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    2. Hi Sue

      You're more than welcome. Glad to hear that you found The tile die. I hope you didn't pay over & above for it, as a lot of the companies I looked in on had put it up by at least £4.

      Anyway glad you found one, and again you are welcome. Happy tile cutting!!

      Tina XX

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  9. Hi Tina
    A lovely tribute for Evie's first year your all always in my thoughts. Hope you get your lady problems sorted ASP.
    I love all your cards Tina & your roses are beautiful So life like.i give you my usual 3 WOWS xx
    Sorry I haven't commented for a while I had a Stent put into a blocked artery then I got that horrible virus that was going round took a good month before it cleared up.
    Love & Hug's too you & your family your always in my thoughts & Prayers xxx

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    1. Hi Lynda

      Thank you, I think their tribute was beautiful and thank you for keeping us in your thoughts even though you are having such a hard time yourself, so I am sending you 3 wow's too XX. How is your recovery coming along after your stent op, are you up to chasing the OH around the sofa yet. sorry I don't mean to make light of it and to get that bloody awful virus to boot. Glad to see you are on the other side of that. Paul Craig Claire & Toby had that and were really poorly, everything crossed I have dodged it!!.

      Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts Lynda.

      Tina XX

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  10. Hello Tina,
    You need to get back in touch with the Hospital if things are still not right. Don't be put off, speak to the Surgeon or his Secretary for some answers.
    Claire and Toby certainly did Evelyn proud and you have all been so strong. Hopefully when the next couple of 1st's are over you will all start to pick up.
    Your cards are all very beautiful, as usual, the attention to detail is amazing, and the men's cards are fab!
    love and prayers
    Maureen xxx

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    1. Hi Maureen

      I'm going to call the hospital tomorrow 13th to see if I can get some results. I'' let you know.

      Didn't Claire & Toby do a lovely tribute, so proud of them both.

      Glad you liked my oldie selection and the men's cards too. I love making the shirt cards they are so quick, but Claire has nicked all my buttons for something she is making so it's back on ebay looking for another bargain!

      Thank you Maureen, Love

      Tina XX

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  11. Tina, please get in touch with the hospital, you need to be seen and answers given as to whynthings haven't settled down. Your health is top priority now.
    Hopefully Claire and Toby can get through the next couple of 1st. Being strong and there for each other.
    Love seeing your cards again each and ever one is stunning.
    Hazel x

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    1. Hi Hazel

      I'm contacting the hospital tomorrow 13th. I too think it's time to draw a line under what is happening. I spoke to a doctor on Friday about results which they did not have and about on going side effects and basically said ring the hospital on Monday.

      We'll be here if they need us for the next 2 anniversaries. They will be tough ones as Claire & Toby said goodbye to Evelyn on Mothers Day and we all said goodnight on the 31st March. We'll get there. Thank you.X

      Glad you liked the oldies again.

      Love

      Tina XX

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  12. Hello Tina,
    You have all been very much in my thought and prayers these past couple of weeks.
    What Claire and Toby did for Evelyn is amazing, you have all been a tower of strength for each other.
    Tina you just have to get back in touch with your surgeon, please don't let things go on.
    Loving all your cards, the "man ones" are brilliant, must keep that idea in mind.
    As always your flowers are beautiful, I have lots cut out ready to be made up for projects I am working on,
    Love
    Patricia xxx

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    1. Hi Patricia

      Thank you Patricia, and Claire & Toby have been amazing, We found this day particularly hard.

      Hospital phone call in hand for Monday13th.

      Glad you liked the oldies, especially the man cards.

      I think you & me are a mutual admiration society, I love your flowers too, but just so sad I don't get to see them anymore. I really would love to see some more of your projects, can you hear the plea in my voice, type or message. I completely understand if you don't send any pics. It's just lovely to hear from you again.

      Take care

      Love

      Tina XX

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  13. Hello Tina,
    I'm at that cow's tail again!!
    I've been checking too! Just not often enough. What Claire and Toby have been through in the last year I will never fully understand or know! You have to have been there to know! What you as parents have been through is awful . As parents we never want to see our children hurt! You have had to bear that. It was lovely to mark Evelyn's birthday in the way you did. You have been an amazing family group and I'm sure have drawn strength from each other. I'm praying that any 1st's which are left will soon be over and that life will start to just be ordinary again!
    Your cards as ever are beautiful! My favourite is the Mum one - because of the roses - I'm a sucker for your roses! Oh roses have suckers sometimes don't they! They have to be cut out. Guess whose husband loves his roses!
    I was thinking of you as I've been Die cutting butterflies! I know you love them too!
    I'm sorry you are not quite well and I think you need to contact your Consultant's Secretary! They are usually good at getting to the man/ woman quickly!
    Sending lots of love, Myra xxx

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    1. Hi Cow's tail again!!

      Like I said before it's Lovely to see you whether you are at the top by the lashes end of the messages or at the butt, it's just really lovely to see you. I'm just glad it's not smelly blog!!

      We didn't realise that Claire & Toby had done a full grown birthday party for our Evelyn. We thought we were just going over for tea & cake, and when we got there there were other mummy's & Daddy's that had lost their babies in the past 18 months and that have been a great support team for each other. There was no sadness this day, and when Claire said when we cut the cake would anyone mind singing happy birthday. That was really emotional for me. I held it together until I got home and just broke down because of how it should have been. Sorry! I get emotional even when talking about it. I would so love to feel ordinary again and hope it will happen soon.

      Glad you liked my old cards again, and what good taste in flowers you hubby has.

      I'm on the case tomorrow 13th to see if they have any results. I did ring the doctor on Friday to see if they had received any results and they said yes we have your bowel test result. I said that's a miracle because I haven't given one, so who's results are in my records? It's not encouraging is it. How did we get to the butt end again!!

      On that note I'll send you love & hugs

      Tina XX

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  14. Hi Tina, it must have been a very difficult time for you all as not only did you have to cope with your health problems but you all had to be very strong as a family to go through the 1st anniversary .
    I think Claire and Toby made a beautiful tribute to their beloved Evelyn.

    Please Tina go and see someone to solve your problem as it is going to run you down enormously and incase you need a hysterectomy you need to be strong!
    Don't let it go on they are just postponing a definite decision, you can't go on like this anymore.

    About your cards , you know that my favourite is the one with the Tina roses, gooooorgeous!Also I love the male cards, might copy one when I need a male card again, hope you don't mind?
    Wish that you feel well enough soon , so you can get back to making cards again, as we all miss you!

    Tina, take care big hugs, and my love to you all.xxxx

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    1. Hi Jane

      I think Claire & Toby are amazing & I am in awe of them when they do their tributes to Evelyn, but it's a different moment when I go to see her, I get the real Claire & it is heart breaking and I come home and have a good cry.

      They are in Morocco now on a well deserved break. I have had a couple of wasApp messages and the place they are staying id beautiful. They were going to do a trip to Marrakesh, not heard about that yet.

      You use the man card as much as you like, glad you like it and it so so quick to make.
      I thought you might like the rose card.

      Phoning hospital tomorrow 13th to see about results and ask to speak to my surgeon at some time. I've come to the conclusion after 2 coils it's not working for me and feel the inevitable has to happen. I will be scared but it has to happen.

      Talk soon

      Tina XX

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  15. Tina, I hope you get some where today when you phone the hospital and talk to some one who knows what you have had done. I will be thinking of you as you can't go on like this.
    We are down in Devizes the begining of April would love to meet up and have a tea/coffee with you if possible.
    Hazel x

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  16. I have been calling all day and finally at 4 pm ish, only to be told they are 3 weeks behind on letters being sent, but no new is good news and had there been a problem I would have heard.Not Happy. I'm not leaving it there though.

    Regarding meet up, I would love to, can't wait!

    Love Tina XX

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