Hello, and welcome!
It seems so long since I "talked" to you all, and I have to thank you, from my heart, for all the kind words, and comforting cyber hugs.....I really don't know what I would do if I couldn't come into my little sanctuary, and chat with you all.
You'll know that this past week has not been at all easy. As at this moment, Kevin's post-mortem will be in it's second day. Most of you will already be familiar with Kevin, Roseanne, and Rhys.
Roseanne left at her usual time of 6.30am, last Tuesday morning, to go to open up the store where she works as manager. 12 year old Rhys left for school an hour later. He cycles to my house, and leaves his bike in my garden, or garage, and walks around the corner to his school. My 13 year old grandson, Jack, also does this.
This always means that Kevin is left alone for half an hour, and his main carer, Vicky, arrives at 8.00am.
Last Tuesday she arrived to find the living room in disarray.....two glass nesting tables were overturned, had blood on them, across the doorway, and Kevin was slumped inj his wheelchair.......blood covered his heavily-bandaged right leg.
Kevin was barely conscious, and Vicky phoned an ambulance, then called Roseanne, then me.
To make a very long story much shorter.............
The police and C.I.D. were called by the paramedics.......Kevin died at the scene........we were not allowed into the house until the Crime Scene Investigators gave us permission....lots of photos were taken....we all gave statements....we had to stand outside, on the drive, in 80 degrees sun, for 6 hours until the body was taken. Eventually, one of Roseanne's neighbours took her into her home, for a short while.....you can imagine what a state she was in....and somebody went to get Rhys from school.
First thoughts were that one of two things had happened.....Kevin had either knocked the joystick of his computerised chair, and it had shot forward into one of the tables, resulting in the table cutting his thigh, and he bled to death.....
or, he had a spontaneous bleed from a main artery, and bled to death........
The police took away the glass tables.......
Now, we wait.
I promised the Design Team at Stretch 'n' Bubbles that I would not let them down........so here's a very hurriedly made card, featuring Polaroid 2
I was happy to use this sweet image this week....most of the work was already done because the frame means i didn't have to do too many layers........I also chose to use Autumnal colours....the red hand-stitched and distressed paper was a scrap....the background is from the Spiceberry collection from Memorybox............
Of course, every girlie needs a bit of bling, which is where the good ol' sparkly Modge Podge comes in....one blingy bag!
What can be more bling than sunshine? The little alpha stickers are clear veluum, that's been in my stash for yonks..........nearly all gone now........
The few minutes it took to hand-stitch this scrap were probably the quietest, ans most peaceful I've had all week.........
The flower was actually made by my grandaughter....7 year old Taylor......when she was playing at my desk a few days ago......I pinched it, to save time.........sorry, Tay.........
Sorry it was rushed.....hope I can find some challenges, because that's part of my remit as a DT member....love challenges!
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/ Use a digi
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-happy-birthday-papertake-weekly.html Anything goes
http://digitaltuesdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ Celebration/use a digi
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Happy Birthday