Tuesday, 13 October 2015

I'm Back .....................................

Oh my goodness it took me a while to dust this down and clear out the cobwebs.  Its been a long time.

I felt encouraged to perhaps give blogging a go again after reading about Julie Kirk from Notes on Paper  and her mission to leave 300 comments in 30 days on blogs.  It made me realise that I have missed my fix of blog reading which I always think is a great way to have a nosy into like minded folks lives.

I seem to have got a bit lost in recent times as there have been a lot of changes at work and in my Dads health.  Her has actually been in hospital following a bad fall for the last 4 months and we are just trying to get him into a Nursing Home at the moment.  He fell whilst out for a walk one evening and suffered a small bleed on his brain which has really affected the speed at which his vascular Dementia has accelerated.  He doesn't even really know who we all are these days.

I'm still crafting away although much less on the scrapping side and more on the art journaling and arty side.

I do intend to take scrapbooking up again as my son Fraser has been to Indonesia this year on a Queens Scout trip and wants an album of his trip so that's something to keep me busy over the winter months I guess.

Much less arting has been going on due to the amount of hospital visiting and I'm way behind on the year long arty course "Lifebook" which I have been taking this year.  Plenty of time to catch up soon though as I'm off for a much needed 10 day crafty break at Lochhouse with the girls.  I absolutely cannot wait.

In the meantime I will leave you with some pages from my Inspiration Wednesday journal.  I'm loving this class by Donna Downey which is once a fortnight so easy to keep up with.  She's fearless and just encourages you to go for it and enjoy the process and not to worry about the outcome.  Some of the pages I like much better than others but these ones are a few of my favourites.

First up is the cover of the book which was made by my lovely friend Dee from Donna's tutorial.  I totally love it.  I've treated myself to a sewing machine and Im hoping to get started with it soon but I haven't been brave enough as yet
Some of the pages so far

Hopefully I will be back again with you soon and meantime I'm off to do a bit of blog reading and commenting.


  1. Sorry to hear about your Dad Suzy - that's got to be hard on you all.

    How nice that - in the face of so much memory loss - your son has asked you to create him an album. I'm sure it'll be the source of many a time spent fondly remembering his travels!

    Thanks so much for the link and if all the talk of my challenge has helped in any way to get you up and out there and back amongst like-minded folk I'm thrilled!

  2. Lovely to have you back Suzy and those pages are super.
    Sorry to hear about your Dad, it must be a big strain trying to get everything organised and sorted for his wellbeing.
    Toni xx