Wednesday, 18 January 2012


Good Morning and welcome to another woyww yep....Wednesday again and boy are these weeks going fast.since christmas time just seems to be flying by!So if you wanna join in with the weekly Ritual of the tour of craftyness to see what everyone's been upto and of course the state theyve left their desks pop on by Julia's blog.

Before we get onto my desk which isnt that inviting today i will update you on my Eldest daughter.As you know has not been well now since Dec27th.Well she's still not well im afraid to say took her back to drs for check up on Monday and now this infection has now spread from originally in her bowel ,then kidney now into her muscles.So it's not good ive got to take her on friday morning to have another blood screen.As this infection if it has gone into her bloodstream may end up in Hospital.In the mean time she's on another anti-biotic a stronger one.(If this dont work i think they will take her in for IV antibiotics)So just waiting game as she wastes away she's lost so much weight as few weeks now since this happened .Thankyou for all the lovely messages ,cards people have sent i and Sophie do appreciate them very much!

Now onto my desk the top piccy shows centre of my desk i have got round to playing with my Studio940 art parts ,Not got too far as yet as ive completed my stamp folder and altered gravy pot i know alot of you wanted to see.They are coming up.Some flowers i got as birthday present that arrived yesterday,also yesterday got another B'day prezzies which is a fantastic Tim Holtz conficurations tray ...ohh my expression when i opened it must have been of excitment ,as Sophie turned and said omg not another Tim Holtz thingy!!!how many do you

This above piccy is the pile of bits stacked ready to use on this next project .Printed sheets of some Steampunk images.few clock parts and my 2 altered books sadly to say have not got any further than last weeks peek.
Now below is a file i have made from recycle cardbaord and made into a stamping folder to hold more of my stamps .More piccys and deets HERE

The below piccy is my Gravy pot now altered more piccies and details are HERE. As i know that few of you were interested to see how it turned out.

Well thats all have a great Wednesday and Creative week ahead .Hopefully we have seen the back of this cold spell although stil wishing it would snow!(Im about the only one who does want it to care sorry if i didnt make it round you all will try better this week hopefully more time today.Girls who one my Candy will try get to post office next few days..

Love n hugs

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peggy aplSEEDS said...

sending healing thoughts and prayers for your daughter. i hope the new medicine works right away. i really like the idea of a stamp folder! you've decorated yours wonderfully!
happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

505whimsygirl said...

Sorry to hear that your daughter has gotten worse. Hopefully this new antibiotic will do the trick - on the intravenous ones. Bless her little heart.

Your folder and gravy pot look amazing. Very nice, indeed.

It's only Tuesday evening where I'm at so I'm getting a jump on visiting blogs.

Hugs to you and yours,

Ohhh Snap said...

Sending wishes for a speedy recovery to your daughter.

Your projects look wonderful. Hope you have snow soon! We're supposed to get a near blizzard tomorrow if we aren't blown away by the winds tonight lol. Happy WOYWW :D

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your daughter's condition sounds serious. I will include her in my thoughts for a speedy recovery or at least that the Drs find out what is wrong.

I am in love with those steampunk images. Ironic how much I like them, yet I've never made a real steampunk anything!

voodoo vixen said...

I really hope that the antibiotics kick in hard and your daughter starts to feel heaps better soon. Love the gravy tub, it looks stunning!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Poor you and your poor daughter, I do hope that these antibiotics fix her very soon, such a huge hope she is better soon, hugs trace x your desk is full of fab goodies, hugs trace x no9

Neet said...

Don't like the sound of Sophie and her illness, it must be really worrying for you and worse with you having such knowledge of these things. Will keep an eye on your blog for news of how she goes on. Will do a special prayer tonight.
Great pictures but am afraid Sophie is on my mind at the moment.

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

I do hope your DD gets better soon... hate it when they are ill:(
Love your binder looks brill
Have a very happy woyww day
Jennie #5

Helen said...

I do hope your daughter gets sorted soon - it is obviously a very worrying time for you all. Love your gravy tub, it looks much prettier now!

sandra de said...

Sorry to hear your DD is still unwell, praying that her health improves. Your steampunk images are fab.

Cathy said...

Poor Sophie, it sounds horrible, and i do hope they get her sorted and well again soon, it must be such a worry for you.
Love your stamp folder and gravy tub ... need to have a go at these!!
Cathy xx

Neil said...

I was hoping to hear your daughter was well by now. Oh dear, I do hope they can get to the root and sort it out soon.
Your desk looks great too, I like the steampunk images, where did you get them from if I may ask? Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Neil # 34

Annie said...

Sophie really sounds to be going through the mill. Bless her. I can see a bit of Annie magic is needed....please email me your addy and I will post you a little something for her :-)
A x

karen said...

I send you all my best thoughts and wishes for your daughter. I hope the new antibiotic will finally be the one to get her over this.
Your gravy pot is looking amazing! And the stamp binder is great and such a good idea too!
xoxo Karen

May said...

I do hope the A/Bs help poor Sophie
she is having a real rough time bless her, I do hope they get to the root of this and sort it out.

Your creative items, are fab x x x Hugs May x x x

Ann B said...

Every time I visit your blog I hope to hear that your daughter is on the upward curve - must be very worrying for both of you. Hope this last round of antibiotics zaps the bugs, once that's done I'm sure she will bounce back.
Don't even think about the Post Office, it doesn't matter and you have much more important things on your mind.
Ann B #41

okienurse said...

Hate to hear Sophie is still sick. Hope they can get it cured soon! BTW I thought Tim Holtz stuff was like diamonds...can you ever get enough of them? Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

Unknown said...

Thank you for visiting my WOYWW today :) I am sorry to hear about your daughter being sick - hope everything turns out for the better very soon!
Celestial Things

Sarah said...

Your file looks just wonderful - love the images and sooooo good to see Wendy things there - you'll love them. Hope health return to your home soon! Thanks for sharing with WOYWW? today! Sarah at 4.

Unknown said...

stunning and gorjuss work there, just love it, hope your daughter gets better soon hun

thanks for the snoop
judie xx

Karen said...

I am so sorry to hear that your Daughter is still poorly, I do hope the new AB's start to work quickly and she starts to feel better soon, sending you lots of [[[hugs]]]

Gorgeous crafty creations, I especially love your new stamp folder, its fabulous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #86

Morti said...

That is SO not good. I hope this round of antibiotics works, but they should have got her onto IV ones by now. Shame on them!

Love the work you've done this week - I must see if I can track down those steampunk images you've got there, they look fab!

Thanks for stopping by (and yay, I can comment on your blog!)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jude, sorry to hear that Sophie is still ill, this is not good, I hope the new antibiotics do the trick - fingers crossed. Like those steam punk images and like Neil curious to know where you got them. Your completed projects are wonderful ... caught a glimpse of the completed gravy tub last night as I was turning in but just did not have the energy to comment then - however it's terrific. Hope this week turns out well for you all. Elizabeth x #99

AerynK Designs said...

Sickness sucks, hope those antibiotics help! I love those steampunk images, so much fun to be had!
Happy WOYWW Aeryn (15)

Robin Panzer Art said...

Oh gosh I'm so sorry to hear Sophie is still struggling. I hope you have her on plenty of probiotics to counter act what the antibiotics are doing to her poor tummy. What awesome steam punk images! Love how that Gravy Pot is coming out! Happy WOYWW #23 ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Poor Sophie, really hopes she picks up soon. So worrying for you all :(
The steampunk goodies are fab, look forward to seeing what you do with those. I love cogs and gears, yum x
Hugs, LLLJ #43 xx

Enfys said...

Sorry to hear about Sophie, hope she gets well soon. I love your gravy pot

Jingle said...

I'm so sorry that your daughter is still fighting this thing! I do pray she gets well soon! Your project is quite wonderful!

donnalouiserodgers said...

love the vintage gravy upgrade,

and Christmas is sooo last year Dahlink - let's move on...phuleese

ha aha


Lisa-Jane said...

Your stamp folder looks great! What's inside it for your stamps to go on or is it little pockets?


Oh Jude I hope everything sorts itself out soon, Sophie must be utterly fed up.

Kim Dellow said...

Sending lots of get well thoughts to your daughter, I do hope she gets better very soon.

Gorgeous projects and workspace!
Kim #81

Julia Dunnit said...

An poor Sophie, am sending healing hugs, believe me. What a worry. You still manage to keep busy...enjoyed seeinig the gravy pot..Brillo! And another file for don't think you have too many stamps?!!!

fairy thoughts said...

sorry to hear about your daughter, such a worry, but keep positive and keep busy. love the steampunk pictures
janet #35

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jude, Awesome gravy pot - wow love the olde worlde look - mm re DD I still wonder why they are fluffing around with oral antibiotics, to me sounds like she she would have been on IV ones here ages ago. really so hard as there is so much pain and as you say weight loss etc... thanks so much for joining as 101 follower, and for posting candy I have put a link over to your blog on my post too as thank you - cant quite believe the 100, you know, and thanks for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #67

VonnyK said...

I really hope your daughter gets better really soon. The worse thing a parent can go through is a sick child. Sending healing thoughts your way.

The gravy pot is great.
Von #30 :)

Unknown said...

Loving the gravy pot and the stamp folder - gorgeous!

I really hope the anti-b's work for your daughter and that she will start to feel better. ((hugs))


Victoria said...

stunning altered work

vicky 66

Anne said...

Sorry about your daughter being so poorly I do hope that she will soon improve.The gravy pot is lovely. I too would like a little bit of snow. Thanks for visiting my blog. Anne x

Di said...

Oh Jude - keeping fingers crossed here for your daughter and hoping the ABs work.

Fab work from you, as always.

Di xx

Brenda B said...

Can't believe they way they're still messing about not treating poor Sophie properly, you must be worried sick about her. I really hope either the new antibiotics work or they get her in hospital and get it sorted properly. Love the gravy tub, turned out so brill and well done on scoring the Printers Tray! Actually, tell Sophie if she doesn't get better you're going to put her to work in the craft room! Keep your chin up.

Brenda 104

Brenda B said...

Can't believe they way they're still messing about not treating poor Sophie properly, you must be worried sick about her. I really hope either the new antibiotics work or they get her in hospital and get it sorted properly. Love the gravy tub, turned out so brill and well done on scoring the Printers Tray! Actually, tell Sophie if she doesn't get better you're going to put her to work in the craft room! Keep your chin up.

Brenda 104

Jackie said...

Your poor daughter, I hope she gets sorted soon.
The gravy tub is great
Jackie #119

Katie said...

Your poor daughter, I hope they figure everything out and she is feeling better soon.

I am wishing for snow too, and everyone tells me I am being crazy, but I love it!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #16

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How many Tim Holtz thingys do you need???? Why, ALL OF THEM, of course. Silly Sophie. I hope she's on the mend soon. It sounds like what she has is quite serious. I had an anti-biotic resistant strain of strep throat as a young adult. It was months of feeling poorly and course after course of medications, so I really, really feel for her. Happy playing!

Twiglet said...

Oh bless her - poor little Sophie - lets hope the antibiotics kick in quickly - if not, then keep pestering the docs! Thinking of you all. x Jo

Hettie said...

Sorry to hear your DD is still not well. Hope she gets better very soon. At least you have your crafting to help you through it! Thanks for visiting xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jude, just popped back to say been praying still for DD and also trust it is going all on the up for her and you all, also thanks for being a wonderful encourager on my blog and for posting the candy on your blog you are a blessing! love Shaz in Oz.x

lisa said...

Your poor daughter. You must be so worried about her. I really hope she starts to make a good recovery soon. What a start to the New Year you've had.
Can you ever have enough Tim Holtz!!!
Love Love Love that altered gravy tin.
Hugs Lisx #101

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I love what you have done with the gravy pot. Hope Sophie soon starts on her road to recovery, either from the antibiotics or through her natural system fighting the problem. Lots of fresh chicken soup, lots of honey - all things that help the body to fight. Thinking of you all. Hugs xx Maggie #70

Lou said...

You must be sooo worried, i really hope your daughter improves very soon x Lou x

Lavinia said...

Hello Jude! Hope you get to the root of the problem with your daughter Sophie, so stressful for you all to cope with & a worry not knowing what the cause is too. I will keep her in my thoughts & prayers. You have done yourself proud with the stamp binder, love the idea!