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Sunday, 23 November 2014


well i know i wasn`t going to make any Christmas cards this year .. am on a crafting break but i thought i would make my Brother a  8 x8 card, that he can look at while still in hospital..

used the sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY 2 #35

used Imagine That winter fun paper and "B" die cut, nestabilies label dies, memory box snowflake border and bauble dies, card candy, silver ribbon and thread from my stash , finsihed with a little stickles glitter.

below is a xmas card my mum has asked me to make for her hairdresser... so that is two card i have made!! used this wonderful saturated canary image and coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs.

below is the back of the card

Now onto my trip over to California to see my brother , it is now six months since his you can see he is now breathing by himself, and we enjoyed a week of chat , and watched him have physio and speech therapy ..his long time memory is amazing ..but he still doesn`t understand what has happened to him..or that he now lives in America.. this  can be very upsetting for his wife...

this is the first time i met my brother , (after our 24 hour journey from England) he recognised me, with my husband and my nephew and niece ..i was able to wheel my brother out to this room (above), so we could all be together..
........and below in his room ..after spending 10 days with him, he is even waving here ...

my Brother is making slow progress, but amazing progress , what a fighter ... the next big step is looking for a kidney donor,as the medication he was given while in a coma has stopped his kidneys from working, so still having dialysis three times week ..
i am so very greatful that he is still with us, prayers and healing thoughts are still very much appreciated .. XX THANKYOU XX


Kathie said...

Hi Nessy welcome back I know your on a break but thank you for sharing your trip to the US and your brothers journey. I can't believe that six months has past by so quickly. It saddens me so much to see this amazing Father, Husband, Brother, Brother In Law and Son laying there in Hospital because of one senseless accident where he should be home with his wife and children. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your brother and families.

Kathie said...

Hi Nessy, thanks so much for sharing your amazing creation for your brother. He'll love this card and really cherish it and always keep looking back at it. Love the card you made for your mum's hairdresser she'll love it. Take care enjoy the rest of your brake and we're so looking forward to you joining us soon. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card and your talent with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
Kathie SSW2~DT

Joanna said...

I'm so glad to hear about your trip to see your brother. I'm glad to see that he is progressing. Love both cards but the hairdresser card is my favorite. Thanks for sharing these with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
~Jo, SSW2

Heide said...

What joy it must have brought your Brother and family, that you were able to visit. Glad to hear that he is making progress, slow I know, but it is progress. Prayers continue for your family. What lovely cards that you have made this week. Happy to Have you back and joining us. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful cards Nessy.
I'm so pleased he recognised you and it must have been a lovely boost for all the family to have you there.

mulberry station said...

Nessy, I am glad you were able to go see your brother and that he is improving every day. I hope may blessing comes his way in his recovery. You card this week is stunning. Have a wonderful Holiday.
Hugs, Nancy SSW2

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Nessy - I'm saying prayers for you and your brother for help in the healing. I'm glad you were able to see him and I'm sure that helps him more than anything doctors can do. Good to see you creating and a wonderful card it is for your brother. Always good to have you in our SSW2 challenges. Blessings to you and your family.