Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentines Day and welcome to my desk.  It has been a while since I have posted to WOYWW but thought today was a good time for me to just jump back in...first off my desk...
I haven't really done much but have decided I was going to get started again TODAY!  I bought the little Sizzix die cut machine and a few dies the other day on sale so stay tuned to what I produce!  I did join a group for a tag swap and made this and only thing in months!
Being and over achiever I made six instead of the 3 we were told to make!
Up close!
On a personal note!
It has been a year and then some for me!  I am not going to whine...much.  Still having problems post op back surgery.  Sat down too hard at PT and caused a hairline fracture to one of the vertebrae.  Evidently the disc he put in between them is stronger then my back bone!!  That's the bad news...good news is I am developing bone matrix and that should be healed in a few more months.

My baby sister Carol Ann passed away on the 16 January this year.  Carol was 6 years younger then me and was a whiz kid with numbers and mathematics and besides being so intelligent she was an awesome person both inside and out!  It came as a surprise when she was diagnosed last May with stage 4 adenocarcinoma.  Carol was married to Stan for 42 years this June.  They have 3 boys and 8 grandchildren.  Poor Stan got a double whammy when his mother passed away on the 9 Feb!  I feel for him that is really hard on a person.  I will be going to her funeral tomorrow to support Stan!
Carol a couple years ago!

Okay that is it for me!  Go check out WOYWW and follow Julia's info for joining in the fun!


  1. Welcome back! I am very sporadic in my postings, but have made it a couple of weeks in a row, I think. Those are gorgeous tags! You do lovely work. Happy Valentine's Day! #40

  2. So glad to see you posting again.I'm so sorry you lost your sister.Those tags are lovely, and I bet you feel good to be able to make something ! have fun with your new toys!

  3. Oh, Vicky! welcome back, but what a sad post to read - so sorry to hear about your sister, it is a hard thing to go through, I know well. The tags though, are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by. Helen #1

  4. (((Vickie))) So sorry to read of your sisters passing. Very sad time for her hubby, with his mum also passing.

    Hope you are not in a lot of pain from your back. I have Arthritis in my back, so can sympathise a little. Sending heaps of healing thoughts.

    I am loving the tags.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #27

  5. So sorry to learn about your sister. Life is so unpredictable - we need to be grateful for every day and not take everything for granted. Hope your back condition improves with time - I have a weak back too and I have to be very careful how I lift things - one bad move can put me out of action for weeks! That little Sizzix machine i so cute! The question is: do I need one, LOL? All your tags are beautiful and inspiring! Thanks so much for your visit earlier! Have a wonderful week! zsuzsa #9

  6. Hello Vickie, sad to hear about your sister, I lost my baby broter 5 years ago, he was only 27, and still miss him. Indeed hard for the family to loose 2 persons in such a short period of time. But welcome back andhope to seeing more of your crafting, the tags are awesome.Vicky

  7. So very sorry to hear about your sister. That must be real hard for you and the family and my thoughts and prayers are with you to help you today.
    Welcome back, you are missed when you are away but I understand you have had a bad year healthwise.
    Take care
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  8. Hi Vickie, how nice to see your name pop up in my comments.. missed you, good to see you.
    Sorry indeed re the passing of your sister Carol, that’s really sad for everyone, and pray for God’s comfort for them all, esp the hubby.
    What a cute little machine. I wonder if you’d ever use them.. cute plus anyways!!
    God bless dear Vickie and may you heal soon, Shaz in Oz.x 16

  9. Oh Vickie, it's wonderful to see you back on the desks but my goodness what a time you've had. I'm so very very sorry to hear about the death of your sister, that must be so hard to bear. I liked the photo of her, she looked great fun, thank you for sharing it. I shall be thinking about you tomorrow at the funeral and sending love across the Atlantic.
    Crafting helps when your brain is too full of stuff...those tags are awesome and I love the colours so much. A good return back to creating again.
    You take care - be in touch again soon
    Hugs LLJ 12 xxx

  10. Hi Vicky, I can't believe you've been away so long but it's understandable as you've been having quite a hard time by the sound of it. So welcome back and thanks for the lovely comment over at mine. Sending gentle hugs. Wishing you a happy belated WOYWW, Angela x20x

  11. Welcome back. Your tags are beautiful and such a busy desk! Have fun with your dies, I'm a die junkie. Love them. I'm sorry about your sister and her family. So hard. I'll be saying a prayer for the family. Thanks for popping by.
    Carol N #26

  12. Welcome back dear comrade in fighting life's battles(drops in eyes so hard to see the typed word) Oh the wows of keeping a tottering edifice going!
    Hugs Monica

  13. Welcome back! I too have been away a while. Thank you for your visit. I see a busy desk and some lovely tags. Being an avid book reader, I would use them as bookmarks! Sending a hug to you and a prayer for your family. Thanks for taking the time to share your beautiful art.
    Belinda (25)

  14. Hi Vickie. Sorry to read about your sister passing, and her mother-in-law. Sending a big hug to you and your family today. You have had a rough time lately. I Hope your health issues are resolved soon. Thanks for stopping by earlier... hmm yes it still looks organised since I haven't done any crafting in my new craft room yet ... give me a few weeks and it might look a bit more messy. Have a crafty week Heather #13

  15. Oh Vicki, ((( HUGS ))) I am so very sorry for your families losses. and I love the tags a lot :) ~Stacy #36

  16. Hi Vickie, gosh you have been struggling with hard knocks, especially the death of your younger sister, that must be very hard, and your back problems too. And your brother in law's mother dying too. I pray that the future will bring a great improvement in your health, and you can feel life is looking up. Bless you.
    Now your desk, those tags are amazing, I really like those, and your mini Sizzix, I can find no reference to it any where, but I'm sure you are going to have lots of fun with it.
    Thanks for visiting my desk, and your nice comments, we are not urrently living on the boat, but at my daughter's, because I had an accident last August, it just wasn't possible for me to return, because I couldn't use a zimmer frame in the confined space of a narrow boat.
    Chris #5

  17. Hi Vickie - how lovely to see you and thank you for visiting.
    I was so sorry to read the news about your sister, her mum in law, back problems - such a lot to contend with - and of course your FM ( I'm a sufferer too! ) I do hope that things will improve for you and the family.
    The tags are fab u lous!!!!! You are so talented. Take care Anne x #21

  18. So sorry to hear about your sister. That has to be heartbreaking. I’m glad to see you back at creating. It’s such a great way to put you in a happy place. Take care of yourself. Back problems are so horrible. Thanks for your earlier visit. Dorlene #37

  19. I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's passing, she looks like she was a really nice person. And her poor hubby, it must be very hard on him. I hope your back feels better soon. I'm happy to see that you are starting to craft again, your tags are lovely! Great start! Thanks for your visit, have a great week, Lindart #38

  20. Why make only one when you can do more. Your desk looks very busy though.
    Sorry to hear about your sister God takes all the best.
    ANi #17

  21. Hi Vicky. I'm so sorry to hear of the death of your sister. Not an easy start to the year for you. I trust all was well at the funeral, and that you were able to say your personal farewells.
    Trust your back really heals up soon, so you can be doing all you want and need to.
    Great tags!! Well done - 6!! I am impressed. I don't think I could even manage 1!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  22. Lovely to see your desk Vickie, because we’re FB friends I don’t feel I’m missing out on you! You’ve had such a tough start to the year, losing your lovely Sis is such a blow. Really pleased to hear that you’re building a matrix, sounds as if you may actually be on a forward projectory with the back. Would be delighted if that’s the case!

  23. Happy Belated WOYWW. I was also very happy to see your name in my comments. So sorry to hear of the loss of your baby sister. I hope that your recovery continues to go in the right direction. Crafting is always such a good distraction. I have a little diecutting machine (the Spellbinders one), but also treated myself to a Brother Scan n' Cut and now my aim is to learn how to use it properly. Your tags, of course, are gorgeous. I will tell you to slow down and not push yourself, but I know you won't listen! Ali x #30

  24. Hi Vickie, I'm so sorry for your loss, I hope better times are around the corner for you. Your desk looks to be bursting with creative promise and those tags are gorgeous - crafting is always good therapy for your soul I think :o) xxx Annie C #10

  25. I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your sister, Vickie. Her poor husband, too... Too much grief all at once. It is lovely to see you back again, though - it's been a while! I love the tags you made. Thank you for your lovely comment - I'm glad you liked the card I made for my hubby, which he loved, by the way. I'm hoping to get my mystery project finished before I go into hospital, whenever that turns out to be! Thank you for your good wishes for my upcoming operation. Glad you enjoyed seeing our kitties, who are growing so fast.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #29

  26. Such a sad news, so sorry to hear about your loss. Thanks for visiting my blog last week (btw, I posted a pic today on my blog how I store my 365something-pieces you asked about.) Due to an unexpected assignment coming in I'm way late with my visit, it's almost Wednesday again! Have a great week! Love from Holland, Marit #19

  27. Hi Vicky, I am so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Sending my best wishes to you and the rest of the family in this difficult time. Thank you for the visit to my blog last week. Just now have the time to return the visit as I also dealt with an unexpected death as the father of a dear friend passed away. Anyhow, thanks again for your visit. Have a wonderful week! xoxo Cheetarah #21


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