Wednesday, 16 April 2014

WOYWW 254 - Still here.....!!!

Well as it's WOYWW I thought I'd best post some of the Easter cards I've been making. I must admit this dialysis has slowed me down and made me very tired....zzzzzzz.....zzzzz but I just HAD to make some cards.
I can watch Craft TV whilst on dialysis and it's given me loads of ideas, I just haven't had the energy to do them.
However I really wanted to make some Easter cards and was determined to do it, so got everything ready and had a marathon session with lots of rest breaks too.
I wasn't prepared for the tiredness of dialysis, and it's going to take some adjusting to the good/bad days, but hey, I'm still here after cancer, diabetes, two DVT's and everything else thrown in to the mix, so I'm gonna make the most of it! As Darnell says, LITS!!!!

Have fun everyone, and have a great Easter break too!!!

Keep smiling :-)))


Twiglet said...

Fab cards Karen - you are amazing! I doubt I would be able to motivate myself if I was in your situation. Happy Easter x Jo

My name is Cindy said...

Sorry to hear about your illness Karen - you had had a rough time! I truly hope it gets a little easier as time goes on so you can get in a routine. Glad you enjoyed your marathon card session, the results are lovely. Happy WOYWW and Happy Easter, Cindy #59

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You are one inspiring would be so easy just to sit and do nothing but you are so positive. Your cards are fab :-)
Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

jill said...

lovely Easter cards. Happy woyww jill #41

glitterandglue said...

Karen. You are doing SO well - I trust your body will soon adjust to the dialysis, and you will find a little more energy. My aunt and uncle (mum's brother and sister) both had dialysis. It is hard work - and SO time consuming. But what a privilege to live in a land and time where such things are on offer when we need them. God bless you as you adapt to this new way of living.
Your cards are lovely - trust you got them in the post in time - not posted mine yet! It will have to wait now until tomorrow as the Stannah man is here fitting the stairlift for the washing, sorry... the HUBBY!!!
Thanks for your visit - now, you won't go on a guilt trip 'cos you don't have the energy to knit, will you??! It is perfectly understandable and reasonable.
Have a really special Easter.
Margaret #18

Sandy Leigh said...

Hope you continue do better and better. I love to watch craft shows too! Pretty Easter cards - love them! Happy WOYWW - Sandy Leigh #67

Mrs A. said...

Hope you continue to adjust to you treatment and can gain some respite from it all. You are one plucky lady. Keep on going. Your Easter cards are fab . I try not o watch the craft shows too much as I tend o get mesmerised and talk myself into needing all those products sooo badly. Hugs Mrs A.

Annie said...

Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. I'm a little later visiting today cos I've been cleaning, sorting and tidying [again] ready to put our house on with another estate to get this house sold!!
You have such a positive attitude to could teach us a lot.
Annie x # 40

Sharon Madson said...

I love your cards, especially the one with the picked fence! So glad you had some energy to craft. I can't imagine how difficult it must be. Sending hugs and Easter wishes. #79

Chrysalis said...

So glad you were able to do some crafty play this week, despite the problems. I particularly love the first cute bunny card. Easter blessings, Chris # 31

fairy thoughts said...

glad to see you are still managing to craft despite all your health problems. your cards are gorgeous, I'm sure the recipiants will love them
janet #22

Daniella said...

You are a survivor! And a determined one at that! Good for you! You give me hope, and that is a wonderful thing!
Your cards are amazing!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so very inspirational, Karen! First of all, your cards are TOPS! No one would ever guess that you weren't feeling at the top of your game!

What a survivor you are! Everyone has their cross to bear, but it's apparent that you got in that line again and again. (I'm sure there are others who have had an easier life because of it!) I applaud your ability to remember LITS and not sit around whining and feeling sorry for yourself.

I hope you adjust to the dialysis soon and feel less exhausted. Happy Easter to you, my dear! Big hugs, Darnell

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Karen,

You are amazing! I hope the dialysis gets easier to handle for you.

Your cards are beautiful! You have a great eye for color and placement. Keep up the great work and fight through your illness!

Thank you for visiting me already!!!
Hugs, Kay (13)

Shaz Brooks said...

Karen, you are amazing, and an inspiration to us all! How many people would have rolled over and given up by now? You let us know that you can fight anything with the right attitude. And its really the fighting that counts, because we can't beat everything, we have to learn how to live with some of it. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz # 34 xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen

Lovely to see your cards on your blog again. Thanks for the Tex will practice soon, have the grandchildren here so life a bit hectic.Hapy Easter.

Love Gill x

Neet said...

Take each day as it comes and get rest when you need it. Lovely cards on show for us.
Hugs, & Thanks for your earlier visit - Neet 28 xx

Lydia La La said...

You are so special.. A warrior. I can not imagine what you have gone through and still going through. Your cards are pretty crash hot too. xxxooo

Ambreen said...

Dear Karen,
Long time since i have heard from you.....Happy Easter to you and John...eagerly waiting to hear from u soon...

Jules said...

Hi Karen

You asked me what the bee stamp was that I used on my blog the other Sunday.

It is made by Stamps Happen and is #60058 Bees.

I hope that helps.

Sounds like you have been through a lot recently Karen. You are doing well to keep your blog going amongst everything else that is happening.

Fabby Easter cards too!

Take care.

Love Jules xx