WOYWW- here again!

I am back....not yet fully recovered, but at least able to face blogging and perhaps a little crafting again. For anyone remotely interested (I wouldn't be!) the pleurisy turned to pneumonia, so I am still rattling with antibiotics etc. On the plus side most of the pain has now gone.

Enough of that,
This is a gift that I made just before I took a turn for the worse. Jenny's flute teacher has taken herself and her other half off to some sunny climes to get married. So I made this for her to either take with her or to keep as a keepsake.



I have made one thing in the last week, for a sad reason. My nephew and his wife had some terrible news. Their much awaited baby had died, they found out at the 20 week scan. What can you say at times like these? I just wanted them to know we were thinking of them. I found a fantastic poem to go inside that said it all, so I kept the card simple.
I just want to say a big thank you to Chrissie, who you will all know from WOYWW. She came to see me last week and delivered to me the birthday bundle candy I was lucky enough to win from her blog. It was lovely to meet her face to face, we had only spoken once before on the phone. What a lovely lady she is!

Ok everyone head over to Julia's blog to check out the other WOYWW entries this week. Have fun....


Edited:- I have been asked to share the poem I used. I guess it is always hard to find the "right words". I found a site by searching online. There are some beautiful poems here that had me in tears just reading them through. The site is here and I used An Angel Never Dies....just tweeked it slightly to suit our situation. I site I hope you never need to use...but is worth bookmarking just in case.

29 comments

  1. Good news that you're feeling much better but your sad news is awful. The loss of such a treasured little one is dreadful. Huge hugs to all concerned.
    A x

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  2. Glad you are feeling better. Your pieces are so sweet and thoughtful. Wishing you a happy WOYWW:)

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  3. Great to hear you are feeling better. Your gift for the newly weds is so pretty and what a beautiful card for such a sad occasion - It's perfect.

    Have a good day.....xx

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  4. oh so glad you are feeling better but so sorry about the loss hun,really feel for them,beautiful work,you have created, on here hugs cheryl xx

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  5. Hi Diane
    wow what a gorgeous horseshoe, a beautiful keepsake, lovely card so hard to make, what a very sad loss for them,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  6. Diane, so glad to read you are a bit better, although rattling along (grin). That keepsake for the flute teacher is adorable. Sad to lose the flute teacher, but even sadder to lose a baby. I'm sure they will appreciate you reaching out to them. Happy WOYWW and get rattle free soon!

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  7. Lovely simple card there. How tragic. I'm really sorry to hear about that. Glad you're feeling a little better now. Must have been a nightmare. Look forward to seeing some crafting as evidence of a full recovery. Happy WOYWW! Cath x

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  8. Glad to hear you're recovering; such a sad card you've had to make, tho. Do you feel like sharing the poem? It's a lovely card, and the wedding keepsake is gorgeous too.

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  9. Hope you stop rattling soon. Such sad news, as you say, there is so little you can say but just being there for them, will let them know you care. The card is just right.

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  10. So sad for the little lost one and your card is really special. My DD2 went through that and happily now has a lovely 1 year old.
    Hope you get to be 100% very soon.
    JoZarty x

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  11. Glad to here you are on the mend. I love the simple card it will mean so much to them to know you cared.

    Cathx

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  12. That card for your nephew and his wife is just perfect. Our second daughter died in the 19th week and it was "little" things like that that really helped and showed us how much people cared. My thoughts are with your nephew and wife.

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  13. Oh, it's me again... would you care to email me the poem you put inside? Thank you.

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  14. Hiya

    glad you are feeling much better, so sorry for your nephew and his wife, the card is lovely

    Joey.x

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  15. Glad you are feeling better but sorry to hear the sad news - a friend of mine was in a similar situation earlier this year when her niece was stillborn - its very upsetting isnt it so hope you are feeling a bit better now.

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  16. Lovely gift for the newlyweds and such tragic news for your nephew and his wife, your card for them is beautiful and I'm sure it will mean a lot to know you're thinking of them. Glad to hear you're on the mend too.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  17. Oh WOW WOW WOW Diane...These pieces are GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely LOVE the horseshoe!!!!! What a precious gift to treasure!!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU for your comment on my blog!!! :) We can only HOPE the dark room and quiet will help!!!! ;) I hope you have a very blessed day!!!!

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  18. aw, sounds like you've had a bit of a time of it lately - but those cards are gorgeous... sending you a big hug!

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  19. Hi Diane what a lovely gift for the bride
    also a lovely card for such a sad time
    Have a great weekend and a great (very late) woyww
    (lyn)

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  20. Gosh you've really been through it, hope that you're recovery continues apace. Am sure your beautiful card will count for much as your nephew and his wife come to terms.
    And bless Chrissie - what a star she is.

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  21. Simply fabulous projects Diane, wow!
    Chrissie

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  22. Sorry I am so late to comment, hope your recovery is continuing. The Horseshoe and box are beautiful. Such sad news for your nephew and his wife, the card you made is for them is perfect for such a difficult time.

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  23. oh wow this is soooooooooo pretty! well done you, amazing creation :)

    hugs mandyxx

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  24. Fab creations here. Have a great WOYWW !

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  25. your creations are gorgeous, I am a bit late, Fab Workspace, Happy WOYWW! Thank you for showing us your workspace.

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  26. Best thing you can do is just let people know you are there for them and thinking about them.

    You take care,
    Ciara
    xx

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  27. Your gifts are very thoughtful for the good times and the bad .. no one likes the bad
    hugs Nikki

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  28. Oooh - MRS - you need to sort your blog out - the background has gone pearshaped!!! LOL

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