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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

WOYWW 229!

I everyone. It's been bucketing down here today but now the sun is shining!
I have been looking after my Dad a couple of hours today! He is really failing fast. He is 90 but has been quite fit till a few months ago. He has a problem with his throat so can hardly eat. He has to have 3 nutritious drinks each day to try and build him up. They don't seem to be working has lost loads of weight.
The medical care he is getting is second to none. 
Nurses out most days and GP calling a couple of times a week. 
So it's not surprising I am feeling a bit low at the mo! 
Crafting is helping me when I can settle down to create!
It's time for WOYWW 229 once again. That means a snoop around some wonderful crafty desks. Starting with Julia's Stamping Ground
I am still playing with Advent Calenders. I made lots of little boxes and glued them together.
Papers are from Dovecraft Tis the season. From Chloe
Boxes, words & numbers cut on Silhouette Portrait die cutting machine. HERE
Template HERE. I just rearranged the boxes.
Make it Monday "Anything goes"
Thanks for calling
x Jan


  1. this is beautiful made Jan looks great.

    gr karin

  2. Compassion and patients to you dealing with your failing father. The advent calendar is great. Just remember to take care of the care giver too! Be good to yourself. Thanks for sharing. Carole #91

  3. I think this is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Bloggers Network Facebook site. Hugs Tania (DT)xx

  4. Such a lovely creation Jan. Such a worry when providing care. Look after yourself.

  5. I am sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he feels better soon.

    Your advent calender is so sweet! The little boxes making the frame is such a great idea!

  6. I love the advent season!
    prayers to all-support and healing
    thanks for visiting
    Robyn 10

  7. Great idea, so it's a card come calendar! must have a go! Thank you for my crafty snoop!
    HaPpY WoYwW?!
    ((Lyn)) #59

  8. Hi Jan, sorry to here about your dad. I hope he starts to feel better soon.

    Really love your advent calendar

    Hugs Erin x

  9. That must be really hard for your family. Sending your family a prayer for peace.

    Love that advent calender!

    Katie (97)

  10. Jan, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, hun, and I feel for you, hope you get in lots of love and hugs....

    Happy WOYWW, hun, loving the advent calender..Hugs Avril#95

  11. Very cool advent calendar! The little boxes make a great frame. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. It's so hard to see family members failing. My prayers are with you.
    Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #86

  12. Sorry to hear about your day. I'm praying for the both of you. Love the advent calendar. Thank for stopping by #4

  13. I am sorry that your Dad is poorly, you are doing a wonderful thing in caring for him x You are so right about the crafting helping too :)
    Heather #82

  14. Loving thoughts to you and your Dad and enjoy him for as long as you are able. I so miss my own dear dad.
    On a lighter note - love your Advent calendar - a proper work of art - love it!!

  15. Beautiful Advent calendar Jan, I love it.

    So sorry to hear about your Dad, sending you lots of crafty hugs hun.

    Linda xxx

  16. Jan I love your Advent calendar - I've always been enamored by those!

    Appreciate your visit today!

  17. How strange. I am a Jan with a 91 year old Dad whose memory is fading. The problem is he's in Wales, I'm in Wiltshire. He has been managing in sheltered accommodation up to now but not for much longer...sigh.
    I find crafting helps too...
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

  18. Sorry to hear about your dad, Jan....I know how you're feeling, it's so hard to watch them deteriorate and not be able to stop it.
    It's good that you can escape for a while and just think about crafting....this advent creation is lovely xx Thinking of you xx

  19. Wonderful project. I love how you've framed your image with the litle boxes and how you've used your cutting machine to create the elements. I'm sorry to hear that your father's health isn't so good. Let's hope he gains some strength from the nutrition he's getting.

  20. I have been wanting to make an advent, have access to all the supplies, just need to order and get busy. Thank you for your visit. Kim #90


  21. I love your Advent calendar too
    and sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he feels better soon.

  22. A great Advent Calendar, so sorry to hear about your Dad, love and hugs xx

  23. great card brilliant idea.sorry to here about your dad.x

  24. Jan, beautiful layout, but I am so sorry to hear about your dad, give him some raw eggs in his protein drinks, the extra protein will help him so much. My dad was sick many years ago and it really helped. Try a minimum of 4 to 6 eggs a day, serious. We have this drink here called hospital strength sustagin if you have something similar, mix the eggs in with that.

    Hope and prayers are with you and your family.

    Eliza 13

  25. Sorry to hear about your dad and I am praying for him. I love the Advent looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro x (#74)

  26. Lovely as usual, sorry to hear about your dad Jan, Hope he picks up soon Thinking of you and the family xx

  27. Thank you for dropping by my blog, Jan! I'm so sorry to hear about you father. It is a difficult time when parents so quickly change from being ok to being so different. We are also praying for my mom at this time. I spend as much time as I can with her, before work and after work most days. Hardly any time to do any arts and crafts except an illustration during prayer time, in my journal.
    peggy aplSEEDS@11

  28. Hope all is well for your father soon. Your project is just lovely. Cheers, Holley

  29. Fabulous advent calendar Jan,love the backing papers and such a great the numbers mixed up.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  30. Fabulous card and layout Jan. Visiting from MIM..Loz

  31. Sorry to hear about your dad Jan, I hope they can fix his throat so he can eat properly again. Love the Christmas project, very pretty.

    Happy late woyww,
    Brenda 1


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xx Jan