Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The Other Side

I have really slowed down all my craft activities in the past 10 months or so, actually I have slowed down everything that I had been doing at home and work.

I have not been very well, and finally about two weeks ago had an operation on my heart which I hoped would make me feel much better. Now I am on the other side. Hurrah.

I have decided I don't much like heart surgery, hospitals or generally being ill. It gets in the way of life.

I may have a few complications that I have to deal with and a few more tests but I really do hope that very soon my life can resume as normal.

On 3rd March, all being well I am going to EK for the day. I am designing a class and with a bit of luck and if feeling in good health, I will teach the class as well. (Can I teach sitting down?!)

I am so looking forward to this. I have not been scrapbooking for the day since I last went to EK - thats some months ago. Actually I havent been out hardly anywhere in the past 6 months so I maybe generally a little excited!!

Also, I am designing a layout for the forth coming A Trip Down Memory Lane retreat. I am very excited about the lovely papers I am using in this class!!!

I have been playing with a few projects over the past two weeks as and when I have been able. Above is a layout that I was tinkering with before the Op. (Choose that photo as I felt awful when it was taken and have huge bags under my eyes. A visual reminder!)


Denise said...

It's lovely to hear you are slowly getting some scrappy stuff on the go-It will be lovely to see you at the crop AND at ATDML too. I hope you are feeling much better and things are settling down for you x x x x x

Sally-Ann said...

Didn't know you'd been poorly, sending you love & hugs. Hope we get to meet up again one day. You are one of the most inspirational people I know.

Karen said...

So I take it from this post that you are not on tea making duty when you come over?

Lovely page xxx

Becca said...

I hope that you feel better soon. You have been missed at crop & it would be lovely to see you there again. Fingers crossed that you feel up to it x

cathcrops said...

Dear Karen, So sorry to hear things have been so terrible for you. Hope you continue to improve and get better ever day. Miss our 'meet ups' and your creative excellence !
With all my best wishes, Cath x.

Sandie said...

Glad that the operation is over Karen, and that you are finally on the mend. I hadn't realised how unwell you have been until recently. I hope that is in the past now, take it easy and looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

debs14 said...

I hadn't realises just how poorly you had been Karen. Hopefully things will really start to improve from now on.
I really enjoyed the crop yesterday and your layout was fabulous.
Hope to see you again soon at EK x