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Friday 23 October 2020

Christmas Soon - Really!!!

I have finally  found a bit of time to actually do a post!!

First, I must welcome Di as a new follower. Hope you 
will enjoy what you see on my little blog.

I have been making Christmas cards to take to the Care Home
I fund raise for. I have so far made 42 but a few more to make yet!!

This is the one I have just finished.
It looks a bit bluer than it is!! The card is actually white
but the light was very poor this afternoon when I finished it.

We have had a very stressful and sad few weeks. 
My eldest sister has Alzheimer's and for her safety,
it was time for her to be looked after in a Care Home.

It was very hard for my other sister, who has helped and 
cared for her, for a long time now. 
She has been so kind to her and has to drive for 
around an hour, to get to her. 

It was very difficult to find a home but one was eventually 
found. The best thing was,, it was in walking distance 
from where my sister lives.
So she will be able to see her more often. and no more long drive. 
Enough to say, that it turned out to be a hell of a trip 
for my carer sister, to drive her to the home!!
I just wished I could have been there to help her. 
As I live over 200 miles away from there and 
the problem with the Covid-19, we wouldn't be able to.

We are sure she will settle in soon.
Alzheimer's is such a horrible illness and our mother had it too.

Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog and I 
appreciate all the lovely messages you leave me.
Stay safe and well.
Big hugs,


aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card to donate Carol, I too do the same, and so sorry to read of your sister. Times are hard enough without dear ones having to move. xx

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous

cotnob said...

A pretty Christmas card Carol, I love the blue and white design.
It's a shame when we are no longer able to care for our relatives, I'm sure your Sister will soon settle in, at least you know she is safe now.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Di said...

A lovely card Carol and thank you for your welcome. I hope things settle well for both your sisters. Heart rending.


Di xx

Carole Pollard said...

What a beautiful card design so classy So sorry about your sister It’s a decision I had to make a number of years ago with my Mum so I have some understanding of how you feel and it’s hard but you will come to realise as the months progress it’s the right decision. For everyone take care love and hugs Carole x

Carole said...

Hi your card and it sounds like you have been very productive on the Christmas card front. Sad about your sister and so hard on the relatives when you have to put a loved one into a home. Hopefully she will settle and you all will have peace of mind on her safety and well being. Hugs xx

Doris knippenenplakken said...

Beautiful Christmas card with the blue background.
Hugs Doris

Diane said...

Greetings Carol, wow what a beautiful card and love all the blue glittery paper. Sorry to hear about your sister.

Hugs Diane

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous wintry scene Carol, great dimension and sparkle. I hope that your Sister settles well in her Care Home, it must have been a tough time for you all, but you have to think of yourselves too xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card. Hope your sister will be happy in her new home

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Carol. Alzheimer’s is such a dreadful disease , both my parents had it, but only mum went into a home. It was a nightmare getting her into one so I can fully sympathise with your sister. xx

Jules said...

Hi Carol

What a stressful time for you all. I bet you felt awful not being allowed to travel to help.

Hopefully your sister will settle into her new home well and then things will be much easier for your other sister too.

A lovely Christmas card for your care home collection. I bet they really appreciate all you do for them.

Love Jules xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful winter Christmas card Carol..I love that die with the Deer, just have not used it this year..yet!..I'm so very sorry you have had such a time with your poor dear Sister, both of them really, but the time does come that you need to do what you need to do and I'm sure she will have beautiful care and be as happy as she can be..bless her, and I'm well thank you for asking, I'm busy in my happy place, safe and happy and hoping you are as well..


Mrs A. said...

This is a super card with such careful detailing. My Mum cares for Dad for as long as she could until her health deteriorated and then they both went into a home together. I hope your sister will settle in her new surroundings. Hugs Mrs A.