Sunday, February 24, 2013

It's About Time Yes, I need to get back to my Baby~Blog...po' thing has been neglected for almost a year now. I've had life changing incidents that are mostly to blame for the absence. I'm now a "proxy momma" to my 21 year old niece Leslie and it's been a challenge since August to say the least dealing and managing her many disabilities. We are now getting these things under control and moving forward in a positive way. My beloved husband became ill just a few weeks after Leslie was taken in to live with us. He fought a long brave fight for his life after a surgery that went horribly wrong with many complications after removing a 10 inch section of his small intestine. Two surgeries in two days, two days later a heart attack and then back on a ventilator. He survived longer then any doctor had expected and truthfully the hardest thing was seeing him in pain and suffering for a little more then two months. He was laid to rest on November the 1st, All Saints Day (my request) just after hurricane Sandy and we were fortunate and blessed to have the Military service he deserved. Thank you to my dear girlfriends for all their support through a most difficult time...I wouldn't have survived without them...especially Martha (SeekingForArt)who went above and beyond with her gentle but strong guidance and words that only can come from the many and more then I can mention here now for fear of omitting someone and hurting their all know who you are and what it means "to be there" for a sister in need. Well, on with the ART already Dar...and as Husband Deogracias "Dickie" would say, quote, "Life goes on"....doing my best to make him proud. What seems ironic is my GF Martha told me my last post was on the exact same flowers I'm going to post this evening for the TIM HOLTZ Tattered Flower challenge...she said just post the old pictures and we laughed. I made this tag and dig the end results and got a kick out of how much the little green flowers reminded me of BRUSSELS-SPROUTS...I got the technique given to us from a talented gal named Jess on her show. Products and supply list for FLOWERS: Tattered Florals Tim H. Alteration die Brown paper(packaging from a mail order) Tim H rubber stamps Perm. black ink pad Distress Stains, Mowed Lawn, Picket Fence, Dusty Concord and Gathered Twigs McGill ball stylus and foam pad (for shaping) PS: If you look at my last post you will see the same flowers made from black card stock....too funny!