Saturday, 20 August 2011

Swinging By To Say Hi .... Sketch Saturday #169

Yesterday morning was spent Dad sitting whilst Mum went out to her friend's house for an hour and half for a coffee, natter and some much deserved "ME" time.  She returned relaxed and ready for whatever the rest of the day brought.  Which was a visit from the Occupational Therapist.  She's going to request a few things for us that she thinks will help Dad both in and outside the house.  We've had to make it clear to him that he doesn't have to use anything she brings, or if he tries them and doesn't think they're a help they can be returned.  He's funny when it comes to aids of any sort ... i think he sees them as defeat!  He must be feeling a little better cos he has us all organised with jobs tomorrow.  My sister is changing the bed and cleaning upstairs, Andy is sorting the TV out in the bedroom and plugging the electric bed in (Dad refuses to have it plugged in and use it when he doesn't need it!) and Mum and I have to go shopping for some new jog bottoms for him.  He hates the idea of not getting dressed when he goes downstairs, so i suggested some jog bottoms because they're like PJ's but they're not!  In the meantime, I've taken to comfort cooking and eating ...

... apple, sultana's and cinnamon tear and share bread.  We tore it and shared it and now its all gone!

So Good Morning people.  It's time for another challenge to kick start your weekend, and this week we have a new (for us at Sketch Saturday) sponsor!...

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 here is this weeks sketch...

and my card ...

I'm addicted to these Teddy Bo/Bea images and had to use another one .  This beauty Teddy Bea_014 was used for the card I made to say thank you to our gorgeous friend Paula for putting up with us for our weekend away at her house in London the end of July.

To make this card I used:~
CS ~ Stash
DP's ~ Pink Petticoat Gingham & Kathryn Balint, Old Time Rendezvous
Sentiment ~ Create with TLC
Pearls, Ribbons & Flowers ~ Stash
Tools ~ Diamond Stickles, Pencil Crayons, Sansodor, Blending Stumps, Sewing Machine


  1. Fab card such subtle beautiful colouring. Glad to hear your dad is feeling a bit better

  2. A busy time is being had by all Jilli!

    Your photo of your scrumptious apple and cinnamon tear and share has one thing wrong with it. Its all gone!! What a super image of it tho, Im sure you all thoroughly enjoyed it!

    Pretty card too!

    Keryn x

  3. Hi Jilli, beautiful card and your tear and share bread looks delish! Pleased to hear yur dad is a bit brighter, we got those joggers for Don when he first came home from hospital, he hated them at first, now he loves them, wears them all the time!!

    Hugs, Barbara xx

  4. Yes is was a beautiful card and still up on the unit :-) and an amazing weekend and a pleasure to have you come and stay - lets hope you make it here again soon. But please dont send me pics of the tear n share bread at bedtime ever again - made me TOO HUNGRY!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  5. Hi Jilli,

    Thanks for your comment on my post. My daughters dog Chester is a working Cocker Spaniel! I dont really appreciate the difference between a 'working' cocker and a non working or 'show' cocker to be honest!?!
    What is Malibu?

    (I couldnt reply to your comment as it was the no-reply comment type!)

    Keryn x

    ps, youve been busy changing your blog too! Its looking very grand!

  6. I think this is the most beautiful card. Just soooo pretty. xxx

  7. love your cards - the tear and share bread looks great too !


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