Monday, March 04, 2013

Hello, Joe

Hi everyone.  It's been a busy weekend ... well, busy all last week.  My DMIL was released from hospital on Tuesday.  She has cancer, which the surgeons found after they went in to remove a blockage only to find a large tumor that they weren't able to remove.  She is doing very well, considering the circumstances and has moved in with us for now.  I say for now, because she has the hope that she'll build her strength and then move back to her condo where she lives alone.  Did I mention that she's 90??!!  She is amazing, and the fact that she has a goal to become independent once again shows her strength of character.  For now she'll stay with us, and we're hoping to convince her that she should remain with us until she requires the care we can't provide.  We'll see how that goes - she's very head strong and that's probably why she is doing so well at this age!

So it's been a busy time getting her settled, but things are starting to smooth themselves out.  I didn't get much time in the studio this weekend, but I made a card a while back and didn't get time to write up the post ... so here it is.  And the timing worked out perfectly because this week's Paper Players challenge (PP#135) is "In Stitches".  :)

Stamps:  Morning Cup (SU!); Chit Chat (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Summer Smooches DP (SU!)
Ink:  Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  corner rounder, glue and adhesives

A super simple CAS card using paper piecing.  Love these bright and cheerful papers and they work perfectly with this coffee pot and cup.  I added "faux stitching" with my Black Stampin' Write marker.

Here's a close-up:


Unknown said...

Great paper piecing and faux stitching on your sweet card! Your mother-in-law is blessed to have you, and I hope she is feeling better every day!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I hope your MIL nice that you can watch over her during her recuperation! Your card just makes me SMILE! LOVE anything about coffee---and your paper piercing and "stitching", as well as your bright cheery colors all add up to make a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing with my stitchy challenge this week at the Paper Players!

Unknown said...

Hello Loll - your MIL sounds like an amazing lady and it's inspiring that she wants to go back to her own home and with such a wonderful family to support her I'm sure wherever she is she will be content.

Your card really made me smile - great paper piecing, cheerful colour combo and love the little steam hearts coming out of the pot of coffee.......brilliant.

Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Loll and great paper MIL sounds like a very great lady, a very difficult time for all the family but hope she gets her wish to return home


cathi139 said...

lovely card - perfect as always... best wishes for your MIL and the whole family... what a difficult time

Darnell said...

Your card is such a delight, Lolly, perfectly executed as always!

I'm sorry to hear the news about your DMIL. She sounds like my little old friend, Verna. Their scrappiness is so inspiring! I wish you all peace on this journey. xxoo Dolly

Anonymous said...

Wow, 90 and kicking up a storm to go home. That is wonderful. Love the card and wishing you all the best going forward and your mother-in-law also. I hope she keeps kicking up a storm!

Bonnie said...

I love the paper piecing, as always, Loll! The stitching is a fantastic border and the red polka dots are so pretty! I pray that your MIL has a rapid and complete recovery! What a blessing that you can help her out during this difficult time.

Becky said...

wow, 90, God bless her.
Your card is just adorable! gorgeous design and love the paper piecing.

Danielle Vincent said...

Your MIL is so lucky to have you in her life Loll! I love this card the paper piecing is so perfect. Hugs D

Brian King said...

I absolutely love this card, Loll. The paper piecing is brilliant, and the end product is so clean and simple. The stitching is a perfect addition here. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

Lisa Lara said...

I just love your paper piecing Lolly girl.

Ann Schach said...

Clean and cute, Loll! I love the paper piecing and the faux stitching! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Jaydee said...

Loll, firstly your MIL sounds like an amazing woman!
Your card is fabulous and I love the faux stitching and paper piercing.
So glad you were able to join the Paper Players this week