Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Painful Post!

Happy February everyone...although its not so happy for me...we had some sad news that my sister-in-law is seriously ill and we had to travel back home to Yorkshire to see her and while we were here my back went - I am suffering from a prolapsed disc and struggling to move. So I hate to say this but I am behind with the 365 challenge already! (See Kate's blog)

Here is January filled in but I still haven't titivated it yet....



Luckily, I had painted my February page early on in January...



...so all I have to do is 'art it up' and finish the journal blocks...don't know when I'll be able to do that - I need to keep moving but its painful to move - takes my breath away sometimes! So I don't feel able to put my mind to anything :(



But let me show you these lovely pages, given to me by Donna (who received a very big Sandy hug in return!) She had this large ledger style book bought to use as a journal - she was removing some of the pages to make space and I was one of the lucky recipients (Dyan was the other)



It's a lady's newspaper, lovely and old and the images are just gorgeous!





I just love reading the snippets of news held on these pages - if it was mine, I don't think I would be able to use it... I shall scan these pages before using them -I know they won't have the texture and feel of the originals but they are so precious - a real glimpse of the days of yore!



so Donna, THANKYOU again, They are fantabulous!!!!

38 comments:

  1. love your pages, look forward to seeing more,
    what a nice friend you have,
    Kat.

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  2. Oooo gorgeous pages SP, just love the colours you've used. You are very lucky to receive this Lady's paper, as you say just wonderful to read. Hope the back is a little easier today. Hugs xx

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  3. Your pages are wonderful. So sorry to hear your sad news and I do hope you can get some relief for your pain. Hugs Anesha

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  4. So sorry to hear about your problem back you need a chiropractor, they are fantastic but costly. So sad about your sister-in-law too hope she makes good progress and gets better soon.
    Your pages are fab lovin the colour it's my fave. Are you not a lucky girl to have those lovely pages from Donna's journal, can't wait to see what you do with them when you are pain free of course.
    Take care Pat xx

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  5. (((hugs))) Sandra - I've only put my back out once so I really do sympathise.
    Your journal pages are fab without any titivating (I so love that great northern word.
    and those ladies journal pages are to die for - how scumptious :)
    Take it easy hun and no 100mh stomps round the kitchen until fully recouperated. KTF x

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  6. Oh Sandra you poor thing as a fellow back sufferer I absolutely know what you mean about the pain - it's so utterly distracting that the thought of trying to sit and do something creative is just beyond your ability - I so feel for you and so I'm sending positive hugs - but not too painful a ones that cause you more pain! I'm so very sorry that your sister-in-law is poorly you and your hubby are in my prayers tonight!

    Hugs again

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  7. Love your pages, sorry you are in pain, and sad news about you SIL. Love those pages you were given. S xx

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  8. Oh no Sandy, your poor back. I hope you're coping ok and being looked after. I'm thinking of you.
    Sad news too - I hope all works out for your sister-in-law.
    Loving your art calendar pages xx

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  9. I love your pages - fab even before the titivating! I hope your back improves quickly and that your sister in law recovers well x

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  10. I love the black splatters on Feb. Hope you're pain free soon, best wishes!

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  11. Sorry to hear your back is still playing you up. I'm not surprised that you aren't up to doing much - pain can be all consuming can't it? Hope you start to feel a bit better soon. Your calendar pages look really fab - I love the splats on Feb too!

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  12. lovely to see your January pages filled out...Love the little touches of red in your February page!!....and the images you have found are just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

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  13. Hey Hun,

    take loads of prescription pharmaceuticals and wait it out, I have become a big fan of the 'comfortably Numb' sensation - for both physical and psychic pain...

    Dxxxx

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  14. I LOVE your February page! Hope you get better soon and that your sister in law recovers. Best wishes to you.

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  15. Beautiful pages, love the colours of Feb. Sorry to hear your sad news, I hope you and your sister in law feel better soon x

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  16. Love the colours on your Jan and Feb pages very calming. Hope your back gets better soon.
    Take care
    Maggie

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  17. So sorry about your sister-in-law who is so ill. I will pray for her, and for your back. Life's rollercoaster is down right now for you...hoping it goes back up soon. Your calendar pages are wonderful. I really love your scattering of little red hearts on the right too!♥ Kathy

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  18. Love your pages, lovely colours and i like the fish stamp. I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  19. January's page looks great as it is....and love your Feb journaling blocks.

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  20. So sorry to read about your sister-in-law and your back I do hope you are both feeling better. Your pages look good, well done for getting it together to get post posted.

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  21. Nice pages - I especially like the Feb background and the hearts are sweet

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  22. love your pages, sorry to here the year hasnt gone off to the best start, hope everything starts to get better soon xxx

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  23. Hi Sandy, sorry to hear about SIL and your back :-( Hope that improves soon.
    Gorgeous pages, I look forward to seeing Feb's completed
    Anne xx

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  24. awwwww babe. Mwah mwah mwah xxx

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  25. Beautiful pages! Hope you and your SIL are well soon :)

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  26. Nice pages. Hopefully you and you sister-in-law will feel better soon.

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  27. Love your pages so far. Hope you feel better soon. x

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  28. Fab pages. Sorry to hear about your SIL and your back. Take care ((hugs))

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  29. Here's hoping your back heals quickly, as does your sister in law.
    Love both of your calendars - very colourful.

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  30. Beautiful colours on your first month. Love the ladies newspaper pages - I curse the day I threw away some old papers from my mums - could never have imagined EVER wanting them back!Hope your back recovers soon.

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  31. sending up prayers for healing for both you and your sister-in-law. i know you are in a lot of pain, may it subside quickly.

    grace and peace

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  32. I'm so sorry to hear about your very rough January. I hope your back is starting to feel a bit better. Your February age looks liek it is coming along great!

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  33. Hope your sister in law is feeling better. Wonderful calendar pages! I will have to check out "Kates blog"...i keep seeing these popping up and love them!

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  34. Oh I'm so sorry to read you are in pain. January has been a pants month all round I reckon.

    I am behind on my calendar too but had some helping hands in the form of Phoebe who prepared my background for me this week so that I just have to add the squares! How special is that!

    Hope all starts to look up soon for you and yours.

    gentle hugs!

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  35. I will be sending prayers for you too....

    I am glad to have found your blog.....It's wonderful....Love your pages

    I hope both of you are back to normal soon.....

    Hugs and blessings

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  36. awwww Sandra sending you ((((HUGE HUGS)))) I hope everything gets better soon. It sounds like you are really having a time of it!!

    Love your February page and oooooh those book pages...how lucky are you to receive them... I would've had to scan them too. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

    Hope you are having a good weekend :)
    hugs
    Chris xx

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  37. Awww so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law Sandra, I do hope all goes well for her and also for yourself, I can only imagine the pain you are in and I wish you a speedy recovery too ((((very gentle cyber hugs coming your way))) I love the way you calendar journal pages are coming along and those book pages are an absolute treasure, I think I would be sitting and stoking them for hours lol, take good care and get well soon xxx

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  38. You are welcome sweetheart - im glad you enjoy them as much as i do!!! Have to say haven't done any journalling in the book yet - like you dont think i can!!! still love dipping in and reading bits and of course stroking the paper is required!! xxxx

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