Yesterday was the first day for ages that I’ve been able to get in my ARTHaven and do anything. In the morning I tidied it, which took me ages as it had become a complete dumping ground again, as always happens when I am not using it.
Anyway, yesterday evening I spent some time in there, working on some purple things – I need to make a get-well card and present for our neighbour as she recovers from an accident she had several weeks ago – she knows my situation and that I haven’t been able to do anything so she will understand why this is so late!
Here is my desk today, anyway. You can see the little box I made last night, together with the other papers I prepared ready for making her card, and a couple of other cards too. On the left is my box of dies. I got some new ones recently, with one lot left still to arrive – basic frame shapes to help me make some quick cards.
Behind the opened box you can see the white box template. I made a whole lot of these for my fellow chemo-ites and each one contained a lavender sachet. The lavender was given to me by our neighbour last year and I have wanted to give her some produce from that for ages. I am also going to give her some of the lavender oil I made, and possibly some soap if I’ve got the energy to make it!
Scroll down to my previous post to see the making of the little purple box. It’s great to be using up some boring stash that just wasn’t shifting – I am determined to use up stuff that I don’t like! With a bit of altering, I end up liking it, so it’s worth it in the end.
Here’s the little box.
It will contain a lavender sachet, probably made from purple fabric with possibly some gold embellishments on it. The box has butterflies inside – she loves butterflies, and I shall put some on her card too.
Healthwise, not been doing so well since the last treatment, despite the reduced dose (although very glad to be feeling quite a bit better today) – my mood took a nose dive over the past week which was a bit alarming as I am now so close to the end! I think I’m back on track again now though. It wasn’t helped by a tummy upset last week, which set me back, and I also had some bad nights not sleeping properly. I just got fed up with feeling ill all the time and desperate to get my life back again! My poor hubby had to put up with me which wasn’t very nice for him so I am going to try to do better.
To help me get through the final month, I have made a countdown calendar to post daily on my Cancer Diary page on this blog, and seeing the days being crossed off one by one is helping. I finish in exactly one calendar month! Then the recovery period but that won’t be so bad, knowing that I won’t have to go through it again.
Also trying to remember to count my blessings and be grateful that compared with our lovely Shaz, my journey has been a relatively easy one. I have been following her hubby’s new blog where he’s been keeping us up to date daily with news of her progress in hospital What a rough ride she’s been having, and we do wish them both all the best! Today she went up onto the ward which is a huge step in the right direction. So delighted to hear this!
It’s nice to be back creating again. Have a great creative week everybody, and happy WOYWW.