Friday, 25 May 2012

And life goes on..

I've been a little bit quiet .. For over 12 months I've been dragging my mum off to the doctor's and hospital for endless tests and examinations. It's now been confirmed she has dementia and I'm still trying to get my head around it. It's strange dealing with a ground hog day world and then trying to work in Fern's world. I've kinda of got so detached I hadn't noticed my periods had upped and oft since before Christmas. I found out the palpitations and dizziness weren't stress but the on set of an early menopause. 
I also know I'm not alone,  Shelly is also facing the same issues which she shares on her blog  and reading hers and other blogs at least stops me thinking why does it happen to me.

So I'll dust myself off and carry on. Been great to see what everyone else is doing, Greer from has been building a new house, Janet from
has been creating a new studio and Janet from has been showing us around her amazing home. Fancy is back and it looks like she has cleared Uraguay's GND

Me..well I've got some supply  porn, so lovely and Lucie very kindly included extra goodies, ta xx.
These spoons and thimbles I found in my local charity shop

And here's a few completed items
See Petra's from jewelIdentity, little tikis and beads.

Little Oriental earrings

And lastly here's my lovely eldest mini me modelling for me

And in case you're interested here's me

 Not so cute!


  1. I'm sorry that you mom has been diagnosed with dementia. My husband's mother has just been diagnosed after several strange episodes, and a few frightening falls. I know how much work and patience it takes to care for someone with this terrible disease. Hopefully one day there will be a cure.

    I love those rusty keys! Thanks for sharing the links.

  2. Caring for someone with dementia is one of the hardest acts of love ever. Took me a couple of years to recover.
    Hope you have backup from the family and take advantage of all and any community systems. Make sure you look after you as well.

  3. Finding balance in caring for your mom and your own changes requires a lot of core strength. I commend you for pressing through. A compassionate kind heart is the most precious of things. Hugs to you and your family, both you and your daughter are beautiful.

  4. Your lovely daughter is a mirror image of you. Both beautiful.
    Seems when life hits with one hand it goes and slaps with the other. Don't forget to take care of yourself. Warm wishes xo

  5. Marcia, so very sorry to hear about your mom. So many of us share your heartache and truly understand what you're going through. Hoping that creating lovely new things with your amazing stash will take you mentally away from the stresses for whatever time you can devote to it. Your mini me is beautiful, as are you.

  6. So glad you are back! We have a big appointment with m.I.l.'s Dr. On Tuesday..sad decisions will have to be made regarding her care.. dreading it.... so much crap happening lately..think I will put a douse of Bourbon in my afternoon tea.. welcome back..

  7. My mon also had dementia, she passed away two years ago. It isn't nice of course, but it is not always as bad as you sometimes hear people tell or see on TV. And there are medicines that help.

  8. sorry to hear your mom has dementia. it must be difficult for you and the family. but you'll rise to the challenge. we always do ... we're made to be strong and just "handle" what's thrown at us. and, art helps ... i'm sure you agree :)
    your mini me is gorgeous and i can see where that gorgeousness came from ... forget cute... COOL is in and you are definitely IN!!

  9. You and your daughter look the same!!

    Thanks for your reply on my blog, I just checked out Ultraviolet and it sounds like my cup of tea..although only 6 episodes, I am still going to check it out!

  10. God, I've been missing action for so long, and all this has been going on for you. I'm so very sorry to hear about your mum. Hellish thing to have to deal with - and menopausal shit too - that's just not playing fair.

    Oh good lord, and you made my beads and tings look so wonderful in that scrummy necklace, which i've only just seen!! Lovely job.

    Not so cute - ha! You're stunning and striking woman Marcia.