Thursday 29 May 2014

Roller Coaster Year

Hello to my crafty pals and Thank You for continuing to encourage and support me. Your comments are keeping my little bit of sanity intact. I wonder what else life can throw at us this year. 
The latest on our roller coaster happenings is my  oldest brother, who is only 62, has had a stroke. The good news is that it was a mild one and physio should have him back to reasonable health. Hopefully he will take this as a warning to ease up on his horrendous work schedule and plane journeys. As always I am sat feeling useless when things happen to family so far away. He lives in Shetland so it's not a case of popping on a bus to see how he is faring.
It is also raining here most of the time which is posing a real problem with our renovations, I suppose I should feel glad I am not a farmer trying to make a living in this. I do think that the rain has swept away my mojo so this is a very simple get well card, but reflects the fact that I am so very pleased to hear his voice at the end of the phone. 
On a lighter note Ezra is on page3 having a long conversation with his robot, in between beating him up, lol. Hope you are all well or on the way to a good recovery and having a bit more sunshine than we are. 

Hugs to all, Flora.


  1. Fabulous image and card Flora.
    Glad your Brother is not too bad.
    Hugs Sue xx

  2. Good morning Flora,
    Great card, love the image and design.
    Sorry to hear about your brother, I do hope he takes this as a warning to slow down.
    Horrible weather here as well, however Hazel and I are escaping to what we hope are warmer climes later this afternoon.
    Glad Ezra is progressing, they are such a joy to watch even if "beating" is involved!!

    Patricia xx

  3. Hi Flora,

    Brilliant card, love the image and design.

    So sorry to hear about your brother, hope he will make a full speedy recovery. Its hard living so far apart I know, thank God and Bell for the Telephone.

    Weather not been good hear of late but better today, I have actually managed to hang some washing out this morning lol!

    Take care

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  4. Beautiful card Flora. Sorry to hear about your Brother. Hope he makes a full recovery. My only brother lives in Australia, so I know how you feel. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Thank you for visiting me again Flora. I'm still not chatting as much as I did, but I'll get there eventually. Your card is great and I'm sure your brother will appreciate it. I hope he's much better very soon. Your grandson is adorable and your building work looks good. Hazel x

  6. Oh flora I'm sorry to hear about your brother I'm glad to hear he's ok what a stressful time for you all.

    Your card is beautiful and will cheer anyone up who's not well, I hope your week gets easier thinking of you

    Vic x

  7. Great card and a super image. Hope your brother is ok, having experience of my Mum suffering a stroke I know what a stressful time this can be. Hugs xxx

  8. Fabulous card Flora, a great image and I love the design.
    Sorry to hear about your brother, I hope he makes a good recovery.
    Sue xx

  9. Great card for a man Flora and love your sorry to gear about your brother and hope he makes a complete know why it pouring with rain it's the Bath & West show


  10. Gorgeous vintage design Flora, love the colors. Sorry to hear about your brother hope his recovery is quick. Wishing for a bright sunny day and that your mojo will return soon.

    Hugs Diane

  11. I always love your read Flora. I wondered where my Mojo had got to. It must bewith yours swanning down the river! Haha. Thanks for stopping by with such a lovely comment today. Judy x

  12. Sorry to hear about your brother, Flora. You did him a great get better card though. I love the unusual but decorative frame you made for the image. Brilliant!

  13. A gorgeous card Flora. Love design and colours.
    So sorry to hear about your Brother. I hope the physio gets him back on the road to a good recovery.
    Lorraine x

  14. Sorry to hear that life is causing you problems this year and I do hope your brother makes a good recovery. love the image on that card.
    Take care!

  15. This is a fabulous card Flora, such a great image and wonderful design.
    I'm so sorry to hear about your brother, I hope he makes a full recovery.

  16. Oh Flora so sorry to hear about your brother I hope he makes a full recovery soon. Your card is really good and your right about the weather its been so miserable here and it doesn't inspire you to get crafting..anyway I hope things brighten up for you..lots of huggles Sue xxx

  17. hi Flora, sorry to hear about your brother, hope he takes it easy and picks up soon..
    been terrible weather here for three days, so cold and rain rain rain..
    brilliant card, love the image and layout..

  18. Great card Flora. I do hope your brother feels better soon. My husband has had three strokes but can still manage to do most things.

  19. I'm so sorry to hear your brother had a stroke, but it's good news that he'll make a full recovery. This card will surely lift his spirits! it's a wonderful masculine version!

  20. Hi Flora I am so sorry to see this about your brother but it must be reassuring for you that it is a mild one and he is one the way to recovery. As you say it is a warning and he can take the right measures now to prevent a further occurrence. A great card for him I love that image. Susan x

  21. Hi Flora, sorry to read about your brother, thank goodness it was a mild Mum had one, which at the time seemed far from mild, but she did make a full recovery and that was a long while ago. I love your card, he will be thrilled with it, hugs Carole Z X

  22. Hi Flora
    To echo everyone else, sorry to hear about brother but hopefully, recovery will be swift.
    I'm sure that he will love your thoughtfully designed get well card. Ezra is a cutie too.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  23. Hi Flora,What a brilliant card for your brother...sorry is he not well and wish him a quick recovery....we have a warm sunny day here...can't post it to you!...but sending hugs....Joolsx

  24. Fab card for your brother Flora, well put together with colours and all.xx

    Have candy...Annie

  25. Hi Flora, sorry to hear about your brother, I hope he has a quick recovery.
    Super card for him too, he'll love it, hugs Kate x

  26. Good morning Flora, I am just catching up with everyone's blogs now. I hope your brother does slow down on his work load after this little warning, it is horrible to be so far away from family at times like this. Well Patricia, Elaine and I did think we had brought the British weather with us when we landed here in Turkey, but thankfully it decided to be good and we are all enjoying the warmth and sun shine. Sorry I meant to say what a great get well card. You take care ((((hugs)))). Hazel xx

  27. Hi Flora, I love the beautiful card you made for your brother. I am so sorry to hear of his stroke and I hope he recovers fully very soon. I know only too well how difficult is when your family live a distance away but I am sure your brother knows how much you care about him. Hugs, Anne xx

  28. Hi Flora, Oh dear what a shame! Rotten luck for your Brother, I hope his recovery is swift :D Your card will definitely cheer him up, it did me, I love it :D xx

  29. Your fabulous card is sure to cheer your brother up, I love it! I hope his recovery goes well and he is soon on the mend! Thank you so much for following me. I am following you now too! xx

  30. so stunning flora.fabulous masculine image and design.
    so sorry to hear about your brother, i hope he is soon on the road to recovery.

    xx coops xx


  31. Hi Flora, I have had to close Memories to keep due to a hacker. Have a new blog and a great candy with three may want to rejoin and put your name down in the candy...luv aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  32. A beautiful card for your brother. I'm sure it will cheer him on his road to recovery. Jenny x


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