Much has happened in recent months. My oldest sister died, lost her battle with the last stages of Alzheimer's disease. For months my family in Oklahoma (nieces) have kept me up to date with her condition. Right after I was there in February (like that night) she fell and was in the hospital then a nursing home since then. She stopped eating or drinking fluids in June but would occasionally have a good day and take a little food or liquids. Her body finally wore out, and God called her home to be with him on September 6th. I was born on her 22nd birthday, which is the 12th of September. First time in my life I celebrated it without her, I called her her wishing her a Happy Birthday and she would laugh and say, "Well, Happy Birthday to you, too!" Missed that so much this birthday. I was in Oklahoma with her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren...it was a hard day for us all. A tree near the plot where she was buried had been diseased, a man came to the site and carved a statue from the remains of the tree. It was so impressive! I'm sure she would have loved it if she had seen it!! See the angel below carved from the remains of the tree.
Seems like life has been a blur for the last several months. Haven't had much motivation in creativity. I did go to a local scrapbooking store and took a few technique classes. But my heart wasn't in it at times. Made a few cards on my own using those techniques, just haven't posted anything. Made a new friend from the store and look forward to sharing in more crafts.