Monday, June 13, 2011


Dear friends, although I have been crafting, I haven't been my usual self after the last operation. I needed a lot of rest and didn't always take it. I have lost a lot of hair, it is very thin now, but I still have a light cover :)
I am quite apprehensive to wear my wig because I get these hot flushes and can't stand wearing anything that  is too warm. I must say that I am very impressed with how my DH is holding out - I can get grumpy and irritated. Yesterday he came and sat in my craft room and told me how he had prepared himself for this time and that he would stand by me because he loved me, even now that makes me cry. God is like that too - He doesn't ever give up on us!

Tomorrow I have my second chemo session using the VAP which is still quite sore. I think I will take my scissors with me again and cut out butterflies, that is if I don't get to chat to anybody.

I will leave you today with this little grid which was inspired by this card from Petra. It was another card using the PDCC colors of blueberry, dusty pink and beige. Stamps are Pink Paislee.

Thanks for your prayers and thoughts, your kindness and sunshine you bring into my life. Crafting is real therapy and it has brought so much into my life via the blogging world. Thank you and God bless!



  1. Jacqueline, my continued prayers are with you... I am glad you can still get some pleasure from your crafting. Your card is delightful and uses the PDCC colours to perfection.

  2. Praise God for our wonderful husbands. May you both continue to know the Lord's strengthening and may his name be GLORIFIED beyond measure through what your are experiencing. You've got me cutting out butterflies too!!!

  3. Great to read that I inspired you, because YOU always inspire me!! I like the way you stamped with the different colors on this card. You are in my thoughts...

  4. Oh Jacqueline, you are such a generous person, always thinking about others before yourself, but now is the time for you to do everything for yourself. Get plenty of rest, your body is working hard to heal, if you feel like resting all day, do not feel guilty, When you are whole again, you can begin to think of others before you again. hugs!

  5. Hi Jacqueline, beautiful card
    and sending blessings your way !!
    love and hugs
    chris richrds

  6. That's what being married means, we've taken the vows for better for worse, so glad your husband is right there by your side Jacqueline! I'm sending you my best wishes and thanks for sharing your beautiful card today. All the best, Ira x

  7. What a beautiful color combination! I love the card.....good luck with your treatment!

  8. Jacqueline, adore your grid card. Sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling great - sending hugs to you. Hope today goes well and isn't too hard a day. Take some rest too! Hugs, Deirdre

  9. love your grid cards! so elegant!
    and the colours here are beautiful..
    sending love, Dee x

  10. Dear Jacqueline, remember the hats - So much cooler than a wig.

    You are in my prayers! Keep on making your beautiful cards; they inspire us and create an outlet for you. Love this one!

    Take lots of little naps, my friend. Lots of hugs.

  11. Jacqueline - I haven't been to your blog in months and was so shocked to hear the news. I'm so sorry that you're going through this difficult time but I trust that God is fully in control of even our darkest trials and will pray that our Lord would bring you much peace and strength in the coming months. XXOO

  12. My heart goes out to you, my friend. I wish I could take it all away. So glad your husband sounds strong and supportive. Keep making your beautiful cards. They not only help you, they inspire all of us! Love this gorgeous grid one! You will be in my prayers as you start your next round of chemo. Sending hugs again and again. . .

  13. Continued prayers and blessings to you! I have some butterflies that I stamped and embossed that I need to cut out and I'll think of you! We'll all be cutting out butterflies for you!

  14. Hello sweet lady... Sending you a big warm hug and hope the next treatment goes better. AND that catheter heals!!!

    I love reading about your butterflies... so meaningful!

    AND this card is stunning!!!

  15. Hi Jacqueline! I could hear in your voice on Friday that you were not yourself, it's very understandable! I am so glad that you have such a wonderful and caring companion in your husband! You are in my prayers every day, but especially as you head towards tomorrow! Another beautiful grid card. You take good care and try to rest.

  16. Beautiful card ... I love the colours and the grid ... I do hope you will be feeling better soon ... God gives no explanations only promises ... and he will not abandon you ... stay strong ...

  17. Your card is stunning Jacqueline, such pretty colours. Good luck with the chemo hope it doesn't make you feel too sick. Thinking of you.

  18. Hi Jaqueline,

    You are so strong.i am impressed.
    Be sure that everything will turm out the best way. i pray for you too, and i am so happy that there is such a strong person at your side.
    the fact that you cut out butterflies is so great...
    butterflies are transformed creatures...
    i wish you so much strength and good thoughts to go to a great transformation too.
    Sending many smiles to you....

  19. Ik wens je veel moed bij je behandeling, fijn dat je man zo sterk aan je zijde staat om je te steunen.
    Warme groetjes helemaal uit Belgie.
    Prachtige gridkaart!!

  20. What a positively wonderful DH you have Jacqueline, I know how this would have encouraged you no end, I am lucky enough to have one as well. It is as difficult for them as it is for you and sometimes they are forgotten about as the main focus is on you (as it should be) but he is not only your DH he is the person that is your friend, companion lover and above all the one that you can share anything with, but he has to be suffering as well in his own way, as only men do, trying to be stoic for you, but he will be scared and confused and have many of the anxieties that you are experiencing. It is not always easy to communicate these feelings to a loved one. He will need reassurance too.
    Good luck tomorrow, your card is gorgeous, beautiful soft colours.

  21. Sterkte voor morgen en daarna! Jullie beiden!
    liefs uit Holland

  22. Jacqueline, I continue to keep you in
    my thoughts and prayers!

  23. Just reading this choked me up.. Your husband sounds like a wonderful person.. My prays go out to you and your family.

    Your card is beautiful.. And I couldn't think of a better way to pass time than clipping butterflies.

    Hugs, Linda

  24. I hope eveything went well with the chemo and that you are feeling "good".
    Your post made me speechless. It must be horrible for you to notice that you are loosing your hair. I can imagine that it must feel like loosing a bit of your identity.
    It's wonderful to read that your husband is standing right by your side. Yes; for better and for worse. You will go through this together but I can imagine that it is difficult.

    Thinking of you and I keep you in my prayers.

    Love and hugs,

  25. Beautiful card. I pray for you and your family during this difficult time. Hugs are being sent your way.

  26. Jacqueline, I'm going to bed right now and I will say a prayer for you, my friend!! Your card is beautiful and I do believe that still involving yourself with your lovely crafting and the support from your family and friends will get you through all of this pain. Big hugs!

  27. Your grid cards get better and better. This one looks like part of a tiled wall in a very, very rich home:)
    I'm so glad you have such a man to stand beside you. I'm continuing to pray, dear friend, for you AND your husband. It is a journey you make together, isn't it? And I can see through your posts how the Lord is right there in the middle of it all. May he keep you both strong until all this is past.

  28. With everything your going through you amaze me with your creativity. Prayers are still being said.
    I have one of those wonderful husbands too, Bless you both.
    Hugs Lynn


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