Saturday, 26 October 2013

Fraying at the Seams....

Hi Guys...oh what a week!!...BIL funeral was on Monday which was very well attended ....apart from me...well thanks to that great car park commonly known as the M25...I was late...well and truly sister understood as it was she who forewarned me about the hold ups....anyway I got there for the last 5mins...and I had to make an embarrassing...but I did it as it had to be was a lovely service (apparently) ....

....the week went on as it started....I have had a huge problem with my left eye....I could see 'debris' floating around together with flashing lights!!..very scary...I saw my GP who made an emergency referral to the eye dept at the hospital...she said I would hear from them within 24hrs...(I saw her Monday evening)...Wednesday, still nothing so I called the hospital who wouldn't speak to me as they only dealt with the referring Doctor..I phoned doctor who was very surprised....but it would have been helpful had her secretary sent the fax!!!!!.....grrrrrr.....anyway to cut a long and very frustrating story short..I took matters into my own hands and went to the A&E dept yesterday and they managed to get me an appointment at the eye clinic for the afternoon...the appointment was for 3.15pm.  after a 4 hour wait (grrrrrrr) I was finally examined and was told I didn't have a torn retina.. all was fine...just an ageing yes its official I'm fraying at the seams....

Now...over at Less is More this week its a 'theme' challenge they want you to use String or's my card...

inspired by Chrissie's twine flowers...I covered a circle of card with double sided tape and carefully swirled hemp string into a circle.  The stem is from a Memory Box flower die I trimmed a bit to accommodate the 'flower head'...then just matted and added a sentiment and a pearl or two.
Hope you all have a fab weekend...and lets hope that the promised storm will only be in a teacup!!!
Happy Crafting
***Oh I almost forgot....the total highlight of my week was to be 'Showcased' by Less is More for my Witchy card...I am so thrilled...thank you Chrissie and Jen for making a horrible week end with a happy***


  1. Stunning CAS card the rolled flower..fabulous.
    Just to make you feel better I have been fraying for years,and get the same flashing going on..awful isn't it..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Lovely card Jan and a clever use of the twine. So glad your eye is ok, must have been very scary!

    Vicki x

  3. Love your twine feature! I hope to make something soon. (I, too, experienced the same thing in one of my eyes a few years ago....eye doctor checked everything out okay. The "weirdness" has stopped.)

  4. Super card Jan. Sorry your week has been so awful but a very well deserved 'showcase' to end it :0)
    Margaret x

  5. Stunning card Jan. Oh the joys of getting older eh? At least it wasn`t as serious as you thought it might be.
    Lynne xxx

  6. This is a fabulous flower Jan. it sounds as though you had quite a week, but as they say all's well that ends well!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  7. Your card is beautiful and elegant Jan, love the flower ! So glad to hear you eye is ok... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  8. I love this card. So clean and simple.

  9. Wow, super smooth and stunning.

  10. Sorry to hear about the M25 thwarting your plans and that you are officially "fraying at the seams" - welcome to the club!!

    Lovely card and well done on being showCASed with it over at LIM too


  11. What a really ingenious way of using twine. Love it!