Friday, June 06, 2014

Life's A Circus

Hello there ... 
I know I've been a bit quite on my blog I've just been so busy with life ...

Gipsy got a clean bill of health and is fine but back to her routine of waking me around 5am ... I swear she has the loudest meow ever! And she's really giving the little ginger cat a hard time ... It's worse than a bunch of kids!
My DH has been in the hospital having heart checks and couldn't drive for 24 hours after ... or golf ... or lift anything ... Thankfully the results were good and he's out golfing again.
My son is also having blood tests today for a throat problem ...


If that hasn't been enough, my sweet friend Pat who helps me at the club has a granddaughter Faye ... Faye flew of to Wisconsin to join Summer Camp ... within a few days got sick and collapsed and is now sick in hospital in the USA... She's coming up for 19 and being so far away on her own is very distressing for her and the family ... Yep, it's all happening ...

Last night was Thursday Club where I do a craft class for my group of Special Needs adults ... Want to see what we did?


A circus ... quite appropriate for the way things have been ... but it's not just a tent


It's a mini exploding circus box - Once I had the design sorted and sized on my cameo I cut 24 of these ready for them to assemble


I took some pictures from the web to print for them to decorate the inside ... cut some straws for the centre and some 'grass' and cut triangles and strips to decorate the outside


They  We, had a fun albeit busy night ... Naturally they wanted to make one for Faye ... A photo of it has been sent to her phone in the hope of cheering her up 

As for me ... well, I'm meeting up with some GF's for lunch later this morning ... I really need a bit of 'me' time.

I hope you had a better week ... here's hoping the weekend is good ... though our weather forecast is not good here... sigh

Thanks for looking in on me ...

Take care

~ Ros ~










23 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

What a hectic and worrying time you've had, I hope things calm down for you.
What a fun box, great project!!!! Have a good weekend. Deb x

Rebekah said...

Such a cool craft! Hope all is well with your DH and son!

Charlene said...

I sure hope your friends daughter will be O.K. I"m sure she will be in great hands but still so scary to have her here and shes there! Prayers to her and her daughter!

I LOVE this Ros!!it's fantastic!!!

Ira Huberts said...

Sometimes life just gets in the way, doesn't it? It's good to know your DH is out playing golf again though, hope the tests for your son are ok, as well. Your circus tent/box looks amazing, what a great idea, an absolutely fun creation Ros! Take care, hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Stella said...

Sweetie there is quite a lot on your plate to deal with. I have been thinking of you and I hope life will be less stressfull and busy soon. So there will be more time for you and doing what you love. Hope all the results will turn out well . I also hope that your friend Pat will hear better news from the USA soon. My oh my life is filled with worries for the both of you.
I am impressed by this circus-project-box you created for your special needs group. Prepping must have taken days but the result is stunning!
Take care, sending a big hug,
Stella
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Astrid Maclean said...

\oh this is totally brilliant and so clever, - love it!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Nicely done Ros and so darn CUTE too!!!!

Davi said...

Wow Ros is that an awesome pop up box you created!! You surely are such an inspiration, the amount of time you invest to help your group create!! Glad to hear your hubby is okay and hope all goes well with your sons tests!! I know what you mean, life has been way over the top at our household also :)

Lisette Baker said...

You have been living in a whirlwind Ros! Glad things are beginning to straighten themselves out for you and hope the trend continues. This is a stunning project. I loved the circus tent box on its own but the inside is magic.

Diane said...

My goodness, you have a lot going on it seems!!! Glad you get to go with your girlfriends and have some "me" time!! I love your exploding box card...so clever and cute...I think it is one of the cutest boxes I have seen!!! I imagine your group loved it as well!!! I wish I could send you some of finally beautiful weather...sigh!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very cute Ros! What a fantastic project! Love the circus theme! Hope you have a great weekend!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Oh Dear Ros~ May all the present concerns turn into health and relief. I'm so glad to hear you were taking time for yourself amongst the maelstrom!!!! Love and hugs, Rebecca

Barbara said...

I decided to see that there's a lot of good news in that post... husband with a clean bill of health, Gipsy, too, the Thursday Club having a good time - and boy, who can blame them?! That circus must be the most amazing project they have done so far... and that is saying something! Keeping my fingers crosssed for the coming week to slow down for you!

Tracy said...

Sending prayers up for Faye. Such great news about your hubby. Hope it's the same for your son. I'll put him on my list too. Your circus project couldn't be cuter. I bet everyone was smiling from ear to ear. Hugs!

Maria said...

So FUN! What a darling tent with such a sweet surprise inside...love it!

Sue Lelli said...

What a FUN FAB circus tent project! WOW! And I hope your lunch with friends was delightful and gave you a bit of a break!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous circus tent cards Ros...might remember that idea for a childs card. Busy lady there sharing your talents with the special needs adults. Hugs

Sylvia said...

Great project, Ros and so fun! I know everyone had a good time making this special project! Have a blessed Sunday!

Manuela said...

OMG this box is super cute wonderful work :-)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Ros, I hope that the weekend and next week bring good health news all around.
I love the circus themed box that you created, so many parts for you to account for each kit!
Hope that you have a fun and quality time with your girlfriend!

Heather Jensen said...

What a sweet little project. I can imagine the fun they had making such a treat. :)

Sorry to hear of all the issues with various family and friends. Hope all is well soo.

Jinny Newlin said...

When it rains, it pours. So sorry for all the troubles. Hang in there, hun! This tent is absolutely precious! Oh, I bet they just loved making it, and all those details are perfectly delightful! LOVE!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sorry you have so much not so great "Stuff" going on!!! I love seeing what you do with your special students, what a wonderful thing you are involved in! Hope it calms down!

Carol

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