Friday, 10 January 2020

With Sympathy!

Hello Everyone, I hope it's been a good week for you....I can hardly believe that it's Friday, it's whizzed by.

Our little Rowan, I say our but really Rowan is one of Damian and Moreen's dogs, she is a gorgeous whirlwind of a Cocker Spaniel, has been unwell and has been with the vet since yesterday morning. I had taken Moreen and Rowan to the vet's Wednesday as she had been awfully sick during the night, but the vet thought it was just a wee tummy bug, gave her an injection and that was that. However, she got worse and Damian took her to a vet in Forres on his way to work, she ended up having an op as her tummy was swollen and although nothing found, her stomach was quite scarred. Poor wee mite couldn't eat so was on a drip, if she manages food today she will get home.  Poor Milo is completely lost without her.  So we're hoping she will be back home today, I think Damian is dreading the bill though, even although all the pets are insured. It's awful when your pets are unwell as they can't tell you what's wrong.
 There is always something that requires a wad of money, last week he had to get new shock absorbers in the car.  

So, My card today is one of those we don't like to make. This one has been in my folder since last year, in fact there are quite a few, it was just one of those years.
I used stamps from the First Frost set by SU, and the EF is SU too. Sentiment on some velum and little pearls. I try my best to keep it simple for these sorts of cards.

I went to an Aqua aerobic class today, and it was fun. This form of exercise was advised by both doctor and physio to help with my knee pain, so I plucked up courage earlier in the week and joined a club. Boy are they expensive, but needs must. Anyway, off I tootled hoping that there would be some well upholstered women there so I wouldn't feel so bad....thankfully there was, in fact one lady was in full makeup, bright red lips and wonderfully made up eyes, I hope it was all waterproofed. 
I certainly enjoyed the experience, especially the Jacuzzi afterwards, I'll certainly be going back.. well I'll have to as I've had to take out a years membership.  If it helps my knees it will be worth it, but if it doesn't, well I'm sure the exercise will still be beneficial.

Thank you all for your visits and your lovely comments on my last card, Cheerio for now and see you soon,
  

29 comments:

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

This is quite a beautiful sympathy card! I’m glad you enjoyed your water aerobics, and sorry to hear about the pup. Hope everything is well again soon.

scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kate, so so sorry for Rowan's health issues!! Hope she will get well soon, eat and come home!
I think aqua exercises could help your knees. Enjoy the Jacuzzi! :D
I absolutely love your card, it's so beautiful with the embossed background and the pretty flowers!
Hugs

Crafting Queen said...

So sorry to hear about the poor doggy, hope she recovers. Great card.

Mia said...

Lovely card, Kate. Aqua aerobic is perfect for knees, hope you feel better soon. Hope Moreen gets better and return home today. Give Milo a hug from me. Kisses, my friend.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh nooo poor doggy!! Its awful when they are ill. My Belle was really poorly this time last year so its a joy being able to be outside with her in the freezing cold this year!!!
Your card is super, I really hate making sympathy cards, such a difficult one to do.
Enjoy your weekend, Hazel x

meg said...

I hope Rowan makes a full and quick recovery, it's awful when our pets are unwell I wish they could tell us what's wrong. Good luck with the Aqua aerobics Kate, they should help that knee. Beautiful Sympathy card,

Lorraine said...

A beautiful card Kate.
Hope the aqua aerobics helps your knees.
Lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a beautiful sympathy card Kate, just the right amount of decoration for these circumstances, they are always a tricky one to make.
I hope your knees benefit from the aqua aerobics classes, they sound fun.
Lorraine

dutchess said...

Hi Kate....what a start to the new year... I hope the aerobics help your knee....
Always a difficult card to make but always appreciate by the recipient...especially the hand made ones....
Enjoy your weekend xxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely card. Your class sounds fun, hope it helps

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card Kate, love the SU stamp as well...
Aqua aerobic is so good for the body, as we have a solar heated pool, I do mine here at home and have hubby join me...it's fun and keep it up.xxx

Mrs A. said...

Your card is just right . Goodness what a picture you conjure up with the lady at the arobics. Hope the sessions make your knees feel better.
Always such a worry when pets are ill and you are reliant on a good vets to find the problem. Sounds like it has been an expensive new year for you all so far. Hugs Mrs A .

Wendy L said...

So sorry for the dog and will be sorrier for Damien when he gets the bill!!!!
I hope the aquarobics works let me know as I suffer too with knee pain.
Gorgeous card by the way, xxx

brenda said...

I do hope Rowan is on the mend Kate, we had something very similar with one of our girls Poppy over Christmas. She spent three days on a drip as well and was touch and go on Christmas Day so nobody was properly into the festivities with ears on the phone all day.

Back to your card and it's a real delight, the blooms really pop against the white embossing.

B x

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card, love the embossed background and flowers. I hope your poor dog recovers soon.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card Kate, I'm sure it was much appreciated. such a pretty die and coloured beautifully.
Poor dog, awful to pay out and it always comes at the wrong time doesn't it? I do hope she is better soon and back to her own self.
WOW! Aqua aerobics, well done you, I'm sure it is enjoyable and will help with your pain. That lady with the makeup sounds like she is a barrel of fun!
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

So sorry to hear about Rowan x Such a beautiful card and perfect for the sad occasion. I am so glad you enjoyed the aqua aerobics and hope it helps those painful knees? x.

Viv said...

Great card Kate, sorry about your poor doggie, hope he improves soon.The aquarobics sounds fun too,hope it helps your knees.My hip was bad this week, walking very slow so I went for a trigger therapy massage....lots of pain and bruises lol but I am so much better now ;) Viv xx

pam said...

Oh Kate, hope the doggy is ok ..we feel for them don't we.
your braver than me! hope it helps your knees.
Beautiful card.
Pam x

Jannet said...

I hope Rowan came home today, and all is well xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Lovely card and beautiful image, no it’s not the type of card I like to make but sometimes we just have to
Hope the dog gets better soon.

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Kate, such an elegant design.
I'm so sorry to hear about Rowan, I hope she is on the mend and back home now.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Rita said...

Happy New Year Kate. Just got back from Edinburgh this week so a little bit late in posting. Your card is beautiful and those flowers are gorgeous. Sorry to hear about Rowan I hope she is now on the mend and Milo enjoying her company again. Glad you're enjoying the water aerobics as I hear it is good for knee pain. Hugs Rita xxx

Valerija said...

It's beautiful card, Kate.
Valerija xx

Sue said...

What a very beautiful card, lovely flowers and I like the vellum touch with the sentiment and pearls. Poor pup, hope it's better now. I am sure the exercise in the water will be beneficial.

Hugs
Sue

Dortesjs said...

great card, sorry for Rowan, give my sympathy

Karen Dunbrook said...

lovely card for a sad time....
xx Karen

Marlene Atkinson said...

A beautiful sympathy card. Marlene

Pat said...

Very pretty flowers and dry embossed background Kate, and yes, unfortunately we do have to have these sort of cards to hand. I think the aqua aerobic class will be beneficial for you, but these things take time. I used to do this quite a number of years ago but can't easily get to one these days and hate the messing about with my hair that ensues afterwards, especially as my hair is so straight I always have to blow dry it so I don't look like a witch...lol. I did have a slightly creaky knee so starting taking glucosamine and am convinced that it has helped. If it does start to play up a bit it usually goes away quite quickly. x