Thursday, August 29, 2013

August Recap

It is hard to believe it is already the end of August.  The summer has gone by way to fast. With everything that has happened with my mom and my Etsy shop being so busy I don't feel like I had much time to enjoy it. Hopefully next summer will be better.
The month started with our 19th wedding anniversary on the 3rd. I am still out of ideas for cards to make for Rich so I bought him this card from this Etsy seller.

My moms leg was continuing to heal so she could have the skin graft surgery done but she has an infection in her ankle now. She has to have IV antibiotics every day for a week. We also found out she is severely anemic so no surgery until those things get resolved. Part of the problem with the anemia is she is not eating well which is causing it. We can't make her eat though. Emilia has even been cooking special meals for her but she is still not eating enough. We also had a issue with the home health care. They threatened to stop caring for her. They wanted me to convince her to go back to the hospital which was not necessary so they didn't have to do it. Crazy. When my mom found out about it she was very upset and rightfully so since they were making decisions for her without her consent. Thankfully they are still coming but not another word was said about it which I find very odd. I just wish her leg would heal so she could get her life back. It does not feel like that is going to happen anytime soon though.
My sisters birthday was on the 20th. This is the card I made for her. It is a CAS from the one Betsey Veldman made here. My sister loves roses so I knew this would be the perfect card for her when I saw it. I changed the sentiment which was from Brithday Bash. It has been a long time since I made a card it felt good though.

I decided to go with a farm theme in my Etsy shop this month. It has been on my list of things to make for awhile now and I finally got a chance to do it.
This is what the invitation looks like when opened

I love how these came out especially the invitation. It even folds flat for mailing.  You can buy the svg file here. The diecut images are from My Scrap Chick and SVG Attic.  Who says girls can't be farmers too.
That's all for now. I hope you enjoy your labor day weekend and will come back next month when I will have more to share then.


Tracey McNeely said...

All beautiful, so creative!

Carol R said...

Hi Terri,

LOVE the farm theme party embellishments and invite you have created. So Cute! You are going to be one busy lady with that one. Your sister's B-day card was very pretty and I'm sure she appreciated it. Hope your mother's system settles down so she can have the procedure done. Take care. Carol

carol (krillsister) said...

So glad you posted on the forum! Love your farm decorations!
Your card for your sis is beautiful.
Hope your mom heals soon!