I'm not sure what I would do without my mother right now. She has been amazingly helpful. On Monday, she just showed up at my house thinking I shouldn't be alone, and she was right! I had no idea what I was in for, and I even blacked out on her at one point, falling gracefully at her feet. Scared her to death!
I'm also not sure what I would do without my soul mate. I know he is trying his best to heal as well, and at the same time he has been supportive of me and understanding when I don't get out of my pajamas. And work hasn't stopped for him, in fact it's been extra busy the last few weeks. I am so thankful that he is in my life.
Yesterday I stepped outside for a minute or two because I saw that this flower on our deck was blooming and I wanted to try to capture it.
I have been eyeing a few scrapbooking layouts and each day I have gone downstairs to try to do something and most days I've failed - uninspired and my head just isn't there. I decided to try one that I knew would be fairly easy to scraplift, and I wouldn't have to think too much. I picked a layout that I discovered through pinterest. Actually, I believe I repinned this Allie Hamblin layout from my friend Kirsten who found it originally on Studio Calico's website! Here's my take on it.
Everything except the flower is from the most recent Scrapbook Circle Kit called Fresh Picked, including the Pink Paislee Sawdust Wood Alphabet that I inked with orange and brown stamping pads. The background paper is called Timeclock from the Memorandum collection by Lillybee Designs. My favorite paper is the one behind the flower and letter B, it's the Cross Stitch Paper - Farmhouse by Crate Paper. Right beside it is Random - Textile also by Crate Paper, and the last square in the upper right corner is Simple Joys from the Fresh Goods collection by Pebbles Inc. (And yes, I actually stitched with the sewing machine around the edges. I had to change the bobbin and everything)! Overall, I'm not very happy with how this turned out. The photo was too dark for the papers I chose, and the stitching didn't go as well as planned, but it was something -- way better than having a pity party!