Tuesday, March 27, 2012

WOYWW 147 - Working Through Grief

Yes, another Wednesday.  Can you believe it's almost April!?!  Holy moly.
Time for the blog hop of ALL blog hops, starting at Stamping Ground.  
Hosted by the lovely Julia (who has fabulous handwriting).

This week started off a bit rocky for me.  My little Daisy Hammock crossed over Rainbow Bridge (see previous post).  Bless her soul.  
She was a poodle - but not a fru fru girl.
To occupy myself I decided that I needed to make some more ATCs.  I had so much fun with my first swap.  Here's what my creative juices have come up with.
Creative Spirit
I bought this photo album to keep my ATCs in - both the ones I make and receive.

And finally - my desk.  Yikes.  It's piled so high I'm not going to even attempt
 to list what's on it!  Sorry for the dark photo.

It worked really well last week, visiting those desks that ended in the same number as me.  I also visit everyone who visits me.  After that then I randomly select as many as I can.

Thanks for visiting.


voodoo vixen said...

I am so sorry about Daisy, they leave such a gaping hole in our lives when they are gone. Hope the artwork making consoles you to her loss a little. Annette #22

sandee said...

I am glad you have some creative projects to occupy your mind ((hugs )) and I always pick out my favorites first when visiting and then depending on how much energy I have I'll visit others! So, no pressure on you being a favorite...but you better visit me! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

MY heart goes out to you on the loss of your precious Daisy. They say art is great therapy, so I hope that's the case with you. I like your ATC and holder. You will enjoy it (the holder), I'm sure.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Golly, I forgot to add my number, Kay. Happy WOYWW from #3.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Kaye! A very pretty ATC! I love ATCs as they are quite easy to make and so satisfies our creative urge! Happy WOYWW! :^) patsy

Neet said...

Your post instantly led me to the one below and I read it with tears pricking my eyes. So sorry for your loss. Don't these little fur babies leave a big hole in the heart?
Keep crafting, it helps, believe me I know.
Thinking of you, Hugs, Neet #5
ps did you see I have candy?

Di said...

Hope you're beginning to feel better Kay - crafting is a way of losing ourselves a bit. Tons going on and I love your ATCs! Number 16 is the highest I'll ever get by the way :) Hugs, Di xx

Karen said...

Hi Kay , lots of special [[[hugs]] for your loss, my heart goes out to you xxx I love your ATC and your special album, its great to hear that you have enjoyed your first swap :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #92

jude said...

Kay hunni so sorry to hear the news .It will be sadly missed im sure as they do become like humans and apart of the family.We have had bobbie since he was 8 weeks old just 2 and hes big part of our family life couldnt imagine life with out him we get so attached .Time great healer and so is crafting.If you fancy swapping some ATC's im up for it email me my email addy is on my blog.I do sap alot on swapbot.So happy to become swap partners with you too.Just let me know
Have fab wedensday and creative week hugs judex 67

Annie said...

I'm just enjoying a coffee break while my little munchkins take their nap so thought I'd catch up with a few of my blogging friends and check out what you've been up to this week. So lovely to see the sunshine this week. Hope you can stay busy and enjoy your crafting.
A x

Lynn Holland said...

From one broken heart to another we lost our little fella Bobby the papillon on 22nd November and its still tough.
Keep busy and have a cry if you need it.
Your little ATC stand is good.
Best wishes
One I Made Earlier Today
woyww97 + 98

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sending hugs your way. Great pics. Take care & enjoy this weeks snoop of WOYWW desks. Zo xx 77

VonnyK said...

I hope you are okay, it is like losing a member of the family when a pet dies. Will be thinking of you, I recently lost my 17 year old duck, so I know how much it hurts.
Your atc's are beautiful.
Von #49

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Sending hugs for your loss.

Great ATC.

Happy WOYWW.

Hugs, Sarn #79 ish!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh but your having SOOOooo much FUN!!
Thanks for the peek into your craft space today, you have alot going on there girl!!

butlersabroad said...

Kay, I was so sorry to read about Daisy, such a shame poor wee thing. Hope you're doing OK. And yes, I love my cuttlebug too, so much opportunity for fun with that thing!

Brenda 30


Love you ATC's and your desk is an artist place to be herself! Enjoy the day!

Craftychris said...

Your ATC is gorgeous and your desk is a dream of creativity xx

okienurse said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your fur baby! It can be so devastating and using crafting as therapy is a good thing. I love the ATC's and your desk is very busy and creative looking to me. Hope you have a great week! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #138

May said...

Dear Kay I have wiped my tears after reading your post on rainbow bridge, I do so hope this is true then your little daisy and you will meet again, I hope you are doing ok, Big Hugs May x x x No14

Victoria said...

Fabulous ATCs and a lovely busy desk, overflowing with creativity!

Helen said...

Love your crowded (busy) desk!! Have a good WOYWW, Helen #9

Ann B said...

So sorry that you lost Daisy (your post made me weep)it was a brave decision to let her go.
Hugs and love from
Ann B

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Every week I come up with something new. This week it is the 5s and 10s and folks I "know." I love the ATC-it looks so filled with stuff. Does it have actual lace across the front or is that the design of the paper? I love the state of your desk. We've all been there. I've even pulled out a folding table to avoid any form of picking it up.

kay said...

so sorry to hear of your loss but at least she is not suffering now,great poem,hope you have a better week :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's the hole that pets leave when they die..it's a tough one :( With time you'll be able to look back and remember how she made you smile. Crafting sure helps :)
Take care, LLJ #74 xx

trisha too said...

So sorry to hear about your Daisy, that is always hard.

But a little art therapy is good for the soul.


Joanne said...

Oh bless you. I know only too well how you feel. I started my blog to celebrate the life of my special chocolate Burmese cat, Toby. He was well in his teens at that point and we lost him aged 18.5yrs, which is quite good for a pedigree. Our life ended as I'm sure yours has just now. It never stops hurting, just gets a bit more bearable. If you want to venture more with your atcs try these little blogs:
http://atcswithattitude.blogspot.com and http://wickedwednesdayatc.blogspot.com
Hugs Joanne xoxo

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so very sorry, Kay, to hear about Daisy. I've been there. She will always be with you in your memories. I'm so glad you have crafting to help you work through your grief.

Miriam said...

Lovely atcs. Great share.

Have a good week.


Rita said...

So sorry to hear your news. Just think of the beautiful times you enjoyed and the memories that no one can take away. I love your ATC and having a holder means they stay in good codition too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

dix said...

Thanks for visiting. Makes me smile to see your desk...cause mine is so much messier! dix in Texas---

Spyder said...

aw sorry about your sad news.
Love your little easel for your ATC, suck a nice idea! Thank you for my snoop at your crafty space. HaPpY WoYwW!?Have a great crafty week!

pat said...

My sympathy to you. I love those little ACT cards. They are each a work of art!

Barb King said...

So sorry for you, I lost a special dog, too, and thinking about him still brings me to tears. I'm glad you can find some solace in your creativity.
Barb #170

karen said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have 2 dogs and know how they are part of the family. God Bless little Daisy.
xoxo Karen

Brenda Brown said...

Sad news Kay but those lovely memories and photos will see you through. Love the ATC - your creative spirit has shone through on this one.
Take care.
hugs ~brenda~ xox

debby4000 said...

Love your busy desk and the ATC. Sorry to hear of your loss.

Queen Of Toys said...

So sorry about Daisy.. Beautiful work and love your ATC. I have some plastic sleeves to put ATC's into and they go into a 2 or 3 ring binder. I will be happy to give them to you if you want them, yes free just email me you address and I will post them off to you, even some little covers to protect the atc's I have laying around. I no longer create ATC's.


Click on the links to get my email addy

Shoshi said...

Kay, I'm so sorry you lost your little dog. That's really sad. I still miss all the kitties we've lost over the years - you never forget them once they've stolen your heart! I love what you are doing on your desk, and glad it is keeping you occupied.

I think it's a cool idea to visit those blogs that end in the same number as you - there are too many nowadays to visit them all unfortunately.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! Glad you like my knitting and Zentangles. I call them "glorified doodling" - if you're a purist, there are certain patterns used in true Zentangles, but really, I think, anything goes!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #12

SueH said...

Aww Kay, I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve had to make such an awful decision. I had to face the same problem a few years back with cat little cat Emily and it’s never an easy one to make. You’ve done the right thing thought as sad as you feel at the moment remembering all the fun and laughter Daisy brought you over the years will help get you through this tough time. (((hug)))

I’m pleased that your crafting has given you something else to focus on and you’ve done a great job with your ATC.

Happy Crafting!

Bridget Larsen said...

fun filled desk with lots to choose from to work with. ATC is fun
Bridget #79

God's Little People said...

Dear Kay
I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet miss Daisy - they leave such a void when they go to the Rainbow Bridge, don't they. Art is such a great therapy to work through grief - I love your little creation. Have you done any artwork related to the the Wild Abandonment class?? I am really loving following your picks on Pinterest!
Sending you much love,
from Joan

Laura said...

So sorry for your loss of Daisy. Glad your ATCs were able to be a distraction to you when you needed it. ~ Laura #151

fairy thoughts said...

Sorry about your pet, they leave a gapping hole dont they, it will get easier. Keep up with the crafting, it will help.
janet #16

Lisa Richards said...

So sorry about your poodle! I hope you get much joy from creating your ATC's. That's something I haven't tried yet. Maybe someday! :D

lisa said...

I'm so sorry about your beautiful Daisy, Kay. They leave a big hole don't they. Hopefully you've had some success keeping yourself occupied. Our hobby can be a godsend sometimes can't it.
Love the book you have for protecting your ATC's.
Take care and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #109

SophieNewton said...

photo album, what a fab idea to keep ATCs in. sorry to hear your sad news x
Sophie no.183

Rebekah said...

I'm sorry about your loss...I grew up with pets and losses...now my kids just have chickens. Good for you for getting creative...I think that's what I need to snap out of my moodiness and unblogginess! Thanks for having me on your blog list...now to provide some reading material for ya'!