A warm welcome to all my visitors,

Thank you for taking the time to come and look at my blog, I really do appreciate it. Please leave me a comment, even if it’s just to say Hi. It means I can come visit you!

All my designs are original, so copyrighted to me. If I have been inspired by someone elses work, I have named them in the post, and where able, I have provided a link.

Please feel free to use my designs for inspiration, I just ask you to credit me, and provide a link back to my blog.

Thanks, Shaz XX

Wednesday, 21 October 2015


Well it's been a while folks.Far longer than I expected.10-14 days and I'd be home,they said.Huh, I spent that in the HDU! So,6 weeks later, here I am.
No picture for you,as I haven't actually made it to my craft room yet. That involves a flight of stairs, a walking stick and Hubbies supervision,as my balance is a bit unreliable.
I want to say an enormous Thank You to everyone for your good wishes,all the cards you have sent me,as well as the books and crafting goodies I've received.I know many of you were following my progress on Dougs blog,and left us many uplifting and heartfelt comments, which have been wonderful to read.
This has turned out to be a much harder recouperation than expected,and I've had to adjust my goals quite considerably as to how much I can do, and how long it's going to take.
Now I'm back home, I'll be joining our regular Wednesday snoop again, so will be round to see you all later.I'm also planning on getting into my colouring books, so hopefully I'll have something for next week to show you.


Annie said...

Wahoo wahoo wahoo. It's so good to see you back blogging. I've followed your progress on a daily basis but didn't trust myself to comment at times that I felt the NHS weren't doing their best for you my friend. Your progress has taken a little longer than planned but it's been in the right direction each day and slow and sure is good so keep up the good work. Lots of rest and listen to your body and you will get there......we will be here with you along the road.
Big healing hugs,
Annie x

Helen said...

I am so HAPPY you are back where you belong (and not just here on a Wednesday lol!) I have been following the "progress" - at least now you are home where I am sure you feel so much better. Much much love but please take it easy and don't try to do too much. Happy colouring! xx Helen 2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's made me very happy to see your name back on the list today! Welcome back :-)
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxxxxxxx

Lisca Meijer said...

Welcome back! I'm so glad to see you. Don't worry about a photo. At this stage we are just so glad you are back in blogland!
Just relax, put your feet up and get your crayons out when you feel like it. (What a great invention, don't you think, colouring books for adults)
Have a healing week,

Neet said...

Does not matter whether there is a photo or not just wonderful to see you have managed to post a message for us all. Now concentrate on getting well and strong. It has been hard reading what Doug had to tell us some days and uplifting others. I think the love you two have for one another just poured out in every line of his writing. Gosh, it's making me fill up all over again so I will say "bye for now"
Hugs, Neet xx 1 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

You have no idea how lovely it is to have your name back on the link list. It doesn't matter if you have something to show or not at any stage in your recuperation, we're just happy that you're up to a bit of typing, frankly! Its always the same though gal, when you're rushed off your feet and would love to have unspecified amounts of time at home this recuperation lark sounds great. But the reality is a lot, a LOT of doing nothing and not really caring. It takes huge amounts of time to come back from it and you have it, and for that. we are truly grateful. So just get on with doing nothing for a while will ya? xxxxx

Anne said...

How wonderful to see your name in the list this week! I have followed Doug's Blog and you have both been in my thoughts and prayers. I am so pleased you have come through your ordeal. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Anne x #22

Anne said...

How wonderful to see your name in the list this week! I have followed Doug's Blog and you have both been in my thoughts and prayers. I am so pleased you have come through your ordeal. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Anne x #22

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhhhh, dear, dear Shaz..
How wonderful to have you back in blogland .. just to see your name and hear from you is quite enough and as Julia says .. concentrate on getting better, Shaz, and I think with Doug on watch it is just what you will be doing.

His blog post was such a blessing to be kept up to date and know just how things were were not going for you and thus also for him. (even if blogger did not always play ball and could no always comment) You are a very special couple.

Prayers will be ongoing for you, for your full recovery and healing and blessing upon you both in this.
*hugs* from downunder,
Happy WOYWW 333! Shaz in Oz.x #6

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Mrs.D said...

Welcome home to WOYWW, Shaz, we have missed you soooooo much, your humour and enthusiasm make this place something special. Over the past 8 weeks we have all been following your progress as documented by Doug
but now once again we will be cheered by YOUR presence.
Take care, and bless you
Chris #24

Diana Taylor said...

So glad you are home and on the mend. I hope your recovery continues well, and I am sending positive thoughts your way. It was good to see your name back on the list this week!
Take care,
Diana #30

sandra de said...

Welcome back, so lovely to see your post and know that you are on the slow road to recovery.
sandra de @8

Christine said...

What a lovely start to the day!!! Welcome back and lots of (((hugs)))
So lovely to see your name up at 11 ....... don't get too tired though with all the travelling round those desks!!!
Take care

Bishopsmate #39

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Many blessings dear! So happy you are back...who cares if there is a picture or not...just so happy to hear you are home and recovering!
Glenda #29

glitterandglue said...

Hello Shaz. Just linked up myself and found your name on the list. Well done! Just take your time recovering - it's a huge thing you have both been through. We are just so pleased that you feel up to penning a few words for us all. Give that gorgeous man of yours an enormous hug from John and I. He is lovely, and has been such a star to even have time and energy to think of all of us and share his thoughts in that blog. You take care, go easy on yourself - and take the time you need to recuperate.
Been praying for you both.
God bless.

Robyn Oliver said...

Whhoooopie -welcome back to blogland Shaz. So pleased for you that you're home and now can begin the full recovery process...you've sure been through enough and now slow and steady you can 'get better' and back to some blogging and crafting. Take care, and know we're all pleased for you and sending get well wishes. Hugs RobynO#35

CraftygasheadZo said...

It's so wonderful to see you back home. I have been thinking of you and following your progress. Now you have to behave and do as your're told!! Rest up well my friend. Hugs. Happy Back to the Future day! Take care Zo xx 44

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

It's lovely to see you back. Take care and I'll look forward to seeing your posts soon x

StampinCarol said...

Doing the happy dance now that you're home!!! Wahoo! Still praying for a full recovery!
Carol N #50

lisa said...

So lovely to see your name back on the list today, Shaz. Welcome home and make sure you just take it easy and and give yourself time to just do nothing but recuperate. Sending you much love.
Lisa xx #19

Angela Radford said...

So pleased you are back home Shaz, you just take your time and relax. This is probably the only chance you will have to let other people do the running round so make the most of it. Sending big hugs and best wishes, have a great woyww, Angela x 24

Ali H said...

So happy to see you back with us & to know you are on the path back to good health! Take good care of yourself & give yourself permission to take everything at a pace that feels right to you! Hugs Ali #7

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

So good to see you back among us deskhoppers. Thanks for taking the time to stop by earlier. It was great to see you pop up in my blog comments :-)

Fiona xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Couldn't join in today but so good to see you here! The craft room can wait - especially if you have adult colouring books -I have one here and one at the caravan. .and today in the Works I found a brilliant mini Christmas one with some great images. I find colouring relaxing so hope that you do too! Hoping that your recovery steps up a pace soon! Hugs, Chrisx

Annie Claxton said...

Good to see you back Shaz, just rest and concentrate on getting better and enjoy being back home with Doug. Big hugs :o)xxx Annie C #31

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Greetings, Sofie #56

Shoshi said...

Oooooooh!!! WELCOME BACK Shaz! How absolutely great to see you on your blog again! We have all missed you so much. It's been great that Doug started the blog so we could all keep up with your daily progress, and have the opportunity to leave you both lots of love, and supportive and encouraging comments!

Onwards and upwards now - and forward to a full recovery!

I have now finished my chemo and am hoping for exactly the same! Feeling rough today but it will pass, and I can weather anything now I know I haven't any more sessions to face.

Oh, it's so good to see you back!

Big hugs,
Shoshi xxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz!!! So glad to see you join in, no matter a photo of a desk or not! Maybe you can give your husband a list of supplies to bring down to you?!?

You've been in my thoughts and prayers; am so glad you are home!!

I'm finally getting around to some desks today - better late than never.
Happy belated WOYWW
Hugs, Kay (38)

RosA said...

Hi Shaz
So very good that you are home and really on the mend now, even though the schedule is not moving as fast as you would like. Go with the flow, relax, take it easy and don't overdo it.
RosA # 36

stampinganja said...

So good to see this post and that you are home!
Wishing you a speedy recovery! That you may feel better and stronger every day!
Take care, Anja

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Shaz, I'm so glad to hear form you! Thank you for the advise about the dried paint! Glad the publication arrived and you enjoyed it. As I was reading it I thought of you so had to mail it!

Kelly said...

Great to see you home, Shaz. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week. I'm a tad tardy in making the rounds but the love comes by the bushel. Take your time, color lots of pretties. You'll be making use of your cutting station soon. Creative Blessings Kelly #47 aka ~Rain