Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Hope Santa was good to you.

Happy Christmas everyone. I've missed you here and missed visiting your blogs too, I haven't been on the computer much lately.

I'm sorry I've been away so long.

My dad is doing a bit better now, for those who wished him well, "Thank you".

Lots going on here since I last posted. Our black Labrador, Piper's sight had been getting steadily worse over the last couple of years and more recently she was bumping into things regularly including us. She missed steps when she was out and walked into poles, walls and branches if we didn't divert her in time.
At the end of November she went through eye surgery in both eyes. She had cataracts removed and now also has new artificial lenses in both eyes.
Her eye sight is definitely improved now, though her night time vision still isn't great we have a good strong lighted torch with a wide beam which helps a lot.
Piper had the dreaded cone on for about a week after her surgery, and has been getting regular eye drops and pills since her op. They are gradually getting less often now only 1 tablet and 6 lots of drops in each eye per day now, instead of the 4 dozes of tablets and 12 lots of drops when she first came home.

Anyway I didn't get much time for card making this year due to these things, but I had been asked a few months ago if I could do another dog portrait for a lady I know for her daughter's Christmas.
I finished this just in time for Christmas eve.

Here is her wee dog Cooper:

Also here is another flower digi stamp for you to use. This one is a Wallflower. 

I hope you like it too, if you use it please let me know, and if you want to share it, please send other's here for this. I'd love to see any projects you make with it too.
Thanks for visiting my wee blog,  I love knowing you dropped by, so if you can, please let me know by leaving me a comment.

Happy Christmas hugs,
from Alexandra


  1. happy christmas to you and your family...sending good wishes to Dad and Piper and I love your sketch of cute...hugs from kath & buddy

  2. And a belated Merry Christmas to you Alexandra! Your sketches are just fantastic! The detail is amazing! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

  3. Really lovely to see you back, sorry to hear you have had a lot to deal with but glad your Dad and Piper are doing better. Your sketch of Cooper and the Wallflower sketch are stunning! Wishing you the compliments of the season and hope you have a lovely New Year too. Hugs, Anne x

  4. Hi Alexandra, just came back to say thanks for your visit and all the very best again for 2013! Hope it is a great year for you. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Glad to hear your Dad is doing better, every moment is precious with him, I just lost my Dad after Christmas so I know.
    Your drawings are just lovely!

    1. So sorry to hear your sad news about your dad Connie.
      I do think of this too and make sure I get to enjoy spending time with him while I can.
      I'm glad you like my drawings, thanks for popping by again.
      take care.

  6. Hello, Alexandra. I'm happy to see your beautiful sketches once again, and thank you for sharing the flowers. Judging from what you've done of Wally and LuLu I know Cooper's sketch is a perfect likeness and your friend must have been very pleased with it. Good news about Piper, though it sounds like it's been a long journey for both of you. It makes my heart feel good to know you would do this for her but, of course, I know how you feel about your furry family members. I hope life is good to you in 2013. Take care.

  7. Hi Alexandra, thank you for your lovely comment today. Hope all is well with you at the moment. Hugs, Anne x


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