Finally A Freebie!

Whew! It's been a while, huh? Well, I was feeling in the mood, so I did up some stitched Christmas Trees with adorable embroidered ornaments. They're fun. They're even missing a few stitches here and there (looks just like my sewing!).

You can get them at DigiDiner HERE



Some News and Updates

I know it's been ghostly quiet here. These past few months have been very... interesting.

It started in September when my grandmother was diagnosed with a very dangerous, and fatal, pancreatic cancer. It was not unexpected, as she's been having problems since last year, and that was the suspected culprit. Since then, she's been in and out of the hospital, in varying states of emergency. At the beginning of the month she was taken by ambulance and we were told to say our goodbyes that day. However, she's stronger and more willfull than the doctors gave her credit for, and she's still with us.

Last week she was released from the hospital and sent home. However, she requires 24-hour care, which the family can no longer provide. We've all taken shifts over the past 3 months to be there and take care of her. This week she decided to go into assisted living, which seems a double edged sword. One the one hand it's a relief for us all to get a break and not have to continue to put our lives and jobs on hold, and on the other, none of us really wanted that to happen. But she has made up her mind, and that's that.

So I've spent a lot of time back home in Montana in the past few months, and have been away from many of my duties, including this blog, and my digital work.

To add a pleasant note to all of this, I found out I'm pregnant with our first child. I'm elated, and so pleased that I could share that with my grandmother when I saw her in October. I'm busily working on our overdue wedding album, and our everyday photos that have piled up, trying to get things done as best I can before the June arrival of Baby Elkins.

Life has thrown me some curveballs these past few months, but not all of them bad. But it HAS kept me from doing a lot of the things I love to do, like scrapbook, design, and blog.

Hope all is well with all of you. Stay tuned for new digital stuff (soon, I hope).