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Friday, December 17, 2010

What I've been up to...

Hi everyone..  
It's been a while since I've written in my blog so I thought I should give you all an update on what I've been up to.  Before I do that.. I want to apologise to those of you who have enquired after PENNY FLOWERS and I haven't got back to you.  I have your emails and will write to you over the next few weeks.  I'm sorry it's taken me so long but life of late has kept me on my toes... I'll make sure I have a little "reward" for your patience.
If you read back through my blog you will know that my hubby suffered a heart attack followed my open heart surgery early this year... since then we've both turned our lives around and up to me writing this I have lost 36kg and Rob, 38kg.  Who would have thought we could do this?
Here is a pic of me, the first one was me at the start of the year and the last pic was taken just a couple of weeks ago.
My days are busier than ever.  I attend the gym at least two days a week and sometimes three.  Yes, my group and my craft have suffered a little but I'm determined to put my all back into both areas starting January..  Thank you to all my friends, both in and out of my group.. Your support has meant so much to me.  
My change of lifestyle has meant I'm kept rather busy.  I've put a lot of my time this year into helping my hubby get over his heart attack and surgery.. It's been such a pleasure to look after him.. He's looked after me for such a long time like no other could and I love him dearly for that.   I am so grateful that we've come through this tough time..  We've been married for 37 years, I hope we'll have many many more.  Here is a photo taken about two weeks ago of both of us.

NEWS FLASH!!  I have been designing new flowers for PENNY FLOWERS Number TWO.  I'm yet to work out an official title... but that's the least of my priorities for now.  I hope to have this second eBook written by the end of March.  I am also looking at starting up a second blog where I will have tutorials in the form of "You Tube" type videos.  As a matter of fact, I already have the blog in place but I haven't been able to put much into it.. but that is about to change!

I hope you all have a Happy and Holy Christmas.  My prayer this Christmas is that people world wide will remember that "Jesus is the REASON for the season".  God bless you all.         
Much love and many hugs to you all.... Angie


mommaidwf said...

You look great Angie! Much love to you and your hubby this Christmas season.

Only By His Grace said...

Oh my gosh! Angie you look wonderful.
What a lot of weight you and Rob have lost. I think from the first photo you look at least 20 years younger. I'm so proud of you. You look gorgeous.
Hugs Maz

PaperLace n Card Nook said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Angie, you have done one amazing job. Congratualations.
hugs Carolyn R.

StampnMichelle said...

Your flowers are beautiful, but your combined weight loss is incredible. Congrats to both. May God bless you with many more years together.

RubyM:) said...

OMG ANGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's been a while i been here but i didn't see much activity.You know i was here all the time drooling on your creations lol!

WOW HUN SO SO SO PROUD OF YOUR DEDICATION and your motivation you carry on your day to day challenges! My hat off to you and your husband.GREAT JOB GUYS ***GASPING*** Amasing dedication and i certainly see the love awe!!!! GF take your time first comes you and your husband health and later if there is time videos etc.... SO PROUD AT YA SENDING YOU HUGS!!Have a Happy New Year MAY IT BRING EVEN BETTER NEWS AND MUCH HEALTHIER LIFE,RubyM:)

Eunice said...

Wow Angie & Rob don't you both look amazing so well and happy.

Something else we have in common Angie, Paul my husband also had open heart surgery but like Rob came through it safely.

God Bless you both and give you many more happy years together.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Please allow me to say that I first saw one of your cards on Pinterest, (which I'm a little late in joinging the hoopla of that social media, lol).

You are a lot like me in that you are very feminine in your creativity.
Your work is beautiful and if someone is stealing pictures, it is because they are unable to be equal to your mastery, and they are jealous. That's one of the highest compliments, so be proud, even though you have to deal with lowlifes...and they are everywhere, especially on the internet. I had a "name" that I made up years ago, but never got copyrighted. I uploaded things under that name and before I knew it, later, I saw 2 people using MY name!

May I ask...are you using an embosser/cutting machine, or an electronic cutter? I have the KNK Zing, and while I think I'd love don't have much time to play with it.

Anyway, long post, but I just wanted to let you know that you have exquisite taste and beautiful work! :)

Mez Lydiard said...

Congratulations on your weight loss.
Angie could you tell me how I can get hold of your ebooks on your card making.
I am new to all this and would love to learn from someone in Aus for a change.
We live on Bribie Island in Queensland and there is no one here who can teach me anything on card making.
Hope to hear back from you soon.
Merry Christmas to you both.