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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

WOYWW #392 - Gold Dust

I thought the top thing on my Bucket List wouldn't be possible, as it's something you just cannot buy.

My friend said I could be her birthing partner (aswell as her husband) but we still didn't think it would happen as I live a bit away from her and lots of other factors....

Well last Thursday the phone call came. She hadn't left for the hospital yet but I jumped into action, ate hurriedly took some paracetamol for a headache and cut my thumb quite badly on the silver packaging!!! Taped that up and flew out the door.

It was dark and rush hour and I wasn't that sure where the hospital was!!! There were roadworks and long queues, but I made it.

They were still in the triage cubical but the contractions were coming thick and fast. I did back massage and made them both laugh which eased the tension.

It was the most serene time ever amidst all the pain and gas & air (fairy juice!). She did it - a baby boy on 1st December and I got to cut the cord as well. Well that's my Christmas present all sorted.

As for my desk - well Christmas crafting has gone out of the window. I bought some basic cards with the intention of adding some sparkle. What a time for your gold Stickles to run out.

Well actually not run out but refuse to come out of the pot as they were just left around the sides.

First I took the nozzle off and got as much out of there as possible and used an embossing tool to sparkle my stars, but I still couldn't reach the sides!

Second I cut the bottom off to get the rest out. I sparkled 30 cards and still have a good deal left which I put in a little container (hope it keeps OK in there).

So there we have it
Gold Dust of an experience I am still on a high from and
Gold Dust in the form of Stickles.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.

9 comments:

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, what a wonderful experience. Happy for you. The Stickles fiasco made me laugh, sorry! Sort of thing that would happen to me. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx

Anne L said...

Hello BJ. Oh I hate when that happens the with those....stickle clogs. Great idea with the store bought cards. Most see if i have any in storage as my card making isnt going at all like I planned. Congrats to your friend and crossing something of your bucket list....what fun a new bundle of joy to love. Thanks for visiting me earlier and have a wonderful week. Hugs ~Anne L#3

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh wow, what an honour to have been present! I see why my music choice was so apt :-D It's a beautiful song for a lovely story, thank you :-D
Hugs, LLJ 7 xxx

Neet said...

What a fantastic gift your friend gave to you. Absolutely wonderful.
i remember my cousin's friend wanted me to go to the birth of her daughter and I did but I had to leave for work the next morning (a teacher so no way could I not go to work) and things still had not happened. I so wish I could have witnessed what you did - and to cut the cord ... what an honour.
No wonder crafting has not been on your mind. I store my Stickles upside down all the time.
Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Sue said...

BJ, How wonderful of your friend to have you as a birthing partner.

Hope the Stickles is still useable.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #23

Helen said...

had to come straight over.... what a fabulous experience and quite an honour!
your stickles story did make me smile - just goes to show how much you'd have wasted though, had you not taken such drastic action! Helen #1

Sharon Koole said...

Congrats on being a birthing partner! What a wonderful experience. Congrats on your friend on the birth of her baby boy.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #21

Julia Dunnit said...

Happy for you. One of those experiences that actually can't be explained, words are inadequate huh. Grear idea to glitter up some commercial cards...and oh the glitter glue story...you were very much more patient than I would have been!

Angela Radford said...

What a brilliant week you've had. Don't blame you for not making your own cards, love doing them but finding it increasingly hard work. Have a great woyww what's left of it and happy crafty week,
Angela x 14 xXx