Thursday, 30 October 2008


I participated in my first swap on
Swap-bot making ATC’s for a Vintage Children’s Book ATC’s Swap.
For some reason known only to the Blogger Gremlins
the first 2 photos kept going sideways
These first three photos are the ATC’s I sent to Jan Freeman in Minnesota USA, Barbara Hartling in Oregon USA and Anna Small from Brunswick Victoria Australia. I also put in some scrapbooking papers with the ATC’s

So far I have received ATC’s from Cher Salvatore - goodie2shoes – she also sent some fabulous papers, stamps and a pretty ballerina swap card with her ATC’s.

Shanda Gingerly – shandapanda.
Shanda included some little extras too – buttons, key and clip


Well after nearly 2 weeks not much to report. They are doing tests every day and so far no results are in. Yesterday they were draining fluid from around his heart and lungs. There appears to be clots in his lungs and they have put a filter in his groin in case they move and with the filter it won’t get to his brain or heart.
Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts.


Unknown said...

What a wonderful idea for a swap. I love Vintage children's books and artwork. These look gorgeous.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Great swap goodies Alison.
Hope your dad continues to improve and all test results are ok.

Lori said...

cute swap stuff Alison...thanks for the update on your dad, i have been thinking about him and praying for him to be well...

Sugar Bear said...

Thoughts and prayers are with your dad. I adore the ATCs. Childrens books are such a fun medium.

Anonymous said...

Still praying for you and your family.

Unknown said...

Very creative you are! I like the pictures.
Im sorry to hear your dad is so ill, I hope he picks up soon.My father has been ill too, it is hard to see them like this, but Im optimistic things will be brighter soon.

Cindy said...

Cute atcs! I love vintage children's book illustrations....and I hope your Dad continues to improve. How good that they can put a filter on like that to keep anything from traveling. I hope the test results arrive soon and will bring good news.


Anonymous said...

Love the cute swap books!

So sorry to hear what is happening with your dad! A big hug to you, Alison!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison, you must be on tender hooks about your Dad, I'm still praying away over here!
The swap books are so cute!

Take care!!

The Pink Poodle said...

still thinking about your darling dad..and checking into your blog re updates..

even though we dont know each other personally..older parents (like mine)..are like a treasure to australia..if you know what i mean...soo
please give him my LOVE..
and tell him I said HE HAS to GET STRONG/AND FIT..FOR US ALL!!


Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

The ATCs are very pretty, Alison. My prayers for your dad.

Pineapple Villa said...

Hello Alison, that is a lovely swap, i hope its bringing you lots of joy. Am thinking of you and hope that your dad improves..such a hard time for you all and i hope each day brings a little more hope. Mel xxx

Anonymous said...

cute cute! love the children art books! I swore off swapbot. everytime I swap on there I get jipped so I stopped! but every now and then you will get a good partner! hope you had a wonderful halloween hugs


Bristol said...

Love your goodies for your swap~

Elle Jay Bee said...

Hi Alison,

I am sending my prayers and best wishes to you and your dad. What a scary time for you all, and I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you.


Secondhandrose said...

A prayer said for your Dad. What a fun swap that was. Childrens prints are so cute. Come for a visit.

Anonymous said...

great blog some how i found you when i was researching things on our sons birth defect esophageal atresia and other complications. i wish you nothing but the best. I was also wondering if there is anyway if i put your link on my site if you would be able to return the favor and add my ink on your sight, i again wish you the best.

Anonymous said...

Great swap idea!! Very cute!! Thanks for the update on your father, thinking of you all!!

Sherri said...

I am so glad they caught the problems that your dad is having before they caused a stroke or worse. Still keeping him and you in my thoughts. I love these images you used on the ATCs. I have tagged you on my blog--if you feel up to it. :)

Tina Leavy said...

those are really cute.

NeereAnDear said...

Just a quick note to let you know my heart goes out to you and will keep you and your family especially your dad in my prayers especially that all goes well

Laura said...

very cute swap. Keeping your Dad in our thoughts and prayers.

Country Wishes said...

Swaps are lots of fun aren they!! Best wishes to your Dad Alison.

Unknown said...

Hi Alison,
I noticed that you hadn't posted for a bit, I hope your dad is okay. Just know that I am thinking about you and praying for your father.