Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOW, WOW, WOYWW 260!!!

Well Happy WOYWW 260 to everyone, especially the wonderful Madame Julia who hosts this wonderful event. She never fails to amaze us with her determination not to let us miss a week. Five years she has been our wonderful headmistress supervising this brilliant event. Thanks you so much Julia.
If you are reading this i have managed to get internet access to post, it remains to be seen if I get it consistently to visit as
we are boating in the lovely Northampton countryside, in the rain.

On Tuesday this was my worktop, (dining room table, which has to be cleared for every meal) as I sorted my ATC’s to put in envelopes for those I have already agreed to swap with and decided which ATC to put into which envelope. Mine are all different as I am not sufficiently happy with any one to make it a master to be repeated. I can do a few more swaps if anyone is still interested.  Don't wipe your glasses, the picture is blurred so that those who receive them will get to see them clearly before everyone else.
Well as we are showing our work space on Wednesday, today Foxton flight will be my workspace for at least 2 hours and maybe more as there may be many others wanting to go down the flight.

 Two staircase flights of 5 locks each and we are starting at the top and coming down. Picture was taken from the internet because by the time we get there it will be too late to post.

After that I will do my very best to visit as many other Woywwers as I can, internet permitting and if your leave a comment I will visit you, I promise, although it may not be until the weekend.
Bless you all and have a very Happy Woyww.



glitterandglue said...

Morning Chris. Happy 5th WOYWW anniversary!!! Enjoy Foxton Locks today - trust it is drier than yesterday or you will be SOAKED! In the sunshine it is so very lovely there. Good to talk last night. Have a great day - don't work too hard on the 10 locks. Others will quite possibly be around to help out...
Love n hugs to you both.
Margaret no number yet

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Hello! Your name is below mine on the list so I'll be sending my ATC to you. If you could let me have your address that would be great. My email is angelfishcrafts {at} gmail {dot} com
Happy 5th Anniversary!

Fiona #19

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Hi Chris, just read your comment that you will be sending to me. Don't bother looking for my e-mail. I see you have one in your profile, so I'll send you an e-mail instead. I would love to be where you are today. You have a fabulous life on that boat. I've often wondered about them, ever since I first saw them on Morse (the tv show). Have a super day, and a great 5th anniversary. I would never want you to hold up the boat, so I'll let you get back to it.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

BTW, Eliza has Yoda. I have Bleubeard! And you have Max (grin).

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I thought that was Caen Hill Locks near Devizes at first - good luck getting through the Foxton'll be ready for a rest after that little lot!
Happy WOYWW!!
Hugs, LLJ 1 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

well done on your long boating it true British spirit in the rain, Chris :D could send some downunder been very sunny and dry for too long... happy WOYWW5
So glad to have found you dear friend .. not swapping many as post cost from Oz is too much these days. Shaz in Oz.x #18

Minxy said...

Happy 5th WOYWW anniversary xo
It wouldn't be a british holiday without the rain lol
Hugs Minxy #4

Sue said...

Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary.

Hope the weather improves for you.

I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

Eliza said...

You have really thrown me with this boating thing, you are going down but to me it looks like you have to go up, how is that possible? I think I am going to have a melt down, hhhmmmm maybe a drink is in order instead...... LOL

Love the blurry picture, now that is clever and here I was trying to survive without my glasses. Hope you have a wonderful week which ever way you go.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda #8
Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversary

Julia Dunnit said...

There really is nothin g to compare to a flight of always transported to a romantic life on the water..although these days I'm guessing the intermittent wif fi might give a less romantic take on it! Love the blurred're right, I did blame my glasses!

Caro said...

I hope that the locks went well! Love the photo of your ATCs cleverly blurred so we couldn't see them. Thanks for sharing and joining in the anniversary fun! Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary. Caro x (#43)

Helen said...

I'd love to swap if you have any left... email me at and I'll keep one till I hear from you! The photo of your gentle trip down the canal looks fabulous! Helen 7

Chrysalis said...

Oh my, you'll be shattered at the end of that holiday! Hope you're having fun despite the weather - I bet it's really cosy, snuggling up inside the boat. I'm like you, in that all my atc's are different - fun to do, but they take ages that way, eh?! Hugs, Chris # 15 xx

Nan G said...

Wow! That's so cool! How absolutely lucky you are to be boating in the canals and traversing those fab locks! Whew! I know I need new glasses but glad that blur wasn't my doing. :D Hugs and Happy WOYWW5! Nan G #77 guess I'm now 73 :)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I am very jealous, it looks amazing.
Happy WOYWW Anniversary, Angela x #41

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Dropping by to greet you a happy 5th WOYWW anniversary, Chris! I was fascinated by the picture of foxton flight and I googled it and looked at more pictures. I don't think we even have anything like it over here, even with just one lock! That's what I love about WOYWW, not only desks and new materials and tools and techniques for crafting but all sorts of other things as well!
peggy aplSEEDS

Nikki said...

I have a hard time making all of one type too all mine are different and shipped out :)
That is alot of locks to pass through pretty but ALOT !!
HAPPY WOYWW 5 hugs Nikki 32

Andrea said...

Belated annivesray wishes . love the pics hope the locks go ok !...there is a lot of them! heres to the next 5 years and to friendships old and new crafty hugs andrea #91

BJ said...

WOW - hope the locks went OK, how amazing but hard work! Just sorting out my ATC swaps with you et al. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. BJ#103

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mrs. D,

Your photo of boating in the rain looks so peaceful! Who would have thought that getting rained on, in a boat, on a lake would be so peaceful and beautiful!

I just knew you blurred your photo on purpose! That is probably more difficult than people realize!

Thank you for visiting me already. I can't believe it's already Sunday and I'm just now getting around.
Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (89)