Tuesday, 16 February 2021

WOYWW 611, coming together to share.

 Hello, fellow Woywwers, a long time since I blogged, but felt I needed to be part of the 'family' as we grieve for the loss of a very special member of our WOYWW community. Shaz Silverwolf was such a vibrant member of the group, and she always had lovely comments to make on my posts, such an encourager. So many times I have read her posts and been inspired to try something new, a different way of using something I already have, or prompted to spend real money and buy something new, my crafting horizons were opened up by reading her posts and trying something different. And her posts always had a humorous element, so honest and unassuming and just down to earth, nothing pretentious.

 I only met her at a couple crops, but she was just so warm and friendly, it felt as if I'd known her for years, an amazing personality and a larger than life lovely lady and now the world and the crafting community are going to be poorer places without her.

A lovely picture of her at the Llandudno crop, we will miss her very much.

So the order of the day is What's on your Worktop Wednesday, and here you can see my worktop, Tuesday evening to be honest, with some very lovely goodies

  A smashing set of freebies from a papercraft magazine, can't remember which one, but there are, I thinnk, 7 dies, 8 masks and about 10 sheets of stamps from Craftascope.  I quite frequently go on the magazine websites and enter the competitions for the freebies, and this is the second time I have won something really good. (Previously, about 5 years ago, I won my Gemini, in a similar way, just lurking at the right of the picture.)


 I'm not sure I will use all of the stamps and masks, some of them are definitely not my cup of tea, rather grungy, but I expect I will find a home for them somewhere.

So, in case you have just dropped in at my blog, and wondering what it is all about, you can find a lot more crafty desks to snoop at, over at the lovely Julia's Stamping ground.

Bless you all



Wednesday, 12 August 2020


 Well several weeks have gone by since I managed to post, either the days have gone by to fast, or the Mojo has been AWOL, or I have been too busy helping with the new bathroom, however the new bathroom is finished at last.

The desk is cluttered with the makings of Christmas cards, but I have to say the Mojo is still not co-operating with the need to do something.

And this was a picture taken on my walk on Monday evening. sadly the camera on my phone is not brilliant at sunset pictures.

and finally,  this is a birthday card I made for a friend's 60th birthday a couple of week's ago. It is carefully posed in front of a picture she painted for us when we lived in North Wales, brilliant artist she is, as are all her family.

So that's me for a few weeks, too hot and bothered to do very much.

Thanks for dropping in


Wednesday, 8 July 2020


Well, another Wednesday has come and gone since I last posted, they keep sneaking up on me, and suddenly it is Thursday after Tuesday and I seem to miss Wednesday altogether.
I have very little on the card desk, barely been there for a week, instead I received a very heavy parcel before the weekend,  containing 2 curtains 4m wide and 4 m long and a request from my daughter to  make 8 curtains, 2m by 1.7m.
Have taken original curtains apart, and have all 8 ready for tape, but of course, I am now waiting for tape to arrive.
I currently only have enough tape for one pair.
In the meantime,  I have also been kept busy trying to prevent the house disappearing under dust as Adrian is busy converting a small shower room into a small utility room, and the larger utility room into a decent size bathroom.

So this will be a small utility room

  And this will be a bathroom


by the end of next Wednesday,  or that's the theory.
So that's all from me this week, 
Just time to refer you to desk queen Julia who hosts all our crafty desks, do visit her to find lots more exciting desks to snoop at.
Thanks for dropping by

Tuesday, 16 June 2020


Quick post today lovely deskers, just to show the finished Robot
  And my desk, untouched for four days after I made some cards similar to the ones Shaz Silverwolfwas sharing, but not as good as hers.

And our pot grown Christmas tree looking absolutely beautiful as it puts on new growth 
Do go and visit desk Magister Julia at her stamping ground to check out more crafty desks
And this is where I guiltily confess that I am unlikely to be able to do much visiting today as I have a lot of plants to put in the garden, and my sewing desk is loaded with a pile of scrubs bags I promised to deliver tomorrow and they are not finished because I have been helping hubby sort out windows for the new bathroom !! So I will be digging and sewing today, and not snooping on your desks!
See you all Thursday, thanks for dropping in

Tuesday, 9 June 2020


It's Wednesday again!! They keep galloping around, and I can't keep up. First of all, I need to apologise to all those lovelies who commented on my page last week, that I didn't get round to many desks, somehow every time I tried to get back to the computer, Sir required my muscles or a hand or a brain!!! to help him with drains, or ordering stuff for the new bathroom. The plumber is  not coming to install everything until July 16th but my man will be demolishing the utility room weeks before if I am not alert to stop him.
So my desk
There is the beginning of a robot card for a soon to be 5 great nephew, and some Christmas stamps from Julia, and various bits of detritus left from previous card making.
Last week I shared that I had to make a card for another great nephew and lacked ideas, I cheated, rang my sister who said that during lockdown young Carl had enjoyed playing chess against his dad, rather him than me, I think his dad would have check mated me in about 3 moves. I am sure I took a picture of it before I put the card in the post, but can't find it on either my phone or my tablet . 
So why am I blathering on here, all part of an amazing crafty desk share hosted by the wonderful Julia. She has been hosting it for eleven years and more, so well worth a visit.
That's all for me today, bless you for visiting

Wednesday, 3 June 2020


Good morning and welcome to my WOYWW post. For those who don't know what WOYWW is, nip over to Julia's  where all will be revealed.
So WOYWW is about our desks, and frankly I have spent so little time in the tower in the last couple of weeks, I could post you a desk view from my last post, so instead a finished UFO
And this was the card I made for one of my two lovely son's in law

Idea lifted unashamedly from Pinterest,  which sadly does not seem to be offer suitable inspiration for  this week's urgent task, which is to produce a birthday card for a 10 year old great nephew.  Boys are alien creature, I was one of four girls, had two of my own, and just don't understand boys, especially boys who don't seem to have any passionate interest in anything.
So that's all from me this week, thank you for dropping in,
Bless you

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

WOYWW 572 Anniversary

So the 11th anniversary has arrived, but sadly we are no nearer to each other to celebrate than we are any other day of the year, however our host Julia still needs to be applauded. Well done for leading us thus far and here's to you, and maybe a crop in the autumn.
So instead of a crop and ATCs we were challenging to finish some UFOs, and last week I shared some cards that I had dragged out of the UFO box.
Some achieved the status of finished cards.

So the first three were fairly simple to finish, 
Except, I'm still not certain about the colours on this, although it does look much better in daylight than digital medium.
This one was fairly simple to do something with, although I really wanted
"Thinking of  you" to be the sentiment,  it looks rather small and insignificant on there so I also made the "Thank you" sentiment,  and will decide when/if I need to use the card. (Neither is attached) 
Of the other three,
This one went in the bin. When I started trying to do something with it I found that the strip was not on straight and my attempt at removal destroyed it all.
Will probably try a similar starting layout at some time.
This one has gone back in the box until I need another Golden wedding anniversary card
And this one I am still experimenting with,  here on my desk.
You can see the other finished cards here too.
And a completely different UFO I finally finished. This chair sat in my Dad's study for many years, and when  he died nearly 19 years ago, I took possession of it. Sadly the cushion cover disintegrated about 6 weeks ago, and I started working on it and finding it was fiddly undoing the fringe from the remaining rags, it got chucked on a pile and left, but Margaret encouraged me to finish it, so I now have a comfy chair at my computer again.

This sadly was a UFO that did not get finished, but it will do. This jigsaw is four pictures taken from my Facebook page by my daughter to make puzzle, 1 picture of our first boat, 2 of the second one and a snowy picture under a  canal bridge.
While I have been working this week, some of the time I was in the tower, this young man was keeping me company,sometimes sitting on my chair, and sometimes, if I get to the chair first, he sits on the windowsill absorbing the sun, I took this picture on Monday afternoon, went downstairs to my sewing machine and was suddenly very surprised to hear a 'Bonk, bonk, bonk' on the stairs behind me, and can only assumed he rolled over and fell off the windowsill and bounced down the stairs. Fortunately no broken bones, but he was a bit subdued for a few hours.
And finally a picture of the canal in the evening and some amazing anemones from my garden, they just keep on flowering and looking beautiful.

Well, this has been a very picture heavy post, so I better close before Julia decides to ban me in future. 
Happy WOYWW anniversary