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Hello my friends. Welcome to this week’s offering of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Want to know more? Then go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ Find a world of artists and crafters willing to show the mess/creative order on their desks.

My desk this week has been spectacularly uncreative – a little work on some boxes for Christmas, but that is it. The  reason? Well, having had a glorious day out last Tuesday, I was dialling 999 again by Thursday morning. John was admitted over the weekend – but not with another infection – for which we are both very thankful. No, he was so clogged with phlegm one side of his lungs couldn’t get any air. It was scary – for us both. However, he is home again – and I have learned a further life skill – Physiotherapy! Whilst he was being safely cared for in hospital, I had a sleepover with my grandchildren – awful journeys as the whole of the British population seemed to be on the M6 motorway at the same time as me; great fun; lots of noise and chatter; disastrously hilarious when the airbed deflated in the middle of the night (and I didn’t dare re-inflate it ‘cos of the noise the pump made!) – but I really enjoyed myself.

So, not a lot of crafting done – but some asked last week to see a close-up of the boxes I have made. They really are not difficult to make, take most of a 12 by 12 inch piece of thick paper or thin card, and have a variety of insert shapes for a trellis work pattern in the sides or top. A gift inside the box, ribbon to tie through the slots at the top, and there is the most delightful Christmas gift.

So that’s me this week, folks. Not much to report. I did my utmost to reply to all who visited last week – but, I’m really sorry, Sophie, I just couldn’t manage to comment on your post. I don’t do Google+, so it doesn’t let me comment 🙁 Take care my friends.

God bless.



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    Shaz in Oz.x
    Ah Margaret, so glad all is well and the LORD undertook marvelously well. So now little wifey is also a physiotherapist well done .. a good thumping to clear some phlegm just what the doctor ordered. Am praying all will continue to be well and on the up for John and that all infections behave and keep away, you are remembered daily in my prayers, both of you. Glad you had a break with family as well .. a blessing, too in spite of flattened air bed and not so nice traffic 😉 love Shaz in Oz.x {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
    Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:59:30

    Sofie Vandersmissen
    I love the pretty box you made! It’s ok Margaret! If you want you can also sent me an email. Greetings, Sofie #44 http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/
    Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:38:51

    So sorry to hear John has had more health problems. I’m sure you will have learnt many new coping skills with all you have both gone through already. Wishing you a problem free time ahead so you can both enjoy life. Hugs, Annie x #9
    Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:18:42

    Ali H
    Boxes are very pretty! Glad to hear John is feeling better now! Thanks for visiting Ali #11
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:17:51

    Carol N
    So glad John got some help and is back home. What a scare! And how fun to spend time with the grandkids. We’re hoping to see ours in a week or so which involves a 2 long-day drive. Your box is really cute! Happy WOYWW and thanks for stopping by! Carol N #36
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:44:06

    Hi Margaret, Oh, I hope you John feels better soon. At least he’s doing better. Your box looks great up close. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW Hugs, Kay (40) PS Congratulations on being Number 1!!!
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:23:09

    Hi Margaret, love the box. Pleased to hear you managed to have some fun despite everything that was going on. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 14
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:45:01

    Hi Margaret, well done on being number one.So sorry to hear about John, glad he’s feeling better and is home. I can imagine how scared you both were, not being able to get air into your lungs is terrifying.I had an asthma attack last year, first time ever, and I have never been so frightened in my life. Love your little Christmas boxes,they look very elegant. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz.xx
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:08:56

    Ohhh Snap
    Love the box! Sounds like you had fun with the grandkids. Glad John is feeling better and home again.
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:37:43

    Thanks for the close up of the box. It’s really lovely. Could you tell us what the die is called? Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. Take care.
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 11:37:26

    Oh gosh! Not funny really. So you’ve learnt a new skill. I hope you won’t need it anytime soon, but if you do it’s a handy thing to know. I call it ‘tapotage’, a sort of tapping on the chest wall to loosen the phlegm. Poor John. He is v=certainly going through the mill. I was just looking at your previous post too as I somehow missed that one. Beautiful owls. I do love owls. Thank you for showing a close-up of the Christmas box. They are very cute and will make a delightful present with something home made/cooked in there. Hope this week is a good one for both of you, Blessings Lisca
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:45:23

    Oh, blooming heck, I’m sorry to hear about John being poorly again. I honestly thought you’d stay hospital free for a while but it was obviously not meant to be. I hope he’s feeling a little better now. I also hope that you’re taking care of yourself, Margaret….. Love that gorgeous little Christmas box – great fun! Hugs, LLJ 13 xx
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:15:36

    Love the box! Sorry to hear about the hubby but glad to know he is alright now. The air mattress story is a hoot. BTW, they always seem to deflate in the middle of the night! Hopefully you can get in some fun crafting time this week. Diane #26
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:30:54

    Diana Taylor
    What a week you’ve had! So glad your hubby is home and getting better – how horrid for you both. I smiled at the airbed story, being a camper in younger days I can’t count how many times that has happened to me!! I love your lantern box, especially the stripey card – it’s really gorgeous! Hope you have a good week, Diana #25
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:28:27

    Great boxes; I scrolled down to below to see the others. Well done girl! Glenda #24
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:06:04

    That must have been so scary! I don’t do emergencies very well, I’m afraid – I just panic, which I know is completely useless. Glad everything turned out OK. A deflating bed in the middle of the night sure sounds funny now, but I bet it wasn’t so funny at the time! These little mishaps make good stories to tell though! Love your box cut from the stripy card – I have soft spot for stripes! Happy WOYWW – zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #22
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:35:19

    Neet 17
    Oh Margaret, that was not a nice read hearing about hubby being rushed into hospital. Poor John, he must have been in agony with not being able to breathe properly. It can be so frightening when I have a little “do” but it only last a minute or two so I can just imagine what it must have been like. It is a worry when something like that is happening to a loved one – my heart goes out to you both. On a brighter note – love your boxes and nice to see you could smile re the bed going down. Hugs, Neet 17 xx
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:21:04

    How scarey 🙁 Glad hubby is ok. The box is gorgeous!
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:55:57

    Glad you had a nice time with the littlies, and glad your hubby is home again. Love the box. Helen #3
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 06:43:59

    Oh, my comment disappeared! I’ll try again… That must have been very scary for both of you. Those boxes are lovely and the thought of the airbed deflating did make me smile. Enjoy the rest of your week. Fiona #4
    Wed, 28 Oct 2015 06:40:02

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