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Good morning, my friends. I trust this week finds you well, being arty and crafty, and enjoying the start of Spring (in the Northern hemisphere), or Autumn (in the Southern hemisphere). It’s good to be joining in again with WOYWW today. Not sure what this might mean? What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday is a crazy group of friends across our world who display their workspace for all to see. Daft? Be assured not… Good friendships are formed, ideas shared, fun had. Try it out – go here to find out how.


So, today – my space…

Here you see my pergamano effort for John’s Easter card – well, a tiny peak of it… Can’t show it all yet as it isn’t finished, and John hasn’t seen it. Trying to do this particular picture did, however, cause issues – basically, I couldn’t find it! Lost – under the great heap of magazines… So… time for a sort out! And now…

Yes, an amazingly neat pile of said magazines to pass on – look out, Mrs D – you’ll get first dibs!

A busy week here, craftwise. I’ve been playing with hexagons…

I had seen the most beautiful hexagon crochet blanket at the show in Manchester the other week – and thought, “I’d love to make that” Being told the pattern was freely available on the website of the particular company, I hurried home… couldn’t find it – probably my lack of internet savvy – so thought, “Well, ok, I’ll make it up as I go along! It was fun – but, of course, hexagons mean you don’t get a straight edge… anywhere! How many did I make? Where did I stop? Hmm.

I’ve been making my Easter cards – which, of course, I sealed in the envelopes before I remembered to take a photo – just had the last one still unsealed.

The other week I had found some old Arran weight yarn, left over from jumpers and cardigans I had made, so thought I would make it all up into a blanket for Parental Care Ministries. This was the result, which thrilled my friend in PCM SO much that she immediately put it on the mission table at church asking for sensible donations!

I was delighted with it, too. The knock-on effect, which is inevitable, is, of course…. I’ve now been given a whole lot more arran weight yarn to “do with as you think fit”. Now, I don’t mind this – I’m at home an incredible amount taking care of John. He needs me there most of the time – that’s fine – but he doesn’t need me to be doing things for him 24hours a day – only about 8! So, I have time to do these things. After all, there is only so much dusting and cleaning a body can do! (Dusting – what’s that???) So… here’s my next couple of projects…

I thought maybe I could knit some of the yarn into simple sweaters and cardigans for the children in Uganda. As you can see from the next photo – it could take a couple of weeks!

On the right is the giant bag of yarn – it stands over 2feet tall. On the left is a bag of fabric which needs cutting out to make those Bags for bibles for the children out there in Uganda. I’ll cut out about 80 of them, and different folk will sew them together. The children are just SO proud and delighted when given these bags. Something made specially just for each one of them. Pop over here to see all sorts of pictures about them. There’s lots to look at – peak at several different pages…

Last week, I mentioned about a “new storage system” for our dies. That seemed to intrigue folk – and the question was asked how did I store them before? Now, the nervous among you should not look… it isn’t for the faint hearted… But… here goes…

When Mr and Mrs D first gave me the big shot – well, I had no dies other than the circle set which came with the machine. That was simple to store – pop it in a  box. However, I soon discovered that one set of dies was insufficient… and, well, you’ve guessed the rest. Yes, the collection grows – but it stayed in the same box. The dies lived in the right hand ice cream box in the photo above. They were on the right, and stencils on the left. Embossing folders got an ice cream box to themselves, because of course – they are thicker so take up more room!!! Simple, huh? Until I began to get more dies, and the box got stretched to bursting point… That’s when we decided we had to find an alternative – and now they are in a posh zipped folder (the lovely dotty one standing up at the back of the top photo). All on magnetic sheets and labelled with name and company. Those magnetic sheets are odd. Some are magnetic on both sides – others only on the one – and they all came with the same folder?! And now I have an ice cream box stuffed to overflowing with embossing folders…. so, guess what the next project must be?

So, that’s it for this week. Sorry, Julia – not exactly short. That’s what comes of my having several different workspaces this week – oops!

Take care my friends – have a wonderful Easter break – and opportunity to reflect on why Jesus came, how He died for each one of us – and ROSE AGAIN to show us the way forward.

God bless.


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    Pretty crocheted pieces. I love to crochet and have kit tubs downstairs to be worked up. Lately, my crochet time is taken up crocheting hats/ scarves for our local Mitten Tree which donates hats/ gloves/ mittens/ scarves to the local grade school children each December. Creative Blessings! Kelly #49
    Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:38:09

    Anne L
    Good evening and wow you have been busy….your blankets you have made are just stunning. And always loving your space and oh how I know how dies and folders can consume a place of storage I am running out of room myself as I have been collecting them for over a decade.lol Happy WWOYD and have a wonderful Easter weekend hugs~Anne L #7
    Thu, 24 Mar 2016 04:08:40

    Arnoldo L. Romero
    You are one busy crafter! I love your crochet blankets, especially the one with the hexagons that you figured out how to do on your own. Happy WOYWW!
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:54:25

    Lovely cards and the blanket is very nice too. I really must have assort out of my magazines too. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 23
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:51:40

    Gosh you do get a lot done – lovely makes. I wish you and John a very happy and Blessed Easter. Anne x #24
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:43:23

    Carol N
    Had to laugh about your magazines. A couple months ago I took about 200 to our local thrift store. Your 2 blankets are cool, love the hexagon one! As to the dies, I a die junkie! I need to weed out those I don’t use any more. Love your Easter card. I got all mine mailed Monday. Whew! Anyway, thanks for the visit last week! God bless! Carol N #50
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 22:41:55

    You have been busy Margaret- and clearly will be for a while yet! Try having a look at this video- it’s about crocheting granny squares, but as a spiral shape. Looks wonderful. http://startingchain.com/spiral-granny-square/ Hope both you and John are feeling well. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xxx
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:40:59

    People are so generous aren’t they? That massive bag of wool will keep you crafting for ages to come….the blankets are both wonderful. A cheery blanket gives a long way to help charities, doesn’t it?!
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 20:22:25

    My, you are busy! we all have piles and piles of stash we have trouble storing.. good luck! Helen #2
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:38:47

    Diane F
    Love your card & such great job at crocheting. Have a great day! Diane – WOYWW #32
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:54:30

    Sharon K
    Wow – you have been busy! Gorgeous crochet quilts. You’re teasing us with just a peek of John’s card and (if he reads your blog) teasing him too! Have a lovely Easter Sharon K #51
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:19:10

    Princess Judy
    The dotty folder is a nifty way to store dies and looks nice to boot. Of course, after awhile you’ll need another and another. I think the ice cream tub storage was brilliant until you outgrew it. All your projects are looking good. I especially like that hexagon throw. Very nice! PJ #61
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 16:19:00

    Good Morning, that hexagon blanket has come up really well and the fact that the sides aren’t straight doesn’t detract from it at all. The pile of magazines looks interesting, but probably lots of duplicates with one I have bought, but I will still have a look. We must plan our play date next week, unless you have family around, as we are going away on April 4th for 10 days. And amen to the final paragraph, bless you. Chris
    Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:05:17

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