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Hello, my friends spread throughout the world. It’s good to be back home after our week away. Yes, we made it – but more about that later… I’m here to join in with What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, which last week celebrated its 7th birthday, and is usually hosted by the delectable Julia. However, she is “indisposed”, so we are currently hosted by that fabulous wiz with a sewing machine – Jan – right here. Why don’t you join us…

So, here’s what you all need to see – my workdesk.

You can see that my posh new shelves are still neat and tidy – only because we haven’t been there to mess them up. In the foreground is a book Mrs D has lent us, a bag of goodies which I can use if I like them – and then the box contains most of Mrs D’s dies which I am looking after for her whilst she is away, and ditto her stamps in the white folder. The desktop on the computer is a picture of teasel heads I took last year at Martin Mere. Not a lot of activity, you say – and you would be right. I have done nothing but try to catch up since getting home.

I knew I couldn’t take part in last week’s ATC swap as we were due to be away. Imagine my surprise and delight to come home to this lovely design by Shaz silverwolf. She simply wanted to send me one anyway. THANK YOU so much Shaz – a lovely gift.

So that is my desk… Just before going away I learned that my entry in the Winter wonderland “Anything but a card” challenge had won first prize!! I had the opportunity to choose $12 of digital images from Di’s Digital Images. These gorgeous fun images are really reasonably priced – and beautifully drawn. Before we went away I printed my choice onto different sort of paper – watercolour card, thin card, and the reverse of some Centura Pearl card. They came out beautifully, and I had fun beginning to colour them. Aren’t they just fun and quirky?

We have enjoyed our break, and managed to go out most days. John coped well with a situation we simply didn’t know at all, and didn’t go down with an infection. We drove around Coniston lake, went from Windermere up over the pass via Thirlmere to Keswick and then back over the Shap, visited Martin Mere on a gloriously sunny and warm day, and went to The Paper warehouse in Kendal… yes, afraid so… couldn’t resist some of the half price and 30% off offers!!!

Some freebies with magazines, a Britannia die at half price, a spellbinders die at 30% off, a Woodware stamp also at 30% off, some pergamano supplies, stickles, liquid pearls, a large stamp block, water colour paper, and a notebook. Yes, I’m going to try (when I get some time) to alter its cover… about time I went outside my little comfort zone!!!

We were sitting in the lounge at the holiday bungalow one afternoon – and – look who came calling! A delightful surprise. I don’t think I have ever been so close to a Roe deer. He was quite casual about dropping in to people’s gardens and munching on their greenery! Wasn’t bothered about me being so close – until I opened the window to get a clearer shot, and then became quite nervous.

So, that is it for this week, folks. I pray Julia may now be beginning her recovery after major surgery – and wish her well.

Take care, dear friends. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW365”


    peggy aplSEEDS
    Congratulations on your win! Isn’t it great to have some freebies?! How wonderful to have a deer visit while you were on vacation! Happy WOYWW!
    Tue, 07 Jun 2016 05:57:13

    Annie Claxton
    HI Margaret, I love how we crafty peeps will find a way to do a bit of crafty shopping wherever we are – I couldn’t have resisted the temptation either, you have to love those magazine freebies :o) What a FABulous photo you managed to catch there! Hope you’re enjoying some sunshine this weekend. Annie C #26
    Sun, 05 Jun 2016 20:08:17

    What a beautiful shot! They are so pretty. Enjoy playing with Mrs. D’s goodies. What a good friend to have you toy sit while she’s healing up. Yes, Shaz is a dear one and what a lovely ATC. Would you like another? I have several left and happily share. Lots of goodies on your shopping trip. I love the stamp set with the magazine. I’ve not gotten that one. I do subscribe to one of those. Which mag/ issue is that one? Since mine come to the states, I’m usually about 2 weeks behind everyone across the pond. Hope you have a great week! Creative BLessings! Kelly #46
    Sun, 05 Jun 2016 13:09:15

    Your lakes trip sounds fab – I love Keswick. The Roe deer is a stunner! x Jo
    Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:56:58

    sandra de
    The swap is always fun hope you can participate in 2017. Love the pic of the roe deer … amazing to be so close. Great idea to print out the digi images and colour over your break… they look fab. sandra de
    Fri, 03 Jun 2016 11:52:08

    Hi Margaret, Lucky you getting an ATC despite not actually able to join in. I got 3 “extra” ATCs too. Twiglet forgot to put an asterix so said she’d send to me anyways and I got 2 for the price of one there and my sendee returned one to me too. I got your misspelt comment via email and had a chuckle, I have deleted the comment you deleted which just said you’d deleted it!!! Happy belated WOYWW BJ #32
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:28:11

    oooh you have such fun shots to share this week Margaret, and I think every trip away when we get home we are totally ready for a vacation to recover from the trip haha. hopefully you get it all sorted out soon, the deer is so interesting and different looking than the ones we see around here thanks for sharing that, ~Stacy #50
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 04:12:05

    Claire Grantham
    Thanks for the visit Margaret, I love visiting you, so much to read about and look at. Holiday sounds like it was good, love the shot of the deer and YAY you for winning a challenge, that always feels so good 🙂 Happy WOYWW. Cx #7
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 02:13:28

    Brilliant photos and pleased you had a good trip. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 25
    Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:26:05

    So glad the holiday went well and John managed to stay well throughout. He has done great of late hasn’t he? How wonderful to see the deer so close up too, I would have been in seventh heaven had it been in my garden. Lovely stash you bought and you came home to a pile of things left by Mrs D for you to enjoy whilst she is away. Enjoy yourself and say Hello to John from me. Hugs, Neet xx 14
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:54:10

    Sound like you had quite the lovely trip last week! I love the deer coming to visit, it’s always such a spiritual connection when we come in contact with nature like that! Thanks for sharing! -Lindart #55
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 19:09:07

    Sharon K
    Sounds like you had a wonderful trip away. It is always refreshing. Congrats on the card win. What a nice surprise! You found a lot of goodies. Always good to find bargains. Have a lovely week Sharon K #5
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:44:31

    I’m so glad you and John had such a great time away. I recognise a lot of the places you visited as we have been to the LakeDistrict many times when we lived in the UK. It is stunningly beautiful if you are lucky enough to have reasonable weather. The little deer is so cute. Obviously used to tourists. Well done you for winn ing the digital images. They are indeed very sweet. Have a good week, Happy WOYWW, Lisca
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:42:58

    Lots going on on this desk! thanks for visiting and your kind words. robyn 3
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:42:49

    Diana Taylor
    I’m so glad you had a lovely holiday and your husband had an enjoyable time too. What an experience if must have been to be so close to that beautiful little deer, and what a lovely shot you got of him – I find whenever I point my camera at an animal or bird it always disappears between me aiming and me pressing the shutter button!! Well done for winning first prize, what a great lot of images you won. Hope you have a good week, Diana #29
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:58:58

    Carol N
    So glad your vacation went well! And what fun to have such a beautiful visitor! Congrats on the win and I’ll be looking forward to your projects with all your goodies! God bless and thanks for the visit! Carol N #9
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:31:47

    Anne L
    Hello Margaret. I love how your new work area looks…the shelves are so neat and tidy and congrats with coming in first place. Super cute all the new goodies play with…. I am always trying to hunt down the magazine in Canada that comes with those cute freebies but not always easy to find. Thanks for the visit earlier and have a wonderful week. Hugs~Anne L#4
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:25:08

    Hi Margaret, lovely to hear your holiday went so well, and that John enjoyed and coped with it too. What a beautiful picture of that deer- so lovely when we can get closer than normal to nature! Your mention on The Paper Warehouse made me smile. One time when we went up to Scotland, to meet some friends of Dougs, we came back that way, and we popped in there too.I am pleased you like your ATC, it was my pleasure, I assure you. Your daughter is, to me, is one of the most important parts of the NHS! This is the second time I’ve had physio- I had it when I fractured my shoulderblade, oddly enough with exactly the same physio I have now, and that gave me full movement back in my shoulder. So when I was struggling to do some things this time, I asked my surgeon to refer me for some physio.I go every Friday morning for an hour, to the Lower Limb clinic, and even after just five weeks, I can see a huge difference. I was almost ecstatic on Sunday when I managed to crouch down, and then get myself up again!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #18 xx
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:32:38

    Lovely desk 🙂 Congratulations on the win 🙂 . What a lovely suprise in your garden. Have a great week . Soojay 41
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:15:08

    Lisa DV
    Glad you had a great holiday and that John did well. It’s always fun to get new goodies to play with and even better when they’re discounted. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #38
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:08:10

    Arnoldo L. Romero
    You got a great shot of that dear during your trip. I enjoyed looking through all your new stash, which you got with great discounts too. Congratulations on your winning card at Winter Wonderland and Happy WOYWW!
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:45:59

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Well done on all your desky loveliness too,Margaret, great shopping there. So very glad that you had a happy time away with John keeping well, God is good. His mercies are new every morning, great is His faithfulness. And WOW! What a great atc by Shaz, how thoughtful of her! Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #33 {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:49:49

    So glad your week away was a success. It helps to recharge the batteries for every day challenges doesn’t it? I love the photo of that gorgeous Roe deer….how lucky were you? Hugs, Annie x #19
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 11:41:45

    FAB desk and pix HAPPY WOYWW Kathyk #24
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:36:16

    Good to hear you had a lovely week – the deer is so beautiful! what a special moment. I was surprised with atcs too. Helen #10
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:14:24

    Oh, I’m so glad you had a lovely holiday – the paper shop sounds lethal to someone with a serious craft habit! I think JUlia would have a field day there, she does have a weakness for lovely stationery 🙂 The pic of that deer is amazing, they can get so used to humans! Hugs, LLJ xxxx
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 08:13:48

    What a bargain the stamps were , enjoy using them. What a lovely photo of the deer. Happy woyww Jill #17
    Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:49:55

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