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Hello, my friends. Surprise, surprise, I’m actually posting this week! It has been 7 weeks since I last posted – my only excuse being exhaustion. We have not slept well, and the days are full looking after John – and to be honest, by the time I have gotten him to bed on a Tuesday evening it can be 10.45 – and  simply don’t have the energy left to write, edit then put up a blog post! Sorry!!

I have been busy doing all sorts of things getting ready for the team to go to Uganda- I have made bags for Bibles, sewn together squares for blankets, stuffed letters into envelopes… and also made lots of cards etc for family and friends. But first – what you are here for… my desk!

You see the aftermath of a couple of cards – some boxes of peel-offs, Pollyanna Pickering image pads and papers, pens to colour peel-offs, and the usual scissors, scalpel, bone folder. There is my die storage folder – with, of course, dies on top because said folder is now too full to take any more, Mrs D’s box of dies which I have been having fun using whilst she has been away, and up on the top shelf the yellow pot holds paintbrushes, and the boxes lots of A5 size papers and 6×6 pads. On top of the large box of dies is an anniversary card for John. Friday is our 44th Wedding anniversary – a day we didn’t think in December that we would see.

So, what else have I been up to since my holiday? Here’s a few examples…

Well, my friends – that’s us this week – muddling our way through the hottest temperatures North Wales has seen for a good long time – and plodding from day to day. I will do my best to visit everyone – but believe it or believe it not, we are forecast to have thunderstorms, lightening and torrential rain here tomorrow!!! Why not join in the fun of peeking at workdesks… Pop over to our leader, Julia – back in the driving seat after an extremely short break consisting of major surgery and recovery. Well done, Julia – you are doing great. Allow yourself time to really recover.

Take care. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW372”


    Vickie aka Okienurse
    awesome post it is too! Love all the stuff you have been doing since your holidays in addition to all the work you have to do at home. I feel the same way at times and I am only taking care of myself. Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk! Vickie #48
    Sun, 24 Jul 2016 02:31:26

    Lynne Mizera
    Dear Margaret, first off thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog post earlier this week… and now that I have read all about all that you have been juggling I feel even more blessed that you took the time to pop in for a visit and left such a lovely comment! I am LOVING the birthday card you created, it just makes me happy, and you even fit in some quilting… I am in awe of your creativity! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera WOYWW#39
    Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:56:51

    Happy belated WOYWW! My heavens, you have been busy! Congrats on your 44th…I hope things continue to go well, and I love all the cards and quilts you’ve done. Have a great weekend. -K #42
    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:51:16

    You don’t need to apologize for not posting or creating, taking care of our beloved ones is our most important task. Congratulations on such a milestone, 44 years, o my, well done. That bird card is so pretty, delicate, soft colors, just perfect.Thanks for your visit, Happy WOYWW Vicky #34
    Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:51:15

    Haven’t you been busy since we came away,those bags are nice, are they Uganda ones? They are very different from the ones I have made. Glad you are enjoying having my dies and they are not rusting away from lack of use. Have you picked up the Pollyannna Pickering DVD too? Have a good weekend, Chris #27
    Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:00:29

    Hi Margaret. With all you’ve got going, your visit to my desk was extra special this week. And there are still ATCs left (I made 24) So pop me an email to KellyH (at) artlover (dot) com and one will be in the post to brighten your day. Lovely piece. Is that a card, art piece, card? Hard to tell by the dimensions. Creative Blessings and extra energy. Kelly #38
    Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:54:45

    I hope you and John have the happiest of anniversaries on Friday, all the more special after the worrying time you had last December. Don’t worry about the lack of posting, to be honest, if I hadn’t been running the link-up for Julia, I don’t know if I’d have blogged that much. Take care,LLJ 11 xx
    Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:26:04

    Hi Margaret, You sure have been busy. Hope lifetreats a little kinder and you get some well deserved ‘me’ time. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #6
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:38:52

    Congrats on the wedding anniversary!! I hope you enjoy a wonderful day together. Lovely crafty activities too. x Jo
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:58:45

    I can’t believe it’s so long since your last Wednesday post! You sound really busy so it’s not surprising you feel too tired for blogging. Hope you have a lovely day on Friday. Have a great woyww, Angela x 19
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:56:49

    Carol N
    Oh my! You have been busy! Hope John is doing well and please try and get some rest. We’ve had high heat and thunderstorms but that’s normal for this time of year. And we need the rain but seem to be getting more threats than anything. Thanks for the visit and welcome back! Carol N #35
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:34:59

    Your projects are beautiful. Glad you had time to post so we can see what you’ve created recently. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV #33
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:53:28

    Sharon K
    Nice to see you back! Congrats on the anniversary. I hope you and John enjoy your day. Sounds like you’ve had a busy time lately. The card looks beautiful. Have a great week Sharon K #37
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:01:30

    Thanks for your visit earlier. You have been busy but we must do what we can when we can. Do you use a set pattern for the bags? I am making tiny teddies to go out to Kenya, but book bags are always useful. Have a good week Christine aka Bishopsmate #24 ish
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:52:50

    Hi Margaret, lovely to see you again. So happy also to read that John is still doing well, and can I say Happy Anniversary to you both for Friday. I hope you have a lovely day, and I know whatever you do it will be special, just because it’s possibility was so unlikely. PIF is Pay It Forward, a bit like the RAK ( Random Act of Kindness) gifts. So I need to send something anonymously, to a friend too now, when I see something that is perfect for someone. It’s a lovely thought, in this troubled world. I love the card you’ve made, so delicate and full of detail. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:44:08

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW. Congratulations on your 44th anniversary. You have certainly been busy. I spend a lot of my time now with my Tarot reading business, so less time for crafting and I really struggle to get anything actually done. Never enough hours in the day! Ali x #30
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:31:41

    Not entirely sure whereabouts you are but … Darnell’s visiting much of the UK in the following weeks – you could always leave a comment on her blog and see whether she’s going to be in your vicinity – I’m sure she’d love to see you too Kathyk
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:31:20

    Lilian B WOYWDW 20
    Great work desk, Thank you for your visit to me blog Lilian B
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:00:26

    Welcome back! And happy anniversary (for Friday) to you and John. 44 years is a long time. I hope he is well enough to celebrate, or at least make it a special day. Well done you for working so hard for the Uganda project.I like your other things you’ve done too. The gate fold card is lovely, as is the bird birthday card. Thanks for visiting mine, Have a great week, Lisca
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:58:02

    Amazing die storage! Love it.. Sounds like you’ve been very busy despite not being on here. Elaine no. 14
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:34:40

    Diana Taylor
    Lovely to see you back, and congratulations on your 44 yrs anniversary. It looks like you’ve been really busy and making for a very good cause. I love the little bird card – it’s so pretty and the swirly die cuts are beautiful. Hope you have a great week and enjoy your anniversary celebrations. Diana x #22
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:46:22

    Huge congrats on your 44th anniversary. As I have a surplus of lemonade here at the mo I will have to chill it down and share it during this heatwave 🙂 we really shouldn’t complain about the heat but…..phew! Don’t worry about blogging….we will always be here if you need us. Hugs, Annie x #12
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:07:24

    Welcome back, your desk and pix look fab Happy WOYWW Kathyk #14
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:28:16

    44yrs- congratulations. Super cards and blankets. Happy WOYWW BJ#10
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:00:52

    Nikki c
    Congratulations on the 44 years together glad to see you will both be spending it together. That is a lovely and delicate looking birthday card too Have a fabulous day hugs Nikki 1
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:09:14

    We too are forecast for thunder etc – think that is pretty general. What a hot night it was though – didn’t get much sleep following this extraction, it is hurting like billy oh. Hope John is not suffering with his breathing too much in this hot stuff and it looks as if heartiest congratulations are due – 44 years! Wow, that is a milestone to celebrate. Happy Anniversary to you both. Congrats too on all the sewing you have done, you are such a busy bee and you put me to shame. Take care Love to you both Neet 2 xx
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:05:05

    Good to see you back, you’ve timed it well as Julia is back today too as you say. Hope you survive the thunderstorms! Helen #4
    Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:03:31

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