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My dear friends. Hello. What can I say but Thank you. Two such small words, but heartfelt.

Thank you for all your beautiful comments last week about John.

Thank you to those who have sent me cards.

Thank you for the support I have received this week.

Has anyone ever told you that you are great?

There is no desk shot this week, as I’m sure you really don’t want to see it!!! Covered – nay, littered, piled high – with forms. The DWP, the DLA, the Council, an A4 pad of notes (the ubiquitous “to-do” list), a list of photos of John to be emailed to the grandchildren as they are putting together a Power point presentation to be played before and after John’s celebration service …

The most creative thing I have done this week is a jigsaw – and I haven’t finished that yet, either!

However – a friend and I did decide to celebrate John by going together to the craft show we already had tickets for. We laughed, we cried, and had a great day. John loved these days out – so it just seemed fitting. I haven’t even had time to put away my purchases, a few gorgeous coloured inks, a couple of embossing powders, some glitter paste and stencils, and a lovely Pergamano pattern.

So, instead of a desk shot, I leave you this week with a picture which hangs on our dining room wall, which John did some years back in Scraperboard work. Using a nib the black inked card is scratched until the white of the card is revealed. He was SO creative.

Take care my friends. I’m sorry I didn’t manage to comment on everyone’s post last week – it all became a little too much.

God bless.


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    I hope you’re sleeping, eating and coping. I hope you’re smiling a little more than feeling tearful, you have a huge stash of memories. I’m confident that you’ve got support and company when you want it. Don’t hesitate if there’s anything that a Desker can do for you, I think most of us have the ‘hug first and then help’ response. Happy that y,ou went to the show – John would thoroughly approve, especially as you treated yourself.
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:35:12

    Hi Margaret thanks for calling by at mine yesterday. I’m so please that our love is helping to carry you through this difficult time. That owl pic is simply stunning….what a perfect memory of a very special man. Hugs, Annie x #16
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:40:42

    Hello Margaret, what a lovely keepsake of your husband, and lovely you went to the trade show, keep well, Vicky.
    Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:11:30

    Pleased to hear you had a nice day out, just what you need. Take care and happy woyww, Angela x
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:22:13

    just came back to answer your question – no, you can’t just turn up, you need a ticket in advance, we get a letter telling us when they’re on sale because we’ve been before, not sure if there will be any left now,as you say, it is a small venue..
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:25:03

    Margaret, first of all I want to express my deepest sympathies for your loss! Peace and blessings in the midst. I simply love that it was a celebration and not the morbid scene that I agree with you both about! I will be moving on to the right hand and I will be far better than those left behind and so why mourn….CELEBRATE!!! I don’t like the thought of people taking advantage of my loved ones while they mourn! May God keep you in the days to come as you gather thoughts and remember all the lovely time the two of you had together! Felicia #42
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:08:33

    Prayers and healing Light to you in this time of transition. thanks for taking the time to visit and your kind words. Art and creativity heal! Blessings, Robyn 6
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 17:17:44

    Such sad news – I didn’t see it posted on the day. What a beautiful owl and good that you’re celebrating his life. Take good care of yourself – it’s easy to forget to do that at these sad times Sending comforting thoughts xxxxxx Caz #36
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:56:16

    Sharon Madson
    My dear Margaret! I did not know about John, as I wasn’t here last week! I am so sorry for your loss. You and John have been a testimony to me as you have gone through his illness, and now through loosing him. I am sending prayers up for you right now! Thanks for sharing his lovely artwork. #45 Don’t worry about commenting, dear friend.
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:50:38

    So perfectly understandable.. amazing Owl..he was indeed talented. Sending virtual hugs.
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:43:27

    Anne L
    Dear Margaret. I am very sorry for your loss and glad you took some time out and managed to go to the show with a friend that was planned with John. The picture John made is gorgeous and my prayers and thoughts are with you. Hugs Always ~Anne L#5
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:18:36

    Sharon K
    I have been away and I am SO sorry to hear about John! I have read your blog with joy over the last year or so and enjoyed reading about your adventures together. You were so lucky to have such a great man in your life. Sharon K #40
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:38:42

    Oh, I’m so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Hugs to you. I haven’t been around the last 3 weeks. His owl is amazing as are you! May God bless you and give you strength during this difficult time. LisaDV#37
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:23:24

    Hi Margaret, I didn’t get to join in last week, so I’ve only just seen your sad news. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss, and I know I speak for Doug too in sending you our love. I know your church,your family, your good friends and your charity work will help provide you with some comfort at this time, but I cannot imagine your pain.It is wonderful that you can make things a celebration of all that he loved and enjoyed,that I think is truly the way to honour someones life.The owl is gorgeous, and must have taken many hours of patient work. Sending you many hugs and much love, Shaz xxx
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 10:53:29

    I am so glad you are able to go out and celebrate John’s life in some way. The craft show was so suitable as I know only too well how he loved visiting them. So glad I got to meet him at one but so sad that we never got to have a cream bun at the Holland Arms Garden Centre. That is a beautiful owl and I am sure you will look at it with tears of joy and remember the happy times each time you pass it. Hope to see you on the 23rd. Blessings Neet 22 xx
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:42:42

    We’re all thinking of you Margaret…I’m glad you went to the show as planned. Hugs, LLJ 14 xx
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:48:50

    Dear Margaret I am so sad to read the news about John. I have not been on for a while and so have just seen it. How lovely that you could go to the Craft Fair and celebrate him. I’m sure he would have been smiling down on you. The owl is beautiful. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Hugs Anne x #17
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 08:41:43

    Vickie aka Okienurse
    Sad times! I am sure he was out and about with you enjoying the show too! Love the scrape board work. Takes a lot of patience to complete. Have a good week. Vickie #10
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:52:15

    So glad you are managing to get out and about, the first few months are terrible or so I found out with forms, paperwork etc. You need a break and marvellous you have a friend who enjoys your hobbies also. Wow that owl is fantastic what a clever man. Chin up and keep plodding on. Hugs Ann xxx
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:45:28

    Nikki c
    Sorry for your loss and I think it’s wonderful to celebrate Johns life have a fun time at his party and that owl he made is just stunning hugs Nikki 4
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:37:59

    I’m so glad you had a good day out at the Craft Fair.It is good to cry and laugh. It must be such an emotional time. Have fun opening and looking at all those goodies. Take CAre. Judy x
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:06:45

    First off, I am so sorry for your loss and how brave you have been at this sad time in trying to keep to your schedule. It may not feel like a good time right now but it WILL get easier, take care Totally understand about not having a work desk to share Kathyk #7
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:06:00

    Dear Margaret, I am glad that you gained some comfort from the words the deskers left you last week, and that you also went to the show. I know that John would have wanted you to… His Owl is gorgeous – it will mean even more to you now I am sure. Take care xx Helen #1
    Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:51:42

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