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Hello my dear friends. I’ve been a bit hither and thither recently, but the brain and the body are just about beginning to function in the same planet again!

My desk is not worthy of a photograph this week as I have just emptied it in the hope (possibly vain!) that I might get around to some creativity – so, instead, something FAR more look-at-able… the beautiful cards you made for myself and my family. Thank you.

I also received the cutest little ATC with a card and gift from Kelly…

My fingers haven’t been idle though, despite doing nothing at all on my desk apart from officialdom. Mrs D was having a grand sort out, and handed me some glorious wools to help with making blankets for Uganda. So…


His name is Mr Jolly Jingle – and isn’t he just gorgeous. John and I started him last year to go beneath our Christmas tree, then changed our minds and decided to give him away… So, I have finished him, and I love him. Those Christmas puddings on his shoes really are something else!! He is a Jean Greenhowe pattern, and over the years we have knitted many of them. Each one has delighted us – and no, we still don’t have one of our own! Maybe by next year.

Well, that’s me done this week, folks.

Take care. God bless you.


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One Reply to “WOYWW385”


    Aww – thanks for stopping by this week, Margaret! Mr Jolly Jingle is just adorable. My mum taught me to knit when I was just a wee lass and I learned by making pullovers for my Sindy doll. I must have been one of the few 9 year olds who was competent at cabling! Still love doing it today… I will have to dig out a pattern for Mr Jolly Jingle and have my own go at him… Sending you love and light from our house, and strength for the days to come. xxx Morti @ 40
    Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:04:27

    I love all the cards you received, nothing better than getting ‘real’ mail when you’re down and out eh?! The blanket is gorgeous! Take care, and have a lovely sunday. Hug from Holland, Marit #24
    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:34:52

    Kyla aka lilpidge
    So sorry to hear your news. Remember just to take each day as it comes and well done on finding strength for some crafting. The blanket is lovely. Kyla x
    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:20:16

    I saw the fabulous photos of Wales on Neet´s page! Your cards and the blanket are lovely! And made for a very good cause. Have a great weekend! “Better-late-than-never”-wishes and Thank you for visiting me! from SusanLotus nr 32 WOYWW.
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016 20:51:14

    Hi Margaret Just to let you know I am thinking of you at this time. I heard your sad news but I hardly know what to say. It must be very difficult to find yourself alone after so many wonderful years together. But I think you must have some lovely memories which I imagine will eventually become happy thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to visit me too. Much appreciated. Sending hugs and best wishes. Take care. RosA
    Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:57:26

    Shaz in Oz.x
    That’s weird went hunting for my comment, Margaret and it’s not there… no idea what’s happening… love all your creations dear friend, you’re in my thoughts and prayers and will reply to your email, glad the card arrived safely, not everything does these days. Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 30
    Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:56:19

    Ooh are you in desk tidying mode, we’ve nothing to do on Saturday morning, I’m sure I could allow you to exercise your mode on my very untidy desk. Or maybe you will be playing with purchases from your trip to Anglesey!
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:07:25

    Beautiful cards. Love the blanket and Mr. Jolly Jingle. Happy WOYWW week! LisaDV #35
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:49:06

    Hi Margaret, thank you for your return visit and I’m so glad you liked your card. I am continuing to feel really rough and after nearly a week of this have decided enough is enough and I’ve made an appt. to see the GP this p.m. Shoshi
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:48:50

    Fab makes Take care Zo xx 29
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:01:28

    Nikki c
    Happy mail is always the best :). So sweet of you to give a way you knitting it’s just so kewl that little snowman hugs Nikki 7
    Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:43:26

    Oh Margaret! I have been such a bad WOYWWer lately I had no idea of your loss! So sorry! I hope that clearing your desk gives you a good start to some creativity! Love Mr Jingle – he’s a cutie! Hugs, Chris 38
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:40:19

    Great makes lovely knit/crochet projects Happy WOYWW Kathyk No. 33
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:43:04

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW. I love Mr Jolly Jingle – and don’t think I could bear to give him away. Ali x #27
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:18:37

    Oh, it doesn’t look like you’ve been idle at all. The blanket is lovely but Mr Jolly Jingle is adorable!! There’s so much detail to him that I can hardly believe he’s handmade. Really wonderful work!! Hope #45
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:57:02

    Carol N
    Your cards are beautiful and love the bright blanket! Mr. Jolly Jingle is just so cute and will definitely brighten someone’s tree! Thanks for the visit. Thanks for the words of encouragement, too. Have a blessed week! Carol N #42
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:54:58

    Thanks for your visit earlier – the papers are printouts ready to make cards, very bright and cheerful. I love Mr Jingle – I have a scarecrow. Does Mr Jingle have lots of pockets with little surprises inside? Have a good week Christine aka Bishopsmate #20
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:40:58

    I love love love that I’m not the only crafter with crafting ADHD. I’m always moving between fiber stuff (spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet), painting, drawing, and paper arts. 🙂 Your Mr. Jolly Jingle is something else! I can’t stop smiling when I look at him. Have a great week! Heather (waywardgypsy) #50? #51?
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:33:43

    Hi Margaret, Glad you are more together now. You got a lovely variety of cards and the ATCs are fab. Really like Mr. Jolly Jingle and your blanket is really nice. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #15
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:32:58

    Diana Taylor
    Mr Jolly Jingle is such a fun little character, I think I’d be hard put to part with him if he was mine – he’ll certainly put a smile on your face whenever you look at him! Your blanket is looking lovely and will be very much appreciated I’m sure, I’m glad your hither and thither is disappearing. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my desk, Diana x #18
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:32:13

    Oh it’s lovely to see you M, and how like you to be knitting for others; mr jingle is lovely, , prhxaps he’s meant to keep you company for now? I’m pretty sure John would like that!
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:17:56

    Lynne Mizera
    Dear Margaret… what a lovely happy post, so much to see and like but Mr. Jolly Jingle stole the show! I would love to see a few close ups to really admire the details… because I can tell even from this one photo the attention to detail and love that went into his creation! Thanks for the visit earlier and the lovely comment you left me and Happy Wednesday from Lynne from Canada WOYWW#3
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:26:30

    Hi Margaret. That’s a good idea to tidy your desk, would you like to come round and do mine? No! well I will just have to do it myself or nothing will get done. Love your little Mr Jolly, the Christmas puds are so sweet. Have good crafty week and great woyww, Angela x 17
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:19:24

    Hi Margaret, I’m so sorry I am behind the times, been hither and thither myself lately, so only just realised your loss. I am so sorry for you and your family, no wonder you haven’t be up for crafting. Glad you found some solace in the crochet blanket and Mr Jolly Jingle is an absolute star. Thank you for finding the time to visit me – Gentle Loving Hugs BJ#21
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:14:56

    So glad you are feeling like doing some stuff again Margaret. I’ve been thinking about you and wondering how you were getting on. Such a tough time, and so much to see to and deal with when it’s the last thing you feel like doing… I am glad that you have received some nice cards from your many friends. Shoshi #41
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:10:47

    Sharon K
    I love Mr Jolly Jingle. He looks like a lot of fun! Your cards are beautiful – you have been busy. Happy WOYWW Sharon K #34
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:55:46

    Mary Anne
    Oh I have that pattern! I unearthed it when unpacking boxes of books! Never did make him for one of the kids although I always planned too. Love the granny square too. A few people I know are very into the corner-to-corner crochet but I haven’t tried it yet. Nice to be back as I have been MIA pretty much since the house purchase and move, but giving it a go this week and hoping for the best! hugs and Happy WOYWW! Mary Anne (24)
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:04:17

    Hi Margaret, what lovely cards you were sent, you are right, we have wonderful friends in the WOYWWers. You may have missed that the last scan showed a spot on one lung. They don’t know what it is, but obviously shouldn’t be there. So, I’m waiting to have a couple of lung function tests, then they will remove it. The surgeon we saw back in August said he’d have me in end of Sept.early Oct, but I haven’t even had the tests yet, so it’s a little annoying! Sending you much love, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:53:31

    Hello Margaret. Have been thinking about you. Lovely cards you received – feel I should have sent you one ( and others this year but have no addresses) Beautiful blanket and My Jolly Jingles is amazing. I did use a Jean Greenhowe pattern to make my grandson a Bob the Builder. It took a long time and was very detailed. I’m sad to say I’ve not seen him around for a long time and I don’t like to ask what happened to him. Thank you for taking time to comment the last time I took part. Mum not too bad at the moment , but I feel it’s only a matter of time before the next incident. It is a difficult situation. take care. Anne x #23
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:37:11

    I just love those cards and Mr Jolly Jingle. How clever you are to be able to do so print types of craft. Elaine no. 16
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:27:44

    Wow, I am full of admiration for the amount of patience you must have to make a toy as complex as that. He is wonderful!! But you should definitely keep him and not give him away, in my opinion. I don’t usually like clown things that much but he has a very friendly look about him! I have emailed you back about your request… Hugs, LLJ 10 xxxx
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:48:14

    Vickie Doswell
    Beautiful cards and ATC’s. Love the blanket and Mr. Jolly Jingle. I hope you have a great week! It takes awhile to get it all back together. Vickie #11
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:23:53

    Well, I saw Mr Jolly Jingle but I did not hear the story behind him. Sorry if i was not operating on all cylinders when I called to see you last week. Is it really almost a full week since we met up again? We did go to the West Shore but didn’t manage to do the Alice Trail as I was not really up to it – maybe that is a reason for another day and a visit to a certain friend??? Maybe even a jacket potato? Thank you for everything – my treasures still have to be opened up and looked at properly – one bad back has been a bit too much in evidence to allow for any crafting, indeed much of anything. Sending love and Blessings Neet x
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:41:52

    Oh, you can’t give Mr Jolly Jingle away….. glad things are beginning to – kind of- settle down. it will take a long time with many ups and downs but you obviously have a caring and supportive crowd around you! Hugs! Helen #1
    Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:05:06

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