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Hello my friends. A really short effort tonight as I know I won’t have time to do this in the morning. It’s my turn to make the soup for Step Inside this week, so early tomorrow I must go to the shops and get all the ingredients – twice as many as usual as the Llandudno Christmas Fayre will be in full swing by Thursday, and LOTS of extra folk will be in town! Parsnip and sweet potato is on the menu this week – lots of it – two HUGE pans full!

So… my desk…

Somewhat different from last week! I’ve actually been playing… The funky stars I have been having fun with. Not at ALL convinced I like what I have done – I may simply take them apart and re-do. The tree is ok, and the three letters are fine so far. I’m awaiting the postman to bring me a poinsettia die so I can decorate them. Then there is a half hidden birthday card, and piles of wool tops. I’ve had my dumfer out – erm – electric needle-felting machine, and seeing what I can do. I have also this week wrapped almost all the presents, and written about half the cards. Phew!!!

The worship on Sunday went really well. We linked up by radio to the London Cenotaph, and all went to time! Yippee!!!

I will come around visiting after I have made the soup and it’s cooling down. That in itself takes hours as there is so much content in each pan.

Take care, my friends. Sorry this is a bit brief – but it’s how Julia likes it, so maybe I’ll be awarded a gold star?

God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW389”


    Hi! Happy New Year 🙂 It’s all the fault of crop that I thought I would attempt blogging and so I am now happily enjoying seeing what everyone is up to. Best wishes Erika #27
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:53:21

    Good to meet you at the WOYWW crop Kathyk
    Sun, 27 Nov 2016 11:11:36

    Lilian B
    Great looking desk, Good luck with the soup making hope it went well. happy woywdw Lilian B
    Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:24:50

    Sorry that I couldn’t join in on the fun last Wednesday. Hope to get back in this week. ? Love whats going on at your place! xo Michelle
    Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:44:11

    Loving all your Christmas makes, especially the letters. Presents wrapped?????!!!! I’ve not even thought of cards yet let alone anything else, oh heck! Got a nasty cough now so less inclined to do anything still, oh well, Thanks for visiting BJ#43
    Sat, 19 Nov 2016 11:39:37

    Thanks for your visit earlier, the cooker’s cooking well at the mo. Might be better if I could try out some potato soup …. hint. hint! I do envy you having a Church to go to. We use to go to a wonderful Church not far from us, it’s where we met, but sadly it’s no longer functioning. We have tried several others but now worship from home. Your Stars are wonderful just as they are. Have a good week Christine #21
    Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:38:30

    Ginny M
    Hi MArgaret, love your desk today, the Roving looks so yummy! I love needle felting!! Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier, have a great week-end, Ginny M #34
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:43:38

    oooh the shaped stars and trees and letters are going to be so cool when they are done Margaret. Poinsettia’s are my favorite thing to color for Christmas. 🙂 Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #44
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:45:24

    Wow Margaret, your industry leaves me feeling exhausted! You certainly do achieve a lot! We also linked up with the Cenotaph at church last Sunday and it was very moving – the person who led the service did it with great sensitivity and it was a real blessing. Shame that the minister blew it with a really liberal sermon that hardly honoured the sacrifice made by so many. I watched the annual festival of remembrance from the Albert Hall and was moved as always, especially by the little girl reading her poem in tribute to her father. Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment – I had the first appointment this a.m. – just a blood test at the GP’s surgery, and for the rest of the day I seem to have been baking ready for tomorrow’s cake eating session with the cancer group!! Lemon drizzle cake and shortbread. Life is definitely better with cake. I also made about 50 mince pies. Have a good week, and happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #38
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:15:10

    Gosh you have been busy. Love soup. Glad your service went OK it is a worry iknow as I am a worship Leader. Have a good week.
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 10:43:09

    Arnoldo L. Romero
    Your desk is so organized, it puts me to shame. Blessings!
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 03:23:31

    I love the tree and the letters, but will admit I saw the stars first and thought wow those are so pretty! I’m not sure what they are made of but it’s all so festive! Thanks for stopping by! Angie
    Thu, 17 Nov 2016 01:31:13

    Vickie Doswell aka Okienurse
    Busy looking desk today! I think the stars are turning out very nice. I am a big fan of parsnips and sweet potatoes but my husband doesn’t like sweet potatoes in any form. Have a great week. Vickie #52
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:53:13

    I love the crafter’s ADD going on here. I can never focus on just one project either! Your soup sounds awesome… I’d love the recipe! ?? Have a great week! ~Heather~ #47
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 19:30:37

    Carol N
    Glad to see you playing! You do sound quite busy but sometimes that’s a good thing. Your stars are cool! Love the distressed look! Thanks for your visit and God bless you! Carol N #30
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:56:51

    your soup sounds great! Busy busy you are,, thank you for sharing with us,,
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:46:41

    Hi Margaret, Sounds like your home will be smelling lovely with the soup making. You have been busy with your various projects and already wrapping gifts up and getting some cards done. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #17
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:13:11

    Oh, I love your stars; don’t take them aprat! 🙂 Soup sounds delicious! Too bad there is a huge soup between us! LOL Glad to hear your worship went well, on the radio and everything. You have been busy, lady! I have to get going on all the holiday preperations since we are celebrating early this year, anyway. Thanks for sharing. Hugs #40 (I think) 🙂
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:00:14

    Big jumbo gold star, for sure! I like the stars, but there’s no convincing once one has decided to do more…! I love that we deskers are developing our own lexicon – dumfer- completely understood! The soup sounds delish, don’t get a lot of sweet potato her as the significant other doesn’t like it, weirdly!
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:52:20

    Your soup sounds awesome! Wish I could try some! Your desk looks nice and Christmassy, I love the JOY! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:44:29

    Lynne Mizera
    What a busy bee you’ve been Margaret… The soup sounds lovely and Makes me wish we had Smell-O-Vision…smile. Loving our your stars and tree. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment earlier! HAPPY WOYWW from Lynne in Canada #2
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:18:38

    I’m guessing you are still busy. The soup recipe sounds lovely and the pans should now be full of it. I like your stars, I think they are lovely and can’t think why you don’t like them. Take care, thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 16
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 15:04:09

    Hi Margaret, yes, I do feel that I should start to glow in the dark, after all this nuclear stuff! And so many scans, I feel like a bar code! lol. All these appointments organised now, and as the final one is on the 28th, that means we will definitely be at the crop, so it will be lovely to finally meet you. Doug is looking forward to that too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:37:18

    Good morning Margaret. You have done a fabulous job on your Christmas decorations and can not wait to see what you do with the new poinsettia die……I so enjoy when parcels come in the mail but waiting seems like forever. Also sounds like you got a very busy week and good luck making all that soup. I have always wanted to try felting but just don’t have room for one more hobby…lol. Have a fantastic week and thanks for visiting me earlier. Hugs Always ~Anne L#19
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:45:22

    Sharon K
    Love the stars! They certainly stand out. The soup sounds yummy. I’ve made a couple of batches and froze some. It’s great for those chillier Autumn days we seem to be getting. Happy WOYWW Sharon k #35
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 13:04:39

    We are hitting the homemade soup already this year – parsnip and sweet potato sounds like a great combination! I love those stars – nothing wrong that I can see! Oh to be dumfing! That’s my next area to clear! I had to miss the Remembrance Day service as I have an awful cold! Have a great week! Chrisx 32
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:23:04

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. OMG – I am so hungry now hearing about your soup. It is fast approaching lunchtime, so I think I will rush down to the kitchen very soon! Lots of crafty goodness on your desk. I used to do needle felting by hand, but struggled with holding the needles. Did think about getting a machine, but I preferred to make 3D animals and no budget for new craft tech at the moment. I have got 2 small presents wrapped so far – more later. I am making an effort this year to buy less, as I do tend to go over the top with the number of presents per person. Our bank account will thank me! Ali x #31
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:01:48

    Hi Margaret, glad that everything went well for the service. I was going to say you can relax now, but clearly not! Two HUGE pans of soup to make! So it’s another busy day. Parsnip and sweet potato sounds delicious. I enlarged the photo to see the stars you’re not happy with – they look lovely to me. The colours of the wool tops are beautiful – looking forward seeing what you dumf with them 🙂 Happy WOYWW. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #12
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:58:36

    Lynn-one I made earlier today
    I love the stars. They were the first thing I noticed. I made a gorgeous Pea and Mint soup last week and it was so easy. Hope everybody enjoys your efforts. You can’t beat homemade soup. Lynn xx 7
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:45:43

    sandra de
    Great stars and the wool/fibre looks beautiful. sandra de @26
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:21:28

    Oh, well done for keeping to time at the service – I know how important it is to everyone! Our march and service went well too. The stars look great to me and as for getting your dumber out, you’ll catch a chill you know 😀 Hope the soup goes down well! Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:20:50

    Hello Margaret. The soup sounds delicious.Hope shopping went well. Pretty yarn for dumfing. I think the stars are beautiful So a gold star from me for those. Anne x #14
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:26:46

    Shaz in Oz.x
    A gold star to add to your two lovely ones you already have. I have a real dilemma did you just mean you’ve wrapped all your Christmas presents???? Argh is my first response if this so.. however I think I’d just dip me lid to you instead. Great desk share, peeling all those parsnips though really would be a chore and they’re very very expensive here, so we wouldn’t soup them as a main ingredient. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #9 {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:49:02

    Certainly a gold star. I set off with a short post and ended up rabbiting on as usual. Glad everything went to plan on Sunday, I knew it would, I had faith in you. Hope the soup shopping goes to plan as well and am sure it will, good luck with the soup making, my what a busy lady you are. Take care, thinking of you and will write soon (got a visitor and then away for the weekend but will catch up) God Bless Neet xx
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:47:57

    I enlarged the picture before I read your words- I love those stars!! (prefer them to the tree, actually, horses for courses!) the wool you are going to dumf is so pretty! Helen #3
    Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:40:31

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