1 Comment


Hello there, my friends. The first WOYWW of 2017 – already! I hope you had a really precious time over Christmas and the New Year. So, without further ado…. my desk this evening –

Nothing has been done here on my desk this past fortnight because I have had my family here – so, an arranged picture of the lovely things I received as presents – a set of watercolour brush pens, a watercolour pad, a tattered lace magazine with dies and CD Rom, a Happy Birthday and flower die, then a Jayne Netley Mayhew and a Joanna Sheen paper pad. I think that now those Thank you cards from the crop have all been used, I am going to have some fun!!!

Despite making no progress at all on my actual desk, I have not been completely idle… I decided to make inroads into the Yarn Mountain which sits in my cupboard, so… when I headed off around Britain on my massive 10days away just before Christmas, I took lots of wool with me for the evenings. The result? Ta-da!!!… It’s laying on a king sized bed, but actually will fit a single. Very simple, but has usefully used up 10 large balls of wool!!

Then, my younger daughter arrived on Christmas Eve with these delightful crib blankets which her Mother in Law had made for Uganda – thanks Sue!

So, that’s me, here on the North Wales Coast, this week. I’ll endeavour to get around as many of you as I can when we link up. I’m sorry there are a couple I can’t comment on – I do peek each time, and enjoy what I see.

Take care dear friends. God bless.


Categories: ArtCraftyStuff

One Reply to “WOYWW396”


    That is so cool that you were able to finish the blanket while Traveling Margaret, and it looks like fun Presents too 🙂 Happy New Years! & thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #41
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 21:48:12

    Ha, we’re both featuring striped blankets today! Mine is made using up odds and ends of yarn too, it’s growing fairly quickly but is the only crafting I’m doing at the moment. I’m so glad you had a good Christmas seeing everyone on your grand tour, a good thing to do. We’ve just heard today that we’re on the move 23/24th Jan so I shall be packing up my craft stuff next week! Hugs, LLJ 15 xxxx
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:59:30

    Hi Margaret – just wanted to call by your blog and wish you all the best for 2017. I hope this frosty weather isn’t too bad up in North Wales. Well done with the around Britain knitting!! I have loads of wool waiting to be made into twiddlemitts but at the moment I am knitting for my friends little prem baby girl – she is sooo tiny!! Her little cardis look like dolls’ clothes. Take care and keep cosy. Love Jo x
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:35:28

    Arnoldo L. Romero
    It looks like your loved ones blessed with the perfect Christmas gift for an artsy person like you. The afghan you knitted during your trip is gorgeous, as well as the ones you collected for Uganda. Happy New Year!
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 04:07:32

    Melissa Gross
    What a lovely bunch of presents you received – looks like you’ll be having lots of crafting FUN! Thanks for stopping by my blog – so nice to “meet” you! Happy New Year.
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 02:33:50

    Happy New Year Margaret! Some day I’ll learn to knit…or remember how to crochet; I’ve been collecting yarns, and just love rummaging! Enjoy your travels and thanks for visiting. -K #45
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:46:44

    What a pretty quilt you have knitted – I am not a needle worker at all so I get quite envious seeing the skill in others. Thank you for your kind welcoming comments regarding WOYWW. … Mary-Lou #26
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 01:13:11

    Hi Margaret! Lovely collection of blankets you’ve got. I’m not one much for anything to do with textiles, I’ve tried but always ended up taking out more stitches then I put in. Thanks for the visit. Angie #39
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:23:52

    Glad you had a nice time with family over Christmas, Margaret, and that you got such gorgeous and useful presents! The crochet blanket is amazing – you did that so quickly. Thank you for your lovely comment and I wish you the same for the coming year, too. I’m glad you like my little album! I am very happy to have got it completed at last. A very happy and blessed new year to you. Shoshi x #23
    Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:15:19

    Sharon Madson
    Hi Margaret! Lovely yarn creation! You did that in only 10 days? Fun items on tour desk, and I think you will soon be having fun in your craft room! To answer the question you asked on my blog this week: I mostly scrap 12×12, although this year I did some 12×15, because I still had some of those big books from Creative Memories. Happy New Year!
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:53:22

    Princess Judy
    It is so brisk in my office today that I totally want that knitted striped blanket but will settle for a crib blanket or two. Brrr! Your presents look delightfully fun. Enjoy them and thanks for the visit earlier. PJ #33
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:22:21

    Annie Claxton
    Hi Margaret, what a lovely inspiring collection of pressies you got,bet you’re itching to play with them! I love the beautiful blanket with all those colourful stripes – I should do that with my wool mountain too, do something useful with it. Thanks for the inspiration and Happy New Year X Annie C #32
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 21:08:36

    Hi Margaret, if you haven’t had time to craft then you have probably had a great family time and that’s got to be good. Brilliant Christmas presents and love your knitting too. Thanks for the visit to mine and Happy New Year woyww, Angela x 18
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:50:34

    Nikki C
    Beautiful crib blankets and oh I have that happy BD die it’s wonderful Happy New Year hugs Nikki 7
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:50:31

    I love your desk with all your Treasures ready for a fab year of crafting! I’m glad you had a lovely 10 days away. You need to restore your energy after John’s illness and passing.Such an emotional time.I love your Mr Jolly Jingles! What a fabulous job with the blanket too. Thank you for your kind words about my mother passing. You must miss your crafting times with John. Thank you again. Judy
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:11:43

    Monica Smith
    Thanks for visiting. Those blankets will be useful in a Welsh winter. It is hard starting after the holidays. Monica
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:09:05

    Thank you for your visit earlier and kind comment, i know that it will be wonderful when finished. Love that blanket, and the crib ones as well, I make smaller ones for preemies at our local hospital. I filled a bag with some for Christmas so am now knitting hats for Little Soldier! Have a good week Christine #19
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:27:26

    Carol N
    Happy New Year! Hope this year blesses you beyond imagination! Thanks for the visit. Love your wool blanket and what a great way to use up leftovers! Blessings!!! Carol N #31
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:41:57

    Lisa M
    Happy New Year, Margaret. You received some very lovely gifts. I bet you enjoy creating over the coming months with them. Your stripy blanket is very cheerful and the crib blankets are very beautiful. I bet they will be so gratefully received. Have a good week. Hugs Lisax #38
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 17:26:22

    Lovely blankets, how awesome that the baby ones are going to Uganda – what a worthy cause! I can see that you will be having lots of January fun with those new presents! Happy New Year! Lindart #37
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:48:15

    What a lot of lovely gifts….be you can’t wait to get playing with it all. The blankets are really lovely too Here’s to lots if fun and friendship in 2017. Hugs, Annie x #17
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:53:54

    Bet you cant wait to start using your presents. Love your stripy blanket very similar to the one I made my grandson. I use oddments of wool to make blanket squares for refugees but here in Spain we have lost our drop off point. and postage is so expensive to send them to the UK. Have a good week. Ani
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 13:36:30

    Fiona@Staring at the Sea
    What a lovely colourful blanket. Perfect for all those odd balls of wool we inevitably end up with. The crib blankets are beautiful and for such a wonderful cause. Enjoy the rest of your week x Fiona #24
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 12:05:39

    Hi Margaret, you clearly enjoyed your days away. That blanket is gorgeous, so colourful. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:06:22

    It was a successful round Britian trip in more ways than one! Lovely way to use up the yarn that’s just knocking about; will you use it or is it for Uganda? Its lovely of the MiL to make the crib blankets, aren’t they sweet. Now as your desk is so tidy and ready, I recommend a couple of hours of something papery for your afternoon! Much love for the new year. xx
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:34:51

    Love your stripey blanket! And the ones for Uganda. So nice to hear you had family with you over Christmas, you were in my thoughts quite a lot, and they did you proud with those lovely crafty goodies. God Bless, Neet 5 – Happy New Year and thanks for the visit earlier xx
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:45:17

    Hello Margaret. What lovely gifts you received, I hope you have a lot of fun playing with those. I didn’t have crafting gifts this year but was more than happy with all that I received- I was very lucky. The blanket is lovely, as are the crib blankets. Anne x #21
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:25:59

    Lilian B
    Love to knit in hte evening as well. they are lovely, Happy WOYWDW Lilian B #18
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:05:47

    Great desk and lovely gifts – well done on the knitting front too Happy WOYWW Kathyk #14
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:15:53

    Oh those goodies look great, especially the dies. Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year – BJ#13
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:11:39

    Vickie Doswell
    Awesome desk and I love the new blanket. I have several that I need to pull out and wash and use cause it isn’t but 28 deg f right now…brr cold. Happy New Year! Vickie #12
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:05:53

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Well, Margaret, how funny is that.. you have the same magazine as me.. I shared it and print out with card today too! Well done on your goodies and just love the blankets … all of them …wonderful! Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #9 {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:05:36

    Lots of new toys to play with in the new year. That means its going to be a good year. Love the striped blanket. Happy WOYWW! Tertia #8
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 07:21:43

    Happy New Year Margaret! I love the results of your evenings work on your travels – very impressive, and it looks fabulous too. Helen #2
    Wed, 04 Jan 2017 06:58:49

Comments are closed.