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What a celebration! What a huge amount owed to our lovely hostess Julia, who has stuck with this great fun idea of meeting up each week! Now here we all are at number 400 – almost 8 years. Thank you Julia! You have coped with us – added many of us to your list of friends – put up with us when we got Mr Linky wrong and you have had to sort it out – coped with enormous issues in your own life while continuing faithfully with this virtual meet-up – enabled diverse people across the globe, all of whom share an obsession with art and craft, to become friends with each other. Some have even met up in real life – travelling miles to get together. You’ve done well girl!! Thank you!

Thank you, too, to all of you – my friends – who have stuck by me and met up week after week – even emailing me if I don’t appear for several weeks – when I have wittered on about my art and craft, my hubby, my life at church, my life here on the North Wales coastline. I have, over the past few years met quite a number of you now, and you have added to the richness of my life. It has been a privilege. Long may it continue. Thank you!

Only the one photo this week, as last night, attempting to put this together, my computer decided NOT to play! It refused to accept photos from my camera, refused to let me do anything, in fact. So disgusted was I, that I pushed the little re-start button!! Then I walked away and left it, setting an early alarm to wake me and try again this morning! Consequently, the only photo this morning is this appallingly blurred image of a card I specially made yesterday in order to celebrate today! Sorry folks – but it doesn’t alter the fact that we are celebrating today – raise your glass to yourselves – help yourself to a cupcake and a party hat!

Today, we wish Shazsilverwolf and her hubby, every blessing, as she undergoes surgery. I trust this will deal with everything, so she can turn a corner and look forward with excitement. Take care, girlie – we are thinking of you – you can have your champagne after the op! Praying for you today.

Take care my friends. I appreciate this weekly get together. Thanks for visiting and for commenting. Unfortunately, there are some of you I still can’t comment on – some google+ folks – but I do come by and see what you are up to! I shall be around later after a hairdresser appointment. (Smartening myself up for a weekend away next week with the family!)

God bless you.


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One Reply to “WOYWW400”


    Love that sweet little jumper. I use a metal cutting plate under my dies for those intricate ones. robyn 3
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 01:11:55

    Melissa Gross
    I like your nice long workspace! So many wonderful crafty finished in this post!! Way to go!
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:39:14

    yep, it’s me again, Margaret πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the explanation about the pieced blanket. I’ll drop you a letter later in the week letting you know what I have in mind. In the mean time, I’ve saved the image so I don’t forget my train of thought LOL Love and hugs!
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:08:25

    Guess what? I caved in with respect to Google+ and registered!! It doesn’t seem to have had any adverse affects on my blog and I am now able to comment yippee. Feeling a bit better today, had a mega period to contend with along with the sore throat so seem to take longer to recover. I even ended up at the GP yesterday as the bleeding was so severe in the morning but after getting the prescription it decided to calm down WITHOUT me taking any! Typical. Anyway I had persuaded the GP to prescribe me 2 weeks worth so I had a spare week, so now I have 2 spare week’s worth!!! Life certainly throws it at us sometimes doesn’t it? thanks for the visit. BJ#29
    Sat, 04 Feb 2017 08:44:58

    Thanks for this wonderful blogpost and sweet words to Julia Γ‘nd us… I could not have said it better! I wish you a marvelous weekend out, enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my desk last week, happy 400th and a hug from Holland, Marit #20
    Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:02:19

    Nikki C
    Sweet card shame your computer isn’t working right hope it gets fixed up happy 400th post hugs Nikki 2
    Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:52:23

    Hi Margaret, Yes, it’s amazing how many friends Julia has brought together, in reality or virtually! Your card is nice. Pity about the computer business! Those pretty Penny Black landscape stamps came from (ebay) Bic Warehouse (USA). They took a while to arrive but the prices were far better than here in Oz. Happy 400th Woyww πŸ™‚
    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 23:59:38

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Hi Margaret, Ah glad that you managed to post even when your computer wouldn’t play ball, and I think that celebrate card is really superb, very well done, indeed. Yes many we’ve met over the years I’ve been here since Jan 2011, so six years and more. It’s really hard indeed to believe, to be honest. An din your comment on my blog, yes some Welsh pickies would be great, I am sure Jan will be sharing some.
    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:44:17

    Hi Margaret, I love the card. Hope your PC is behaving now. Sometimes they need a good talking to:) LOL Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy 400th WOYWW Sue #16
    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 08:44:47

    Margaret, you have summed up everything so beautifully, so eloquently as only you can do. And you have made a delightful anniversary card too. You are a treasure yourself and a lovely friend. I trust you are well, take care my lovely, the Alice trail awaits us. Blessings, Neet 10 xx
    Thu, 02 Feb 2017 00:26:08

    A great card Margaret. Enjoy your weekend away. Thanks for calling by earlier. Bernice #16
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:43:06

    Melissa Gross
    What a perfect card to celebrate the 400th!!
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:03:43

    sharon madson
    Your card is a great card for our 400th celebration! I am so glad I have met you virtually. I haven’t been good about posting this year already! Only once in January! I hope to get better. Happy 400th! #43
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 20:34:49

    Lovely card and thank you for your support over the past year. We are like one big happy family spread across the globe. My computer gave up this week well not so much as the computer but the internet connection in the rear of it and what use is a computer without internet! it
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:59:45

    Lovely card and thank you for your support over the past year. We are like one big happy family spread across the globe. My computer gave up this week well not so much as the computer but the internet connection in the rear of it and what use is a computer without internet! it
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:59:44

    Carol N
    Your card is very pretty! That’s quite the detailed die! It is frustrating when our computer (mine seems to be almost like a lifeline to the outside world at times) gets grumpy. Yep, reboot! Hope you have a wonderful and blessed week! Carol N #36
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:16:10

    Cute card! Sorry you had computer problems, sometimes I just want to throw mine out the window, but then how would we link up every week? Isn’t technology fun! Happy 400th! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #47
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:52:05

    Hi Margaret, you are so right in saying that Julia has, with her WOYWW, made such a difference, enabling us to meet, online and sometimes in person, and make a whole shed load of friends we would not have done otherwise. It is, indeed, a privilege. And your lovely card is so appropriate so well done you for thinking to make it. Happy 400th and have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #28
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:46:32

    It may only be one card but it’s lovely and very thoughtful! I’m so glad that our paths crossed through WOYWW, it’s been good to get to know you over the past few years. Hope you have a lovely time at the hairdressers (I’ve yet to find one here). are you going somewhere nice with the family? Happy 400th WOYWW, lots of love, LLJ 7 xxx
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:04:55

    Margaret what a lovely post – you say the sweetest things. I’m in receipt of your email too – fab idea, just need to wait a few more days as have a date to confirm and then we can get cracking! Lovely lovely card, thank you for being so thoughtful. I truly hope the computer isn’t playing up any more. These things are only convenient when they work!!
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:01:02

    If you can only have one photo then a lovely card such as the one you have made is just the thing. I loved your words as well xx Tracy #31
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:36:06

    Beautiful post, one photo or not, love the card. Happy 400th and have a good week Christine #22
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:22:50

    Gorgeous card and lots of lovely thoughts. Computers hey! We love and we hate them. Have a great woyww, Angela xx 23
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:57:18

    Such a lovely card and beautiful words. Happy WOYWW400! Erika (26)
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:53:29

    I love your card Margaret! Have a great week! Chrisx
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:34:06

    Happy 400th edition and thank you for taking some of my sorted stuff away with you. Hope you beat the computer in to submission to comment, and thanks for prompting me to blog. Chris #33
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:21:30

    FAB card, sorry to read you are having trouble with technology. My IT department (aka The Husband) has been fighting ours the last few days too but has finally conceded defeat and our new printer arrives today! Happy 400th WOYWW Kathyk #19
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:01:41

    Sarah Brennan
    Such a supportive group. Happy 400th WOYWW. Sarah #17
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:34:11

    Hello Margaret Happy 400th WOYWW. You have a way with words- so well put re today’s milestone! Great card. Have a wonderful week. Anne x #12
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:24:01

    Ali Wade
    Happy 400th WOYWW. It is an amazing milestone isn’t it? I will pass on my glass of champagne to someone else (probably not wise to have alcohol when I have a fever!), but the cupcake will be very nice with my breakfast. Ali x #5 currently!
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:54:29

    Blogger can be a pain sometimes! but without it there would be no desks! Your thank you card, even blurry, looks fab! You express so much of what we all feel about WOYWW.. Have a great weekend with the family. Helen #1
    Wed, 01 Feb 2017 06:43:59

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