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Hello my friends.

Thanks to so many of you for visiting and leaving comments last week. Apologies if I didn’t manage to visit you – I made it to most folks, but a few escaped…

So – without further ado – my desk –

As you can see – it’s full of activity. By the angle of the lamp/magnifier you may guess that I am working close up! Yes, it’s a pergamano image. I can’t see without both my specs and the magnifier these days!! Must be getting old. On top of the box in the foreground is a pile of metallic grids. I’m trying one out. Not done pergamano this way before, and not sure I am yet convinced. Feels like cheating, somehow, although I know many people do use these grids. Also on the worktop are some watercolour pens I was using earlier, and a great mess of papers and photos and general detritus over near the computer.

Just to the left of where the above picture was taken is this rapidly filling box of cards for the local hotel. I’ve now done 60 general cards and 20 Easter cards.

A little light relief from making cards has been going on in the living room.

The tiny baby jumper is finished ready for the arrival VERY shortly.

Mrs D and I went off to the show at Manchester Event City last Friday, and had a fun day out. Lots to see, lots of new ideas to interest us, old friends to meet. There were many more knitting and sewing contributors this time, which was good. I bought this die on the Pink Frog stand. It’s 5inches square, and cuts well – although it takes a lot of passes through the machine to get it to cut right in the middle. Why don’t die cutting machines have the pressure right the way across???!!!

And last, but not least, a picture of the blanket I have just finished. The latest in a long line sewn together with those squarish squares!!! You can see from the photo that the squares are all different sizes, so it’s quite a puzzle joining them together to make something reasonable.

So that’s me this week, folks. Each room in the house currently has a pile of things in it that I am working on. Nowhere is neat and tidy. All is chaos. Oh well, it just says I’m not bored yet!
Take care my friends. I’ll endeavour to get around as many of you as possible, and leave comments where ever I can.

God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW401”


    Wow you have been busy and lots of different projects on the go. Thanks for visiting my desk already Kyla
    Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:52:36

    Hi Margaret, finally home and spending some time visiting everyone. You have been extremely busy, so many projects completed. I totally agree about the die- it has only been a 5″ wide die UI had problems with, and it would indeed make like so much easier if the machines had a constant pressure! Have the rest of a lovely week, and thank you for so many good wishes. Hugs, Shaz Xxx #4
    Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:53:26

    He he – I can’t imagine you ever getting bored Margaret! Your little baby knittie is beautiful and what a great job you have made of the blanket. xx Jo
    Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:46:02

    My big shot plates are a bit worn in the middle and that certainly reduces the depth of cut in the middle. Also, if you have space, offer the die to the rollers at an angle other than straight edge on…it may help. It’s a beautiful die. You’re doing well with the cards for the hotel. If you’re going to be offering Pergamano cards for sale, the Fred will surely make a more cost effective use of the time you spend? It’s not cheating, really, it’s just using a tool!
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 21:12:52

    Ginny M
    Hi MArgaret! wow you have bee so busy!! Love your needle work and cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! Have a great week! Ginny M #28
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:12:02

    sandra de
    Looks like you have been super productive in the creative projects this week.
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:12:14

    Hi Margaret So you and Mrs D were in my part of the country whilst I was out – glad you enjoyed the show. I did hear it had little paper crafting and more of other crafts. My word, you have been busy, and have a jigsaw on the go as well. I haven’t a clue why machines have a sweet spot but it happens to the best of them so just shim, shim and shim.. Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier (whilst I was in the air LOL) xxx 47
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 05:36:30

    LuLu Too Beaucoup
    Like your blanket. Is it fabric or fiber (knit? crochet?) Peace, LuLu #53
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:45:23

    Brenda Kay
    So many projects, so much fun. I could jump right in that puzzle and ride off into the sunset.
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:44:40

    Wow! Lots of great projects. What fun!
    Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:11:13

    Gosh Margaret! so busy and lots of finished stuff too. Well done you! Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela xXx
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:25:29

    Annie Claxton
    What an industrious craft room Margaret, I especially love that gorgeous blanket and the sweet little jumper :o) Annie #19
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:19:37

    Kathryn Frantz
    HI, I’ve been following WOYWW for a couple years now. I have not been successful in starting my own blog so have been unable to contribute. I have the same die by Crafter’s Companion. You need a Gemini die cutting machine! It is amazing and cuts this heart perfectly. I made an anniversary card for my husband last month using it. Thanks for sharing, hopefully I will be able to soon. I’m a bit further along than last year as started using Blogger.
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 20:43:06

    Wow.. that die cut looks so delicate and pretty… I too wish machines had equal pressure.. I end up using paper shims a lot. Love the variety of projects you have on the go 🙂 Have a great week Erika #46
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:33:34

    Lots of great projects! The sweater is adorable, the blanket looks nice and warm! The card is beautiful – You would think that machines would have the same pressure all across! My hubby and I used to do a lot of puzzles together, but not any more. I hope your cards are selling – that’s a lot of cards! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #45
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:01:39

    Gosh you have been busy this week, love the blanket. Love jigsaws something addictive about them. Have a good week.
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:42:42

    Carol N
    What a busy desk!!! And what an accomplishment of all the cards made. The die is so intricate, have you tried shimming the center with a piece of card stock to help with the pressure? Thanks for the visit and God bless! Carol N #34
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:15:12

    Fiona@Staring at the Sea
    I know what you mean about the pressure. I’ve just ordered a new platform for my Bigshot that has a raised area in the middle. I have high hopes for detailed dies like yours. It is really beautiful and shown off to great effect on your card. Fiona #11
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:43:45

    Gosh that sure is an intricate die. The machines don’t cut so well in the centre as the metal bars are only supported at the sides and under so much pressure they tend to give a little in the centre. Thinking now it was a rhetorical question LOL. Lots of lovely projects going on, glad you aren’t bored yet. Thanks for the visit BJ#9
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:21:56

    It sounds like you’re having a great time, Margaret! I’m so glad you got to the show with Mrs D – I love the heart die but what a shame it’s so fiddly. A huge well done for working out the squares blanket, it’s not easy trying to fit everything together so the pattern works! Hugs, LLJ 18 xxxx
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:38:35

    Tilly Tea Dance
    I love the squarish square blanket! I seem to have chaos in every room, largely thank to Ben and his extensive collection of construction toys! Thanks for sharing all your lovely things, Max #27
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:55:23

    Sharon K
    WOW you have been busy. I have that problem with some of the fancier dies. It can be frustrating. Lovely knitting makes. Happy WOYWW Sharon K #39
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:47:29

    It sounds like you are a butterfly crafter like me…..lots on the go at once and flitting from one to another. I love all you’re busy with at the mo. Thanks for visiting mine earlier and for your lovely comments. Hope you have a fab week. Hugs, Annie x #16
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:57:59

    April S
    Wow. You are so busy. Love to see all those completed projects. I am not familiar with Permagano. I probably spelled that wrong. I think my mojo came to live with you. LOL April #23
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:54:08

    Good morning, Margaret What lovely items you have to show. I love pergomano pieces. I haven’t done any in a very long time. The last picture… are those squares knitted or fabric. Gave me the idea to do fabric squares. Heavens know I have enough LOL. I just donated all my scrap yarn to a new Girl Scout troop starting up but fabric has potential. hmm… now you have me thinking, Miss Enabler! LOL Love ya bunches. Creative Blessings! Kelly #32
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:24:45

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Hi dear sis.. Margaret… ah what a lovely spot your room is, would love to come and watch you doing the pergamano. You certainly have worked hard at all those cards, well done. A great cause. Do hope you might pop back and join my thank you candy of the Joanna Sheen voucher with free post worldwide. You are appreciated
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:52:16

    Wow lots of different mediums , I also like to try my hand at different things. Lovely busy desk.
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:26:19

    Love that blanket, the joining stitching really ‘makes’ it! That’s a really delicate heart and yes, I often wonder that about the centre of cutting machines, maybe we should all send in the question, bombarding the manufacturers might make them take a bit of notice!! lol Have a good week Christine #24
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:04:14

    Wow you have been busy! So many craft makes too! Way to go! Keep on hving fun and may God bless you too! Happy WOYWW! Anne#10
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:03:07

    Looks like you have been a busy bee with all the stuff you have to show this week. I finally broke out the yarn and needles for the first time this year…going to make a hat for my therapist if I can ever get busy and get it done. Hope you have a great week…sorry I didn’t make it by last week! Vickie #23
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:26:29

    wowza, have you been busy or what, 80! cards, and what a lovely blanket, just love it. That die is very intricate, doesn’t it take ages to peel of, Happy WOYWW, Vicky #5
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:19:42

    Judy Mccarthy
    Whoa, you’ve made a big effort with those 80 (!!!) cards! You must have been working day and night! Glad you’ve been getting out and meeting up with friends. Cute little jacket, and nice rug..Always useful.
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 07:59:16

    I love how busy you’ve been with some very varied projects. Chaos is good! I enlarged your desk shot and had a good nose. Happy Wednesday! Helen #1
    Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:54:46

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