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Good morning, my friends across the world. My desk today shows the chaos and debris from a couple of massive card making sessions. From near to far, you can see a box of inks, scissors, bone folder, cutting mat, water colour pens, glue, heat gun, a pile of card, with baking sheet on top, some weensy picture frames, and a large box rapidly filling with items for the hotel.There are now nearly 80 general cards and 20 Easter cards. Beyond all that are my storage drawers – actually closed. Don’t know when I did that – they are normally to be found hanging open because I keep going to them. Hmm – I see the purple fun ostrich pen is having a rest – obviously I have exhausted it! The big shot has been moved to John’s art space – oops! I’ve spread myself.

By the way, click on any of the pictures and it will open up in a new window to be seen more clearly.

The result of all this frenetic activity? Let me show you just a few finished bits and pieces…

Just a small selection of the cards I’ve been busy working on in the past few days – pergamano, stamping, inked backgrounds, embossing, photography – all in an effort to give as much variety as possible. Of course, being me, I can’t possibly only do one thing at a time…. so, in the evenings, when the TV is on, I’ve been making inroads into the bags of yarn Mrs D gave me when she has been sorting her house… This is the latest in a long line of blankets and jumpers…

I really enjoy doing these wavy patterned blankets – but I have to say that this particular pattern has proven more awkward than the others. I keep ending up with the wrong number of stitches at the end of the row. Goodness only knows whether it will look really special when finished, or end up with a wavy side as well!!! It’s growing slowly – so should keep me out of mischief for quite a time.

I had a great time away with the family the other weekend – much enhanced for the grandies by the fact that we awoke on Sunday to a white world! About half an inch!!! BUT – sufficient to get the plastic sledges out on the hill. Great fun was had by all. A visit to Hay on Wye finished the weekend well. None of us had ever been there before, and we spent a wonderful couple of hours going round the bookshops. Fantastic. Now I’m home again, busy as usual with Step Inside and church.

So that’s me this week, folks. Fairly short – hoping to earn a gold star from Julia for that!

Take care. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW403”


    Wow – you have been busy – mind you I wish my desk looked so tidy when I finished a card making session – I usually have the whole room covered! Thanks for visiting, Bernice
    Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:19:26

    Monica Smith
    Hope the storms are not effecting you. It must have been great fun to build a snowman. A little hot for that here!. Cards look very nice. Monica #46
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:41:56

    Gosh you have been busy, I suppose that’s the trouble with supplying outlets. Love your wavy pattern blanket.A must try for me in the next blanket. Remember my mother in law always going on about Hay on Wye she used to go at least once a year.
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:26:04

    Hi Margaret, Thanks for visiting me yesterday. I was a bit busy as I was taken out on a magical mystery tour by a friend for my birthday treat and she took me to Hobbycraft, gave me a basket and said to choose what I wanted – NICE! As for your desk, well it looked super tidy to me, so what do I know!!! Lovely cards and super blanket. Crochet is notorious for the number of stitches changing but easy to correct so I think you’ll be OK. If not you can always crochet right round the edge to tidy it up LOL. Have a good week, BJ#10
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:28:50

    Arnoldo L. Romero
    You’ve been one busy crafter, with all those beautiful cards and that warm looking blanket. I’ve never knitted, but appreciate all the talent, time and patience it takes to make them. Blessings!
    Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:48:59

    I’m rubbish at that Wavy pattern, it requires counting type concentration and I always lose my place!! Your card selection is wonderful, really admire your tenacity in production!
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:15:40

    Hi Margaret, lots of great projects on the go there. Looks like you’ve been really busy, I so love your craft room. Love the blanket too. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great woyww, Angela x 18
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:02:42

    Beautiful cards, Margaret, and what pretty wavy crochet! Thank you for your lovely comment – so understanding! I’ve felt quite exhausted today and unable to do anything! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #34
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:56:59

    Hi Margaret, Hay on Wye is on my wishlist of places to visit. Our book town, Wigton, is not so far away but I’d still love to visit Hay on Wye one day. You’ve been a lot busier than me – that’s an impressive number of cards and they are all lovely. I have to do something different in the evenings too, usually crochet. Your blanket looks gorgeous. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:48:52

    Hi Margaret, I think this may be one of the first times I have noticed your tape holders on the shelf. that looks so handy. love that chevron stitch to the blanket under construction too. 🙂 ~Stacy #36
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:16:53

    Hi Margaret, Lovely cards. Glad you had a nice time with your family. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #20
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:05:59

    Carol N
    You have such a nice large area to craft! And your cards are great! I still have the throw I made as a teenager using that zig zag pattern. It’s getting holey as that’s been over 40 years ago! It is a challenge! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great rest of the week! Carol N @29
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:51:22

    Your cards look lovely and a nice range of things from folks to choose from. I can’t knit myself but my Gram always did when her hands could manage so i know the work that goes into a blanket like that and a wavy edge would be lovely.
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:47:44

    Your cards look lovely and a nice range of things from folks to choose from. I can’t knit myself but my Gram always did when her hands could manage so i know the work that goes into a blanket like that and a wavy edge would be lovely.
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:47:43

    I’ve had another busy day and now playing catch up with a bit of blogging. Thanks for visiting me earlier. It was lovely to hear you’ve had special time with the family and wow what a lot of gorgeous cards you’ve been making. Have a good week. Hugs, Annie x #12
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:37:46

    Still looking for the chaos and debris – are you are it’s there? LOL! Sounds like you had great fun with your massive card making, and you have lovely cards to show for it! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #37
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:23:50

    Kay Hammock
    Hi Margaret, Beautiful cards! Your desk looks like a great place to create and enjoy a large space to spread out on. When I first started knitting I’d pick up stitches all the time, making my scarfs not quite into shawls! Your blanket looks great, though, and I’m sure you’ll be happy with the finished project. Happy WOYWW Peace, Kay (35)
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:22:18

    Melissa Gross
    Wow – you are putting together a great collection of cards for the hotel! I especially like the butterfly stamp you used on a couple of the cards! WOYWW#3 Melissa – thanks for stopping by this week
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:35:19

    Sharon K
    The wavy blanket looks wonderful! You have been busy with all those cards – that must have been one massive cardmaking session! Happy WOYWW Sharon K #31
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:46:58

    Hi Margaret, made me smile at the thought of the blanket having a wavy side! Sounds like you all had a fun weekend, and thats what they are for, isn’t it? Recharging the batteries.Lovely selection of cards, something for everyone. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz#5 xxx
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:41:00

    Tilly Tea Dance
    Such a lovely blanket- always tricky when something is really effective but really challenging at the same time! Thanks for sharing, Max #24
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:55:18

    The cards are looking really special, very stylish. I have great respect for those with the patience to crochet and knit. I hope it just suddenly comes to me in my old age because it hasn’t managed it yet! All the best and have a great week – EmbroidRage #2 x
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:40:39

    Sarah Brennan
    Wow you have been busy; you put me to shame! Happy WOYWW Sarah #23
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:41:46

    Judy Mccarthy
    Love the tidy desk! It doesn’t look like you make all those cards on there!. Great cards. Should sell well! Thanks for the visit. Judy
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:14:49

    sandra de
    Beautiful collection of cards…. very hard to pick a favourite as they are all so pretty. Loving the blanket. sandra de @19
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:55:08

    I’ve looked at those zig zag blankets before but have never made one because you have to keep counting! I prefer mindless zipping back and fore but have to admit that the stitch looks great in that blanket. Well done on all those cards too, such a great way of stash busting and all for good uses as well…win-win 😀 So glad you had a good time with the family, I was wondering how you’d got on! Hugs, LLJ 13 xxxx
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:54:50

    You can have a gold star from me for making all those cards. My you have been busy and they are beautiful too. Glad you had a nice weekend when you went to the family. I have never been to Hay on Wye either and it is somewhere I have always wanted to go – do they really have walls built from old books? As for you moving onto John’s area, I am sure he is pleased to see it being used. Margaret, you are an inspiration with all those cards and knitting, wavy or not on the edge it is lovely. Perhaps it enhances it? God Bess Neet 8 xx
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:39:06

    I love your long workspace (oh,I have desk envy!) it looks full but busy, and inviting!) your wavy knitting is gorgeous. Helen #1
    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:42:05

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