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Hello my friends.

Been AWOL again – sorry – life just got rather manic what with one thing and another… and now here we are only three weeks away from the 8th anniversary. How on earth did we get there already? No idea!… Many, many thanks to Neet for checking up on me! I really appreciated the thought.

So, what’s my desk looking like today? – empty – completely bare of work

You can see two cutting mats – that’s because Joy, Ruth (my daughters) and friend Helen all came for the weekend for a craft and mountain time. They went into Snowdonia on Saturday and achieved Glyder Fach, The Cantilever and Castell y Gwynt (I’m really proud of them all! Those mountains are HIGH!), and spent Sunday playing with my craft stash! A wonderful time was had by all three. But, of course, I had to clear everything away to give them room… So, a camera case, some inks, a pile of cards sent to me, my computer, CD Roms,, pictures on the wall, pens, more inks, tapes, a gingerbread house. In fact, nothing very edifying at all.


So, that’s it as far as WOYWW is concerned – however, I have been busy while away… and you are welcome to peek if you have time.

My pergamano card continues – and I can’t show it you complete yet, as it is my friend’s birthday party this weekend – but… 1 – shows all the original cutting out done; 2 – a close up of the delicate shapes in the centre of the design; 3 – I had to wait for this fancy tool to arrive – a semi-circle of needles to make a lovely edge pattern; 4 – first pricking done, then each semi-circle is embossed from the back, then each semi-circle is pricked deeply; 5 – all cut out ready for the next stage.

I’ve crocheted another blanket for Uganda – the colours aren’t good in the photo, that apparently deep brown is actually a glorious burgundy!

Hopeless photo, but I managed to do a jigsaw – a Thomas Kinkade image.

Almost my only contribution to Sunday’s craft fest – a monochrome card. I went down with the most appalling cold on Saturday evening and felt like nothing very much on Sunday! I had been busy all of Saturday at the Llandudno Victorian Extravaganza to be honest. As usual our church opened its doors for BBQ food and homemade cakes. The weather was cold but fine and vaguely sunny, so the town was heaving. Over the Saturday and Sunday we made over £1000 profit, all going to children’s charities, two local, one in Uganda, and the other in Israel. VERY, VERY hard work, but so rewarding as we met up with folk who had been before, who remembered us fondly, and were thrilled to come back for “the best cakes in town”! I love it, but it is certainly an exhausting day or two.

When the girls all arrived on Friday, they came bearing the fruits of their hard work…

They, plus Mrs D, had made some bags for Uganda – plus, Ruth had persuaded her Mother in law to make a set…. and to help use up my stash of yarn for blankets and jumpers. She has done all 7 of these gorgeous aran sweaters. She has also taken 2 whole bags of DK yarn to crochet some blankets. WOW! Thank you Sue!!!

So, a very heartfelt thank you card was made! Lovely Spellbinders die set, plus the thank you die from Mrs D – a Christmas present all the way from China!

Well, if you got this far – well done – gold stars all round. That’s me done, folks. You take care of yourselves.

God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW413”


    You wear me out, Margaret, with all you do for others! Thank you for my gold star for making it all the way to end; it was way too interesting to click off! I enjoyed reading about all the events you’ve had going on and the beautiful creations you and your daughters have made! And well done to them for the mountain climbing!! Hugs, Darnell
    Thu, 11 May 2017 05:56:39

    Annie Claxton
    Wow! what a lovely lot of crafty goodness. How wonderful to have a weekend of mountains followed by crafting together. Hope you’re enjoying some sunshine this weekend, sorry I’m so late getting around to visiting this week :o) Annie C #21
    Sun, 07 May 2017 12:05:56

    Late of Ludgershall… so glad last saturday went so well. A 1000 pound profit is a lot of money, I can imagine the hard work and frankly, even without a cold I should imagine you needed a ‘day off’ on sunday! How lovely to have the girls around too, they had an achieveing weekend too!
    Fri, 05 May 2017 22:02:49

    Well done to the family for making all those lovely things for charity – and for achieving that walking! Wow! Love your crochet – I think those colours look amazing, so bright and cheery and yet tranquil. Pargamano looks beautiful, there is no other word to describe it, beautiful is THE word. I know how much work goes into something like this – amazing! Blessings – Neet xx (thanks for visiting me earlier – sorry I am late) xx
    Fri, 05 May 2017 11:12:35

    Melissa Gross
    Sounds like it was a nice weekend all around & now you have that nice tidy space to get started on some fresh crafting! 🙂 WOYWW#44 Melissa – thanks for stopping by this week!
    Thu, 04 May 2017 15:48:16

    I’m playing catch up with my WOYWW visits. Thanks for calling in to see me yesterday and for your lovely comments. What a busy time you’ve been having. Well done to all on the money raised for such great causes. Hope you have a good week. Hugs, Annie x #11
    Thu, 04 May 2017 13:34:33

    sandra de
    Great collection of goodies on your blog, you have been a very busy woman this past week. It’s great when others join you a good cause. sandra de @8
    Thu, 04 May 2017 11:02:58

    Hello Margaret, How wonderful that your daughters came to craft with you, great quality time. Your desk maybe bare but a lot has been going on. What a whopping amount you’ve raised for charity, well done, i hope one day to achieve such numbers with my cards for UNICEF. thx for your visit, Vicky
    Thu, 04 May 2017 06:11:43

    Yes, you have been busy! Love the crocheted blanket. That’s something I never learned. Isn’t it fun to let others use your crafting supplies to create. I love when my friends come by and think they are in crafting heaven! LOL. Have a great week. Dorlene #36
    Thu, 04 May 2017 04:50:53

    April S.
    You have been very busy. I love Thomas Kinkade – great puzzle. April
    Thu, 04 May 2017 04:33:42

    Wow – you and your family have certainly been busy – and so many people in need will be enjoying the fruits of your labours! Your pergamano card looks very intricate, lots of detail work, in other words – beautiful! I have no idea what wonders your daughter did – but congratulations to them! (climbing mountains?)Thanks for visiting mine! Lindart #32
    Thu, 04 May 2017 00:10:28

    monica smith
    What a busy weekend , no wonder you are tired. how good to have raised so much money with your handiwork. It is nice that your daughters also enjoy crafting. Monica #39
    Wed, 03 May 2017 22:50:02

    Hello Margaret, you too have been very busy. I love the Pergamano work. All the makes are lovely though. I enjoyed all that I did last week but I was glad of a rest. I had to miss a few weeks of blogging as well. Life does get in the way at times 🙂 Take care. Anne x #18
    Wed, 03 May 2017 22:36:16

    Like you I just can’t think where the time goes perhaps it’s because we’re all so busy, I can see you definitely have been. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela x14x
    Wed, 03 May 2017 22:32:45

    It sounds like you have been very busy! I don’t know how you had time to do a jigsaw puzzle! LOL. Pretty cards, and kudos to you for finishing an afghan! It is lovely! Someone in Uganda is going to be truly blessed. And knowing you as little as I do, I bet some prayers went with it. Thanks for sharing today. #37
    Wed, 03 May 2017 20:36:42

    It sounds like you have been very busy! I don’t know how you had time to do a jigsaw puzzle! LOL. Pretty cards, and kudos to you for finishing an afghan! It is lovely! Someone in Uganda is going to be truly blessed. And knowing you as little as I do, I bet some prayers went with it. Thanks for sharing today. #37
    Wed, 03 May 2017 20:36:41

    What a load of busy stuff despite an empty desk. Love the pergamano, it is amazing and not done a jigsaw in ages, love yours. Just wondering what my dreams are these days? I have been praying for some friends and have met some super ladies at my new church and went for house group last night and managed to pray out loud – a first for me – a special time. Thanks for the visit earlier BJ#26
    Wed, 03 May 2017 20:36:32

    Great to see you again, and glad you’ve been having such a fun crafty time! love the latest blanket particularly. Helen #1
    Wed, 03 May 2017 19:04:41

    Just typed comment and forgot my name so it disappeared!! I will learn eventually. Such a lot of beautiful craftiness on your blog today and that Pergamo is stunning – must take a lot of patience. xx Jo
    Wed, 03 May 2017 18:53:32

    The detailing on that fan is so amazing Margaret, your friend is very lucky in her friends 🙂 ~Stacy #31
    Wed, 03 May 2017 18:25:59

    Carol N
    You certainly have been busy! And guess I get a “gold star”, LOL! God bless you and thanks for the visit! Carol N #28
    Wed, 03 May 2017 17:10:52

    Sarah Brennan
    How nice to be able to craft with family and what a great set of donations. Hope you’re feeling better now. Sarah #19
    Wed, 03 May 2017 16:13:51

    Hi Margaret, My goodness you have been busy. The parchment fan is stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #12
    Wed, 03 May 2017 16:01:24

    Hi Margaret, some gorgeous work in the photographs. Sounds like the girls had a great weekend. Hope you are getting over your cold now. Will love to swap with you- I have your addy from last time, :). Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XXX
    Wed, 03 May 2017 13:07:51

    So,e special time with family by the sound of it. Love the little fans. Thanks for visiting earlier. Elaine no,7
    Wed, 03 May 2017 12:48:00

    My goodness, you have been a busy bee! I’m so glad the weekend at Llandudno went well, your cakes must be very memorable if people keep coming back for them! How lovely that so many wonderful things are being made for Uganda, people are so generous. Hope you’re keeping well Margaret. Hugs, LLJ 5 xxx
    Wed, 03 May 2017 11:43:16

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