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Hello my friends.

Well, what a week this has been – nothing like I expected it at all! It all started Friday evening really, when I was asked if I would consider taking a friend’s mother in law back home to Cheltenham. It was my turn to play on Sunday for worship, so I said I would travel down on Sunday afternoon, sleep over and travel back Monday… But before then, I was treating myself to a day out – and look who I found…

Our very own Neet, demo-ing at the Leigh show. It was a good time there – when I eventually got a parking space. Not a huge show, but some different stalls from the NEC and similar. Sorry about the lack of quality – took the photo on my phone!

So, home I went having had a lot of fun at the show. Sunday came, I played as expected, then went out for lunch and set off for Cheltenham. 167 miles – not too far, we thought. Manic traffic, torrential rain, a lovely meal on the motorway and a good night sleep later, meant I was ready to set off home on Monday morning. I decided a small detour on the way home was in order. I called in to see Mrs D! You see, our Mrs D was in trouble… She had been working a lock on the canal – this very one!

Mr D was in the boat down below in the lock. Chris was working the lock gates. She had closed the right one, and crossed that little white bridge in order to close the left one. See that high circular piece of concrete? Well, she fell from there onto the path below! A distance of about 5ft 6inches. Yes, the word is “OUCH”!!!!!!!!!!!! She has damaged one of the vertebrae in her neck – number 3 for the medics among you; broken a bone in her upper arm; severely bruised her under arm down to her elbow; gouged a chunk out of said elbow; and damaged her pelvis. She was in excruciating pain and taken straight to Royal Stoke University Hospital following a 999 call. They have been brilliant. The Canal trust have really looked after Adrian. I’ve texted her today (Tuesday) and she has managed to walk as far as the loo, but needed a chair to get her back to her bed. This was her yesterday (Monday) – and, yes, I do have her permission to show this!


She is feeling very sorry for herself, unable to do very much at all, and is exhausted with the pain. I know you will all wish her well, with a speedy recovery. But IF anyone wants to send her a card or a note please send me an email to margaret(dot)diddanfa(at)gmail(dot)com, and I will send you my postal address. I’m their mailing address whilst they have no house. She has her little computer with her in the hospital and can occasionally get connection, so any good will messages on my blog will get through to her.

So, you see, that has been my unexpected week! Needless to say, not a lot of crafting done. But… my desk in all its glory…

So, some card and wax jars plus a die cut from a gorgeous die , all purchased at the show on Saturday; some glitter glues, tacky glue, a box of peel-offs, reels of tape, scissors, blade, etc. A bit staged so you can see the colours. And today I have been playing with the wax. I bought some Alchemy wax jars by Imagination crafts – and have been having fun getting thoroughly messy!

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One Reply to “WOYWW429”


    Oh my, what a fall! Glad she’s doing ok. Those cards you posted are beautiful. Dorlene #32
    Fri, 25 Aug 2017 20:12:22

    Thank you for your visit, Margaret, and yes, it’s been quite a week! It sounds as if you’ve had a bit of a week, too. And poor Mrs. D! That sounds really serious. Awful how quickly accidents like this can happen, isn’t it. Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #36
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:44:12

    April S.
    Wow – you are a busy girl. Poor thing falling that far! I hope she heals quickly. April #19
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017 04:07:22

    Hi Margaret! Pretty cards. I have problems leaving comments on a couple of blogs, too. Thanks for coming by earlier. It is always fun, when I see you have visited me. #30
    Thu, 24 Aug 2017 02:34:41

    Oh my what a shock that must have been falling that far. Give them my best wishes for a speedy recovery. I’ve a feeling the show you went to might be one run by Oyster Stamps. They also organise one at Newark and they are always good. I have finished the project you mentioned and will make sure I post it but it was one for The Craft Barn so you will have to be patient until it goes live on their web site. Take care and thanks for the lovely comment over at mine. Angela x12x
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 23:24:21

    Hello Margaret Not able to join in again. Had heard about Mrs D via Craft Group – so awful for her. I hope to get a card to you to pass on please . Love Anne x
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:44:29

    Hello Margaret Not able to join in again. Had heard about Mrs D via Craft Group – so awful for her. I hope to get a card to you to pass on please . Love Anne x
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 21:43:49

    Hi Margaret. What a busy week you have had. Please wish Chris a speedy recovery. You have a nice stash of goodies on your desk. I do like the cards you have made. Is Alchemy wax the same as gilding wax. I have some gilding wax, but havent used it yet. I hope you have a more relaxing week this week, take care, Heather #6
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 19:31:22

    Carol N
    Thanks for stopping by! Looks like you’ve had quite the week! Glad you got the opportunity to visit Mrs. D and could cheer her. Your purchases look fab and just LOVE those embossed cards! Have a blessed week! Carol N #28
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:55:51

    Your cards are so interesting! I don’t think I’ve seen wax on cards before. What a creative technique! It looks like a lot of us were able to do some shopping this past week. Have fun with all of your new goodies! So sorry to hear about your friend. How great that you are able to help her while she recovers. Have a good week. Suzanne #34
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:37:43

    Margaret, I posted a card to Claire’s home address. I didn’t realise she wouldn’t get it (or is it being forwarded to you?). Cards are lovely. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOIYWW Sue #16
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 18:34:20

    On my – Poor Mrs D! Did you witness the accident, or come upon it? Please send my heartfelt wishes for her quick recovery to her! The 3-D cards are awesome, I love the metallic looks! Have a great week, thanks for sharing! Lindart #33
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:47:30

    Oh NO! Poor Mrs D, what a start to their new canal adventure…..I’m so sorry that she;s in such pain. I will send her a card via you, if that’s ok. And how fab to meet Neet! I’m so looking forward to seeing her at the Crop..the first time in person. It’s getting closer all the time 😀 Hugs LLJ 5 xxxx
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:40:27

    Hello Margaret! What an eventful week you have had indeed. I do not know Chris but I am sending blessings anyway because it helps. That is quite a big fall. You are so lucky to meet up with Neet. I have never met anyone from this group in person. Probably because many aren’t here in the States. So that is really cool that you had that opportunity. The cards you made are lovely. I never get tired of embossing. I’m the person that has to always touch embossed cards. Have a blessed day my new friend! Belinda #29
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:38:11

    Hi Margaret, what a busy week you’ve had, indeed! How nice for you to meet up with Neet. I’ve been to Leigh several times – once to a wedding – but, sadly, never to a craft show. Such a shame for Chris, I saw the photo of the lock on Facebook – that’s quite some drop for her to fall down. I hope she’s feeling a bit more comfortable and in less pain by now. A card will be on it’s way soon (BJ has passed on your address). Your cards are fabulous – love the effect of wax on embossing. Looking forward to seeing you very soon too – it’s only a few weeks now! Hugs, Elizabeth x #27
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:50:25

    Yes, Chris did mention her fall on our craft group but your explanation and photo have added to the detail somewhat. Poor Chris, get better soon and you never said Margaret was your post box, now I know! (email request sent) Gosh what was on your desk again???????????? Yes I agree that is a super die. Happy WOYWW BJ#21
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:08:17

    Oh gosh Margaret, I really hope she will recover fully and take the time to do so. BIG HUGS!! I will email you for the address to send a card
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:59:51

    Hi Margaret, firstly, sending you lots of healing wishes and hugs, Mrs D. That fall sounds awful, and was quite a long way to drop.Do take things steadily, dear lady, it always comes as a shock how long healing can take us. Glad you met Neet at the show, one of these days I’m going to get Doug to take me to one she’s demoing at, I’d love to see her at work, as it were. Lovely goodies from the show, and I love the cards. Not long till crop weekend now. 🙂 Love & hugs from us both, Shaz #7 XxX
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:19:37

    What a week you’ve had…full of highs and lows. I saw a lovely photo of you with Neet on her blog…so nice to meet up with our special friends. I can’t wait to put a few more faces to all the names I know from the blogs. Now to poor Mrs D….what a ‘good ‘ job she’s made of knocking herself about. Please send her my love and I really hope those bruises go and the bones repair very soon. Hugs, Annie. X #9
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:42:34

    Sarah Brennan
    Sorry your week didn’t end the way you planned it. Glad you had fun at Leigh; I knew Neet was going to be there but couldn’t make it myself. I’ve sent you an email about Mrs D. I can’t believe you’ve had time to craft with everything going on, but those cards are fab. Love the wax over the embossing. Happy WOYWW Sarah #18
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:29:54

    What an eventful week – good and bad and clever! Lovely surprise at the show and some good purchases, very pretty card with that 3D folder especially. Poor Chris, what a shock! Sometimes it doesn’t matter how careful you are, sending prayers and healing blessings over to her. Sending love and (((hugs))) to Adrian. Have a good week yourself Christine #17
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:35:57

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Saw on FB re the accident but didn’t realise how far it was, shed just discovered re the broken verabrae when i saw her post , dont pop on there often will try DV to send card… list is long at moment though too many birthday etc. in Oz let alone overseas.. Have your addy so wont need it. 😀 Glad you had nice time … good to call in and see someone so dear. I will pray re pain levels to be brought under control and that is hard. Thanks so much for sharing! Shaz in Oz.x #14 {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:33:17

    Hi – well you sneaked that photo in. I had no idea! Lovely to see you but so sorry that I didn’t get chance to chat to you on your own. Glad you bought some bits and pieces and I do like the wax pictures. That has me intrigued now. Now to Chris – what a mess. I couldn’t remember the string of things she had done to herself – mainly remembered the damage to her hip. Thank goodness she did not break it. Give her my love. God Bless Neet x
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:57:16

    Oh my life, poor Chris. The shock alone must take a few days to deal with, combined with the emotion it causes and the whole moving house thing..I expect it has all suddenly taken it’s toll. I really feel her pain, and let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than being so incapacitated and sore. Please pass on huge gentle hugs and support. Thank goodness you decided on a detour to visit. Meanwhile, you’re really ploughing on withthe cards and I’m thrilled that you’ve met Neet, what a treat. Take care of yourself..all these motorway miles and busy busy busy needs you to be sensible too! Xxx
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:17:16

    Oh my, what a busy week!! Send Chris our best wishes for healing and a full recovery – lochs are dangerous places! Happy WOYWW 🙂 Claire no. 2
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:03:59

    Oh dear – what an awful thing to happen – hope she gets well soon. Great cards – very ‘arty.’ Bernice #1
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:52:14

    Oh, my!! Poor Mrs D- and poor Adrian- hope the pain reduces soon, and the hospital stay isn’t too long. Great cards, Margaret!
    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:44:56

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