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Hello my friends. So, here it is late Tuesday afternoon. My desk looking almost neat and tidy. At the top left are all the service sheets printed and folded in readiness for my Dad’s funeral on Monday. There’s a set of alphabet stamps, a baby wipe I’ve been using to wipe up distress inks, some printed photos, memento inks, an empty cutting mat, and a few bits and bobs. It’s tidy because I had just finished photographing the last of Mrs D’s cards, and put them ready for her, and photographing a commission of boxes and handbags which are also finished and need to travel with me at the weekend. I had made a lovely inky mess colouring the ATCs for Saturday, laid them on the floor to dry, cleaned up, and so had a gloriously empty desk. I had treated myself for my birthday to the die which made that rather cute triangle box. I just HAD to play with it…

The floor, as you can see, is another matter. I had actually put away the RUB containing the distress inks when I took this photo, AND two boxes of ribbons, AND tidied the waste bin into a sensible place. I had, however, also placed a box containing a tyre pump (birthday present from my daughters), an RUB with the boxes and handbags, the ice cream container of Mrs D’s cards, and a wallet of cards for the hotel, all near the top of the stairs to be taken down whenever I was going that way. You can see the four pieces of paper on which are all the little ATC backgrounds. You can see that I haven’t hovered yet – paper poo all over the carpet. You can also see the houseplants hanging their tongues out, gasping for water! Note to self – MUST do that…

So that’s my little space in the universe today. It’s only three more sleeps until the Crop – and I’m really looking forward to welcoming so many to the Homeland. Lunch is organised in my head and on paper, tables are already in the room, plus lovely comfy chairs – even organised for the heating to be on if we need it. Feeling jealous that you are not among those who are coming? There’s still room – just let me know in your comments… Mrs D has announced she is DEFINITELY coming as she is beginning to feel somewhat better. She has booked my spare bed for the weekend.

That’s it this week folks. Shorter than usual because I still have plenty to do. Thank you to those who have wished me a special birthday today – thanks Jan for the card! It has been a good day – a little retail therapy!

Take care folk. See you next week with photos of the crop. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW434”


    Happy belated birthday. Wow an empty desk and a tidy floor. Sorry to hear about your father. Hope you have a good weekend perhaps one year I can join you. Don’t do too much but I expect the hard work is now done.
    Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:32:23

    Hi Margaret I’ve been “out of the loop” for a while. You have been so busy and I’m sorry to hear about the death of your Dad and your friend. It’s good that Mrs D is feeling better and I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time at the weekend! How I wish I could be there! Do post some pics, that would be lovely 🙂 Take care and Happy Birthday too.
    Fri, 29 Sep 2017 03:47:37

    Sorry to hear of your loss Margaret. I haven’t been on WOYWW for a few weeks so I had not heard. I have just gone through tough times with the passing of one of my cousins a few weeks ago. But it looks like you are well and an upcoming crop sounds great. And of course retail therapy is a must for us crafty people!! Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by my blog. Belinda
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:36:40

    Belated birthday greetings! You sound to have been so busy preparing for the crop. I hope my little sis behaves herself – have fun! xx Jo
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:30:34

    April S.
    Your space is looking lovely. So sorry to hear about your father. Glad you are doing something fun this weekend. April #20
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017 02:41:40

    Hi Margaret, desk looks tidy today and by the sound of it you’ve been very busy. I really wish I could get to the crop but it’s just really difficult from here. Too far to drive and really difficult train journey but maybe one day. Any how I hope you all have a great time and I look forward to the photos. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x11x
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:35:00

    Thank you for your visit earlier, I am quite excited about Saturday…. love a good Crop … the only one I go to actually. So pleased to hear you had a good birthday, retail therapy is the best present.
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:10:47

    What a wonderful space. It sparkles margaret,You make such lovely things. I cannot get your comment page on my screen. It is a new problem to me so I type”in the dark”. Thanks for visiting, Oh now it works. The gremlin In the computer is being a naughty boy. Enjoy the crop. I feel sure you will be productive and have FUN Monica # ( I’ve forgotten) but thanks for your comments.
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 18:46:06

    Hi Margaret, You have been busy. Hope you remember to put everything in the car. Wish I could come to the Crop, but I am way over the other side of the country:( Happy Birthday. Hope you’ve had a lovely day. Thanks for stopping by m y blog. Happy WOYWW Sue#
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:44:03

    Rose McGuinn
    Just a quick Hello Happy WOYWW Rose of Rose’s Art Garden #32
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:02:37

    Sarah Brennan
    Happy birthday. I’m speed visiting as I have v little time so just popping in to a few desks. Great that Chris is coming on Saturday. See you then. Sarah #30
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:45:05

    You certainly have been busy! And it must feel so good to see that nice clean desk after so many weeks of crafty work! Have FUN at the crop!!! Have a great week, and thanks for sharing! Lindart #29
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:10:43

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW. Great to have a clear desk. I so wish that I could be with you this weekend, but we are off to Spain early on Tuesday morning (driving to a hotel near to the airport on Monday evening) and it is a difficult journey up to you from Pembrokeshire anyway. Rich is busy with a mountain biking event, so couldn’t have driven me – and I could not cope with trains right now. Looking forward to seeing photos. Ali x #26
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:24:49

    Snap! We’ve both got clear desks today, Margaret, and for good reason too. I’m so looking forward to meeting you and glad to hear Mrs D is coming along too. Sounds like you have the arrangements well in hand. Belated Happy Birthday to you – even more reason to celebrate on Saturday. Take care and see you soon. Elizabeth x #21 PS: no special food needs – we eat just about everything when on holiday and worry about the consequences afterwards 🙂
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:42:21

    You are such a busy bee Margaret with the approaching crop etc I bet the food will be delicious… I love your crafty space. I will be thinking of you on Monday I hope the day goes well.. Enjoy the crop… May #19
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:08:56

    Gosh Margaret, you have a lot on your plate at the moment..thank you for hosting the Crop, it’s a lot o hard work but you’ll have a lot of willing helpers on the day. Really looking forward to seeing you and the others – I haven’t been to Llandudno since a Uni Geography trip in 1981! Lol. I’m really gad Mrs D will be able to join us on Sat, it’ll be great to meet her. Have a great birthday xx Hugs LLJ 7 xxx
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 08:54:44

    Missed your birthday – missing lots at the moment so sorry and birthday greetings to you. Gosh you are a busy bee. So you have your dad’s funeral on Monday so close to your being busy with the crop. My condolences once again. I cannot believe Mrs D is making it to the crop. And i still haven’t sent her a card – must put one in my bag to bring with me. Remember, any help you need – just shout before Friday (which gives you one day – and I will do my best. Blessings Neet xx 8
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:47:14

    Hello Margaret. I am so sorry, I completely missed the post with the news about your father, please accept my belated condolences. You have such a lot going on on at the moment. Hope you are also managing to rest. It is your birthday as well, oh dear me I am behind the times, belated greetings. Anyway I do hope to be there (still) on Saturday, though I am learning that when I make plans God often has other ones for me. Take care and hopefully see you soon. Anne x #6
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:41:02

    Aw Margaret, may God be with you for the funeral, not an easy time. Spotted the letter stamps on your desk and they said “Welcome” to me. I’ll come to a crop one day I hope have a fun time at the weekend. BJ#3
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:47:40

    It’s your birthday? happy happy day! Your desk looks very very tidy, I was going to say I wonder how long for, but I guess maybe till after the crop now; you’re going to be busy! I am so sorry I can’t make it… I will miss you all and the fun we always have. Helen #??
    Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:24:39

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