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Sorry – a picture heavy post!!!

Hello my friends. Well you have seen it on all the other desks – but I simply couldn’t let today go by without pictures of last Saturday’s crop. What a day! When Julia threw down the challenge earlier this year that maybe we could meet up elsewhere – that was it. I LOVE a challenge! So…

Welcome to Llandudno 2017

Back row: Jan(LLJ), Eva(Sarah’s crafting friend), Elizabeth, Annie (Wipso), Sarah (Sarah’s crafting shed), Neet, Julia

Front row: Dolores (Cardarian), Christine(Bishopsmate), Margaret (glitterandglue), Chris(Mrs D), Anne(Copper beech crafts)

What a bunch we were – what a lot of noise we made – and what else did we do???

Drank lots of tea and coffee, and ate lots of cake – on the hour every hour!…

Filled a very large room with stash…

Did a lot of talking…

From top to bottom: Anne, Chris, Christine, Sarah, Dolores, Neet, Jan, Julia, Annie, Elizabeth, Eva.

The whole day was fantastic – lots of fun – lots of friendships forged – incredible generosity was shown with over £150 given to Parental Care Ministries (www.pcmuk.org) Thank you all for travelling all this way to the Welsh seaside! You are great.

We missed Shaz and Doug – such an integral part of a WOYWW crop – but too much pain prevented the journey.

So my desk today has reflected the fact that after the crop, on Sunday, I travelled to Rugby for my dad’s funeral – everything was just dumped!

Left to right – an RUB containing a few bits and bobs brought back from Rugby; a plastic carrier box containing the makings of woven ribbon cards – Neet wanted to learn how!; my cutting mat upon which are some papers and stamps picked up from the table on Saturday; piled on that is my clipboard – my go-to for instructions when catering; my big shot cutting plates. On the floor is a bag containing ATCs, presents, gifts, and everything I was given on Saturday. Want to peek?

From top left, round in a circle: a tissue holder from Annie, Mad hatter ATC from Neet (thought that exactly fitted me!), autumn ATC from Dolores, Butterfly ATC from Christine, sewing ATC from Anne, Tag from Sarah, a new WOYWW badge from Julia, Butterfly stone from LLJ, little basket and ATC from Elizabeth. Thank you everyone – they are gorgeous.

Also in my bag…

This wonderful pile of goodies – given as a thank you for organising everything. Thank you. It was actually a real pleasure and a great excitement!! I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Be warned – I’d do it again! In the cream basket to the right were lots of card packs, a mug, a notebook, and a picture frame. Sarah made that lovely card for me – thank you.

Jan and Julia found this gorgeous little storm in a teacup by Mo Couper of Dolgellau. Isn’t it just great?

My gift in the non-raffle draw! I love this short sentiment.

I have just, as I am writing this, received a message from Marian of Parental Care Ministries UK. She called in to see us all on Saturday, explaining a little about the work and her sister in law, Ruth, who had recently died and was such an avid supporter of PCM. This is what she says…

Hello Margaret
Could you please pass on to your crafting friends our sincere thanks for their very generous gift to PCM. We are putting it into the pot in memory of Ruth and hope that soon we will be  able to start building a classroom for the youngest children at the school in Kyehimba.
So thank you very much for your part in giving an education to children in Uganda.
God bless

May the Lord bless you and keep you.

She has sent a couple of pictures for you all…

This is Ruth, in whose memory your money will be going.

The site for the new classroom.

Goodness – I shall be reprimanded – a long post. Sorry Julia. If you have achieved getting to the end – GOLD STAR!!!Well done.

Take care, my friends. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW435”


    Looks as if a grand time was had by all and such a fabulous cause! Wish I could have been there.! Kelly #24
    Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:29:49

    Awesome post! Great that you’re able to get together with everyone and for a good cause. So cool. Have a great week! Dorlene #30
    Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:04:57

    Morning, sorry I am a day late commenting, someone decided I needed fresh air in the park, and then some shopping. Must have walked half a mile and was exhausted for the rest of the day. Thank you so much for your hospitality, we had a great time, and it was wonderful to see everyone. Have a great day Chris #19
    Thu, 05 Oct 2017 11:31:47

    Thanks for sharing the events of the crop – good to see you all and I hope you have recovered not only from all that you did to make it a succes but from your sad day on Monday. Life is so like a roller coaster isn’t it! Love and good wishes – we will meet up one day I am sure. x Jo
    Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:27:09

    April S.
    What awesome pictures. Such a lovely reason for donating. Thank you for sharing. April #18
    Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:37:46

    Carol N
    Thanks for stopping by! Sorry to hear about Shaz. I hope she gets to feeling better soon. Love all the pics of the crop. Looks like everyone had a great time. And how wonderful that you were all able to help this ministry! Hope you have a very blessed week! Carol N #23
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:14:08

    Brilliant photos Margaret, so pleased you all had a good time and all those lovely gifts, well deserved. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x11x
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:29:24

    Hi margaret what a wonderful post. Im so sorry to hear about your dad I hope the service went well I understand how you must feel,my small photo of my dad is a happy memory and my most treasured possession in my craft room. what a lovely note and photos from the PCM and i’m sure the classroom will be a very fitting memory . The crop sounds and, looks like a wonderful day and you worked hard .. thank you for naming everyone for us its fab to put faces to names…one day I hope to go myself.your gifts look lovely and very well deserved .have a good week In my thoughts hugs andrea #6
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:55:41

    Thanks for the photos with the labels. It is so nice to put faces to Links. How generous of you all to donate. It is so nice to receive a personal thank you. You are having a busy week Monica #25
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 19:20:55

    Hi Margaret, So glad you all had such a fab time at the crop. Lovely cards, ATCs, etc. The tea cup is lovely. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #16
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 18:38:45

    For me your post didn’t seem too long, all you said was important. so lovely for those of us that couldn’t make it to hear from those of you that did, and see the images of all you shared, god bless you too … Dxxx #33
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:55:59

    Lovely post – thanks for all the pics! So nice to put faces to the names! You obviously all had a wonderful time, and the money donated is going to such a great cause! Thanks for sharing, have a great day! Lindart #32
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:23:15

    Tracey V
    Fabulous photos Margaret :o) I find tea/coffee & cake are always called for! Hugs Tracey xx
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:14:09

    Diana Taylor
    Hi Margaret, How lovely to see the photos of the crop – you must have worked very hard but it really looks like everyone had a wonderful day. I love your beautiful teacup gift – what a stunner, and what a very worthwhile cause for the raised money to go to. Thank you so much for your visit to mine, have a good week, Diana xx
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:34:18

    Lovely to see your photos – the annotations were useful as well! I recognize lots of you ladies now but not everyone. So sorry to learn about your dad. And what a great cause to support in Ruth’s name. Hope you have a well-earned rest this week! zsuzsa #17
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:13:24

    How absolutely exciting to get together for a crop! I am sure it must have been noisy with a lot of stories and laughter! Thanks for sharing! patsy
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:36:54

    Didn’t we have a lovely day, the day we went to LLandudno…… we certainly did! Thank you for all your hard work. An amazing amount raised and what a very good idea about the money, a very good memorial. Take care and rest up now xxx Christine #15
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:24:43

    The photo of Ruth and hearing how the money we raised will be spent is amazing…what a wonderful project. The wonderful day we had is able to help others, that is quite wonderful. I knew you’d take the day in your stride – we’re built from the same mound, you and me! How wonderful that so many people came to your dad’s funeral, I was hoping that the day would go well. I remember at my mum’s that the Crem was full to bursting with people standing outside – I was so proud of her and how many lives she’d touched. Hugs LLJ 12 xxx
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 09:18:04

    It would have been nothing without your work and didn’t we have a fab weekend. So so glad that the money raised will genuinely help…it’ll make a little dent! Your desk isn’t unlike mine…a guardian of stuff but unattended, will look forward to some peace and quiet so that you can get back to it and contemplate. Xxxx
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:28:52

    Didn’t we have a lovely weekend. Once again huge thanks must go to you for all your hard work making it so wonderful. I will treasure the memories made……let’s do it again ASAP
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:13:03

    sandra de
    wonderful to see photos of you all at the crop and what an amazing total to raise for such a good cause. sandra @9
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:01:49

    long posts are essential after crop. there seems to be something funny going on with your comment box though…I start to type and the blog post moves back to the photos so I am typing blind.. Wll done on the fund raising and organising the crop Helen ‘#1
    Wed, 04 Oct 2017 06:28:03

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