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Hello my friends. I trust this finds you well, and in less of a tizzy than I find myself! I go off on Friday for my “summer” holiday – which includes a craft course (pergamano), and then time with my whole family for half term. I shall be visiting crafty friends too – Shoshi, and Sarah – so I’m really looking forward to the whole time. But – the house looks like a bomb site as I try to prepare and not leave anything behind – my to-do list gets longer each time I cross something off – and the hotel are desperate for more cards before I go (I only gave them a couple of dozen a week ago!). Oh well, Friday will arrive, I will leave at the prescribed time, and simply ignore what isn’t done…

Well, I did warn you! Bottom right, a brief peek at my never ending to-do list, the orange bowl contains water and stencils I have used, waiting to be cleaned, a plastic box of tear drop inks, cutting mat on which are two attempts with a 3D embossing folder and wax – not at all successful!, wax pots all neatly lined up, stick and spray, scissors etc., acrylic blocks, a pile of stamps and papers, and embossing powder. Fading into the distance beyond the edge of the chair you can see that most of my drawers are out of the cabinet and on the floor. The shelf almost looks neat – well, everything is relative!

The reason for this chaos? here’s a couple of examples…

One of the 16 thank you cards I made and wrote from my brother and myself to all the folk who gave of themselves at my dad’s funeral and provided us all with an incredible meal!

One of the cards for the hotel – using sparkly texture paste.

And one of the Christmas cards I have done for them.

So that’s me this week folks. Untidy, but hopefully by Friday, reasonably organised! I shall be away for the next two weeks – missing in action as it were, but I will do my best to visit as many as possible today. Thank you to everyone who visited last week, and left such beautiful comments – I managed to visit you all, but couldn’t comment on two or three – sorry.

Take care my friends. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW436”


    Oh my goodness! Your parchment work is stunning. I adore your advent calendar, so beautiful! Have a lovely day. Ellie #7
    Wed, 08 Nov 2017 09:35:50

    Well, a Pergamano course. You are adept at this craft so I am expecting to see wonderful things on your return. I am sure you will so enjoy it and then delights to come. Family! What could be better? Stay safe and enjoy, I saw that you visited with Shoshi, so that would have been lovely for the two of you. God Bless Neet xxxx
    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:14:53

    Ooh hope you are having a lovely holiday. Thanks for visiting my desk Kyla
    Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:20:30

    Hi Margaret! Today (Friday) is the first day I’ve been able to get to my WOYWW friends! So I apologise for the lateness! Your desk looks nice and busy! How nice that your cards are so popular that you have to keep making more! The ones you showed us today are lovely! Have a wonderful holiday! Thanks for your earlier visit, have a great week! Lindart #26
    Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:48:13

    Thanks for visiting. Tied up until now as hubby had biopsy today. Now we enter the wait stage, 2 weeks. Your desk is organized and shows you have been busy. Very nice cards to give to those special people. Thanks for visiting Monica
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:39:33

    That is some seriously crafty chaos. We just returned from our ‘holiday’ and I’ve mostly recovered from that. Yes I ampurging but only those things that I just don’t use! Or at least that is what I am telling myself! Thanks for the visit! Angie #30
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:59:40

    Just a trial to see what happens when typing in – so many have commented this week that the page jumps and pictures disappear – a bit like I commented on April’s post. Nothing happening here, so not sure what was going on
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:56:31

    Just a trial to see what happens when typing in – so many have commented this week that the page jumps and pictures disappear – a bit like I commented on April’s post. Nothing happening here, so not sure what was going on
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:58:49

    Enjoy a well earned rest and have a fab holiday! xx Jo #23
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:45:10

    Enjoy your holiday Margaret, Sorry this is short but everytime I type the page jumps out of view. Anickoana #29
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:40:02

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Lobbing in rather belatedly Margaret… lovely post and also scrolled down to post below … funny isnt it the days def get shorter as you get older 😀 Happy belated WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #35
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:13:31

    April S.
    I am sure you will get everything together before your trip. The cards are beautiful. April #15
    Thu, 12 Oct 2017 01:31:49

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret I love the glitter cards! Don’t worry about leaving any mess behind, it will still be there when you get back. Have a lovely holiday, and enjoy the pergamano! Heather #32
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:57:21

    Beautiful Cards Margaret, Have a good time away 🙂 Love taht bucket idea. ~Stacy #25
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:31:43

    Hi Margaret, it’s always the same before going on holiday but I’ve learned to just accept that if it isn’t done before it will be done after – or maybe there will be no need to do it then 🙂 Your desk looks fine to me and your cards are gorgeous. Have a wonderful time. Hugs, Elizabeth x #28
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:28:08

    Hi Margaret, Lovely cards. I am sure you’ll be ready in time. Have a lovely break away. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #6
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:43:20

    You’re absolutely right! do what you can and when the time comes to go just turn your back on it all, it will still be there when you get back. Have a lovely time and a happy crafty woyww, Angela x7x
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:37:07

    Hi Margaret, thanks for the return visit! Yes, it took your impending visit to make me get off my backside and tidy the studio! You would not have been impressed with how it was before, and you wouldn’t have found a square inch to do anything!! I’m soooo looking forward to Saturday! I’ll email you about food etc. Safe journey and I hope you really enjoy your time away. Shoshi #3
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:44:27

    Hi Margaret, looks like a lot is going on on your desk! Love the cards you made and have a wonderful holiday! Happy WOYWW xo Cheetarah #13
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:42:57

    Carol N
    I don’t think your desk is all that messy. And love your cards! Have a GREAT holiday! Carol N #19
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:36:10

    Sarah Brennan
    I am so looking forward to seeing you Margaret. I may even tidy up a little in the shed in your honour lol. Enjoy your holiday! Sarah #20
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:13:25

    Hiya Margaret! I really hope you have a wonderful time on your travels and enjoy the break. You’ve had a very busy few months! The cards are lovely and the perfect way to say thanks to the people who helped at your dad’s funeral. Your desk is looking very business-like today! Hugs LLJ 5 xxx
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:48:47

    Such a busy desk – and it reminds me of the fact that I should clean my stencils properly one of these days (I usually put them back in the folder with paint on it.) And yes, when I go away my to-take-and-to-do list grows longer every minute too… I hope you get everything done and have a wonderful time! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #16
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:25:56

    Well, was going to start by saying – congrats on being number one, what happened? Couldn’t you sleep!!! I can now understand why you are up and about early ….. hope you remember to pack the main essentials and have a really good time. I have a parchment swap next month, which will be interesting as I have only mastered the basics …. and that was years ago!! Christine #10
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:23:19

    Diana Taylor
    Well, I must say I envy you that lovely long workbench – so much space to spread out on! I love the thank you cards, especially that lovely ‘Many Thanks’ die cut circle – what a lovely die. I hope you have a wonderful time away and enjoy your crafty visits. Have a great fortnight, Diana x #9 PS everytime I type a letter in the comment box it automatically scrolls up so I can’t see what I’m doing – I’ve typed this blind and wonder if anyone else is having the same problem – I can’t understand it!
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:23:08

    Hello dear Margaret. I am sorry that I couldn’t join in and comment last week. What a wonderful time we had at the Crop and the food was so yummy. DH and I stayed on in Wales and from Tues on wards no internet 🙁 never mind though we had a wonderful break. I did keep an eye open for you when I was in Llandudno again. Walked past your delightful church, there were a few cars parked and I did wonder if you were inside. Your desk is not too bad really. Love the Christmas card you have made for the hotel. I so enjoyed meeting you. Have a lovely holiday. Anne x #4
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:44:07

    Your desk doesn’t look too bad to me, Margaret. I’ve been living with a lot worse for weeks, but you will be pleased to hear that in advance of your much anticipated visit, I spent yesterday evening tidying the whole studio! I scarcely recognise it. Can’t wait to see you again. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #3
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:38:01

    Great cards again, and I loved your “busy” desk! Have a great holiday – it’s meant to be good (warm) weather at the weekend. Helen #2
    Wed, 11 Oct 2017 06:35:10

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