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Good morning my friends. I’m back from my wanderings around Britain – having been to Bickington (Devon), Shoshi’s home (Devon), Widecombe in the Moor (Devon), Torquay (Devon), Quainton (Buckinghamshire), Beeston (Nottinghamshire), and finally, Stoke on Trent (Staffordshire) to Sarah’s shed. For those not in Britain, a fair trip from North Wales to the South West of Britain, then across to the London area, up to the North Midlands then across to Wales – with a mileage of around 1000 miles! It was great – and I really will show you the photos… So disoriented have I been since getting back that at 11pm last night I suddenly realised it was Wednesday today!

So my desk this morning displays a distinct lack of activity – mainly because, since returning home, I have been making gold cloaks ready for young kings to wear in the Santa Parade in a couple of weeks (gold because they are representing the fairtrade shop in town which is helping celebrate 50 years of fairtrade products), and rapidly knitting little Christmas stockings for my grand daughter who is raising money to go with World Challenge on a trip of a lifetime to China! Consequently no time for my things… Christmas cards, stuff for a three day craft stall in a fortnight, Christmas presents…. you know the sort of thing!

So, a pair of specs – new, and brilliant for the close work of pergamano; my sweetie bag – essential; on the green cutting mat is a small pile of experiments from before I went away – not touched since I got back; front right is the pile of pergamano magazines I took to my course – some done! yay!!! – and a brochure from Brunel Manor Hotel – where I stayed whilst on my pergamano course, and is amazing; back left is my name badge from the course and a little night light – ready for completing one of the projects from the course. The photo frame given me at the crop still doesn’t have a picture in it – haven’t been near the printer!

And that’s it. Woke this morning at silly o’clock and thought I should post so I can come see all your far more interesting space… so now that’s just what I intend to do – in between making yet more cloaks for kings, of course!

Take care, my friends – I do trust this finds you well, and in less of a state of disarray than it finds me.

God bless.


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    super cute stockings! robyn 6
    Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:41:31

    Oh what fun! I so wish I could have been your traveling companion. Sounds like a lovely jaunt you had. And now you’re busy busy busy! I love Pergamano owrk. Haven’t done any in ages! thanks for the breeze-by. No Christmas door hanger, but I’ll have something to show you in a couple of weeks, I promise. In the mean time, the fall hanger goes up tomorrow. Creative Blessings! Kelly #27
    Tue, 07 Nov 2017 22:54:25

    Hi Margaret, I’m totally exhausted after reading about your trip. I thought we had traveled far enough when we drove all the way to Llandudno but a thousand miles, WOW! I hope you have settled back at home now and back to crafting again. Hugs, Elizabeth x #37
    Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:57:00

    Not quite awake, but unable to sleep so I got the wrong # again! Monica #2
    Sat, 04 Nov 2017 09:59:46

    I’m late – bit it feels as if I may catch you up coming back! My word you’re getting around. So glad you enjoyed the Pergamano course, bet youre itching to get pricking again now! Hope the Santa cloaks go easily, its a lovely idea.Take care of yourself..dont let all this running around cause you to catch a cold!
    Fri, 03 Nov 2017 08:18:09

    Margaret you are one amazing woman! 1000 miles – no wonder you were a bit jet lagged! A lovely time of year to tour round the countryside. x Jo
    Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:40:53

    Thank you for your return visit, Margaret – you must be exhausted after your travels, and I hope you manage to catch up and rest a bit now. Your Pergamano is just gorgeous and I keep looking at the photo I took of you with the fabulous Advent Calendar! I bet they were well impressed with that on the course. Shoshi x
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:07:41

    You have been busy – even if it isn’t showing up on your desk! Christmas is sneaking up fast! Thanks for your earlier visit, have a great week! Lindart #36
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:22:52

    Hi Margaret, I’m not surprised you’ve been waking up early I’m sure it’s altering the clocks that does it. Sounds like a great trip you’ve had, bet you’re ready for a rest! Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x11x
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:46:20

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret, what a lot of travelling in one week! The experiments look colourful and interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with them. Good luck with the remainder of the gold cloaks, you certainly seem to have a lot of projects on the go! Thank you for stopping by earlier, and your kind comments on my Christmas cards. I’m sure they will grow on me. Have a lovely week, Heather #7
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:42:44

    It sounds like a perfect whirlwind of activity this week for you Margaret, glad it was a good trip 🙂 ~Stacy # 29
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:01:20

    Margaret, I told Sarah that I was so jealous of you crafters getting to spend wonderful time together! So glad for you both!!! I truly would have loved to have been on the lovely trip with you..WOW! Love the experimentals on your desk top (from what my eye can see) and can’t wait to see the finished products! Blessings, Felicia #30
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:09:34

    Hi Margaret, You have been all over the place. If you are ever coming Norfolk way, let me know I’ll put the kettle on. This time of year there is often a lot to do, especially if you are involved with childrens things. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #15
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:05:15

    Lisa M
    What a lovely time you’ve had, Margaret and it’s no wonder you are disoriented after doing all those miles. We have some lovely places in this little island of ours don’t we? Thanks for visiting me earlier Hugs Lisax #18
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:57:00

    Hi Margaret, I love the look of your pieces at the front of the desk! Awesome use of an embossing folder. The Manor looks superb from the brochure, and glad you enjoyed your Pergamano course. Did you know that Clarity( the stamp company) now own Pergamano? Good luck with all your makings- sounds like you are going to be super busy. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:18:53

    Always say without my car I would be lost especially here where I have no public transport. Wow you clocked some miles didn’t you? I also have some new specs didn’t realise my eyes had got so bad. Old age, Have a restful week haha.
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:14:55

    Sarah Brennan
    Hi Margaret, glad you made it home safely. It was so good to see you last week. Please show everyone your Pergamano work, it is so impressive! Happy WOYWW Sarah #23
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:59:24

    Sorry to say I can relate to the disarray as well, though not for the same reasons!!! We will have to find the time to sit and be calm – visiting desks is the perfect excuse!! happy WOYWW Christine #21
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:17:37

    Wow Margaret, what a fabulous time you’ve had – you really have been a nomad!! So glad you had a great time with WOYWW friends and that pergamano course sounded amazing! You’ll be glad to get back to the relative peace and quiet for a while…relative being the pertinent word here, lol!!! Hugs LLJ 13 xxxx
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:50:23

    Oh wow! You sure know how to travel the country my friend. Well done you. Plus you seem to have fitted so much more in between too. Good luck with making for your craft fair….I have one coming up in early December that I really must get my thinking cap on for too. Have a great week. Hugs, Annie x #10 Ps….when I said gardening mine is more of a supervisory role these days lol
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:45:47

    sandra de
    You have been super busy traveling all those miles…. I imagine it must be great to finally be home. sandra de
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:35:26

    What a wonderful trip Margaret. I love Widecombe. You were in Stoke on Trent ???- not far from me. My husbands family came from there 🙂 I saw your photo on Shoshi’s blog. I am a bit under the weather and could do with some lovely sea air! I need to be back in Wales 🙂 If you pop back to my previous post you will see a card I attempted after your wonderful instruction to Neet. I was paying attention. Hope you catch up with everything soon, but rest a little as well. Anne x #16
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:26:36

    Diana Taylor
    Oh goodness you have been busy – what a lot of mileage you’ve covered, I guess you’ll need to spend today recovering and unpacking! The gold cloaks sound wonderful and I had no idea it was the 50th anniversary of Fairtrade despite buying their goods regularly. Hope you have a great week, Diana x #14
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:16:00

    Gosh Margaret I am out of breath just reading all your travelling and activity along the way. Look forward to seeing your Pergamano makes. Trip of a lifetime? It was mine when we went to China in ’97 and I wish I could walk like I did then – I’d be back. She will have a wonderful time. Take care, have a good week, get some sleep. Love and Blessings Neetxx
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:28:50

    Wow Margaret, I hadn’t realised you were doing such a round-the-country trip when you came to visit me! You must be exhausted after that lot. I hope the Pergamano course was as good as you hoped. It was soooo great to see you again!! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #5
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:51:08

    Ah Widecombe – spent many a school holiday there visiting my Dad at his trekking centre up in the hill overlooking the village. Fond memories and I can even smell the bracken now. Would love the see a photo of the cloaks and Christmas stockings. I’d have popped some on my desk LOL. BJ#1
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:53:51

    Well, you have achieved much more than me that is for sure… I need a kick up the *** to get going!! Sounds like you’ve had a great trip though. Helen #4
    Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:48:57

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