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Hello my friends. I do trust this finds you well, and coping in this cold spell. I have to admit the weather forecasts and news items make me laugh! 4inches of snow – at the most – and we grind to a halt. Schools close, railways don’t run, chaos reigns, accidents happen… However do folk manage in places like Switzerland, Austria, Central America??? However – enough… You are here to see what I have been up to this past week with my artycraftystuff! Well, the answer is – a mixed bag!


I went over to Cheshire and saw Mr and Mrs D. Here they are beside “Essence” their lovely canal boat. At last they felt they could go back to it and set off across country. They are currently holed up somewhere out of the wind, and hopefully aren’t too frozen!

When I got home I finished a blanket… Made of all the scraps of yarn left over after making other blankets for Uganda, I decided to empty my scraps box…

Quite a rainbow! but I’m pleased with it – it will help someone there in Uganda.

Saturday came, and the sun shone! Far too beautiful to stay indoors – so off I went into the mountains. It was bitterly cold, although most of the snow had gone, except on the tops. But the views were spectacular. Unfortunately, most of my photos of the day were pretty awful, but I managed a couple of decent ones…

Driving down the road I came across this scene – the water was pouring off the mountainside, but was freezing as it came out of the ground. Glorious! Lunch out, a visit – inevitably – to a couple of craft stores – then home to actually do some crafting…

A Pollyanna Pickering image for a birthday card.

Another birthday card with a Pollyanna Pickering image – they are rather gorgeous creatures, aren’t they?

A bit of fun with one of my own photos

And a bit of fun with brushos. Thought I’d just see what happened trying something newish… then kept playing until I was a happy bunny!

Not sure what happened to the other photos I was expecting to show… but there you go… enough to look at anyway. So, that’s my variety of desks this week folks – Mrs D’s boat, the countryside, the settee and the desk proper. Sorry I didn’t get around everyone last week – it was a tad manic! I didn’t even have the excuse that I was leading worship – just did a spot of door duty. I’ll try to get around this week. Thursday is Dydd Dewi Sant – St David’s Day – so I’ve made the cawl (a Welsh broth – pronounced cowl to rhyme with owl) this Tuesday afternoon in order for it to sit and the flavours all meld together before Step Inside. Yum – roll on Thursday!!! Hope there is some left for the helpers!

Take care everyone. God bless.


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    Hi Margaret, sorry to be such ages replying to your lovely comment. I’ve had a really busy week and exhausted in between, and also having problems with the Internet with everything being really slow and pics not loading properly etc. Not sure if it was caused by the bad weather but it’s still pretty bad even though all the snow has gone now. Thank you anyway, and although it’s good to have an operation date, every day I am expecting a message from the hospital telling me they are postponing it because I’m sure the bad weather will have affected their lists! I shan’t believe it’s actually happening till the anaesthetic sends me off to lala land. No point getting in a state about it but I do want battle to commence now. My hubby was delighted on Thurs. to be told he was fine to drive again, but then he couldn’t because of the snow! I quite agree with you about how pathetic we are in this country with a bit of winter weather. I saw a man on TV a week or two ago who lived in Siberia and he described the weather that day as “a balmy 30 below.” Haha! My mystery project is going well and I’m forging ahead trying to finish it before I go into hospital so hopefully it won’t be too long before the wraps are off. Happy very belated WOYWW, Shoshi #33
    Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:20:02

    Kyla aka Lilpidge
    Looks like a lovely trip and your blankets (and bag prep on Wednesdays post) sounds like they are going really well. Thanks for visiting my desk already kyla
    Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:54:07

    mmm I bet the cawl was scrummy – never made it but it sounds like something warming and hearty. That gorgeous blanket will be much appreciated I am sure and your cards are just fab! Keep cosy and take care. xx Jo
    Thu, 01 Mar 2018 18:57:02

    Oh you certainly have an eye for a great photo, just the sort of thing I’d take too. Can’t believe I haven’t been out for nearly a month now with this bad back! Thanks for visiting BJ#8
    Thu, 01 Mar 2018 16:43:35

    Lovely result from scraps of wool Margaret, you clever thing. Amazing how cold it was, can you 8magine how cold the 2ter is a snow it rises to escape, great photo. Terribly pleased that Chris is for enough to be back on board, I do hope they’re warm and cosy this week. You are so bus6, it’s a wonder you ever get home!
    Thu, 01 Mar 2018 09:17:47

    lovely coverlet and ofcourse that sweet robin! Robyn 4
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:57:22

    Hi Margaret, pleased to see the boat people are enjoying their trip. Loving your cards. I have to say we have had a lot more than 4inches of snow here in Lincoln today more like 12″ which I have not seen for years. It just kept snowing all day. My hubby kept going out and clearing the path but gave up in the end. We went for a walk with the dogs and it took ages when we got back to clear all the snow off them even though they had their coats on. As you probably know, we are keen skiers and I can understand why people wonder why everything comes to a standstill in this country when it snows but the equipment that is needed in the areas where they have snow regularly is very expensive to maintain plus we use snow chains and winter tyres which you would not want to use at other times so as things go it’s uneconomical to have these so probably better if everyone just stays at home for the couple of days when it happens. I might say that we went out today with thermals and ski gear on so were cosy warm despite the blizzard. Stan loved it but I think Maisie would have been quite happy to stay at home. Hope you manage to stay warm. Thanks for stopping over at mine and happy woyww, Angela x16x
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:18:53

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret, nice pic of Mr & Mrs D and their canal boat. The blanket looks lovely. Love the coloured squares, I think my mum made me a similar blanket when I was young. I like the bright colours on the brusho card too. We went for a couple of long walks around Colwyn Bay and the Great Orme Country Park on Saturday. Very picturesque but so cold! Thanks for stopping by earlier … I will certainly let you know if we head back to North Wales before September! Otherwise I look forward to meeting you then. Have a lovely week Heather x #31
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 20:58:13

    Vickie Doswell aka Okienurse
    Great cards! I love seeing the pictures of the people in the group! I was fascinated by the canals and the boats when we made a trip to the UK a few years ago. I keep saying I want to go back and spend a few days traveling about. It was really cold here last week. No snow just lots of ice. Hope it warms up soon and stays warm a bit! Have a great week. Vickie #32
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:51:15

    Hi Margaret, I suppose countries that get these conditions a lot have the equipment. We have about 4″ of snow andmore is forecast. Wind has got up and it’s -14 here right now. Snow has iced over and is lethal. Glad you visited Mr & Mrs. D on their canal boat. Hope they are snug inside. Blanket is loveloy. We need cheery colours right now. Photo is fab. We have had some melt, which I can’t fathom when thte temps are well below freezing. Your cards are lovely. Happy St. David’s Day for tomorrow. Enjuoy your Cawl. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #17
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:14:07

    Carol N
    Beautiful blanket! So cheery! Love all the colors. And what fun to go on little road trips! Your cards are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and I hope your rest of the week is wonderful! Carol N #24
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:13:51

    You certainly are keeping busy! Love that you made your blanket with leftover wool! Your cards all look lovely ! Aren’t Brushos great? Hugs, Chrisx
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:54:23

    That blanket looks stunning and just what we need these days, brrr. Awesome picture of that water and such a variety in cards, my personal favorite would be the one with the brushos, like vibrant colors, have a lovely week, Vicky
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:39:51

    Lovely post Margaret! Good news about Mr&Mrs D – hope they are staying warm though. Lovely batch of cards you’ve made there Mrs …… and the blanket could come in handy! Stay warm and safe Christine #29
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:33:35

    HI Margaret, It looks like you have been keeping crazy busy this week 🙂 the roadside shot is very cool indeed. love the blanket and the cards ~Stacy #28
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 15:39:34

    Morning, that’s a nice picture of our boat in the sun, not quite like that today. You have been busy with you cards, beautiful as always. Chris #21
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:19:07

    Hi Margaret, I completely agree, I just made the same comment to Helen. When I went to school, snow was no excuse for not turning up- only for the kids from outlying villages when the coaches couldn’t get through- and if the heating failed, which it almost always did, you worked in your coat/scarf/gloves! Love all your pics, and hope MR 7 Mrs D are not too cold right now! Gorgeous blanket, it makes you smile just looking at it! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:37:19

    Diana Taylor
    What lovely cards – you have been busy! I love the autumnal colours of the Brusho’s one, always my favourite colour combo. The blanket is gorgeous too and I’m sure it will be appreciated and loved by the recipient. Hope you have a good week, stay warm, Diana x #18
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:18:49

    Well, that was lovely to see your trip! Great pic of Mr and Mrs D, hope they’re well and not too freezy on their boat..brrrrrrr. Happy St David’s Day for tomorrow, hope the cawl goes down well at church, there’s nothing better! Hugs LLJ 14 xxx
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:25:43

    Sarah Brennan
    Morning Margaret, I must admit that I don’t envy Mr and Mrs D in this weather. Some lovely cards. Keep warm and Happy Dydd Dewi Sant for tomorrow! Sarah #15
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:47:28

    Hello Margaret. You are busy as always. Lovely makes. The broth sounds yummy. That is a great photo of Mr and Mrs D. Chris looks so much better now. Saturday was a beautiful, if somewhat cold day here as well. I didn’t have beautiful scenery like mountains to look at but enjoyed the beautiful ballet. Take care. Anne x #13
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 08:24:11

    Must look up a cawl recipe, sounds inviting! Love the photo fro your walk and it was lovely to see the D’s outside their canal boat. First time I have seen the boat. My you are a busy bee, you astound me how you have so much energy. Keep going Margaret, it is what keeps you young. Hugs, Neet 5 xx
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:32:48

    The weather makes me laugh too… we managed when I was a kid, no schools closed then.. don’t know about trains as I wasn’t using them, but I bet they ran! hey ho…. great photos, it certainly was a beautiful weekend. Stay warm and dry and Happy St David’s day for tomorrow! Helen #1
    Wed, 28 Feb 2018 06:48:50

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