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Hello my friends.

I do trust this finds you well, and enjoying good health, good weather, and good craft time. Having been away for ten days, I confess this post is a bit of a photo-fest – but I think you will understand why when you look through…

So, without further ado, my desk this week

To be honest – at the start of last Wednesday, my workdesk was the top of the boxes, and only became the top of the sideboard at the weekend!… yes, I’ve been with Mr and Mrs D helping them move into their new home. We managed the kitchen, utility room and half of the lounge before strength, energy and everything else, ran out!

The kitchen diner is enormous – so was the best place to work. We didn’t even find a tablecloth for the dining table, just a packing blanket – and as you can see, the cooker didn’t work – that was delivered at 11pm one day! So… meals were cooked…

… down on Essence – the canal boat. Then carried up to the house. Almost like cooking on a campfire, out there in the glorious countryside.

It wasn’t TOO far to carry everything! And outside the door are the remnants of our hard work – just a few of the cartons, now filled with sufficient paper to set up our own fish and chip shop serving everyone in the village!, or folded boxes or even bubblewrap! Adrian had already done one tip run with around 8 or 9 boxes!

On Monday I came home – calling in on friends on the way… to be given…

And inside these lovely boxes?

31 bags for Bibles, ready to go out to Uganda… and…

25 glorious knitted dolls for the children

Can you guess who I found in the house with these goodies??

Our very own Annie and Jo. I know you don’t do these things to be given thanks, girls… but you are going to receive a HUGE, public thank you from me, on behalf of Parental Care Ministries. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Annie had also made these lovely monster bags, with shorter straps. We decided that the children wouldn’t understand the motif… so Annie has given them to be sold and the money go out to Uganda instead. Any takers? Let me know and I will get them out to you. How much do you think folk will pay for these fun bags??

So that’s been my week folks! Busy, messy, fun, meals out with Adrian and Chris, and lots of blobbing in front of the TV in the late evenings – once we had found it and the remote!

Before I went away I suddenly, one night, woke up, knowing exactly what my ATCs were going to be… so I set to and have made 18. 6 are spoken for – but if anyone would still like to swap with me… I know I made a comment on Neet and Shazsilverwolf’s blogs about the possibility of swapping – if you would still like to swap ladies, I can do it (Not included you in the 6 already spoken for, as I couldn’t at that time commit)

That’s me done this week. Sorry about all the pics – the only way to show I had actually done things.

Take care all. God bless you.


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One Reply to “WOYWW467”


    Margaret you have been one busy crafty lady indeed!!! I love the photos. I think Julia would like us to post less but I always break that rule! Are you sending the dolls and other items to a specific charity in Uganda? I love it and I really love the knitted dolls. I like that you made them different hues. I always get excited when I see products that have brown skin. Well thanks for stopping by the other day. I am experiencing some really bad allergy symptoms so I am slow to get around to snooping on desks. Thanks for sharing. Belinda #28
    Fri, 18 May 2018 02:44:29

    Diana Taylor
    Gosh you have been working hard! What a lovely lot of goodies for the children in Uganda, I love the little monster bags – what a shame my nephews are too grown up for them now. Hope you have a lovely week, with a bit more relaxation! Diana x #18
    Thu, 17 May 2018 08:55:25

    Hi Margaret, we sure have had some nice weather here recently. Been out walking with the girls today so pleased it was a bit overcast. I keep waving as I go past every Tuesday and it’s lovely to see The Ds getting settled in. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x23x
    Thu, 17 May 2018 00:20:12

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret, what a busy time! I’m still recovering from my daughter moving house last year! I hate all the unpacking and putting away, that was lovely of you to help Mr & Mrs D! And what lovely treasure from Annie & Jo – the monster bags are cute. If you still have a spare ATC I would live to swap. If you can email me your address I will do likewise. If they have all been allocated, not to worry! Thanks for stopping by earlier, and have a lovely week Heather x #12
    Wed, 16 May 2018 20:21:34

    Hi Margaret, That sounds like a very busy week and they are very lucky to have the help 🙂 ~Stacy #29
    Wed, 16 May 2018 19:21:54

    Hi Margaret, You are a good friend to help Chris and her hubby move in. Anne and Jo are wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #17
    Wed, 16 May 2018 17:38:43

    You have been busy! It’s so much fun helping someone with a move, and you must be exhausted! The monster bags are really cute, too bad I don’t have any Grandbabies yet! Have a wonderful week, Lindart #31
    Wed, 16 May 2018 16:45:36

    Carol N
    What an adventure! You are such a blessing! And what a great batch of bags and dolls! Hope you have a wonderful week! Carol N #27
    Wed, 16 May 2018 15:56:32

    Hi Margaret,You have been busy, I see. And what fabulous gifts from Annie & Jo. Aren’t they WOYWWers such caring, sharing people? Such a joy being part of this group. Good to hear Mrs D is getting organised in their new home. ATC’s will be posted next week, thanks you for swapping. 🙂 Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz XxX #10
    Wed, 16 May 2018 12:22:22

    Hello Margaret. Lovely photos, I never mind them. How busy you have been. Mr and Mrs D’s new home looks gorgeous. Such kindness from Annie and Jo as well. Thanks for popping by. I went to see GP this morning, I have a urinary ytacy onfection- so that explains why I’ve been feeling so miserable etc. Take care Anne x 11
    Wed, 16 May 2018 11:53:52

    Wow I bet you are exhausted!! I didn’t realise the new house was so close to the canal. What fun. I’m up for a swap if you are!! Happy WOYWWCindy #16
    Wed, 16 May 2018 10:06:16

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    What an uplifting post. You did so much for Mr. and Mrs. D and Annie and Jo did something for your charity. Talk about paying it forward! Happy WOYWW from #3.
    Wed, 16 May 2018 10:05:41

    Don’t apologise it was lovely to see what you’ve been getting up to! Chris and Adrian’s house is lovely and the perfect spot for them and their boat! And how lovely that you called in to see Wipso and Twiglet, they’re so wonderful, kind and generous xx Hugs LLJ 8 xxxx
    Wed, 16 May 2018 09:47:44

    Lovely smiley photo of us here Margaret! It was so good to meet you and hand over all the goodies. xxx Jo
    Wed, 16 May 2018 08:46:13

    I knew you’d do that my friend but we really didn’t do it for the thanks. I was very thankful to have the bags as my distraction therapy and love the thought that they will make those little children feel special….all children deserve that. It was so lovely to see you Monday. You know how to find me now and hope you feel welcome to call in any time you’re passing. Hugs, Annie x #15
    Wed, 16 May 2018 08:03:44

    LOVE all the pics. my word you three must have slaved to get the house as sorted as that. am thrilled for them both and so impressed by how close they are to the canal…perfect. You are a brick. Happy that you were able to make a pit stop to see the sew sisters, what a magnificent gift of their skills they’ve made to your charity. ATCs done. Time, I think MRgaret my friend, to have a quiet day!!
    Wed, 16 May 2018 07:56:26

    Sarah Brennan
    Wow Margaret, you and Mr and Mrs D have really been going for it. The house will be straight in no time. Annie and Jo are so generous aren’t they. Love the monster bags, I’m sure they’ll sell like hot cakes but I wouldn’t like to put a price on them as I don’t have enough experience. Can you email me your address for the swap? Thanks. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #9
    Wed, 16 May 2018 07:30:33

    Yes, count me in Margaret (atc swap) and I swill make sure yours is mailed. `you re getting one anyhow. What a lovely surprise to have Annie & Jo visit you and with all those lovely goodies. Just wish I could sew, or knit, but am afraid these days I seem to be running out of steam even on my papercrafting. What a lot of work you three did down at the new house – an what fun cooking on the barge must have been. Pass my regards to them both. Well, must go, have to be out by 9 am. Hugs, Neet 7 xx
    Wed, 16 May 2018 07:12:43

    Wow,what a week – you are a friend to treasure for sure, the amount you do for other people! I couldn’t enlarge the pics this week, which was a shame… however, what lovely girls Annie and Jo are too! I’ve a few atcs still available, so would love to swap please! Helen #2
    Wed, 16 May 2018 06:38:45

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