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“It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas…” Yes, my desk this week contains a load of Christmas bits, and around 25 finished Christmas cards. I realise that, compared with a number of you, that’s nothing – but it’s a start. So, hello my friends – my desk this week…

From right to left… a pile of finished and almost finished cards – the robin die is lovely. I have been given two – one cuts out and one cuts into the card – slightly different sizes, and patterns around the edge – but both really attractive. So I made lots of those! I discovered a pad of Jayne Netley Mayhew images which I have been busy playing with, and at the bottom of the pile, the red cards are a die image of the wise men. Also out are the necessary scissors, DST, tweezers, blade, the next images to be cut into, glues, ruler and paper pads for backgrounds. The cards are simple layered designs – nothing fancy.

I have also been given a load more dresses and shorts from Dress a Girl Around the World for the team to take out to Uganda next month. We now have a local group sewing – which is great, because we don’t have to think about transporting the items to get them up here. So, dresses, shorts, jumpers, more bags, and a large blanket I crocheted in the evenings whilst watching TV, all now with the team and their suitcases. And now, until late this afternoon, I was right out of squares for more blankets… then someone has delivered more. But, in the meantime, I have to do something… so…

I found this rather pleasant and fun picture in a charity shop (never buy my jigsaws new), and as it was top of the pile of those not yet done… I cannot quite believe it only took two evenings. Can’t have been much on TV!

So that’s me folks this week. Thank you all so much for your encouragement over my caravanning efforts. It honestly wasn’t as scary as you might think, and I would always rather tow a caravan than a small trailer! I managed to visit everyone last week – and I think the only people I couldn’t comment on were those on Instagram – sorry guys – I don’t do social media.

So, take care, everyone. I’ll endeavour to get around folk whilst interspersing visits and gardening. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW472”


    Kyla aka Lilpidge
    Wow some lovely makes for Uganda, a great idea. Well done on the Christmas cards, I make some in January (usually about 20 or so) but dont tend to make any more until almost Christmas again!! Kyla
    Sun, 24 Jun 2018 21:09:24

    Annie Claxton
    Hi Margaret, sorry for the very late visit, it’s been such a hectic week with long days at work I’m only just making some time to check my blog. You have been so productive as always, I love the idea of the DRess a Girl, and it’s always nice to do these things in a group isn’t it? Have a great week :o) Annie C #18
    Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:05:50

    Wow Margaret what a lot of lovely items all ready for Uganda – an amazing effort by all. The crochet blanket looks so cheery and cosy. xx Jo
    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:19:59

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret, sorry I’m a day late. You’re 25 ahead of me in the Christmas card makes! I have had a jigsaw on the go for over 3 years … I probably could have finished it by now if I had tried each piece one at a time! It’s in one of those jigsaw folders, so out of sight, out of mind! Thanks for stopping by earlier, I did enjoy the calligraphy, we will see if it continues! Have a lovely week Heather x #13
    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:21:04

    You have been VERY busy! Christmas cards? I haven’t made any so far, so you definitely have done better than me. It must be hot outside, you need a Christmas puzzle to keep cool! LOL! Good for you making clothes for the children in Uganda, I’m sure they appreciate it! Thank you for your visit, and your appreciation of all our hard gardening work last weekend! have a great week, Happy Summer! Lindart #37
    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:11:05

    I always find it odd to see Christmas-thingies coming in Summer… you ‘foreigners’ are so funny! I love to puzzle (jig saw) but haven’t done that in years, too much other crafts to keep me occupied… thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Have a great week, love from Holland, Marit #28
    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:54:29

    Wow Margaret, you are so productive! I am always amazed at how much you manage to achieve. I’ve done pretty well myself this week I suppose – I finished the cross stitch this evening and just have to tidy up the back, and it will be done, and then I can finish the card. I’m sure it will all be ready by Saturday! Thank you for your visit. Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #38
    Thu, 21 Jun 2018 00:47:23

    Such lovely card designs. And what a find that jigsaw was. Thanks for sharing today – Hazel, WOYWW 472 #17 xx
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:00:04

    Hi Margaret, your comment about the Christmas cards made me smile Lol! In comparison to my C cards yours is a mountain as I haven’t made a single one yet though I do keep thinking about them and well that’s it at the moment. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a very happy WOYWW, Angela x22x
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:08:47

    Oh dear Margaret, I have a set of three atc’s to make and a card by the end of the month and a demonstration day on the 1st of the month and I am panicking. Then I read all that you have done and should be hanging my head in shame but instead I am still in a constant state of panic. Plus you have done a jig saw that would have probably taken me two months to complete instead of your two nights. It loos to be a nice one and if you are guaranteed no missing pieces why pay the earth for them? Have a good week, see you soon – Hugs & Blessisngs, Neet 5 xx
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 21:03:40

    Hi Margaret, you have, as usual been very busy – I can’t believe you still had time to make that jigsaw up too! You’re quite the intrepid traveller too. I’d hesitate to pull a caravan although we did have one for a number of years but the EM did all the driving. Do let me know where in the Lake District you’re going to be … if it’s near enough we might be able to pop in to see you. And you don’t have to worry that I’ve lost precious memories with my decluttering, rest assured they are well documented in my scrapbook albums. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:28:48

    Hi Margaret, You have been busy. Nice jigsaw. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #9
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:38:39

    Oh, so fun to see your wonderfully organized work space! First I read this was a picture, and I thought that would make a great jigsaw! Then I reread that is was a jigsaw! LOL BTW, there is never any good tv here unless it is March Madness time with college basketball tournaments! That is our favorite tv time, the rest is garbage. Sometimes we like public tv, but they show the best when they are raising money and constantly interrupt! LOL Have a wonderful WOYWW! #31
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:04:05

    I think you’ve made a few more Christmas cards than I have this year but being away since January until last week, well it’s all gone to pot. We were caravanners, I had to share towing the caravan in France, as you say it’s not as bad as you think, we still miss our jaunts. Jan #31
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:42:43

    Hi Margaret the cards look awesome the way the gold glimmers of the bird looking window one I thought you were going to say that it had been heat embossed many times or something. 🙂 I think all the second hand puzzles hubs every picked up always were missing pieces from the box so, I think that is really lucky you have a complete scene. ~Stacy #34
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:12:49

    Diana Taylor
    That Robin die is gorgeous, and well done for being so ahead of yourself with Christmas cards, I’ll regret not starting early when we reach December! You’re doing a great job with the blankets and clothing – you put me to shame with the amount you do – I’ve spent two months crocheting one sleeping mat for a homeless person, hopefully I’ll get it finished before the winter arrives! Hope you have a great week, Diana x #20
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:22:22

    Shaz in Oz.x
    So you’re home again! Guessing the van went well!! Love that robin die cut.. really eye catching.. and thrilled re all goodies for the children in Africa. What a blessing. Must email you a question . Prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x #23
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:57:42

    Shaz in Oz.x
    So you’re home again! Guessing the van went well!! Love that robin die cut.. really eye catching.. and thrilled re all goodies for the children in Africa. What a blessing. Must email you a question . Prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x #23
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:57:41

    I’m just catching up with a few of my favourite blogs while I grab a quick coffee. It’s been a hectic morning to sat the least but I’m really buzzing. What a wonderful amount of goodies you’ve got ready for the charity. It does us all good to do a bit for others who are less fortunate doesn’t it? Hugs, Annie x #16
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:22:58

    Gosh, you’ve been a busy gal and how lovely to see all those things destined for Uganda! I’m a terror for jigsaws, once they’re started I just can’t let them be!! Hugs LLJ 11 xxxx
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:18:02

    Hi Margaret, thats a great stack of cards on the go!How fab to have so many people helping with the clothing project. But then, crafters are definitely some of the most unselfish, giving people I’ve ever known. Jigsaws not my thing, but that is a lovely scene. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:48:11

    I can’t believe it took you just two evenings to finish that jigsaw! It would have taken me two weeks, at least! That robin die is indeed lovely – as are the cards you created with it. Happy #472! zsuzss #26
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:07:34

    Wow! Christmas cards already, that is so impressive. I have managed to cheat for the last few years as Alex made cards at school that were then printed so I used those. As he goes up to secondary school in the autumn I doubt I will get away with that this year sadly! I have resurrected my blog this week to join in with WOYWW so you should be able to comment if you wish! Thanks for emailing instead last week. Caro x #23
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:40:22

    Well, 25 Christmas card in June is way impressive Margaret, no matter what you thin’ the rest of us are up to….I assure you that it hasn’t crossed my mind yet!! I love the wire basket with the washi tales in…had to enlarge to work out if it was some clever 3d puzzle or fancy light shade!! Hope all your Uganda travellers have suitcase room for that lot, how marvellous.
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:20:06

    Sarah Brennan
    Morning Margaret, I can’t start thinking about C until September at the earliest, but well done on such a great start. I see even the jigsaw has been getting into the festive spirit! Have a good week. Sarah #19
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:56:01

    Ali Wade
    Happy WOYWW. I am going to start on Christmas next month (although I already have a cupboard full of possible gifts in our spare room – I buy stuff throughout the year). We are hoping to be in Spain for Christmas/New Year, which will be wonderful. I love jigsaws too, although I rarely do any now. I bought one for our 4 year old granddaughter – and going to do it to make sure all the pieces are there (I buy them in charity shops too). She already does ones designed for an older age group and is quicker than all of us! Ali x #8
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:08

    Oh my Margret you have been so busy! What a smashing group it’s so good to hear of a group that gives so much and having someone to play the part of delivery guy really is a blessing. Well done on those Christmas cards, having good intentions to start early this year I feel I am rapidly falling behind. Good to see you are making the most of life on the road with the caravan, enjoy!! Happy WOYWW Tracey #4
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:30:02

    I haven’t even started to think about Christmas Cards yet.. although I know I need to start them! Sumbunneh hugs x Erika #7
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:14:14

    aagh!! Christmas cards!! I never start before autumn at the very earliest… but I know you need lots for various causes so fair play to you…. love the snowy jigsaw too! the sewing.knitting for Uganda continues to be impressive. Have a fab week Helen #3
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:43:07

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    Wow, you are one busy lady. The bird cards are fabulous. It took me awhile to realize they were birds, but once I did, I could imagine them being stained glass images. Looks like you have loads of clothes to send to Uganda. You are SO caring. Happy WOYWW from #1.
    Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:42:54

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