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Hello my friends. Here we are again, peeking at one another’s desks – mine this week is exceedingly boring. It’s completely empty… and when I say Completely Empty…

Well, I did warn you! The reason being I’m having a velux window fitted just above my workspace. the roof this side of the house faces North East, so ideal light for crafting, and the guys want to come do it before the weather breaks – hope they are in time!

But, you know me. Can’t bear to be totally idle, and most definitely am certifiable… so, when a friend asked me last Thursday if I had ever dressed a duck… It appears the local hospice, for which we at church are extremely thankful, are running a duck race as part of their open day this coming Saturday. Local companies have been asked if they would like to buy a duck – with a prize for the best dressed!! There were the usual thoughts about orange sauce… but when I sat down and stared at this huge plastic duck (about 15 inches lond and nearly 12 inches high!), well, I decided it was most definitely female. What’s more, the company to be represented by this particular duck is Food For Thought Conwy – a fairtrade cake company established here in Llandudno on the Great Orme. So what was more appropriate than to make my duck into Mrs Bun the Baker’s wife – those of a similar age will remember her from the card game Happy Families!

So, here she is, ready to race. I’m hoping the owners of the company will lower her wings a little before they allow her in the river Conwy!

And, erm… yes, that IS a knitted cupcake on her head!

So that’s me this week folks. Hope I have brightened your day with hilarity. The men in white coats will most definitely be around as soon as this goes live…

Thank you to everyone who visited and left comments last week – and for your sympathy and prayers following Marian’s death. I appreciated them. They mean a lot. I think I managed to visit everyone last week – and leave comments for everyone except Kathryn. I hope I have now realised how to visit and comment.

Take care everyone. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW475”


    Ooops – I thought my comment hadn’t posted- now you four comments 🙂 x
    Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:44:14

    Hello Dear Margaret. A thousand apologies re being so late! I went to visit my lovely mum last Wednesday and somehow lost track. Love the duck – I wonder did it win? Hope so! Made me smile! The window and more light sounds a great idea. Hope you’ve had a great week. Anne x #28
    Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:41:01

    Hello Dear Margaret. A thousand apologies re being so late! I went to visit my lovely mum last Wednesday and somehow lost track. Love the duck – I wonder did it win? Hope so! Made me smile! The window and more light sounds a great idea. Hope you’ve had a great week. Anne x #28
    Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:32:49

    Hello Dear Margaret. A thousand apologies re being so late! I went to visit my lovely mum last Wednesday and somehow lost track. Love the duck – I wonder did it win? Hope so! Made me smile! The window and more light sounds a great idea. Hope you’ve had a great week. Anne x #28
    Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:32:33

    Well, Margaret, I think I’ve seen everything now on WOYWW! That duck is absolutely hilarious, especially with the knitted cup cake on its head!!! Lol! Your desk really is remarkably empty. I am sure you will notice a huge difference once you’ve got the Velux window installed above it. I look forward to seeing it once it’s done. Thank you for your sweet comment – yes, I’ve been feeling remarkably well lately – it must be all the kefir! I am very tired in between all the activities though – I crashed out on a recliner garden chair in the sunshine this afternoon and had a good rest. Sorry to be so late replying – I haven’t had much time to get on the computer since Wednesday. Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi x #8
    Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:25:58

    Annie Claxton
    Hi Margaret, your little duck looks such fun,what a cute idea :o) and I couldn’t quite believe myeyes when I first saw your desk!! Annie C #16
    Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:57:17

    Oh Mrs Bun is gorgeous Margaret! What a giggle you’ve had making that – AND a knitted cupcake to top her off – brilliant!! xx Jo
    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 19:16:46

    Loving Mrs Bun! What a great duck she is – may she glide along and take the prize (not the biscuit). Good luck with putting the craftroom back to normal after your new window is in – what a lovely bright room it will be. Take care, God Bless Hugs, Neet (6) xx
    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:15:58

    A window above your work desk sounds wonderful! That duck is so cute. I’d love to see photos of the other ducks in the contest. LOL Dorlene #34
    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:32:08

    Oh that duck is so awesome!! What a great idea – I wonder what I would have come up with? Yours will, I’m sure, be the best dressed duck of all! Have a great week, thanks for your visit, Lindart #33
    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:26:49

    Absolutely adorable! The window is going to be amazing! Windows and bookcases were the top priorities when I designed my studio three years ago. Right now the blinds are closed to keep out the heat most of the time. Come on Fall! I don’t have more hours than anyone else, Margaret. I just can’t be idle until my head is on the pillow at night. So much today with no promise of tomorrow. Good luck in the race! Creative Blessings! Kelly #31
    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:22:40

    Is the window up yet? I’m sure you will LOVE the Northern/Eastern light on your desk… my work space (in the former ánd in the new house) is located on the North-East side too and it’s perfect for crafting! Enjoy, enjoy, Love from Holland, Marit #19
    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 12:05:59

    Your duck is lovely as a bakers wife! I particularly love her knitted cupcake hat! Well done! I hope you get your window as that will be wonderful light for your crafting. How great that you thought of it! #30
    Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:01:52

    Heather Marshall
    Hi Margaret, for a moment I thought it was a trick shot! It really does show off how big your workspace is. Lucky you. I don’t think the men in white coats will be round to cart you off, you’re not really quackers. I’m sure lots of people dress plastic ducks and pop cupcakes on their heads …. looks great, and I’m sure it will be a fun day. Thanks for stopping by earlier. Lots of things are finding their way into my sample book. I will be taking it to shows with me, so I don’t buy inks and stamps that I already have. Have a lovely week Heather x #12
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 21:06:16

    Hope she wins! she should for her costume….Thank you for visiting Karen #24
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:31:39

    I nearly fainted Margaret,I thought for a brief second that you might be moving! Ah a Velux will make such a difference,; I hope like I was, you were amazed at how quickly and easily they can be installed! And chuckle indeed, of course the duck needs to be Mrs Bun. Of course!! Hope she wins…let us know, knitted hat cupcake and all. Oh the nutty things you do!!
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 20:27:11

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    I apologize for visiting so late. I’m having a terrible time with my internet. I’ve even called my internet provider twice this morning, to no avail apparently. That duck is adorable AND so clever for the charity. Wonderful piece coming on the heals of the loss of your friend. Happy WOYWW from # 4.
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 17:46:39

    Carol N
    Oh my goodness but the duck is adorable! And the knitted cupcake, how fun!!! Hope your window is installed quickly! Thanks for popping, have a great week, and God bless! Carol N #26
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:52:15

    Jan spencer
    Hi Margaret, thanks for your earlier visit, I love the duck and her outfit is just great especially he knitted cup cake, that’s very clever. I can remember Happy Families! Played it many times Happy WOYWW. Jan. #25
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 15:08:49

    Mrs Bun is wonderful! So much fun. How exciting having natural light straight above your crafting space. I hope it isnt too chaotic getting it put in and that the weather holds. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#17)
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:40:52

    Hi Margaret, oh my that duck is awesome! Kept you busy while the desk is out of bounds, I hope your window gets done quickly while we are having such great weather. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 11:36:34

    Oh my! that is some costume Margaret, what a beauty! I am hoping you go to the open day and show us photos of the other ducks. Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x13x PS pleased you liked my pebbles too xXx
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:58:52

    Wow the duck! Hahaha she’s hilarious. Fab outfit. Love the cupcake:) be sure to share pics of your finished window! Ellie #22
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 10:51:15

    Sarah Brennan
    I did have to laugh at that amazing outfit Margaret. I particularly like the extra special touch of the knitted cup cake hat. I’m sure the duck will win hands down! Have a great week and hope the window fitting goes smoothly. Sarah #14
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:38:06

    Oh Margaret, what a shock about Marion, I’m so terribly sorry to hear about that I know what good friends you were. Sending hugs. I adore the knitted cupcake, it’s the perfect finishing touch – I love how you’ve dressed the duck (you mad woman!) and hope you win! I have to dress a vegetable for my WI competition soon so you’re in good company, lol! Hugs LLJ 9 xxx
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:35:24

    Of course your desk was the first for me to visit this week. I just had to see what you’d been up to. I love it. What a brilliant idea and so cleverly put together too. Hugs, Annie x #15
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:24:30

    Hee heee and I was expecting to see something cooked when you said dressing a duck. Shame on me…! That empty space is just waiting for some creativity. Have fun at the Conwy Race & Thank you for sharing WOYWW. Creative Blessing Tracey #2
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:31:44

    What a lovely duck! hope she wins the race! Hope the window work goes well too.. Helen #1
    Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:39:52

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