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Hello my friends. Sorry I was missing last week – Marian’s hubby asked me if I would be prepared to drive down to Cheltenham and pick up his mum for the funeral. It wasn’t a hardship! I enjoy driving – so went down Tuesday and back Wednesday ready for the funeral on Thursday – a huge affair, very emotional, folk came from all over the world, the service was beautiful and it was precious to catch up with friends – some of whom I hadn’t seen for nearly 20 years. Thank you for all your prayers and support.

But here I am today to tell you that Mrs Bun the Baker’s wife didn’t win the best dressed duck – and didn’t win the race either… oh well – try again another time. But we did raise well over £100 by sponsoring her within the church.

The window people have been, done their stuff, and gone. The ceiling is re-plastered where they had to cut out – but not yet re-painted as I have discovered the wall is cream – and I only have white paint!! However…



Today, for the first time since the window was put in, I have spent all day having a card-fest. It has been really dull here until this evening, and normally I would have been working with the ceiling lights and the daylight lamp fully on. Wahoo!! No need. That window lets in a glorious soft natural light right over the top of my workspace – brilliant! Well worth the money spent! Having to completely empty the space means I have had the opportunity to tidy and do a bit of sorting. So, what can we see…left to right – a little display area of things made or given to me, a clear area around the cutting mat and glass mat, a daylight lamp, mug of tea, two piles of cards, and my computer. Basically on the shelf are the same things as before – but tidier!! I even had time over the past week to hunt in my scraps box and sort! This means that I have made 12 cards today – and not cut into a single new piece of paper or card stock. Everything has come out of the lovely, neat, sorted, scraps. YAY! It also means I have made almost all the cards I need for the year, plus some Christmas cards. So I shall go to bed this evening feeling very chuffed with myself – just some for the hotel now!

So that’s me, folks – happily playing in my re-vamped space.

Take care everyone. I’ll do my best to visit over the next few days – I have an important church meeting Wednesday evening, and three Roman Blinds to make for friends. Never made them before, but they don’t look difficult on the internet!!!

God bless you.


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    So good of you to drive all the way to Cheltenham – that’s not far from us – it sounds like a long drive from Wales! Enjoy your newly fitted skylight/window – looks like the builders did a good job! It will be more enjoyable to work in natural light now and it’s easier to see the colours as well! Thanks for your email earlier – sorry it took me a while to get back! Happy Sunday! zsuzsa #12
    Sun, 29 Jul 2018 12:59:56

    Annie Claxton
    Hi Margaret, good to see you enjoying your revamped space :o) Have a great week!! Annie C #10
    Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:37:01

    That does look good, lots of beautiful light. You clearly are an expert at sorting scraps, I’ll save mine for September! Thanks for visiting my desk. Bedithion Chris
    Fri, 27 Jul 2018 20:46:14

    Your room looks great. Much tidier than my attic space but I agree a small square of sky makes all the difference. Im sure you will enjoy your crafting even more now. Thanks for your kind comment x Amanda #35
    Fri, 27 Jul 2018 09:59:25

    I’m glad the funeral went off OK, Margaret, and that you met up with some old friends. It’s sad when the only time you get to see them is at funerals1 Your ceiling window is amazing and I knew it would make a huge difference to the light on your desk when you first told us about it. What a triumph! I am very fortunate in my studio, having natural north light from the window, but the artificial lighting can be a pain especially for photos because I always create shadows – I don’t think the ceiling lights are correctly placed. Lighting is so important, isn’t it. Many thanks for your lovely comment about my cooking efforts. Bulgur wheat is a doddle – just pour on boiling water 1:2, stir and cover. Leave for about 1/2 hour and then fluff with a fork. You don’t even need to cook it. If you mix it with chopped peppers etc. first, the boiling water softens them sufficiently without cooking. It heats up beautifully in the microwave if you want it hot later too. Much more nutritious than white rice or pasta and so quick abnd easy to prepare. Happy belated WOYWW, Shoshi #38
    Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:35:31

    Arnoldo L. Romero
    Your workspace looks so nice and bright with all that natural light coming in. My wife and I are looking into having some remodeling in a house, so I find your post inspiring. Thanks for your visit and blessings!
    Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:27:05

    Hi Margaret, I love your new vellux window – it is in exactly the right place. There’s nothing quite like working in natural light, especially when it comes to choosing colours. And there’s nothing quite like having to reorganise and tidy stash too – it’s amazing what we forget we have. I’m glad the funeral went well. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #24
    Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:09:52

    Ali Wade
    Happy Belated WOYWW. Will come back and comment again when I have taken in the contents of your post – but was just wondering if you can recommend a hotel for hosting a weekend craft course. A company I know are looking for the Llandudno area. 20-30 people. I don’t know North Wales at all, but thought you may know of somewhere. Email me at teddybob@live.co.uk. Ali x
    Thu, 26 Jul 2018 15:55:52

    The revamped places looks amazing & glad you had some time to craft! Happy rest of the week! xo Cheetarah #28
    Thu, 26 Jul 2018 11:55:31

    Hi Margaret, Glad the funeral went so well. Glad the new window is giving you lots of light. You have been busy with your cards. We’ve had temps into the 30s for the past six days. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #8
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:16:53

    Oh my – all those cards! Whatever are you going to do for the rest of the year! LOL! You have such a wonderful workspace, the overhead natural light is awesome! have a great week, Lindart #32
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 19:07:15

    Hi Margaret, (as someone who mostly feels like she crafts in a cave) I am in total awe over that window, what a great idea and beautiful light coming in 🙂 ~Stacy #30
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:42:51

    Carol N
    What a wonderful window for natural light about your desk!! Enjoy your play time!!!! Have a great week! Carol N #26
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:09:19

    Yay! What a difference that window makes – all that lovely natural light over your desk. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week. Love Caro x (#20)
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 17:54:09

    LOVE your new window! What a great place to put one. AND impressive that you made all those cards using scraps. I love doing that and need to do it soon. My scrap piles are growing. Have a beautiful week. Dorlene #34
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:27:35

    I will try again. My comment disappeared. Welcome back! I love your window! I didn’t picture it above you. Isn’t it wonderful how a new or revamped space inspires us? I am so happy that you are enjoying it. Have a great week! #25
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:01:36

    Julie Forest
    Wow! What a lovely (and tidy) workspace! The new window really makes all the difference (I looked back at your previous post for comparison). Well done on your mega card fest. I need to get to work on my own! Happy WOYWW! {#29}
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:46:10

    Hi Margaret, that window looks fab, wonderful to have some natural light to work in, I agree. Great job with all the cards, and using scraps. I never seem to have one the right size, lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:32:35

    Having good, natural light on your desk is the best! It affects your way of working too, isn’t it? I just feel more ‘happy’ and ‘into the flow’ when I can work in natural light… enjoy enjoy!! Warm (!) hug from Holland, Marit #21
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:06:54

    Sad days…. Love that window though … it will make an enormous difference to your crafting. Take care and God Bless you for all you do for folks Christine #19
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:23:31

    Diana Taylor
    That window is a lovely addition to your work space – I particularly love the sound of rain against mine, it’s a lot louder than against a normal window and I find it very relaxing as I craft. Hope you have a good week, Diana xx #16
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:06:58

    I’m so pleased that Marion’s funeral went well, she was an exceptional lady and deserved a send off like that. You were a good soul to fetch her MiL but I know long distance driving doesn’t faze you at all. That window has made such a difference to your room, what a great idea, so much more light. Hope the chat about the Crop was productive! Hugs LLJ 11 xx
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 09:03:51

    Hi Margaret, you might not have won anything but bet you still had a great time. Bet that new window is going to be great for the light coming in. Please don’t mention Christmas cards Lol! it gets me all on edge Hee Hee. Hope you have a lovely woyww and a great week too, Angela x17x
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:54:21

    Sarah Brennan
    Morning Margaret, I was so touched to see the canvas on display on your newly sorted and tidied desk. Love the window, it must make a fantastic difference to evening crafting. Hope it doesn’t get too hot in this weather. Well done for getting so ahead with your cards. Glad Mrs Bun the duck managed to help raise so much money. Hope the meeting and the blinds go well. Have a great week. Sarah #13
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:27:17

    Hello Margaret. I am pleased all went well- your drive and the funeral. The window looks great and I know it must make such a difference, I much prefer to craft in natural light, but sometimes it cannot be. Wow all those cards made, I seem to be forever playing catch up! 🙂 Have a wonderful week Anne x #9
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:41:24

    Hi Margaret, I’m glad all went well last week although it is sad that sometimes we only get to catch up with friends and family on occasions such as these. That window makes a huge difference, fabulous to see all that natural light. It’s a great feeling when we create using up those scraps, great use of resources. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead & Happy WOYWW. Creative blessing Tracey #6
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:31:59

    Am sure you will make those blinds with complete ease – you are a whizz at anything you set your mind to. Oh dear, you have made all the cards for the year – maybe I read that wrongly and it does not mean all the cards for the hotel. Hope not as I have lots of card fronts from cards received in a bag waiting to come to the crop for you to use for your car making fest. Have a great week, enjoy your new window every day. Blessings and Hugs, Neet 3 xx
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 06:29:59

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    Goodness Margaret. What a difference a week or two makes. This is a remarkable makeover. And using your scraps is even better, I’m sure. Your newly redone space is fabulous.
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 06:27:18

    It sounds as if the funeral went as well as they can… and you got to meet up with old friends too. Love your new window and can see how useful it is already proving. Still far too hot here to craft on the floor… lol! Helen #4
    Wed, 25 Jul 2018 06:26:35

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