Hello my friends. Trusting this finds you well on this gloriously sunny morning (well, it is gloriously sunny here on the North Wales coast). What a week. You find me writing this at 9am this morning, having driven 400 miles in the past two days, having sorted the crop on Saturday, having our special crop guest to stay here in my home, and having Mr and Mrs D to stay for a night… You see, when Mr D realised it was the crop, and Chris was definite she wished to be with us all, he immediately asked me if there was anything he could do, any little job in the house… I asked him if he fancied having some fun and putting in a new sink into the garage (he’s a VERY handy man to know!) – simply swapping the old for the new… He grasped the opportunity full on, and arrived Thursday teatime. Within minutes he was in the garage (hadn’t even eaten his meal!) looking, turning off, sorting, emptying the old sink cupboards. So this week – it’s HIS desk I’m showing!
This was what I had asked him if it was possible to do for me. By the time we arrived home on the Saturday after the crop…
Not only did I have a new sink – the washing machine was in place, and a set of drawers….
but also three more cupboards and another set of drawers! Bless you, thanks Mr D!!!!!
Of course… what it now means is that I have an incredible amount of sorting and putting away to do…
But that must wait and in the meantime be walked around… because there was SO much to do this week.
Firstly, to the crop itself. You have all seen the most gorgeous photos on LLJ’s site – but…
Left to right – Jo(Twiglet), Christine (Bishopsmate), Annie(Wipso), Shaz (in Oz), Jan(LLJ), Chris(PearshapedChris), Neet, Shaz(silverwolf), Sarah Brennan, Heather, moi, Chris(Mrs D) Elizabeth(silver scrapper).
The whole noisy, crazy, fun-filled, beautiful group. You are wonderful! Your generosity was so precious. Your help much appreciated, thank you. Your love and welcome to all the newbies, wonderful.
During the day some friends from church dropped in to see us. Denise…
Seen here with Chris. Denise has been several times to Uganda, and was able to talk with folk about where their gifts went, how money was spent, the reaction of the children upon receiving their bags and dolls. She LOVED it with you all, and is seriously anxious to get back to crafting!
And Kevin (YES!! that Kevin) and his wife Camilla…
Seen here with Shaz in Oz. Camilla is also very crafty, and wanted to drop off some stamping up catalogues – but chickened out when she saw how wonderfully you all managed without them…
So, that was Saturday. Sunday Shaz, Christine, PJ and I all went off to church, then Monday Shaz and I set off on a drive to Lincolnshire. One of here relations was part of the Dambuster squadron in the second world war and was on the memorial in a village called Woodhall Spa. She also had an elderly friend who lived near there. So, it was all organised – she would spend the night with her friend, and I would spend the night with Chris(Mrs D) – you see I hadn’t seen her for a whole 24hours!!! It proved to be a very emotional time for Shaz, but she was thrilled to do it all.
Shaz with her relative!
But then we had one last surprise for her!! Chris had been in touch with Angela of Felix the crafty cat… and we all got together in Chris’s new home in Lincolnshire for lunch. What a lovely lady Angela is! We had a whole shed load of fun at lunch and each received a dragon’s eye as a gift – Sorry, Angela, haven’t had time to photograph it yet.
Margaret, Chris, Shaz, Angela.
Then Shaz and I drove home over the moors to Wales. Goodness, the reservoirs are dry!! Hardly any water in them at all.
So, absolutely no work on my desk this week. I have lots of wonderful, generous gifts from everyone on Saturday – and they are still in the bag. I am sorry I haven’t had the time to really study what you all gave me – but I will… just as soon as the week is over. If anyone at the crop didn’t get an ATC from me – PLEASE tell me – you should have – and I seem to have more than I should have left over! It has been a tremendous time having Shaz stay with me – but we may well take the rest of the week a little easier as Shaz’s flight leaves Manchester VERY early on Friday.
So, that’s me this week folks. You take care. God bless.