Hello my friends. Well, I’m back from yet more gadding about – spent a lovely long weekend with Mr & Mrs D, then moved down to Buckinghamshire to spend some time with my second daughter and her family. Drove home through the glorious autumn Welsh scenery calling at the Ponderosa café at the top of the Horseshoe Pass for a meal. Yes, it’s the bikers’ café that is advertised on the internet! Great fun place, and great food. Fabulous views right across West to Snowdon, and North to the sea! Now I’m home and have been attempting to finish the last of my Christmas cards before thinking about the rest of my to-do list.

So my desk today…

Hmmm… well, there’s the edge of my lovely swivel chair, then at the far end of the room, down at floor level, some boxes and papers which don’t yet have a home, an open drawer which houses paper pads, up on the desk there’s a magazine, some dies, card blanks with their envelopes, box of sticky pads, an empty cutting mat with only my specs on them, a couple of sponge pads which I had been using on the last of the Christmas cards, tweezers, scissors, blade, DST, pointy tool and phone – yes, I’ve gone purple – must be something to do with my age. Pretty boring desk really – and I promise I hadn’t tidied up, simply got to the end of the cards I was making.

Apart from sitting up on my landing space, I’ve been busy sewing together a blanket for Uganda, and trying to work through some of my yarn stash! An impossible task, of course, as I still buy more… oh dear!

My stash buster blanket – and on the chair in the background a blanket made for a lady who occasionally visits our church and who gave me the yarn and asked if I would make it up for her. It’s ready for her next visit – in January!

A smaller blanket – for a cot – knitted by various supporters of our work in Uganda, and simply crocheted together.

So, that’s me today, folks. I’m unlikely to get to visit anyone very much until the weekend – I have a funeral to go to today (Wednesday) over in Cheshire, then the shopping, cooking, preparation and serving to do for Step Inside. I may well fall asleep when I get home after that mammoth on Thursday!!

Take care my friends.

God bless.


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22 Replies to “WOYWW543”

  1. Welcome back Margaret, you sound refreshed after your time away, how beautiful the Autumn scenery must be right now. I must make time to have a cuppa in that cafe.
    Your words finish my Christmas cards off stops me in my tracks.. maybe it’s time I started mine now?? Happy WoywW Tracey #3
    P.S Those blankets look so cosy x

  2. Welcome back Margaret, glad you had a good gallivant! Hope the funeral goes well. Congratulations on finishing Christmas cards. The blankets are lovely too! Happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  3. Ah, the Ponderosa cafe…legend! So glad you had a good time on your travels and that you’re back safe and sound. Those crocheted blankets are brilliant, I love stripes!!
    HUgs LLJ 6 xxxx

  4. Goodness, don’t you pack a lot it – you put me to shame. Love the blankets, they are fabulous – Like you I’ve come to the conclusion I’ll never get through my yarn stash as I can’t resist adding to it!
    Have a good week,
    Hugs, Diana x #16

  5. Just love the stripey blanket – so cheerful! You do get about, hope you get to your ‘to do list’ soon. Happy WOYWW Cindy #23

  6. My looks like you’ve had a lovely time and now back to the daily business of getting things done Margaret
    The blankets are such a nice thing to do for others. Well done
    Lynn 12 x

  7. I should think you’ll be glad of a rest now you’re back from your romp around the country but it was worth it I’m sure. I think we all talk about using up our stash but never quite get there. Wishing you a very happy woyww and a lovely creative week, Angela x17x

  8. Wishing you a very happy WOYWW for yesterday. Years since I went up to the Ponderosa. Last time I was there there was a woman panicking because she was feeding a sheep who wanted the whole bag! Beautiful blankets. I have a bag of wool which my husband thinks I should get rid of, but you never know!!

  9. You are such a busy bee! I just pictured you in your bikers gear at the Ponderosa! I think we passed it on our return journey from Ruthin a few weeks ago. Your blankets are so colourful and will be much loved and very useful I am sure. xx Jo

  10. Welcome back (again), glad you’re home safe.
    Love those blankets, I am trying a new pattern for my baby blankets but I don’t think there will be any more as it is taking ‘forever!’
    Have a good week
    Christine #20

  11. Hi Margaret,
    It looks like you have been very busy with the blankets I like the contrast between the knitting stitches and the crocheted ones a lot in the bottom one 🙂 ~Stacy #27

  12. Your blankets will be much loved and they will keep people so cosy and warm.
    I remember you mentioning your visit to that cafe a log time ago – it must be a firm favourite of yours. Perhaps one day we will be able to try it.
    Hugs, Neet 10 xx

  13. Welcome back! Beautiful blankets. The colors are so vibrant. Oh don’t you tell me you have finished your Christmas cards. I haven’t even started. But I am putting things together so I can make some progress this week. Thanks for stopping by.
    Belinda #25

  14. You must be worn out after all your gadding about, Margaret! So nice that you have been able to visit so many people. I love all your blankets, especially the stash buster one – great idea, and smashing vibrant colours. Thank you for your visit and sorry to be so long replying – as you say, I haven’t been idle. Well, I have been on some days because I’ve been too exhausted to do anything else… but it does seem to be a busy time at the moment! I shall reveal all once I’ve perfected the teabag stuff – these are just test ones, and once I’ve got it how I want, I can work on the real thing. I haven’t had any time to do it this week and may not for some time as I’ve got a new mystery project with a relatively short deadline on it!!

    Happy belated WOYWW and God bless,
    Shoshi x #21

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