Hello my friends. Well, another week has flown by – how on earth did that happen? Time seems to be speeding up – is it my age?? However! This has been quite a week – step inside last Thursday – busy as usual. Saturday we had an amazing evening at church – more about that later. Sunday I led worship – out of my comfort zone there as it was an all age service, so a friend and I did it together, and were blessed beyond measure to know that our Father God came among us, meeting people in their needs. WOW! Then Monday Canu Camilla and Denise (a friend from church) came round for the day, and we set to busily, to make LOTS of little things for step inside’s Christmas event. Someone (Can’t imagine who??!!) came up with the idea of putting  little paper lanterns with electric candles in onto all the tables – and making little boxes to give to everyone as a thank you for supporting us. Hmmm… So much for keeping the house tidy!

So this is what the desk looks like on Tuesday evening after a further box making session! From the front to the back – some of the dies for the lanterns (Camilla has the rest to make some more), a pile of card scraps from cutting out that big pile for the boxes, the usual clutter like scissors, DST, glue dots, pokey tool, etc., a big basket with the finished articles, and on the floor, masses of ribbons for tying the boxes and lanterns.

And so this is what we have been making. Camilla and Denise have taken some to finish, and I have more – we need around 25 lanterns and 100 small boxes. We thought a couple of chocolates with a thank you note and the Christmas services in each one would be nice.

So, Saturday evening! One of our church members is a fabulous musician and worship leader. He has been invited to go out to Israel in January to lead the worship at a medical conference. It’s not cheap to travel, pay for accommodation at the conference, plus take a visit to his daughter who is currently working out there on her gap year. He and his wife came up with the idea of a musical soiree – plus three course dinner! Wonderful idea idea. So we catered for 40, enjoyed a wonderful meal of mushroom soup, chicken pasta , salad and trifle, with accompanying music including suggestions on the evening. Never once did Chris look at any music – even when presented with the suggestion of “The Minute Waltz!!! Just gazed at the keyboard then played. Some of us thought it would be good to decorate the tables a bit – candles and stuff …

… so I went hunting in the attic amongst all the Christmas decorations and found these  – musical instruments, treble clefs, bells, and beads to finish off the tables. A great evening was had by all as you can imagine. A couple of the children even decided to make some cakes to raise more money! YUM!!

So that’s me this week folks. I’ll get around to visiting everyone, but it may take a few days. It’s my turn to do the soup and casserole for step inside this week – so I shall be off to the shops first thing Wednesday morning – hence writing this Tuesday evening! Then I shall be AWOL next week as I am going visiting friends and family for a few days to deliver Christmas cards and presents – so I shall see you in two weeks!

Take care everyone. God bless.


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21 Replies to “WOYWW547”

  1. You are one of the busiest people I know! you are always doing something (No bad thing, obviously, it keeps you young!) the little lanterns look fab, and it sounds alovely evening. See you in a couple of weeks. Helen #2

  2. Oh no those lanterns are lovely but hope Kate (http://mamapez5.blogspot.com/) doesn’t see them or I can see 2020’s Christmas project. They look more difficult than knitting a few angels! You sound as busy as me but I am not travelling one advantage. Enjoy your week and safe travels. Ani#1

  3. You sure sound so busy Margaret but with all those boxes, lanterns and trinkets to decorate it will be a wonderful display. Just think of the faces light up when they see everything. Enjoy the rest of your prep you seem to be having so much fun along the way.
    Thanks for sharing WoywW hugs Tracey #4

  4. The church are really going to miss you when you move Margaret! It’s fun getting involved with things and you can tell that you had a lovely time making the lanterns, boxes and table decorations. You get out of life what you put in, eh? Have a lovely time with your folks, see you soon!
    Hugs LLJ 7 xx

  5. Do your feet ever touch the ground my friend? I know we all seem to be busy at this time of the year but you really do go that extra mile….well done you.
    Annie x #10

  6. Goodness you are busy! I love your little boxes and lanterns, they are such a sweet idea and will be very much appreciated I’m sure. Have a lovely time next week visiting family,
    Hugs, Diana x #16

  7. Oh my goodness Margaret what an amazing woman you are – so much to give – time, energy, love,creativity and a whole load of stuff in the attic! What a fab event that must have been. Well done to all. xx Jo

  8. Hi Margaret,wow, you’ve been a busy lady, but you always seem to be! those little boxes are gorgeous, what a lovely idea. The decorations for the tables were perfect, weren’t they? Have a lovely time visiting family, will see you in two weeks. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #18 X

  9. It looks like you’re in the full swing of Christmas spirit, Margaret! 100 boxes – wow – quite an undertaking but if you share it with others it’s quite doable. Lovely boxes and lanters – I’ve already visited Camilla as she’s right in front of me in the “queue” and so her using your lantern die. Hope the event goes well – I’m sure it will be a success and the little thoughtful pressies in the handmade boxes will be appreciated. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #10

  10. Margaret, you wear me out just reading your post. God blesses you with so much energy, it’s wonderful.
    Love those boxes and lanterns. Well done to all.
    Christine #21

  11. Happy WOYWDW

    Sounds like you are one busy lady, you give so much time to everyone hope you take time for yourself,

    Lilian B #13

  12. What gorgeous lanterns and boxes, you have been so busy but how nice to craft with friends. Friendship makes it a much more pleasurable hobby – whether they are with you or not.
    I can just imagine you volunteering for the cooking/catering – that is so you Margaret, you are such a lovely lady, inside and out. God Bless you.
    No wonder time goes by so quickly for you, you busy yourself with good works all the time. Enjoy your trips when you can.
    Hugs & Blessings, Neet 9 xx

  13. Now this is a really busy craft space. I think it’s difficult for any of us to stay tidy at this time of the year so I shouldn’t worry. You little boxes and lanterns are a great idea. Have a lovely creative woyww. Hugs, Angela x15x

  14. Hi Margaret, Well done getting the candle holders and boxes done.

    Have a nice time visiting your family and friends next week.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #6

  15. Hi, happy WOYWW ?. Glad the service went well. We discussed becoming a more welcoming church last Sunday. And increasing numbers.. I took my grand daughter the other week, the newest music was the 1920’s. It was one of my favourites, but everything else was so old ?. I don’t know what the answer is.
    You certainly have been busy, a great idea, but lots of work x

  16. Hi dear Margaret, Funny isn’t is how we dob ourselves in for a whole lot of work, but the baggies look great, and am sure lanterns will too. Loved what you find in attic esp treble clef!
    Keep safe on travels and see you in fortnight, I may or may not be blogging. As shin is really whingy, bit hard to get it happy to sleep too but that’s life…. praying house sells in God’s time.
    Thanks for Sharing, God bless, hugs Shaz in Oz.x #14 I think

    {Wonderful Words of Life – Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}

  17. Wow the boxes look amazing and well done for leading service and actually putting thought to how to make a service more engaging. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de @27

  18. You are so very busy girl. I’m needing a rest after just reading about everything! I love your space and could really spend some quality time in there! I love all the lanterns and boxes and so very much going on here. Today is Thanksgiving and I’m spending the day alone but I have much to do so I won’t be lonely. I’ve always been able to entertain myself. LOL… Have a great weekend and I’m sorry to be so late!
    Glenda #17

  19. Good Morning Margaret, sounds like a whirl-wind of activity. I hope you have safe travels and I loved the shots of the peek into the ornament boxes 🙂 ~Stacy#23

  20. Honestly, I don’t know how you do it all, you must sleep really well! I’ve just commented on Camilla’s blog that I dread to think how many gift boxes you’re making, and now I know! Gracious! I hope all the efforts to keep the house tidy are yielding visits from prospective buyers, you sort of need a pay back for having to be so mindful!! Soirée sounds marvellous and I expect it went a fair way to helping with the fund raising, and what a talent! I need instructions for most things so I cant imagine being able to play without ‘instructions’ like that.

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