Good grief! It’s that bad penny!! I have been MIA for so long. I realise I haven’t posted since the week before Christmas – and we are now a third of the way through March! Sorry, my friends. Life has been a bit silly – I spent January doing virtually no craft work at all, couldn’t get my head in gear. Most of February was spent down in Buckinghamshire caring for my daughter and her family following an op. She is now back driving, so I could come home! March (and the odd day in January and February) has been spent manically trying to make 170 cards for several outlets. I have just this morning counted them… SUCCESS! Done it! Phew. So, to my desk – the very reason we are here…


Hmmm… looks amazingly tidy. Can’t imagine why, ‘cos in reality, it’s not. Ah – just looked at the real thing – the worst bit is off the bottom of the picture. Obviously couldn’t face the chaos when I took this first thing Tuesday morning. So, glue – still upside down; an empty cutting mat; glass cutting mat with scrap paper for stamping, ruler, scissors, blade; a tin ofmetallic cpencils; new CD player – basic, but it works. My old one died the death; family photo – three years out of date now, but no less loved because of that. The youngest of the grandies is 14 today – which makes me feel incredibly elderly!; box of peel offs; large plastic basket with all the completed cards. A triumph I reckon.

So, that’s me, apart from having made a blanket whilst with my daughter, knitting a cardigan for a two year old, doing some jigsaws – family fun at Christmas, and I now have started another blanket. Still stash busting – and still failing on that score. The trouble is, I shopped in Aldi when with my daughter – and their yarn is just so lovely… yes, you’ve got the picture. But I have to say, the large red bag of yarn does look just a weensy bit emptier..


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22 Replies to “WOYWW562”

  1. 170 cards – you must be crazy Margaret! Well done you though – that’s quite an accomplishment! Hope your daughter is now fully recovered. I would say welcome back but I’ve been MIA myself so I’ll just say good to see you again! Have a lovely week! zsuzsa #14

  2. We all get times when life gets in the way but I’m really glad to see all is well with you and you are able to join in the fun today.
    Annie x #1

  3. Welcome back to another who has strayed from the WOYWW fold lately – nice to see both you and Zsuzsa back, Margaret! I hope your daughter is now fine. She must have really appreciated your being around to help out during her recovery. Your life is certainly very busy! Sometimes it does one good to have a break from crafting because you come back to it with renewed vigour and fresh ideas too.

    Thank you for your visit, and yes, I’m having great fun experimenting with my Celtic knots.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #11

  4. Hi Margaret, welcome back. Glad your daughter is recovered from her op. My goodness 170 cards, blanket, cardigan – are your batteries permanently on full speed? You certainly seem to accomplishment an awful lot in a very short space of time. Love the family photo – you’ve just made me realise that although I have separate family photos of my daughters and their families, I don’t have one of all of them together. Must rectify that soon. Nice to see you back and catch up with you. Have a lovely week Heather xx #21

  5. Sometimes crafting just has to take second place to crafting but so many cards, well done you. Pleased you liked my tube box when it’s finished I’ll do a full tutorial from beginning to end so that you can see how it developed. Happy creative woyww, Angela x2x

  6. Happy WOYWW and welcome back. I have missed lots of weeks (mainly because I have been doing very little crafting). Well done on getting the 170 cards made. Glad to hear that your daughter is on the mend. Ali x #25

  7. So nice to see you back Margaret. I hope your daughter is fully recovered and you are going to put your feet up after such a hectic start to the year. 170 cards -give yourself a huge pat on the back, that’s amazing!
    Thank you for the visit to mine – yes the patchwork pin cushion was Cathedral Window – so pretty when done properly but this was my first attempt and it’s a right mess if you look closely – hence the ribbon bows to hide the many errors!
    Hope you have a great week,
    Hugs, Diana x #9

  8. Welcome back! Glad your daughter has recovered. Amazing 170 cards!!! I’m barely able to to 1 per day! Hope you get some “me” time! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
    Carol N #17

  9. WOW! 170 cards and your desk looks that nice and neat? WOW! Have been missing forever too for various reasons but told myself I have to get back to it. Have a great week. Vickie #26

  10. I don’t think I could make 170 cards in a year. You are amazing to be able to do what you have i.e. caring, visiting take priority over woyww. Nice to see you back. Stay safe.
    Sandra de @8

  11. It’s so good to see you again Margaret. You have been busy. 170 cards is an amazing achievement, especially with everything else going on. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #13

  12. I was only thinking of you the other day and wondering how long you wre staying away this time and now you are back with us so “welcome back stranger”.
    Nice to see such a tidy part of your desk and congratulations on your 170 cards – that is some achievement!
    Hugs, Neet 6 x

  13. Hi Margaret, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. So we both were MIA for a long time… your workdesk looks indeed tidy but what an accomplishment to create 170 cards, wow! And yarn at Aldi? My beloved usually does the grocery shopping but I think I will join him next time… ha!! Hope you are doing well, stay save dear, big (virtual, we are not allowed to shake hands anymore in the Netherlands) hug! Marit #7

  14. YAY for getting to come home a little while Margaret, holy moly 170 cards. my fingers ache thinking of it haha. Love that you have your glue bottle upside down. 🙂 ~Stacy #23

  15. Hi Margaret –
    Glad all is well with you – my goodness you’ve been busy! As others have said, 170 cards is an incredible achievement! I managed to resist buying yarn in Aldi for two whole weeks recently, but when there was a ball in my favourite colour still there in Week Three I decided that Destiny clearly intended us to be together and popped it in my trolley!
    Have a lovely week.
    Amelia #22

  16. So lovely to know you are back home and crafting! Sounds like you have also been busy while you were away. xx Jo

  17. Hi Margaret! You must be glad to be back home, especially with all the virus stuff going on. I’m amazed at all the cards you made, WOW! I go to the chiropractor once a week, to get his wonderful massages on my back and neck, so I can work for the rest of the week! Things are getting rough over here, even though we have been lucky enough to have 0 cases of the virus in our city. We are just waiting for it to happen, as we have been assured that it will. Hope you are also safe and are ready if you need to isolate for 2 weeks. Have a great week, and thanks for your visit, Lindart #20

  18. Hello Margaret! It’s Belinda and I am dreadfully late!! But I wanted to make my rounds anyway. Thank you for visiting me. I am honored you popped by since you sound like you have been a busy one! 170 cards!!! You must teach me your secret because I am on a cardmaking slump and I need to refill my Etsy shop so I can re-open it. I am glad you are back and look forward to seeing more of your lovely art.

    It’s been a crazy few days. My boy’s school is closed until April 7th and today we went to his school so they could pick up any books they left at school. His school is going to attempt an online classroom. I hope they figure something out so the kids don’t lose valuable school time.

    Stay healthy and keep creating my friend!
    Belinda #27

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