Hello my friends. Once again I have been MIA. I cannot believe how much energy it takes to help with the Food Share programme – so I may not be very speedy commenting! – but it means my Wednesdays are now really busy and tiring. Am I getting old??? Careful how you answer that, now.

Once again I have moved around the house over the past three weeks – different activities going on in different rooms. It really may be a good thing I live on my own, you know… some days there simply wouldn’t be room for anyone else to sit down! Ooops!! Anyway – here’s the main working space recently…

Camilla and I are going to run a Christmas Crafternoon next month. We are going to do glass painting. The trouble with that choice, we realised, is that there wouldn’t be sufficient time for folk to do the outlining, wait for it to dry, and then do the actual painting. So, we set ourselves up at the dining table… and outlined 4 dozen plastic baubles!

Having got these items onto the dining table… we also had to allow them time to dry… so… before too long, Cam had gone home… and I started on the next task!

Please note the careful – and very essential – left shove!!! Now, if I want to eat a meal… well, let’s just say that a stool in the living room is handy to put my plate on! So here we have some silk paper sheets being made into 3-D pieces, ready to have a Christmas gift in them. Also, some pergamano – while the silk paper is drying. I made one of these bauble “covers” some weeks back – but wasn’t happy with it. Too tight. So I have endeavoured to make it a fraction larger by expanding the pattern. As you can see, it’s half done on the parchment sheet… and that’s where it is still! Now three quarters done. I really don’t think I will have a dozen of these done before Christmas 2022 – it may well be time to do a re-think. They were going to go into the silk paper bowls…

It’s quite difficult to do these sort of things all the time – so for some “down time” I go into the living room and…

“Down time”??? I must be certifiable to have tried this! Took me quite a time, but I finally finished it Monday evening. Large blocks of solid colour with no variation in shade!

I have made a shed load of Christmas cards, all the ones for the church as well as lots for my friends and family, and a few birthday cards. Here’s just one…

The big news from here this week is that Nathan, my grandson, continues to recover from his liver surgery. It will take over 6 months, and it’s only 6 weeks! However, his mum and dad are hoping to take him off to university this coming weekend to meet his new flatmates, meet last year’s friends, and “begin” his second year. A good result of covid lockdowns is that the lectures are all posted on-line within an hour of being given – so Nathan has been able to access them from home and keep up.

So… with that good news in mind… let’s be glad, and enjoy the colours of autumn… a tree in my garden. The colours were actually much more vivid in real life! They have been glorious – and then, one night, the wind blew… and that was the end of the colour. No leaves left. However. Enjoy !

So that’s me folks, here on the North Wales Coast. Do take care of yourselves. It will probably take me a couple of days to visit everyone. Cindy, Thank you for the ATC and card – there’s a little something in the mail for you.

God bless you all.


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13 Replies to “WOYWW699”

  1. Well Mrs Wright, you’re on it and no mistake! I knew that Wednesday Food Share would be busy, I mean Step Inside wasn’t exactly a gentle stroll was it!! The glass painting prep turned out to be a good idea, if only because it gave you an hour or so of sitting and chatting while you and Camilla did the outlining..great catch by the way, to have thought of it before the event! The silk bowls will be lovely, and make a gorgeous gift without the hours of Pergamano too…perhaps forgive yourself and find a less labour intensive bauble to make?! Above dear gal, please don’t over work yourself, that’s as vital as all the help you give. Such grand news about the grand boy too, six weeks and feeling up to going back to Uni is just marvellous.

  2. Hi Margaret, looks like there is going to be fun happening soon and it’s good that you’ve prepped the glass so everyone has chance of getting a finished project. Have fun. Wishing you a very happy woyww. Hugs, Angela x13x

  3. I’m very glad to see you’re not sitting still letting the grass grow, lol! Great news about Nathan, hope his recovery continues to be positive. The plastic globes look fun, hope the craft session goes well!
    Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

  4. Busy busy bee! Want a closer look at those baubles, and the Pergamano! Good news about your Grandsoon, he will enjoy a little bit of normalcy back at Uni, and moving on with life after such a traumatic surgery. Beautiful leaves to end on and oh yeah, congrats on your puzzle! My son would love it, being a train fan as a kid. Memories of Thomas TTE days out still make ME smile!
    Happy WOYWW Day!
    Mary Anne (6)

  5. That’s the trouble with autumn leaves- they don’t stay long on the trees! Well done on the jigsaw, wow it looks difficult. I used to find doing the outlining hard on my hands, I hope yours were alright after that marathon. Happy WOYWW. Angela #5

  6. Hi Margaret, you have been busy! I’m looking forward to seeing your baubles once painted.
    I hope your grandson continues to improve after his operation.
    The autumn leaves are glorious this year.
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 15

  7. Living on your own definitely has its perks, so you might as well enjoy them! Good thinking doing some prep work on those baubles – glass painting sounds very exciting and something I would wan to try too! Have a lovely week, Margaret! xx zsuzsa #18

  8. Oh I love how you are taking over the whole house with your projects. The baubles will be super painted. I picked up a couple of jigsaws from the scouts table whilst at badminton but still to start one! Oh and don’t forget the ironing board makes for a super extra table for craft stuff after its dusted off! (see 3 weeks ago on my blog LOL) BJ#10

  9. Good to see you again Margaret and read all your news. Great especially about Nathan’s progress. I don’t know how you find time to do all you do – so much for being retired! You’re only as old as you feel, i say and you obviously don’t feel old (often!) Have a great week Helen #1

  10. I love the idea of having every inch of your space covered with craftiness – I probably would end of eating on the floor *grin* Quite some work you’ve done there, don’t forget to breathe dear! Thanks for your comment on my blog, I love joining woyww this week after a long time absence; it’s good to see what everyone’s up to and catch up a bit. Have a great day, love from Holland. Marit #3

  11. Hi Margaret!! I’m sure your ladies will appreciate you having done the outlining in advance – means they can get on with the fun bit!! Haven’t done glass painting for an age, wish I was closer. I think you may have to consider setting some crafting boundaries if you can’t even eat your dinner off the table or offer anyone a seat!! Only joking, but I was laughinh at the idea of you havingp rojects ongoing in every room – wow, I would love that!! No need to tidy up if you get bores, just walk away! I guess it was no real surprise that the Food Share programme would be a lot of work but what a wonderful thing to do – remember to be proud of yourself when you feel tired and worn out!! Great news that your grandson is managing to get his life back on track despite the long recovery time. Hope his excellent progress continues. And well done of the CC front – keep it up!! Have a great week, love n hugs Cindy xx#14

  12. Hi Margaret, you certainly know how to fill your time. I’d be tired after a day working on the Food Share too. Not to mention everything else you’ve been working on. When you’re done, would you mind popping up to Ardrossan-by-the-Sea to help me to unpack the gazillion boxes waiting in our spare room. The silk bowls sound just lovely and I’m sure the ladies are going to enjoy finishing the baubles. Take care and have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #21

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