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Hello my friends. Welcome to this week’s offering of What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Want to know more? Then go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ Find a world of artists and crafters willing to show the mess/creative order on their desks.

My desk this week has been spectacularly uncreative – a little work on some boxes for Christmas, but that is it. The  reason? Well, having had a glorious day out last Tuesday, I was dialling 999 again by Thursday morning. John was admitted over the weekend – but not with another infection – for which we are both very thankful. No, he was so clogged with phlegm one side of his lungs couldn’t get any air. It was scary – for us both. However, he is home again – and I have learned a further life skill – Physiotherapy! Whilst he was being safely cared for in hospital, I had a sleepover with my grandchildren – awful journeys as the whole of the British population seemed to be on the M6 motorway at the same time as me; great fun; lots of noise and chatter; disastrously hilarious when the airbed deflated in the middle of the night (and I didn’t dare re-inflate it ‘cos of the noise the pump made!) – but I really enjoyed myself.

So, not a lot of crafting done – but some asked last week to see a close-up of the boxes I have made. They really are not difficult to make, take most of a 12 by 12 inch piece of thick paper or thin card, and have a variety of insert shapes for a trellis work pattern in the sides or top. A gift inside the box, ribbon to tie through the slots at the top, and there is the most delightful Christmas gift.

So that’s me this week, folks. Not much to report. I did my utmost to reply to all who visited last week – but, I’m really sorry, Sophie, I just couldn’t manage to comment on your post. I don’t do Google+, so it doesn’t let me comment 🙁 Take care my friends.

God bless.

Margaret

 

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WOYWW333

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Hello, my friends. Yes, I’ve been AWOL – again! John was not discharged from hospital until last Tuesday, late afternoon, and to be honest – by the time I had him home, we had sorted out all the medication the hospital had sent him, had a meal, and got him settled back in…. well, yes, the time had gone.

My desk, as you see, shows very little sign of a great deal of activity – and much sign of being a dumping ground. The Christmas present list, my specs, pens and paper, CDs, instructions on how exactly to insert the above photo(!), and a gorgeous Autumn photo on the computer, are all  that is going on. The photo of the berries was actually taken one day just down the road from the hospital. The colours were so glorious that I took my camera, parked up and went snap-happy. Also on my desk is an ever increasing number of these lovely lantern boxes. I saw the tonic die set on C&C – so approached my own craft store for them. Took ages for the store to be able to get them – but get them they did! Considerably cheaper than C&C and no postage! They are all coming together and looking great.

 

 

 

And this is a photo to prove hubby and I are still in the land of the living. Here in Britain the Autumn colours have been stupendous this year – so we decided that, as John felt somewhat better, we would go explore them. So yesterday we set off from North Wales and actually crossed the border into England (scary!!), and went for a wonderful day looking at the colours. A treat was in store at Bowness on Windermere, with the local Owl Sanctuary out in force. They had 9 owls there, and this great one was being popped onto people’s wrists for photographs. He was gorgeous,and John really enjoyed the experience. They are just so very soft. Beautiful creatures! And what is more – you learn something new every day! Black eyes mean the owl is nocturnal, orange eyes mean they are awake during the day. Never knew that! Honestly, the colours of Autumn really were glorious, but part of the day was somewhat overclouded, so they look quite muted in the photo!

 

 

Close ups were much better!!

So, that’s us at the moment – living day to day, going at John’s pace. If you want to find out quite  why I should be showing off my untidy workspace, then go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ The lovely Julia will explain all about What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Take care, my friends.

God bless.

Margaret

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WOYWW330

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Hello everyone. Lots of photos today of what is, and has been, on my workdesk. It was my birthday last Saturday, and Mrs D gave me two beautiful stamps – the Peace one and the bird one. Tuesday we went out for coffee and cake to Anglesey, and just HAD to go into the craft shop where some of my birthday money was spent on a couple of inks, a cosmic shimmer paint and some glitz. Also on my desk is a Christmas card made with a die John treated me to a couple of weeks ago, a border die which came in a package, and the Tonic Lantern box die. I have had this on order at my local craft centre – and finally it has arrived.


And this is how it looks when made up. I’m thrilled with it – even  if the ribbon isn’t the best for the job. This was just a trial run to see how the die worked. I used heavy paper rather than card – and it folds easily.

So, what else have I been up to? A dear friend’s birthday happened last week, too. I made a little pergamano box and popped her gift inside it. It is only about 2 1/2 tall by 3 inches long, so packing the little gift into it was quite a puzzle – but we got there! The card was also for her.

So that has been my somewhat unproductive workspace this week. I had all sorts of exciting things planned – a weekend away visiting friends and our family, a lot of time doing jigsaws and art work – but none of it materialised, I’m afraid – as I spent Saturday sitting in the A&E department of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Yes, John is back in hospital with yet another infection! I do trust they really get to the bottom of things this time – so that we can actually go to see our family and friends!! Preferably before winter sets in.

That’s me this week folks. Why not join in the fun of WOYWW – What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday? Go to http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk/ meet Julia our very efficient hostess, ands find out all the hows and whys.

Take care, my friends. God bless.

Margaret

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WOYWW329

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Hello again – this time from our new site. This is what I have been busy working on since I last saw you all. Some Christmas cards for Parental Care Ministries. batch making of cards isn’t my preferred method – but doing so many, then it has to be! 2 dozen of each design, and hopefully PCM will make some much needed money to help build a girls’ dormitory and fit it out with new beds for the children at Kyehimba school.

We hope you like our new site – and that it is easier to read than the last one. If you take note of such things – do see that the web address is different. We shall try to get things working well, add details as we go along. It’s completely different to work on, so more learning.

We have really missed you over the summer – although I have popped in for a sneak peep most weeks, I haven’t had the opportunity to leave any comments.

That’s me done – if you have found your way here by accident – pop over to Julia our lovely hostess, and find out all about What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Take care.

God bless.

Margaret

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Welcome to our newlook site

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Hello. Welcome to our new website. For those who have visited our old site, you will recognise all the changes. They have been a long time coming – and we hope this will be easier for you to read and see. It will hopefully be a fairly regular blog posting, with especial Wednesday posts linked to WOYWW – the weekly, worldwide get together of crafters and artists hosted by the lovely Julia. WOYWW stands for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday – and is a lovely way to make friends around the globe.

Hopefully we can manage to understand the new settings with this website, and make it pleasing to view – for those who have visited us before, please note the new web address.

This really is a practice blog post – it has just taken me an hour and a half, plus two phonecalls to my webhosts to achieve getting the picture in!! But – I’ve done it. Maybe it will be easier next time!!!

Take care.

God bless,

Margaret and John

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