Wednesday, 4 March 2020


Thank you for the kind comments re mum and my Aunt last week.
Mum ok and I hope to see her soon.
My Aunt is moving to a Nursing Home for respite, she really needs it full time. I will do what ever is needed re her but things are not easy and you need to know her and situation to truly understand. Her reasons for not telling my brother were unkind and spiteful - but life goes on and you deal with it.

My desk, is slightly staged. I had just finished the cards you see ready for posting today so put them on my workspace to share.

I look forward to visiting others later.
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Have a lovely day .

Tuesday, 25 February 2020


Not managed to get on for a couple of weeks. Life and its problems etc etc.

I did manage to do my class on the 15th Feb. Had a fun time and the ladies were pleased.

I was supposed to go and see my Mum on the 17th Feb but the weather and conditions led us to postpone. I don't think I've been forgiven yet :-(

My Aunt is in hospital, she told the Manager of her Sheltered Housing not to tell my brother and me. One of my sisters was told but has not communicated with the rest of us. My brother and I were very hurt and it has led to a lot of ill feeling and distress :-(

Had a lovely weekend, eldest son and his family came for the weekend and we spent a lot of the time with youngest son and family as well. We met up here for drinks and to catch up and plan Saturday.On Saturday we went Roller Skating - well our grandchildren and daughters in law skated, both sons and I watched. DH stopped at home as he felt a little under the weather. On Saturday evening we all made it out for dinner and then back here for dessert and games.

DH, eldest son and eldest grandson

A leisurely Sunday morning and brunch and then they set off home for Yorkshire ( eldest son that is, the youngest lives round the corner. It was very quiet here afterwards :-(

So to my desk. I have tidied up a little as I want to be ready to craft again tomorrow.

Making a card for our son, well trying to.

 Looking up the table

Actual desk

 Card I made for DH.

Make and take for the Craft Group I went to

Below ready for my class on the 15th Feb, it is tidy sometimes lol

 Ladies at work

Flowers I had ordered to take for mum - I have enjoyed looking at them but wish they had gone where intended.

Better stop there. I will visit as many desks as I can. If you want to know more about WOYWW then click on the link at the side of my blog.

Hope to be back next week.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


I'm back! Had hoped that I could do better and post at least once a week but life has a way of changing our plans. Life has been busy but also some family issues have dragged me down a little and I've not felt like doing much at all at times and lost my mojo a bit. Anyway had to pull myself together as I have a class on Saturday ( well weather permitting)  and some other things going on next week. 

Am also supposed to be showing some crafters (ex WI craft group ) some examples of what you can do with a Big Shot - one lady has bought one but has very little idea of what to do with it. Also promised a little Make and Take - I so wish I hadn't said I 'd do it - it's on Thursday and have enough to prep for my class, sigh, I never learn. 

My desk/AKA dining room is a lot messier than last time I showed it to you! I've a lot of tidying up before Saturday!

Main working area - as I left it tonight ( Tuesday )

To the left of the one above. Using the red card and some of the paper plus others for class cards. 
Hope the ladies like them. l try and share next week. 

As I said not made a lot but below a box for a present 

A card and another little gift

 Some treats for my grandsons for Valentines Day

Treats for our granddaughters 

So very short and sweet for me - I will visit all who visit me and attempt more. 
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Hopefully back soon. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2020


Hello all.
I did do a post for last week and then completely forgot on Wednesday to post!!! I hadn't been feeling very well and was also trying to get ready for a class - think I just lost the plot for a while :-)

Had a very successful class, nine ladies - hectic but a lot of fun.
Week before I went to a Pink Night hosted by my friend. She cooked for 13 , we had a quiz and a raffle and lots of fun. Everyone makes a donation for a cancer charity that she chooses. 
Yesterday lunch out with two friends.

I have been continuing with my major decluttering - a bit at a time- getting there.

So to my desk/work space

A sight you don't see very often- my actual desk ( was a washstand a long time ago - quite old as is the chair) it is not usually this clear.

Where I have been working today.

All ready and waiting last Saturday

Ladies at work - one of them brought some Bucks Fizz - those not driving had some at end of class :-)

A bookmark I made for each of them

The three cards and a Gift Wallet we made

A small inspiration display - do you remember the printers tray I was working on last year ( it;s at the back - I had to postpone this class from last year

Above you ca see a small ( exploding box)
below is the box opened. There is a mini box inside - it can hold a Ferrero Rocher or similar

Have started another display for my next class

A card for my Great Niece

Below a card to congratulate my friend on her three years as an SU demonstrator

Card for Mum, she was 91 last Saturday, this time last year she was very ill in hospital :-(

Everything looks better in real life, the light was terrible.

I will be round the admire as many desks as I can.

I responded to the appeal for joey pouches etc to help with the rescue of animals in Australia. I only managed to crochet one pouch before they asked crafters to pause due to the overwhelming response to the appeal. Managed to get it to the drop off point ready for the stock take here,
items will then be taken over to Australia and distributed. I am hoping others will have made liners as there was not enough time for me to do them.

See you soon.

Wednesday, 8 January 2020


Well a week gone already. I have not been crafting! Last Friday I took my friend out for lunch and to do some shopping. I have been putting away decorations and craft stuff and cleaning my dining room , moving furniture etc.
It was going well until we woke on Sunday morning to a boiler that was as dead as a dodo! So lit the woodburner and pretty much stayed in the lounge! Ventured out to make lunch and hot drinks!  It was repaired on Monday and heating back on at approx 3pm. I stayed calm. Thank goodness it was still under warranty or there would have been a hefty bill £650+

I need to start doing some crafting soon as I have nine ladies on 18th Jan! Too many in one go really but didn't like to say no! Story of my life!

So here is  a very uninteresting space!

 Last few bits to go away!

Hopefully ready to start creating by weekend. Going to come and visit your desks, looking for inspiration :-)

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

WOYWW 1st January 2020

Hello fellow deskers. Just wanted to pop on say
Happy New Year

I did a little crafting yesterday- made some bags for treats for my sister's grandchildren who have had a difficult few months. I am in process of sorting and cleaning the room!

 The bags - filled with chocolate

Cheers- a cheeky pink gin!

We are going to enjoy a Chinese Takeaway and a drop of Prosecco :-)
Our sons and their families are celebrating together , in Yorkshire this year. Love that they all get together and get on! Matthew the eldest is On Call  tomorrow so no partying as  such but I'm sure they are having fun!

I hope you all have/ have had a lovely evening and I wish you all the very best for 2020.
Special thoughts to all in Australia. X

Wednesday, 18 December 2019


Hello all. Thank you for all the kind comments last week.

Well last night saw me visiting Aunt , in hospital again. This time on other side of B.ham to where my brother and I live.
She was taken in again last Saturday. Infection in face.

She is of sound mind, so if she wants to go home she can. My brother and I again stressed she needs care in place - she doesn't want it! If she suffered with dementia I would feel more sympathetic but she is selfish - always has been - never married was looked after by my Grandmother - who did exactly as she was ordered to. She doesn't think about the consequences to others of her stubbornness. ☹️

It is only three weeks today since she came out of hospital last time. Of course I will keep an eye on her etc would not see her suffer but have to step back a little so that she can see she needs more help and for my well being.

Last Friday brother and I did the 300 miles round trip,l trek south to visit mum. She looked well, though frail and thin. She wanted Christmas music on. We all sang along and reminisced about past times when we were little. A lovely afternoon. No moaning from mum!

I have been finishing cards to send and little gifts.

Yesterday my 12 year old GD spent a few hours with us ( she finished school last Friday) her sister is poorly and off school and she was getting a bit bored so came to us. I took her to visit a friend, then she helped sort paper and card. Later we crafted, then I had hairdressers and then hospital visit to see Aunt.

Had my final meeting at WI - The Christmas Party. Not the best.

Today need a final trip to shops. ☹️

Desk getting tidier, Ella ( GD ) helped a lot yesterday. She likes things to be tidy! :-)


 With my baby brother :-)
 Flowers we took mum

My tree and Star.
I just love the reflections in the windows, quite magical

If I don't make it on next week would like to wish all of you the happiest Christmas. 
Thanks for reading. Will be around visiting as many as I can.


Thank you for the kind comments re mum and my Aunt last week. Mum ok and I hope to see her soon. My Aunt is moving to a Nursing Home for r...