Tuesday, 14 October 2014

WOYWW 280 (etc if you want to read on :-)

Hello again. I had every intention of joining in last week but it was not to be. Since my last visit I prepped for my Class on the 4th Oct. Had a rest on the Sunday and then it was all go - but with enjoyable things - more afterwards. Thought I'd do WOYWW first cos don't want Boss lady to tel me off :-) and I know some of you are busy and it's my desk you have come for.
Many thanks for all who visited last time - much appreciated. As always I will visit all who visit me and those ending with same number as me.
Well my class went very well and the ladies all enjoyed it and were keen to book up for the next one - which I hope I can be ready for!!!

We made these cards and a box.

I also made some other bits and pieces .

Another play with another Christmas set.
And when we were asked out to tea on Sat evening I decided to have a quick play with a die from Stampin Up - called Curvy Keepsake - I have a lot of plans for this but these were done very quickly and filled with chocolate eye balls and creepy fingers - my granddaughters loved them!! 

After all this - this was my work space I am in process of getting sorted for all day class I mentioned- had to stop for a bit - see later on!
So my work space as of Sunday evening as I've not touched it since.

Above area I was working in - fairly tidy with a little peek at side of all day class projects.

Below a view down the table of stuff I am using. 

If you want to see much more interesting desks than mine click on button in sidebar  WOYWW

Also made these as well 
The new baby card was for my nephew and his wife. My great nephew Jack was born last Wednesday !!!!!
As I said last week was busy. I had Sugar Craft, then out on Wednesday for lunch with a friend of many years. On Thursday I took delivery of new blinds for my kitchen. I've waited for a long time for them to made - long story and now I'm not sure I really like them :-(  On Thursday afternoon I had one lady who had to miss class last Saturday and wanted to make the cards etc. Then on Friday I went out again for lunch - this time accompanied by Champagne - all very civilised and delicious. 
As I said we were out to tea on Saturday evening at my son's house - had a lovely time with him, our D.I.L. and granddaughters. Sunday was a bit fraught I was trying to get a lot done, DH was trying to fit the blinds ( fraught with difficulties) I made a cake in preparation for our GD's birthday and then went to do something else. DH heard the timer ring but didn't call me- one 9" sponge that was not cooked in centre. Outside was ok - but I will have to start again at some point. 
Yesterday I finally had the arthroscopy - I did not go down until 4.10 pm and finally got home at 8.30 last night. Had to have general anaesthetic. Didn't feel too bad last night but have felt very tired and a bit down today - guess it's the anaesthetic. Not really in pain as such and am able to move around quite well- just not felt up to much today. Here is my enormous bandage!! :-) 

I was not given any feedback last night so don't know what/if they found out what caused the dreadful pain earlier in the year!!! Anyway that's all for now folks. Good to be joining in this week. 


  1. Oh you poor thing.. I'm glad what they did to you doesn't hurt badly! I'm glad you're getting to spend lots of good times with your family. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. What a fab lot of cards and boxes you've made...well done you. Your bandaging on your knee brings back painful memories for me 😣 really hope it heals quickly for you and it's solved the problem you had with your knee.
    Annie x. #18

  3. You just rest up, take it easy and hopefully you'll improve quickly. :-)
    Love all the star things you've made, especially the boxes and Christmas cards...just my cup of tea!
    Hugs, LLJ 23 xx

  4. Phew I feel worn out, you sound like one busy lady but at least now you are resting up. I hope you are soon feeling better and back on your feet, anaesthetic can take awhile to get out of your system.
    Take care
    Hugs Lisax #31

  5. Ouch!! I hope you are feeling better soonest!!! Gorgeous cards, and great inspiration!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #21

  6. Is that a star shaped box?!
    Lots of happy well wishes for you x
    Happy WOYWW

  7. Wow, you've been very busy with your crafting! Great cards and boxes! Hope your leg gets better soon. Take it easy! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #50

    1. Hi there looked at your page - fabulous work. Thanks for visiting. Anne x

  8. AW bless you - I hope that knee heals well and you are soon skipping aound. What a lot of fab stuff you have been busy with - makes me feel quite lazy. x Jo

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog for coffee. :) Thanks again for the tip too. I do hope that you feel better very soon. Darn anesthetic does tend to wreak havoc. Love those star shaped boxes. Cards are beautiful too. :)

  10. Oh your poor knee....sending healing vibes.
    So glad the workshop worked out so well, nothing like a last minute deadline to keep you in your toes!

  11. Hi Anne - I hope the leg heals really quickly, and you're soon skipping around again. Those cards are great - and I love all the stars, especially the boxes. Congrats on the safe arrival of baby Jack. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 16

  12. Gosh you have been busy, not surprised you haven't done anything on the desk since Sunday, but those star cards are fabulous. Do hope you get good answers about the knee, something like 'we now know what is wrong and we can put it right' That would be great.
    Thanks for visiting my desk and the nice comments.
    Chris #20

  13. Now that looks like a good reason to sit back and let everyone else do the work.
    Hope the healing goes well. Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

  14. It's certainly been one heck of a week for you Anne but I hope your spirits are lifted this evening. Love all the fab projects, especially the star-shaped ones ... are they boxes? Take care and take it easy. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #53

  15. First and foremost, glad the surgery went well and your leg is feeling much better. As for your cards, they are brilliant, love them all. Thanks for sharing, do try and take it easy, put a stool under your desk and keep playing with your creations.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza, Yoda & Flat Susan #42

  16. Thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely cards. I hope that your knee heals quickly.

  17. Fabby cards.

    Congrats on becoming a great aunt.

    Glad you had a lovely time with your family.

    Hope your leg heals up quickly. I'm sending you positive healing thoughts and gentle hugs (((Anne))).

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #35

  18. Poor you, Anne - hope the leg improves really soon. You have my sympathy - I have had too many people poking things into me recently, just to see what's going on! What a busy desk, and lots of interesting creative things going on.

    Thanks for your nice comment, and I'm glad you like all my recent projects. I shall be blogging very soon about the felt, including how I've finished the poppies - they are now attached to a hair clip, and have some gorgeous gold beads in their centres which really set them off! I am soooo enjoying making felt - it's the most fun thing ever, and something I've been wanting to do for ages.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #37

  19. Hi Anne,

    Oh, I hope your knee/leg improves! Believe me, I know what that's like. I had one knee replaced (yep, the whole thing) in 2010 and now I'm trying to make my right knee last as long as possible. It's been bothering me the last couple of weeks and am tempted to call my Dr. for a cortisone shot. Those work wonders!

    Your cards are great. I've been debating about selling my cardmaking supplies because I haven't used them in quite a while. For some reason I don't think I'll be able to bring myself to do it.

    Thanks for visiting my post today. I do love this time of year.


  20. Sorry to hear that things have got you down this week Annie. Just the prepping for the class would wear me out now days. Hope your leg gets to feeling better soon. Love all the beautiful cards you showed us. Very nice! I found a new recipe for a Chocolate Sponge I am going to try. Looks really yummy! Have a great week. Vickie #76

  21. Goodness, Anne. You have had a mixed couple of weeks. I trust the arthroscopy will reveal what caused all the trouble earlier in the year.
    You have made so many cards this last week - well done. They are lovely.
    I bought my calendar blanks from Papermill direct. They do A4 and A£ size - we bought a mixture and have put in our own photos on each page. Reasonable price for a present.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #6

  22. The cards look lovely! I need to get busy and make some for two upcoming B'days and an anniversary. I looked at ones at the store yesterday and they were :(
    I am glad you were able to have your knee tended to and that it is not too painful in this report! xx


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