Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Hello everyone. Couldn't manage a visit last week :-( just knew I wouldn't have a lot of time to visit others either - so doesn't seem fair) missed you all.
Last week saw a lot of paper crafting as I prepare for my all day class on 8th November - never done an all day one before - eek! My friend is doing lunch for everyone - I am excited as well as a tad nervous . making 24 cards. Some are quite simple - and they will make 4 of each of 4 designs, then 2 of 2 stepped up designs and then , 2 shaker cards and two more detailed ones- I hope they like them all. When it's over I will post more details.
It was good to have a lot of crafting to do as I was not able to go out I still can't drive - another 4 weeks yet the physio said - though they are very pleased with my progress.  DH was at our son's house quite a lot as they are having some work done and needed someone there when they couldn't be. Also our D.I.L. was unwell and had to go to two medical appointments so couldn't be there. Did get my hair done ( hairdresser comes to me) so that made me feel better. On Sunday we were invited to have dinner with our son and family so that was lovely.  I also managed to get to Sugar Craft so that was good and I enjoyed seeing everyone.
Well on to WOYWW ( if you don't know what I'm on about then pop over to Julia's Place and find out more)
I have put most of my paper crafting stuff away until Sunday as my eldest son and family are visiting at the weekend and we will all get together for dinner on Saturday evening and I will need to use the big dining table. I have been trying to catch up with sugar craft projects as well and they are still on the table so that's what I'm showing you this week. They are not brilliant - I missed a class and have rushed to catch up.

Hopefully they will look better when finished and all put together!

I was surprised when I went out in the garden yesterday at how lovely these pots still looked.

A busy week this week. Yesterday I went out to lunch with friends. They have been so good collecting me etc. Today I went to see physio who was very pleased with my progress. Tomorrow my D.I.L. and granddaughters are taking me out :-) , Thursday I have to make youngest GD's cake ready to decorate on Friday and I am going to see consultant Thursday afternoon re knee. On Friday eldest son and family arrive and then it's all go for the weekend. Hope to blog about it all next week. 
Anyway I will visit all who visit me and who end with same number as me and as many more as I can. Bye till next time. 


  1. Hi Anne, I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! It sounds like your friends and family have been taking good care of you and that you've been getting out and about and having fun. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Busy lady! I had to look again to prove that those flowers of yours were made from sugar! Impressive! #4

  3. Was reading your side bar while the post loaded - and from reading the post, it doesn't sound like you would have had time to work! love the flowers, there is so much colour still this year, it is wonderful. Hope the appointment about the knee shows it's healing well. Helen 2

  4. You sound to be competing with me for being busy Anne :-) Glad to hear your knee is going along well and your family and friends are looking after you well. Good luck with the day of card making.
    Annie x # 26

  5. Not brilliant??? Anne, those flowers are stunning! Looking forward to seeing them on a cake.
    Glad you are feeling a bit better - all this dashing about, and being taken places sounds like good therapy to me!
    Wish I lived near enough to join in that all day workshop - sounds great, and SO much will be achieved!
    Take care. Have a great weekend with your family. God bless.
    Margaret #16

  6. ah Anne in spit of your knee you certainly are very busy indeed and those flowers are lovely great strong colour very cheery well done on all those cards too, every blessing of the LORD health wise too :D Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #25

  7. I'm glad that things are improving, knee wise! Take care and hope it's even better this week, especially with your family looking after you so well.
    I love your sugar paste flowers...they look amazing to me, even though you said they were rushed!
    Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

  8. A blog post filled with beautiful flowers!!! So lovely! I hope you continue to recover quickly!

    Jeannie #27

  9. Hi Anne, for a lady with a poorly knee, you are certainly getting a lot done! Pleased that things are going well, physio can be hard work, but does pay off in the end. You are not giving yourself enough credit with the sugar paste, they look amazing to me. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

  10. Hi Anne - glad you're on the mend. The sugar flowers look lovely. Have a great time with the family. Hugs, Chris # 24

  11. Wow you are one busy lady! Like me...only yours has bit more fun stuff thrown in the mix. I'm moving out of a house into a small apartment. Which is not very fun. Thanks for the earlier visit! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #48

  12. Well, Anne, I for one think your sugarcraft flowers are perfect! They are amazing - so beautiful! This craft is a complete closed book to me but I am full of admiration for what people do - stunning. Your real flowers are lovely too! I am glad you are on the road to recovery, albeit slowly - these things do take time. You certainly have been busy and no wonder you were AWOL last week with all that going on! Hope DIL will be OK, too.

    Thank you for your lovely comment - and I am sure you are right that my creative mojo's absence is due to frainbog and feeling totally lousy! I'm glad you like what I've done on the scarf. Once I repeat it at the other end, and fill in the middle, I shall probably be more satisfied with it! I'm having a very bad day today after a run-in with Mum this a.m. She is incredibly selfish and demanding and the stress it generates is so bad for my health. My hubby has been totally wonderful as always, and acted as a buffer, and a hug provider!!!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #30

  13. My goodness busy, busy, busy!!! The flowers are very pretty and I have no clue what sugarflowers are lol! Things in my garden don't look nearly that nice, it's fall and falling here!
    Angie #59

  14. I love your sugar flowers they look brilliant and wow what a busy time you are having, do slow down and enjoy yourself and those potted flowers look so healthy. I hope your knee gets better soon.

    Sorry just getting to visit till now, DD stole my computer and I didn't want to reply on the iPad as it takes forever.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #9
    Thanks for visiting and happy WOYWW

  15. Your sugar flowers and your flowers look so pretty, Anne! It sounds like you are one very busy lady! I'm so glad that you are making excellent progress!! Happy WOYWW and thanks for coming by to see me!! Enjoy the coming week!! Hugs, Darnell #66

  16. Lovely flowers, both real and sugar. Will we see the sugar ones when they are used? Please.
    Good luck with the class, don't wear yourself out - that is one heck of a lot of cards.
    Hugs, & Thanks for the visit earlier - Neet 29 xx

  17. So glad for your positive progress on all fronts, Anne! I think you do beautiful work...now if I could just convince you that you do :) xx

  18. Hi Anne,

    I bet your all day class went great. It sounds like you had lots of activities planned! Your flowers look wonderful as well. Everything here has gone to bed for the winter. It sounds like you are reccouperating nicely. I found out last week that I need a total knee replacement. Since I had my right knee done in 2010 I know exactly what I'm in for!

    The craft fair is fun. This year I tried really hard not to stress over it. I always think I don't have enough made up but it always turns out fine. Please let me know how you do and what you think of the experience. Be sure to engage with people as they walk by. That's sometimes difficult for me but I do it. I hate going up to booths and the artisans don't even look up!

    Thanks for visiting. I've been silent for way too long!



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