Tuesday, 11 November 2014

WOYWW 284 etc etc

Hello and I've made it this time!!!!! I will do my WOYWW bit first ! I had fully intended to post last week - took the photo Tuesday evening and then completely lost the plot. I remember on Wednesday morning seeing that LLJ had posted and thought I wonder why on Tuesday morning? On Thursday I though uh uh I've got me days mixed up :-) When - well if you read the etc etc you might understand :-)

Anyway my desk - well the table is a tip as I am now trying to make some stuff for a Charity Christmas Fair that I rashly agreed to take part in - I really should engage brain before opening mouth but I never learn.
Yesterday morning the table/room were all tidy - after I'd cleared up the aftermath of my all day workshop - didn't last long - being tidy I mean.

Above was trying out some ideas for gift tags.

Below a view all along the table!!!

The hearts are a project I am also working on - hopefully more of that later.

So that's it for my desk. Not heard of WOYWW - surely there's no one left that hasn't - or not joined in yet then pop along to Julia's Blog and join in.

I will visit anyone who visits me and all those ending with same number as me. Below the etc etc if you're interested.

The etc etc

Since I last posted it has all been happening - well when doesn't it? To think I thought I might get bored if I retired lol
Thursday 30th October - went to see consultant re my knee and the arthroscopy . Apparently the cartilage was torn and had been catching between bones - hence awful pain. I found out that they had shaved the cartillage. However the arthritis in right side of same knee is bad :-( so to cut a long story short - one day when I can't stand pain, loss of mobilty etc etc than I will be a candidate for a knee replacement.
After the trip to hospital went to have tea with my granddaughter as it was her 5th birthday. Lots of fun.

31st October decorate cake for GD's birthday party on the Sunday also get ready for eldest son and family to arrive for weekend. Went to youngest son's house, eldest and family arrive and children have tea. DH and I come home. Sons, wives and children get dressed up and go to visit my friend for trick and treat fun. All back here and children watch DVD adults have a take away and chill. All children stop the night!

1st Nov - eldest GD up at 6.15!!!! Not long before rest arrive downstairs. Later they all go out so that I can prepare for evening. All arrive back, get dressed up again and go for spooky walk in woods, call at another friend's house and then bring him back and we all have dinner - Halloween party for children.

2nd Nov - we all meet up for lunch for GD's birthday. After lunch eldest son and family return to Yorkshire and we came home to collapse :-)
Had a wonderful time though. That was the short version!!!!

Phoebe's cake - not very good light.

Monday 3rd Nov - out all day with friends.
Tuesday 4th Nov - sugar craft then out for lunch

5th, 6th, 7th Nov preparing for all day class here ( oh and a morning shopping)

8th Nov
Let the card making begin!!! Had 8 ladies here and they made 24 cards each. Some were fairly simple and they made mulitiples of those designs and then 6 individual ones. my friend made lunch which was amazing- chicken tagine, roasted veg , couscous, homemade bread for dipping. Two deserts and biscuits for morning coffee and cake for afternoon tea. DH made special coffees for anyone who wanted them and also tidied up. Had a great time but boy was I tired when I sat down that night. Photos to follow!

Above tables ready and waiting. I made goody bags and little gifts for everyone.

Some ladies at work.

Some finished cards
 Some more
 and some more

And finally - if you've lasted this long

Some inspiration.

Thanks for looking- espeially if you got this far- hopefully back next week :-) x


  1. I reached the end but now need a long lie down to recover :-) You knee situation all sounds so familiar to me...I had the scrape off the cartilage op in 2000 and that was followed up in 2005 with a knee replacement [only age 47 then!]. Trust me when I say it changed my life though....I made a good recovery and to be ache/pain free was wonderful.
    Really love the gorgeous cards that were made by all....how lovely to get together like that.
    Annie x # 26

  2. How lovely to do a card day like that...I've catered for Julia's workshops too! All your work is beautiful Anne...hope the craft fair goes well :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

  3. Ouch, Anne - that sounds really painful. I'm just glad you've had all the etc's to take your mind off it. Did you make that fantastic cake? If so, wow! (Well, even if not, it's still wow!!) Wish I could have joined you for the workshop - it looked such fun, and the finished cards were brill. Hope you get some rest for that knee, this week. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 7

  4. Fabulous post and love the Christmas cards! That Frozen cake is amazing!! TFS

    Karon #54
    Karon's Krafty Korner

  5. Not considering your knee problems you had a lovely and busy week with cool card making!
    Gabriele 28

  6. I love your extended post, and your inspiration photo. I am very partial to turquoise and teal. My all time fave is SU! Baka breeze. Thanks for visiting earlier.

  7. You are such a busy bee! I bet your students were happy to make so many cards! They'll be set for the holidays, won't they. My favorite one is the one with the little car with a tree on top. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Good luck with your fair
    Happy Thursday! (sorry I'm late)

  9. I made it to the end and enjoyed looking at all those lovely cards you and the ladies made!
    Oh dear, that knee sounds painful, ouch! Hope you can have something done about it soon.
    Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder,
    Have a good week,
    Sorry I'm late but I take my time going through them all. (I enjoy reading all the blogs and look at the photos)

  10. So glad that you have some relief now from the pain in your knee, even if someday you may need to have it replaced, Anne. I needed to be at your workshop. I needed cards this past week "thought" of making some when the ones I saw at the store were horrible, but ended up buying some at another store. Your Frozen cake is fabulous! I so admire you artistry! xx

  11. Geesh! I think I'll just keep working. I don't have the energy for retirement! lol Glad to see all of your great projects. April #68

  12. Gosh Anne, I'm exhausted after reading about your week. I suppose it's good to know that there is the solution of a replacement in the future though I'm not sure it helps to know that you have to be in agony before you qualify to have the op done :( The birthday cake is a stunner and I love all the cards that were created. I suppose it is hopeless to suggest you take it easy over this coming week ... whatever, have a good one :) Elizabeth x #70

  13. Oh I sometimes lose the plot too Anne... in fact quite frequently ;D
    Lots of interesting things to see and read here. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
    I hope you find some relief for your knee .. there's nothing worse than being in pain constantly.
    Take care and thanks for visiting me earlier
    Enjoy your weekend ;D

  14. Hi Anne,loved the interesting post, and gorgeous pictures. Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #20

  15. Have tried typing a message but get to third line and it disappears. Sorry to hear about your knees. Love all the etc etc. Sounds like great fun. Thanks for coming and visiting my desk this week. I am so late getting around but it seems something always gets in my way of desk hopping! Have a great rest of the week. Vickie #43

  16. Gosh Anne, I am exhausted reading through all your busy life, but those beautiful cards, as a result of your teaching, must be very satisfying. Well done,
    And thanks for visitng me adn the lovely comments you left.
    Chris #8


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