Tuesday, 18 October 2016

WOYWW


Where have I been - brief account!!!!


Oh dear it's been a while again hasn't it? Thanks for all the lovely comments the last time I posted - especially re my mum. Smiled at a couple of comments commenting on mum enjoying a 'tipple' it was just juice!!! Put it in a wine glass so that she didn't feel too left out. :-)
I have been busy , mum has had two more stays in hospital! She reacted badly to some medication and developed a dreadful rash and it made her quite poorly. So they took her off it, got her right and sent her home. However they didn't do anything else re the problem ( her breathing) that she had medication for!! So breathing got worse and she landed up back in hospital. She is home now and I visited her week before last and then DH and I went to Cornwall for a week for  a much needed break. There is so much more re mum and all the problems and concerns but I'm sure it would be boring to listen to and to be honest I just don't have the energy to explain. :-( Thank you though for caring.

WOYWW

So crafting wise I did manage a class on 1st October which went very well. After that I went down to mum's and then onto Cornwall. Did a little knitting and pom pom making :-)

Now we are back I have been getting ready for three ladies who are coming to craft tomorrow ( they missed the 1st October) and went to Sugar Craft this morning - making an Autumn arrangement.

So this afternoon ( carrying on from yesterday ) I have been starting to sort out makes for my Christmas All Day crafting!! I can't believe that 13 ladies want to come. It will be hectic and chaotic but as long as it's fun that's what's important? Have two ladies who have not been before!!! It's not until November 12th so hopefully time to get organised :-) So I took this photo of my work space just before dinner tonight. Have to get all sorted and cleared by one o clock tomorrow for the three ladies I mentioned earlier!!!










Some makes 








My granddaughter was nine in September - she is a real tomboy and loves football - hence the cake :-)




Below - my daughter in law was 40 and this was her cake!!





Made these pirate goody bags for my granddaughters. My son arranged a surprise picnic and boat trip for my D.I.L.'s 40th birthday and had a bit of a pirate theme for my granddaughters. So the goody bags.





Well I could go on but I won't!!!! If you are wondering about the title WOYWW then do go over to Julia's Blog  find out more and join in.
Thanks for visiting.




24 comments:

  1. So glad you are able to plan in some creative activities making special cards and cakes and such in the midst of the worrisome details of your life. You should feel quite chuffed about your creative efforts in my opinion! I'm cheering you on for your next activities and wish I could take one of your classes :) xx

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  2. Preperations for hosting craft-days and teaching workshops can take a lot of time, I know, but it certainly pays off all the work when you see the smiling and happy faces of the people that come to that day, isn't it? ENjoy the gathering! I love the football-cake... did you make that? Wonderful! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #24

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  3. Hi Anne. Goodness. What a time you have been having. I've been AWOL as well, so haven't been keeping up with everyone's news. I do trust your mum will now begin to recover, and you will feel more confident about her being such a long way away. It's hard as our parents get older, isn't it?
    Lovely cards and gorgeous cakes on your post today!! Well done.
    Take care, dear girl. God bless.
    Margaret #6

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  4. The cakes are works of art in themselves. Love the cards you have made and all the goody bags what a wonderful talent you have. Hope your mum is at least comfortable.... sounds like she is having a tough time and you :(
    sandra de @28

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  5. Hi Anne, I do hope your Mom is doing well, it's such a worry, especially when you are not nearby. Love all your makes, cards and cakes- all gorgeous. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx

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  6. Such a lot in your post today and all of it very eye catching and interesting. Love the cake and the pirate bags are fabulous!
    You have shown uj a wide variety of cards that you have been making and I am sure your ladies both tomorrow and in November will have a great time. Good luck with it all.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

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  7. re the MISTI - I love mine and my friends who have bought one following seeing mine really do seem to like theirs too. It is a boon for someone who has the slightest of a shake when stamping, saves so much cardstock that would otherwise be wasted as it allows you to stamp in the same place over and over again with stamps that you have not had much luck with (I have several of those). You can stamp words around the edge of a circle, do batch stamping so easily especially when Christmas comes around and there are endless other things you can do with this incredible tool.
    Look up 'My Sweet Petunia' and 'Maureen Wong' on 'You Tube' for lots of ideas on how to use the Misti before you make a decision.
    Hope this helps,
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  8. glad to hear your Mum is back home and hopefully doing well enough not to need to go back anytime soon. You need to take time to yourself occasional to recharge your batteries. Wish Iived closer I would come to your crafting day. I was wondering if you made the cakes? Awesome job whoever did and the cards are fantastic! Love them all! Thanks for visiting me earlier! Have a great week! Vickie #11

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  9. Despite all that's going on it looks like you've got a lot of wonderful crafting done! Hope you have fun with your crafting get together. Hopefully the problems with your mum will smooth out - glad she's home.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #34

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  10. Hi Anne, Sorry to hear about your mum. Hope she is doing much better now. Sending her positive healing thoughts.

    What a lovely lot of cards. The cakes look good enough to eat:)

    Bet you will all enjoy the class.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #15

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  11. good to see you again, in between all the drama that has been happening!! Helen #1

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  12. Fab read..I too hosted a play date craft day yesterday... Happy WOYWW. Elaine no. 16

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  13. Sorry to read about your mum and hope she'll be feeling better soon. Fab makes, lots of good stuff going on in this post

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    No. 33

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  14. What great creative space! Gorgeous cards! Have a great week! Heather (waywardgypsy) #50? #51?

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  15. I don't know where to start! I love the cakes and all the gorgeous cards too. Have good crafty week and great woyww, Angela x 17

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  16. Dear Anne, what a lovely, long and newsy post. First let me say I am so sorry about your Mum... it is hard when a loved one is so ill, but I am glad (for you0 that she is home again. Your granddaughter's birthday cake is EXTREME! I'm sure she loved it and I want to know how you achieved that colour green for the icing? It's brilliant! Your Daughter's cake looks Good Enough to EAT! Grin. Thanks for the lovely comment you left me earlier... and Happy WOYWW from Lynne In Canada #3

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  17. Here's hoping everything gets sorted before your crafty ladies come over! Your cards look awesome too And, I'm sure all the birthday goodies were well-received. Have a great week!
    Hope #45

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  18. Sorry your darling mum is still ever so poorly with insufficient attention given to her medical needs, not good. Love your creations good you had break to Cornwall. It's a lovely place. Shaz in Oz.x 31

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  19. What a time you've been having and so many 'makes' too - I hope your mum is doing well now, that must be a real worry for you. I love the cakes you've made, they are amazing and so clever. Gorgeous cards too. Hope you have a fun time with your ladies,
    Diana #18

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  20. Lovely cards. Enjoy your class/play time. Happy WOYWW week! LisaDV #35

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  21. Wow, Anne, you are so busy! Glad your Mum is steady for now, it will ease your mind a bit. An all day Christmas with two newbies....that's quite a challenge...do you know if they've done anything? I know it's extra work, but if they are complete newbies, it might be worth inviting them to an hours induction course so that they at least know the basics! Your cards are fab, am amazed at your dedication!

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  22. Happy Belated WOYWW. I hope you managed to finish tidying up before your workshop ladies arrived. So many wonderful creations - and that cake is amazing. Ali x #27

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  23. I'm sorry to hear that your mum has been poorly again - it's tough going backwards and forwards trying to care for them..I know, I did the trip to Wales for four years, every few weeks. You take care too, I'm glad you got away for a break.
    I'm not surprised 13 ladies want to come to your class, you do amazing stuff!
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

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  24. Despite all your woes and worries, you do seem to have managed to do a fair bit of crafting. Sometimes it's a lifeline to sanity, isn't it?

    I'm super late this week, so hope you've had a good one!

    Morti @ 40

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