Tuesday, 1 November 2016


Thank you for your kind comments last week. as always I've had a busy week but all good - I'm almost afraid to say that. More of what I've been up to at the end for anyone who would like to know.
On to my desk though as that's what WOYWW is all about. Want to know more please look at lovely Julia's Blog and learn more.

Well I am still in the throes of prepping for the big All Day Class - it's getting closer. Had DH cut out 78 reindeer yesterday. As I have a lot of ladies coming along I will have to have prepped a lot - usually they would do more themselves. Sure though we will have fun and I know all the food will be fab. I mentioned last week a lady new to crafting was coming along. Julia suggested I showed her a few things beforehand. Good advice, but she has some family problems at the moment and might not be able to come. If she can't I will try and arrange another time for her.

So are you ready for my desk :-) :-) - well it's not just on my desk, but everywhere else as well!!! Sorry bit photo heavy Julia.

So what else did I manage to do since last week? I made a birthday cake for my granddaughter Phoebe. She was seven on Sunday. Also made her a card, and some very small Halloween treats for all my grandchildren.
Below a card I made for a swap. Had to use greys with an accent colour.

On Thursday my sons and their families ,DH and I  all met up in Matlock for a get together. A lovely walk on Thursday afternoon and dinner on the evening.
On Friday we all went to Gullivers Kingdom- a lot of walking up and down hills :-) DH and I managed some gentle rides - thought I was going to be unable to get up from the log flume ride as my joints are very stiff. We had lots of fun watching the children play together. That evening we had a lovely dinner at The Red Lion . We were all shattered afterwards and were early to bed.
Saturday saw us check out of our hotel and then meet up in Bakewell. There was a lovely farmers Market. A walk and then lunch. We all said bye bye at about three o clock and headed home. So lovely that we could be together. ( Our eldest, Matthew lives in Holmfirth - Jonathan and family live not far from us in West Mids)
Saw Jonathan and family again on Sunday as it was Phoebe's birthday. Monday was taken up with chores and then crafting. Today Sugar Craft and a bit more paper crafting.
As always DH has got a cough - seems to happen every year about now :-( hope he doesn't get as poorly as last year!!! Will visit as many as I can tomorrow.

A few photos from our visit to Derbyshire

Three of our grandchildren were up there.

One of my D's. I. L. , our eldest grandson.

DH playing on a digger :-)



  1. Hi Anne, I lost my blog list a while back and just realized that you weren't on my rebuilt list. So, I've added you back.. I've missed you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Like you we've had happy family together times this week....nothing like it is there? Good luck with the whole day workshop.
    Annie x #13

  3. Hi Anne, Looks like you have been very busy with crafting and adventures with the family.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #14

  4. I'm so glad you've had a good week Anne, the time with your family sounded wonderful!!
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

  5. Hi anne, what a great day out you had. Looks such fun. Nice crafting shots too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #22 xxx

  6. being well prepared is probably the trick to success, Happy WOYWW Vicky #25

  7. Sounds like you're ready to rock that workshop! I must say, I would probably find it a bit daunting to take on such a big class, but that's just me! I just believe you made your hubby cut out 78 x reindeer - I hope he didn't have to hand cut them! If that's not devotion, I don't know what is, LOL! Have a happy week and good luck with your workshop! zsuzsa #31

  8. Fab desk and craft space, hope the all day class goes well. Well done to your DH for doing all that cutting out!

    Belated Happy Birthday to your granddaughter

    Lovely Halloween treats and pix too

    Happy WOYWW

    No. 34

  9. Sounds like you had a great time with your Grandchildren and children - I'm still waiting for the Grandchildren experience! You have been very busy prepping for your class - you must have a lot of people attending! Hope it all goes well, Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

  10. What a lovely place Bakewell is. Did you have any of the Tart or Pudding? Fabulous place to meet up with the family.
    The last picture of your desk shots - I thought it was a mask I was seeing - does anyone else see that - turned out to be pots, pens and markers?
    That is a nice card with the teddy on it, love the grey with the pink accent colour - very classy.
    Hugs and thanks for visiting me, Neet 5 xx

  11. Looks like you will be ready for the class. Wonderful photos to view. It makes me happy to see fun family times together. Have a Wonderful Wednesday and terrific week. LisaDV #37

  12. Sounds like a busy week with fun family times. Good for your hubby helping you out with the reindeer - not sure I could rope mine in to help.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon k #38

  13. wow, what a lot you packed in to a week! hope the workshop goes well. yay for your hubby cutting the reindeer! Helen #2

  14. I do like those family days out, they are definitely where memories are made. And I really like Bakewell, lovely place.
    I think you are very kind to make a special effort to help your new student, hope she manages to come and get lots out of it.
    Chris #7

  15. Looks like you've been too busy for crafting. I so love Bakewell, one of my most favourite places to visit though we don't get there so much now though we will be passing through there soon as we are going to Macclesfield soon. Hope the workshop goes well. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy crafty WOYWW, Angela x 19

  16. Hello Anne. I just have to say WOW that is alot of prep work and what great number of women coming to your craft event. Do hope the new friend you mention will get to make it but still to make time if she cant is very sweet of you. What a great time you had with your family. Have a fantastic week and thanks for visiting me earlier. Hugs-Anne L#1

  17. Happy Belated WOYWW. How wonderful that your DH helps with the crafting. I cannot imagine my hubby cutting out a single reindeer - although he is actually a very good sketcher/cartoonist. He was not encouraged in childhood, so rarely picks up a pencil. I love Matlock, but have not been for years. I remember going to a fantastic antiques centre near there (me and hubby love to spend some time browsing around antiques) - and, of course, the bakery is an essential visit! Ali x #11

  18. Wonderful desk shares all over Anne, lovely creations you've made too.
    Running bit late here....
    Thanks for popping over and for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


I love receiving comments and promise I will read them all.


Hello all. I have missed you as yet again I have been missing! Sadly on 8th January Mum was taken into hospital. At first told pneumonia, ...