Tuesday, 10 October 2017

WOYWW 346 and other stuff

Hello. Apologies Julia, this will go on a bit - sorry.

Well I'd hoped to report in last Wednesday!!!! However I was unable to access t'internet - so frustrating. You see I went to THE CROP - oh yes I did - and DH and I stayed in Wales for the week and although I did have internet till Tuesday it then just wouldn't play at all!!! So I am a bit late reporting in. Anyway I had a fabulous day. It was great to meet Julia, Jan, Margaret, Neet,Annie,Chris, Sarah and Sarah's friend, Eva - who I chatted to for quite a while, Dolores and Bishop's Mate - Chris I did very little crafting, will show you later but lots of chatting and food - all fabulous!!! DH had a great time as well - he enjoyed chatting to everyone.

So to my desk first - I took two photos earlier today ( Tues) but then did do some crafting - for therapy - will tell you more shortly - so took another.

I have been busy trying to prep for my next class, though my heart was not really in it today. :-(

It's not dreadfully interesting but there we go. I will visit other deskers- as many as I can fit in. Definitely all who visit me, end in same number as me and some favourites.

The Crop 


 Below Margaret and Neet making ribbon cards.

 Above is me, Elizabeth and Chris - we are also in another online group and it was lovely to meet them.
 Above my dumphing - spelling Annie ? I thoroughly enjoyed trying this. Annie is a great teacher.
 I took a kit - I didn't have much time beforehand to sort out anything, also some crochet. All I did was put a layer on the card above and place the leafy bits- didn't get stuck down lol
 Above again the lovely swaps I received. Just a little taster of the day.

DH and I really had a lovely week in Wales- I think that needs another post though. I very much needed the break.

Today has been very difficult. Mum was transferred, via ambulance back to Somerset. Because she has still not sold her property she could not go to rehab up here. So eight weeks to the day she came from the very same Cottage Hospital she returned. It took over five hours to get back. It was awful saying goodbye. She looked so old and frail and was frightened.  It is one of the hardest things I have done. She is safely back and settled in.( My sister was there to greet her at the other end) I was at hospital last night until late as she was very distressed, I had no sleep and went back at eight this morning. She was due to go at nine but the ambulance was stuck in traffic and so it was 11.15 before she left.
 It is so sad her belongings are scattered at my house, my brother's and still some in her bungalow. Just have to reassure her that all will be well. It breaks my heart and I have shed many tears today. Anyway enough. I am sorry Julia this is not what WOYWW is about I know. But my day with you all helped me immensely. Love and hugs to all.


  1. Goodness.. you had many happy then sad times. But that is how life is, I guess.. at least you did have some good times first. I hope you get your mum sorted out very soon. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. oh, Anne, what a trial you are having; I hope it all gets sorted soon. On a happier note, what great pics from the crop! Hope your internet stays on now! Helen #2

  3. It was great to meet up with you at the Crop, hope to meet again soon over a couple of stamps and coffee!!
    The main point here is that you have done your very best for your Mam, and will continue to do so I am sure.
    How lovely to be able to stay on in Wales, I had hoped to but couldn't find a hotel for the chickens!!
    Take care of yourself.
    Christine #10

  4. Morning Anne. You have no idea how thrilled I was to read that you had your full week away. I quite possibly WAS in the church building if you came by on the Thursday - I was in Step Inside - I wouldn't have had long to talk, as it was manic - took over £250 in less than 2 hours!!!
    But, what a disappointing time you have had since. I am so sorry - the NHS is wonderful, but doesn't really do joined up thinking, does it? Now you are all back at square one, and all to do again. I do trust the house sells soon, and then the proper care can be put into place in all the right places!
    Take care, girl. It was so lovely to meet you. God bless.
    Margaret #1

  5. Life goes up and down, and you don't have to appologize for spilling your sorrow and sadness in a post, we are all here to support each other, not only in the crafting area... Aren't we the lucky ones to have our crafting/art to get to when times are tough?! I wish I could visit the annual woyww crop some day... I'll buy a lottery-ticket this week - keep your fingers crossed! Big hug from Holland, Marit #16

  6. Oh I am sorry that things are panning out this way...I hoping that the bungalow will sell soon and you can get her closer then you won't be tired having to travel all the time. I hope the holiday in Wales gave you a bit of respite at least. It was fab to meet you in person and lovely to chat - that pic of you, Elizabeth and Chris is a real peach!
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

  7. Anne, don't apologise for sharing your worries here; that's one of the great things about this group. It was so good to meet you at the crop, sorry we didn't get to chat much. Hope your mum settles back in Somerset and that things are on a more even keel soon. Hugs Sarah #20

  8. Oh goodness, I wish all the best for your mum, and hope things will get sorted for her soon. And for you all too, it's of course very stressful for all concerned. Big hugs! Glad to hear you all had fun at the Crop! Looks like you all had a great time :) Happy WOYWW xo Cheetarah #13

  9. It looks as if all you girls had a great time together, and what lovely stuff you were producing. Just what you need to take your mind off such worrying family troubles, which I hope will be resolved. We have lurched from crisis to crisis with my mum (now 96) but she is in residential care, and even though she doesn't like it, she is very well cared for. It is a worry, though.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #3

  10. Pleased to see you back on-line. Great photographs too. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x7x

  11. Hi Anne, so sorry to hear of the troubles with your mother. No wonder you are not feeling crafty. Sending you a big hug and hoping all gets resolved soon, Heather #32 x

  12. Lovely photos of the crop - looks like you all had such a great time. I hope everything gets sorted soon for your mum, it must be such a worry, but you are doing everything you possibly can. I remember finding that often what we wanted for mum didn't always match what the authorities wanted and it was a difficult and emotional time all round. Good luck with it all.
    Diana x #9

  13. Your weekend away at the crop gave you a break you are so lucky to meet with other crafters. Hope all will be sorted with your mother shortly and you can relax a little. Anickoana #29

  14. Hello Anne. You are blessed to be able to get to see our crafty desk divas in person. I live in the US so not really possible. I love when I get together with my crafty friends. It's like a vitamin. I am sorry to hear about your mom. I hope she is healing fast. Just find time to let your stress escape because it isn't healthy for you too. Thanks for the visit.
    Have a blessed day and I am sending you a virtual hug.
    Belinda #24

  15. So glad you enjoyed the crop - what a great bunch they all are. Sending you a big hug - you need it. Hope your Mum is Ok. Life is so hard at times like that. xx Jo #23

  16. Thank you for your return visit, Anne, and for your lovely comment. I've just got to keep going and get through the health problems! Things could be a lot worse so I can't complain. Glad you enjoyed seeing the kittens' antics! As for my studio, I feel incredibly blessed to have such a lovely room and only wish I could spend more time in there!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #3

  17. Today (Friday) is the first day I've been able to get to my WOYWW friends! So I apologize for the lateness! I feel for you with your mother, you want what's best for her, it must be very hard on you and your siblings. I'm very lucky that my mother at 83 is strong and healthy. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time at the crop, a little bit if you time! And I would love to visit Wales someday! Thanks for your earlier visit, have a great week! Lindart #26

  18. Hi Anne, so sorry that you are going through such a worrying time right now. I,too, hope that things will get better in time. It seems unnecessarily​ cruel to send your mum back in the circumstances. It sounds like your holiday in Wales did you some good. It was really nice to meet you on what was a very enjoyable day. Alan and I were sorry when it came to an end. Crafting isn't just therapeutic, it's helped us make so many wonderful friends too. Have a good weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #28

  19. Oh, Anne, my heart bleeds for you. I went through something similar with an aunt who had looked after me when I was small so mum could go to work. It is heartbreaking but you have to be strong for your mum. You are doing all that you can to ensure she will be safe and happy later.
    It took a lot of work to find a place for MIL who needed 24 hour care but in the end things worked out for us and we got lovely service from a lovely home and staff. Service sounds wrong but I can't think of another word to encompass everything. Check the
    Ofsted reports online, that is where I started for MIL.
    Thinking of you , take care of yourself too, you need rest and TLC too.
    Hugs, Neet (a week late because of Internet over here)


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