Wednesday, 15 August 2012

WOYWW 167 & Giveaway

Firstly, I have a ticket for the Great British Craft Festival at Donington Park this weekend.  I am not able to get there, so if anyone would like it, send me an email ( and I will pop it in the post tomorrow.

Secondly, apologies again for not having a current photo of my workspace.  I will sort out my photography issues this week and get something for next week.

Thirdly, before I forget, WOYWW stands for What is on your Workdesk Wednesday and was started by Julia in her wonderful blog, Stamping Ground.  There will be a long list of blogs to look at - add your own and enjoy!

I haven't done a huge amount of crafting this week.  Life seems to get in the way - and during the summer (even when the weather is rubbish) I always end up being outside more.  We were at our local 3-day Agricultural Show yesterday (in the hot sunshine!) - busy buying tractors, water troughs and fertiliser - and will be back there tomorrow for me to do some more fun shopping (riding boots needed) and see some ponies (as well as meet up with friends).  I have to leave early as I have a dentist appointment.  Because of my health conditions, I have to have dental treatment done under general anaesthetic and meeting up with my dentist and anaesthetist to discuss the next lot of sessions (8 fillings needed over 2 sessions!). 

On Friday we are going to view a neighbouring farm that is for sale.  We are considering buying it for the extra land, but it also comes with a nice house/old buildings - and we may move into the house ourselves (it is down a private lane and no neighbours, which would suit us more than our current farmhouse). 

Inbetween all this, I have a birthday card to make, as well as my usual monthly ATCs, Twinchies and a Postcard.

The other exciting news is that we are planning to buy a hot tub with hydrotherapy jets (good for me and Rich after his cycling), so then our current house will need changing around.  Rich's office will have the hot tub in it (close to the shower room and has a tiled floor), so he will then move into my craft room.  I will move upstairs to one of the spare bedrooms.  At least I may be able to get my proper storage sorted then!!  The room is the same size/shape, so I can have the same layout - and it also has the same big bay window.  Will be a struggle with the stairs though.

These are 3 Twinchies I received as part of the regular monthly swap on UK Stampers.



  1. Well, you may not be crafting much but you have had a busy week. The change of house and rooms sounds exciting, but it is a pity you can't stay on the ground floor. I hope the dentist goes OK. My son is having dentistry done this afternoon at the hospital, and I am waiting to hear if he has come round from the anaesthetic.
    It's nice to know you have had some sunshine.
    Kate x #70

  2. Sounds like a lot of change is in the wind :) I hope all the dentistry stuff goes well!

    Katie (110)

  3. Oh I completely understand not having a pic, life DOES get in the way at times. But now you make me want to see a pic of the house/farm you're looking to buy!!

    :)trisha, #122--another quilty inchie charm

  4. I love local agricultural shows - my band often plays at ones in Wiltshire. I love the livestock classes best, the chickens are my favourite, especially the funky punky ones!! I really hope the look at the neighbouring farm goes well - it's refreshing to hear of farmers expanding in these challenging time. Good luck, Pob Hwyl :D
    Hugs, LLJ ~72 xx

  5. Good luck with the dentist, potentially buying the new property, and being able to take pictures. :) Happy WOYWW from Laura, #124

  6. Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog (it took me a couple of weeks to make the cards). The hot tub sounds a super idea. Love the inchies you received. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #120 x

  7. Oh I love a hot tub I wish we could fit one in our garden
    thanks for sharing
    janet #9

  8. That's great about the hot tub!! I assume you won't move around all the current house if you buy the new place though, right? I was a little confused. All the best with having it all work out the way you want and, especially, with the upcoming dental work!

    I'm late getting around, too. Thanks for coming by my place earlier! Darnell #53

  9. Sounds like you guys had a fun productive time at the agricultural show!

    What's a Twinchie? I saw the pics, but I'm not quite it like a card or an ATC or something different? I''ve never heard that word before!

    Amy E. #4

  10. Oh, the dentist ... I had an appointment with the hygienist this week and that was bad enough, your eight fillings will take some planning in the circumstances. Lots of plans for change happening in your life just now ... hope all works out well for you. The twinchies are lovely. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Elizabeth x #54

  11. My word, it seems that the reorganising bug is going around WOYWW. Everybody seems to be busy decorating somewhere in their houses.
    I am stiff from moving my craftroom, but so glad its all done now.
    Happy very belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #116


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x