Wednesday, 26 December 2012


As at 6.03 am on Wednesday 26th December 2012, I do not have a photo to show for
  (Julia started this addictive weekly tour around craft workspaces on her blog, Stamping Ground.  Click on the link and join in.)
WOYWW this week - but don't worry, I will try and fix that.  I am on my new PC (yes, it arrived on the Saturday before Xmas - preventing me getting the tree and deccies up that day, and causing my hubby to spend hours getting it set up) and still struggling to get it to link to our household data storage device thingy (official technical speak!), which is what I copied all my stuff from my little netbook onto.  I also haven't managed to transfer photos from my phone using Bluetooth yet, so in other words, I am all out of options!  I am sure it will be sorted soon and then I can show you piccies of my chaotic workdesks - with fab big screen, fab big keyboard, and my 2 main Xmas pressies (a Bamboo graphics tablet and pen, and a Silhouette Cameo - *would jump around with excitement if my body would allow that*).  The last two aren't set up yet.  I thought it would be rude to abandon our guest (my 19 year old stepdaughter is with us for Xmas) and spend hours of crafty technical fun in my craft room.  I am up early again this morning (it was 4.30 am yesterday), as pain levels have increased recently, so may get round to doing it before the rest of the house stir from their beds.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all who celebrate.  Hope that Santa brought you some fab crafty gifts.  Please share with me in your comments.

We still have far too much food in the house - and are off to spend the afternoon/evening with Rich's family, so that will be another large meal (with me being forced to have a piece of each dessert - well, it is Xmas!).

I will publish this now, to save you all from my rambling - and will be back soon to add a photo (wish me luck).

Happy WOYWW to all those who are addicted enough to add their blog to the list on Boxing Day!!

Ali x


  1. Hope the pain abates for you, no fun being like that. Congrats on all the presses, hope they soon are set up so you can play properly.
    Hugs, neet 3 xx

  2. Happy days to you Ali.
    from Elaine #10

  3. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Ali! Sorry to hear you are in a lot of pain right now and I hope it gets better soon. I am still doing well and feeling better, read less pain, on the limited diet I am on. Do you know what the cause is? try and enjoy your day and eat some dessert for me. I got a lot of fun stuff for Christmas today...Este Lauder Beautiful perfume, lotion, shower gel etc. I received a new fleece blanket and pillow with a snowman on it and big purple sequined pillow. I think the fav was a big box of goodies from my Secret Santa! Have a great week. Vickie #4

  4. A Silhouette, how lucky can you get? I will do the happy dance for you, even though I am a lovely shade of green while doing it.
    Happy New Year to you, may your year be filled with lots of good health, happiness and blessings.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #6

  5. Hi Ali

    So glad you are being sorted out in the IT department but sorry to hear about the pain levels.

    Christmas hugs, Di xx

  6. Oh Ali, I hope you have lots of fun with your Silhouette Cameo. I love mine though it took me a while to learn what it can do. Let me know if you get stuck with it. I'm no expert, but I might be able to help you.
    We had a very quiet but pleasant Christmas,and I am chilling for a few days so haven't got around to the weekly hop this time around. We are singing carols on Vera town plaza tonight, and then it is a gentle run up to the big fiestas for Three Kings day, Jan 5th and 6th.
    Take care, Kate x

  7. Oh sounds like you got lots of cool new goodies.. Will be looking forward to pics when you get it all up and running..
    Happy new crafting year for 2013..
    Sandy :)

  8. Oh Ali, hope you can rest up a bit to make up for ding driven out of bed by pain, how grim for you. Between your pressies and the new PC, you've got hours of learning and working out to do...your patience levels are very much greater than mine! Haven't had any crafty pressies...bought far too much for myself through the year!

  9. Glad you are getting to grips with your new PC. Hope evrything is set up soon.

    Hope you have a lovely time at Rich's today. I totally agree that it would be rude not to try every pudding;)

    Also hope your pain eases off hun. t's no fun, especially when you want to be enjoying things.

  10. Oooh lots of lovely new toys in your house! my friends all have silhouettes now so I keep meaning to get my old craft robo out of the drawer and dust it down but its not happened yet! Hope you are feeling better soon and that you have a lovely New Year too. Sunshine Girl no.13

  11. I will also do a happy dance for you, as long as you don't mind bad dancing. I hope you get a chance for some crafty fun soon.

    Cheers, Rachel #11

  12. Oh I have a rubber arm when it comes to desert...hope you get the techi PC stuff sorted soon.

  13. wishing you some pain free time and a good long sleep! Some crafty fun may keep your mind off it for a while if you can get it.
    Enjoy the rest of the holiday.... lucky you with super gifts too.
    Love jo x

  14. Hope you get all sorted with your new computer soon... and what lovely new crafty toys you have to play with once the visits and festivities wind down! Continuing good wishes for the festive season, and happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  15. Well, it sounds like you got a lot of wonderful technical gifts, hope you get them all set up successfully! Waving hi from the rainy, but wishing it was snowing hills of North Carolina for the last WOYWW of 2012!!

  16. Hope the pain has subsided and you get to enjoy the festivities and your new stash! I had a lovely time at my brother's but am back home now to play with some new goodies! Helen, 40

  17. Lovely to have new IT stuff but a huge pain getting it set up!!!
    Hope you manage to find some time for yourself to have a little crafty play and hope your pain eases off so you can enjoy yourself a bit more.
    Season's greetings
    Happy WOYWW

  18. Happy Boxing Day with love from the bears. Get well soon. X

  19. Hope your pain eases off enough to let you enjoy more of the festivities, including those desserts :) Look forward to seeing your photos again once you've got all the technical issues sorted out. Happy WOYWW and happy New Year too. Elizabeth x #30

  20. oh dear it does take a while to get used to a new Pc i did it a while ago but it wa sworth it in the end. Hopefully your pain will ease soon it is not much fun getting up so early.
    Enjoy your desserts:)
    janet #8

  21. Happiest of holidays to you and your family
    Krisha #48

  22. Wow what super gifts! Have fun with them. Good luck with the new computer! Happy New Year! Nan 44

  23. Hi Ali
    Glad you enjoyed your Christmas - and such lovely crafty pressies too - Santa must have thought you had been a VERY good girl !
    Wishing you a happy, healthy & prosperous new year !
    Take care Ali #61

  24. Good luck with all the computer setup stuff which can be very trying on the patience! I'm sorry to hear you are having a flare-up of the pain, Ali. I know what that's like. You have a great attitude about it!

    I'm still making my way slowly around WOYWW, starting at the last, so I've almost made it! I send you best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!! Darnell #53

  25. Computers are such a pain to set up with hours and hours of uploading and tweeking to get right and then you have more to do. Good luck with that.

    It sounds like you have had a good christmas sorry to hear about the pain, hope you feel better soon.

    Belated Christmas Greetings and Happy New Year

    Eliza #63

  26. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I am a bit late visiting desks due to festive fun! Happy New Year. x Jo


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