Wednesday, 6 June 2012

WOYWW 157

Well, what a party that was! I have just spent the whole of the 4 days of the Diamond Jubilee weekend feasting (on tv) on the pageantry and excitement of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations - despite the sometimes awful weather, how fabulous it was! The River Pageant, the concert and the moving service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's.

Another fantastic party was had last week at the Stamping Ground - the 3rd anniversary of the blog-fest devised by Julia Dunnit. Thank you to everyone who stopped by - I visited as many as I could - I think I managed over 2/3rds of you, sorry I missed some.

So with all the tv watching I haven't actually created a lot since last week!  I have however received some ATC's -3 from Nicky and one from Jo and they are all fabulous.
My swap partner is sending hers from Canada so that isn't here yet, and my swap is off to the Philippines.

Hope to get round and see what you have been up to, hope you have a good day!

46 comments:

Sarah said...

with you on the reviews - it was a spectacular celebratory bash indeed. We did it in style. Glad you relished all of it too. Fab atcs on show, love the red and blue. Thanks for the visit and thoughts this week...will keep you posted! Sarah at 11ish.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And I 'm still celebrating, too. I saw the concert on TV and it was SO similar to your awesome photos. I felt a special connection.

You got some lovely ATCs. I'm like you, waiting until my swap partner receives hers before I show it. Happy WOYWW from #4

sandee said...

Thanks for sharing the ATC's you recieved, I am looking forward to seeing what everyone made! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Rita said...

It certainly was 4 days to be remembered too. I watched it all on television,isn't our Queen a wonderful lady. Hugs Rita 17. xxx

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Wasn't it just the best weekend! Need it to happen all the time! LOL Great ATc's you received :))
Have a happy woyww day
Jennie #29

Zeffy said...

I watched too...my goodness how can she stand for so long with not moving ? Amazing for a oman of her age! I love your ATCs still waiting for mine...

BJ said...

I'm still waiting for my ATC from my SWAP partner too, but the Bank Holidays don't help with the post do they? Glad you enjoyd the Jubilee festivities, I'm still bowled over having actually seen the Queen and the Duke on Saturday. BJ #32

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Was fun for us in the US to watch bits and pieces of the Jubilee too. Quite the celebration. The ATC's are adorable was a fun event too. Happy WOYWW #31

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. Fab ATCs. I particularly enjoyed the concert on Monday night, and the horse pageant of course! Ali x #54

Neil said...

Hiya, happy WOYWW to you. Hope you have a good old creative week. Thanks for the peek into your world.
Neil #44

Elizabeth said...

Good Morning Helen, yes, it was a truly spectacular weekend and I'm sure you are not the only one who didn't get much crafting done :) The ATCs you received are lovely. Have a good day and Happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #48

craftymonki said...

Lovely ATC's, lucky you

Happy WOYWW

Zoe #60

Redanne said...

I too, thoroughly enjoyed all the festivities over the weekend, I am tired out, so how the Queen feels I cannot imagine. Lovely ATCs and love, love, love that woodblock, seen a few of those around..... lucky people. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #24

Annie said...

I've been poorly over the last 5 days so have also been sat enjoying the jubilee celebrations on the telly. Just fab.
Hugs,
A x #59

kay said...

i really enjoyed watching it myself,you have recieved super atcs
have a fab crafty week
kay #52

Tertia said...

What lovely ATC's you got!
Happy WOYWW

Carmen said...

I bet the Queen feels like she needs a rest for a week or two now. Wonder if she'll get it :)

Loving the ATC's on show Helen.

CraftygasheadZo said...

The tv coverages was fab, I watched almost every minute of it and recorded it all too. I love the Royals always have so enjoy the pomp and ceremony of it all. As you'll see I even coloured in front of the tv! Take care my WOYWW friend. Zo xx 65

Lynn Holland said...

The weekend has been fantastic and yesterday we had a jubilee play day and made tags for Tag Tuesday. Except for the hubby who fell asleep withnthe strain of having to think
Lynn 61
One I made earlier today

Neet said...

Gosh, you really are doing an international third anniversary swap! Love the atc's you have received.
Yes, wasn't it great to sit all nice and warm and watch the weekend unfold - lovely to see and one thing that makes us proud to be British - nobody does pageantry like we do. (well - my thoughts anyway)
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet #6 xx

JoZart said...

So pleased you enjoyed the jubilee celebrations. It was good to feel so patriotic and proud of our country. Glad my ATC arrived and joins the other treasures....
Love JoZarty x

Julia Dunnit said...

It was amazing..we didn't get home till Monday night but have been glued to coverage since..even managed an ex-pat party in Spain...awesome pageantry. As I wonder round I see that WOYWWers were sending more than one ATC...so typically generous.

Bridget Larsen said...

Dont blame you, I had to tape the Jubilee as i was working, we didnt get 4 days off unfortunately.
Bridget #21

May said...

Fabulous Jubilee..Love those ATC's.. Have a great week, Hugs May x x x#34

Glenda said...

Love those ATCs! Thanks for sharing with us!
Glenda #85

Netty said...

Terrific ATC's. Take care of yourself Helen, x

Peggy said...

great looking ATCs now I wish i would have had the time to take part maybe next time thanks for sharing Peggy C

butlersabroad said...

I saw a few of the online galleries on the BBC news website but that's all I caught but it looked like fun despite the weather. Lovely ATC's you received.

Hugs
Brenda 94

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...ooo your swaps look loVely, loVe those giant ink splats, have a great week, I keep thinking it's Monday even though I know it's Wednesday...thanks for sharing & dropping by me...Mel :)

505whimsygirl said...

I watched the Queen's concert on t.v. last night - what a spectacular event!!

The ATCs you've received are great! I love seeing all the different styles.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #114

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I have always been fascinated by the royal family - especially since Diana and have followed it all since. I have visited London and would have loved being there during this historic time! The Queen looked beautiful and my prayers are with Prince Phillip. Wishing you a happy one!

Barbara Diane

Angie said...

Wow what happened to last week??? ...it seems like yesterday that I was posting week 156.You have recieved some great ATC's there. It is amazing how far and wide this family stretches.

Katie said...

Fabulous ATCs! Thanks for sharing!!

Katie (19)

SophieNewton said...

What splendid ATCs. Happy WOYWW!
Sophie
#81

Samantha Elliott said...

Hello Tweeting Buddy! I don't think any of us are going to forget last weekend for a very long time. The Queen was marvellous and I hope I am half as active as her when I get to 86! Roll on to the 75th anniversary, if her Mum is anything to go by!
Lovely ATCs on your desk. I haven't shown mine as the one I sent I am not sure it has arrived. Will show and tell next week!
Have a good week!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay for WOYWW and friendship - it was a fantastic week for warmth and camaraderie! As also was the Jubilee, we were glued to the coverage. Proud to be British!!
Hugs, LLJ #70 xx

Tracy said...

Beautiful ATC's! What a wonderful celebration all of you in the U.K. got to enjoy! Happy WOYWW, Warmly, Tracy #93

Lisa Richards said...

All this ATC swapping is very exciting! This is the first time I've tried it. I enjoyed the Queen's Jubilee from the U.S. side of the pond. Have a great WOYWW and thanks for dropping by my desk!
Lisa
#12

Charlene said...

I caught snippets of the Jubilee celebraton here...it looked like so much fun. The Queen looks wonderful! #2

Lisa said...

I think we've all had a good weekend, shame it has to end!!! Sorry I'm a day late in getting round this week. Thanks for sharing your ATCs!!

Lisa Sparkle :)

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen you have been having fun as can see by the posts above so you did have time to play = after!
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #8

sandra de said...

Fabulous ATC's and it sounds like the festivities have been a hit with everyone. Woyww celebrations makes collecting your post exciting.
Sandra @36

VonnyK said...

I watched all the Jubilee celebration over here in Oz, love the Royals.
Love the ATC's and that wooden WOYWW is fab.
Have a great week.
Von #1

Sue from Oregon said...

the swap was so very "international" wasn't it? Off to look at the pics of your day in London too!

Twiglet said...

I'm a bit late getting round the WOYWW desks this week - been busy making 3 more little wedding waistcoats. Lovely ATcs there. Have a great week. x Jo

Shoshi said...

I quite agree with you about the Jubilee celebrations, Helen! It was all magnificent and I enjoyed every minute. Thanks for sharing your ATCs with us too!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #89