Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WOYWW 213

So here we are again!! Thank you all for your kind birthday wishes last week, I had a lovely day. In fact I had a lovely week not working.  This week I started my new job and it's pretty full on, I am in training at the moment (it's a job I've done before but need to learn their way of doing things and their computer systems) so am shattered!

Thought I'd share with you my hand made birthday cards I got last week as the post comes too late in the day to have included them on last week's post.  Aren't they fab!! I have some very talented friends for sure.
Some of these are from fellow WOYWWers, others I know from twitter!
































The first Tuesday in each month is my sister-in-law's craft club so that's where I was Tuesday night, we were doing cross stitch this time - been ages since I did any of that! Not sure if I will have stayed awake - will let you know (I wrote that before I went, I did stay awake but my eyes ache from counting teeny stitches now, lol!)
This is what I've done so far...2 hours worth!! with some chatting of course!

and this (the H) is what it should look like when I finish...!! Like I say, it's been years since I stitched, I used to do quite a lot before I got into papercrafting.



I will apologise now, that I won't be able to get round as many of you as normal, with my new job - there is no personal blog hopping during the day for sure now!! So it'll be what I can get in before I leave, and manage later. Hope you all have a lovely week...

47 comments:

Nikki said...

HI Helen it sucks when work gets in the way of blogging how dare it lol :)
you got alot of sweet cards on your BD and have a wonderful Wed hugs Nikki ??

voodoo vixen said...

So glad you enjoyed your birthday and time off before starting the new job, I am sure it will get easier after a few days and you settle into a routine and know where stuff is! Lovely cards you received too, that bee one is fab!! Annette #4

Sandy Leigh said...

Helen, I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday! Your cards are amazing. You are going to be fabulous in your new job...everyone has to have that learning curve. I wish I had a sister-in-law with a craft club! But I am starting my own crafty group, so let me know if you have any tips! Hugs! Sandy Leigh #6

Maria said...

Loving all those beautiful cards they are just gorgeous, hope you get time to do your cross stitching it's going to look so beautiful when it's all done...
Happy WOYWW

Maria #8

Create With Joy said...

Love your ATCs!

Create With Joy #7
http://create-with-joy.com

Create With Joy said...

Love your ATCs!

Create With Joy #7
http://create-with-joy.com

BJ said...

Ok did you schedule or were you up late? And linked up after 2.30am no wonder you are shattered. Hope the cross stitch didn't keep you awake counting stitches! It is looking good. Super cards there too (if I say so myself LOL) BJ#13

Kimberly Hogan said...

I used to cross-stitch all the time. I have loads of supplies just sitting in a box. I should pull them out. Loved all your pictures. Mine are always all over the place. Happy Humpday!!! (((HUGS)))
Kim
WOYWW #7

Regina Hamilton said...

Good luck with you new job. Love the birthday cards you rec'd. happy crafting #12

Neet said...

Hope the new job proves to be the perfect one for you.
Lovely birthday cards, so glad you had a good week.
Take care and stay happy - Hugs, Neet xx 16

peggy apl said...

what lovely cards you received for your birthday! happy WOYWW and all the best in your new job!

The Taming of the Glue said...

Don't you just hate it when work gets in the way of enjoying yourself! The birthday cards are gorgeous. Hugs. Pam#27

Judy McCarthy said...

Great cards.Glad you had a break before the new job.
Judy #40

Julie Ann Lee said...

Fabulous cards, Helen! Thanks for sharing them! The cross stitch looks good too! Hope the training goes well and that you're soon feeling a bit less tired from adjusting to the newness and 'full-on-ness'! Julie Ann x#49

Silvia said...

Lovely cards. It's nasty when work infringes on your real life....I hate when that happens
Happy WOYWW
Silvia #51

Belinda Basson said...

Even after 2 hours I would not be that far. Lovely cards you got and glad all going well in the new job. #49

Jackie said...

Nice selection of birthday cards you have there, aren't you lucky!!!!
Well done on the stitching it's something I have never tried and don't think I will as my eyes are not so good!!
Jackie 38

Ria Gall said...

Hi Helen
Congrats on your new job I hope it all goes well for you. Happy belated birthday you did get some great handcrafted cards so lovely to get them
Happy WOYWW today I hope the rest of the week is a good one for you
Ria #52

Sandy said...

What lovely cards you received and your stitching is coming along a treat..
Sandy :) #42

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Break a leg with the new job! Hope it gets easier when the learning process has finished!
I used to cross stitch a lot but don't know if my eyesight is up to it these days! A good thing to do while chatting though and doesn't take up much space, lol!
Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

Bernice said...

Congratulations with the new job! You'll get up to speed with the cross stitch in no time - its like riding a bicycle - once you've done it, you never forget (mind you, I do need to put on specs now to see the small stitches!)
Bernice #73

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Glad your birthday was a good one and that you are enjoying the challenges of your new job. Gosh, it's been AGES since I cross-stitched, but the old eyes ain't what they used to be so that is possibly a good thing :)


Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (19)

Monique said...

Those are lovely birthday cards.
Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week
xx Monique #74

tangledpen said...

So many nice cards you've got! Happy belated birthday to you :)
I really like the cross stitch letters. Make sure you post it when it's done!

Cheers, Jana #76

My name is Cindy said...

Happy WOYWW Helen!! Had to give up cross stitch as my eyes can't handle it anymore. Used to sit and stitch when waiting for my kids at their various activities - my that seems a long time ago now! Hugs Cindy xx

VonnyK said...

What gorgeous cards you received for your birthday, you lucky thing. It's always hard starting a new job, hope you settle in quickly. Bummer that it gets in the way of your blogging. Your cross stitching is wonderful, I don't know how you can see to count those little stitches. Will keep an eye out to see it finished.
Have a great week.
Von #14

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Helen
Fab cards . Glad you had a good day and the new job is working out so far. I see you are still up at the crack of dawn to post . Good luck with the stitching it is a slow business
Janet @31

CraftygasheadZo said...

Super cards, especially that first one ;) ha ha. Glad the job is going well, am sure in no time you'll know everything and feel like you've been there forever! Take care Zo xx 69

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

G'day Helen
thanks for dropping by my blog for WOYWW. I hope the new job settles soon and you love it. WOW lucky you with all the nice art and you deserve it :o). I havent cross stitched for years either. I used to enjoy it though.
hugs
Annette In Oz #21

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Helen well done on your stitchery and will look fab..

Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #36

Hettie said...

Wow Helen. You sewing. Thud! Fallen off my chair for the second time today!!!
I hope your new job is going fine and dandy. Lovely cards there. I was taking photos of my handmade cards yesterday to share soon. I took a while to get them down as I was poorly!
Hugs
xx

Uniflame said...

How lovely that you got all these cards! I really want to try cross stitching myself, but I already have so many creative things to do haha. Uniflame - 70

JoZart said...

Happy Birthday Helen even though it's belated and I wish you luck in your new job.
I think most papercrafters started off with embroidery... and most return to it eventually too!
Jo x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Good Luck with your new job! Haven't done any cross stitch for years but have a few kits for when the mood takes me! Chris119

Maisie Moonshine said...

Glad you're settling in to your new job. What a lovely haul of cards, lucky girl. MMx #47

Elizabeth S said...

Happy belated birthday! What a gorgeous selection of handmade birthday cards! I'm lucky if I ever get one handmade card in the entire year (in fact, I only know one cardmaker, irl!). Good luck with the new job!

Virginia said...

Ah I was wondering how you were getting on with your new job. Loving all the creativity hope you don't end up too tired!

StampinCarol said...

Congrats on the job. Hope you get plenty of time to "play"! Your birthday cards are wonderful! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #112

Annie said...

Hi Helen,
I'm running really late this week cos I've had the twins all day :-)
Glad you had a great birthday and I hope the job gets easier as you get used to it.
Hugs,
A x # 46

lisa said...

Glad the new job is going well Helen but how dare it get in the way of blogging...how rude, lol.
Your cards are so beautiful and what a lot you received.
It's funny I think a lot of us papercrafters started with x stitch. I know I did and return to it sometimes, usually in the winter.
Hugs Lisax #72

okienurse said...

love all the cards you shared! Happy late Birthday! I hated training for new positions and stayed with the same hospital 24 years but they made you 'orient' to any new position you changed into! YUK! Hope you have a great week and thanks for visiting my desk and leaving a message. I know I sound all doom and gloom but that is the way it is this month!! Vickie #93

butterfly said...

Very cool cards (did mine arrive, btw?) - and I admire your bravery in the embroidery - the opposite of fun as far as I'm concerned!
Alison x

Julia Dunnit said...

So glad it's going OK..learning is exhausting..I feel for you over that! Your birthday cards are wonderful...so happy to see you getting your share of the talent out there, I did so well out of deskers for WOYWW4!!

~Rasz~ said...

What beautiful Birthday cards! Congrats on your new job. I hope you are enjoying it even though it's a training week. Have a great WOYWW! Rasz #125

sandra de said...

Lovely collection of cards and the cross stitch is beautiful. I used to cross stitch but now I am trying so many other crafts I have left the pretty ones behind.
Sandra de

Twiglet said...

Good luck with the new job Helen and belated Happy birthday! x Jo

Darnell J Knauss said...

Happy Belated Birthday, H, if I didn't wish you a proper one last week! You received a lot of lovely cards! How fun to be cross-stitching again. I used to love that and still have a bag of patterns ... maybe someday, but like you, I'm having too much fun with cards right now. Have a good week and Happy WOYWW!! Darnell #77