Wednesday, 21 October 2015

WOYWW - again! - week 333

Well, what can I say? It's Wednesday, it's 5 to 5 and it's ... oh hang on, that's wrong... showing my age there. (used to love Crackerjack on a Friday!)   (those of you not of a certain age and not British will now think I've lost the plot but it was a great kid's tv programme from the... oops  60's and 70's (probably..)  so I googled it, it started in 1955 and ended in 1984.. obviously I don't remember the earliest episodes! )

So, moving swiftly on, it's time for another desk hop with Julia
I'll show you mine if... stop it!!
not a lot going on, (again!) and not Christmas cards either!  Some part done tags and atcs for a swap that I need to finish tomorrow

because they're not finished and not sent off for swapping I won't show them in detail here.

suffice to say the theme is pink (for breast cancer awareness month)
will try and remember to take some close up photos so I can share them when they're finished.

The top picture also shows my open journal (on the pile of "stuff" in front of the wicker basket) which has been sadly neglected for ages, but which I did start faffing about in at the weekend (putting off Christmas cards again!) That didn't get finished either..

The reason the tags and atcs need to be finished tomorrow is because I am away for the weekend with the girls I often go away with, Sam, Emma and Lin; this time we're going on a long train journey to the Stitching Sewing and Papercrafts show, which is happening in Glasgow... well, we fancied a change!!  and as Sam organises the swaps, I can take them with me! .... hopefully....
I know I don't do sewing or stitching, but I'm sure there'll be plenty to enjoy.  Watch this space!
I may therefore be very late getting to many of you to see what you're sharing on your desks so apologies in advance!


Lynn Holland said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Enjoy !
Lynn 18

HeARTworks said...

What is faffing? Have fun during the weekend. I love train journeys and shows. Patsy

Neet said...

First of all have a lovely time at the show. You will enjoy it and you will find you end up spending - don't ask me how I know (and there will be papercraft there I bet). Anyway, it's mainly about the gang of you enjoying yourselves.
Love the references to various things in the past - took me back a bit but maybe I can remember the first of that show.
Hugs, Neet xx (thanks for your visit)

Anne said...

Yes I remember Crackerjack- :-) have a great time at the weekend - sure you will! Anne x #22

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I wish I didn't know what faffing was! Your plans for the weekend sound like a ball to me. For once, I've got a plan of my own - am off to scrapbook with four others..really looking forward to it! Love the bright pink that you're using, that's powerful in all senses; now all you have to do is finish them and remember to take them with....thats the hard part for me!!

Marit said...

Pink goodness, an open art journal and a lovely bird-stamp in the background... it couldn't get better than that! Enjoy your go-away with the girls! Happy woyww and love from Holland, Marit #13

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah so know what faffing is, Helen :D.. I call myself Queen Faffalot .. cos do it an awful lot.. must be the worst around.
Mm am also deferring Christmas card too but time is chewed up sorting long overdue computer so not all bad though you dont have much to show for that do you?
Enjoy your show, I loved mine and to be honest was very glad there were not more stalls with our stuff.
I really was quite overwhelmed enough as it was.. brain overload.. left early cos was bone weary, and spent enough :D
Saw brushos being demoed but they were out of my budget to be honest, too dear for one little pot of colour and one wouldn't be enough.
Thanks so much for popping over.
Happy WOYWW 333! Shaz in Oz.x #6

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Annie said...

Far too much faffing going on here at the no and I'm afraid to say I also remember 5 o'clock on a Friday :-)
Have a great weekend.
Annie x # 10

Glenda said...

So happy you are able to go away for a break!
Glenda #29

sandra de said...

Sounds like a great weekend away and I can't wait to see what you have to show on next weeks woyww.
sandra de @28

jill said...

I used to look forward to watching Crackerjack with Stewpot was hosting it . Now there a blast from the past. Happy woyww Jill #15

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Ah, Crackerjack.. that takes me back...I used to love it!! And I could be your co-Faffer today, got a lot to do and can't settle to any of it :-)
Hope you have a great weekend, buy some tartan :-)
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx

Lisca said...

Oh, great! I love long train journeys. How long does it take from Surrey to Glasgow? Do you have a direct train? I'm sure you will have a great girlie time even though you don't do sewing. There's bound to be papercraft stuff too. Enjoy. (and please share next week)
Have a great week,

glitterandglue said...

Enjoy the show, Helen. Hope you get those swaps finished in time to give them to Sam. Er - yes, I do remember almost the earliest episodes.... Ooops!!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #42

Twiglet said...

Oh Eamon Andrews, cabbages and Crackerjack pen and pencil sets to you too!!! Have a fab time in Glasgow. x Jo

Christine said...

How I loved Crackerjack!! Wish they could bring something like that back but I suppose it would stress out the children holding all those prizes/cabbages!!
Have a good week

Bishopsmate #39

CraftygasheadZo said...

Can't wait to see the photos from your trip! Have a fabulous time. I remember watching Crackerjack. I loved it. I was born in 75 so I got see quite a few of the later episodes! Happy Back to the Future day! Take care Zo xx 44

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, sadly yet another of us who remembers Crackerjack all too well. Sounds like a great weekend coming up-good friends,retail therapy, whats not to like? Still determined to make it to the crop,was starting to worry I wouldn't get out in time! Have a lovely weekend, love & hugs, Shaz xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, hope you have a lovely shopping trip. I am looking forward to the NEC which is not too long off now. I can see that you like Paper Artsy too. I saw Leandra at Doncaster on Sunday and spent far too much! Have a great time and happy woyww, Angela x 24

Ali H said...

Have a great time in Glasgow at the show! We hope to make the NEC next month! Ali x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Have fun in Glasgow and don't drop your cabbages!

Fiona #50ish

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I must have been at your photo blog (woefully late, though) when you left a comment on mine. I forgot to mention I had to laugh at the remark about not being able to afford anything at the Kew art thingy. You spend more money than anyone I know, and you buy the latest art and craft supplies, so the items on sale at this event must have cost a FORTUNE.

Hope you have fun at the stitch, sew, and papercrafting weekend. I am not big on most quilts and such, but I love fabric that I can tear or alter in some way. So I hope you take lots of photos. And HAVE fun, too!

Sofie said...

I hope you have a great weekend!

Greetings, Sofie #56

brenda lee said...

Have fun at the show! I really just want to wallow in your desk area. It's always so full of the most lovely goodies!

Happy WOYWW!
brenda lee #59

butterfly said...

How exciting to be at the Glasgow show. I'm headed to the NEC in November, but that's about as far as I'm prepared to go for a show (I'll go much further for workshops!!) - and that's only because I'm in Coventry the next day for classes. Hope you're having a fabulous time.
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Oh yes, and Crackerjack in its heyday was a must-see... went sadly off the boil without Ed Stewpot Stewart...