Wednesday, 30 May 2018

WOYWW 469 -the post that nearly didn't happen

Happy WOYWW - the week after the 9th anniversary - and I nearly missed it
We had horrendous rain and thunderstorms yesterday and when I got home from work I found - no tv, no phone (landline) and worst of all, no internet!

Luckily however it has been restored in time to join in - but as it's late and I should be in bed (I got up for a w....  (it's an age thing) and had to check the status... ) er sorry, as it's late, and I don't have anything else ready I am just going to share the gorgeous atcs I've received = thank goodness I photographed them before work yesterday and I could still download them! 

l-r   Cindy (together with card),  Shaz (when i picked the atcs up to photograph, a second one fell off the back, two must have got stuck together!)

bottom - another cute card  - from Kim,  and from Julia our intrepid leader
beautiful stitched atcs from Annie and Jo together with a lovely poem, Margaret again with a card,  and Jan, lovely LLJ.

I love Jan that after all this time of knowing you, you still sign your atcs Jan (LLJ) in case we don't know!!

Ladies, thank you all - you are all very talented.
These will go with my previous years and create more happy memories.

In case you didn't see them, last Saturday, bank holiday weekend, saw me at Kew (no, really?!!) and some spectacular performances were seen, not only by the plants - click here if you're interested)


Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So glad you managed to get back online Helen and share those fabulous ATC's. Such a talented group of people, all so different but each as super as the next.
We too suffered from the storms, started Saturday night with Thunder & Lightning but what followed Sunday was horrendous down pours. Luckily not much damage was caused unlike others close by.
Fingers crossed it will not make a return call.
Creative wishes Tracey (#?)

Shoshi said...

When I signed up, I was #1! Then I reloaded the page and was relegated to #3! How did that happen... Thought it would be fun to be #1 on my birthday but oh well. Anyway, to business! What lovely ATCs, Helen. Like you, I am always amused that LLJ signs herself as Jan (LLJ) in case we don’t know who she is! I was so sorry not to take part in the swap myself but a couple of people have been kind enough to send me a lovely ATC anyway, and I really appreciate this.

Happy WOWW,
Shoshi #3 (relegated to the 3rd division)

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Helen, glad that you managed to get back online on time to post.We have managed to avoid the worst of the thunder storms although we have heard them in the distance. Have a great week. Sarah #8

Neet said...

Can well imagine the panic that set in when you had no internet - and WOYWW Day looming so close. Thank goodness you were able to take your place as no 1 this morning.
Lovely atc's, now off to Kew.
Hugs, Neet 4 (despite Facetiming with America at the me time) xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got my post ready, then promptly fell asleep. It was a busy day, apparently! So glad you got your internet back. I've had that happen to me before and it is super maddening, frustrating, and annoying.

You got some fabulous ATCs. As you probably saw, I only made enough for my PIF and Julia, so I will have one coming from Neet soon, I'm sure.

Of course, I saw your Kew post last Saturday, and you outdid yourself with the beautiful photos. I just hope others get to see the beauty you share at Kew. Happy WOYWW from number 10 this week.

Annie said...

What a lot of love you’ve had through your letterbox. It’s such a lovely thing to do isn’t it?
We had the storms over the weekend and it put our electric off a couple of times too....aren’t all the flashing clocks a nuisance when they come back on?
Annie x #12

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Helen, I think we are getting what you had yesterday but at least the computers working. Loving the ATCs too. Have a great woyww, Angela x16x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely spread of atcs there! I sign both names because it seems rude not to, lol! We've been so lucky with the weather here in our little part of Wales, the weather's been amazing and we seem to have escaped the storms. Hope your interwebs are ok now!
Hugs LLJ 11 xx

Anne said...

Hi Helen. Glad you are safe and sound after the storm! We had it at weekend. I was supposed to got to London yesterday to visit Houses of Parliament, in end decided not to. Glad now as my friend said it was a long day and of course the weather was bad!!!
Gorgeous ATC's. I couldn't manage it this year. Take care. Anne x #20

Anne said...

Hi Helen. Glad you are safe and sound after the storm! We had it at weekend. I was supposed to got to London yesterday to visit Houses of Parliament, in end decided not to. Glad now as my friend said it was a long day and of course the weather was bad!!!
Gorgeous ATC's. I couldn't manage it this year. Take care. Anne x #20

Twiglet said...

Such lovely ATCs Helen. Just read message about the ones you sent to me and Annie - haven't received them - did you send them to SHREWSBURY address or maybe my old address in Churchstoke?

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, so many fabulous pieces of art as always, isn't there? Love your Dragonfly ATC, and that explains why I thought I'd miscounted, lol! Isn't it interesting how loss of Internet throws us such a curve? Shows how reliant on it we are now. Glad yours was up & running so fast, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Great selection of ATCs. Glad you have got your internet back. Our wifi is super-slow at the moment or even cutting out completely. The company found a fault at a neighbour's house (we have community wifi, which is bounced from a central transmitter, as we cannot get internet through the phone lines due to being a remote location), but still not 100%. They have decided it is because we need some trees trimming - they are blocking the signal partially. Tree surgeon coming soon hopefully! Ali x #22

craftyani said...

Gosh how we panic when there is no phone or internet. When I was growing up we had no TV, landline and internet was unheard of. Hehe when I was young......
Lovely lot of ATC's you received sorry but I didn't take part this year. Have a good week. Ani

glitterandglue said...

Hu Helen. Thanks so much for the ATC - great fun! Been reading about your latest visit to Kew - sounds like a fantastic day out.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

glitterandglue said...

Oops - sorry . Should have read "Hi Helen"!!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Helen, it looks like some gorgeous art has made its way to you :) and Yay! for the internet working again. ~Stacy #24

Lindart said...

It's amazing how much we depend on electricity! And the internet! I'm glad you were able to get your electricity back in time! The ATCs you received are great! Lots of love there! Have a great week, Lindart #25

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, glad you got your internet back! We rely on being online for so much now! Lovely collection of ATCs you received! Have a lovely week Heather x #13

Lillianb said...

Hello Helen, Glad you had everythngi restored safely, Great ATC's

Lilian B #15

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your return visit and birthday wishes, Helen. I've had a lovely day! So glad you enjoyed the Pike card and shell bunting.


Julia Dunnit said...

Not surprised that your powers were out to be honest, these thunderstorms have been incredible. Except that we havent had one yet....some thunder and a short sharp rainfall and that was it! Glad the internet restored ‘itself’ so we could share your ATC spoils...honestly every year I think I’ll manage something really unique and every year, I don’t! Still, I did manage to find an appropriate stamp at least! YOur Kew visit was another amazing one.

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Nice variety of ATCs.

Hope you don't get any more storms.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #14

My name is Cindy said...

Glad to see it arrived - quick message to say thank you for yours which is lovely. Missed this week due to the madness that is my life.... hopefully back next week. No IT? Nightmare!!! Cindy xx

Kim said...

Happy Belated WOYWW! Just getting around to visiting this week, and I love your collection of ATC's (and am so glad mine made it!) We've only had internet for 2 years, and when we lost power for just a few hours I was completely lost. Technology now rules our lives!! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
K #29

Nikki said...

Such lovely atc's you have received hugs Nikki

butterfly said...

Fabulous ATC swapping - thank goodness you managed to get back online. It's only when it disappears that we discover how dependent we are on this Internet business!
Alison x