Wednesday, 5 June 2019

WOYWW 522 - after the crop was over!

Well, didn't we all have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor   Radbrook.. (showing my age there). As I said in the previous post with the write up thanks to Jo and Annie, Julia and Jan for everything... and all you lovely deskers who came along.  Link your desk here with Julia.... it's time for WOYWW again, already!!

I thought I'd better do the review post when i got home so that this one, with the atcs and swaps, isn't any longer than it will be already!  Else I'll be expelled by Head Girl, Queen of Snoops, Julia. 
 there are so many gorgeous atcs and book marks etc but I thought I'd better get as many in each picture as possible.

the two on the left of both rows are from Wipso,then across the top, Anne, Camilla, Jan,
bottom row, Chris (pearshaped); Christine, Heather (2) and Maggie

 However, Debbie's gorgeous powertex'd atc has to have a close up!

 Jo, Julia (booklet and chocs)  Margaret (more chocolate and atc) Shaz, Caro (atc, badge and bookmark) Elizabeth (paper and fabric) Neet

bottom row, Mrs D (Chris) Debbie, Sarah and Catriona (Scottish oatcake)

 really hope I haven't forgotten anyone (Annie, group photo has been edited, so sorry!!)

 one of my raffle prize pics is this fabulous huge mug just perfect for my tea... Given the wrapping it came in I am guessing it was donated by Julia...
another lady who loves her tea!.
 just before I left for crop, this atc and these pretty extras arrived from Kyla

thank you so much for all the lovely swaps, you talented lot

I really MUST find a good way to display them all... I know Shaz recommends a binder from Amazon.  will give it a think..
got a fair few years' worth to store!
some crafting did get done at crop (I forgot to include them in the write up!)
 this page is part done (needs a title of some kind)
and so is this one - this is just the background (will need knocking back with some gesso so I can add a focal point of some kind)

this was the page I made for everyone to sign - carefully checking with Jo on her list so I didn't miss anyone!  If anyone wants a copy of it for a memento, feel free to copy it off the blog.  Just realised I haven't added the date, will do that right now!

couple of close ups (as this post is now very long indeed!)
oh, and if you were wondering... yes I did go to Kew on Monday!  got to get my weekly fix in somehow!  Pics here...
although I know several of you have been to have a look.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I read that you had made the spread for everyone to sign. It turned out great. BTW, I love, love, love your mug!!! Happy celebration after the crop WOYWW. No number yet, but you'll find me, I'm sure!

Sarah Brennan said...

It was great to finally meet you in person Helen. Also glad that Liverpool did the right thing to top off a fabulous day. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #1

Neet said...

Should have said at the Crop - love your skirt. You looked very elegant and summery just right for the room we were in, especially after the girls had worked their magic on it. It was nice to see you again.
We got some lovely atc's didn't we, as you say - a talented bunch!
Great idea to do the page in your journal, you have such good ideas and are so organised. I would never have found the right journal to do it in (same as at your last Crop)
Will pop off to Kew in a minute or two.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Mrs.D said...

Morning Helen, it was so good to share the weekend with you, and what a lovely lot of pictures.
Your work on that journal page with all our names has encouraged me to buy some medium and get messy with it, when Amazon delivers, watch my space.
Bless you
Chris #13

Anne said...

Morning Helen.Lovely to meet you. The journal page for us all to sign was a super idea. I never have such clever ideas. Glad you got to Kew. Anne X #15

Lynn Holland said...

I’m enjoying whizzing round everyone’s blogs and seeing the photos of you all at the crop
Hopefully I’ll get to the next one
Lynn 14 x

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great idea for the journal page and so pleased you had such a good time. I need to catch up with the photos as I've been a bit busy with a poorly pup. Happy woyww and hears to the next ten years, Angela x17x

Julia Dunnit said...

It was such a happy day! I confess to not being in a position to go through all the goodies just yet, and there are just so many! It was fab to see you, and your journals IRL too, no matter the photos each week, they are a sight to behold and deserve a good showing off Miss H!

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Helen, love the journal pages, fab reminder of the occasion. I'll blog what I store my ATC's in over the weekend, so you can check back for a link to the pockets. Was lovely to catch up a little, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Twiglet said...

So glad my "register" as Annie called it came useful on the day! It was a fab day and we are already thinking of doing it again next time. xx Jo

Glenda said...

I wish I lived closer! How fun the crop must have been. Love your mug!
Glenda #21

Annie said...

What a day it was wasn't it. The effort was so worth it for the rewards that came with, friendship and lots of love and hugs. It was certainly a day to remember for all it's smiles....and we are even considering doing it again now.
Annie x #12

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Helen! It was lovely meeting you! Thanks for asking me to sign your WOYWW page - if I make it to the next crop, I'll defo borrow that idea! I haven't got any storage worked out for my ATCs either - for now I just keep them in mini drawers. Have a great week! zsuzsa #26

Lillianb said...

Lovely lots of things there you sure had a great time

Lilian B #16

Diana Taylor said...

What a fabulous collection of ATC's and that Powertex one by Debbie is just gorgeous, what an amazing effect. I love your pages - the wild flowers are so pretty.
Have a great week,
Diana x #20

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Helen, it was great to meet you at last. You picked the right person to sit with - two football fans together! I love the journal pages, great souvenir of a fantastic day. Hmm, I think there may be a few journals to sign next time!! Glad you managed to fit a trip to Kew in. Didn't want them worrying about you! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and your lovely comment on my Father's Day cardss. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #6

Lindart said...

What a great idea to have everyone sign your journal page! It looks like you had a fab time, and you certainly brought home a lot of love! Have a great week, Lindart #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I do like that mug - good choice of prize! I think I was getting a breath of fresh air when it was called. Love that journal page, an inspired idea of yours to mark the day!
And Liverpool won - woohoo :-)
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

StampinCarol said...

What wonderful ATCs!! Love the mug and the fabulous journal page everyone signed! Thanks for sharing the fun!
Have a great day!
Carol N #30

Caro said...

It really was a wonderful day and so lovely to meet you in person. You did well on the raffle - that mug is just perfect! Happy WOYWW. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#9)

buterfliecrafter said...

Hi helen,
great keepsakes you got there and what a wonderful idea of the signed journal page thx for your visit earlier, Vicky

Sue said...

Hi Helen, Lots of lovely ATCs and wonderful gifts.

Really fab journal pages.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #8

Dorlene Durham said...

Awesome! Great goodies and photos! Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #34

craftyani said...

Glad you all enjoyed the crop, who knows one year I might be able to attend. Love all your ATC's. I now have a face to the name and blog haha. Ani #19

Debbie Rock said...

Nope, don't have an arty bone in my body ... not proper art like your truly wonderful journals and al the other fabulous ATC's. I am more a splodger of stuff & hope for the best type of gal! What fabulous little works of art you have to add to your collection too. Sorry i didn't get to reply before now ... time ran away with me yesterday. Much love, Debbie xXx

Marit said...

I enjoy seeing lots of photos of the crop on several blogs, and these photos are so lovely and happy too! Oh how I wish I could have been there and meet you (and the others) in person... I'm glad I am part of this online tribe of deskers! I could not hug you in person but I will keep on hugging you online on Wednesday! Love from Holland! Marit #28

Christine said...

Thanks for your visit earlier.... PJ says he hopes to birng a finished car next year so I suggested he has a 'working models' corner!!!
Loved that you were so thoughtful as to do the 'signing in' page of your journal, it was an honour to sign.
..... and yes, I 'went' to Kew!
have a good week
Christine #25

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW and thank you for your earlier visit to my new blog. Yes, the car was fine after its service, except we need to get very expensive tyres for it! Driving home that evening rather than up to the hotel I had booked close to Shrewsbury was really difficult, although I was glad to get back to our quiet house and comfy bed. Another wonderful collection of ATCs and other crafty treasures. Great idea to do the journal pages for people to sign. Ali x #29

Elizabeth said...

Great post, Helen. It was really lovely to meet you in person at last and have the opportunity to see your pages up close when signing it - beautiful work. The huge mug is fantastic - just the right size when crafting. The more tea, the better!! Hugs, Elizabeth x #37