Wednesday, 8 July 2015

In praise of WOYWW

We know why we bare our desks every Wednesday - we like to share a little of what we do with a few like minds around the globe.
BUT ---occasionally we like to go a bit further (daring, I know!)
Yesterday was one of those days.

At about 9.45 my dear, much younger sister rocked up on my doorstep with... Guess Who...... LLJ..
Yes our very own Lunch Lady Jan!

She was on holiday in our area and we planned a crafty day here together.
Well, needless to say - not much crafting took place - rather more chatting and laughter really, but, what a lovely day we had.
Jan is a real treasure and patiently listened and watched while I showed her my free- machining technique! She was even kind enough to say she had learned a lot - bless her!
Now, being the hostess, I didn't have much time to take pics so, if you want to see us all in action then you will have to check out their blogs today here and here.

Jan was so lovely and didn't seem to mind the fact that my crafty stash is piled around the place in bags and boxes and every room in my new house is still lampshade free ( I think I will start a new trend!)
Maybe next time we all meet up, my place might be a bit more organised but it just goes to show that it's not the place but the people that are important in life and we are so lucky to have met such a special one.

So, yet again thanks to Julia (the birthday girl) for keeping WOYWW going and for rounding us all up together.
Oh, and I think I will call my photo "Empty desk syndrome" - it's very quiet here!!!!!

Have a great week everyone - see you next time.

x Jo


Annie said...

What a special day it was really should be filled with days like that. She really is such a lovely lady and we would have never met if we weren't part of this fab group....what a blessing. Thanks so much for hosting it....maybe I will have my own craft room to have one in some time?????
Big hugs,
Annie x

Neet said...

What a lovely post Jo. How special to see and spend time with sis and a WOYWW friend. What a great day you all seem to have had (yes, I have read all three posts now) and how lucky we all are to have met through the idea that Julia had one day. We have a lot to thank her for.
Bet Jan never noticed your bare bulbs - I know I wouldn't have as I never see anything but the person I go to visit. Couldn't tell you the colour of walls or carpets of my bessies. (bff's)
Hugs, Neet 18 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your desk does look a bit empty now! I bet your house is a lot quieter too, lol!! Seriously, thank you for yesterday, I had such a good time with you both...and the lunch was scrummy. I DID learn a lot from you and would like to say another thank you for all the bits and pieces I left with...they'll be really useful, and I am definitely going to practise free machining more when I get home. I don't feel so afraid of it now.
There is an open invitation for you for come and visit in Wiltshire.....just say yes!!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

Anne said...

How lucky you all are to have met up and had such a wonderful day. I'm sure each of you learned something and the main thing is there was such fun and laughter. Anne x #28

Anne said...

How lucky you all are to have met up and had such a wonderful day. I'm sure each of you learned something and the main thing is there was such fun and laughter. Anne x #28

Anne said...

How lucky you all are to have met up and had such a wonderful day. I'm sure each of you learned something and the main thing is there was such fun and laughter. Anne x #28

Barb said...

So glad that the three of you had a wonderful time together. I have seen all photos that they took. Have a wonderful day. Barb#16 xx

jan spencer said...

It was lovely to see how the three of you enjoyed your day and see your lovely sewing pieces. I'm just surprised you had time to work!!
have a great day
Jan no 31

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Ahhh, i am sure a lot of laughter as well as talking went along there, Jo am so glad you were able to catch up, and you are so right the state of the room is irrelevant to the fun to be had with good crafty, kindred spirits.
Lovely things to share with WOYWW :)
Happy WOYWW, thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x #5

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Christine said...

Empty desk syndrome!!! ha! bet that doesn't last long!
How wonderful to meet up like that, I am with you on the company thing - I always say I visit people no matter where or how they live.
have a good week

Bishopsmate #34

Diana Taylor said...

I've just seen the lovely photos over on Jan's blog - it looks like you all had a such a great time together. Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier, I hope you have a great week.
Diana #29

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Twiglet, isn't Jan the loveliest person? I can imagine you had the most wonderful day. Lovely cards I can see in the last pic too.Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#10 xxx

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Glad you girls all had a nice day! That desk does look a little nude... perhaps you've run out of sewing projects for Ben?!?!

sandysewin said...

How wonderful that you guys got to get together for reals! It must have been a great time. :-)

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #15

Sandy Leigh said...

I just saw Jan's blog, and seeing all your happy faces together made me so happy! I was just asking Jan, what is vilene? Is that stabilizer? I really need to let go, drop the feed dogs, and try this technique. You all must have had so much fun, and I wish I could have been there. Hugs! Sandy Leigh #37

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, I've seen all the photos and it's clear you three had a great day together with lots of chat and laughter. Not surprising then that you desk is looking kind of empty today. I'm sure that Jan never even noticed your bare bulbs :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #36

Angela Radford said...

Sounds like you all had a great day, they are the best kind. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 30

Neesie said...

Well I'm not surprised that you had fun and lots of laughter Jo,
It all looks like you had a great day.
Happy crafting Neesie #45

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jo, I did see the others photos and you all really did have a wonderful get together, very special what all this WOYWW has bought about, and I'm sure Jan learnt lots. Thanks for visiting my desk and have a lovely week Cheers RobynO#11

peggy aplSEEDS said...

How wonderful that you can meet WOYWW friends in person! Sounds like so much fun!
Happy WOYWW and thanks for dropping by!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@4

Julia Dunnit said...

She's hard not to like isn't she! So So glad you three had such a lovely day - and Jan most certainly wouldn't have looked twice at the lampshades or boxes...she is most definitely the guest that comes to see you and not your house! I bet it does feel a bit quiet at your desk now...i see some gorgeous pics of your dumfings though...that should keep you cheered!

BumbleVee said...

Empty desk syndrome..... what a great line that one is......

at the moment, mine is full of just about anything and everything.... most of it out of the curio cabinet in the front room..... because I'm still waiting for delivery of the new one. This one got damaged in transit...months ago... and, still sits empty... no point in putting things in there and then taking them out again. Well, I don't think so anyway...

Shoshi said...

How great that you were all able to meet up and do some sewing together! It sounds as if you had great fun.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #42

Lisca Meijer said...

How wonderful that you could all get together! And you had lots of fun by the looks of it. I looked at the photos on the other blogs. Great!
I'm sorry, I'm ever so late in commenting!
Have a good week,

akilli melek said...

such a lovely thing to spend time with friends and loved ones.

caroline & ayla xx