Wednesday, 30 December 2020

WOYWW - last days of 2020!


Well, here we are in the last few days of 2020.

Let's hope 2021 is full of good cheer!

Maxine gave me this lovely little collage kit - "Bluebell Garden".

I made a start on it. It has all the bits and bobs I need - plus I do have a fair stash of my own in case I want a few extras- lol!

I read the instructions thoroughly and cut out all the bits ready but, as yet, I haven't made a start.

The finished piece could be "framed" in an embroidery hoop but I fancy making it into a mounted, framed picture so need to think how I adapt it.

So, that will be keeping me busy into the new Year.

I wonder what the rest of my lovely WOYWW friends will be doing.

We have snow here so I shall be keeping warm and cosy indoors.

We walked around Attingham yesterday just before the worst of the snow arrived. There are floods way out across the fields but that is normal at this time of year.

Have a Happy New year everyone. Take care and stay safe.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 23 December 2020

WOYWW - Christmas 2020


Happy Christmas to all my WOYWW friends around the globe and anyone else who drops in to see what I am up to!

Rudolf and Rosy are two little reindeer chocolate orange covers that I knitted this week.

I saw similar ones on Pinterest but couldn't find a pattern so I invented one. I think they will be well loved - well at least the chocolate orange will!

Below are some of the beautiful handmade cards that I have received this year. Thanks lots to everyone who sent them - I love them and really appreciate all the effort that goes into their making.

And lastly - I had a request for a Santa sack. 
It was a bit last minute so I had to delve into my fabric stash and make the best of what I found.
I think it's fine and will be just right for baby Evie.

Well that's it for this week.

I hope you have a lovely Christmas - however you are able to celebrate it.

I always think that life is what you make it.

It may not be the Christmas we would choose but we are fit and well and have a roof over our heads. We will see our family, if only for a short Santa sack swap. We will have a Christmas lunch - just the two of us. Our thoughts should be with those who are not so lucky.

Keep safe and stay well.

Best wishes.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 16 December 2020



Lots of cheery little bears here today!

I sent some of the others to the food bank for their gift boxes and that's probably where these will be going later this week.

My room was a mess this week as I finished off and wrote cards to post before the rush.

I always leave card making till late November early December so it does get a bit hectic. I am not a great paper crafter but enjoy the fabric, stitchy, dumfy side of things. The "putting together" is always more problematic but of course it's the thought that counts!!!

Here are a few that I finished this week...

Thanks for popping by.

I still can't link up with Julia so Annie has been adding me to Mr Linky's list.

I try to get round a good few desks but it's trickier without access to Mr Linky so apologies if I miss you.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 9 December 2020



Good morning all. It was so lovely to "see" everyone on Saturday.

What a lovely bunch you all are. Thanks to Julia  - and Jan for holding us all together for the last 600 blog weeks. 

Last week our Sewing for Shropshire NHS dropped off some fabric for me to make into child size tote bags which are to be sold to raise money for local settings.

I had enough fabric ready cut out for 15 bags. The fabric was lovely and they went together well - especially with the rainbow tape for handles.

My little huddle of snowmen are going off to our local food bank to go out in the gift bags they will be distributing before Christmas. I have named them all and will be popping each one in a cello bag with a pack of Choc buttons or Maltesers.

So that's my lot for this week.

Have a great week everyone - stay safe!

xx Jo

Wednesday, 2 December 2020



Well here we are then - WOYWW for the 600th time!

I thought I would make a celebratory badge to wear for our "meet-up" on Saturday.  
It's quite big so I don't think you will miss me!
I am sure Julia never imagined all those weeks ago that we would still be here sharing our desks, our crafty activity and our friendship after all that time.
Well Julia... we are all still here and I know we all feel so thankful that you have been such a treasure and kept us all together for such a long time. Long may it last and thank you so much for all that you do. Let's hope that before too long we will be all together again in real life and can laugh away the misery of the last year.

So, just to keep the tradition going, here's my desk.

My needle felting machine has had a little bit of use this week. I made some trees using a felted wool jumper which I needle felted onto a piece of background felt.

I used the same background for the little wintry scenes below....

I am looking forward to joining up with our event on Saturday.
Let's hope technology plays the game and we can all have some WOYWW fun.
See you then!

xx Jo