For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

WOYWW 176

SOMETIMES PEOPLE COME INTO YOUR LIFE
LIKE THEY'RE MEANT TO BE.
AND SUDDENLY YOU'VE FOUND SOMEONE
WHO SEES THE WORLD LIKE YOU SEE...

AND YOU LAUGH LIKE CRAZY
AT ALL THE CRAZY THINGS,
THAT NO-ONE THINKS ARE FUNNY BUT YOU
THAT'S WHEN I KNEW
THAT I HAD FRIENDS SO TRUE.

Well, I can't say it any better than that! It was like we'd known each other for ever!
WOYWWers - fab people united by craft :D
(for a LOT more pics, see here)

So it's been quite hard to come back down to earth after all the planning, panic, cooking, welcoming, serving, chatting, laughing, eating etc etc! I had some lovely things given to me...
A gorgeous album and mini bunting from Donna, a pretty heart from Janet, Slovenian sweets from Dolores, a lovely card from Kate and two squares of crochet from Jozart for me to extend and practise on. Thank you, girls, that was so kind of you!!
This awesome bag bling from JoZart - I love it!!

So, I'm getting in the All Saints Eve mood...something wicked this way comes...
Love the skull fabric, it goes really well with the polka dots!
And this is something I made for my friend Sue's birthday recently (she of special WOYWW cupcake fame!)
She's a Pink Person too - watch out, Di... :D

And the odd one out from last week WAS  the ammonite!! I hadn't spotted it until I posted the photo - I'd brought it out to take to school to show a couple of kids, fabric got put on top of it and I completely forgot all about it until I saw it on the pic! The brain cells have put up a white flag and are retreating extremely quickly...Run Away, Run Away (my favourite scene from Monty Python & the Holy Grail...)
Cut out the waffling, LLJ and get to the point!! So a few folk got it right and a little prizelet will be winging its way to

HELEN  of THE CRAFT PROJECT

Please could you email your snail mail address to me and I'll send you a little something *grin*

Bye for now, I'm off for a snooze........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz








59 comments:

  1. I am so glad the crop went off so well and I know what you mean about coming back down to earth...sometimes you don't really want to! (in my case)

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  2. You all had such a lovely time at the crop , i'm sorry i missed it. Love the skull fabric.
    jill #51

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  3. Isn't it wonderful what this WOYWW madness has done to so many lives? There really are so many lovely people out there and it's so lovely that you can meet people that you already feel you know so well.....I can't wait :-)
    Hugs,
    A x #62

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  4. Morning Jan. I hope you haven't put that fabric all over MY bed!! I may want to use it again sometime!!
    Lovely bead set there Lucky Helen!
    I may have to borrow that photo of the group as I think yours is better than mine!
    See ya later HOney.
    xxx

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  5. I think the PInk Person will just love her present!
    xx

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  6. How lovely your song is this week! It did feel like we were all friend already. That fabric is just fantastic - what a contrast of style, I love it. I would like to borrow the group photo too, please!
    Helen 4

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  7. Oh I so feel like I missed out on something good! The WOYWW crop was the same day as ours. :o( I hope there's no clash next time! Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner @ 76)

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  8. Popped back to ask where the lyrics are from?
    Sue x

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  9. Love your choice of lyric this week..perfecto! Sue's jewellery looks fab, she'll be thrilled. Great photos, Important G and LLJ, so glad you were there! And what is all this talk of 'the next one'?!!

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  10. Great post which helps me to wind down gradually.... one day was such a buzz. Love the relevance of your lyric.
    Here's to the next time!
    Jo x

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  11. Wowzer what a great time you all had at the weekend. Love Helen's floor square, bit too much room methinks as I have just come from her WOYWW post!! Have fun with the crochet. BJ#30

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  12. I was supposed to be there! I'm so jealous. I hate the trains. Maybe next time. I'd love to meet you and everyone else.

    Happy WOYWW.
    cheers, rachel #64

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  13. You and Julia certainly did fabulous things for the crop - so much planning, organising etc etc., but it looks like everyone had the most amazing time and your photos really show that. Well done to both of you and all the ladies who attended! Liking the look of the wickedness still to come.... Happy WOyWW, Anne x #41

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  14. Oooh I am worn out from reading all that - looks like you all had a great time! maybe next time for me.... Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

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  15. Star WOYWWer award for Jan!!!!

    ** Kate **

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  16. OMG you all had such a fab time at the crop I want to move to the UK. Love the pics of the everyone and being able to put a face to a name. Once again perfect lyrics.
    Sandra @93

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  17. The crop looked like heaps of fun. Now I can put some faces to names, the photos are fabulous. You got some wonderful gifts. My daughter wants that skull fabric, she is quite a tomboy. Your beads are beautiful, you friend will love them.
    Have a great week.
    Von #43

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  18. A busy time was had by all going by the photos! Hope you enjoy WOYWW too! Karen T 100 x

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  19. Fabulous day LLJ!! I have my rubbish bin (so pretty and the bling is just right) by my side and can't bear to actually use it for it's purpose.

    Cheers for all your hard work and your sunny smile the whole of the day!

    Mary Anne (20)

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  20. Glad you all had such a fab time meeting up- I met up with a WOYWWer tooon saturday, lucky me.Love the skull fabric, and the Bag bling,Have a great Wednesday, Hugs Shaz #96 xx

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  21. I haven’t woyww this week but thought I would drop by a few friends. Love seeing all the bits and pieces ...you must be exhausted after the crop ...enjoy a snooze ...or two. xx

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  22. So thrilled that the WOYWW crop went well. I was so sorry to have missed it but Zoe and Helen (and Julia!) have updated me so I feel like I was there! Loving that skull fabric - but that handbag bling might just need a new home with me! Happy Wednesday #44

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  23. shhh are you sleeping?

    thank you for a wonderful day, I loved meeting everyone it is so good to put faces to blogs, and so inspiring to see what other peeps do with their stash, I love the book I got and will post some of the things i make from it ( ha ha next year probably!)


    dxxx a hundred and something (106)

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  24. Perfect words. It did feel like we had all met and known each other for years which is fab. You and Julia were just as I imagined and I loved every minute. You guys sure looked after me, and that made it possible for me to be there. Lunch was so yummy, had to have a bit of everything. I have some long lasting memories now and that keeps me smiling, but I meant what I said, I will be returning down your way and I'll be sure to make sure you ladies are around when I do! Take care Zo xx 78

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  25. Oh yes..... Yes yes yes yes yes..... I NEED that fabric. I mean , I really really NEED that fabric. Where did you get it and please can I buy the rest of the roll?

    We are having school bag issues with Lil Miss B at the moment, along the lines of everything we buy only lasting 5 minutes (they just don't make 'em like they used to). So I'm going to have to make a bag or ten (or get someone I know to make them and I'll buy them off her) that is sturdy yet attractive to a skater chick/goth/emo teen. And that skulls fabric is PERFECT for the lining. And for cushions. And will make some nice curatins for her bedroom to stop her complaining about the knights on horseback she currently has.... and a nice dress (have you seen the price of frocks by Hell Bunny?).

    And I still haven't shown you how to make the wire spirals/coils, so we must get together, you fabulous lady you......

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  26. Glad the crop went well, shame I am too far away. Love the material. Hope your craft fair goes well and good luck with the crochet, easy once you get going (and addictive)
    Famfa (12)

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  27. I really enjoyed the crop photos. Your hubby did a great job. And of course, I love that Halloween fabric. I could make SO many fun quiltlets with the skulls and roses.

    Didn't recognize the song you started with. Odd, because I normally sing whatever song you've chosen all day long! Happy WOYWW from # 2.

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  28. It sounds like you all had brilliant fun. I had to laugh at the amount of crafting stash that has been transported around the country this weekend.
    Enjoy your snooze, sounds like you well and truly deserve it.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #84

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  29. I am still thinking about the WOYWWers crop and get-together--these are my tribe members! And you are no doubt my soul sister, because just talking about the day class you took on color--that's totally something I would do! I love the sweet gifts you got, and the pics you snapped, and especially Helen's mat. Awesome. Helen is truly bendy! So, to answer your question about Tent Theatre--my hubby worked as a techie when he was in grad school for Tent, and then later he worked at the university and was paid to design sets and lighting for Tent. I was along for the ride--I've done lots of Little Theatre here in town--but only a patron of the Tent, every June and July. This was their 50th anniversary this summer--quite the big shindig. I saw Mr. Goodman at every party! He just drives around town in an old car when he's here, and keeps it lowkey--you'd never know he's a big star! Of course, Brad Pitt is from here, and people just tend to leave him alone when he comes back to visit his folks. We've seen Angelina and the kids at the movie theatre! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

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  30. So glad the crop went so well...you are all beaming in all the photos and seems like everyone bonded!
    You got some pretty gifts there...the chocolates look so yummy!

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  31. Looks like you all had a good time at the crop. Love the pink jewellery.
    Bernice #80

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  32. Just popped to look at the photos you all look as if you are having a brilliant time - some beautiful makes there. The skull fabric is fab as are the bracelet and earrings. Anne x #136

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  33. Looking at all the photos of the crop makes me so jealous, glad you had a great time and loved seeing all your goodies! Chris109

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  34. So glad you had a successful crop!
    It looks like so much fun :)
    Mary Jo #115

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  35. Oh, I like that fabric. What is it getting transformed into? Dani #132

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  36. Not a halloween type person but that skull fabric is fabulous. Glad you enjoyed the crop - so sad I missed out, especially after seeing all your photos, looks like a great day, and so many messy desks are my idea of heaven.

    Ann B
    #94

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  37. I'm still none the wiser about the ammonites but hey ho! What have you used to make that lovely bracelet? Is it mould-able wire? Love the skull and polka dot fabrics.

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  38. Hi Jan loving your sketeton material. Looks like you had a fab crop, i wish I lived nearer I'd love to join you all. Love all your gifts, how generous.
    Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 59

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  39. Once again what a great day it was , you really deservea a bit of ZZZZZZZZZZZZz time. The skull fabric looks interesting, I look forward to seeing what you make with it. Pretty please could you e mail me the group photo I feel a LO coming on
    janet #47

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  40. Sound like a fun day was had by all. Great skull fabric will have to see what you are going to do with it - Love the bracelet and earring -thanks for sharing have a good week - Nicky ~49

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  41. Hi LLJ,

    Very cool treats from the Crop! Oh, the skull fabric is so very cool!!!

    What song are those lyrics from? And wow, isn't it so true!!! Di and I had just the perfect time together - a bit too short though.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #18

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  42. OK, next time y'all have to set up a SKYPE so I can chat with everyone and pretend I'm there! Sounds like so much fun, been loving all the pictures everyone is sharing! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  43. Ah, looking at the picture, I'm sad all over again that I wasn't there. You guys did such a great job! And, dude, what a lot of love you got and well-deserved!!

    Have a wonderful week and thanks for coming by to visit me already! (I thought you might like my, cough, tatting circle comment!) Darnell #35

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  44. Loved seeing all the photos in the previous post. What fun..do you all live within 50 miles or did some travel quite far? Such great little pressies here too. Your wicked little fabric is quite cute. Have a great week thanks for sharing all the photos too.

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  45. Looks like everyone has had a great time thanks for sharing the day.

    Eliza 110

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  46. Hi Jan - I have been reading all about the lovely crop you had at the weekend. Everyone had a fab time and I know it must have taken some organising - well done! I will wait until you recover before I say 'when is the next one?!!'
    Thank you for popping by to visit me and what a lovely surprise! I will send you and email today! How exciting - that postman is going to think he has a stalker again!! Have a great week Jan an big WOYWW hugs to you from Helen 77

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  47. Nice goodies! Love the bracelet and earrings set! Nan 117

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  48. Great goodies and so envious that you all got together. SO happy for all of you though!
    Angie #114

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  49. Fab goodies and brill photos of the crop - what a fun day out you all had. x Jo

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  50. It did look like a grand day out, and lovely gifts too. That's fab material, but if you're making it for All saints Day, what are you making for All Hallows Eve and All Souls Day!!! Lol, I'm being a smart arse!! Beautiful beading, I'm sure Sue will love them.

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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  51. Loving seeing all these piccies of the get together. I am quite jealous but am banished from driving very far at the moment!

    I do love that combo of the skulls and polka dots. My bag goes with me EVERYWHERE, it's like a tardis inside! And I always, always get complimented on it and asked where I got it, especially at the hospital when I produce my gigantic maternity folder magically from inside (send me some business cards woman - at the mo I just keep telling people to google Lunch Lady Jan!)

    Have a fabulous week :)

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  52. I've really enjoyed seeing all the photos of the crop though admittedly I've had the odd stab of envy and wishing I had been their emotions ... but I'll get over it and just hope I'll make the next one - if Cardarian can make, then so can I :) Fab pressies, including the awesome bag bling and the set you've made your friend is gorgeous. And talking of gorgeous, that fabric with the skulls is so beyond gorgeous - love it and can't wait to see the finished project. Belated happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great weekend. Elizabeth x #40

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  53. Hi Jan! Think I forgot to thank you for the beautiful pin cushion. Threw my tatty old thing (actually the top of an etuil box that has long since parted company from the box) away immediately! Thanks again for having us, Cindy #73

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  54. Poppy and I are sitting here reading your blog. We thank you for your kind condolences.

    My gosh! Quite a lot of you showed up for the stamping, crafting shindig! That's so cool. I'm so bummed that the private jet was in the shop! ;-) Love, love, LOVE the skull fabric. What fabulous thing are you going to make with it?!

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  55. It's always fun to meet your Bloggy Friends in real life! Looks like a blast...and some nice prezzies, too!!

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  56. Gorgeous gifts, and it sounds as though the whole day was one of those amazing times of joy and connection. Halloween-y fabrics look very cool... belated happy WOYWW!
    Alison x
    #31

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  57. Sorry to be so late getting round again. I had a very busy end to the week and am only just catching up with myself.

    It certainly looks like you had a great day meeting up with everyone. We did something like that a couple of times on a craft forum I used to go on so I know how special it is to actually meet up with cyber friends. You came home with some beautiful things too. I look forward to seeing how big those squares grow by week by week!

    Thanks for stopping by this week.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ 81
    x

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  58. LOL! I have that same skull fabric! Made DH an iPad cover out of it. I think I share your taste in colour and pattern sometimes. OK, not mad keen on the Scottie dogs but otherwise, I always see something to covet when I stop by.

    Happy WOYWW!

    MA (15)

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