Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

WOYWW 260

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US, 
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, DEAR WOYWWers,
HAAAAAPPPPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!


Congratulations, Julia, on hosting this most marvellous of online gatherings for the past 5 years. It's such fun to be part of and you do a tremendous job of keeping us crafters linked up (it must be like herding cats sometimes!)  Long may it continue :-)

(PS Thanks to Kyla for providing the inky mitts for the first 'W' above at last Saturday's crop!!)

There are loads of crop pics in my previous post and even more in a Photobox account I've created. If you want to see that, email me and I'll send the link and password xx  Thank you to everyone who supported my stand at the Crop too - not sure what the final total was, Julia will let us know soon :-)

The ATC's have been arriving thick and fast and it was great to swap at the crop too (though I did lavender pillow ATC's for that as I'd already peaked paperwise..... ;-)  )

Top L-R: Crafty GasheadZo, Cardarian, Sandra De, Fairythoughts, Queenartoypia, PearshapedChris, StampingbyH
Bottom L-R: Bella, Maggie C (crop version), Maggie C, Shaz Silverwolf, Helen
Top L-R: Robyn O, Bleubeard & Elizabeth, Ali H, Lynda B, Mary Anne
Bottom L-R: Minxy, Debbie Tattered Rocks, Hettie, Kyla
Eliza's ATC came with a beautiful card and matching envelope, Bella's came with a great card and some amazing printed fabric cutlery envelopes (via Ali H) and Debbie (Tattered Rocks) had made beautiful tags to hand out to everyone at the Crop. THANK YOU ladies, they're all fantastic and much appreciated! The thoughtfulness and generosity of WOYWWers should be bottled...it would do the world good!

Sam (Hettiecraft) made me this amazing leather bound notebook....it is stunning. I wish this blog had smell-o-vision, cos it smells gorgeous! (and yes, I've kept the tissue paper, like any good crafter would. lol!)
Just ready to sketch and write in....look at those floral end papers too, very Florentine I thought.  Sam, it's gorgeous and I shall treasure it...and there's a bed again next time if you want it :-)

It has been so crazy this week that there is no desk pic to show but I have raided my yarn stash and this is the next project ready to get underway!  Watch this space........

Wow, what a party that was.....!!  I'm looking forward to seeing who my Anniversary Swap Partner is :-)

Have a wonderful week, you lovely people xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

70 comments:

  1. OMGosh. I love the WOYWW5. Clever, clever, clever. And of course, I adore the book Sam (Hettie) made you. It is fantastic. You were the true power behind the lady of the day, and your hard work and organization did not go unnoticed.

    Happy, happy 5th. No number yet. In fact, I don't even have my post up yet.

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  2. What gorgeous ATCs, LLJ! So wish I could've joined the crop! patsy

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  3. Fantastic crop of ATCs not sure what a collection would be called but that fits doesn't it.
    The book looks amazing .... I love the smell of leather too.
    Well done for all your hard work before and on the day
    Where's julia .... Keeping us in suspense today hehe
    Janet

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  4. P. S.
    Love the clever sign too
    J

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  6. Can you get Julia to link please, lol I have to go to work... Love all your atc's and that is a great WOYWW - wondered why you took a pic of my badge! Helen , numberless for now!

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  7. oh, that's not my badge though!! (did see it in your other photos though!)

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  8. wow Lunch lady Jan, a totally fab time was had by all - saw some great shots on Shaz's blog too as well as Julia's who is still on Tuesday...
    ...and great haul of ATC's there well done you!! happy 5WOYWW no number yet, Shaz in Oz.x

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  9. I'm sitting here trying to stay awake so I can link and I thought I'd come and see your account of the Crop. I'm delighted to see you have posted your ATC swap post already! I love the header!! And, wowza, girlfriend, you are by far The Most Popular and have received such a wonderful array of works of art! Just truly amazing, especially the notebook from Sam!! I would love to swap ATCs with you, if you have any extra! My email is darnell.knauss@gmail.com. Happy WOYWW Anniversary!! Hugs, Darnell (no no. yet)

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  10. Wow Jan what an amazing lot of ATCs you have on show there....and more on their way ;-)
    Have a wonderful day and lets hope the next year is as good as the last 5 eh?
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  11. I'm also trying to stay awake long enough to link, it may be a fail though- off to bed in a minute. Love the pics of the ATC's you got- and the journal really is amazing. Still can't believe how fast the day seemed to go- one minute we were setting up, the next everyone was packing to go home. Have a lovely week Jan, Love Shaz xx

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  12. Wow! What a fantastic array of ATCs you received Jan. That leather bound journal is stunning. A very Happy 5th Anniversary to you xx

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  13. Hi Jan. Sorry I didn't get organised enough to suggest a swap with you - life has been just a tad crazy :-( Maybe next year?!!! Gorgeous pictures of the ATCs you have already received. No need for wallpaper in your home - just put the ATCs up on the wall. I'm now off to take a peek at the crop pictures...
    Have a great week.
    Margaret no number yet

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  14. Well, I see no * and we already swapped so what happens now? :) I guess we shall see in a bit. Lovely to see you (more this year than ever before, I think!). And so happy with my raffle prize. It has a pattern in t I pinned and I am happy happy happy. Plus the mags, lovely stuff. Happy WOYWW as ever and thanks fr the lunch :)

    MA (2)

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  15. What a lovely post missus..love the WOYWW banner!
    Made me LOL that you think you'd 'peaked' paper wise, how funny. And hardly anyone that looks at your ATCs will know.....

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  16. How lovely the number one spot is you......
    What a fab bunch of ATC's you have there, I have a few to trade if you want one let me know
    Will send you a seperate e mail this week re what we spoke about last week to make a purchase of your fabulous sewing!
    Jackie 26

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  17. WOW What a wonderful selection of art you received, that journal is too die for.
    Was so wonderful to finally meet you, I had a great day, I was just sad I didn't have any money to buy one of your gorgeous bags.. but I took a pic of one too see me through till I have some cash lol Happy Desk Day xo
    Hugs Minxy #4

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  18. What lovely atcs you got. Have agreat day. :)

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  19. WOW I have ATC envy an amazing haul you have there. Love the banner and book. Crop sounded great fun. Anne x # 39

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  20. Fab ATCs Jan - what a talented bunch the WOYWWers are! That leather bound book is amazing too - what a lovely gift. Have a fab week - love the WOYWW at the top of your post! x Jo

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  21. What a fun post.love the "word" pics at the top of your post. love those ATC's.Have a great week.
    Judy #52

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  22. Dropping by to greet you a happy 5th WOYWW anniversary, Jan! What wonderful ATCs you've gotten! I've heard so much about the fun at the crop and I'm going to look at your previous post for more pictures. I wish I could go to a WOYWW crop!
    Hugs,
    peggy aplSEEDS

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  23. Hi Jan - glad you all had such a good time. That's a wonderful collection of ATCs there - and the book is beautiful. Happy crocheting, and have a great week. Chris # 15

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  24. I'm back. Congrats on being #1 this week. Not sure how I got so far down the list, but I think we were all fighting for first place this week. BTW, I read your comment. I thought I made it ABUNDANTLY clear that I wanted NOTHING in return. I was shocked and surprised to say the least. But you made it sound like it was on the way to me, so I'll thank you in advance.

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  25. Lovely to see all your cards, it must have been nice waiting for the postman arriving
    Lynn x
    29

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  26. Love your WOYWW on the top - very clever!
    Lots of lovely atc's and gifts on your blog today (congrats on no 1 place too) and I can see there are going to be some little squares made shortly.
    Hugs and Happy 5th WOYWW - Neet 11x

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  27. Hi Jan, congrats on getting first place, it's only right really.
    So pleased you all had such a great time, I was with you in spirit at least.
    Happy WOYWW birthday, Angela x #45

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  28. Great WOYWW 260. Happy birthday! xx Jan (58)

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  29. What a wonderful crop of ATCs you have there - where will you keep them, do you have an album? I didn't get my act together in time and only made two, but I'm still excited :o) Happy WOYWW Birthday, Annie C #56 (ish)

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  30. Quite right that you got number one spot! Great to meet you on Saturday, lunch was ACE!!!!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  31. Congrats on Number 1 and what a stash of ATC's. Thanks to Julia Woyww has been an amazing cyber haven for all of us. Can't wait to check out all the photos of your crop. Have a lovely week.

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  32. Thanks again for a wonderful Crop and the food ....... slavering at the thought of it .....
    Congrats on being number one, maybe one day for me ....
    Have a restful week, crocheting or knitting as the case may be!
    Bishopsmate #58

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  33. Happy 5th WOYWW Birthday! Thanks for your comments your humour and your friendship. I do wish I'd made it to the crop, missed you all,
    love Jo x

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  34. Beautiful collection of atc's LLJ and I loved studying the wonderful photos...getting to know you is a song going on in my head. Nice crop ...well organized...Number #1 leader.
    Be well Carole #68

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  35. Fab ATCs! I'd like to look at all the pics from the crop, please. And I'll go back and read the previous post too. Love the stack of yarn. That's quite a pile, course that diesnt mean the project will be huge does it? Hugs and Happy 5th WOYWW! Nan G #77

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  37. What a lovely variety of ATCs.

    Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a good WOYWW. Sue 59

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  38. Looks like someone is going to be very busy! Have fun and keep crafting! ♥ Karen ♥ 84 x

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  39. What a treasure trove of WOYWW you have! And I love your banner: D. The tea pot die I used is a wafer (thin) die. I've used it to cut felt (and papery things). But the Papertrey Ink design team has videos of cutting thin fabric with them by usnig a spray adhesive and attaching it to cardstock or paper, or using an iron on stabilizer/fusible thingie (you probably know all the technical terms for it lol), or it can be used for cutting thin canvas as it is. The tim holtz type dies I think cut through everything thick and thin with no extra work needed. Happy WOYWW5! #9

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  40. Jan - you are number one!!! That is perfect for the fifth anniversary! Your ATCs are so gorgeous, and I love that yarn stash. I'm sure you and Julia are still recovering from the wonderful event - it looked amazing and thank you for sharing the photos. Oh, I just wish I could have been there, but I can't say that enough. Now, I'm off to try and figure out how to get one of the new badges onto my blog. It's amazing I even have a blog, because I am not the computer technical type, and everytime I do something to the blog layout it is a struggle--but I just keep in there and try to figure it out! Oh, and your banners have finally inspired me enough to get on top of my bliss banner project! Big hugs dearest soul sister! Happy WOYWW Anniversary! Sandy Leigh #85

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  41. I really thought I had posted a comment earlier, sorry not too good today being the end of the day either. Glad you received your atc and card, you deserve it considering all the hard work you put into helping the headmistress, you really are a champion. Enjoy your time, and congrats on being no 1 this week.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #8
    Happy WOYWW 5th Anniversasry

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  42. Super post lovely, lol at the WOYWW banner, Kyla's hands are perfect for it!! We had such a lovely day and that was down to you and Julia. Thank you for looking after us and making it the special day it was. Enjoy your day & take care. Zo xx 80

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  43. Ha! I love your WOYWW banner. Clever you. I'm still smiling remembering the friendship, generosity and just all round happiness of Saturday's crop. Didn't get to blog today as just back from visiting family. It was so great to meet everybody too.
    Hugs Lynda B XXXX

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  44. You've rec'd some gorgeous ATCs. You have some beautiful yarn. #16

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  45. Congrats on Number 1 on such a special day and all your ATCs look so pretty lucky to just hand them off to trade so much quicker then the mailman, got sidetracked with your 2nd post of the crop you all look like you had so much fun together
    Hugs Nikki C 33

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  46. Hi LLJ,

    Congrats on being Number One!!! I'm blown away by all the ATCs, cards and gifts you've received. I also like the header that you've created for the anniversary.

    Coming to the Crop is definitely on my bucket list!

    Happy WOYWW (88&96)

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  47. Happy #5 to #1 today. just lovely ATC's from so many... it's always exciting to see the variety that gets created. WOYWW has been such fun all these years. Enjoy

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  48. It was certainly a great day, Jan, from start to finish. Well worth the journey Thank you for making me feel so welcome and for your hospitality after. By the way, the ATC with the coppery coloured houses on was also from me as an extra, one for you and one for Julia. I had a lovely couple of days afterwards, despite the determination of all the cyclists to commit suicide. On Sunday, I saw the aftermath of three separate accidents and another near miss, the fault of a group of riders. Apart from having lunch both days at the White Hart at Oare, I have no idea where I went. I just dived off down side roads I fancied the look of, very relaxing. The food at the White Hart, by the way, was superb. Hope you made loads of money for your chosen charity. Looking forward to next year now. xx Maggie #49

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  49. Hi Jan, look at you! First in line ... did you have trouble sleeping :) Lovely post ... all those beautiful ATCs and I love your basket of wool - looking forward to seeing what you are concocting with it. It looks as though the workshop was a complete success, and what else would it be, and I so wish I could have been there too. Have a lovely day and a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #105 (at the opposite end of the link list)

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  50. Hey #1!
    thanks so much for the crop pix! This is the only lunch I can enjoy and not gain weight! Loving all the ATC and sharing!
    Happy WOYWW 5th, and the snoop around!
    Robyn 24

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  51. I'm glad the ATC arrived safe! Lovely ATC's you have already...what a creative bunch we have! And thanks for the pics from the Crop...so nice to put faces to names! Have a fabulous week!
    -K

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  52. I love your WOYWW moniker at the top! That is a lovely selection of ATCs you have there...thank you for mine, which arrived safely in todays post. It is lovely. Thanks for sharing and joining in the fun, Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary. Caro x (#43)

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  53. Thank you SO MUCH for showing all the gorgeous ATCs and all the crop pics too! I almost feel like I was there! And if I wasn't half world away, I totally would have been!

    Can't wait to see what you have planned for that luscious yarn stash!

    Happy WOYWW-aversary!
    Amy E. #22
    Scrapthissavethat.com

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  54. Oh my goodness ATCs aplenty. I'm on planet ga-ga these days so am last on the list at the moment, so I might just get to swap with you but not sure as to the timing for the last one on the list thingy. BJ#102

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  55. Amazing LLJ - I love all the gorgeous ATC's you have got and the wonderful notebook. How lovely are WOYWWers - what are you going to do with the yummy wool? Happy Anniversary Cx #91 - p.s I still have one ATC left if you want to swap :)

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  56. Don't look too closely at my sewing...You know I don't sew as a rule! But you inspired me to try and so I had to spoil you with something special as last year you sent me the stunning bunting that makes me smile every day! The crop looks like it was great fun. I so want to join in one year in the future. It is on my bucket list! #61

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  57. Aww Bless ya! Glad you like your lickle journal.
    Saturday went soooo quickly. Weekend next time? Wink Wink!
    You got a lovely crop of ATCs there!
    Hugs
    xx

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  58. Hi Jan, Happy 5th WOYWW, isn't it exciting, I've thoroughly enjoyed desk hopping and seeing pics of the crop and the girls one blogs with every week. Thanks for stopping by my desk, I see you got my ATC- aren't the girls amazingly talented? Love your leather notebook..wwwoow, talented Sam. But I must say I think you are an amazing woman --fabulous sewing and from reports a wonderful caterer. Cheers and have a fantastic week RobynO#35

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  59. That's a glorious collection of ATCs you have there, and they're each so unique, just like the woywwers who made them.

    I'm guessing you'll be making something rainbow striped with all that yarn? Love all the colors!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :-)

    Happy 5th Anniversary!

    Sandy #33

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  60. Haha NOW I know what that photo of Kyla was all about. You had a cunning plan all along! Great post (although you don't seem to have an ATC from me, how did that happen?) and all the pictures below too. Your yarn is gorgeous colours - should keep you busy. Have a good week! Cindyx

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  61. Aaah, lovely post and all the photos from the crop make it look like a fun day was had by all... and I am going to try to at the next one in person... really try!! LOL Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary to you, hugs from Annette #3

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  62. WoW! You made out with the ATCs! Quite the haul! LOL Sounds like the crop was a blast, so wish I could have been there. Thanks for the pics!
    donna#90

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  63. Happy 5th anniversary LL Cool J!!! Adore your WOYWW at the top of your post! ♥ Sue Kment #98

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  64. Loving the title and so many atc's too. Karen #101

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  65. Hi Mrs LLJ

    What fabulous ATC's from some very kind and thoughtful WOYWWers, and that leather bound journal/sketch book is just
    something else! I would love to have made it, maybe next time when my health is even better.

    Happy 5th WOYWW Anniversary!

    Paula (#116) (previously 115 - but forgot the aterisk - or originally #72 but that was a bad link)!! lol

    Paula x x x

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  66. I just received my mail and what a fun surprise...ATC's from the Crop Gals ....Each one is so special...all unique.. and I love the fact that they are flat. I have to learn to do this.
    You have added so much to our weekly WOYWW and I thank you so much.. Have a wonderful weekend. I love the 5 candles.

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  67. Gosh, what a lovely lot of ATCs you got. Lovely wool too.
    chris #19

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  68. Marvelous collection of ATCs and I LUV the little journal book :-)
    Sorry I am so late visiting... I had a spot of bother :-(
    Happy WOYWW #206

    Hugz
    IKE in Greece xxx #66

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  69. Hello lovely lady! Only just getting around to visiting my visitors.... Tsk tsk. Still, better late than never. Fancy you getting #1 spot this week - t'was meant to be!

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