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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WOYWW 364 - The 7th Anniversary

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, LOVE,
LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED.....
(c. Lennon and McCartney)

Welcome to all you lovely deskers who, week in and week out, turn up to share friendship, ideas and lunacy!! What started out as a mad idea by our beloved Queen Julia has stood the test of time - many higher profile blogs have come and gone, but WOYWW carries on  and it's all down to you :-)  The support that comes over the Interwebs is simply amazing, my life has been enriched by being part of this group and meeting deskers in real life has been wonderful too. Long may it continue, say I.

So, Happy 7th to you all!  If you are swapping Anniversary ATCS, please remember to put an asterisk after your name in the linky. You will send your ATC to the next person with a star by their name - some people may choose not to join in, in which case, leapfrog over them to the next starred name - I will try and help on the day as much as I can if confusion reigns :-D

Today's desk - what it's all about, after all.......
I've been using up stash to make a little something for a giveaway - too much is going on this week with the ATCs, so I'll offer it next week. The squares are leftovers from a charm pack from which I've made a couple of small quilts in the past year. 


I rather like the grey and sandy colours together, an unexpectedly good combo, all will be revealed next week :-D

And in keeping with the general theme of friendship, this is my ATC design (Julia let me run amok in her craftroom, mwahahaha...)
Not the fanciest, but I enjoyed making them!  The eagle eyed amongst you will have spotted the new header too...... Nikki C has made some new badges for your sidebars, I think you can get the link over at Julia's Stamping Ground.

EDIT****  Apparently some are having problems linking up. When you paste your URL code under your name, make sure it is tight up against the LH side of the box as Mr Linky seems to be inserting a single space which means the link won't work. Heads up to Nikki C for the advice! I just linked Julia's blog for her and didn't have an issue ****

Right then, here's the linky and remember to put an asterisk after your name if you want to join in the swap!

81 comments:

  1. Your ATC is very cute!! Happy anniversary everyone.
    Diane #2

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  2. Hi Jan
    Popped over an you posted the 7th anniversary so I send to the person above me which = the last person who posts a * beside their name.
    Your squares look perfect greys and yellows look so fantastic together. I'm working on a pocket letter with the same colours too happy WOYWW #7 thanks for keeping us going while Julia is in recovery
    Hugs Nikki #1 :)

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  3. Hello Jan. Happy 7th WOWW anniversary. Great job on your ATC I just love the heart stamp. Also have to comment on your quilt patches they are so stunning and just beautiful colours. Thanks for keeping us all matching to our computer on Wednesday to enjoy hopping around the world to see everyone's desks while Julia is recovery, Have a fantastic week. Hugs}Anne L#3

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  4. Hi Jan, I can't seem to link up. I keep getting an unknown error. But I'm here and I'm feeling the love, even though I can't show it right now!





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  5. Forgot to add, thanks for being the host for this party and thanks for helping Julia. We all appreciate you, but probably not as much as Julia does.

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  6. Finally! I'm very persistent, and I was finally able to link up. What drama to begin year 8. Did I mention I love the 7 in your blog header?

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  7. Hi jan and a very happy Anniversarry 7 swap. As you can see I made an error with 6 and linked to wrong post !.oopssorry its early !... I hope you have a great day and a huge repsonse will be back after work tonight to catch up and vissit .love your ATC, love the pink too..and a nice bit of blending.crafty hugs andrea 7*

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  8. I can't get my link added, keep getting an error message.. will keep trying!

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    1. It's leaving a space at the beginning when you paste the HTML code try making sure it's tight to the edge :)

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  11. Same here, I cant link up either. So here's my link wiht an asterisk, maybe someone else can try and link for us http://bridgetlarsen.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/woyww-364-7th-anniversary-and-atc-swap.html

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    1. Added you in the error was it's bumping you over one space in the HTML when you copy in it ... Mr linky very sneaky

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    2. I did a test link Nikki and there was no space, I then tried it on my ipad and it gave me an error grrrr

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  12. Ooooh Love your ATC Lunch lady Jan it is sooo you, with the words of an appropriate song on it, well done!
    And love the lemon/yellow with the grey as you say it looks fab!
    Thanks so much for stepping into he breach and manning the linky for us all. and of course, for Julia! praying muchly for her..

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW 7! Shaz in Oz.x #8

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  14. oh have deleted my last comment as I have finally got myself linked. now I can start to play!

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  15. oh,, by the way Jan.. thanks for carrying the mantle while Julia is away and while she recovers... we love you! forgot to say in the palaver of trying to link, I love all those squares! look forward to next week's reveal! xx

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  16. Ha Ha - brill new header1 i love those squares - the colours are gorgeous together. Happy 7th Anniversary xxx

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  17. Have made sure I am right at the end of the box but still get an error message - will try after work xx

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  18. The colours of those fabric squares work perfectly together - can't wait top see what they become.
    Your ATC is lovely.
    Toni xx

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  19. Hi Jan
    Loving the new header and that fabric. In fact I'm going to wear those colours today. I've got a charity find dress in them and I'll team it up with a grey cardi and my mustard sandals if the sun shines later. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Give my love to Julia and tell her she is in my thoughts
    Happy anniversary too and thanks for keeping things going
    Lynn 15 xx

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  20. Loving the fabric colour combo. Your ATC is just too cute! Cara x

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  21. Love your workdesk, but then I always do ... been way too long since I messed around with fabric ... mmmm, can smell fresh, new fabric right now! Always remember the first time I went into a fabric shop and the smell just hit me & I have love it ever since! Thanks for holding the fort whilst Julia is away ... and, hey, get you ... stamping and inking and PAPER crafting! Just love what you have done there Mrs.! Happy 7th dearest Jan and say so to Julia too when next you can please. Much love & soppy stuff. Debbie xXx

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  22. Oh well done on your anniversary post Jan - perfect, and of course a great bit of WOYWW problem solving too! Happy 7th and here's to many more! x Jo

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  23. Morning Jan. Thanks for taking on the mantle as desk queen.
    I have no desk today, or more to the point no time to play the game, so Happy WOYWW anniversary to you and anyone who reads this comment.
    Chris

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  24. Yay I made it - 10 weeks in a row as well. Even popped a harp piccy in for your delight too. Love the lemon and grey patchwork, such soothing colours. BJ#20

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  25. Lovely quilting and desk

    Happy 7th WOYWW

    Kathyk
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  26. Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary Jan. Love the colour combinations of your fabrics as well. Sadly not able to join in with the swap :-( Look forward to seeing them all though. Anne x #25

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  27. I love the yellow and grey colour combination. I think I have some of those patterns in a charm pack. Really should dig them out, shouldn't I? Not blogging much at the moment but I had to join in today. Thanks so much for hosting. Just whizzing out the door with my girl, later start this morning after the London trip yesterday. I'll be back to visit with coffee soon xx

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  28. HI Jan, happy WOYWW anniversary! Your ATC looks brilliant, love that stamp you've used/commandeered! That's a very pretty combo indeed, the bluey greys with the sandy yellows, love it. SORRY I did the classic and forgot the blinkin asterisk, would you mind please taking off my first link pretty please? :o) Annie C #27 AND #28!!

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  29. Hi Jan, Happy 7th WOYWW. I just snagged myself one of Nikki's badges.

    Lovely ATC and the freebie looks very interesting.


    Sue #24

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  30. I am loving the grey and yellow - one of my favourite colour combinations, it always looks so classy. Your ATC is lovely, and the heart stamp is gorgeous.

    Thank you for your lovely comment - it's been wonderful meeting up with you, and I'm really hoping we can organise getting together again very soon.
    Love and hugs,
    Diana xx #22

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  31. Hi Jan, happy WOYWW anniversary! Sorry, I did it too ... please remove my first entry with no asterisk. I am, of course, joining in with the ATC swap. And all the time I'm muttering "don't forget the asterisk, don't forget ..."
    RosA correctly at No.31

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  32. Not been crafting lately so no blogging or desk pics but wanted to wish Julia and all you lovely desk hoppers a very happy Woyww 7th anniversary, sending lots of speedy recovery wishes to Julia, &!well done Jan for carrying on the torch. Here's to many more years of desk Hoppy'ness 😘 Hugs Nicky {thealteredinker}

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  33. Hi Jan, in my attempt to log in which was acting up I forgot to put the asterisk on so logged in again, sorry but it looks as though I'm not the only one! How kind of you to do the giveaway, you're a saint! Have a lovely WOYWW, Anniversary, Angela x Was 30 now 32 Hee Hee! Silly me!

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  34. Thanks Jan, I'm 30 again! Oh what a relief! Not as old as I thought!!! Angela 30 Hee Hee x

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  35. I'm not joining in today because I'm sat by the pool in Albufeira....such a hardship I know lol....but I just had to call by to wish you a happy day and to thank you for holding the fort in Julia's absence. I now how hard the next few weeks will be for you and just wanted to say you're not alone....we are all here for you and you only need to shout if you need a bit of support. Really hoping Julia's op goes well and she makes a good steady recovery after. Sending you the biggest hug my friend.
    Annie xxxxx

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  36. Great new header. Lovely colour choice - Lots of love Jackie #31

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  37. Happy to swap 😊. Will email address tomorrow when back at work.

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  38. Buff your tiara again girl your doing a grand job ☺.
    Love the fabric colourways and they are very similar to the quilt I made at the last woyww crop (well when I say 'made' I mean asked all you for help!).
    Kyla

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  39. Love the ATC and what a lovely sentiment. Very appropriate for the WOYWW crew! Love the colour combination of those squares and I look forward to seeing what they become. Happy WOYWW7! Max #36

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  40. Love the ATC and have a great anniversary on WOYWDW

    Lilian B

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  41. Now what would be do without LLJ while Queen Julia is away. Agree wholeheartedly with the lovely friendships that have developed over the years. Always great fun to participate.
    sandra de @ 38 (i think)

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  42. I've so much enjoyed 7 years of WOYWW...and you have been a treasure. Enjoy your blog so much and a big thanks for helping out with Julia dealing with her medical issues. Prayers for her quick recovery. I've sent your ATC with the package I mailed off to her, so in time it should get to you. Your ATC is lovely..I need to do more stamping, would be easier to mail. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. Seven years of WOYWW in which I stepped in in 2013... and I enjoyed every Wednesday! It is like you wrote: life has been enriched by being part of this group. Thank you so much for hosting the woyww posts and this anniversary, what would we/Julia do without you! Happy anniversary dear one, and have a great party! Hug from Holland, Marit #39

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  44. Fabulous desk. Do you know you've helped me decide the colours for my living room. Your beautiful grey and yellow fabrics have given me the combos! I chose a light soft grey but wanted a strong . So I'm choosing yellow! Lol Thank you lovely lady not only for your inspiration but for your friendship over these years. You guys mean I'm not as isolated as I would be if I didn't have you all there. Take care Zo xx

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  45. Oh, my your quilt block colors are so adorable. Cute ATC as well.

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  46. Darn, I messed up my linky twice (#42 and #43) - the correct link with the asterisk is #44. So sorry Jan! I'm not sure if it's worth removing because then people behind me might find their numbers all changed. Banging my head against the wall here as I write this! Stupid, stupid me! Lovely ATC - how kind of Julia to let you use her stuff and how wonderful that you ventured into paper crafting! Luckily for me, the assignment wasn't to crochet something, LOL! I would have been stumped! Happy anniversary! :)

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  47. Very nice ATC. I love your patchwork too. The colours go together nicely though they aren't ones I would usually pick to go together. Thanks again for hosting!

    Sharon K #45

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  48. Lovely fabrics and gorgeous ATC, Jan - sorry I'm not joining in the swap but I haven't got the time for it at the moment. I have tried linking but it won't work for me - there is no gap to the left of my name or URL so not sure what the problem is.

    Shoshi

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  49. Still can't link. Here's my URL in case anyone wants to visit: http://shoshiplatypus.blogspot.co.uk/

    Shoshi

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  50. Hey Jan! Thank you for covering things while our dear Julia takes the time she needs. I've gotten Soshi's link to work. My ATCs should be ready by week's end for mailing. I love how you always have fabric something or other going on. I got the itch last week to sew as I sorted through my quilt kits and reorganized their storage. I will be playing with them in time. Creative Blessings! Kelly #50

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  51. Afternoon LLJ!! Really late linking today (I actually think time evaporates in this house) but am sitting down now with a cuppa to begin the anniversary trail. Thanks for everything!! Happy WOYWW Cindyx

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  52. Ditto all the above and thanks for carrying on focus all! A busy and welcoming desk as ever. Must go and start working on my ATC to honor the Anniversary! Great Love and Light to you Jan.

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  53. LLJ, I echo your words. My life is truly enriched thanks to WOYWW, the people I have met via it are amazing, warm, fun people that I wouldn't know otherwise..how sad. Love what is going on, on your desk..I think you might like the colour combo of the quilt I am working on. I like the ATC too, I feel sad that I didn't get to make them this year. Cx #55

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  54. I just love seeing all that beautiful fabric!!! Just so lovely the way the different patterns and colors unite with each other. ♥
    Wishing you a lovely Wednesday!
    Michelle ♥

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  55. Hiya Jan, I managed to link ok, although I admit I did it almost as sooon as you'd put the post up, on my tablet. I woke up and did it before I had another snooze, lol, as Virgin had picked today to do some work on out Internet, so it's been broken most of the day. I think it's only been back up for about half an hour. Love your new header! Been and got my badge. :) Good ol' Nikki! I agree, my lovely friend, without Julia's brilliant WOYWW, we'd never have met you and your lovely family, and that thought is so sad. We treasure our friendship so much. All the deskers I've met, either for real or in our special little virtual world, have been the most caring, supportive and loving friends anyone could wish for.
    As for your quilting, don't those colours go well together, Very calming and restful, that mix. Your ATC, and Julia's are on their way later, when Hubby takes me to the post office, lol. Huge hugs and lots of love, Shaz xxxx

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  56. Lovely colours on your desk! I loVe your ATC too! So pleased that you can host this wonderful weekly whizz around while Julia is out of action! Hugs, Chrisx 57 (started earlier but internet is playing up so couldn't finish post!)

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  57. Love the colors and pattern mix of your squares Jan, ( I cannot make the link work this morning will try again later) :) ~Stacy

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  58. I just wanted to say thank you for keeping this blog hop going while Julia is out of action. Love all your fabrics and your ATC. I didn't get any made. :(
    #59

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  59. Happy anniversary soul sister!! I think I'm properly linked up. Thank you so much for again hosting the desker party. So last week you were talking about your organizing and planners--and I see you are very busy again today, and I love that fabric! Anyhoo, I've been thinking about what you would enjoy having. I'm wondering if you would enjoy a Midori? Inside you could fit four to six booklets with your planners (which are usually six months at a time per booklet, so I always have two for a year's worth) and then you could have other booklets dedicated to what you need. I have a whole booklet that is nothing but lists. I ordered a new planner yesterday for my Midori from Yellow Paper House on Etsy, and she even has gorgeous colored paper choices for the planners. I wanted a blank one so I can create my 2017 planner, and I ordered the aqua. She even has coloring books for your Midori, so no matter where you go, you'll have a coloring book with you! The Foxy Fix on Etsy has great Midori books, for the book itself. Or, I could send you one I made! I think another option you would enjoy though is a Filofax. The notebooks are beautiful and come in so many colors, and you snap things in and out of your planner very easily. We will turn you into a planner girl yet! Hugs dearest!! Sandy Leigh #58

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  60. I love that you add "7" to your blog header! Very cool! The little squares do go well together! I'll be watching to see what you do with them. And fun ATC! Thanks so much for filling in for Julia and hope you have a great rest of the week! Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary!
    Carol N #4

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  61. Hi Jan,
    Thanks again for running the show for Julia! It's been a pleasure getting to know you these past few years! I love the gray and yellow combo; can't wait to see the finished product. And I love your ATC. Happy Anniversary!

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  62. Yay! Got here eventually!!!

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  63. Happy 7th birthday, Jan. I'm sorry I've not been able to join in lately but have been with you in spirit. Love your Atc, we'll make a stamper of you yet.
    Hugs Lisa xx

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  64. Got your email and address details well done, sound like all has not went smoothly but glad to see all looking fab and great to see so many people take part.a very big thankyou and a happy WOYWW 7 anniversary HUGS Andrea #6 X

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  65. Happy 7th anniversary WOYWW, Jan! Thanks for hosting. I ***love*** the grey fabrics with the yellows -- such a gorgeous color combination. Thanks for visiting! ~ Laura #37

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  66. My dear Jan! Happy WOYWW anniversary! Thank you for helping out as Julia is away - I will be thinking of her! Thank you for your lovely friendship and good times at the crop! Hopefully our gathering will continue for a long time!
    A big hug from CARDARIAN

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  67. Oh my, I thought number 7 was last week. Just like me to jump smack into the middle of the party and demand all attention be focused on me. Love the gray and yellows together. Such a lovely combination. Awesome job on the ATC and thanks for keeping the WOYWW mojo going while Julia is out of action. PJ #63

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  68. Still can't link. I hope people find my addy in the comments!

    Shoshi

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  69. Well Jan I just HAD to share with you that I made a commitment to myself today to pop into every single WOYWW #364 linked blog post, read it and leave a comment because that just seemed like the right thing to do when so many people (including me) made this a priority in their lives today. Well I was up at 6:00am to snap my photos and link my blog post and I was STILL #58(grin) and I started my blog reading at 3:00 pm today and with a brief break for dinner (which Hubby made for me - even settng the table?!) I have finally finished leaving my LAST comment right now at 10:25pm... Happy to Be a part of this Community! Lynne Mizera PS: I have an ATC for YOU... Smile (email sent earlier today) Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera, WOYWW#58

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  70. Hi Jan!

    Sorry I am so late coming back to you! My garden was in desperate need of attention so I had to do something about it - all done now and I am back on track! I have your address and will send you an ATC ASAP! Oh you can't imagine how grateful I am that we met. Both you and Julia are such lovely ladies!! When Julia gets over this hurdle - I refuse to call it anything else you two must come to see me in Kent! And I will give you a really BIG hug!!!
    Lots of hugs and love
    Cardarian

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  71. Just checked and I hadn't commented. Wrist and legs duly smacked.
    To be honest Jan, I was at my friends and we had spent all day journalling (two days actually) and that plus late nights and early mornings made my old brain more 'befuddled' than usual. I got in a right old muddle and sent emails out about swapping to the wrong people. I gave up in the end and decided to wait until i got home.
    Did I send you an atc? I need to know as I did count you and Julia in my list.
    Here's to another year of WOYWW friendships, even with old folks who mess up now and then like me.
    Hugs, Neet 28 xx

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  72. Hi Jan, I'm so sorry I haven’t managed to comment earlier, once again life got in the way! However, I have promised myself to get round all the desks this week to celebrate our 7 years of WOYWW friendship - and all because of Julia. It is, indeed, a very long time since we got together - 4 years!!! I like the combination of colours and fabrics you've put together there - whatever you're cooking up is going to look fabulous. Have a great weekend, Elizabeth x #66

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  73. SERIOUSLY? We have to wait to see what you're making? I like instant gratification. Fortunately next Wednesday will be here before we know it.
    April #40

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  74. I just tried a test link....and there was no space for me and still it wouldnt link up grrrrr

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  75. I tried linking on my ipad and I got an error message "Unexpected request status 0"

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  76. Happy Anniversary! The ATC is wonderful.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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