WOYWW 572 - HAPPY 11TH BLOGGYVERSARY!!

FOR ALL MY FRIENDS......

I didn't have a UFO so I made this instead - make sure you have the volume turned up and click on the photo below.

It's not what you make that's important, it's the crafters you meet along the way.....



I hope it's not too long before we can see each other at the next Crop. Thank you for the friendship and support over the past 11 years and lots of gratitude to Julia for keeping us all on the straight and narrow! Lots of love to all the overseas friends as well, you are very important to me, I just didn't have any pics of you, sorry xx

Huge thanks for my wonderful tech supervisor G, without whom the video wouldn't have happened!!

Enjoy the celebrations today, I'm looking forward to seeing all those Finished Projects, lol!

Lunch Lady Jan xxxxxxxxxxx

45 comments:

Helen said...

AWW that's lovely!! well done G. you're right, it's the crafters that make this thing. Thanks for the years of friendship ad love. Take care. Helen #?

glitterandglue said...

Morning Jan. Happy 11th anniversary. That is just awesome! Well done to you and G for your unstarted project!!! Thanks so much for all the fun - loads of laughter (pretty much non stop) when we have actually met up!
Take care of yourselves. Stay safe. God bless.
Margaret #3

Neet said...

Oh Jan, that is wonderful. There are people on there that I have not seen in a long time, people from way way back before I ever joined in. Thank you so much for putting this together with your wonderful other half G.
Happy Anniversary Jan, proud to call you my friend.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Happy 11th WOYWW Bloggyversary.

Love the video. Hope you are able to all meet up again soon.

Hugs
Sue

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an incredible retrospective. I know those who attended all those crops are feeling the love, and I was so happy to see how you brought it all back. Beautiful post. Happy WOYWW from # 6.

craftyani said...

Thank you for your friendship along the way, I love the work you do and of course your fabrics. Congratulations to G your technical supervisor, the video is a great reminder of us all well no me because I'm not in it!! Ani #1

Mrs.D said...

Morning, that is a finished project. A project reminding us why we keep coming back week after week to celebrate a crafty community that Julia initiated, but I suspect you were significant at the beginning as well.
So happy anniversary and thanks for your encouragement over the years
Chris #8

BJ said...

Super slide show, you are super talented making that.
I'm SO going to have to make it to a meet up one day now...
BJ#13

Annie said...

Oh Jan that is so special. So many friendships have blossomed from this wonderful group we are all part of and your video captures so many. Thanks for doing that [and a special hug for your assistant too]. Really hope to see you soon.
Hugs,
Annie x #11

Twiglet said...

Oh Jan and G that brought tears to my eyes - so lovely to see so many happy faces - thank you for that - what special, happy times. Let's hope we get lots more. I love that we both thanked Julia for keeping us on the straight and narrow!! Thanks to you too. Lots of love and see you soon I hope. xx Jo

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

That really is a fabulous way to celebrate.. Happy 11th WoywW Anniversary really hope that one day I will be one of those crop faces happily crafting with the WoywW family. Take care & stay very safe Tracey #10 xx

Shoshi said...

Oh what a lovely way to celebrate our 11th anniversary, Jan! That was great. Well done. I must say I am envious of someone who doesn’t have any UFOs, though!

Happy 11th anniversary WOYWW,
Shoshi x #19

Sarah Brennan said...

Happy anniversary Jan and thank you for all you have done for WOYWW over the last 11 years too. Loved the video (thanks to G too). You even managed to find a photo of me and Eva together at the first crop I made it too. Such a lovely reminder of fun and friendship. I did laugh at the floor space sectioned off for Helen. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #15

Lanniesmum said...

Thanks Jan and G for the wonderful memories-you are such a talented pair! Can’t believe it’s nearly a year since I first met you all. Love to all. Catriona

Eva said...

Tears in my eyes! What a wonderful way to say "Hello - and Thanks" to all the crafty friends!!
Hugs for all, reading this!
Eva from Austria

Hettie said...

What a beautiful video. Gosh 11 years really??? I was looking forward to being at this year's meeting but never mind. I will be there. And I will pop down to see you soon Jan.
Take care everyone.
Sam xx

Cardarian said...

Oh Jan what a lovely tribute to WOYWW, I am very emotional at the moment - I actually cried! Really lovely! Thank you my dear friend for your lovely frienship and I hope we will meet again soon!
Lots of love and big hugs
Cardarian

sandra de said...

Aww Jan this little video was such a delight, brought a big smile to my face as i tried to put names to the faces. Hoping the crop will go ahead at some point in the future. Thank you for sharing your incredible sewing talents and just for connecting faithfully with another crafter across the seas year in and year out. Stay safe.
Sandra de @16

Mariane said...

Oh what a great video, I almost envy, hehe, I wished I could be together with crafters from WOYWW. It seems you have had a lot of great moments during all these years. Congratulation to you too with the Anniversary.


Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy WOYWW Anniversary
Mariane #25

Camilla Fisher said...

What a lovely video, thank you. I spotted myself at last year's in Shrewsbury - it was my first time and I loved it! Looking forward to being able to meet up again properly.

Lillianb said...

Happy Anniversary Jan. the video in lovely so many friends, Never been to a crop but you never know,

Lilian B #21

Ali Wade said...

Happy 11th Anniversary WOYWW. Your amazing video (well done, G) brought a few tears to my eyes (don't worry I cry at absolutely everything at the moment - I blame hormones). I am determined to make it to the Crop in 2021. Ali x #18

Christine said...

Brilliant film! I don't have sound on my laptop (my choice) and it was absolutely beautiful to watch. Thank you both so much.
Take care and stay safe
Happy Anniversary
Christine #31

Sue Jones said...

aww that is lovely xxHave a great week and stay safe xxx Soojay #27

Marit said...

Oh Jan, that's so lovely to view and so very creative of you to make it! I wish I could have been on those meetings but who knows, one day... I'd love to meet all you girls in real life! Untill then, I send you virtual hugs! Happy WOYWW anniversary dear, love from Holland, Marit #32

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Happy 11th WOYWW, isn't IT amazing, dear Lunch Lady Jan!? 😊 and so grateful to have your friendship through it, and most of meet in real life Sept, 2018!
What a gobsmakingly wonderful video Jan, you and G did some wonderful work there. Will be back to check on bigger screen as on mobile now!
Thanks VERY MUCH for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love, in these different times.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X 7

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

shazsilverwolf said...

Hiya Jan, indeed we are so grateful to Julia, we have made so many wonderful friends thanks to WOYWW, all of you people we'd never have met had it not been for her.We still laugh over the first time we came for a crop- not only going to meet up with people from the internet, but staying with one of them too, lol. Fabulous video of us all, the pic of me with Erica brought a tear to my eye, I can tell you. Hopefully won't be too long till we can do it again. Much love and huge hugs to you all, Shaz & Doug XxXxXx

Diana Taylor said...

That's lovely Jan - such happy faces and wonderful memories. I have so enjoyed being part of WOYWW and can't thank you and Julia enough for keeping it going and creating such a welcoming and friendly community.
Happy WOYWW Anniversary and here's to the next 11 years!
Hugs, Diana xx #28

My name is Cindy said...

That is just awesome Jan - made me a little teary eyed! Had really hoped to make the crop this year - had persuaded OH to come and we were planning a little trip - I've only been a few times but remember the days with great fondness. I had a feeling you might have photos (little did I know!) and - I did check your blog a bit but couldn't grab very good quality. Any chance you could send me jpegs? Thank you so much for your friendship over the years - feels very real to me. Happy WOYWW Anniversary, stay safe, stay well, Cindy #26

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great to see everyone having such a good time. There was a time when I first started blogging that I thought I would stop as I wasn't getting any visitors at all and then I was introduced to you lot and I've never looked back so I have a lot to be grateful for. Thanks for all your kind words and wishing you a very happy woyww 11th Anniversary. Big hugs, Angela x17x

StampinCarol said...

What a wonderful video!! I recognize a few faces from my time joining in on this blog hop I can just imagine the great memories that were created at the annual crops and get togethers!
Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for popping by! Have a most wonderful week!
Carol N #34

Lindart said...

That was wonderful! I just wish I lived closer to all of you and could join in on the yearly festivities! Happy Anniversary, I am so glad to have "met" all you wonderful people! I feel I have friends all over the world now! Stay safe, Lindart #40

Caro said...

Happy Anniversary! I've finished my marking so can now pop round the blogs and comment. That is so lovely! What a wonderful set of memories. Thank you for your friendship and support over the years. Take care and stay safe my friend. With love and God Bless, Caro (#19)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jan, loved the video. It brought so many lovely memories of Crops past and the wonderful people we've met through WOYWW, all thanks to Julia's brilliant brainchild. Hopefully, Alan will see it in hospital on his phone - I know he enjoys the crops every bit as much as I do. Take care, stay safe, and hugs to you and G. Elizabeth x #36

Stacy Sheldon said...

Ooh what a fun few minutes of Happy Jan ( I watched it at work with the sound on mute) will do it again later at home with the audio on. :)

~Stacy #38

Kathryn Frantz said...

Good evening, Jan!
I must say again, I love your video! Makes me smile and makes me feel "included."
Thank you!

The world would stop on its axis if I didn't have any UFO's. The only way this will happen is if I give everything away! But that won't happen either because I tend to be a packrat too! Such a combination!

Happy Wednesday! Stay safe!
Kathryn #43

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a brilliant idea Jan! And I'm in it too :)) A lovely surprise and the next best thing to a meet-up. I'm so glad I didn't miss it! Happy anniversary and thank you for your visit! xx zsuzsa #30

Shoshi said...

Thank you for visiting, Jan, and I'm really glad you liked my various UFOs! I have always loved anything ethnic and many years ago my hubby and I went to an exhibition of Palestinian embroidery at the Museum of Mankind in London and I bought a huge coffee-table style book just stuffed with designs. I bought some embroidered pieces when we visited Israel too. I love the shapes of the Hebrew letters which lend themselves very well to calligraphy, as well as each one having deep mystical significance. I studied Biblical Hebrew with a group for 5 years when we lived in Plymouth in the 90s and thought what fun it would be to make a sampler, like the old alphabet samplers the Victorians used to make. The borders on my sampler are from a Russian design book I have (they have beautiful designs and colours) and there are also some details in the Dutch sampler tradition, so lots of influences there!! I also have examples of Romanian embroideries and textiles as my hubby used to visit almost every year, and I have design books too. Now I've lost weight, I can wear my Romanian embroidered blouses again too! Getting my UFOs out to photograph them has inspired me to start working on them again so I hope I don't go off the boil again!

Shoshi x #20

Dorlene Durham said...

Happy 11th year anniversary! Wow, it’s so cool to have the connection to people that we may never meet. I loved your video! Dorlene #41

Julia Dunnit said...

OMG I LOVE IT! How clever you are, and probably way more patient than any UFO I’ve had to do!! How fab! Such a variety of people and things being done, and some fun had! Lovely to see Erika with Shaz, and Christine with ‘normal’ coloured hair!!! That was a great trip down memory lane for me, I shall be watching a lot of that. Loads of pics that I’d like to lift....will try to be more specific at some point. Bit lost for words at the mo!

Julia Dunnit said...

And Janet. And generally, how we change but don’t. Slightly teary now!

Crafting With Jack said...

Oh your video is lovely x This would have been my first year at the crop and I was looking forward to meeting all you lovely people. Happy 11th anniversary x Angela #44

Lynn Holland said...

That was so lovely Jan it brought a tear to my eye. Thank you for doing that.
Happy 11th Anniversary
Lynn xxx

Anne said...

Hello Jan. Thanks for popping by. A rather belated Happy 11th WOYWW Anniversary. Anne x

Crafting With Jack said...

Thank you for the visit. I am just realising what a big task it is. x Angela #44

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