Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW 127 - and generosity makes the world go round

Ha! This post was scheduled for yesterday. It would have helped if I'd actually published it rather than left it in draft - what a Mrs Potato Head :(

Just edited to show my 'desk' this morning:
The sun is rising, the sky is cloudless and very blue - so far all is well after a good flight and the company of a delightful lady who sat in the same row as us on the plane. Don't you meet some fascinating folk when travelling - 'Hi Annabel' if you do hop in here :) But nothing happening on my temporary desk right now - woke up late as we slept in fits and starts and then of course both totally zonked out at 4am this morning! Not jet lag but probably the result of getting up at 'stupid o'clock' yesterday morning. But, I do have stamped images and Aqua Markers with me so that table is gonna be busy this week:)
But, I can show and tell what someone else has been up to! Last week I came home tired and a bit fraught after a shopping expedition - to find an unexpected and mysterious package awaiting my return which was a total surprise! My friend Dee, who hops in here regularly - but can't always comment as she's a little scallywag and usually peeks from work - had sent me some fabby Prima Annalee papers. Luscious too. But not only that - a set of Nellie's multi-frame doily shaped dies! Ha! I'm not the only person who ends up with duplicates it seems, and Dee had bought these forgetting that she already had the same set - her excuse is that they 'looked different online'. Yup, whatever........and she sweetly sent them to me!! Later this week I'll show how I used them but for today I must let you see the terrific card that Dee enclosed in the package:
Isn't it gorgeous? At the moment Dee is too busy to embark on posting to a blog of her own, which I'd happily set up for her, but with lovely work like this I think it's high time she did take credit for a beautiful card! Don't you agree?

Thank you so much Dee - I truly have some of the most fabulous and generous crafty friends a girlie could ever wish for!

Happy WOYWW everyone - and if you don't know already about WOYWW just hop over to Julia's here for a good nose round everyone else's desks!



mamapez5 said...

Hi Di. I didn't expect to see you on here today. Have a great week in Estapona, and enjoy using that 'temporary desk'. I'm glad the sun is shining for you.
That was a lovely surprise package from your friend. There are some nice people around out there!
Kate xx

Annie said...

Sun....wish I was where you are this week Di. I hate these dull days so thanks for bringing a bit of sunshine into my day. Have a fab time.
A x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Dammit . . . you didn't fit me into your suitcase!

LOVE the look of your VERY neat and tidy desk this week! LOL!

Dee's card is simply lovely. The girl MUST get a blog soon! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Hols xxx

lisa said...

As I popped over I thought "goodness, Hamphire has some gorgeous sunshine today while we are sitting in gloom" and then I read on!!!!
Now I just have sunshine and holiday envy!!!!
Have a great time Di.
What a lovely package to receive and an amazing card. You MUST pursuade your friend to start blogging, we need to see more.
Hugs Lisax

Debs Willis said...

OOOh, sunshine, I remember that! Definitely jealous of your temp workdesk, with the beautiful flowers behind the 'desk'. Maybe the Aqua Markers and colouring will be accompanied by a cocktail with a parasol???

Have fun

Debs xx

Neil said...

Hi there. Thanks for sharing your creative space with us this week. I hope the rest of the week goes well and creative too!
Neil #57

BetteK said...

Your worktable looks like mine ... except you have an excuse not to be crafting and I don't!!! Debbie #62

Twiglet said...

Enjoy that sunshine - it is so dark and gloomy here you would think it was mid winter. have a fab time. x Jo

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Oh What a Beautiful play area you have....! Be sure to take time to enjoy the view... It must be lovely too!
Thanks for the peek today!

Mrs A. said...

Lovely suprise package and card from your friend Dee and kind of you to show case her card. It really is pretty. Have a great time away and spend some of it crafting! Hugs Mrs A.
P.s. You haven't left Hank & Marvin home alone have you?

The Crafty Elf said...

Wasn't that the sweetest thing ever! Such a wonderful friend! You kidding me...I want that desk this week! Do enjoy Di and keep sharing your pics with us. I will vicariously (my big word)through you if that's OK?

Hazel said...

Hope you have a good week - I'd love a workdesk in the sun this week (although the sun is actually shining here atm, which is good)(Hazel #89 WOYWW)x

Di said...

Oh my - I now feel really bad as Hank and Marvin aren't here with us :( But, they are happily tucked up on our bed with a few monkey sized musical instruments - and a big bag of monkey nuts to 'shuck and share'. Sssssh, Len doesn't know that - err, let's hope they aren't too messy with the shells and that we can persuade them to return to their little spot on my sofa in the lounge next week :)) However, Norman my little rabbit who travels absolutely everywhere with me and has more air miles under his belt (do rabbits wear belts?) than most little mascots is in residence 'en Espana'. And very happy he looks too :) Di xx

Ann B said...

Very interesting 'work' desk today but it's missing something. I know, a cocktail or two.
Lucky you getting gifts, wish my friends were as absent minded when it comes to buying dies.
Enjoy your holiday

MaggieC said...

How lucky you are to be in the sun, instead of this damp drizzly weather. Have a wonderful time out there. Any questions about my new "baby" no problem. Any excuse to play with it.

505whimsygirl said...

Have a great holiday. You have a rabbit that travels with you! How very cool. But I'm wondering who Hank and Marvin are?!?

Happy Wednesday!

Sandra said...

Hi Di, Sun whats that its missing over here!! have a great holiday and yes this card is just so lovely, :) Sandra H

Anonymous said...

Ohh lovely all round! Sunshine and foreign climes (it's raining here and I'm really, really busy at work); and wonderful parcels in the post too! Have a great week, hope the sun keeps shining.

Brenda 88

Anonymous said...

Ohh lovely all round! Sunshine and foreign climes (it's raining here and I'm really, really busy at work); and wonderful parcels in the post too! Have a great week, hope the sun keeps shining.

Brenda 88

Bubbles said...

OI WOMAN! Stop blogging and start getting some amazing holiday snaps and a tan :) Have a wonderful time!

Marjo said...

Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful WOYWW.

xoxo Marjo

Kathleen said...

Ola, Great pressie, hate the work desk (jealousy will certainly not get me to Spain) but I have mailed the place you are staying to tell them they could have some trouble this week.

Kath x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Stupid o' clock.... going to start using that!!!! great post xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sunshine and holiday - I'm not envious at all, no sir, not me, not at all.....mutter, mutter!!
Hope you have a fabby time out there and come back all brown and gorgeous!!
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

bohemiannie! art said...

Love makes the world go round.

L00py's Craft Creations said...

Tell Dee its beautiful!! and arent crafty friends the best.

Enjoy your little break in the sun

Lou #44

Joanne said...

Oh some sunshine, lucky you, enjoy.
Your friend's card is super. I love the flower.
Hugs Joanne xx #31

okienurse said...

Oh Di now it is my turn to be envious! Wish I was back in Espana soaking up the sun and atmosphere! Enjoy! Sorry I am so late getting around but DH left for China yesterday and I had to spend the past week getting him ready to go. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #56

Spyder said...

Sorry I'm sooo late getting round this week! I must say I do love that card, but as for the chairs and table, where's your crafty stuff!?! BUt it does look sunny!
(Lyn) happy very late woyww