Wednesday, 12 September 2012


I don't have a desk as such to show this week, and I know a few of you have already seen the photo of the lovely Kay and I wearing our WOYWW buttons/badges - UK meets New Mexico........scroll down to see it:)

But I truly thought you might really, really, like to see this, desk or no desk here in NM:
A breathtaking necklace gift from Kay - isn't it fabulous, and isn't she clever?! The teeniest seed beads make up the traditional image, and it isn't made on a loom either, so the work is much trickier - plus there's a New Mexico coin in the pocket of the amulet. I know, a pocket even, so the back is all beaded as well! Believe me, I've looked at more jewellery shops here this past week than you could shake a stick at - and absolutely nowhere have I seen anything like this. If bribed I'll bring it along to the October crop - £1 a peek and £5 to handle it :)) It's absolutely stunning and I'll always treasure it - along with some great memories of the hoots of laughter, fun and hugs we've shared.

For those of you who haven't already seen - here we are, bonded like glue within half an hour of meeting:
Kay and I had 'met online' prior to her joining WOYWW (snort, I pushed her a little into joining in) - but, this photo truly sums up the fabulous thing that Julia started - WOYWW - Julia, you rock :))

All I can say is - if any of you/us get the chance to meet up - this is proof that there's a massive bond amongst WOYWWers.

On a sad note, sigh, today (12th September) it's our last meeting with Kay :( All good things come to an end, but we'll be back and I know for sure that Kay will be welcomed with open arms in the UK to come and play, by both Len and I as 'major hosts' and lots of other bloggers.



scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful necklace...You are going to have such wonderful memories of your trip to New Mexico!

Danielle said...

That is such a beautiful necklace. The detail of the seed beads are stunning. Enjoy your trip! dani #18

Anonymous said...

What an amazing keepsake Di, bet you'll remember this trip for a long time to come.

Brenda 3

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Di - yes know who w grand it is to meet up with WOYWW-ers al the way from across the sea as did so myself in Manchester - so what and amazing pice of work from Kay really blows your mind with all that details sending bloggy hugs to both of you! and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

sandra de said...

The beading is absolutely fabulous ... lucky you. Looks like a lot of woyww have been catching up, thanks for sharing the pics lovely to see everyone.
Sandra @23

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

Oh, I'm so glad you like your necklace! Yes, I must return to beading. I've been looking at the magazine you bought me and can't wait to dig out my beads. Oh, but my eyes -- they are older now.

See you soon!

Hugs, Kay #33

RosA said...

How exciting that you got to meet up! And what gorgeous beadwork! RosA # 35

Mary Jo said...

Such a cool necklace!
And how fun that you were able to meet!
I think it is so amazing how the internet brings so many people together who might never have had the chance to connect :)
Mary Jo #40

Krisha said...

What a wonderful gift, love NM and all the really cool jewelry that comes from there.
Krisha #50

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...OMGosh these are awesome, Kay you are very talented and such fine detail too...what a super time to share Di, on woyww , how loVely to meet up with Kay, a super piccy of you both, fabby stuff...Mel :) #60

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, that is one fantastic it. I'm in awe of the beading technique :)
Kay looks a really lovely lady. I hope she manages to get over to the UK at some point!
Hugs, LLJ #73 xx

Jules said...

I feel like I should say Hi Di and Kay

What a fabulous necklace .. .. very intricate and very special.

Make the most of today's meeting. I just know it wont be your last!

Have fun!!

Love Jules xx

Spyder said...

oohooo (Hope that's spelt right!) this is a lovely necklace, I keep meaning to have a go, daughter did and then stopped so gave me some stuff'n'beads. Nowhere near the top this week..just couldn't stay up, burning the candle at both ends has finally caught up with me!
(lyn) Happy WOYWW #77

Helen said...

What a great meet up, and a gorgeous necklace. WOYWW really pulls people together, it is fabulous. Helen 20

lisa said...

Sounds like you are having an amazing time, Di. How wonderful that you have been able to get to know Kay. WOYWW certainly does bring so many people together doesn't it.
That necklace is just amazing. I love it.
Enjoy the rest of your trip.
Hugs Lisax #88

Vicky Hayes said...

Just been catching up here Di and it sounds like you're having the time of your life! Don't forget to come home will you...! Vicky x

Anonymous said...

Wow. Lovely story (read Kay's already) and the necklaces look fab. Happy WOYWW

MA (1)

Annie said...

Such a lovely post Di....Julia has a lot to answer for doesn't she? :-)
A x

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my word, what a fab post! Beautiful, intricate gift from Kay and then a beautiful pic of you both, am so happy and not a little jealous of your meeting! And are those pink slushies I see before you!!

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, This is so beautiful and will hold fond memories forever xx

Sarn said...

SUPER post Di. Friendship and fun and a lovely unique necklace.

Happy WOYWW to both you and Kay xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Di and Kay! How cool to actually visit for real! Kay's gift to you is stunning. Fab colour choices for a Brit too! I wish I could pay you a pound to peek! Unfortunately I can't make the October bash but I know for sure it will be fab and you will have another one!! Here's keeping my fingers crossed.. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 5

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh my that is stunning, I look forward to seeing it at the meet up in Oct, all being well I shall be there. Glad you're having a fab time. Take care Zo xx 109

Glenda said...

What a beautiful necklace. Fond memories for sure!
Glenda 108

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful gift Di. Kay obviously holds your friendship very dear and is testament to the power of WOYWW and crafting :)

Have a lovely day together and have fun. Happy WOYWW to you both.

P.S. Of course you can be invited to the house warming party, you are the girl cutting the very pink ribbon in the opening ceremony xx

Hettie said...

What a stunner of a gift Di. I will let you have a drop of Baileys for a peek! Fair trade?
HB to you Honey!

Elizabeth said...

What a stunning gift - I can just imagine the work that went into it. I'm sure you've had a happy last day with Kay before moving on, NM looks a fantastic state to visit. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and happy WOYWW. Elizabeth xx #12

SueH said...

What a beautiful gift Di and something you’ll always treasure, I’m sure. I’ve made and meet some wonderful friends thanks to the internet too so know how special a friendship like that can be.

Drop by my blog and you may be lucky in my birthday blog candy draw…………whatever it turns out to be!

Happy Crafting!
Sue @#117

Twiglet said...

What a lovely treasure that is - the necklace and the friendship!! x Jo

mamapez5 said...

The necklace is wonderful Di. What a great time you two have had together. I look forward to seeing what you have bought when everything is unpacked.
Enjoy the rest of your stay and have a safe journey home.
Kate x #128

Tertia said...

That necklace is fantastic! I am so jealous of all of you getting to meet each other.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #48

Annie said...

What a fabulous necklace Diane. A truly treasured piece. You and Kay look like you are having fun. TFS

Annie ( your newest follower) x

Monica said...

A gift to treasure. wonderful vacation.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Whoa! Kay made that?! I had no idea the depths of her talent. That is just fabulous! And it has a pocket! How clever is that! Sounds like you've had a dandy time!

kay said...

how fun to meet up with a fellow woywwer and a gorgeous gift too :)
happy woyww
kay #64

Katie said...

What a pretty necklace! You're lucky to be able to meet a fellow crafter :)

Katie 40

Anne said...

Both the necklace and the photo of the two of you are fabulous!!! You can really see that you get on so well together.I have met up with one blogger and plan to meet up with more in Nov at the NEC. Anne x #149

MaryH said...

A stunning remembrance of your trip and getting to meet Kay in person. I can just about half-way imagine the painstaking care that went into this unique creation. What a lucky you to receive it. I am so happy that you ladies got to meet face to face. Will make your interaction so much more so, from now on! Crafters are such special people, aren't they? TFS. Safe travels.

Kathleen said...

How fabulous is that, what a great keepsake and memory item of your brilliant holiday and meeting.
Don't bother coming up to West Yorkshire as I will never top that.
But if you came in the Summer I could give you a cucumber and some

Kath x

trisha too said...

It IS fabulous!!

Thank you for sharing the pic of your meeting, what a great thing to be able to meet in real life!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #144

Laura said...

How fun to see a picture of far-flung WOYWW pals hanging out in person! The necklace is beyond gorgeous -- what a special remembrance piece it will be. Happiest of WOYWWs to you! ~ Laura #124

May said...

Fabulous post... love that photo of yourself & kay it's lovely I bet you both had a super time & lots of fond memories made... adorable necklace what a beautiful keepsake Di.. simply stunning... Have a wonderful week, Hugs May x x x#65

RosC said...

Hi Di,
That necklace is fabulous and I really did a double-take when you said it was done without a loom. Lovely work done by Kay.
Sounds as though you've had a really special trip.
Travel home safely,
Ros. #157

Neesie said...

What an incredible piece of work...truly stunning and so special. A definite treasure ;D
Love the photo of you two together...I'm going to have to go back to make sure I haven't missed any posts about your amazing trip.
Safe journey home ;D
Happy WOYWW ♥Neesie♥ #41

Eliza said...

What an amazing piece of art she has created and one that means more than time can say.

Thanks for sharing.

Eliza #88

Tamika said...

It's always fun to meet up, and have pretty drinks too of course!Tamika #162

Jan Hennings said...

Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!