Wednesday 19 December 2012


This time next week the fat man in the red suit will have been and gone so it didn't seem right to skip out of the fun on WOYWW yet again..............I need to nose around what's going on, despite some tail chasing. This is what my desk was like yesterday just after dark:
A couple of cards awaiting inserts, my LIM card for this week's challenge, letters to post, ripped out page from a craft magazine behind 'cos I love the birdie stamps and neeeeed them, a flyer from a local charity who takes donations of TVs and those flipping new ink pads still waiting for a home. So exciting, no? Sigh - it sure isn't but one thing is................


Yup, I shouted that - and to see what anyone else could be shouting, please hop over to Julia's here.

We were in Southern Germany and not at home enough to be aware of the dreadful tragedy unfolding in Connecticut - I've wept since we came home and realised the full extent of what happened and can only join in the thoughts and prayers of others for the families involved. For them, Christmas will never, ever, be the same as it was before.



  1. Love the playground new toy below Di and every happy greeting and gods blessing for Christmas too! lotsa love, Shaz in oz.x

  2. Today I am going back to work after one year-
    I wish you one super resting day.
    Hugs Tamara

  3. Hi Di,

    It has been really tough not to just collapse in front of the TV in shock and disbelief. Lots of us in the crafting community have kids or grands the same age, so for their sake we get up and keep going so they can have their birthdays and Christmas.

    Wishing you a Happy Holiday, my friend, and all the best in the new year!! Darnell (no link up here yet for WOYWW.)

  4. Can't even imagine what those poor parents must be going through. It is just so terrible!

    Your desk looks like mine, a little bit here, a little bit there but not too, too bad!!!

    Merry Christmas Di...I have a little surprise for the playground this week but I promise he does exactly what teachers sez!

  5. I am still in shock so can only attempt to imagine what the families and community must be going through.

    I hope you have a wonderful christmas.

    Amanda x

  6. Yes, terrible indeed. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Helen 3

  7. I too have wept a bucket full at the sad loss of all those beautiful's being a Grandma I'm sure. My heart goes out to them all.
    May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with everything that makes you happy.
    A x #38

  8. It's too awful for words, Di. I couldn't watch the News for days and have wept for those poor families too.
    Makes you treasure your own even more if that's possible.
    I hope you have a very peaceful and Happy Christmas and a Crafty New Year.
    Hugs Lisax #44

  9. A waste of such young lives i agree & so terrible sad what happen in the usa.
    Happy christmas & new year to you. Jill #16

  10. Happy WOYWW Di. I like the look of your desk . . . I love the semi-dark mystery of it all!

    Love and hugs
    Sarn xxx

  11. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas Di.
    Caz x

  12. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    TFS Happy WOYWW Mrs.C.xx #34

  13. Ooh looks fab, hope you had a great trip too. No desk from me today as I've got DT projects on there and I can't share them yet! So Merry Christmas and take care lovely. Zo xx

  14. Nice looking desk today in semi darkness. I cannot join in as there is stuff on there I don't want peeps to see! Pressies and the like!
    Tragic news indeed isn't it? Horrid!
    Hugs. Off to play Choo Choo!

  15. Shame Reagan saw fit to start closing down all the mental health facilities, there's not a single one left in Michigan now and people who need help aren't getting it. There's a price to pay for everything but it shouldn't be innocent little children. Hope you and Len have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year too.

    Brenda 69

  16. Hello Di,

    You are right, I'm sure you and Len drove by the National Cemetery while visiting Santa Fe.

    You are quite the traveler! I hope you enjoyed Germany. It brings to mind warm beer and brats and sauerkraut.

    I agree with some of the other comments. Mental health needs to be addressed in the US. It's so very sad in so many ways.

    Merry Christmas to you and Len!

    Kay #84

  17. I love that Christmas tree card you sent me - it's sooooooo gorgeous. I like the red and green version on your desk today as well :)

    I just wanted to thank you for all the support and friendship over the past year. It has been wonderful and I really appreciate it. It has been so lovely meeting up at various times, such fun and you're as mad as us two!

    Sending hugs and love for a Happy Christmas!
    LLJ #25 xx

  18. hope your next year round the sun is filled with craft and fun.

  19. ooh a mysterious semi dark desk!

    Happy WOYWW

    kyla #50

  20. I, too, have cried over the CT massacre of innocent children. So much evil in the world... Anyway, Merry Christmas and I think I have a Christmas tree stamp very similar to the one on your desk! Great image!
    Carol N #73

  21. Yes it's so awful and desperately sad. Still busy with crafty stuff here. Here's hoping you have a wonderful Christmas. x Jo

  22. Yes, So sad for all of the families my thoughts are with them all, hope you have a lovely time during this festive period and all the best for 2013 xx

  23. Great tidy desk Di, interesting items and me made think what is the LIM challege this week must check it out as I haven't made a card for a week.
    Sometimes if I am awake in the middle of the night I think about my Grandson's and what on earth would I do if anything happened to them so it is not just the poor parents the range of horror.
    I have voiced an opinion t my Hubby about these nutters going to schools and killing innocent children but dare not really post it on here.

    Kath x

  24. Hi there I'm still crafting two cards to go. Just wanted to say Happy Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013. Anne x #97

  25. Just quickly, I love your work. Peep at my blog, waiting for the surprise.
    Hello Tamara
    Happy Christmas and healty new year 2013

  26. There isn't any way I can express how I feel about what has happened to those poor little innocent children so I won't even try ... you've said it for me.

    I'm still working at stuff too - will get done but maybe just in time.

    Wishing you and yours much happiness throughout the festive period, happy holidays. Hugs, Elizabeth x #46

  27. Popping back to thank you for the beautiful card, Di! I keep touching it!! Mwah! Darnell

  28. SOME tail chasing?!! SOME? yep, you've got me shouting too. Love those birds stamps. Understand your neeeeeeed. Thank you for your lovely card, and for your part in my friend filled fun getting to know you. Happy Christmas!

  29. Bit late but got there in the end!Happy WOYWW! Karen 109 x

  30. nice desk and I love the cards! A little late getting around but just stopping by to say I hope you have a wonderful holiday! Blessings to you and your family in the coming year. Vickie #100


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