Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WOYWW, back in England, a quilt show and HAPPY STAMPERS FESTIVAL !!!!

Hello my dear bloggy friends!

I was away for 2 weeks as I was traveling over Europe back to England! I have put some photos on facebook along the way! The journey was smooth - not many problems on roads at all, just a few traffic jams here and there - most of them in Germany! This time we traveled through Innsbruck in Austria for a bit of change in the scenery! Then we went through a bit of Germany and then into France! France is a real pleasure to drive through! Not much traffic and never boring! Their streets and motorways are always full of these interesting things.....
Here is a little example....

And their trees in towns are never just put in the ground they have to be in a fancy pot.....



We stayed in this B&B and the front door was decorated with this........

So where ever you go you get some inspiration and ideas!

But of course I have gone a little bit off track we talk about WOYWW here so I better get up to that - this is what is on my desk - a card I made for a friend and will be sent off today....


I have to tell you that work on my quilting project has gone forward - I have made a 180 blocks and here they are all spread out with the center piece in the middle! I took this picture at home in Slovenia where my daughter and a friend helped put them all down and balance the colors! I am really proud I have got so far!

To boost my quilting enthusiasm I went to this lovely quilt show in the village Pluckley where the local quilters have shown their lovely quilts and also a very interesting exhibition of Canadian Red Cross quilts!
Here is a an over all picture of the village hall....
and here is what Canadian Red Cross quilts are about and a photo of one of the quilts made out of old pygamas......




 

The coming weekend will be all about crafting! I am going up to Liverpool to visit my lovely friend Jo from Jozart! On the Saturday we will be going to PORT SUNLIGHT to the HAPPY STAMPERS FESTIVAL!!
If any of you WOYWWers are going please come to the front door around 1pm for a little meeting! I would love to meet you there!
Then of course we will put together my quilt - the final act before it goes into quilting which I will have done professionaly as it is too big to be made by myself! I will also go with Jo to her quilting group! How much fun!
So there all the news I have and all I am doing is served to you on a ... blogpost!
I hope to see some of you at Port Sunlight, but if not I wish you all a lovely week! Enjoy crafting!
Lots of hugs to all,
CARDARIAN
P.S. I haven't made a single Christmas card yet how terrible is that???????


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

WOYWW, 3 workdesks and 3 cards!

Good morning my dear bloggy friends!

Another 2 weeks have past when I didn't appear on here! One reason was me and my DBF where both ill with a bad cold! How is that having a cold in summer? Well it was summer here still! Then we went to stay at my moms for a week ....Since I partly live in England I try to spend time with her when I am here - she is 81 and me now living so far away is not easy for her!
Anyway this is my last week in Slovenia, next week we are travelling back to England! I am a bit worried with all these borders closing because of the migrant crisis, but I guess we will have to put up with it if we want to get back! I feel sorry for these people but I think the EU should come to some solution and spread them out evenly, register them somehow and settle them in properly and humanly! I always think how would I feel if I had run for my life with my daughter when she was small! It is a horrible situation!
Ok then lets forget about all the horrible stuff around us for the moment and get up to what we always do on Wednesdays! Look and snoop around desks!
As you can see in the title of my blog I have three "workdesks" this week! Here is my first one, the one you see most Wednesdays.....

I am making a book for a friend - I should have finished it ages ago but there was so much stuff going on I just couldn't - I guess it will have to come back with me to England!
Next up my sewing desk! Very busy on that one as the making of the quilt for my daughter is in full swing!

So much to do and I only have a few more days! Pressure, pressure, pressure!
And here is my last "desk" - actually my garden that needed some work done to it.....

Now lets have a look at the cards I have made recently....Here is a card for a wedding, my brother went to a wedding and asked me to make a card for the newlyweds!





Then I made a cute card for my DBFs grandson.....a space - monster one! He absolutely loved it!

And the third card was for my 86 year old aunt who has the same name as I do so I send her a card for our nameday every year!



So thats my contribution to the nosing party! Enjoy your snooping and don't forget to link up tp our HQ at Stamping Ground where our captain Julia guides us every WOYWW!

Have a lovely week! I won't be here next week as I will be travelling over Europe trying to get to England but I will be back the week after to tell you how we got on!
Lots of hugs to all of you,
CARDARIAN