Wednesday, 27 March 2019

WOYWW 512: Fitting a Quart into a Pint Pot

I must admit to feeling very tired this week.  I have been burning the candle at both ends for the last week trying to fit everything in.   I can finally ease off a little as the inspection at school is over, my samples are all posted, data is nearly all entered (to be finished at school this afternoon) and instead I can look forward to a day crafting with Eva tomorrow.  Today is her birthday so I'd like to wish her many happy returns!
My desk today shows the background that I created in my leather bound journal while at the JJAMMMA (Junk Journals and Mindful Mixed Media Art) meet up last Thursday in Stockport.  I got some inks out while considering where to go next, but must admit that it doesn't look any different this morning.
The crocheted flower was a gift from my Great Niece at the family meal we went to over the weekend.  She is only 7 but has developed quite a passion for crocheting and using up all sorts of odds and ends of wool. 
#2 son, who flies back to his girlfriend on Saturday, took pity on me at the weekend and dragged me out of the house.  I thought we were just going for a short drive: nearly two hours later we arrived at this amazing waterfall in Wales (don't ask me where lol), where we enjoyed the view for 20 minutes before heading home again.  It was good to spend some time with him away from school work.
Please head over to Julia at The Stamping Ground to visit more desks.  I have just confirmed that I will be attending the 10th anniversary crop on 1st June and I would love to meet as many as possible face to face.

24 comments:

Bridget Larsen said...

That background looks like a pretty blue sky, She is very talented for a 7 year old, give her lots of wool and patterns. Lovely of you son to surprise you at that gorgeous waterfall
Bridget x 1

Helen said...

what a fab waterfall! you and Shaz, both sharing them this week! Helen #3

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Good morning, Sarah. I have also confirmed for the anniversary crop. Should be a great day. Those colours are my current favourites. See you soon. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter)

Neet said...

See you on the 1st June all willing.
Lovely photo of you with the waterfall - as where it is/was LOL
How sweet of your GN to crochet that flower for you - did she do lots of them and give them as presents? This is a future crafter who needs to be nurtured.
Glad you are feeling better after all the extra work you have had to do - hope that sone 2 has helped you with his being there - must be nice to see him but sad when he has to go back.
Hugs, Neet 4 x
ps happy birthday to Eva

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I think Mother's day this year has everyone confused with it being so late, at least you have had special time with him over the past couple of weeks. What a lovely day out you must have had there's so much natural beauty to see in the UK. Enjoy some down time creativity now, we all need it in this busy world.
Happy WoywW Tracey #7

Lynne Bishop said...

Glad you got some free time now. Your niece is very clever,good to learn these skills though. All waterfalls look very much alike so no guesses as to where your son took you. Would have been a welcome refreshing break though.x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now what are the chances of two deskers ending up at the same waterfall this week?!! Hope you enjoyed the road trip with your son and had a good break from the madness of work/design stuff. I like that background very much, like a hazy summe sky, beautiful!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

Marit said...

I'm so sorry that I cannot come to the birthday crop (my budget doesn't allow that) It would have been awesome to meet all of you there finally! I'll be drooling over the photos that you folks will all post on your blogs, I'm sure! I love the photo of you at the waterfall.. relaxing time is so important! And happy birthday to Eva!!! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #18

Glenda Brooks said...

It is great to visit you this morning! Looks like you had a good outing and the waterfall is gorgeous! Happy WOYWW! Glenda #19

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Sarah, yes indeed how odd we both have a waterfall to share. Love the background pages, very sky-like. Confirmed for the crop, and also booked a hotel for Happy Stampers! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 X

Julia Dunnit said...

You pack so much in anyway Sarah, I often wonder where your energy comes from. I hope you have a chance to put some rest in the bank for the next challenges! Please wish Eva a really happy birthday, she shares it with my extra special Mum, so I call for cream cakes all round!

Diana Taylor said...

The background is fabulous - it's so perfect I think I'd find it hard to put the first mark on it - I can't wait to see what you do with it! What a lovely and special thing for your son to do - that is a lovely photo of you and the waterfall - a lovely memory for the future.
What a sweet little flower too - it's great that your niece is starting young on the crafty journey - long may she crochet!
I hope you have a good week
Diana x #23

My name is Cindy said...

Great waterfall! Didn't know you were in JJAMA group Sarah, will look out for you, I've only been there a while and not posted much. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #21

Caro said...

Gorgeous colours in your journal. Love the waterfall! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW and have a lovely week. With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#26)

Shoshi said...

That's extraordinary - 2 people at the same waterfall in one week! Sorry to hear you've worn yourself out, Sarah - I know the feeling all too well. Please wish Eva a happy belated birthday from me and hope she had a lovely day. Thank you for your visit and I'm sorry that you, also, are unable to see the photos on my blog post - nobody seems able to see them except me!! I think it's Google messing about again - I've been having a lot of trouble lately. I couldn't see Julia's photos first thing this a.m. on the iPad, but could later on the laptop so I don't know what's going on. Can you see the photos on any of my other posts?

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #13

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and thank you for your earlier visit. I am ashamed to say that your 7 year old great niece can do something I have never managed to master - crochet! I can knit, but for some reason crochet doesn't insert itself in my brain. Looks like you were at Aber Falls near Abergwyngregyn. A beautiful area. Ali x #15

Anne said...

Hi Sarah - your great niece is very good! I am glad that your son took you out!!! I am amazed at what you accomplish. I did fear for you. I used to teach and that was about all I could keep up with!Do look after yourself, looking forward to seeing you again at the crop. Anne x #16

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Sarah, busy week for you - the journal will wait for you. Wish Eva a happy birthday please. How lovely of your son to kidnap you for some mother/son time - the waterfall looks great. I am hopjng to go to the Crop, will be lovely to see you again. Thanks for stopping by earlier, and have a lovely week, hugs Heather xx #11

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Another gorgeous waterfall and lovely crochet too. Happy creative week and hope your woyww has been a good one, Angela x20x

Shoshi said...

Just to let you know I've re-posted the photos from yesterday's blog post, and hopefully you will be able to see them now.

Shoshi

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, your background is so like one of the blue skies of Ayrshire! Hope you are able to have a more relaxed week ahead. Hugs, Elizabeth x #28

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, Happy birthday to Eva.

Love your background.

That crochet flower is great.

Glad your son got you out to see such a beautiful waterfall.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #10

Lindart said...

Nice start to your journal page. How nice to have someone to drag you off to see such splendor! Awesome! That rose is much better than I could make - very talented little girl! Happy Belated Birthday to Eva! Thanks for your visit, sorry I'm so late! Lindart #27

Twiglet said...

Best of luck with the inspection - what a pain and drain on resources they are! Now chill out and enjoy your crafting - looking forward to catching up in June! x Jo