Wednesday 29 May 2019

WOYWW 521: Packing for the Crop

For once I am packing light for the up coming WOYWW anniversary crop on Saturday.  Thanks to the leadership of Julia, ably assisted by LLJ, we will be celebrating 10 years of desk sharing via The Stamping Ground this time.  I have decided that, other than a load of tags for swapping and a decent raffle prize, I will only be taking a colouring book, coloured pencils and my pencil blending pens.  For those who don't believe it possible, I have taken a photo of my bag packed and ready to go. 
My actual desk is once again full of projects that cannot yet be shared.  I can show you two of the colours that I am working with for one of the projects though.  The two colours together create a close approximation to Peacock Feathers distress ink.
I can also share some sneaky peeks of my samples for Leonie's shows on Friday at 8am and 12pm.
Looking forward to catching up with lots of fellow deskers on Saturday and of course, cake!


Jane said...

I would never have believed it Sarah!!! You could always stamp stuff out to colour too!
The crop seems to have come round quickly ! I can remember you first tell ing us you were going and it seemed ages off! Have a great time! xx

Neet said...

First of all you are late this morning - I was beginning to think you were not going to post. I had fingers crossed you weren't ill or anything.
NO, I cannot believe you have packed so light. Sarah, you normally take loads of journals and things. One must remember that you have thirty or so tags in that bag to begin with so they obviously take up room. Well done!
See you Saturday
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Anne said...

My first thought on reading your blog post was what a lovely lot of gorgeous colour!
I'm very undecided re what to take! Didn't do much last time craft wise :-) See you soon. Anne X #9

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it totally get it Sarah, I mean, how much do we actually do!! Well, I’m going to pack even lighter and as usual offer my services to those who want cuttings from Shaz’s huge die collection! Look forward to seeeing you there!

Lynne Bishop said...

Think you might only need a light clothes bag as well Sarah. It is going to be hot at the weekend. Have a great time, probably be a lot of chatting. xx

Sue C said...

I would imagine that there will be a lot of chatting rather than crafting as you don't actually see each other very often. Hope you all have a fantastic time.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You're very sensible not taking tou much cos as we all know, not much gets done!! I'm taking some crochet but if a single stitch gets hooked, I'll be amazed!
Looking forward to seeing you again.
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Sarah, love the peek at the samples. Not sure I'll be packing light, I always take far more than I use! lol. Do like those inkpad colours, but must resist- I have more than any sensible person needs as it is. See you Saturday, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Annie said...

Well I'm packed very light cos with all the sewing/ baking/ prepping to be ready for Saturday I've forgotten to sort out something to actually craft....hehehe who am I kidding? There wont be time for crafting too!
See you very soon.
Annie x #14

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Looks like you're ready to roll! So well organised! I swung the idea of a day trip to Shrewsbury by my family - they didn't say 'no' outright, so that's a good sign. If we go, it will be some time in the afternoon between 2-3 pm, literally just to say hello and then onto some sightseeing. It would be so lovely to meet everyone, but I can't promise. Thanks for your visit - love the sneak peeks! zsuzsa #23

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh Sarah, those colours are gorgeous, I have a weakness for peacock colours - I'm very much looking forward to seeing your project. I love the samples, they look very interesting and the colours and patterns are very eye-catching - can anyone see them on the show, is it a Youtube thing or FB thing - sorry I'm showing my ignorance, but you've captured my interest with your sneaky peaks!
Hope you have a great time at the crop - I'm sure between chatting and eating cake there won't be much crafting done!
Diana x #18

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, Sarah, you are packing light. I know you will have fun and I hope you take all kinds of photos, too.

I haven't yet received your PIF ATC, but promise to let you know when it arrives. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Anne said...

Hi again Sarah. Did you go to Crop in Llandudno? I was sure we'd met there. Unless I'm confused. Could be lol x

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, The sneak peeks are interesting.

Those colours are scrummy· I am hoping to get my flat decorated this year and Peacock colours would be fab.

I think you have the right idea to travel light for the crop, as I bet there won;t be that much crafting going on:)

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #10

StampinCarol said...

WOW! I'm impressed with your bag! I'm going on a 4 day retreat in August and am looking at 3 large rolling totes!
Love your 2 colors and little sneaks of your samples!
Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
And have oodles of fun at the retreat!
Carol N #25

Caro said...

Colour me very impressed! I haven't started thinking about what I will take yet. Love your samples and I am looking forward to meeting you at the crop. Happy WOYWW! Love & God Bless, Caro x (#15)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Sounds sensible not to take too much to the crop then you wont feel guilty when you bring it all back not having used it Lol! However, I know you will have a great time and wish I could be there with you all. Happy woyww and thanks for the lovely comment over at mine. Angela x17x

Diana Taylor said...

Thanks very much for the information Sarah, it sounds so interesting and it must be exciting to see your lovely samples on TV - I haven't seen Hochanda before and we don't have Sky but I shall certainly look for it on Freeview or follow your link online - thank you for that.
Diana x

Helen said...

saw this at lunchtime but couldn't comment from the phone.. that IS light travelling! I figure I may as well fill the case, it's on wheels and I can drag it behind me!! at least it's meant to be fairly warm so won't need thick jumpers! See you Saturday. Helen #3

Heather M said...

Hi Sarah, Wow that is packing light! I've not packed yet, but will be light also. Maybe some stamping to colour in. Love the Ancestry Ink colours - I got two boxes of their mini Inks free with a magazine subscription - not used them much yet, so looking forward to seeing what you made. Thanks for stopping by earlier- our visitor was kist unexpected, I do hope he comes back! I'm really looking forward to the Crop. See you there! Have a lovely week Heather xx #11

Lillianb said...

Sarah hope before you go you do not think Oh I might just take this and that and end up with lots more,

Lilian + #13

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

I am just packing my parchment travelling bag (a shopping trolley) but as I am still using it, that won't be done till Friday evening. I am taking the starter kit for others to try if they wish. Looking forward to the get together. xxx

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Sarah, well that looks like a smart thing to me but, when I used to go to crops. ( I never made a single thing) I spent all my free time oohing and awwing over everyone else' stuffs or just listening to the chatter. So, I hope you have fun. ~Stacy #27

Shoshi said...

I should imagine that at those gatherings, much more chat goes on than crafting lol lol! I am sure you will be able to do some colouring, though. Hope you have a great time, whatever you all do! Thank you for your lovely comment. Even before the increments on my pension because I applied late, the basic rate I'm getting is bigger than my hubby's. I told him again today that he must phone up and check it out. Thanks for the good wishes for all our celebrations, and I'm glad you enjoyed the video - I've watched it several times and roar with laughter every time!! My favourite bit has to be when he's trying to open the door!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #21

Debbie Rock said...

Don't worry about packing light for Maggie will more than make up for it ... just leave her plenty of room for the kitchen sink! I love that blue and green together - quite one of my favourite combinations and one I use way too often. Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday - somehow the day sort of slipped away from me. Please don't worry about sending back an ATC from the crop ... you are very welcome to one of mine no matter what. love to you from Debbie xXx

Twiglet said...

I'm with little sis Annie on this one - haven't even thought what to do other than talk and eat! lol So looking forward to our get together! xx Jo

Lindart said...

Hi Sarah! I love those green and blue colours, looking forward to see what they will make! Have fun at the crop, and thanks for your visit, Lindart #30

glitterandglue said...

Hi Sarah - Couldn't comment earlier as I spent Wednesday lying prone on the settee feeling VERY rough - however... here I am now.
I love those two colours - fantastic - looking forward to seeing what you did with them!! Maybe I'll get to see things on TV tomorrow - if I'm not rushing around like a chicken with its head cut off getting ready for an invasion of visitors!!
I'm most impressed with your packing. I've packed my ATCs, things for the raffles, and some crochet "in case talking gets quiet"!!!
Take care. God bless.
See you Saturday.
Margaret #4

pearshapedcrafting said...

So good to see you today! I should have visited earlier - I intended just bringing my little travel journal but my addled brain sent me to my craft room to add not just one but two pencil cases plus a large glue and two more journals...did I achieve much????.......nope! Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

So good to see you today! I should have visited earlier - I intended just bringing my little travel journal but my addled brain sent me to my craft room to add not just one but two pencil cases plus a large glue and two more journals...did I achieve much????.......nope! Hugs, Chrisx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Gorgeous inks on your desk, they’re just wonderful, haven’t seen those inks but then clarity isn’t seen in Oz either, or if it is, I can’t afford it.
However do have enough stash freezing here today snowing an doc eup over the range, glad I’m not there,
Very late at calling .. but happy belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk, Shaz in Oz.x #24

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