Wednesday, 5 June 2019

WOYWW 522: Deja Vu

I am starting with a desk shot as this post will be photo heavy.  You may already have seen lots of photos from the WOYWW 10th anniversary crop last weekend, but I am sharing mine today.
I could barely fit the richness of generosity from the swaps at the crop on my desk when I got home.  What a fabulous day was had by all.  So many friends, some meeting face to face for the first time, some who go way back!  Annie (Whipso) and Jo (Twiglet) who organised everything did us all proud.  Who would have thought that an idea cooked up by Julia (The Stamping Ground - please join us) and encouraged by Jan (LLJ) so many years ago would have brought us all together.  Such an array of crafting on display, some achieved more than others...  Cake, cake and yet more cake with a magnificent buffet lunch and over £200 raised for charity too.  So on with the photos.  Eva couldn't make it, so guesting on the other side of the desk...
I met Helen (Stamping by H) for the first time face to face, she even gave up her usual Saturday visit to Kew to join us. We discovered a second mutual interest in football and radio 5live.
Chris (Mrs D) was determined to do some crafting, even if only one armed at the moment.
Margaret (Glitterandglue), Caro and Camilla chatted and crafted at the same time.  I was meeting Caro face to face for the first time too.
Elizabeth (Silver Scrapper), Christine (Bishopsmate) and Catriona got on like a house on fire.
I surprised Anne (Copper Beech) and Neet!
Heather was checking out Maggie (Silvercrafter) and her amazing parching skills.
Even Zsuzsa (InkyDinkyDoodle) managed to make it for an hour, having persuaded her family to have a day out in the area.  It was great to finally get a chance to meet face to face for the first time.
Jan (LLJ) made sure that plenty of socialising took place as well as helping with the photography.
And of course it wouldn't have been a WOYWW crop without cake.  Julia cut the cake (with Annie watching on) and later wore the tiara as was right and fitting for the queen of deskers.
As usual the menfolk were very supportive.  Gordon and Doug had to try out the new photo corner.
The first raffle prize that I chose, 5 tickets and all drawn out of the hat.  I passed on one and passed another choice to a less fortunate desker.  Thank you Debbie (Tattered Rocks) for the amazing art work, I was so glad to have a chance to claim it as my own!
And finally, the traditional group portrait (Gordon and Doug were so patient with everyone's cameras and phones).  Back: Shaz (Silverwolf), Christine, Chris (Pearshaped), myself, Camilla, Zsuzsa, Annie, Heather, Jo, Margaret, PJ (hiding), Anne, Caro, Elizabeth, Catriona and Neet.  Front: Helen, Chris, Julia, Jan, Dolores and Maggie.  I am already looking forward to next year!

32 comments:

Helen said...

Hi from your friend across the desk! was fabulous to meet you at last and natter about football! What an amazing day we had. Well done on top spot today, I was busy taking off asterisks and things!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVED the photos you took and the group shot you chose to share. I KNOW you had fun.

Wish I had better news on the mail front, but I'm certainly not giving up hope. Happy WOYWW from #3. Great that you made #1 this week.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Just read Helen's comment. I was busy leaving Helen a comment when Julia posted.

Neet said...

What fabulous photos Sara, except the one of me (I look like a startled rabbit).
Yes, it was a great day, one I will remember in great detail until the next one. So good to meet some new WOYWW'ers and renew friendships with the old ones, as in those from past crops.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Sarah, you have some lovely photos of a fabulous day. I have to agree on the generosity of our crafty friends, my bag was full of wonderful ATCs and gifts! Was lively to see you again, and a mini meet up in October sounds great! Count me in please. Have a lovely week Heather xx #6

Lynne Bishop said...

Looks as if you had a fab day. I am also lucky enough to have won one of Debbie's creations and it hangs in my hall. X

Mrs.D said...

What a lovely day it was, and you were across the desk from me, doing a bit of crafting.
Lovely pictures too, see you next year, somewhere.
Chris #13

Mrs.D said...

What a lovely day it was, and you were across the desk from me, doing a bit of crafting.
Lovely pictures too, see you next year, somewhere.
Chris #13

Anne said...

Great photos Sarah. Good to see you again. Anne X #15

Lynn Holland said...

It’s so exciting for me today to whizz round the blogs and see all the great pics of the crop.
What fun you all had
Lynn xx 14

Julia Dunnit said...

Great post, I do like seeing the photos that I missed! The menfolk were super weren’t they...loads of help and hen just leaving us to get on with it all! I’m glad that you enjoyed the day and grateful to Jo and Annie, it was a lot of work. AND you got a bit of colouring done....achievement!!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous photos Sarah, so pleased you all had such a good time. Wish I could have been there maybe one day. Happy woyww and hears to the next ten years, Angela x17x

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Sarah, great selection of photos. We all had the most amazing day, I agree. Well done on getting the top spot this week. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Glenda said...

What fun! Seems everyone had a blast!
Glenda #21

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Sounds like it's your lucky streak with all your raffle tickets drawn and making it to #1! It was so lovely to meet you and I'm glad we took that photo to prove it! I hope I can make it full time next year and perhaps meet Eva as well! zsuzsa #26

Lillianb said...

Great pictures you sure had a lovely time.

Lilian B # 16

Diana Taylor said...

Wonderful photos Sarah, they really sum up the warm and generous people of WOYWW. It looks like you all had a fabulous time, and those goodies -wow such loveliness.
Have a great week,
Diana x #20

Lindart said...

Such wonderful photos of the crop! So nice to see all of you together, wish I was there too! Maybe, someday...Your desk is certainly filled with love! Have a great week, Lindart #32

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How lovely to see the day from someone else's point of view! It was such a brilliant time and whizzed by all too quickly. You got Debbie's pic, fabulous, I didn't get to see who got what. So glad you had a good time, Helen's a star :-D
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

Shoshi said...

I'm not joining in WOYWW this week, Sarah, because I've got nothing to show, but I had to do a quick trip around the desks to see all the lovely photos of the crop! I am green with envy and would so love to have had the opportunity to meet up with all our friends. You must have had a smashing time together.

Shoshi x

StampinCarol said...

Thank you for all the fabulous photos of the crop! So happy for those who could attend! Have a wonderful day!
Carol N #30

Caro said...

It was so lovely to meet you on Saturday. thanks for sharing your photos! Happy WOYWW. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#9)

Dorlene Durham said...

I just looked at all the photos and they are fabulous! Looks like everyone had a fantastic time! Dorlene #34

craftyani said...

Lovely photos and so good to be able to put faces to blogs. You all looked to have a great day. Long may WOYWW continue. Ani # 19

Sue said...

Hi Sarah, Glad you had such a great day. Loads of lovely ATCs and gifts.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #8

Christine said...

Thank you for your visit earlier.
Super post! Love all the photo sharing, we all have a different viewpoint....
Have a good week
Christine #25

Debbie Rock said...

How kind of you to choose that raffle prize ... means such a lot to me, thank you. Isn't it a wonderful group photo ... you can feel the friendship ooozing from it! Sorry I didn't get back to you yesterday ... goodness knows where the day went! love to you from Debbie xXx

Marit said...

I enjoy seeing lots of photos of the crop on several blogs, and these photos are so lovely and happy too! Oh how I wish I could have been there and meet you (and the others) in person... I'm glad I am part of this online tribe of deskers! I could not hug you in person but I will keep on hugging you online on Wednesday! Love from Holland! Marit #28

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I’m so enjoying all these photos and smiling or concentrating faces, thanks Sarah, Debbies work is quite something!
Great desk haul...
Happy belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing your desk, Shaz in Oz.x #23

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AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW and thanks for your comment on my new blog. Yes, I have given myself the time I need to rest and reduce my symptoms. I have to really plan out my days, as I can never get everything done. So sad that I missed another Crop, and thank you for sharing your wonderful photos. Ali x #29

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, it's lovely to see your photos and look back on how enjoyable it was to meet up with you all again. The photo corner was great fun - Gordon's good idea. Love your raffle prize - Debbie's work is simply amazing! Such a shame Eva couldn't make it this year but hopefully next year will be better for her. Hugs, Elizabeth x #37

Kathryn Frantz said...

What a fabulous day! Sure wish I could have joined you. Thank you for all of your pictures. It was great to see pics large enough to actually see faces!