Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WOYWW Week 112? ....Something this time.

July has passed too quickly but I find it amazing that I have managed 14 posts (a record for me), during the month … along with being a little more creative than I have done for ages.

I had some amazing luck this week....I won a brilliant gift /prize when my number was picked, randomly I stress, on DIL’s blog. My gift was a 60 days subscription to all the classes on Miss Art’s Paper Crafting School, on the net. I do not know where to start …I want to shut myself away with the computer and my stash for the whole 60 days …well 57 ‘cos I’ve wasted three days drooling over what’s available to learn and wondering if I have the right bits to do all the classes I fancy…I really don’t want to buy a lot of extra stuff as there is so much already inside these four walls. I have never ever done this sort of thing before…infact I have only done a couple of classes ... at the crop, when we have had someone there to teach. Oh yes …and what has the weather done just as I win this …switched from wet and /or overcast to SUNSHINE ….how can I stay in when its actually behaving like it should be in Summer lol.

I was trying to make this a shorter post, as I have blogged a couple of long ones this week already …..so ….

Here is my desk …

And here is a LO that I managed to do most of at our crop on Saturday.

It is of my late husband, Pete, in the early 80’s or even as early as ’79.

A group of musician friends of his, agreed to do a gig for charity in the church hall …they met together to rehearse in the afternoon… this was to be the very first time they were all to play together. Some one suggested a tune …another called a key … the keyboard player counted them in …and they produced the most amazing music. A few teenagers who I knew and played in a band, snuck in to hear them and one turned to me and said …’How long have they been playing together?’ I looked at my watch and replied ‘Twenty minutes’ …he was totally lost for words and filled with admiration … sitting in silence for the rest of the session.

Oops …sorry …this was longer than I meant….I hope you managed to get this far.

I managed to visit just over 75 of you last week …great fun...except for the stiff knees and back lol …and many of you triggered ideas and gave me help …Thanks to all of you WOYWW friends out there …what a huge band we are now.... spread all over the world.

Take Care xx

26 comments:

Wipso said...

Congrats on your win. Love the LO.
A x

Helen said...

Your layout is fab - what a wonderful memory! Hope you enjoy your online classes!

SueH said...

What a fab LO Angie and another in progress in your desk I see!
I think it’s amazing when a group of musicians, who’ve never played together before can just ‘gel’ right from the start like that.

I had an uncle who used to play the piano with Acker Bilk’s band back in the 50’s and at family parties he would always get on the piano so we could have a good old sing-a-long of all the old songs. Don’t expect that sort of thing happens very much these says.

Happy WOYWW
Sue
X
Congrats on the win, by the way!

sasa said...

Big congrats...love the LO - perfect images and papers - wonderful. Enjoy the classes and thanks for visiting -might see you at My Mojo Monthly!
thanks for the peek today! Sarah (Sasa at 1)

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Congratulations.

The LO on your desk looks very interesting I can't wait to see the finished project.

Laura x x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think the layout of your husband is quite wonderful - being a true musician like he obviously was, is a rare and precious thing. The layout really touched me. xx

ScrappnBee said...

Our weather is getting warmer too! ...now it is almost spring like LOL! So cool that you got a 60 day subscription. Love the layout of your DH! You did a great job, and the story is touching! Thanks for sharing -Amanda #36

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's me again! I wash some fabrics but not all. If I'm going to use two different fabrics, then I do tend to wash them just in case one shrinks - this is for aprons etc. But for doorstops/peg bags and the like, I don't bother because they'll hardly ever get shoved in the wash!! Have a great week xx

JoZart said...

Lovely story.....amazing talent works like that!
It's sod's law about the prize... why don't you ask if you can defr it until Autumn so you can do it justice. No harm in asking.
JoZarty x

Elizabeth said...

Great post, Angie. Lovely story and the layout is fab - that's the best thing about making scrapbook pages, the memories they bring to mind and the stories you can record for the future generations to read. I can see another lovely layout in progress on your desk - looking forward to seeing the finished project one day. I don't think you have to fret too much about the weather - apparently we are in for a change again so you'll be able to enjoy the papercraft class after all :) Elizabeth x #59

NatashaMay said...

Layout looks great! You lucky lady winning a free class. :) Take full advantage of it. Have fun creating!

Gita said...

Wow, what a wonderful story though of how they came to play together. Thanks for sharing.

The Crafty Elf said...

Wonderful post I enjoyed reading every bit of it! Thanks for sharing. The two things in life I wish I had done. Played and instrument and been able to sing. One of them might have been possible, the other not so much. Happy WOYWW ;D

Morning's Minion said...

What a grand tribute to your husband. I've been around bluegrass musicians who play together in that same amazing way.

Lulabelle said...

Fab LO and well done on your win!

famfa said...

That music picture is fab. Loving your bears too from the previous post.

Neet said...

Thanks for sharing such a lovely memory you have. Great LO - hope it did not make you shed too many tears whilst putting it together, but then sometimes tears can be good ones.
Brilliant win!

Mrs Balfour said...

Thanks loads for your lovely comment!
Congrats on winning that prize!
Loving seeing all these desks - very inspirational :o)
x

DottyA Cards & Things said...

First I want to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog...!!
I have so enjoyed reading about your beautiful memorys, and had to look thru your blog too. What a fun look into your world!

Twiglet said...

Great story - thanks for sharing. You have made a fab job of the LO - happy days hey! x Jo

Neil said...

Hi there, Thanks for sharing your desk this week! I'm dashing around this week like the white rabbit; places to go and things to see! Hope you have a lovely week.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

congratulations on your win and on doing a record number of posts. that was a lovely story about your late husband. my first husband was a musician too. thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!

sandra de said...

Such beautiful lo and it is always the story behind the photo that is so special. Enjoy your art classes ... do you ever feel there is not enough time in the day/night to do everything we want to do?

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

I like the layout on your desk, looks good so far.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Angie, thanks for popping over! sorry running late! my "end of weeks" seems to be very busy would be better if on Monday or weekend for me.. not worry better late than never, thanks for sharing your reminiscing, so lovely to hear and also love the LO. Happy belated WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Angie! What a fun layout of your husband! And what a great prize! Patsy from
HeARTworks