Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday WOYWW

I am back from my break ….what a great, truely relaxing time I had ….and I had five days of scorching sun….and I burnt my nose ….I will be posting photos etc during the week if anyone would like to see Inverness….not my nose lol.

A big thank you to you that left kind words on the loss of Maddie …it was greatly appreciated …the other cats seem to be adjusting slowly.

I have done another square for my Log Cabin Knitted blanket …as seen above ...each square is about 13" and then you give it a border and mattress stich them together ....I need 9 or 12 depending on the size of blanket ...keeping the tension acurate is my main problem ....I already have two that are too big. lol. It really is for using up ends of yarn but I bought some big balls with varigated colours as I could not wait to save up the required odds and ends.

Sorry I’m not taking part in the ATC swap but I had to join you all on the link list. It is so hard to believe another year has passed and again the numbers have grown. I think it was about 20 of us when JD had the brain wave to start WOYWW …. and  I know she never imagined that it would still be going three years on and that its members would sit at their desks  and computers in all corners of the world …we are not a club or society …we are a family …. A caring family as I well know.

I still  have not been crafting …well does a tiny bit of doodling count? …. but I have been knitting  and have nearly finished my first ‘Fish and Chip’ baby out fit. Follow the link and you can read the story... Twiglet led me there.

I will try to visit as many of you as possible …I wonder how long the link list will be …and I definitely will visit any friends that  drop by my blog

Take Care xx


Carmen said...

I've not done an ATC or been creative either so you aren't alone :) It'll all change this week though - I know I say that every week but there is a stirring!

Glad you had a lovely time, bring on the photos, I shall live my homesickness through you :D

Annie said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW birthday.
Love the blanket. Do you have a pattern to work to?
A x #89

JoZart said...

You have still been creating... just a different medium. I love your blanket and might just do one of those when I finish my 3rd crochet one. You'll go in the draw for my ATc and no need to return one if you are picked out for one of mine.
Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday! Great to be part of this wonderful fun group and get to know people like you!
Love Jo x!

Twiglet said...

Hi Angie - send me your address and I will pop one of my little dumflings in the post for you - no need to swap! Your knitting looks fab and well done on the little "fish n chip" baby jumper too - I am still knitting! have a great week. x Jo

Cardarian said...

Hello Angie! I know you are not taking part in the swap but I love to read your blog and you kindly comment on my blog so I would like to send you an ATC.., please send me your address
Love and hugs,
my email:dolores.kerec@gmail.com

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad you had a nice break and got some sun. Sorry about the sunburned beezer but vitamin D is alway good to get from the sun. With all the sun screens, we are now Vit.D deficient. Hard to win these days.

Anonymous said...

What a great desk, love your blanket, I haven't knitted in years. I haven't done and atc either so not alone, Laura

Helen said...

Sorry about poor Maddie, but at least she won't suffer now.... Happy WOYWW, and take care! Helen, 8

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW!!!
How lovely to hear from you again, Angie - I'm so glad you had a good break. Wasn't Inverness the hottest place in Britain last week??
I'm not swapping ATCs either cos I simply haven't had the time or heart to do it. But I have really enjoyed the warmth and camaraderie that today has brought. I just hope that Julia is getting at least part of it out in Spain!
I'm sorry to hear about Maddie - pets leave a lap shaped gap in your life....
Hugs, LLJ #77 xx

Anonymous said...

Love the little knitted square, I'm no good at tension either which is why I only knit simple things. Sorry to hear about Maddie, it's hard to let go but it was the right thing to do. Looking forward to the holiday snaps, I always like you out and about posts and you haven't done one in a while!

Brenda 127

May said...

RIP Dear Maddie.. I hope you are doing ok x x x love the blanket.. great job.. looking foward to your holiday pics.. Hugs May x x x#4

Anonymous said...

The link list is shorter now some little gremlin has tidied up all the duplicates :) Hope you had a fab break (and I skipped the swap last year but this year I managed to make a few and out of that one I really like, so I'm in) and best of luck with your knitting. I start something but the recipient (usually a kid) outgrows it before I even finish LOL!
Mary Anne (12)

Elizabeth said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday, and you did hit lucky with the weather too. I like that log cabin square, I could do with a crochet pattern based on the same, a blanket made up of them would look lovely. At the time of writing there's 160 links on the list ... that's an awful lot of desks to visit! I'm sure you will get back to crafting in due course. Hope you have had a good WOYWW and have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #96

Katie said...

Glad you had a great vacation! I can't wait to see the finished blanket :)

Happy WOYWW!

Katie (38)

Sue from Oregon said...

Aww angie...so good to see you. You were one of the first WOYWW players I linked up with! Such fun and glad to have you back!

BJ said...

Hi Angie, thanks for visiting my desk. The tin is from ASDA by the way, nearly eaten all the biscuits in it already - certainly no good for the waistline! Love your knitted square, looks complicated! BJ #35 in Surrey!

VonnyK said...

Fantastic knitting. Happy 3rd anniversary and have a great week.
Von #20

Bridget Larsen said...

I knit like that too, some small and some large, I want to give you one of my spare ATCs so could you send me your snail mail to Bridget.larsen@gmail.com with compliments from me because I have enjoyed coming around to your desk every weeek
Bridget #25

April said...

Wow! love the knitted square, the colours are lovely! Happy WoYwW 3rd Anniversary! and here's to many more :o) April #93 x

Neet said...

Hi Angie - always good to see you posting and so pleased that you have had a good holiday. I hope it, the rest and the sunshine, helps clear up all the little niggling ills that you have had of late and that you are soon back on top form.
Great knitting by the way, bet it looks good when it is all sewn together - hope we see it.
Have a good Jubilee weekend and a good 3rd Blogaversary. Hugs, Neet #15

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Angie . . .thanks for dropping by. Glad you had a nice break. I've only been to Inverness once, so would love to see your pictures.

Happy Belated WOYWW wishes.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Happy Anniversary Angie. Lovely log cabin there you are working on and hope to see the blanket finished.
So sorry to read about your cat Maddie. I am sure she is happy with her former friends!
Glad you had a nice time in Inverness. I have friends there and hope to see them soon.

Spyder said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW! (I'm late as always!) Well done on the blanket, it's going to look fabulous. If you'd like the freebie bear I can send him to you, I would've done already but I get muddled with three Angies! Happy Late woyww!

I have made some ATC's now, I shouldn't have chickened out! (new ones, not the ones I put in the bin!)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I agree. We really ARE a big world wide family. Sorry to read about Maddie. I know how sad that is. Happy day after WOYWW from #2.

Shoshi said...

Glad you had a nice holiday, Angie, and very sorry indeed to hear about poor little Maddie. It breaks your heart when they die, doesn't it. All the kitties we have had and who are no more, occupy a very special place in our hearts and we never forget them!

I am not joining the ATC swap either - it's been hectic recently and something had to go.

Keep up the good work with the knitting!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, and I'm glad you like my latest zentangle art!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #60

okienurse said...

Great looking quilt square. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt in the future. I am sorry to hear about Maddie but I am sure she enjoyed a wonderful life while she was on this earth. I am a bit late getting around but couldn't miss the 3rd Anniversary celebration at WOYWW! Have a great week. Vickie

RosA said...

Hi Angie, Thanks for visiting. I'm a bit late this week. And yes, doodling counts, as does knitting! Sorry to hear about your kitty. :(
I'm going to have a look at that sugar free scone recipe! :)
Happy 3rd Birthday WOYWW!

Diana Taylor said...

Love the knitted square - how clever - the blanket will look fantastic when finished.
Thanks for stopping by my desk and hope you have a great week.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Angie yes noticed on the first post that you were there at the very inception of WOYWW - well done you - was not even blogging and did not know what they were at that stage!! Johnny come lately! ha did smile about the tension problem as have the same issue . usually do it too tight - needles is the key for me - get the right needle and am right..happy 3rd WOYWW and thanks for popping over! Shaz in oz.x #30

RosC said...

Hi Angie, thank you for your visit. Lovely knitting with good even tension.
Sorry about Maddy; my Girrrrls are about the same age so it makes me determined to appreciate them all the more.
Ros #88 (seem to have moved up the list with the duplicate entries removed)

famfa said...

Love your log cabin square. 2nd Time i''ve seen that this week. May have to try it.

SueH said...

Happy WOYWW 3rd Anniversary Angie!
I thin k you’ve hit the nail right on the head when you said we are a big caring family and it’s amazing that you can make such good friends without every meeting them in person. I’ve also been lucky enough to have meet a few in person too, so I’m counting my blessings.

Hope you have a good week and…….
Happy Crafting!

Queen Of Toys said...

Sorry about your little nose getting burnt and don't worry I am not joining in the ATC swap either.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Happy belated WOYWW 3rd anniversary. Thanks so much for the visit to my desk. I've only been playing along since January--three years of Julia keeping us all connected this way is so impressive. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Morti said...

Sorry I'm a bit late getting round - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way a bit!

Love the knitted blanket - glad you decided to join us this week for show and tell, even if you're not ATCing!

Happy WOYWW, and thanks for stopping by.

Ali said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and happy WOYWW anniversary! :)

Ali #86