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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

WOYWW #284

Another week, another Wednesday blog round up over at The Stamping Ground, chaired by Head Desker Julia.So on the desk this week are my purchases from Hobbycrafts at the NEC last Saturday. Had a smashing day, especially getting to meet up with Linda B and Ali H, along with some other members of their scrapping group.
As you can see, a selection of stamps- Lavinia, Visible Image and Cardio in the main. Saw the lady on Cardio's stand making some amazing Christmas cards, and using dried out baby wipes to add the ink, instead of sponging. Very effective, and looked really easy, so I shall be trying that out. A few new ink pads, Tim mini blending tool pads,low tack tape and some background sheets also from Lavinia stamps. There is also some packs of black and white leather effect card under the tape.

On the other desktop, 3 Sweet Poppy stencils, two Christmas ones and a Thistles one, which appears to be hiding. A set of Tim Holtz snowflakes, and some Memory Box bauble dies, which one of the stands was selling really cheap.
 The rest of my room is gradually getting back to normal, I've got everything put back on my desk, and have a few drawers to put stuff away in yet.
Running update, I now have only 9 days of radiotherapy left, thats gone by really fast. Oncologist was very happy with me last week, and said that if I still feel ok this week, I don't need to wait and see her, I can just see her next week, and she will organise the CT scan for 6 weeks time then. Works Occupational Health Nurse was also happy, and said she recommended that I continue doing half shifts until my treatment has finished, and gradually go back up to full hours after that. Which I am happy with, I do find that I tire easily- thats how its affecting me, lack of stamina. I can't do anything for as long as I used to be able to.  I am really glad to come home at 2.00am at the moment. Apologies to those I didn't get round to last week, Thursday was a long day, with treatment and having to see the Oncologist, as well as the Works Occupational health lady, and it was early hospital appointment, so had little sleep. Lost most of Friday catching up on sleep! I shall be doing better this week, lol.


Kyla said...

Ooh lovely day out and some great stash. Great news from hospital and fingers crossed. Yep wiping you out is often one of the side effects so reduced hrs is a great way to continue with work until your levels are restored brilliant that work supports you too :-)
Kyla #9
Ps which visible image stamps r they? I have the eye and chandelier...very cool :-)

Helen said...

Looks like your wallet took a bashing, and why not! Sounds a great day out and meeting up with Ali and Lynda too. Great to see such encouraging news of your treatment, we all hope with you it continues that way. Glad work are so accommodating about your reduced working, that must help you. Helen 3

Debbie Rock said...

Pity you didn't buy much from the NEC Shaz ... LOL!!!!! Fab stuff there and much of it very much to my taste I have to say! You stay totally aware of how you are feeling and don't push yourself beyond what you can comfortably do ... I think you are amazing working until 2am. Can't wait to see your new craft room all sorted. Happy WOYWW'ing! Love Debbie xXx

Anne said...

Hi there what a fab haul. You totally amaze me - fact you went to NEC - went couple of years ago and was shattered and that was when I was reasonably well. Your progress and attitude are inspiring g. Have fun with your new goodies. Hugs Anne x #37

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, so glad you're doing so well with the chemo and good reports. Nice for you to catch up with friends and of course add a couple of things to your stash..have fun, cheers RobynO#30

My name is Cindy said...

Wow, that looks like a great haul - decided not to go to any more shows this year to save some money - but been bashing the internet instead so that didn't really work! Great news about the treatment, just keep looking after yourself and not trying to do too much. Big hugs, Cindy #42

Georgie C said...

Look at all those lovely goodies, my word that was some serious hauling ;) bet you'll do some amazing stuff with those. Take care and look after yourself,
Georgie C (46)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Somebody's been busy shopping! Enjoy your stash! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #33

Chrysalis said...

Hi Shaz - glad to hear you're coping so well with the treatment and work. All that lovely new stash looks great - happy crafting, and look after yourself. Hugs, Chris # 7

Artatag said...

This sure looks like a smashing shopping day! What a lovely stash. You will have tons of fun working with it.
Gabriele 28

voodoo vixen said...

What a lovely haul of goodies you got! You deserve the special treat and it sounds like everyone is happy with your progress, part time sounds like a good plan till you get back to full stamina and able to cope with it all. Annette #31

Sandy Leigh said...

I am so glad you are having a great report from the oncologist! These treatments will fly by in no time. You have some wonderful goodies on your desk today too. Love it. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #57

Krisha said...

Good to hear things are going well with your treatment Shaz.

For each of us, who have been doing a bit of cleaning and sorting, there seems to be two of you that are buying new stash! LOL

Have a great Week
Krisha #12

Angela Radford said...

I can see someone else had a great day at the NEC. Just have to find somewhere to put the stuff Lol! Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 39

Ali H said...

fab haul of Stash Shaz ! So lovely to see you for lunch on Saturday - I am totally grumpy that I forgot to take a photo of the 3 of us to post today ! Glad the treatments are going so well ! Hugs Ali H xx #21

Laura said...

Have fun with all that lovely new stash
Happy Wednesday

Sunshine Girl said...

Lots of yummy goodies there to play with! Have fun - Sunshine Girl 27

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my! You had a lovely outing to the craft's fair then, didn't you? Such lovely bunch of toys to play with it. It sounds like your treatment is going well and leaving you with enough energy to play (that's important!) Judy #73

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, you had a lovely splurge?! That's a fab pile of new stash, have fun picking which one to use first!! How lovely that you met up with the Welsh Section of WOYWW :-)
Such fab news from the oncologist...more positivity, you're doing so well !
Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

Diana Taylor said...

Ooh, you've got some lovely stuff there, I am hankering after the snowflake dies - aren't they gorgeous! I bet you can't wait to have a go with it all! Great news that things are going well with your treatment. Hope you have a good week,
Diana #44

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab new stash. Glad to hear you are doing ok.Take care Zo xx 80

sandysewin said...

What a wonderful pile of goodies. I especially like those Timmy snowflake dies.

Glad to hear you're doing ok.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #40

Tracey said...

Lovely pile of goodies from the NEC. Hope you will have fun playing with them all. Tracey No. 20

Lisca Meijer said...

Sounds like you had a great time at the NEC, and spent a large amount of money by the looks of it!
It's good that your oncologist is happy with your progress, and the end is in sight as far as the radiotherapy is concerned. Yes, fatigue is a side effect. I got very tired too when I was having my treatment.
Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder,
Have a good week,
Sorry I'm late but I take my time going through them all. (I enjoy reading all the blogs and look at the photos)

Pat Taviss said...

So nice to meet you this go around. I am new here and getting acquainted.

Pat #83

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

What a great haul of goodies from the show. I particularly like those Tim Holtz snowflakes. Glad you had a great day xx

Shoshi said...

Oooh what a lovely lot of new stash, Shaz! It seems everyone has been going to the NEC and I am green with envy.

Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comment about the soap - it's dead easy to make and you'll have such fun with it! I recommend Ebay for supplies as you can get some real bargains, including a huge choice of moulds which can be used for other stuff as well.

I feel as if I have been neglecting you of late, for which I apologise! I have been thinking about you and wondering how you were getting on - so glad the radiotherapy is progressing OK and without too many side effects. I know full well what it is like to have such limited supplies of energy, and it makes you want to use them doing the things you enjoy best.

All the best for the coming week, and happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #41

Anonymous said...

Number only verification has returned so I'm jumping on it!

I really do have to mark my calendar for these big shows. I always miss out. The last one I did go to was VERY disappointing, so few stands, no real deals and lots of my favourite places not there. Looks a lovely load of stash and oh yes to the Baby wipe use. I use them for all sorts of things and when dry they work great on ATCs (maybe cards too) and I've even pulled Gelli prints on them then used them almost like fabric. How ever did we get along without them, for crafting or for babies bottoms? :)

Happy (late again) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

okienurse said...

Love all the fun things you got at NEC. New stash is always welcome around here. Isn't it the pits to be so tired and unable to do what you once took for granted! I am glad to hear that the radiation therapy is going so well. Thanks for visiting my desk this week. Sorry I am so late getting around but that's the way it goes. Have a great rest of the week. Vickie #43

Neet said...

Shaz - sorry I did not get back to you re the paper but I have a friend coming who is bringing me some of the real stuff to look at - will report (Brusho).
Good news re the treatment but did you really mean you are on a shift until 2AM? No wonder you are tired. Do take care of yourself, please.
Great shop by the way
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me. Sorry I am so very very late - Neet xx