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Wednesday 26 August 2015

WOYWW # 325

Hi folks, and before I forget, those Dragon Eggs last week? Built up on a coconut! They were split in half, emptied, then glued back together before adding the scales.So, time to show your desk/floor/tray- whatever you're currently crafting on, for worldwide inspection, courtesy of Julia at The Stamping Ground.
The weak willed amongst you may wish to hide your eyes at this point! I'm almost certain one of you enabled me with the Quietfire/Elizabeth Craft Designs Happy Birthday die last week! There is also a Happy Christmas (that's on backorder).
 The Alpha die (Die-namics) was reduced to half price as a clearance line, so I just had to.By the way, looking at it, are you as confused as I was? Usually, they are in the order of the alphabet, I've found. This one is random, clearly to make the most of the cutting space they had, but it really threw me when I first looked at it.

 The Happy Birthday die is really quite large:
I've laid a couple of rulers next to it, to show you. I loved the script style though, thought it was gorgeous.

I like how the back of the packaging for the Alpha die gives you all the sandwiches for various machines.

I forgot about these Brusho's a couple of weeks ago. 8 new 'Autumn' colours.

The rest of my week so far has been taken up with organising 'Things to keep me occupied' whilst I'm in hospital. To that end, I stamped out a batch of images to colour- these are some of the Gorjuss stamps, not probably normally my thing, but I think they're kinda creepy, rather than cute, as well as some of the Visible Image character stamps. I've also packed my colouring books, Promarkers & DI markers, and both the Art Journalling magazines that Diane sent me. I've been downloading You Tube craft videos to go onto my tablet, as well as some comedy stuff- Michael Mcintyre, and my absolute favourite comedian, Eddie Izzard.
Loads of music, E-Books and Audio books too. So I think I'm fairly well stocked for entertainment of all sorts. I'm not packing my suitcase yet, as we're having this weekend away, to help keep both our minds otherwise occupied. The plan is to drive down to High Wycombe, and stay there Friday night. No particular reason for there, just that it's roughly half way to Kent, which is where we're going on Saturday. I've tried to organise this weekend so Doug only has a couple of hours driving at a time. Then on Saturday we are going to pop in to see Jennie, at The Artistic Stamper.Yes, I may possibly buy some craft supplies (whistles, looking innocent!)
 Saturday night we'll stay at Whitstable, then on Sunday, drive over to Southampton and stay the night there. Monday we will start heading back up towards the Midlands, possibly via Avebury- LLJ mentioned it last week, and I realised it's been a few years since we last went there. So we'll be back home Monday evening, then Tuesday I will pack to go into hospital on Wednesday. I will put up a blog post next week, if I can't link before I go out, then I'll ask LLJ to link me in. I'm going to have plenty of time on my hands to visit you all!
 Also, if anyone wants to text me to chat/see how I am, either FB PM me, or email me (link in sidebar) and I'll send you my mobile number. Hubby has also put Skype on my tablet & phone- shazsilverwolf@gmail.com. As far as I know, the hospital has wifi Internet access, so I won't be out of touch for long,lol.
Tomorrow morning is my pre-op assessment- how on earth has this come round so fast? Have a lovely Wednesday folks.


Helen said...

wow,you're so organised - hope the weekend isn't spoilt by too much rain (I'm going out with friends on Monday too so hoping for a dry day then!) Enjoy your trip to Jennie's.. and it goes without saying I wish you all the best for next week (it has come round quick, you're right!) and a speedy recovery - hope you get time to enjoy all that colouring in you've prepared. Helen 2 xx

MrsC.x said...

lovely new stash! hope that you weekend away goes well and hopefully the weather will improve for you.
Of course i hope that next week goes well for you and that you heal quickly.
im undecided on the gorjuss girls i like them i think but i dont think i could do them justice with my colouring so have steared clear thus far will be interested to see what you do with them
have a great week
happy woyww
Charlie :) #6

Cardarian said...

I am sorry you are going to Kent just when I am not there - you will practically be passing where I live! Ah well next time for sure! I see you are well organised to go into the hospital - I would love to Skype you or just chat to you on any media when you are in hospital! So I will send you an email!
Have a lovely time in Kent - say hi to Jennie - I am a regular there!
Lots of hugs and I hope all goes well in the hospital!

Unknown said...

Wow Shaz you are so organised. Lots of lovely things to keep you busy. I hope all goes well and you are back at your crafty desk before you know it… although it sounds as if you are taking it with you! Now that would make a great WOYWW photo to share.
Sending you love and hugs and will be thinking about you.
Lynda B 16

Annie said...

So please it's all coming round so fast for you now and really hope you have a wonderful time away over the weekend. I think you will be carried through your surgery on a wave of love from all your blogging friends so it won't be long now til you are making a good steady recovery.
Have a great week.
Annie x # 17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good idea, to have lots of different things to do while you're in there. I wouldn't have thought of downloading programmes though..good idea! I hope you have a fab time on your weekend...you do know there's a bed and/or coffee if you're passing! We've no great plans this weekend so feel free to drop in if you want to.
Julia and I are off to meet up with Diana (Velvetmoth) this morning then Janet's funeral tomorrow.....it'll be an emotional day....
Hugs, LLJ 11 xx

Debbie Rock said...

Oh dear! Oh dear! Oh dear! Brusos in new autumn colours ... er, think I might just have to head off to try and track them down - love, love, love those little pots of magic I have to say! Also love your scripty-font Happy Birthday ... very much to my taste! Have a super-duper weekend away and we will keep in contact during next week as always! Much love to you dear Shaz. Love Debbie xXx

Debbie Rock said...

PHEW! Thank goodness for that!!! A quick check and it seems I already have most of those Brusho colours! xXx

Barb said...

You're very organised Shaz. I hope you have a lovely weekend away and wish you all the best for next week. I'm sure we'll all be thinking about you.Barbxx

Lisca said...

Oooh it's coming round pretty fast! I'm impressed you are so organised. Got all sorts of things lined up, according to what you are going to feel like.
I'll send you an email later and hopefully I can send you some messages while you are in hospital.
Your week away sounds really nice. Enjoy. I'm sure you will whatever the weather.
Have a good week,

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah, must admit, Shaz, my eyes popped when I saw the Happy Birthday die from Quietfire.... beautiful indeed.
...and love your bargain alphabet!!
And getting images ready too, what a great idea.
Sounds like a lovely trip planned around in next week. I went to Avery in 2006 and 2009, because it was on bus routes I was travelling on and we stopped each time. I must admit would love to go back to UK again but can't see it happening.
Will be thinking and praying for your dr visit tomorrow and then on the 2nd.
Thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW!
every blessing, Shaz in Oz.x #34

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by! Sounds like you are quite busy with organizing! I hope you have a most wonderful trip! Will say a prayer for your dr. appt. Cyberhugs!
Carol N #40

Marit said...

You sound very organized and it's a great idea to have a few days 'out' and filled with all kinds of (fun) things to keep your mind of the hospital... It looks like you packed for a craft-retreat by the way,... thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment. I still haven't decided about my canvas still... I might leave it alone for a few days and decide then. Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland. Marit #33

Neet said...

Right Hun, we are with you as you prepare for hospital. We will all certainly be there on Wednesday (of course I am talking in spirit not in real life). You are so organised and I am sure that has helped you over these past few days doing all the planning. Hope so anyhow.
Well, I for one would never have thought about a coconut. I did wonder balloons as often those form the basis of a shape but that is certainly different. Did you shave them before or leave the hairs on?
I once had my photo taken with Eddie Izzard. It was just after he had done those marathons - you can see us here http://hickydorums.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/and-san-francisco.html - Chas had gone over to congratulate him on his walking and I got him to stand with me on a photo - not sure if he was a bit piddled off with me wanting a photo with him.
Anyway, you go and enjoy your few days away and come back ready to face the stay in hospital - we are all going to be rooting for you you know.
Loadsa Love
Neet xxx

Diana Taylor said...

I love your new dies - I like the larger size Happy Birthday, it will be a real eye-catcher at that size. I was sorry to see you are having to go into hospital, but it sounds like you are well prepared for your stay - it can be the most boring experience, can't it! I hope all goes well for you and I shall send positive thoughts your way. Thank you so much for visiting my desk earlier, I hope you have a lovely weekend away,
Diana #23 xx

Belinda Basson said...

The time has come the walrus said... Can't believe you have arrived at this moment. Best of luck to you from the other side of the world. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and next week. Enjoy your trip, it all sounds rather fun. Especially the arty shopping you might fit in. 18

Sue said...

I last went to Avebury when I was at school. I love the place.

Will be sending you positive thoughts for your hospital stay. Glad you will be able to craft to pass the time.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #26

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Sounds like your hospital bag will be brimming with goodies to keep you occupied. I'm sure you'll be the envy of your ward mates. Have a super weekend, sounds quite the road trip! Best wishes for your surgery x

Ali H said...

Thanks for visiting Shaz. I hope you have a lovely weekend trip and can enjoy yourselves & chill out. Good luck for Wednesday - I'll be thinking about you & rooting for you Love Ali xxx

Shoshi said...

I'm so glad you've got some nice colouring to do in hospital, Shaz - although you may not feel like it! I had plans for loads of things I was going to do while in there and ended up doing none of them! Too spaced out on morphine to start with, then the usual brainfog and just getting over it. Still, you haven't got M.E. to deal with on top of everything else lol! All those dies look great. You are going to have some fun once you are up to doing things again.

Not long to go now. I've been thinking such a lot about you and hope yu are coping with the run-up OK. All the best for your pre-assessment tomorrow. The time certainly has come round fast.

Thanks for your lovely comment - I am feeling a bit better today thank goodness but the taste is still there a bit, but I managed to do a few jobs this a.m. I've been busy transferring stuff to my new laptop as well. Pretty wiped out again now.

I'll be thinking of you this week! I hope you enjoy your time away.
Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #42

Artatag said...

That is a nice stash you got there and you really organized you stay in hospital very well! Your planned trip also sounds very nice, have a great time! I am thinking of you and sending you loads of healing vibes!!
Thanks for your earlier visit
Gabriele 20

Unknown said...

I love your plan. It's just the perfect way to do things leading up to your hospital time. I will be thinking of you and praying for you next week. Tomorrow I am having an outpatient surgery on my left eye. It will help my vision too thankfully. But I'll be at the surgery center half a day, and I'm a bit anxious tonight, so I can only imagine how you feel. I'm so glad you're packing up wonderful things to take for your stay! And I love the alphabet die! Those are quite expensive, because I need one and have been looking, so go you to get one on sale!! Hugs and love. Sandy Leigh #44

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for the visit to mine. Hope you have a lovely trip and look forward to you springing back into action after next week. Take care and good luck, Angela x 28

pearshapedcrafting said...

My! That is organisation…but then you have had long enough to plan it!! I think taking a choice is good because you never know what you will fancy doing in advance!! Enjoy your time away and will be thinking of you next week!! Hugo, Chrisx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Shaz, it was lovely to hear from you. Best of luck for the operation, I will be thinking of you! Love how you made all these plans to keep yourself occupied before and after the operation. It kind of reclaims the control of your life! So inspirational. Trust everything will go well. Best wishes, zsuzsa

Sue Jones said...

How organized are you ! Such a great way to keep busy while in hosp and not get too bored.I hope you have a wonderful weekend away from it all( and shopping ;) ). Must check out the new brusho colours out. Hope al;l goes well next week . Take care ((hug)) - thanks for the visit yesterday xxSoojay

sandra de said...

Hi Shaz, always good to have a plan and a back up when needed. Wishing you a brilliant weekend away and sending you lots of hugs from OZ.
sandra de @39

Twiglet said...

A great idea to plan a few days away. Hope the pre ops gop well and all goes smoothly over the next couple of weeks - we will all be thinking of you. x Jo

Elizabeth said...

Well, Shaz, I hope by the time you are reading this you will be home and perhaps even contemplating using some of the wonderful goodies Doug enabled you to buy :) Seriously, I hope all has gone well, you've had the surgery and will soon be on the mend. Lots of love, Elizabeth x #37

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