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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

WOYWW #326- The big day has arrived!

So hello again, WOYWWers. Can you believe we are now into September? It'll soon be the Halloween crop at this rate! We had a smashing weekend away, visiting Jennie at The Artistic Stamper in Kent on Saturday.
I left with a bag of goodies, which I'll share in a moment.

She had amongst others, Jo Firth Young there doing make and takes, and this was the Tag I made, using Jo's stamps, and Paper Artsy Fresco chalk paints.

Onto the goodies, and before we go any further, I will tell you now that I was very good and restrained with my purchases.

Some Graphic 45 papers- a Raven and pumpkins, how could I not?, and a Tim Holtz Alpha/numbers die set.

A few Dylusions spray colours, a couple of DI stains,a couple of stencils, along with a Pigment white inkpad and two of those egg sponges.

I've been really good, haven't I? A sensible sized shop.
 However, Beloved Hubby was not restrained at all. All sorts of stamps appeared in my shopping basket!

These three-the Jofy one turned out to be the one used in her Make and Take- because ' that caterpillar is just cute', the one with the cat for the same reason- 'it's cute', and the bird on  a branch 'will make a great foreground image, with branches behind it'.

No, I'm not done yet.

These, because the tree is really spooky and zombie like,and the birds because 'they are awesome'.
I have to admit, that fluffy little bird is so sweet.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Finally, a Tim Holtz stencil, just because he liked it. At least it was on sale!
 I explained the concept of Enabling, as per WOYWW, and awarded him the title of Enabler Extraordinaire!

We had a lovely day there, and the sun shone, which was great as Jennie and Mal had organised a barbecue too.
 We went on that evening to Whitstable, and on Sunday to Southampton, which was also a nice sunny day.
 It only started raining on Monday morning, and although we had planned on going to Avebury on the way up, it was far too wet, so we went to see LLJ and her family, which we'd already planned, a little earlier than expected.
 Arrived back home early Monday evening, and now I'm down to the last 24 hours. I'm writing this up on Monday evening, to schedule for Wednesday, as my mind will probably not be straight enough to type legibly by Tuesday!
 I will try and link before I leave the house for the hospital, but if I don't get time, I'll be asking LLJ to link me in. It'll no doubt be Thursday before I'm round visiting, but visit I will.
 I have to be there for 7 am, and it's pretty certain I'll be down for surgery first thing, due to how long it is, so no doubt whilst most of you are reading this, that's where I'll be.
So thanks everyone for all your good wishes, your love and support has meant a great deal to me. See you all on the other side. xxxxx


Helen said...

Will be thinking of you today, Shaz (and Doug, too - pacing the corridors probably) We all wish you the best. I do love your goodies that you and your Enabler, bought at jennies' I love that JoFY set with the caterpillar, it was the main reason I bought that set.... Take care, and hope we see you back here soon xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great stamps etc! I love the fact that they were enabled :-). Every time you use them in the future, that'll make you smile!!
It was great to see you on Monday...even better that I could give you a massive hug. Good luck today.
Hugs, LLJ 5 xxx

Robyn said...

How clever of you to link us all in ahead of time. thinking got you and praying for the best possible outcome. Loads of love visible on your desk in so many ways!
robyn 6

Judys Lace Creations said...

Lovely goodies to take your mind off things!Thinking of you for your surgery.

Lisca Meijer said...

I'm thinking of you Shaz. I was up at 7 writing my blog and now it is 8 am and you will probably get your premed around now. I wish you all the best and will be praying for a good outcome.
Please let us know later in the week how you feel and how it all want.
Hugs (and one for Doug as he will be just as nervous if not more so)

Neet said...

Y0u might be in surgery right now and I am thinking of you. Hope it will soon be over for you and you are waking up with it all behind you. Prayers and Blessings.
Great shop you had - just what a girl needs to help take her mind off things - think of all the hours you will have to play when you get home - but perhaps Doug will have to do the stamping for a while and you just colour. Gentler on your body that way
Hugs, Neet (not a clue what number - had like a colander) xxx

Annie said...

Really hoping your day goes well and to plan Shaz. So many positive vibes will be coming your way today....it's like being wrapped in cotton wool. Sending you big gentle healing hugs.
Annie x # 17

MrsC.x said...

thinking of you both today, hoping that all goes well and that you recover lightning fast- you have all that stash to christen :)
happy woyww
Charlie #24

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah dear Shaz, love your title for DH of Enabler Extraordinaire.. wonderful lots of new stash indeed well done, sprays look lovely, have two of them and not used yet .. bad me!!

You (and those that love you) are in my thoughts and prayers, dear Shaz, as you go through this long day, for wise and caring hands they are really strengthened to do what needs must.
Prayer too that it may not be as bad as they think it is.
Hugs and thoughts, dear Shaz.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #27

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Shoshi said...

Thinking of you muchly today, Shaz - and Doug too!! As I type this, you will be in theatre.

What a lovely lot of new stash. Once you are home and feeling better, you are going to have such fun playing with all that lot!

Hope to hear some good news soon. In the meantime, rest up and take care of yourself. We can all wait, so absolutely no pressure. I know what it's like post-op!!

Happy WOYWW (although you won't be awake to enjoy it!!)
Shoshi x #29

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Isn't it wonderful when a husband enables? I for one, would love to have one of those! Lovely goodies, now get busy and use them all!
Glenda #31

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Thinking of you today Shaz. It looks like you spent your weekend away very productively, I love the tag you made. What lovely materials to play with during your recuperation. Hugs x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Some great stash there. Glad you adjusted your trip to accomodate the weather. It'll be nice now the kdis have gone back. Lol Take care Zo xx 30

Christine said...

With you in spirit my love, hopefully you are in recovery by now.
Glad the weather didn't interfere with your weekend plans and you both had a busy and fruitful time.
Looking forward to your next post
xxx (((hugs)))

sandra de said...

Wishing all goes well for you. Wonderful to see all the goodies and to hear what a lovely trip you had over the weekend. Take care.
sandra de @33

Julia Dunnit said...

We have talked about you and still thinking about you gal, I sincerely wish for your comfort and healing to begin forthwith! It's not like you won't have some stuff to play with when you're up to it...my word your husband turns out to be a rampant enabler!!!

Monica said...

Shaz, not sure if you are ahead or what in time but I think by now surgery is over and you are recovering. best wishes
happy stamping with all your lovely new stamps.
many get well wishes
Monica #43

sue jones said...

Paperartsy stamps are my new "love" and your are fab :) I may need to borrowq your Enabler Extraordinaire. ;) Hope you are out of surgery by now and comfortable - here's to speedy healing (((hug))) take care . Soojay 15 xx

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I've been thinking of you today Shaz. Hope that all has gone to plan and you're now back on the ward resting up. Lots of love xx

Fiona #19

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh YAY for enabling husbands. Love your loot you hauled home they all look like such fun those stamps. ( I don't think I have seen any of those brands in stores here so will have to search online) :) Happy Wednesday Shaz ~Stacy #46

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your hubby certainly wins the title of Enabler Extraordinaire! How fun that he helps you shop. What great goodies you got. You'll have fun with those. Good luck with the surgery and hope it goes smooth and you heal quick!

Kim said...

Enabling Husbands are the best!! You have a nice stash to play with when recovering! I'm sending many positive blessings to you...and wishes for a quick recovery!

StampinCarol said...

Oh my! That's a lot of fun goodies! And the tag is cool! Will pray for a speedy recovery. And with all these goodies you might very well be busy while recovering! Happy WOYWW!

Ali H said...

Thinking of you today & hoping all went well with your surgery this morning. Sending positive cyber vibes for your healing & recuperation! Best wishes & hugs Ali #9

Doug Brooks said...

Quick update , shaz went in this morning at 7, did all the checks etc and went down for surgery around 9, she came back out of theatre this evening at a little after 8 and is being kept sedated to keep her immobile, probably a good thing as you can smell the costa's from up there and she would be down there like a shot if she could.
The doc will check on her first thing and if he is happy they will wake her up and take her up onto the normal ward, as soon as i know the ward i will let you know
I am going to get my head down now, pretty sure i have let everyone know

Angela Radford said...

Been wondering all day how you are getting on Shaz but know everything will be fine. Take care and let everyone run round after you my friend. Angela xXx

Stacy Sheldon said...

oh YAY! thanks for the update :) I am sure all of us have been praying all day.

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I'm in love with the Halloween stamps!If I loved close by i would want to barrow them. Thinking of you, imagine that you are in your hospital room recovery right now. Sending speedy recovery prayers your way.

Jean said...

Such wonderful stamps! Loving all the bird items right now!
Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Shoshi said...

Wow Shaz, my first blog comment from you since you went into hospital! What a lift, and what a thrill it gave me to read it! You know that I have been thinking of you constantly since this all began, and have been following your journey in hospital daily. Yes, only one chemo treatment left - I can't wait for it all to be over now. You and I will walk the road to recovery together yes indeedy!! I will email you.

Shoshi xx