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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

WOYWW #403

Another week further into the year, and time for linking up again with our favourite Hostess, Julia, over at The Stamping Ground.
 Not much going on over here, I seem to spend a lot of time sleeping, and doing very little else. We did go out to buy some meat last weekend, and the farm shop we get our meat from is conveniently right next door to our local craft shop!

The two handfuls of stuff followed me home- love that Impression Obsession snowman, really cute.
 The Thinlits die is one of Tims latest releases, and to be honest,is one of the few items that grabbed me this time around.

Some wooden snowflakes in two sizes, and some metal embellishments made up my shopping.

Earlier in the week I'd had some more stamps arrive- some of the latest releases from Visible Image.
 Bottom right is a face mask/stencil, to work with the eyes stamp set next to it.
 Well, I'll be around to visit in a while, in between naps, lol.


Helen said...

Sleep is helping you recover.. don't fight it! I liked a lot of Tim's releases this time (except the stamps with those freaky faces that he seems to think are so fabulous) but glad you grabbed some of the new stuff... the other bunch of stamps are fab! Helen #??

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Sleep is good. Your body knows what it needs. Those TH dies look very handy for making layered flowers. Take good care of yourself Shaz x

Fiona #4

Neet said...

You nap all you want, mum always said sleep was a great healer. After what you have been through (the photo last week showed us what a massive cut you had had) you need to recover in the best way possible. Mind you, craft shopping is a good way to help the road to recovery - pleases the eye and the heart. Just take care and we all know that man of yours will make sure you do.
Lots of love
Neet 8 xx

misteejay said...

As the others have said, sleep is good for you and helps recovery.
Love your new goodies and look forward to seeing what you make with them.
Toni xx

Annie said...

Sleep is good Shaz....you will be healing while you sleep. But it is good to hear you've been well enough to get out and about too.
Have a good week.
Annie x #12

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. How's you doin' girl?? Sounds like you are doing ok if you are continually sleeping! That can't be bad. Good for healing. What a lovely lot of new goodies to play with between naps - I agree - love the snowman!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #6

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's great that you managed to get out for a bit of retail therapy - good to hear! You got a mixed bunch of items there but lots of useful things which I've no doubt you'll use a lot! Keep sleeping, it's the best thing to do at the moment.
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

sandra de said...

Retail therapy and sleep .... doesn't get any better.
sandra de @19

The Hardy Stamper said...

Nice haul Shaz! Rest is good for you and you will need it after what you've been through. Take care x

Judys Lace Creations said...

OOOH SLEEP!! So good after not being well, BUT I LOVE my bed!! Gosh those stamps are pretty gorgeous!You could do a lot with them.I bought one of those stamp positioning tools, and I don't know how I stamped without it!!Looking forward to seeing how you use them!
Judy # 11

Sarah Brennan said...

It's good to nap; it helps build up your strength. Love the look of the Visible Image stamps. I'll be looking out for them at Port SUnlight in May. Happy WOYWW Sarah #23

Unknown said...

Lots and lots and lots of stash! I'm always a sucker for filigree embellishments and can't leave a shop if I see them:) Looking forward to future projects using these beautiful items. Have a great week - EmbroidRage #2

Sharon said...

Love those stamp images! Funny that things followed you home from the craft shop - I have that problem all the time lol.

Sharon K #31

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shaz, sleep is the best cure, so you make sure you have plenty of it, your new stuff looks great, lovely new projects on the cards then! Kate x

Melissa said...

Hope you continue to feel better each day! How FUN that those items followed you home. :)

WOYWW#3 Melissa - thanks for stopping by this week

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Someone told me once that your body heals while you are sleeping, so maybe that is the thing to do, right?

I love your new crafty goodies. I would love to see what you make with that cute cat set!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, sleep is all about recovering when you've been through major surgery, as you have. Your energy will return slowly but surely and just think of the fun you are going to have with all those new goodies when it does :) Thanks for your earlier visit. Take care and hugs, Elizabeth x #30

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,

It's good to pay attention to your body and if it's telling you to sleep then do it!! Don't feel guilty about it either, enjoy the nap or even laying on the bed to give your body a break!

Like what you picked up at your local craft shop. It is conveniently located too!

So glad you are up and getting on. You are in my thoughts always.

I love the photo of you and Doug on the right of you at the top of your blog. It's so beautiful.

Kay (35)

Lindart said...

Love your new stamps - especially the cats! The face mask/stencil and stamps looks intriguing, I will look forward to see how they work together! Glad you are getting lots of rest, thanks for sharing, Lindart #37

Tracy said...

Glad you are on the men from your operation. I do like the tim die you picked up but have so many flower dies not sure I need it!! Love the other stamps.

Unknown said...

Glad to know you're not pushing yourself and getting plenty of rest. Tim has great dies and this one is no exception! But looks like you got a great haul even if it is a couple "handfuls". But those stamps from Visible Image... WOW! Anyway, thanks for the visit and take a nap for me... LOL!
Carol N #29

Andrea said...

Hi Shaz pleased to see you are home and slowly on the mend,been keeping an eye on your posts Doug has done a great ob of keeping us posted .loving your new dies, I haven't bought anything in ages must be due some retail therapy:-) take care and best wishes
crafty hugs Andrea x

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, Lovely new stash.

Sending heaps of positive healing thoughts and hugs (((Shaz))).

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #20

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oooh I love the snowman and that is so neat that the face stamps are bits and pieces for possibilities too.
:) ~Stacy #36

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Sleep, shopping and meat sounds like a good recipe for recovery to me Shaz! The crafty bits look really useful - you'll have your Christmas range nailed on no time ;-). Thanks for sharing, Max #24

Barb said...

Lots of resting will help with your recovery. You,ve got some lovely new stash to play with when you get back into the swing of things Shaz. Take care, hugs. Barbxx

Unknown said...

It's still early days Shaz, and sleeping helps you heal, good that you are getting therapeutic shopping as well.

Keep on taking it steady and you will keep on seeign improvement,

much love Dxx #42

Anne said...

Hello Shaz. I've not actually joined in with WOYWW - again ( life rather getting in the way :-( ) I have just read all the accounts of your recent surgery etc. You poor girl - you did suffer. So pleased that you are home and recovering. Thinking of Doug as well because I'm sure he has also suffered with you. I think we are both lucky that we have dear , caring hubby's. Take it easy and enjoy a little bit of play with your new stash. Anne x

Shoshi said...

Lovely new stash to play with once you start to feel better, Shaz. I know the feeling - total exhaustion since coming out of hospital! I've been quite unable to do anything today except rest. I feel about 102. Thank you for your lovely comment and your understanding - from a position of personal experience!! My bruises from repeated attempts at getting cannulas to work are gradually fading now, thank goodness. I will probably have to go back in once this lot has healed up, for a more permanent repair of the hernia, and I shall ask for a PICC from the get-go. I'm NOT going through that whole pincushion routine again!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #34

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm very glad to read that you are napping! its all recovery. I could sleep for England, any time, even after eight months! I like the metal embellishments and think that you will prolly get a lot out of that TH die set.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

You do whatever you feel your body needs and don't try to fight it that way you will get better much quicker. I cannot say much about all those goodies other than...... it's not fair and I want them Lol!!!!! Thanks for the visit to mine and have a great woyww, Angela x 18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I would like some crafty stuff to follow me home one day LOL. In fact, I don't mind if they want to stalk me! Love everything you bought - those stamps look amazing! Sleep as much as you need, Shaz! Thanks for visiting yesterday! Sorry I couldn't come back immediately. Happy belated WOYWW! zsuzsa #21

BJ said...

How convenient to have a craft shop next to where you were going anyway - LOL.

Thanks for visiting me yesterday. I was a bit busy as I was taken out on a magical mystery tour by a friend for my birthday treat and she took me to Hobbycraft, gave me a basket and said to choose what I wanted - NICE!

Have a good week, BJ#10

craftyani said...

Sleep is a great recovery tool. Love the idea of shopping for meat and the craft shop next door.

Monica said...

Oh what nice load of art to follow you home Keep it up!
Monica #46

Bernice said...

Great stash - have fun! Thanks for visiting,

Annie Claxton said...

Hi Shaz, sorry for the late visit, only just had chance to catch up. ooooooh what gorgeous stamps, and I love the wood snowflakes and metal trinkets, I can never resist those kinds of goodies. Hope you're having a lovely restful weekend, take care of yourself. Annie C #16

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