Wednesday, 1 December 2010

WOYWW... Life Is Good!!!

...I have been a baaaaaaaaaad blogger and missed two whole days of blogging - positively unheard of I know but... I couldn't help it... you see, I have been incredibly distracted by a rather wonderful and utterly erm bonkers (in the nicest way possible of course) American by the name of Ellen Vargo. I may have mentioned in passing *ok, several hundred times* that I had a visitor coming to stay, all the way from the US of A *that rhymes!!!* Well, if you read Sunday's post you will know that Ellen arrived safely and as of midnight Saturday night/Sunday morning, neither of us had paused for breath. We still haven't and it is... wonderful!!! The title of the post today is WOYWW because it is Wednesday and Wednesday is the day that we crafters fling open the doors to our Rooms of Stash so we can all have a right good old nosey at the desks of fellow addicts, I mean crafters. If you haven't heard of this marvelous phenomenon, please do hop on over to see Julia, she who is Head Desk Inspector Extraordinaire and hostess of the WOYWW, she will tell you all about how to join in and has a linky for everyone to hop off into Blogland from. (does that make sense? my addled brain is fried and I need bed... I am just still too excited to sleep!!!ROFL) anyways, I went off at a tangent there... I was going to tell you about the "Life is Good" part of the title - well, that is a little turn of phrase that Ellen says and I think it is perfect for summing up my week so far!




Yesterday we went to LB Crafts and, on our bestest behaviour, we took part in a FAB class with THE Linda Elbourne and had a ball. I haven't done a class for yonks and it was just so lovely to sit and make Christmas cards and play with ink and paint and have a natter with other lovely craftyaddicts. Oh and yep, I now have 6 Christmas cards all made and ready to send out... as for the other 100 odd, well, I guess there is always next year LMSO



So, on my desk... are some pressies that Ellen brought for me... LOVE those Maya Road pins and Idea-ology Snaps... oh and check out the ickle owl .. isn't he just ADORABLE!!! Also, a Mini Book that was an actual kit from one of Wendy Vecchi's classes that Ellen got for me and we put together on Sunday... and... some Hambly rub on's just in case a certain Duke of Distress uses them on his 12 Tags... and... the most prized pressie in THE WORLD... a class kit straight from... THE WENDY VECCHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Be still my thundering, excitable heart for uno momento - let me tell you what happened... Ellen is taking a class with Wendy... Wendy walks past Ellen and pops the kit into her bag and says "take that to Hels for me... " OMG! OMG!! OMG!!! I am soooo lucky!!! It actually contains stamped images that Wendy has touched... I keep stroking the bag and I did consider actually taking it to bed with me but I don't think Grim would be too chuffed sharing his bed with Grungepaper and chipboard ROFL Did you ever do that when you were little? You know, get a pressie that you just couldn't bear to be apart from so much that you took it to bed with you? Cos I have to say that because I have just read back what I said and it just sounded soooo wrong... so I am thinking, you know what I mean don't you...*pllleeeeease* otherwise I am going to sound a bit...erm... strange LMSO



So, we have had a FAB time so far - we have had a crafty day making Studio 490 art which was a joy indeedily... then we had a bit of a moochy day on Monday because I made a boo-boo... I decided I would take Ellen to a country pub for lunch, so she could see the English countryside and see a traditional hostelry... best laid plans and all that... it was shut!!! It is shut every Monday... so to make up for the disappointment we went to LB for a little looksie LOL I have cooked every night... poor Grim is in a state of shock that he has had real food made from scratch!! Saturday was lasagne, Sunday was Roast Lamb dinner with Yorkshire Puds cos Ellen had never tried them before (and she loved them!) Monday was Bangers & Mash and more Yorkshire Puds and last night was homemade chicken curry... tonight... we are having a pizza delivered... well, there is only so much cooking a girl can do, plus, Grim would get used to it and I would be making a rod for my own back ROFL




Anyways... I shall stop with the waffling now and get me to my bed... thanks for looking (if you are still with me ROFL)... have a fantabulous day... we are off to see the Queen and meeting Jennie in Covent Garden (I lurve Covent Garden, shops, market, Lush... ooooh, Snow Fairy from Lush - my fave!!!) TTFN!

Hels x

42 comments:

Nancy said...

Isn't Wendy just the sweetest?!?! And all you 2 are getting to do - most especially, having this time together! - and Ellen got to have "bangers & mash"???
Thank you both for taking time to share your adventure with us!

voodoo vixen said...

Aaaaw Hels, you sound like you are having such a fabby visit and look at the haul you got too! Yep, love that little owl... sure I saw it in Michaels last week!! And spoilt rotten aren't you? Wendy Vicchi just pops stuff in a bag for you!!

Jennie said...

ooh such fun, and i will see you in a few hours :))))

Joanne said...

You are bubbling Hels. Enjoy every minute with Ellen. Luv Joanne (18)

Artyjen said...

Sounds like a fab time you are having!
Enjoy London :)
xoxo Sioux

Daniele said...

wow what a post sure have made up for 2 days absence, souns and looks like you're having the greatest of times, lovin' the art
keep warm
hugs

Chrissie said...

Fabulous post Hels... I'm not quite sure which bits to comment on, just so glad you're having a great time and yes... I have worn new shoes to bed!
Chrissie

Helen said...

I hope you get down to London with the weather - the train situation didn't sound good when I left the house at 6.30 this morning - but if you do, have fun. I love Covent Garden too - will think of you all from my desk at work (booo) Love all this art you've been creating, it is fantastic.

Andrea said...

I am sooooooooo pleased you are both having a great time together and bet the class was great with Linda and gave you time to catch up, well six cards is good at least I shall have one LOL and I couldnt repeat on here what present I might of took to bed :-) enjoy London and do leave some snow fairy in the shop MRS says me who bough half a huge chunk of snowcake soap, take care and have a great day xx

Debs said...

Wow life sure is good xxx

Minxy said...

glad your having a fab time, wish i was living back in london now so i could come meet up with you guys, have a fabby day x
cool mini book btw, you lucky girl

Kate said...

Fabulous goodies you lucky lady!

** Kate **

Sue said...

Hi ya Hels
aww sounds like you had a lovely time, gorgeous goodies,have fun,have good day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (23)

jude said...

Sounds like you are having such a fab time!Wow and all those lovely crafty stash too...seems santa has come early!
Have fab wednesday and enjoy rest of your time together.
hugs jude#4

Morti said...

OH ROFLMAO - bless you Hels, you are so excited you're going to turn yourself inside out in a mo!!! Or as t'other 'alf would say, you feel like you've got two tails and are wagging them both. Nice haul, great time, you've been noticed and loved by the great WV, and you're cooking. Life is indeed good. Bring on the Pizza!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh fabulous stuff hun :-) Oh you definitely need a rest after all that cooking, as you say you don't want Grim to get used to it, that would never ever do!
Anne xx

Twiglet said...

Brilliant, bubbly blog Hels - hope the rest of your time with Ellen is as brilliant!!

Ciara said...

I think you might just be the giddiest kipper in the world at the moment!

Ciara
xx

karen said...

It sounds like your visit with Ellen is turning out to be just as fabulous as anyone could hope! And lucky you to get a kit sent to you from Wendy Vecchi!
Enjoy the rest of your visit and I hope you two don't get into too much trouble :)

Wipso said...

Sounds like you are having a brilliant time with your visitor. Enjoy every minute.
A x

Lizzybobs said...

Wow Wow and more Wow thanks for sharing your happy blog with us today I am so pleased you are having fun with your visitor and - all your lovely stash = keep warm lv Liz

Marijane said...

Hels, sounds like you and Ellen are having a ball...wish I was there. I took a class with Wendy in which we made those albums ....SO CUTE! I love mine so much I haven't been able to give it as a gift. I'm greedily keeping it for myself!

SusanK said...

What fun!!!!! Maybe one day we'll get back over for a visit; we have friends in Chelmsford. You never know..... :)

Sheila said...

Look at all that stash! Enjoy yourself.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Bangers, mash and cider, my fav's! lol, you ducks sare havin' a blast w/out me! whoo hoo , how cool! xxoo

Piddawinkle said...

so glad you are having a mega time,Carry on up the crafty pass!!!And dont mean to spoil your day but when Wendy put that stuff in the bag she actually said take them to Piddawinkle, Ellen must have misheard LOL

Vicki B in OP NY said...

You cooked?! What a wonderful hostess you are. The food sounds yummy - never had Yorkshire pudding, how's about putting the recipe (or description) on your blog (or a photo, lmso.) Keep having a blast together. Glad to hear you loved your WWV (wonderful wendy vecchi) toys and that you want to sleep with 'em. Ah, the remembrances of the past! Enjoy one another. Hugs

Caz said...

You sound like you are both having a fantastic time. Hope the weather is OK for your trip to Covent Garden - I'm "peeled paint" with envy!! Love the artwork and looking forward to seeing more of what you and Ellen get up to.
See you soon
Caz
x

Neet said...

I am so envious of everything but so pleased for you. Wish I could whisk myself down to play (fly on the wall and all that) #33

Rachel said...

You have art parts! How jealous am I? And all that gorgeous art you've been making is jut beautiful. I love the Sew in Love page: it would mae a great wall hanging all on it's own.

cheers, rachel #54

butlersabroad said...

Yes indeedy, life is good! Sounds like you're having a fantastic time with Ellen.... wonder if the airport will be open and she can actually leave!! Oh well, means more crafting time for the two if you!

Hugs
Brenda 90

craftimamma said...

Oh my Hels, I am so far behind with my visits again and I see you have been posting the most marvelous creations as well as telling wonderful stories, Lol!

You had me laughing out loud at your antics on the way to the airport to pick up your friend. Since then it sounds like you and Ellen are having the best time two crafters could have.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope I get to keep up much better now. I can't keep missing all this wonderful inspiration.

Lots of hugs
Lesley Xx

Angie said...

Need to sit down with a coffee and catch up ....wow your creations are fantastic

Sarah A said...

Aww Hels you are even more giddier than usual lol! Must be good having Ellen with you! LOL @ the thought of Grim waking up with grunge paper stuck where it should never be...

Have fun in Covent Garden, I've not been there for years!

Sarah x

airing cupboard crafts said...

Have fun in Covent Garden. I am glad your having a nice time with Ellen. Your creations are stunning.

laura 83

Serendipity Stamping said...

How exciting to be having such a fun time!! And you got goodies as icing on the cake. I think I can hear you bubbling from here. #15

Spyder said...

Sounds like you are having a great time, and such lovely goodies for us to snoop at!Happy WOYWW!!
((Lyn))#46

Nicky said...

Oh just nice goodies to see - sounds as if you are having a fun time enjoy the rest of the time together ~thanks for sharing Nicky ~30

p.s still laughing about the pressies you take to bed lol

Kalyber said...

beautiful projects. So sorry I'm so late with WOYWW visit.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

LOL, surely you're excused for missing 2 days, many of us miss the whole week and post ONLY on wednesdays, LOL!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Here I am trying to catch up after missing so much last week. I really love your tags, especially the "Sew in Love" one. Hope your visit was fun. Happy nearly time for the next WOYWW (#3).

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Another week seems to have around so quickly. You certainly have got a busy desk with lots and lots of things on it to play with. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Best wishes, Kym xxx (WOYWW No 40)

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