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I retired on March 11th 2014 after 26 years as a doctors receptionist. I am now looking forward to the freedom to enjoy my days doing anything I wish to. Spending time with family, catching up with friends. Playing in my Scrappy Shack, scrapbooking, cardmaking, art journalling, quilting, gardening, baking. Spending wonderful times with my beloved other half. I am so looking forward to this time in my life.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Yes it's me again, turning up intermittently, full of good intentions. Not had much time for crafting of any sort over the past couple of weeks.

But now my grandson Conor is in Afghanistan and I cannot sleep for thinking about him I thought, I will go a pay an early visit to WOYWW.

Here are some photo's of the finished book I made for Conor to take with him. I gave it to him just before he left. My idea was to produce a book/photo album that a Second World War soldier may have cobbled together. My family and friends thought it was fabulous, but they are not crafters of any sort.

I  am quite pleased with it, a very personal creation made with so much love, there were tears shed on several occasions over the weeks.  Conor was very touched astounded at the secrecy there had been in the weeks leading up to his being deployed and no one had let the cat out of the bag so to speak. The whole family contributed with photo's and letters and even the youngest didn't say anything to him about it.

Family letters in pockets.

My Rosary.

A prayer for Conor's safety.

Finished Book and Bag.
This is the first book I have ever made, it is far from prefect. But made with love and pride and filled with so many family hopes and good wishes it should keep him safe until he is home again in
April 2013.