Saturday, 23 June 2012

I had my head down....

Which is why you've experienced a blissful silence from me since Wednesday.  I woke on Thursday and decided that it would be a good day to sit at the PC and do some housekeeping.  Do you know I deleted over 1300 photos of workdesks and craft projects, and I reorganised a couple of files and as usual, didn't achieve quite as much as I thought I would in the time it took.  And gentle reader, I went for a bike ride.  It wasn't long and it was very pleasant until the rain came down in a sheet and I had to drop 5 gears and pedal like the wind...really.  Fat woman puffing hard on a bike.  Imagine.  So here's the coaster that loads of you asked about on Wednesday:

 It was a gift from the WIllowy Blonde some time ago, and still makes me smile...because let's face it, there are some days when I would. And then, because I ignored other jobs and having had Wednesday off, I felt refreshed, so finished the men's cards.  Here's one:

Lunch Lady Jan hosted a marvellous WOYWW lunch on Wednesday, it was a delight, I can tell you.  Of course, I didn't manage a single photo (too busy talking) and of course, I'm depending on Jan's significant G to photo-shop me into something acceptable before I ask for copies from his proper camera.  Meanwhile, the sweet Di has 'run around' and blogged about it with a photo, so I'll send you there .  However, big up to LLJ, it was a great, fun day and stand by your beds, she's had another cracking idea!

42 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

What a fun day!! So jealous! I don't have ANY crafters nearby!!!!! Hopefully I can find some in Germany!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE that coaster! Your post made me chuckle too! Thanks for a lovely start to the day xxx

Dragon said...

I love coming here to read your posts!!! You always make me laugh and the coaster was no exception... or the vision on the bike!! but I felt VERY jealous of the lunch - I don't have any crafty friend nearby... t'would be nice. Anyways, glad you enjoyed it gal
L&L
Frankie
xx

Angie said...

Sounds like a brilliant day ...you all look so chilled and happy in the group photo...so whats this idea ?????? ...born nosey thats me. xx

Di said...

LOVE that coaster - how come I missed seeing it in real life then (the coaster, not your knickers!). Wasn't Wednesday fab. - and I'm bursting to know what LLJ's cracking idea is. I have a little suspicion from one tack that our conversation took but will be waiting with bated breath.

After all, our conversations covered almost everything under the sun - what a fun day!

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Di again - how totally rude of me! I forgot to say I love your card - I do wish I could get my head round styles like that - steam punky stuff is perfect for chaps and the black is great.

Do please note, I didn't say the word 'charming' - snort, snort! It's one to remember though!!

Di xx

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...wowzers thats alot of piccy's Julia but well done a long and tedious task now complete, I'd say a bar of choc for that alone!...ooo not sure I could venture on a bike but tis all about fun and maybe the odd calorie to be burnt off too, apart from the rain a productive day all round...Mel :)

KatzElbows said...

We need that saying made into a rubber stamp!

Ohhh Snap said...

Deleting selected pictures always takes way longer than I think it will, even if I don't wander off to play Zuma Blitz or something. And LLJ's luncheon sounds fabulous, I am jealous too, but in a totally if I can't do it at least it's awesome people who can kind of way lol.

Glenda said...

I'm sitting here with my first cup of coffee this morning and your post has made me smile. And how wonderful that you can get together with some WOYWWers for lunch. How I wish I could have been there! Have a great weekend!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hahaha, love the coaster :-) It's amazing how much time housekeeping does take on the PC. At first I thought you said you'd sit at the PC and do housework! I thought that was a great trick and was going to ask how it worked 'cos frankly I've GOT to do some housework today and I prefer to just do it when the mood takes me which isn't that often.
Anne xx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I like the graphic feel of your men's card. Blessings!

CraftygasheadZo said...

Oh I did giggle when I saw this! Your card is fantastic and I enjoyed reading about your day and seeing the photos of you all together. Take care Zo xx

Darla said...

Oh dear! Love the coaster and the photo of the four of you... I'll bet ya'll could get into some trouble together, lol.

Helen said...

Brilliant coaster! I had to smile at the vision of you on the bike, I can't remember the last time I rode a bike... Am off to check out the lunch now.

Lizzie said...

Okay, so when I was learning creative writing, they told us we needed a "hook" to get people to start reading....

That coaster is hilarious! Just make sure you wear your best ones, eh?

Love the card - it is tricky to make "mens' cards" so I'm always pleased to see an example on someone's blog. Not that I will be pinching your fab idea, you understand - but it might trigger something creative in my little fuzzy brain...

I am also slightly envious of the Lunch. We have a once-monthly crop at the local village hall. There are only 6 of us, but it's nice. Still, I'd like to have a crafting pal nearby, who would drop in for lunch once in a while... Hope your next one is fun too.

laurie said...

visiting here always makes me feel better, I can count on you to always keep it real, you have a way with words and your artistic talent is amazing,

voodoo vixen said...

Now my DH needs that coaster... he is the chocoholic of the family... mind you, don't think he'd get many takers!! LOL
Love the card and totally jealous of your lunch, sounds like great fun!!

scrappymo! said...

The coaster is a hoot!

I am dutifully impressed that you can still ride a bike...Good on you!

Off to check out Di's blog!

Twiglet said...

Fab pic on Di's blog - looks like a brill day out. Love the coaster too - and - yes of course I would!! x Jo

Redanne said...

Beautiful card Julia and that coaster really made me smile. Been over to see the photo, I think you all look lovely and so happy. I envy your get together, no one near enough to me for that. Can't wait to see what Jan's idea is!

Lynn Holland said...

Well done Julia on doing a very tedious job. That clock stamp is great. Have a lovely weekend. So nice to get together with crafty friends.
Lynn x

mommyle said...

OHHH!!! I LOVE your men's card! Knew you would do it!
Have a wonderful weekend!

sandee said...

You had me chuckling at the fat lady puffing on the bike and the show knickers for chocolate, both too funny, then I'm all jealous cause ya'll had a WOYWW lunceon?? wow...not fair, totally not fair!! Just joking of course, off to check out the pictures! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Kathryn said...

Tee hee you made me laugh with this post x great make too xx

Neesie said...

What a giggle!
I'm always puffing and blowing on my bike ride even without the wind and rain ;D
Your coaster is right up my street because yes I would!!! That's all I'd better say for now on the grounds that it might incriminate me.
Brilliant to see you all having fun together...it's great to put the names to the faces.
You look like you all had a wonderful get-together :D

scrappyjen said...

I need a coaster just like that! Funny!

VonnyK said...

That coaster is priceless and I'm with you, sometimes I would do that for chocolate!
I popped across to see the photo and it is wonderful to put a face to the names. Glad you had a great time.
Von

Carola Bartz said...

Hahaha. I'd do a lot for chocolate, but this one I'm not so sure about!
Love the men's card - always a not so easy topic.

kath said...

Hi Julia...you do make me giggle...visions of you pedalling like the wind with the water running out of the a**e of your breeks had me in stitches and hey that coaster says it all...enjoy the rest of your weekend...big hugs kath xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a fun post. Sounds like your knickers nearly got shown when you got caught in the rain. I would say that was a perfect thing to return home and dry off to.

You four ladies had FUN!! How wonderful. I was most surprised to read that Mr. D, Mr. LLJan, and Mr. Elizabeth were there. Seems like all you ladies travel with your OH's. It must have been a very enjoyable day!

Jaki Morris said...

WOW, how great good old Jan. SO gutted our meeting didn't work out earlier in the year.

I'll have to get together with Lisa-Jane and see what we can arrange.
Take care

Jakix

Sue from Oregon said...

Julia-you crack me up!

Samantha Elliott said...

Hee Hee! What a giggle Julia. I saw the header on FB but had to come over to view!
Now with this coaster and LLJ's "cracking idea" I am now worried!! My desk is all I will be showing!!
LOL!

Morti said...

Oh ROFL. I gather it was a headwind and not a tailwind? Actually that sounds fnarfnar.... Not that I can ever get them round the right way? Oh... I give up...LOL...

And I'm glad I've been let in on the brainwave - give me plenty of advance warning eh?

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great manly card! I would not show my knickers for chocolate. But I might just show them cuz it is too darn hot to wear pants.

Jingle said...

LOL! That coaster is too funny! Your card is quite lovely, indeed! Good for you on the bike ride! I'm scared to death of those things! My husband loves to ride!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I checked out Diane's blog and that is a great photo of you guys! It sounds like you have so much fun together! Wishing you a happy day today! See you tomorrow!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

505whimsygirl said...

Oh what a great day you gals had!!!

Your manly card looks great!

Hugs,
Kay

misteejay said...

That coaster is just fab.

Toni xx

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