Thursday, 1 November 2012

Housekeeping

This card also uses the TH die that featured earlier in the week.  There's no direct connection between this card and the reason for this post...except that because it's a bit inky and a bit erm, inky, I thought Jo would like it.  And she's the story, see.
On Monday, I was minding my own business (I really was) when BetteK popped into my inbox with an exciting email about WOYWW being talked about on the radio.  Imagine! And she's heard it from a friend on Facebook, so it was a tangled web indeed.  In my best management impersonation, I set Debbie (BetteK) about finding the details.  it was BBC Radio Mersey, a phone-in show sometime after 9am.  Easy.  I listened on iPlayer and of course, it was our Jo who rang in to comment about how easy and life affirming making friends online can be.  She really did mention WOYWW in all its madness and talked about how it's taken her to Slovenia, Switzerland and erm, Wiltshire. (If you want to hear Jo, she's on the 29th October edition of Sean Styles show, at about 39 minutes after the show started.) I just know that Sean, the very affable host of the show, was thrilled to hear from Jo, and I like to picture him tapping WOYWW into the old computer to see how he could get in on the friendliness to be found.  I like to picture him.  I didn't say that he did.  I'm extending the story now, to make WOYWW sound as big and puffed up as it possibly could be.  Jo didn't mention self obsession at all - I think that was kind of her.  She did mention that she was a former member of the A Team.  And we definitely need to know more about that.

And..anyone planning to visit Hobbycraft/Stitches/blah blah at the NEC next Friday?  Me and Lunch Lady Jan are hoping to get there quite early...we have to leave just after lunch, but if you fancy a quick hello and a chat........mind you, 'quick' and 'chat'...hmmm.

And.....Ludgershall Crop this saturday, 10am onwards.  If you're in the vicinity and wanna join us, let me know so I can clue you in.  

My word...this was less about housekeeping and more about self publicity.  Ah well, at least I recognise it!

32 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hahaha again your post so sets me off, Julia!!
... and good to hear about our wonderful Jo and cos of WOYWW, I from Oz, was able to meet her and other WOYWW-ers (and because of kind Neet too of course! love Timmies card too ad would love to visit crop etc. but sorry tooo far of course maybe"one day" - put it on that list, I have, Shaz in Oz.x

Helen said...

Going to check out that show now!

Gabrielle said...

Oh my! How exciting. I'd better go and tidy up if radio celebs might be popping by (cyber style!)...!!!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00zpbwg/Sean_Styles_29_10_2012/

Just to make it easy :)

I missed out yesterday due to a lot of rubbish going on at home (leaky roof, dryer deliver, minor catastrophes and lengthy phone calls - Arrgghh!) but off to visit desks now before anything else goes wrong....

See you Saturday - I think I can manage salad on the train. :)

Mary Anne

scrappystickyinkymess said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00zpbwg/Sean_Styles_29_10_2012/

Just to make it easy :)

I missed out yesterday due to a lot of rubbish going on at home (leaky roof, dryer deliver, minor catastrophes and lengthy phone calls - Arrgghh!) but off to visit desks now before anything else goes wrong....

See you Saturday - I think I can manage salad on the train. :)

Mary Anne

jodpea said...

I was just about to email you to ask what time you would be there. My chauffeur-for-the-day gets up at the crack of dawn normally so she wants to go 'early doors' and now you're saying the same - its a conspiracy!!

mamapez5 said...

Ha! I did enjoy this post. And I know how it makes you feel to get a few moments of 'fame'. Our son is in the latest Santander Bank advert. If you blink you miss him, but we know he is there so we keep replaying it to spot him!
I wish I was going to NEC. I always went when I lived near Shrewsbury. Hope you all have a great time there.
Kate x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Julia! Just perfick for Christmas!

I put the direct link on me blog earlier - fame for WOYWW:)

Wish I could make the NEC but will be hunting down baby preserved figs in Spain - see you and Jan as arranged though later in the month :) So I get two bites at the cherry - or should that be two bites at the figs ?:)

Hugs, Di xx

Cardarian said...

Hi Julia! I tuned into the show you mentioned and I just couldn't believe we were mentioned - even my humble country Slovenia! I guess the word is getting out - you have established a very famous group!!!!
Love all this - it is so much fun! Thank you! The idea was fantastic!
Lots and lots of hugs
Cardarian

Rita said...

Love your card Julia. You have every right to be proud after all its your baby and has given most of us lots of new friends. I've not been able to take part for a few weeks, but I will be back. Congratulations. Hugs Rita xx

ps: Enjoy the Crop on Saturday. x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have truly resurrected the lost art of self-promotion. You go, girl. Bless Jo!

Helen said...

Went and listened to the programme - go JO!!! go WOYWW!!!!

Tamika said...

Your card is so nice~And that's such amazing news WOYWW on the airwaves hey!hey!!!

SueH said...

There’s nothing wrong with self-publicity what so ever Julia. It’s fab that WOYWW has been talked about on the radio.
We’ll be mentioned in dispatches next!
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Lisa said...

That is so exciting!! You have definitely opened peoples doors with WOYWW.
I love the card btw.
LisaDV

Li'l Pidge said...

Woo hoo the fame you deserve!
Am going to NEC Thursday so won't be able to meet up.....have fun though.

Kyla

Eliza said...

Ok Card Great, Now onto serious business, wow you are famous now being mentioned on radio, what a thrill it would of been, congrats you have a wonderful linking of like minded souls who just keep coming back for more.

Hugs Eliza

CoventryAnn said...

I'm at the NEC but not until Sunday.... shame, i would have liked a chat after reading your blog for so long :)

fairy thoughts said...

I can just imagine you listening to the radio advertising on the i player hee hee well done Jo. Oh dear does that mean there is going to be more 'traffic' to get through. Cannot make the crop this wekend must spend some time with the handyman this weekend, I hope to start with you in the new year a sI expect you have a special Christmas edition it wouldn'.t be fair to go to.
Have fun anyway
janet

misteejay said...

Wow Mrs D...your fame has now hit the airwaves...congrats.

Love the card.

I really hoped to get up to the NEC on the Friday but it is now looking like Sat or Sun...so looking forward to making use of the lovely tickets I won from you.

Toni xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Whey hey! So you're famous! Would you consider meeting up with a commoner? Never been to. an NEC Craft event before! Will be coming down from Manchester so not too early I suppose! Chrisx

Paula Gale said...

Can I please have a signed photo before you get too famous that you have to have a PA who will refuse my request? lol...

I was on a website a few days ago (Sunday I think), which was for an american card making mag. I subscribe to their newsletters. Anyway, I think it might have been one of their contributing editors - or someone, showed their re-modelled craft room on the page/FB page - but if you went to the blog, you got to see the whole room, plus the before pictures - it was lovely...

I left a comment telling her about WOYWW and that we share our desks - and craft rooms on this feature and gave her the link to your blog. I'm not sure whether she's been long, but whenever I see someone showing off their desk - I will promote WOYWW.

I know that all my lovely friends have been there with me on my journey, particularly through some tought bits.

When I say that I don't know what I would have done without you all and your support - I don't mean it lightly. I genuinely mean that you supported me through and what was weird - I'd literally joined the week before I found out. It was 8 days after starting my blog. I think it was 'meant to be'...

Thank you Julia.

Paula.x x x

Darla said...

Wonderful Julia!! You always bring a smile to my face.....have a delightful day.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I didn't get the housekeeping connection at all, but that's okay, the less I have to do with housekeeping the better.

Love the inky card!

scrappymo! said...

Have fun at the NEC...I think you should design a new badge to wear there...something like "as heard about on MerseyBeat"
teehee
Well done that Jo called in and got you some well deserved publicity.

It is so lovely to have the opportunity to make new friends...all over the world..who share the same interest and understand shared concerns or problems. At least craft wise that is!!!

donnalouiserodgers said...

it is indeed a wonderful way to meet wonderful people.
dx

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Fab card. I listened to the radio show (well, the part with Jo) and she sounded wonderful. I am trying to find the strength to get up to the NEC, but it may be Thursday. If I wake up on Thursday with too much pain, then I may well delay it until Friday - will let you know if I can meet up. Will be wearing my badge! Ali x

Lisa-Jane said...

I think it deserves its own radio show! Have fun at the NEC, buy something yummy on my behalf and drink lots of tea xx

Craftychris said...

Love the card and will be off to listen to the show later. xx

Spyder said...

I've just been blah-blah-blahing about woyww to a couple of bloggers, it is additive! Love your inky card, really must hunt out that embossing folder...
(Lyn)

Spyder said...

...so maybe they'll call in tomorrow...

Minxy said...

Love the card, I may just have to 'borrow' the swirls idea as they would finish off the cards i've made perfectly x