Friday 18 January 2019

Looking back, already

Remember New Year? Well, I do, because January 2nd was the 500th WOYWW and it all ties in nicely with the beginning of the month, year. At some stage over the preceeding week, a card came by post. It was whisked away from my sight because it said on the envelope that I wasn't to open it before the 2nd January. I didn't actually see it until then, such is the efficiency of secret keeping Chez Dunnit.
It was this beautiful card:

Our lovely WOYWW logo reproduced, embellished beautifully and numbered in that shadow technique that really is amazingly effective here. Isn't it beautiful. The card contains computer generated text that is flattering, friendly, lovely and purports to be from any and all of those who take part in WOYWW. It's quite the loveliest; I look at it more than once a day and it makes me smile. Just as on a Wednesday when I ask you to link and perpetuate the foolishness of WOYWW, I can only say THANK YOU.

 It seriously is a lovely card isn't it.
Feeling inspired - or perhaps - enabled?
I'm linking this with Annie's Friday Smiles, because it's Friday and because it makes me smile.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

That Shaz Silverwolf is a good lass 😊 It's a fab card for a lovely gal!
Hugs LLJ xxx

mamapez5 said...

A lovely card Julia. I do like the shadow effect. Well done on 500 WOYWW posts. I loved being a part of it, but Wednesday is such a difficult day for me, and this Friday blog seems to the only time I really get to sit at the computer long enough to visit blogland. But good for you. Long may it continue. Kate xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW. I'm glad Jan let us know that Shaz made it. It's a beauty and so appropriate, too. I want to join in again, but it takes forever to get any posts together, since I'm still having problems with my keyboard which chooses to work at its leisure. You have no idea how any missing letters I had to add to the last sentence.

You have made WOYWW a household name, and I am SO proud to know you through the interweb.

Sue said...

Hi Julia, That is lovely and so kind of the sender to say it's from all us deskers.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia, great to see you joining us this Friday. it is indeed a lovely card, very thoughtfully made. Happy Friday and wishing you a great weekend. Hugs Angela xXx

Helen said...

a wonderful card, for a wonderful lady and wonderful event! it has made me smile today too!

Christine said...

I've just received this post...Saturday.
What a wonderful card and thoughts. I think whoever sent the card spoke for all of us about our Wednesday meet up. I don't think I could get through the week without it now. It puts purpose in the week, all the other days seem like a Saturday now I'm retired. I think you are wonderful to maintain this week after week and I am indebted to you for all the friends, fun, tears, teaching and goodwill I have found here.
I feel so loved thanks to you.
Enjoy your beautiful card.

Kathryn Frantz said...

Wow! What a beautiful and appropriate tribute! I think it deserves a place of honor, like an easel or a frame. The creator made it with love and lots of talent!

Heather M said...

Hi Julia, oh wow that's beautiful! I love taking part in WOYWW... thank you for keeping it going so long. 500 is a big achievement! Here's to the next 500. Hugs, Heather xx

Annie said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting this ipad is still playing up and refusing to let me leave comments and this is the first time I've had chance to use the laptop.
I love the card...we all have a lot to celebrate thanks to you so that should get us all smiling. It's really lovely to see you linking up this week.
Annie x

Kyla said...

ooh lovely card, she is SO talented (and patient too as her cards are always so intricate and lovely).

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Shaz truly is the most thoughtful Vegemite Julia , I’ve a card on my microwave of our crop that makes me smile too. I am getting my WOYWW post ready now popped across to check the link and I’m glad I did!
Happy Smiles day which is every day really, 😁
Hugs Shaz in

Kelly said...

Beautiful card. SS is an amazing artist, kindhearted and thoughtful. Love her to bits. Thanks for sharing your happy mail. Kelly

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Julia, only just seen this post. So happy you liked it, it was our lovely Jans idea! And I knew every single desker, past & present, would want you to know how much you & WOYWW means to each & every one of us.
Love & lots of bid squishy hugs, Shaz XxXx

Twiglet said...

Such a lovely card - so clever too. Here's to many more happy Wednesdays. xx Jo

StampinCarol said...

That's a gorgeous card and what a fabulous way to celebrate the 500th week of WOYWW!

Carol N

Neet said...

And you make me smile - with happiness. I have no idea who initiated this card but it is beautiful. Julia, it must have brought a year to your eye.
Hugs & Thanks for being you and for what you started so long ago.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps you are very perceptive wink wink