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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

WOYWW - 235

I have not done any blogging for several weeks.  Someone keeps stealing my weeks and before I know it, I have missed yet another Wednesday.  This is not even my proper workdesk, but I am working here today because it is nice and warm down here.  Some kind person has passed their cold on to me and I am just at the feeling sorry for myself stage today.  So I am occupied in trying to break the back of the Christmas cards, while indulging myself watching and listening (at high volume) the Shadows Final Tour on YouTube.  They really were fantastic musicians and entertainers.

I have faded out most of this picture so that the design of my cards is fairly well hidden until I get them all sent out.  Although I like the design, Gelli plate and Clarity stamps, I detest mass producing cards.  However, I don't have the time or the inclination to make the individual cards I would normally do.  I also have to produce two different letters this year, one for those who know that Geoff died in April and one for those who don't know.  So mass production was the only way.  I thought of actually buying cards this year, but I could not face trying to find cards I was happy with.

Excuse me but I am off now to make a large mug of hot Bovril (wonderful for a sore throat) so I hope I might get round to visiting at least some of you later in the day.  I am sure that Julia, our esteemed leader will have loads of germ free desks on show over at her blog this week.  Why don't you nip over and take a peek?


jan spencer said...

Just had to smile at the Splodge Away, our Grand doggy in San Francisco is called Splodgey!

Hope your throat is feeling better after the Bovril, I take mine to football matches to keep me warm

Jan (84)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Good to see you back in blogland Maggie. Hope your cold is soon better.

Sue X

April Story said...

I know what you mean about feeling guilty about buying cards from the store. Once I decide on a layout - making Christmas cards actually gets me in the spirit. I hope you begin feeling better quickly. April #88

Lisa-Jane said...

I love Bovril! So many people turn their noses up at it but its perfect in cold weather. Hope you feel better soon. #49

glitterandglue said...

Hello Maggie, I have missed you. Glad to see you back again. I trust your cold will soon be a load better. I hope you manage to get everything done, your two letters sorted, and your cards all made and written. Don't even think about worrying re mass producing - sometimes we just have to do that, don't we?
Take care.
Margaret #60

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Sorry to hear you're not well, I'm just coming to the end of a chesty cold myself. It's good to see you back though...well done on writing the Christmas cards. I haven't even started mine yet!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

RosA said...

Hi Maggie,
I would much rather "mass produce" my own cards than even contemplate buying them ... horrible cheap cards from China :(
Have a good week, try and keep warm,
RosA # 14

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Maggie sending you some of our lovely warm weather form Oz to cheer you up!
..so sorry to hear you are not 100%!

Hope the dilemma of what to do card and letter wise is sorted for you, God bless, Shaz in Oz.x

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Maggie, I ran out of time too and have mass produced about half of my Christmas cards this year.

Lovely to hear that you are enjoying watching the Shadows and I have to agree that they were amazing musicians.

Take care
Linda xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, lovely to see you back on here. I'm all behind again this week- how can you oversleep when you sleep in the daytime?lol. I keep saying I won't mass produce, but then it always seems to fastest solution to so many cards.Love, Shaz xx