Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Here we are at yet another Wednesday and it's a quick count down now til Christmas will be upon us.
I've got a box with completed cards in...

Think I've finished about 30 now.

I've a silk frame with outlines done for a few more Christmas cards but have a feeling I may have to buy a few this year as a little matter of a house move has sort of thrown a spanner in the works lol.

A picture of our house on the internet....

Wahoo wahoo wahoo.....can you tell I'm a little excited?

So things are slowly being dismantled ...this was a shelf where I stored my boxes of fabrics.

So they are now stacked in a corner of a room!

There are boxes of books, pictures and ornaments being stacked in our conservatory...they will be covered with a festive cloth ready for tonight so my 5 little pixies, that are coming later, can put the Christmas tree on top to decorate for us.  :-)  I love having them all together at times like this so packing will wait....and Christmas might be a little limited this year but we will still have lots of fun.

Jo and I lost a dear Uncle last week and we will be at his funeral today so I will probably have to call by to see what you've all been up to tomorrow....but I will do my best to call in.  Please leave me a little message to say you've called....and feel free to pack a box or two for us while you're here  :-)
Annie x


Twiglet said...

Still got all my fingers crossed!!! x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

ah Annie, the big packathon begins. Totally worth it and totally utterly thrilled that you're on the go...even if it takes some time, your plans are evolving and it will be fab! Meanwhile, I hope today goes as well as it can, my condolences, of course.

JoZart Designs said...

Things will all go well with an attitude like yours. Stay cool and keep packing...... BTW I packed up 3 for you before I wrote this.... just count those boxes.
Good luck and lots of love... we're off to a pine lodge in the Lake District to chill out next week.
Jo x No 55

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Packing as I type, Annie :D

..and love that silk outline!
.. where do you get such lovely images from??
..they are truly superb very clever - sorry to hear of your loss, praying for all those who loved him for God's comfort to their hearts, happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #10

Jackie said...

Keeping fingers crossed for you !
Neat stacks of boxs!

Neet said...

So sorry to hear you lost your uncle. Always seems more poignant at this time of year.
Brilliant that you are packing although I do not envy you, especially at this time of year. Hope you have lots of little hands to help through the next few days.
Take care, love, Neet. Xx
Ps No room for me to show my desk until I get home tomorrow night. I forgot to take a picture before I left. Am in Germany at the moment! all worn out but feeling Christmassy at last.

jill said...

Hope everything goes smoothly for you . happy woyww jill #40

tilly said...

sorry to hear you have a family funeral, your cards are coming along well and it will look lovely when the tree is up.......
I borrowed a bit (lot) of material to save you having to carry it in the move !

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and my condolences for this sad time for your family. Congratulations on the house sale and well done for starting to pack already. Ali x. #46

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Blimey Annie, it's all happening at the moment. I'm sorry to hear about your uncle...hope the funeral is as good as these things can be. And all this on top of Vick-gate and packing up. You look after yourself, my girl.
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle, Annie.
Looks like you are going to be really busy with Christmas and packing. Take care and happy WOYWW!
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS @ 9

famfa said...

Oooh packing to move. Not my favourite thing but at least you are moving finally. Sorry to hear about your uncle.
Thanks for visiting.
Famfa 1

Karen said...

Crikey! what a time to be packing up my lovely! But its just brilliant that you have sold your house. I hope today went as well as can be expected, HUGS xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Gosh, Annie, that's great news about the house. Dismanteling and moving and Christmas, oh my!

BTW, you have made 30 more cards than I have so far this year.

I'll see you on Friday, too, now that AEDM is out of the way. Somehow, I could only fit one Friday smile in with the theme of the event. Thanks for the earlier visit, too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got carried away and hit publish too soon. I'm sorry for the loss of your Uncle.

Julie Lee said...

Annie, it was so lovely that you called by earlier considering all you have to do atm! I do appreciate it. Heartfelt condolences for your uncle. I do hope all goes smoothly with the move and that your Christmas, although, a little bit limited, will be a lovely one. How lovely to have Pixies to help! Julie Ann xx #52

mamapez5 said...

Wow Annie. Things are really getting exciting aren't they? I do hope the move goes ahead smoothly now. have fun with the little ones. i always loved dressing the tree with the children. I haven't had time to get mine out yet.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family as you say your 'Good-byes' to your uncle.
I didn't make it to the blog hop this week. Too busy making mince-pies. Twenty dozen done now ready for the sale tomorrow. Kate x

Caro said...

Sorry to hear about your Uncle Annie. I hope you all managed to give him a good send off. Love the packathon underway. Gorgeous looking cards. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#75)

fairy thoughts said...

Ooo the thought of packing up and moving everything is quite daunting but I bet you take it all in your stride like you always do. hope the funeral went ok as much as these things can
take care and thanks for the visit already
janet #33

Nan G said...

Congrats on the selling of and the buying of ....your house(s)! All the best for a smooth move. My condolences on your loss. Then...have fun with the little ones. WOYWW hugs! Nan G #13

Helen said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, I hope today wasn't too painful for you both. Don't envy you the packing, but so glad you are finally having to do it, ha ha!! Thanks for finding time to stop by. Helen 37

Eliza said...

I am excited for you and also anxious too, all that packing and sorting. But joys the pixies are coming to set up the tree, I love the 1st of December in my house for that reason but my pixies are grown up pixies.LOL

Good luck with the listing.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 2

Spyder said...

What a lot to get done and all before Christmas! You are always so busy! Packing up is going to take ages! (It would me! I'd keep finding things I'd forgotten I had! So sorry about your uncle, hoping you're having a creative week!
(Happy WOYWW)
(Lyn) #59ish I think!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

So sorry for your loss.

It seems that everyone is moving, or knows someone that they are helping move. I hope the sale goes through on your home. I remember the cottage you will be moving to and it's adorable -- a place that I'd love too!

Well done on the Christmas cards! I'm hoping to get mine together this weekend.

The little munchkins in the above post are just so darn adorable. It seems like it was yesterday that the twins were born - and look at them now!

Thank you so much for visiting me already. I knew it would be late in the week before I could do most of my visiting.

Happy belated WOYWW
Peace, Kay (12)

Kezzy said...

Oh wow at last your house is sold, actually I shiver at the thought of having to pack up my craft supplies eeeek. I bet you're so excited and the beginning of 2014 in a new home, a brilliant start. I love your crimbo cards, I had made some but my sister pinched them all so now I have non lol. I'm terrified for Friday, I hate change so being with a new specialist and being in the afternoon the injections are making me feel really scared and nervous lol. I'm such a baby sometimes lol. I love your silk your making for crimbo cards. It was great having an insight into all your useful boxes of yumminess. Happy Woyww :-) Hugs Kezzy xxx xxx xxx