Wednesday, 10 October 2018

WOYWW #488

Hello creative Friends,

Like the domino's effect my family one by one have fallen with the Flu Virus. 
It's been an exhausting two weeks with no option but to down those crafty tools and 
take a break from blogging having no time or energy left at the end of each day..

Happy to report all is quiet on the flu front and it's good to be back today as it's time
to join in with WOYWW courtesy of Julia our host who will pull me back inline
and get my blogging and visits back on track over at the stamping ground.

Today's desk is full of WIPs along with my travel art case as I spent
the weekend with friends in Kent to give my support to their charity work for
Sarcoma UK and Nordoff Robbins.

I know they read my blog so may I take the opportunity to say in a world that can be so selfish I  am blessed to have fabulous friends, who dedicate their time and and talent 
for the wellbeing of others even when struggling with their own.
*You are ALL AMAZING..!!*

Those few days away have been so uplifting and it sure does put that 
*Me time* in perspective..

Look forward to catching up with everyone in between 
finishing off some of those overdue WIP's

Creative Hugs... 
Tracey xx

*I've missed you all*


Sarah Brennan said...

Morning Tracey, glad to hear that everyone is on the mend. Your craft space is looking very spiffy! I missed you too last week, but all is explained: family first after all. Have a great week. Sarah #3

Valerie-Jael said...

Great to see you around again, and hope those around you will now all stay healthy! Hugs, Valerie

Claire said...

Oh how I love your crafting space... **swoon**
I hope you're all now recovering - thankfully we've so far escaped the first batch of flu that hitting the village, and we get our flu jabs at the weekend, phew!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire, no.1

Helen said...

Glad you're all recovered from the flu! and that you had a great weekend away too, sounds good fun. Your storage unit looks very organised; I am envious! Helen #2

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend Tracey. Your workspace is like an Aladdins cave!!.. I can see a couple if lush things. E.g... a little journal on top of your colourful case, and I just adore the doll (I think it was from your friend dorthe) sat on top like a Christmas tree angel. How lovely of you to support this charity, it would be interesting to hear more of this story tracey. Take care, big recovery hugs. Xx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Tracey. Glad all is returning to normal as everyone recovers! What did I put in the pie? Well... I reckon it must have been the carrots that did it!:-) Have had a sneak peek at Nordoff Robbins - fantastic! What a lovely charity. As a musician I know the effect music can have on people who are struggling. Used to do a Christmas puppet show with friends and we went into around 30 schools each year - one of which was for children with special needs. I had to start the whole performance one year with a solo - The chaos in the room, the noise, stopped immediately I started singing - amazing effect. Well done to your friends! Yes, by the way, there WILL be chocolates inside the tree - if I ever get it finished - just seem to be running on catch-up at the moment, not getting ahead!!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, good to hear that you are all improving. The flu goes round so fast, doesn't it. Having my Flu jab in a couple of weeks. Good job with the fundraising too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 X

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Tracey, am so glad to see you and hope that your ministrations and own recovery are totally on track. I popped over last week to see why you were missing but decided that 2 week was average and I shouldn’t pressure you till this week!! So glad you’re here and feeling better and uplifted by your amazing friends. Just what the Doc ordered huh, in so many senses. Your desk shot this morning looks as if it came straight from a magazine layout, it looks so lovely, must make you smile every time you’re in the kitchen and look up!!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, I'm not risking it and we've already had our Flu jabs. I've had flu once and don't want it again as three days just disappeared without my knowledge and that is not good. Your desk looks lovely, the cupboards and shelving are so stylish. Have a lovely woyww, whatever you choose to do. Angela x13x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi Tracey.. so glad you are all on mend.. and now back to craft.
Thanksfor the lovely comment on my blog too. I'm glad to be home as there is simply no better place than here ... but oh how blessed was to be at the crop. Wonderful. I had touch of flu but had loads praying and great meds I dosed up on Andrographis and Echinacea with Vit c great combo. It was bit wheezy too so glad i had ventolin. Was fine by crop just first 2 weeks of trip. I actually forgot till read your post. I have flu jab every year but it only covers certain strains not all flu, just most severe ... but you prob know that
Prayer hugs Shaz in Oz.x #7

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW #488 xx Jan (21)

SewPaperPaint said...

I'm so sad to hear you all have been sick my friend! Here's to healthy days ahead! So happy to see this view of your space and all of your wonderful organization. Well wishes, Autumn

Diana Taylor said...

So glad you are all on the mend - these horrid viruses have been rife lately. I love your beautiful craft dresser and wonderfully organised storage on the walls - it all looks so inviting and easy to get at (which is always a problem I have with things stuck in the bottom of cupboards and drawers).
Hope you have a happy and healthier week,
Diana x #16

pearshapedcrafting said...

Glad you are feeling better - still trying to catch up so not taking part today! Hugs,Chrisx

Amanda said...

So sorry to hear you’ve had a family full of flu but sounds like everyone is ok now. Your crafty spot in the kitchen looks fab sure beats washing up.
Amanda x

Redanne said...

Nice to see you back Tracey, but sorry to hear about the flu. Sadly, it hit our house too but we have come through it. Your desk photo looks great, it will be lovely, I am sure, when you can get back to crafting. Hugs, Anne xx

StampinCarol said...

Hope that nasty virus has left your family. Glad you're feeling better. You have such a nice organized craft space! Thanks for popping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!
Carol N #20

Heather M said...

Hi Tracey, welcome back! sorry you have all been poorly - but glad all is getting better now! I love your new craft station - looks totally organised, even if it is full of WIPs! You'll have them finished in no time. It is wonderful to get involved with friends charities, so very rewarding. Have a lovely week Heather x #27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The same happened to us last Christmas, we went down like ninepins! Glad to hear that you're all better now. How lovely to have had the time away and for such a brilliant cause too...well done to your lovely friends!
Hugs LLJ 10 xx

Mac Mable said...

Sorry to hear you've been laid up with the flu virus. Well done to your friends too x.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

So glad to see you are feeling better and the flu bug chose to move on. I am SO in love with your new work space. Do you stand to make your art like I do? I am in total awe of all the units you have and all the products you have put in them, too. No number, not playing, just dropping by to see how you are.

Sue said...

Hi Tracey,

Hope you get into crafting now you are on the mend.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #14

froebelsternchen said...

I am glad to hear you feel better dear Tracey!
I hope you will have fun now at your amazing looking workspace!
I am looking forwad to your next projects as you are a wonderful inspiration always! Congrats on being TOP5 winner at Try It On Tuesday with your amazing project!

Happy weekend ahead!
Big hugs,Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Here's hoping all are on the way to recovery...sending biggest hugs.xx

Marit said...

Good to hear things go better now, I'm lucky the flu has not found our apartment (yet... *knocks on wood*) Enjoy every creative minute Tracey!! Thanks for your visit to my blog the other day, I'm pretty late with my round again but hey, at least I made it before Wednesday ;) so happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #11

Dorthe said...

My dear friend, you have got yourself a fantastic place, with good organised place, and I am honored that the angel lives there too.
So sorry you have been very poorly, Tracey, it is hard - so I`m glad you feel better now. Warmest hugs , an d kisses from Dorthe xoxo

Shoshi said...

Your desk looks amazing, Tracey, and very organised! Sorry to hear everyone's been going down with flu. Thank you for your visit and I'm so glad you like my boxes. Our friend was so thrilled when she got hers yesterday. You could be right about the hot glue and metal - the metal probably conducts the heat away too quickly. I've had lots of useful suggestions and for now I'm just hoping the Pinflair will hold. Lily and Ruby are certainly enjoying the cuddles to keep them warm! Today was not a day for playing outside - very wet and stormy. I'll try and get both scarves finished soon to put you out of your misery lol! The peacock one is coming on very nicely and I'm thrilled with the colours.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #15

Jackie PN said...

Sorry to hear about the flu at your home Tracey! Here is has been upper respiratory! I have to get over that before they will give me a flu shot! Hoping soon!
Oh my dear! Just look at your tidy area! I love those shelves you have for your inks- perfect fits!

I agree with you about your friends in Kent-Bless them all, as we are living in such beastly times, it is so wonderful to have such beautiful souls still doing good things!
hugs to you,and keep well!
Jackie xo

Neet said...

Hi Tracey, so sorry to hear you all have been suffering with flu so glad I had my jab a while ago. Hope you all start to feel really fit and well as I know it can leave you weak when it is over.
Sorry I am so late - had a mixed week, so thanks for commenting on my blog and for the lovely comment on my tribute. Wednesday was such a sad day as I spent time with a friend at the hospice - he died early this morning and I am so glad I got more time with him last nightNever hear of Sarcoma UK but will go to the link you provided and learn more. Glad you enjoyed being with your friends and benefitted from it too.
It's lovely sat here today seeing the sunlight dappling through the trees whilst I okay catch up.
Hugs, Neet 9 xx

Lindart said...

Hi Tracey! I love that your desk is full of WIPs, lots of things for you do do! And for us to enjoy once you share them with us! Sounds like you had a good time in Kent, and I am happy that you have rid yourself of the Flu. I had it last year, I know it is not fun at all. Sorry I'm so late, it's been a crazy week! Lindart #23