Wednesday, 6 April 2016

WOYWW #357

This is WOYWWednesday - if you want to find out more then checkout the tab at the top of the page - and our thanks go to Julia for hosting this weekly meet up.
My desk this week is just a dumping ground ..... I'm sorry but I have been rather busy ....
There's some papers, embossing folder and dies (free with a magazine), some balsa wood and a pack of wipes.  Just dumped there!
Mind you, what you cannot see is the story behind the picture ...... the balsa wood...... go and get a cup of coffee and I'll begin.......
DDC and I had a 'girlie' day in Birmingham, just shopping and chatting and more shopping and chatting!!!  We had started our day just north of the actual City Centre and then came back into town to continue.  As we were walking down the main street DDC wanted to go into New Look but I spotted a new Art Shop on the other side of the road - Cass Art shop.  We went our separate ways and I bought a length of Balsa Wood among other things and, as we would be continuing to shop, the Sales Assistant wrapped it very, very, very carefully.
We stopped for lunch, continued shopping and in our last shop, wouldn't you know, I heard a sharp crack as the wood broke in almost half.  The last shop.  Isn't it always the way?!?!
So there you see ..... two pieces of Balsa Wood on my desk.... such a fun day that a broken piece of wood just adds another smile to the memory.
Wednesday has now become Dexter WOYWWser day so I have to schedule my posts and try to remember to link up before I go out to fetch Little Soldier.  He has now worked out how to move his feet in order to walk forwards, so the next stage of his life begins.  Our eldest Grandaughter (GDTK) is cruising round the Canary Islands at the moment, doesn't seem five minutes since she was learning to walk!!!
Thank you to all who visited and left comments last week, I hope to visit a few more desks this week ..... But it is Spring and gardens need tidying ......


  1. Sorry you wont be able to join us today Christine - we will miss you. What are you doing with the balsa wood? Have fun with Dexter x Jackie #17

  2. No need to fret, I'm new here and I myself love to see what's on others desks.... buuuutt it's always better to know when to take care of yourself and knowing that you certainly do not have to do everything.
    Hope you have fun in the garden. Take care ♥
    MiSchra ♥

  3. So what are you making with your piece (sorry, pieces) of balsa wood? Enquiring minds want to know - hope we get to see.
    Hugs, Neet 3 xx

  4. I love the way Neet calls us Enquiring Minds!! Loll.....nosy sticky beaks is what she really means πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ. Anyway, what ARE you going to do with the balsa wood..images of model planes come to mind!
    Hope you have a great day with your lovely GS πŸ’–πŸ’–
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

  5. Ohh balsa wood, that reminds me of my Dad, we always had pieces around when I was young as he was a keen model maker. So....what are you going to make with it!!!!!
    Hugs Lisax #35

  6. I smiled at your story, although I don't know what balsa wood is and what you do with it. I saw the price and thought that was a lot of money for a sliver of wood. Doesn't time fly! Our grandchildren are growing up so fast too!
    I do like your freebies. Now off to make some cards with them.
    Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting,
    Have a great week ahead,

  7. What a positive way to look at a mishap. I need to learn from your example. πŸ˜‰
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #30

  8. What are you planning to do with the balsa wood? Yup, it does seem to happen that way - always last shop.

    Gardens tending? Brrr...still too cold here. I was so excited because last week it looked like things were finally growing and then it snowed and it all seemed to stop.

    Sharon K #42

  9. I can't believe he's walking already - you'll be exhausted and bent double! It was funny, I'm sorry, but it was. I also need to know what you plan for it, it's not exactly a 'go to' material is it. Or have I missed something!

  10. can't imagine what you're using the balsa wood for, but yes, it's very flimsy... hope your plans can use it in two pieces! Helen #2

  11. was it critical that the wood stayed in one piece? ( I hauled home some birch bark from when we were in MN last November and I intend to die cut it or stamp on it one of these days and have not done it yet, so was just curious. ~Stacy #53

  12. I was wondering what the balsa wood was for too lol Happy WOYWW Christine :o)

  13. Happy WOYWW and sorry for the late arrival.
    Look forward to seeing what you do with that Balsa wood!
    Happy Creating!
    Kim #66

  14. Hi Christine, aren't desks supposed to be dumping grounds Lol! Oh dear I've got it wrong Lol! You must show us what you do with that wood. Happy crafty belated woyww, Angela x 24


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