Wednesday, 29 September 2010

WOYWW 69 – the long wordy one.

Well! It’s that time of the week once more when we head off into the ether to snoop at everyone’s desks, courtesy of the Desk Discovery Diva, Delightful Mrs Dunnit. *did you like what I did there? Cool, eh? A little bit of alliteration never hurt anyone.* I’ve not been too good of late at getting around all the desks. I’m determined to rectify that this week, especially as we’re having a quiet (!) and inexpensive (ROFLMAO) weekend at home. Gardening. And swimming. We have Lil Miss B with us this weekend, and Friday sees her visiting a few local schools to see which one she likes best, ready to start there after half term (which is the last week in October, for our overseas readers). It will soon be upon us, that’s for sure!


I laughed at the inexpensive comment above because we were at Alexandra Palace (Ally Pally) for the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show (BSSBS) this weekend just gone, and now we have to live on bread and water for the next month. Or at least, baked beans on toast. My waistline thanks my crafting habit. Even Mr B got in on the act and hasn’t quite yet worked out where all his money went that day! More on Mr B in a mo – some of you that were there may have encountered him without even knowing it!

I met up with Jennie and Hels, and also Alison (aka CraftyTrog from UKSTampers, in the pic below.  I promise I'm not a giant really, just that Ali is quite petite). I got a couple of odd looks from folks, but I’m guessing that might have had something to do with my T-Shirt! See Julia, I did fly the flag after all, even if it wasn’t deely boppers! I even put the Stamping Ground blog address on the bottom under the WOYWW bit.  Mr B did comment that he wished I HAD worn the boppers, because then he’d be able to find me easily in the crowd. Normally he looks for the person wearing purple…. ROFLMAO.


So here, for your delight and delectation, is what is on my desk this week. Lots of crafting supplies.


Doesn’t look like much does it? No? That’s cos the rest of it is on the floor behind the desk….




That’s how you know you’ve overspent – when you start displaying it on the desk for the obligatory “here’s my stash haul from Ally Pally” shot, and discover that you’re probably not going to have room for a decent shot. Oops. I was good with it while we were there, but then I got home and the guilt started to set in. Bless Mr B – he said:

“did you have a good time?”
“yes”
“will you use the craft stuff you bought?”
“yes”
“will it enhance our crafting for time to come?”
“ye-es”
“Well stop feeling guilty about it then”

I love my man…… LOL


As I said before – some of you may have encountered him without knowing it. At lunchtime we were queuing for food in the Palm Court, and the flat screen telly was showing a Manchester City vs Chelsea football match. Now, Mr B is a Liverpool supporter, so what happened next was really funny. He was studying the telly intently, and then suddenly let out this really manly whoop of delight. Man City had scored! He immediately realised where he was (partly on account of the echo in the court, and partly because all conversation ceased, to be followed immediately by laughter on all sides) and clamped his hand over his mouth. Bless. Why did he cheer? Because he didn’t want Chelsea to win, and if they lost it meant that Chelsea were no longer unbeaten this season! LOL. All the ladies around us were most amused, apart from my mother in whose ear he had shrieked and darned near given her a heart attack!

We split up during the day to divide and conquer. Mr B and Mum sat in on a couple of demos downstairs, and I joined them for a demo by Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamps. I always try to go to her demos, because she’s so much fun. It’s like watching a cross between Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet) and Marti Caine. Even Mr B commented on it.

“This lady must be popular”

“She is – what makes you say so though?”

“Well, this room was only three-quarters full for the last one, and now look”


Lo and behold, not only were all the chairs full, but there must have been about 50 people stood around the sides and back. It was like that all day too – I swung by the Clarity stand at 16.55, only to find Barbara like this:


I figured I should get a shot of Hels hard at work too (sorry Hels, I know you hate your picture being taken, but you did look as happy as Larry!) Tired but happy, eh?


Right – I’m off. Watch out for the girl in the T-Shirt!!!!




Morti
x

50 comments:

The Taming of the Glue said...

Did you catch up with the girlies with the WOYWW badges? It was great to meet so many people from here. Your hubby sounds like a dream man!

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
i would have said hi if i had spied ya fab T-shirt, plan better next time! lol, great piccies, hun, i spoke to Hels but didnt twig i had! lol, great lots of stash, have fun playing, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Helen said...

Oh, I wish I'd seen you in your tshirt! I was out in the Palm Court when City scored too, and almost cheered as well - I too am a Liverpool fan!!! You bought so much fab stash too, then, between you me and Alison (not to mention the rest!) I am surprised there was owt left for the Sunday...

She said...

Great photos.......love Barbara's demos too. Great lot of stash too!! S #33

Wipso said...

Thanks for sharing your day with us. It's really lovely how blogging has joined up so many of us and how lovely it is to see them in real life.
A x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I can't believe how much stash you brought home. Taking Mr. B with you shows what a great Hubby you have. Most men would just laugh and pretend they didn't hear you ask. Also, I loved the tee shirt. You did GREAT. Wish I lived closer, like across two rivers and a big pond! Happy WOYWW (and I know you know I'm number 1).

Hels Sheridan said...

OMG, that photo... needs some serious airbrushing ROFL... twas grand to see you, albeit behind a camera LOL Stash shopping is the best kind of shopping and it sounds like you had a brill time :O))

Neet said...

Great shopping - and great mr B. Thanks for sharing in such a fun way. #44

Lorraine Robertson said...

You've sure been having a fun time and as for Babs... well what else do you expect with such a talented lady... always amazes me... TFS

Lorraine #67
xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Wish I had heard hubby in the food court ... how funny ... I saw you and did n't spot the T-Shirt ... Doh! Glad you had a good spend and Baked Beans on Toast with a little grated cheese on top is one of my fave things to eat!

Tracy Evans said...

Oh I love the t-shirt and wow how much stash did you buy, I'm so envious LOL. You sound like you had a fantastic time. Have a good day, see you in blogland, Tracy Evans (18).

cauliflower cupcake said...

I want one of those t-shirts - have you seen the girls with the badges. I would have loved to have gone o Ali Pali - I will next year but am quite enjoying all the piccies everyone has posted on their blogs of their weekend there.
Have a great day
Rebecca #61

Mummylade said...

gorgeous stash you have there - on the desk AND floor =)

Lou and Mel said...

Oooh you lucky thing - what an unusual man you have! Mine would moan and then go out and buy a golf club or something!
Lovely new stuff! Enjoy!

craftytrog said...

I thought Mr B took a sensible shot of me! What happened to that one?! We do look like we were enjoying ourselves though, retail therapy is the best innit?! Looks like you got in a lot of therapy! ;o) Was great to see you again!
Alison xx

Ohhh Snap said...

What a great time you had! And lookit that stash :D. Mr. B sounds like a dear! Love the shout and after effect story. Great tee-shirt. TFS!

Twiglet said...

Great blog - thanks for sharing your fun day out - lucky you!!

Rosie said...

Oh my, didn't you have fun? Not that I'm jealous or anything, obviously .....

airing cupboard crafts said...

What a fab lot of stash. Looks like you had a good time x

BethanyR said...

Neat stash..looks liek you got some good goodies in there....funny story about the game...that sounds liek something my son would have done...

Mandy aka Crafty Angel said...

another great haul! you are all so lucky to have visited ally pally, going to try and go next year, have fun with your new goodies, thanks for a great snoop, hugs mandyxx

Elliephant said...

Wow, great haul! And fab pics. Was gutted I didn't get to go, will def be there next time and will try to fly the WOYWW flag (tho i don't know if i'll get as far as deely boppers) Happy WOYWW xx
Elliefantasy (70)

Sid said...

Great pics and very busy desk !!

Sarah Youde said...

Don't feel guilty, you had fun buying it all and you will have even more fun using it all :)

Alix said...

oh i love the t~shirt...and thanks for all the piccies...its almost as good as bieng there!

Candace said...

wow lots and lots of goodies - reason I don't go to ally pally is I don't like baked beans!

Thanks for sharing & enjoy your week

Hugs Candace #86

Dragon said...

Love the tee shirt and want that stash!! never get to that show butnoff to Artisan this weekend and NEC soon... You be there???
Hugs
Frankie
xx

joey said...

Oh I wish I had of seen your tshirt what a fab idea, I lol at Mr B looooool I cheer for exactly the same reason and so would have been the one shouting along side him oh for Chelsea to lose loooool, enjoy all your fab new goodies. Joey.x

Daniele said...

looks like you had great fun last weekend and all that stash.....wow
hugs

lisa said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time and what a great Hubby going with you and ecouraging you to spend. We all need one of those. Luckily I have!!
Hugs Lisax

nerllybird said...

'Are you going to use all that craft stuff you bought?' 'Yes' - rofl! Are you really, really??? I love your t-shirt, it's brilliant! Helen (46)

Chrissie said...

What did I miss... looks like you had a great time at Ally Pally. Enjoy all your stuff!
Chrissie

Scrapcollectr said...

Great fun new stash! And your hubby sounds very "craft-friendly". I've got one of those, too. Enjoy your toys!
Happy WOYWW
Linky #124

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Great new goodies! Ally Pally looks like a blast. I'm jealous. Great stamps on your desk ~jeni :) *106*

sasa said...

Great post and the lo-down on Ally Pally. That is a major haul - so next week we want to see what you made! Enjoy getting it all out...
Sarah (sasa 27)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow! Great candy! That looks like you had fun! There is a thrill that comes with getting new supplies!

Sunshine Girl said...

Looks like a fun day was had by all! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl (29)

Katie said...

Wow! What a great conversation to have with your hubby. I swear I've had the exact same one with mine!! How funny :)

Katie (83)

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Lots of lovely goodies on your desk and I love the t-shirt :-) Nowt wrong with beans on toast now and again, I love 'em - protein, carbohydrate and fat (butter or whatever on the toast) you just need a piece of fruit and you've got all the essential food groups ;-)
Anne xx

Piddawinkle said...

I love to see other peeps stash and you did us proud, how many times did a fellow WOYWW say hi because of your t shirt, I will defn be there in April, so you will have to wear it again, LOL :) 121

Terry & Kim said...

Wow - look at all that new stuff! Have fun!!!

Terry #127

madebyKarla said...

LOL, thanks for the laugh! you're lucky, I don't think my hubby would ever come to a scrapbook convention with me and survive lol. He doesn't go to craft shops with me either! That t-shirt idea is cool! Maybe we should do that in the next convention in the U.S!

madebyKarla said...

oh, your idea about using crafting as a reward is perfect! thanks for the advice!

butlersabroad said...

When you're done with that man of yours can you please send him my way?? I have an Engineer for a husband who has assessed my stash and declared that there are so many possible permutations for cards from stamps, embellishments and paper that I already own that I don't need to buy any more stash for the next five years!! Love that tshirt too!

Hugs
Brenda

Heather x said...

Sounds like you and hubby had fun :)
I didn't get the chance to go, but love getting an insight with all the photo's around blogland :)
*hugs* Heather x

Lizzybobs said...

sorry late this week - loving your crafty stash Love Liz

Julia Dunnit said...

Good lord woman - you look amazonian next to Alison...and amazing too - what a lorra trouble to go to with the t shirt!! Love it, hope you met some madsters.
As for the amount of stash you bought,yep - it is a lot., How fab!

Sue from Oregon said...

WOYWW Unite haha! Great shirt and such a wonderful story about MR B...you are so lucky!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a sweet hubby! and what lovely goodies!

oneoff said...

Fab t shirt, and I love Mr B's comments on the stash. Plus he gets and extra thumbs up for the Man City cheer. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all the goodies.

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