Happy 3rd Birthday WOYWW
Today I have some of my usual mess on my desk and also 15 ATCs which will wing their way to some of the special people I've got to know over the time I've been part of WOYWW.
I'll make a draw from regulars who comment on my WOYWW posts.
Thanks so much to Julia of Stamping Ground for bringing us all together via this weekly blog hop, which has introduced us to so many friends we've never yet met and quite a few we have met and really got to know well. All because of the desire to snoop on each other's crafty desks.
Here's a great example of WOYWWers getting together.
The mystery visitor...... who can it be? Someone lovely, wearing a WOYWW badge, who really hates photos being taken! Someone who travelled far to where we met up in Manchester.........
to be revealed.......
Neet, Ann, Jo, Donna and ??? WOYWW badges on, gathered from far and wide, for this special meet up in the super Northern Quarter Cafe but nobody came as far as this mystery visitor......
We browsed the galleries of working artist and shops
The upper gallery and there's ??? with the blue haversack!!!
Love the name of this shop!
Ann and Neet in Afflecks Palace..... a wacky emporium of alternative and retro goods where we all hit the bead shop.
Here's a ring I didn't buy!
Donna and Ann on the loose in the Abakhan fabric and craft shop.
Here's Neet before she ordered a quarter metre of everything in the shop!
the Fred Aldous fabulous craft shop where we all spent lots of pennies before our last stop, which was the three fantastic floors of the huge Paperchase store.
We wandered through the Marrakesh in Manchester Market on the way back to the car park.
Still wondering who is the mystery guest at the top behind the flag wearing a WOYWW badge?
It's Shaz from Oz !
Wonderful to meet such a lovely person from the other side of the world all thanks to WOYWW.
We laughed, drank coffee, chatted, shopped, ate a lovely lunch before sadly going our separate ways to await Shaz's return to Australia before we divulged our secret. Thanks to all for a great day, especially to Sharon.