Wednesday, 25 January 2012

WOYWW 138 - Happy Burns Night

Hello Peeps

Yeay it is Wednesday!! So for anyone who is celebrating.........

Happy WOYWW Day!
Happy Hump Day!
Happy Rudolph Day!
Happy Burns' Night

Happy WOYWW Day
Click HERE to be transported by Haggis Magic over to the lovely Julia's Blog to join in the biggest Blog Hop that happens EVERY Wednesday.  So without further ado - here is my desk...
What you can see on my desk is my December album.  Yes I know it is January.  But unfortunately I was up to my naughty bits during December and though I made a good start on the album, it had to be put to one side to be finished during January.  To be fair it is not far from finishing and hopefully by next Wednesday I will able to show you the finished article.

Here is a basket full of fabrics which I stood and cut on the weekend ready to start putting my quilt together.  Hubby will be working nights shortly so I will be able to stay up until the wee hours putting it together to my heart's content.

Happy Hump Day
Tomorrow is Thursday......

Then it is Friday..........

Yeay - then it is the weekend!!!!  

Happy Rudolph Day
My Blogging Buddy Sandra calls the 25th of the month "Rudolph Day" and for every 25th of the month she makes a Christmas card or two.  Somehow I started to join her!!   So here are my Rudolph Day cards......
And........
And as they are made using my Snippets, so I am also entering them into Di's Snippets Challenge.  I know I said I was going to make 10 cards for Christmas each month and I only now have four, but I still have until next Tuesday to make the other six and at least I have four more cards than I had this time last year!!  That can only be good ey?!

Happy Burns' Night

For my Scottish Friends that may read my blog (if you haven't fallen asleep by now) Happy Burns' Night to you.  I am not even going to attempt to recite (or type) any of Burns' work to you but I will show you an extremely rare photograph of my very old and VERY shy Wild Haggis!  I think this is the only photo I have of my pet Haggis.  He came from the Western part of Scotland some 20 25 30  35  a long time ago!
And for those of you who know my lovely Fergus, here is a photo of him enjoying Cornwall last September!  He will be brushing his fur and his quiff tonight to go dancing, where we will be having a lickle bit of a "do" in honour of Rabbie Burns.  I shall be doing a lickle solo number - probably Flora McDonald's Fancy!!


Right, I think I have all occasions and celebrations covered for tonight, and whatever you are celebrating, enjoy it!  Don't forget to leave me a comment and "white screen syndrome" allowing I will be along to view your blogs later.  I apologise to all you lovely peeps who I have visited but have been unable to leave comments because of the white screen syndrome.  I have seen a few other peeps saying they have the same problem and it has been suggested they try using Google Chrome which is what I am now trying.  Fingers crossed ey!!

Don't forget to pop on over to Julia's too!

TTFN

Hettie, Fergus and Haggis!!

34 comments:

jude said...

Happy Burns nite to you hope the celebrations go as planned.Can't wait to see your album.Have fab woyww and creative week hugs judex 17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lolol!! Really enjoyed your post :) With every new headline, I heard the ITN big bongs in my head! Haggis is rather gorgeous, but I'm partial to Fergus too, having once been likened to a Highland cow when I had Big Hair - auburn permed tumbling locks. The resemblance was uncanny!
Hugs, LLJ #45 xx
PS Oh ana another thing. The three French Hens were very reminiscent of me and two mates when we sang in the choral society.....

Annie said...

What a happy post today. Hope you enjoy your celebrations. Happy Wednesday to you too.
Hugs,
A x

okienurse said...

WooHoo! I think you got them covered! I bought a Wild Haggis when I was in Scotland the last time. The customs people confiscated a bag of baked goods on reentry into the USA and he happened to be in that bag and I didn't know it. Customs people are not nice! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #27

Helen said...

What a fab read today! Love the idea of Rudolph day, what a way to get ahead for Christmas. Love the cards you made, too.

Karen said...

What a lovely cheery post to read this morning Sam, love the desk and love your cards, they are all gorgeous - have a Happy Day, Karen xxx

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab read...you will laugh I thought hump day was like in a huff...!!!!!happy woyww hugs trace. Xno16

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Hi Sam . . . Happy EVERYTHING Day to you too! Thanks for the Rudolph Day plug! Glad you're joining in. You'll be well sorted for this December if you manage your aim of 10 cards per month! I'm very impressed.

Really like both RD cards, but my fave (naturally) is the chicken one. Look at them singing their little hearts out!

PS: Your desk is a disgrace . . . LOL! xxx

May said...

AUCH a happy wee burns nite to you, and happy everything else, love your desk & the cards, Have a great week, jist off to put the haggis, tatties & neeps on, then later I might just have a wee dram x x x x Hugs May x x

Di said...

Hi Sam - great piccies and super use of your snippets too. Happy Burns night - hope the dancing goes well Flora :) Frantically whipping up Rudolph Day card here - it caught me out yet again! Have fun. Di xx

Lou said...

Happy Wednesday to you too, love that lil chickens card, and your haggis is very cute, hope you get a good start on your quilt while hubby is at work, Hope you have a great week Lou #84

Lisa-Jane said...

Loving this Rudolph idea, might join in myself. Glad I am not the only one still working on my Christmas journal. All the best people finish them in January.. February sort of...

Hazel said...

Look forward to seeing the journal finished next week. Well done on preparing all the bits of material for the quilt. And I love the Christmas cards. I have a Christmas challenge blog and the theme this week is 'have a heart' so your second card would be just right - I'd love you to link it there (Hazel, WOYWW #28) x

Beckyt said...

Thanks for sharing :) Love the rudolph idea great way to get cards done.

Becky #56

Twiglet said...

Great post this week. Now tell me what shop A S is!! This bear of little brain has been thinking hard but can't come up with anything!! Its probably so simple I shall feel a total twit!!! x Jo

Stephanie said...

Wow, you've been really, really busy! That's a great idea about the Christmas cards and yours turned out SO cute!

lisa said...

Think you've covered everything there, Sam. I did laugh. So much going on for one small day!!
Your quilt fabric looks lovely, I shall watch it's progress with interest.
You are so industrious with Christmas cards and journals as well. Have fun with it all.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

jo said...

Oh wow, there's so much going on here!Happy Rudolph day is a fab idea. Can't wait to see your quilt. Happy WOYWW!
Jo x
#86
p.s. i'm your newest follower!

Polly Polkadot said...

I knew it, Christmas preparation? You start the year with a tidy desk and then you go over to the organised gang. I shall have to find a new disorganised friend!

Craftgirl said...

LOTS OF CRAFTY PROJECTS LINED UP. HOPE YOU CAN FINISH YOUR JOURNAL AS I WANT TO PEEK. LOVE FERGUS AT LIZARD POINT.HOPE HE HAS A GOOD NIGHT OUT.
YES I HAVE BEEN TO THE BLACK COUNTRY MUSEUM BUT IT WAS A GOOD FEW YEARS AGO. I LIKE BEAMISH TOO AND THE VICTORIAN TIN MINE.
HAPPY WOYWW
CAROL

Angie said...

What a lot of intersting things going on, on your desk ...especially the journal/albums.
I think Rudolf Day is a brilliant idea ...and I think your two cards are such fun and fantastically executed...love them.

505whimsygirl said...

I like your Christmas cards (Rudolf Day is a great idea!). Your desk looks like it is loved!!!

XO
Kay
#116 (you already visited -- thanks!)

Bernie said...

What a fun post! Your Wild Haggis is adorable. Love the cards!!! Only Jan. and forgot to get my Rudolf day card made already.
Blessings Bernie

peggy aplSEEDS said...

rudolf day is quite a good idea! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Jules said...

Hi Sam

My you look a busy girlie!!!

Loving your Rudolph Day/Snippet makes .. .. you have put me to shame as you have already made twice as many Christmas cards as I have this year LOL!!!

Looking forward to seeing the quilt taking shape too.

Love Jules xx

MaggieC said...

I love your robin card for Rudolph Day. I shall be joining you on that one. I cannot stand the pressure of this year again. Thank you for your visit this week, and for all your lovely comments. xx Maggie #90

Craftychris said...

Your post is such fun!! Love your cards and the photo's are cute! I think I must adopt Rudolph day, I never make my Christmas cards in time, that will help - thanks for the idea! I'm looking forward to seeing the album. Have a Happy and creative week xx

Brenda B said...

Your post really made me laugh today, but not half as much as the comment on my blog! If my little calf length socks are *costing* me $1000, then your long Highland style ones will set you back at least $2000!! Can you afford that, lol!! Lovely desk and have fun with teh quilt too when the time comes. The unfinished card on my desk is supposed to be a Rudolph one too, let's hope I get it finished.

Hugs
Brenda

Lou said...

Hi Sam, Thank you for visiting my blog, of course you can borrow the idea of the colouring book tip book, i have had lots of comments saying what a good idea it is, i have heard proper artists do something similar with their water colour combo's i have found it really helpful and if it helps someone else too then i am very happy, Have a good week Lou x

Katie said...

I love the idea of making a Christmas card or two on the 25th of every month. You will be very ahead of the curve when December hits and everyone else is scrambling for cards! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog :)

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie

Picto said...

Your Rudolf day sounds a great idea.... I have left a small gift on my blog for you x

Jan x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sam, wow you are up to lots of things and lots of celebrations!! :D love the wee Scottish animals - happy Robbie Burns night to them too - bit late(he-heh).
I did so enjoy your post and yes must get around to some more cards - but they are on the back-burner at present for some calligraphy till have to go make one or I go mad - it does get to you after a while, thanks so much for popping over, and for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz

JoZart said...

Hope you had a great Burns night and lang may yer lum reek! I hope you partook of the golden nectar.
It really made me chuckle about Rudolph Day!
Great goings on, on your desk!
JoZarty x

BumbleVee said...

perfect... so by Christmas...you have the supply you need on hand! what a great idea...