Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WOYWW ... not much when your back at work

Not much on my desk .... and then the postman arrives with Amy's blue soul card.  I can see why she was hard to part with.  She is beautiful and ethereal and so blue.  Thank you ... thank you Amy.  


Thank you for all your kind comments and postings about the Queensland floods.  There comes a point when I just have to switch the TV off.   Seeing endless devastation was soul destroying.  But, there are also amazing things happening with the number of people who volunteered to help clean up the city of Brisbane and other areas. 

I am thinking of helping in a different (crafty) way. A group of crafters are putting together memory pages and cards which will be distributed to families affected by the floods.  I did a number of LO a couple of years back after the Victorian bushfires.  You can go to html://risingwatersqueensland.blogspot.com  to see what it is all about.  (I will one day work out this link thing??)


Only other object on my desk is my very late christmas present that finally arrived..... a Kindle.

25 comments:

  1. What a beautiful blue card in the first pic.
    A x

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  2. What a fantastic idea to help people to come to terms with what happened. I am sure many will be comforted by your kind actions. Enjoy your Kindle.
    Sue xx 67

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  3. ah a kindle my sister would be jealous and it has a red cover too just the thing.. at least Christmas lasted longer this way, and love the card, not sure how it was done but very nice,
    Shaz in Oz.xx

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  4. The card that Amy made is beautiful and haunting somehow!
    I hope you will post more about the memory pages, it is a lovely idea.
    Have fun with your Kindle! A late xmas present is always fun because you can take more time with it.
    xoxo Karen

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  5. What you are doing is so thoughtful and also helpful to those who are involved.
    JoZarty x

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  6. Oh you! Thank you for blogging the blue card! That was groovy to wake up and see. I think what you are doing is cool. I can only ever help in crafty ways, so I get that. Plus, I'm pretty self centered so getting me to help at all is a feat.
    Also. I like your kindle.
    Xx,
    Amy

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! One idea would be to organise a stash drop - I saw after the bushfires over your way that a group of crafters organised basic stash donations from around the world for those folks who had lost everything.... is there something like that going on in Queensland do you think?

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  8. What a lovely late Christmas present - I am off to check out the link to the memory books.

    Don't work too hard - soon be the weekend

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  9. Sorry to hear work has disrupted your crafting, it tends to do that which is obviously most annoying lol, hope you find some crafty time soon... With regards to clays.. the polymer is an over bake clay and the Hearty make i mentioned is air dry stuff.
    Thanks for visiting me today
    Happy WOYWW
    Minxy #1

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  10. I have to admit to not seeing a news report in a few days, it does become overwhelming when it's reported 24/7. Great idea to try and do something to help out and Amy Blue is beautiful!

    Hugs
    Brenda 100

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  11. Lovely card from Amy and what a wonderful giving gesture you are doing to help flood victims. Thanks for stopping by my desk. Happy WOYWW! #15

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  12. congrats on the kindle. it's beautiful case.

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  13. Hope you are enjoying your Kindle. We had them for Christmas too, and have spent a small fortune downloading books for them. They will be ideal to take away on holiday, or even just to the dentist. It is wonderful what you are doing for the flood victims who have lost so much. We have not seen much on the news over the last few days.

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  14. I like the idea of how to help people who were effected by the floods.

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  15. What a wonderful thoughtful idea. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Happy WOYWW, hugs Marjo #10

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  16. thanks for the heads up with that link, will go have a nosey
    Debbi #39

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  17. Wow, a Kindle - what a great present to be given, although I'm not sure I can give up paper books - love to handle them, etc. Amy's card is lovely. Good luck with the memory pages for the Queensland flooding. Thanks for sharing the link, will take a look. Regards, Elizabeth #78

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  18. lovely thought to help out with the flooding, i cant imagine what loss like that must feel like.

    wow - a kindle, how fab.
    thanks for popping by earlier

    caroline #53

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  19. That's a great idea Sandra, I bet people will really appreciate it.

    Kindle's are brill aren't they? I like your red case too, really brightens it up.

    Right then, if you want to do a link, you first type the word (or words) you want to be the link. Drag over it to highlight it. Then click the 'Link' button which is one of the ones at the top of the little box you're typing in. Then, you can paste the url into the 'web address' box.

    Hope that makes sense!

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  20. Hi Sandra, Love your Kindle! And Amy's card is rather haunting, isn't it? Wonder how she did it? Anne S. is involved in organising something to do with cards for the flood victims. Not sure of the details yet.

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  21. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the Kindle.

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  22. A late Chrissy present is great isn't it...extends the fun!
    Susan xxox #19

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  23. I like late christmas pressies stops January being such a dull month - great card you received ~ Nicky 24

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  24. Beautiful RAK and such a grand present-Kindle fun!

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  25. Sorry I'm so late in getting to the WOYWW blogs this week. Like you, I work and it sure gets in the way of me having more fun. But I need to work to pay the bills and buy more "stuff"! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by and have an art-filled week ahead!

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