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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Away Awhile - What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday

Yes, it's Wednesday rolling around like a bad penny. It's time to join Julia (YEAH!) over at Stamping Ground for another WOYWW. Jan has been a great host these past weeks so THANK YOU Jan! It's nice to see Julia well enough to host again.

This will actually be my last WOYWW post for a while. I am off to visit Mum in England on Friday and I won't be back until the middle of September. I might pop over to visit on a Wednesday but I won't have my phone with me and internet will be when I can get to it. Not sure how crafty I'll be while I'm away but I plan on taking a ton of pics so will have plenty to share, and work with, when I get back.


As of this afternoon I am still working on my card. It is getting there and will be done by the time I leave. I will try to remember to take a picture when assembled. I found a great website that you could add words and it would make them into any shape. I put some words to describe Mum and put them in a heart shape. That's what you see on the desk.


I've been working on putting some of Mum's genealogy into a booklet of some kind that can easily be understood. I have been handwriting it at night while watching telly instead of the stitching (that is framed and ready to go!). I am so excited to be able to show her what I have managed to get together and I think she'll be excited. My husband's aunt directed me where to find some great charts so I could put it all together.

I will be getting around to as many desks as I can in between trying to decide what clothes to take with me. It's been hot in Ipswich the last couple of days (not as hot as here!) and (cringe sorry!) hope it at least gets a little cooler as I really want a little break from the heat. Sunshine will be accepted and wanted! It's been so hot here in Kalamazoo sleeping the past few nights. Between the heat and the anxious-getting-ready-to-go-and-things-running-through-my-mind-while-trying-to-sleep I haven't been getting a lot of sleep!

Enough rambling! See everyone in September!

33 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon, I hope you enjoy your time over here. I wouldn't worry about the heat too much, it isn't likely to last longer than a week in the UK,lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3

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  2. Hey.. my in laws are near Ipswich! Nacton.. wave as you pass! Fab little hearts... I have seen those apps to get them done but I haven't actually DONE it yet! Sigh..story of my life. Elaine no. 15

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  3. Thanks for visiting me earlier. A visit to England? It's been really hot here (for us) but it's never a nice sort of heat esp at night and I've just heard thunder so I'm guessing the rain will follow shortly. Hope it stays dry for your visit.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #12

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  4. Sorry but it has been unmercifully hot these last two days. We of course, hope it continues, but maybe a tad cooler.
    Am so looking forward to seeing the card when finished.
    The anticipation and the actual were as bad as one another and this morning I feel terrible. Why does nobody like dentists?
    Hugs and thanks for your visit, Neet xx2

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  5. Hello Sharon. I do trust you have a fantastic stay here in Britain. I peeked back through your blogs - that cross stitch is just lovely - well done. All that genealogy work - brilliant. It takes ages, doesn't it, but is so rewarding. Your card is going to be lovely.
    Travel safely, take care. God bless.
    Margaret #5

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  6. The word heart looks great your mum will love what you have done for her. Whereabouts in England is she? Thanks for visiting BJ#10

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  7. OH, Sharon, really? Not til September! I will miss my other Sharon. :)
    Have a great visit with your Mom. That is special! I don't have mine here anymore to visit, so enjoy, enjoy! #46

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  8. Dear Sharon:

    Having made this trip back and forth over the years to visit I wish you a safe journey and a smooth flight. All will go well. You are blessed to be able to visit for several weeks and the worst of the heat will be over when you return to America.

    I think layers are the key to packing and a light water proof jacket. You should be good.

    Have fun with your dear mum and take lots of snaps so that we may enjoy when you return.

    Sandy

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    1. Thanks so much, Sandy.

      I'm really looking forward to this. I am so lucky to be able to go for several weeks. Mum turns 80 while I am over there and I am so thankful I get to spend lots of time with her.

      My camera is getting charged and ready to go!

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  9. How exciting to be going to UK! Especially if you haven't seen your mum in a while. Skype is wonderful but nothing beats hugging her in person.I try to visit my mum at least once a year and she comes over once too.
    I love your little hearts. I immediately went to find a website that does that, and found Wordle. It seems I need Java (whatever that is) and don't have it on my computer.... Oh well, I will look into that. Today I will be busy commenting and won't have time to do anything else.
    I wish you a (dare I say boring) trouble free journey and a wonderful time in the UK.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Have a great week,
    Lisca#25

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  10. Hi Sharon, You have a wonderful time over here. At the moment it is far to hot for me as it is 32.

    I have done some family research. It's amazing what you can find out these days.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #6

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  11. Fab desk and LOVING that HOT PINK!

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
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  12. Great Desk very colourful, Thank you for visiting my blog,

    Lilian B #20

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  13. It is supposed to get cooler, but then who knows! Travel safe on Friday, hope you have a wonderful time on your visit!!! xx

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  14. Thanks for the visit. I hope you have a fab time with your Mum! Mine passed 2 years ago and I miss her greatly. And getting rid of stuff is difficult but I haven't used what's packed in years! LOL! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #35

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  15. great idea with the words to describe your Mum.
    I love the genealogy forms you are completing, do you mind me asking where they came from? Lea #50

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    1. I got them here http://www.ancestry.com/download/Charts

      There is a tab up at the top for Census forms and luckily they have blank UK Census forms too. I'm enjoying looking at ancestors but it is addicting!

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  16. enjoy the time with your mum, looking forward to seeing your card. have a blessed day, donna #41

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  17. I hope you have a wonderful trip. Your card is looking great. You will have to share the website you used.
    April #29

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  18. Have a safe journey and a wonderful time with your mum. I'm sure she'll love the genealogy research you've been doing - isn't it interesting to do (but time-consuming!).
    Thanks for the visit to mine earlier,
    Diana #22

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  19. I think it will get cooler by the weekend around here. Look forward to seeing your completed card. It's a nice idea to include a word cloud in the shape of a heart! Have a safe journey and thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #28

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  20. Have a wonderful time visiting your mum and such a great idea to chart your family history. Thanks for the lovely visit earlier.
    cheers
    sandra de @32

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  21. Have a great trip! :) I bet those pages are going to just be such a hit too. ~Stacy #44

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  22. Enjoy your visit and always so interesting seeking out family history!!

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  23. Sorry I'm late, been crazy couple of days! I hope you have a wonderful trip to see your mum, safe travelling. The weather has cooled today so your Rush has come true...I'm happier now it's not so hot too 😊💖
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xx

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  24. Wishing you a safe and really happy trip, I'm sure your Mum will love the genealogy that you've been doing for her, how fascinating! I love the words in a shape idea, it's a real bonus for cards!

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  25. Enjoy your time in England with your mum, lovely thoughtful gift. Thanks for your visit, Happy WOYWW Vicky #34 (and i had a good swim :-))

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  26. Hi Sharon, thanks for visiting my desk and you nice remarks.
    Sounds as if you have worked very hard at getting stuff done for your Mum, hope you have a wonderful time with her and we will look forward to hearing all about it when you get back in September.
    Chris #27

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  27. Happy belated WOYWW! I hope you have a lovely visit! She will love genealogy lists. Thanks for stopping by.
    -K #42

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  28. Dear Sharon.. Happy Belated WOYWW! The advantage to being so late to visit is that I really enjoyed reading your Friday post all about packing for your lovely looong visit with your Mum! Have a wonderful time and yest PLEASE take lots of photos to share with all us deskers when you return.... Happy VISITING Scrapbook Lynne WOYWW#39

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  29. hope the weather cools off a bit for you in England. It has been miserable here with temps over 100f at times. Genealogy is intriguing. We found my husbands father was a gardener at Kew Gardens back in 1850! Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk! Vickie #48

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  30. So excited for you. It will be nice to go home. Hope you're getting that cooler weather. We are still hot in Michigan. I just read your Friday post too. Your card is so gorgeous. Your Mum will love it!! Enjoy your time away! LisaDV#33

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