Tuesday, May 29, 2012

WOYWW 156: Forward and backward (AKA It's time to party!!)

Today I'm looking backward, as well as forward. It's the 3rd Anniversary for WOYWW, the brainchild of Julia at Stamping Ground. Looking back, you can see what I made to honor the 1st anniversary: my sewing machine dust cover and WOYWWendy. In return, I received the lovely card holder that is now holding the envelope that is looking forward to going to the next person on this week's list.

Do you see today's rocking horse? This one's a bit more hidden than most. I know many of you visit just to see them.



For the second anniversary, I sent this quiltlet as part of a Pay It Forward game we played. Obviously, I can't show it in person because it is now in a new home across the pond.


The rocking horse I alluded to is hidden because it sits under my sewing machine to absorb the machine's vibrations. In a former life, it was a one-only foam and plastic Christmas place mat. I'm off to see who I'm sending my ATC to. Have a great WOYWW everyone.

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74 thoughtful remarks:

Spyder said...

Yes, I spotted him! Love the rocking horses. Just been looking at Donna's Atc's lovely painted colours on her face. I probably won't join in with this one, Good idea tou show past anniversay thingies. I br oke mine last week... it didn't fly well, and fell to bits...nothing a bit of glue won't mend! Happy Anniversary woyww
(Lyn) no number yet..

sandee said...

Your early, you stinker! lol Here is the link to Donna's site, I really enjoy her collage Mondays and Inspirational Wednesdays the best! Between you and here I am dreaming in mixed media! lol http://donnadowney.typepad.com/
waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Ali said...

Lovely to have a retrospective of your previous year's anniversary items. Can't believe it's 3 years already! :)

Thanks for sharing - hope you have a fab WOYWW anniversary.

Ali

Create With Joy said...

Took me awhile to spot the horse but I love him! Still no Bleubeard though.:-(

Congratulations - if I am reading the instructions right (I DO believe I read better than I count, lol) - I believe that you are the recipient of my WOYWW ATC! Be sure to drop me an e-mail with your mailing details so that I can make the arrangements to mail it to you! :-)

Have a wonderful week!

Create With Joy
http://create-with-joy.com

Kathryn said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary!! Love your quilted piece... to pieces HA!
Have a wonderful week!
hugs!
kat

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth! I'm sorry I confused you! I made a mess of the linking, and even made a mess of Peggy's too (she's in the US). Blame it on my haste and surprise when I saw the linky up and running! I'm surprised you didn't add the WOYWW badge to your collection! :^) patsy

Tuire Flemming said...

Well hidden rocking horse :)
Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!
Tuire #21

Dragon said...

Interesting to see your past WOYWW things...
Happy Anniversary
Love and light
Frankie
xx

Judy said...

I am so glad I found this Blog Hop.

Redanne said...

Thanks for showing your previous giveaways, they are all lovely, did not spot the rocking horse (too early in the morning for me). Happy WOYWW, Anne x #38

BJ said...

Great to see your past celebration items BJ#40

craftymonki said...

Happy WOYWW birthday! Your work is beautiful!

Zoe x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

It's amazing 3 years isn't it? !! love your previous pieces too :))
Happy woyww anniversary
Jennie #11

Helen said...

love that you have collected all your WOYWW pieces - wish I'd thought of that! Have a great day, Elizabeth (and Bleubeard) Helen, 8

JoZart said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday! Great to pbe part of this wonderful fun group and to connect with all your creativity too! So many ATCs will be winging their way across the world this week in celebration of this occasion... great way to mark it.
Love JoZarty 80

Doone said...

Happy Third to you B&E, please can you send me your mail addie via my contacts tab on my web so I can send you one of my 'spares'?

dx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 3rd WOYWW! Even though I've only been doing it for a year, it has become a huge part of my life :) I so enjoy seeing what everyone's been up to and meeting folk whose paths I never would have crossed otherwise. It's been fun seeing your other Anniversary makes! Enjoy this one!!
Hugs, LLJ ~77 xx

Annie said...

Happy WOYWW Anniversary......how lovely to think of showing previous makes. Fabulous creative pieces too. X

Annie said...

I have all my WOYWW makes on my wall in my sewing room so look at them every day. :-) Isn't it fab to have made so many friends world wide because of blogging. :-)
Happy 3rd WOYWW birthday.
Hugs,
A x #89

Neil said...

Hi there, just popping in to wish you a happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary! Who would have thought it would grow to be such a weekly treat for us all to catch up and see so much inspiring creativity! Here's toasting the next year.....

Cardarian said...

Hello and happy 3rd WOYWW bday!
Can you please send me your address as I would like to send you an ATC! So happy this WOYWW is connecting us all over the world!
Lots of hugs and love Cardarian
my email: dolores.kerec@gmail.com

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well you certainly have made some super WOYWW makes! Take care & enjoy this special WOYWW. Zo xx 43

Ann B said...

Can't see the rocking horse, maybe he has galloped off to the other side of the field, or maybe I need better glasses. Thanks for sharing all your previous celebratory makes, I'm a relative newcomer in comparison.
I have ATCs going free and would love to send you one, especially as you are so good doing the AB course for us (and I promise I will catch up). If you would like one please send me your address.

Ann B
#58
bletcherwn7(at)virginmedia(dot)com

Jackie said...

Happy 3rd anniversary.thanks for showing us the past....did i see 2 feet sticking out that looked like they belonged to a rabbit? or am i going mad!!!
Jackie 91
http://scrapbangwallop.blogspot.com

Kate said...

Happy WOYWW 3rd Anniversary. Great to see all your past WOYWW creations!

** Kate **

Spyder said...

Well you told me right, get those ATC's out of the bin and send them...well, I guess they aren't that bad really, just had this 'thing' some master ATC artist would groan if they got me!! But I've now have an idea of an ATC just for you... with a ....do I have your addy, I can't remember...will have a lookie see.
Happy WOYWW 3rd Anniversary!
((Lyn)) #94

Twiglet said...

Happy WOYWW 3rd anniversary.
We have made some fab blogging friends through our mad blog hop haven't we!!
Have a great week. x Jo

Angie said...

Happy 3rd Woyww Birthday ...hugs from Fife in Scotland xx

Jan said...

This looks great xx Jan 122

Joynana said...

thanks for showing what you did in the past. Happy WOYWW. #117

May said...

Happy 3rd Annivesary WOYWW!!! Have a great week, lovely makes as always.. Hugs May x x x#5

see you there! said...

Congrats on year 3. It is amazing to me that you and others have continued with this so long.

Darla

Peggy Cain said...

Trying to make all the rounds this week. Thanks for sharing your little corner of the world.

Serendipity Stamping said...

It was fun to see your past anniversary shares and I do believe I see your WOYWW button in the pic also. #133

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I am in LOVE with your sewing machine cover, ad I don't even sew! But I am obsessed with dragonflies! Maybe one day my collection of dragonflies will come close to how many rocking horses YOU have? I can only hope :D
Hugs,
Stephanie
P.S. Thanks for your comments on my painting- while I do like the color of the Clematis, you nailed what was wrong about the shape!!! I already have plans for fixing it today- thanks again!

Minxy said...

I also had a little look back at all the woyww related things I had, but forgot to photograph, it's been a fun 3 years.
Looks like it's me receiving your envelope :) I shall be in touch with my details very soon x
Happy WOYWW Anniversary fellow desk hopper
Minxy #3

Elizabeth said...

Great post, Elizabeth, I enjoyed the retrospective look at how you celebrated previous anniversaries. Didn't spot the rocking horse at all, it's very well hidden under the sewing machine :) Happy WOYWW and enjoy what's left of the day. Elizabeth x #96

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

How fun to see what you've made for past anniversaries! I like that quilted piece. As for my sewing machine, it doesn't need a dust cover because it's NEVER out. Ugh. I like the dragonflies on yours.

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay #145/146 (forgot to put my asterick......)

Rita said...

Fabulous work Elizabeth. Happy WOYWW Anniversary. Hugs Rita xx 104

fairyrocks said...

Keep smiling and creating, One day I will be posted in the top 50 for this awesome peeps around the world. Love that you always share one of your little pony's.
Keep smiling and creating

Jacqui said...

It has stood the test of time - lovely pieces. Jacqui #161

April said...

Nice to look back at the past WoYwW goodies! All are lovely! Happy WoYwW 3rd Anniversary, and here's to many more :o) x April #95

Robin Panzer Art said...

How fun to look back at past pieces, your work is lovely! Happy 3rd WOYWW Anniversary!

MvM-design said...

Happy WOYWW anniversary ☼
have a great week!!

Hugs Marleen # 28

Tertia said...

Such fun to look back! I recieved the most wonderful handmade book last year and used it to record my trip to CHA in July. I will always treasure it!
Happy very special WOYWW

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm glad you pointed out where the rocking horse was. I was going bonkers trying to find it. And WOYWW Wendy! I haven't seen her in a long time. I kept thinking I must not be visiting the person who has her, but I have visited you. I must not have spotted Wendy. I noticed your machine cover last week and thought it was neat. I didn't realize all these goodies were from WOYWW anniversaries past. How totally cool!

Katie said...

Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing your creations with us! AND thank you for posting all the awesome tutorials!

Katie (38)

fairy thoughts said...

great past makes, hears to the next ****** years blogging and crafting
have a good weeek
janet #43

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I always look forward to seeing a new rocker every week :) Even when I couldn't comment I always had a peek. It's been lovely to "meet" you too, via our wild desk hopping Wednesdays. Long may it continue.

Mary Anne (12)

Lynn Holland said...

Its lovely that we are all making friends through WOYWW.
Have a great week.
From Lynn and the Doodly Birds x

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Glad to see you sewing too. Happy 3rd Anniversary at WOYWW!

Kat Griffin said...

lovely ! Have a great week !
-KAT-

Scrapcollectr said...

Nice..... two hidden treasures: under the sewing machine and in an envelope. Lucky person following you on the list! Hope all is well!
#183

okienurse said...

great looking post Elizabeth! I found the rocking horse! I think I bought one of the kids one similar to it years ago! Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #178

VonnyK said...

Lovely to go back and see each anniversary. I spotted the rocking horse but spent ages searching for him. Thanks for your lovely comment, I'm really happy to have 'met' you over the airways too. I really enjoy speaking to everyone each week.
Happy 3rd anniversary and have a great week.
Von #20

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Elizabeth, Thanks so much for popping over and do like your looking forward looking back. Such views shows you have been around from beginning and blogging longer than I have - only started blog on 01.11.10 and joined WOYWW pretty soon after that as had seen it before on few folk I was following...
Funny aren't we how start things.. without quite meaning to -that is how I fell into blogging and hence WOYWW! and look at what it has given in return, so much richness!! happy 3rd birthday of WOYWW! thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz. x #30

Marilyn Rock said...

Looking back and forward - like the rocking horse, huh? :) Love your creations! xxoo

Emily said...

How lovely to see a little of your journey over time. I too spent ages looking for the rocking horse and then just as i was about to give up I spotted the bottom of the mat. i only knew that was it as I have the same one hidden away somewhere lol

Emily #111

Neet said...

Well Elizabeth, you certainly had me fooled looking for the Rocking horse this week. I could see the green bit under the machine but thought it was a pea pod! Do I see Bleubeard at the right hand side of the machine?
Thanks for sharing what you did for the first anniversary and
have a good 3rd Blogaversary. Hugs, Neet #15

Samantha Elliott said...

Happy Anniversary Elizabeth and Boss! You have been in this WOYWW longer than me, but I still enjoy it.
You asked about my blog heading. Thanks for the compliment. It has been there a while but the general background has changed because Blogger no longer likes Shabby Blogs which is what I had until I tried to change it to freshen it up! Need to sit down and try and find something a little more "me"
Hugs
xx

RosA said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for visiting. Yes, it's great to be in contact via WOYWW with so many other like-minded people. I do enjoy WOYWW! Happy 3rd Birthday!

Diana Taylor said...

What a lovely blog post - it was so nice seeing what you made for past anniversaries and I love the little quilted piece - beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by my desk and hope you have a great week and another great year of WOYWW!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great post Elizabeth. Belated Happy WOYWW wishes going your way.
Hugs
Sarn #57 xxx (Thanks for visiting me)

Erika said...

Hi Bleubeard thanks for popping by happy 3rd anniversary and thanks for sharing your lovely workspace. Love your quilted piece. Have a great weekend, hugs Erika. #101

Helen said...

H Elizabeth Thanks for popping in to see me. Thank you for the lovely comment on my ATCs. I didn't find the rocking horse until you pointed him out! Fab post about the previous WOYWW anniversaries. Love the quiltlet but am intrigued ....who is that man?! Belated Happy WOYWW Birthday to you Helen (no idea what my number is anymore!!)

RosC said...

Hey Elizabeth, thank you for your comment. The technique and the bright colours in the Kaleidacolor pads are great fun, aren't they?
Your little bit of WOYWW history was really fun to see. I didn't participate last time but am doing so for this round.
Warmest wishes,
Ros #88.

SueH said...

Happy WOYWW 3rd Anniversary Elizabeth!
What a lovely idea to look back at your previous anniversary mementos. I was looking back at the post I did last year and had forgotten that I had made up a poem in celebration but the PIF that I received isn’t forgotten because it hangs over my computer desk.

Hope you have a good week and…….
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Queen Of Toys said...

How on earth do you get on here so early? I wait and wait until someone posts and being in australia it is waiting sometimes until the afternoon, frustrating too.

Thanks for showing your lovely sewing machine cover it looks great.

Happy 3rd Anniversary WOYWW
Eliza #140
http://queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au/

Shoshi said...

I'm never such an early bird on WOYWW these days. I liked it when Julia started it just after midnight, whcih gave me a real chance to get a low number! It's still the middle of the night for me when it all gets going these days!

Thanks for an interesting post about WOYWW and its history. I also enjoyed your pictures of the hail storm - very dramatic!! Thanks for your comment on my blog, and I'm glad you like my latest Zentangle art.

I'm all behind with WOYWW this week - worse than ever. I doubt I'll even make 10 visits this week - after all our busyness lately, I've crashed a bit and trying not to put any pressure on myself.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Happy belated WOYWW 3rd anniversary Elizabeth. Thanks so much for the visit to my desk. You've obviously been playing along for a while now...look at all your goodies! Hope you have a wonderful week. xx

KatzElbows said...

A belated WOYWW. Thank you for visiting me. Isn't wonderful to have met so many people through this insanity? And to have found people as messy and crazy as we are?

Here's to the next year of fun and crafting.

cheers,
rachel #7

Cardarian said...

Hello !
It is the nagging girl from Slovenia asking for your address! :-) My email is already somewhere in these comments so please, please send me your address as soon as possible because it will take a long time to get to you!!!
Love and hugs,
Cardarian

Spyder said...

Made you an atc...bet you, I mean, hope you can see which one it is...
HERE
I don't need a swap back, send your addy (along with 10000trillion$ only joking) and I'll post it off to you!
(Lyn)

Morti said...

I was going to say, your rocking horse is hiding under your sewing machine (or if you're a little tipsy, in this house it's a showing massine... LOL)

Sorry I'm a bit late getting round - the Queen's Jubilee got in the way a bit!

Happy WOYWW, and thanks for stopping by.