At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, April 24

WOYWW 203 - Short and sweet...

... as I rambled too long last week (sorry!), but lots of you persevered - and took the time to comment - for which I am hugely grateful!

The sharp-eyed among you will notice a new profile pic...

Meet Quinlan* my new companion and helper.


He's already making himself very useful, sorting out my supplies...

He's an early birthday gift to myself (using hoped-for pennies from Dad!). He's handmade by Rowan over at BearBovis, and I already love him dearly!

Speaking of birthdays - can I direct you to my Birthday Giveaway? Either follow this link or click the new button on the right sidebar - I didn't want to clutter up this post with details, since I'm trying to keep it short!

Now, I'm heading straight over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what you lovely WOYWWers have been up to this past week. I managed to visit over 100 desks last week (a record for me!), but several links didn't open, so I apologize for not visiting/commenting, but I did try :)

Till next week xxxx


*Quinlan is Gaelic for 'a gently shaped fellow', which means 'eminently huggable', in my book ;-D



59 comments:

sandra de said...

He is well named... what a cutie.
Sandra @ ??

Nikki said...

Awe he's a cutie and Congrats on makin #1 this week and making it to over 100 blogs WOW !!!
hugs Nikki # 9 & I have some candy too

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your birthday bear is adorable. I can see why you like him so much.

Happy birthday in a few days and happy WOYWW from #7.

Judy McCarthy said...

LOVE that cute bear!!

jill said...

Lovely early birthday present , Happy woyww Jill #26

Helen said...

Hi Claire Quinlan is so cute! He is posing beautifully! I am off to click on your giveaway. It looks fab. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 33

Helen said...

oh, he's adorable... Well done on pipping me to the no 1 spot, lol!!! have a great WOYWW Helen, 2.

Tertia said...

He is adorable and huggable, so very aptly named.
Thank you for youe early visit, I am very impressed!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #17

Jules occasionally vintage said...

Quinlan is so cutie, can't wait to see what he gets up to in the coming weeks :) Jules No 48

Janene McAnally said...

Your bear Quinlan looks like he will be a great help around your desk :-). He is one beautiful bear...I could just hug him tight!! Happy WOYWW.
Janene #47

Andrea said...

perfect name fora cute bear and to have one so helpful ..lucky you. hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing your new friend with us all hugs Andrea#55 '

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Quinlan is gorgeous and he is such a good helper. Ali x. #32

Angie said...

Well done for being No1 ...love the bear ...real character in his face ...love the name too.xx58

Julia Dunnit said...

He is a handsome fellow and well named indeed! Clever Rowan. Happy returns to you!

BJ said...

Well done on #1 spot I got over 50 comments last week and glad not to be there this week so I can have a rest!! Cutey bear. Thanks for visiting me already BJ#31

Ria Gall said...

Hi Claire
I just love your new crafting bear he is amazing and wow what a lovely present
Happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing your desk
Ria #60

Joynana said...

Your little helper is just to cute. Looks like he wants to play. #75

Karen Ives said...

Bless!
Karen #64

Jackie said...

Love the bear he is cute and I did spot you had a new picture for your comments I had a look at the link you left for the bears and forwarded it on to a friend
Jackie 15

Neet said...

Well, morning to you and Hello to |Quinlan. he is a handsome bear. Birthday Greetings for the big day too.
Thanks for visiting me earlier - I have been playing in my craftroom since 5.30 am - time to stop. Hugs, Neet xx 4

Robyn said...

Welcome Quinlan!
#1! I don't even know what time it is here that Julia posts!
Bears are almost family members here in Montreat, NC.
Blessings,
Robyn 92

~Sue C said...

What a cute helper! Wishing you birthday blessings beyond measure. SueC#93

Michelle said...

Aww, how cute is Quinlan! TFS.

Michelle #93

Alison Scott said...

Well done on getting #1.
Hugs to Quinlan.
No WOYWW for me as desk is empty.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Woohoo to the number one spot!!

I love the name Quinlan..thank you for showing us the meaning of his name?...I think I may have to be know as Quinlana from now on, as I am extremely gently shaped!!
Hugs, LLJ 22 xx

Lisa-Jane said...

What a wonderful looking helper you have there!

Redanne said...

Quinlan is absolutely adorable and nice to see him making himself useful too! Happy WOYWW, Anne x #37

Winnie said...

Hi to you and Quinlan! Too adorable. Glad you had a happy birthday and have a new pal to help in your room! Enjoy the week! Winnie#73

Nan G said...

Love your new helper! Wow 100 desks! I only wish to be able to do that many. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

susibee said...

What a gorgeous bear, I'm sure he will be a valuable asset in your craft room.
Have a great birthday.

Happy WOYWW. Susi #61

kathi17 said...

Quinlan is so cute, and I'm glad he's being helpful!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Claire,
Congrats on being number one!!! And Happy Birthday on top of that!!

I did notice your new profile photo and what a lovely name for a lovely fellow! Is there a female version of the name? Perhaps I should change mine..

Thanks for visiting me already!
Happy WOYWW
Kay (14)

Regina Hamilton said...

Quinlan is just too cute. Congrats on being #1. Thanks for stopping by my desk. Happy crafting. #6

Sandy Leigh said...

I collect bears, mainly TY beanie bears, but some others too, and I LOVE your new bear friend!! So, you are number one...how in the world do you do that! And visiting 100 desks, I know is hard, as I managed to visit all the desks one time. One time only! It was a few months ago. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #42

mamapez5 said...

Quinlan looks very huggable to me too; a real cutie. thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. hugs; Kate x #40

Almo said...

Awe Claire he is adorable, I want to give him a big bear hug right now:) number 1 whoop whoop I would have to get out of bed very early to do that! Thanks for your visit. Hugs Mo x #29

Elizabeth said...

Quinlan is gorgeous, Claire, and aptly named too. My Flora bear would just love him ... how would he like to become her travelling companion :)) Thanks for sharing. Have a great WOYWW and an enjoyable week. Elizabeth x #53

Krisha said...

Quinlin looks to be very useful, maybe that is what I need, a good silent helper....LOL
Krisha #108

Annie said...

Awwww I just love your bear and his name is just perfect for him.
Hugs,
A x # 39

Maisie Moonshine said...

Love your new friend - he looks like a jolly helpful chap! Happy Birthday and congrats on your #1! Thanks for your visit MMx #44

tangledpen said...

What a handsome helper you have! Quinlan is truly huggable :)
Stopping by from WOYWW (my first time ;))

Anna said...

What a sweet little bear! I know he will be a great crafting companion!
Anna #97

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous work space xx Jan

Liz Black said...

He is soooo cute! I'm sure he'll be excellent company whilst you work (and somebody to help tidy up too?!) Thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@51

dottielottie said...

Oh! how gorgeous is Quinlan, and sure to be a fine friend, confidant and little helper.You can tell he is just the sort of bear any one could love.

dottielottie said...

Oops forgot to leave my tag
Hugs
Lottie #130

sara j said...

Quinlin is quite the guy...what a cute face and indeed he does look gently shaped. Congrats on your new playmate.
I love the banner on your blog...so simple and effective. In fact you have many fun things around, I just got distracted by the Art Quote of they Day!!
Fun place to visit Claire. Hope you have a good week...

fairy thoughts said...

welcome to your new huggable friend, I'm sure he will be a great inspiration
janet #23

VonnyK said...

He is so sweet, I would love to hug him too and so nice of him to help you tidy up. Excellent timing to get no 1.
Have a great week.
Von #28

Kelly said...

Quinlan is huggably adorable! I collect bears though I don't think I have any as precious as he. Nice birthday gift! Sometimes we just have to treat ourselves. Hugs and Blessings! Kelly #123

Lisa Richards said...

Happy birthday and have a great WOYWW!
Lisa
#10

okienurse said...

Cute bear! I think he is an awesome self birthday gift! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. I forgot it was even Wednesday until 11:50pm CDT! so I am a little late getting around. OMG! Memory issues again. Oh well better late then never. Vickie #145

Bridget Larsen said...

Congratulations on getting No 1 spot, it was posted early so caught most off guard including myself. Love your new helper, can you send him my way when he is done?
Bridget #38

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Awww. He is so very sweet! And matches your blog colours perfectly. By design or accident? :)

Happy WOYWW!

MA (8) (so very late this week!)

Twiglet said...

Quinlan is a treasure - Happy birthday!! X JO

KatzElbows said...

I think we all need a Quinlan in our lives. He's absolutely gorgeous, but I don't think you need me to tell you that!

Happy (belated) WOYWW,
Cheers, Rachel #24

Beverley Baird said...

Your new helper is adorable! Great birthday gift!
Thanks for stopping by. #16
Happy WOYWW!

thewovenspoke said...

What a cute helper you have Claire, Have a fantastic birthday and hug
Quinian all day :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your new companion is an absolutely adorable fellow, Claire! It's a pleasure to meet him; he looks very huggable, indeed! Enjoy the rest of your week! Sorry I'm so late getting 'round. Darnell #52