For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

WOYWW

Home again, home again, jiggety jig....

After all the partying and general birthday shenanigans, back to the normality of everyday life - well, as normal as you can get in this household.....

I got back from my hols, checked the calendar and realised I'd better get my act together if I'm to present a half-decent craft stall at the NCT fair on the 12th!  So, I've been cutting out like crazy, smoke pouring off my scissors - now all I've got to do is join 'em all together.... :)

There's the makings of another drawstring bag, an apron/tote/doorstop in the doggy fabric, a little baby sunhat at the back and one of the little pillowcase dresses in the strawberry material.  Ready, steady...GO....!!


Here's a closer shot of the strawberry material, some greeny spots and a red dotty material that I couldn't resist in Doughty's Fabric shop in Hereford (a few little scraps of fabric just happened to fall my way and I couldn't just leave them there...at least, that's what I told my OH!!)


While I was trying not to let my lovely OH see what I was buying *grin* he was busy taking some artistic close-ups of the baskets of fat quarters displayed around the shop.




Aren't they fab??  Love the abstract-ness of it all - in fact, I'd just like the whole basket in my house so I could glorify in the colours - think it would make one heck of a jigsaw!!

Just before I go, here are a couple of shots as a reminder of a great week away.  Here's Julia pouring out some sparkly fizz - she didn't spill a drop - what a steady hand that girl's got :D


And this was how we sat for a couple of nights - feet up on the wall, glass of fizz, watching the sunset - it doesn't get much better than that.



Mates together, sitting under the Indian Parasol that the Dunnits gave me - it's so pretty!!


Finally (thank goodness, I hear you cry...!)

D'you remember this from a couple of weeks ago?  Well, it's going to be a giveaway.  If you would like to have a chance of receiving it, please add the phrase '50 - what an old bag!' to the end of your comment.  The winner will be chosen at random by Son No 2!!


Have a great week!!



56 comments:

  1. fabrics look lush and wonderful from any angle...I have a hubby who likes random close-up shots of my stuff too. I'm trying to show off some artiness and he wants to snap the barcode on my glue-bottle... I will yodel 50-what an old bag...
    I also have a Dutch pretties parcel giveaway on my blog today if you fancy some colour!
    Thanks for sharing your WOYWW desk today,
    Sarah at 3

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  2. Wow great fabrics there - I have been having a bit of sewing fest this week too and on Sunday I am off to the festival of quilts - whoo hoo - not been before I just usually go to the Malvern show once a year for my material fix so this trip is an added bonus! thanks for sharing - looks like you have had a great week.

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  3. What a super post - love the photos Jan, esp. you girls with your feet up and a glass of vino apiece! The fat quarters come a close second to the wine shots though :) Happy WOYWW and - 50 - what an old bag!! Di xx

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  4. OMG! Looks like you had a lot of fun on your vacation! The Indian umbrella is very pretty. Love the pics of your husbands of all the fat quarters and that strawberry piece of fabric is very nice. Glad to hear that you had such a great birthday so see '50 - what an old bag!'isn't so bad! Thanks for sharing. Vickie

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  5. ROFLMAO - looks like you have had a fab time, and no, it doesn't surprise me that Julia has a steady hand! Yes, the fat quarter pic would make a good jigsaw - am sure that somewhere like Photobox would do it, too!

    And....LOL.... I gotta do it..... 50 - what an old bag! (though you don't look it hun!)

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  6. What a fab birthday you've had - glad you managed to enjoy it. Love the pics of the fabric - very artistic.
    I will gladly shout out 50 - what an old bag. I agree, you don't look it (nor I hope do I, though these days.. lol!)

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  7. What fabulous fabric and the makings ready to go... glad for the good birthday... glad to scream 50 - what an old bag (but it is rubbish, surely??) and have a great week.. Don't forget my swap

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  8. Your comment on my blog about the dog biscuits made me laugh so much. Feet up with fizz and friends - how lovely. Love the strawberry fabric. 50 - what an old bag x

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  9. Looks like a fab time was had by all :-)
    Love the fabric snaps....all that colour :-)
    Hugs,
    A x

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  10. What a fab post this week, loved the pics the fab fabric and of course the sunset...which falls in my garden between the over grown rose and the lean too green house in my garden! Have a great woyww week and 50? what an old bag!!) what does that make me then????!!!!

    (((Lyn)))

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  11. Thanks for sharing your space this week and I hope the rest of your week goes well! Though looking at the photo's, last week looked pretty cool! I'll add my "50 what an old bag" comment to your pile too, Perfect for my eldest daughter going off to college far away in September should I be lucky to be chosen!

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  12. Oh what yummy fabric and love those baskets of colour.
    Fabby photos too.
    50 what an old bag that makes two of us.
    luv
    Debby

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  13. You look just like a stamp I've seen somewhere - friends together! Love the strawberry fabric, and the colours of the fat quarters is amazing! Enjoy WOYWW!

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  14. Hi Jan
    sounds like you have had a lovely time, luv the piccie of all the material very arty shot, fab piccies of you, arty shot again with the bubbly, 50-what an old bag, 50 is the new 20 cause im 50 this year, gorgeous bag, thanks for the chance,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  15. loved the colors of your fabric and a gorgeous umbrella. looks like you had fun. happy wednesday!

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  16. We went to a National Trust property over the weekend n I saw a dog shaped doorstop and I immediately thought "oh Jan could make that" lol. I thought the idea was that that bag is new but ur the boss! "50 - what an old bag!"

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  17. Love the fabric snaps, how tempting everything looks so lovely organised. Thanks for your comments on my blog - after seeing this post I can so see why you'd have many scraps ready and waiting, hope you get everything ready for your stall and 50 - what an old bag (what a thing to make us say lol glad to see the embracement though - that cake on your previous post is the kinda thing my mum would do hehe) x

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  18. Sorry I didn't drop by sooner. I swear I fell asleep not more than an hour after posting my link, and just now woke. Glad to see the pics of you and Julia. Loved the shoe shot, and of course all that fabric makes me swoon. Wish I had even a smidge of what you have. Weren't those fat quarters fun to look at? Sorry, can't say 50-what an old bag, because to me you are 50 year old YOUNG bag with a lovely pink parasol.

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  19. Oh wasn't it fun...the pics make me really smile..specially under the umbrella...isn't your photographer the most patient man!! ANd I don't remember my thumb looking like that - I htought I was doing a great hand modelling turn!! I still think the fat quarters look like sweeties. But I would. Great give away gal.

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  20. Wow look at all your comments already LLJan, aren't things bubbling along so well over at your neck of the woods, love the Indian parasol soo pretty indeed! and with smoking scissors and all and such gorgeousness in the material world.. love it! happy WOYWW and thanks for popping over, Shaz in Oz.x
    50 – what (you’re not) an old bag

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  21. Wow how bright are all colors. Just fell in love AT all THE facbric.

    Greetings marjolein

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  22. I must say, the first shot doesn't really do a thing for me (unless that really is smoke I see coming out of the scissors heeheehee) but the other photos. Holy Hec! OH has a great eye, the bubbly pour looks SO inviting and the Indian Parasol is TDF! Great locale, Great fun, great friends and yet 50?- what an old bag.

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  23. Love those shots of feet and wine ...I think JD didn't spill a drop 'cos she's practiced in the art lol.
    I bet that shop is a wonderland ...I have visited them on line and the material is beautiful....so much choice.
    I can remember being 50 ...it was the year I decided to grow old gracefully as I had behaved like a teenager for the previous 20 years ...how stupid was I ...should have waited another 15 years until next year.
    50? ...WHAT AN OLD BAG you could be ....but you are definately not. xx

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  24. 50!...what an old bag...nah! A fabulous gal who does not look over 39 and a fat quarter! Love the artistic shots of the the fat quarters BTW. Definately should be a jigsaw puzzle! Looks like a real fun time! Gorgeous sunset. What a holiday! Thanks for sharing -Amanda

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  25. Love those yummy colors of fabric. :) Looks like you had fun with your feet up on the wall. :)

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  26. well you look like you were enjoying more than the pink fizz. Sunset looks fab with your feet up doesnt it!
    The bag is well cool.... 50 - what an old bag...but oh to get my hands on it LOL.
    caroline #83

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  27. Looks like you had a great time away, and what a beautiful holiday home you booked! Only right that you should buy yourself a little treat for your big day, and I like how hubby kept himself occupied, very enterprising of him! And really, 50?? What an old bag lol!! My sister is 50 in October and my own hubby next February, I'll have to remember that phrase and see how well it goes down, lol!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 73

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  28. those fabrics are so pretty,

    50 - what an old bag!

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  29. Great fabrics on your desk! I want some of that pink fizz too! Love the colorful shots of fat quarters and that Indian parasol! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog ;)

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  30. Ooo Fabric and wine! Fab! LOL! 50- what an old bag Tee Hee! Love it! Kim

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  31. Great post - love all those fab fabrics and can see that you've got the same attachment to fabric as I have to paper. Great pics of you two savouring the vino and the sunset and that parasol is something else. Great bag... surely not, but doing as told ... 50 - what an old bag! :) Elizabeth x #60

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  32. Love those pics of the fabric- and gorgeous pic of you both surveying the setting sun. 50- What an old bag, lol. Shaz

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  33. Now thats a true crafter's husband! He takes pictures of fabric, just in case you need to go back and get some that you missed the first time! Gotta keep that one!
    Happy WOYWW

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  34. Whoooo! Posh Birds under the parasol ey!
    Glad Doughtys came up trumps for you. I love Hereford. Doughtys, Laura Ashley, M&S, The White Stuff and Starbucks! Perfick! Who needs Cardiff?!!!
    You know Doughtys will be at NEC this weekend don't you!
    If I put my fat quarters in a basket(s) like that it will thin my drawers out!!
    50 - What an old bag!! LOL

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  35. Simply gorgeous time was had by all under a beautiful pink parasol with a glass or 2 or 3 or more of pink bubbly.... you'll be back to earth with a bup now! How is an old dude like me call a young bird like you 50,-What an old bag?
    Love joZarty x

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  36. Thanks for the glimpse into your world. Have a great day.
    Your trip looks like lots of fun.

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  37. right mississ,

    that parasol must be aloft at all times, also

    only a MAN should open and pour champers - REALLY - Les francais have a Dickie fit that us blighters from blighty take such liberties with tradition,

    and its the contents of the bag that I want Not What An Old Bag....

    argghhh just had to give agony advice to a twenty year old, so a new ending emerges...

    is it better to forgo football for a girlfriend who MIGHT want to go to orange weds later, or just go play football???

    In the RAIN

    with street riots

    FFS

    why can't they stay home and cuddle on the sofa in the lounge with mum and dad watching on - like we used to????

    once again - what an old bag...

    Dx

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  38. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I love those fabrics and those photos of fat quarters have inspired me! I get that feet up, a glass of fizzy and looking at the sun set! What can be better??? 50 - what an old bag! He, he loved writing that! Imagine me at 54 - a right old bag!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  39. it is a tradition that when 'we' give a purse or a bag it should contain something, I know not where the ritual originates but 'we' were reliably informed that it was terribly bad luck to give a bag/purse as a gift and leave the receptacle empty...often we put a pound coin in a purse and we tend to put a book in a bag - odd isn't it?

    now for goodness sake- may I progress unhindered in my desk rounds??? for if i keep replying to my replies I shall be here until next Wednesday...not that that would be a bad thing...

    he went to football muttering under his breath ... what an old bag....

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  40. Looks like a fun and relaxing holiday!

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  41. What a lot of wonderful fabric you have! You asked me what the name was of a challenge I had on my desk-it's simply a kit our local scrapbook store sells us and we have to do a page using everything! No name.

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  42. I love the basket of fat quarters, what a great way to display them all and how nice that your OH took the photos for you.

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  43. What super fabrics you have chosen. If I had been in the shop I would definitely
    have wanted to buy up both of those baskets of fabrics. They. Look just like tiny rosebuds that have just been picked. Can't wait to see what the door stop made in the doggy fabric turns out like. Hugs Mrs A.#85.

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  44. Love the "feet in the sunset" - think that should be blown up and hung on the wall. Great photos all round and certainly not boring, a lovely walk through them all. Thanks for sharing your week and love your humour - '50 - what an old bag!'. Hugs, Neet x

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  45. Hi Jan sorry I am late getting round. Your bag is stunning please put my name in the draw.

    Looks like you had a lovely time at Hereford. 'Home' is not to far way from there as dad was born there. The Indian parasol is just stunning!!

    Oh I have to say hubbys pictures are lovely of the fat quarters you were very controlled not to come home with it all!!!!

    laura x x

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  46. Still laughing at your post this week! Seems you had a wonderful get a way and a great birthday week!

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  47. Thanks Jan - for the lovely comment on my blog! I am practicing happiness and it's bringing me more...happiness! I used to love my mom's jewelry too. Still do! I'm happy to have found your blog!

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  48. What a great pictures this week. All these fabrics!!! When I see all these stuff I want to start with a fabric project too. It looks like great days out. Sorry I am so late getting around but I’ve had a two day’s craft tour. Thank’s for visiting me.
    xFranka

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  49. What a fun post. Thanks for stopping by, I'm running a little late, but hate to miss WOYWW. Love Fat Quarters, I think the fabric is as bad as paper projects. Must be a color and pattern thing. Oh the "Fizzy's" look yummy and quite a great color on the parasol. So glad you play along. The old bag is really lovely. "50-what and old bag" ! ! ! ! !

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  50. I love the pictures of you and Julia, especially with the Indian parasol! What style! '50 - what an old bag!' (what does that mean? not you, surely?)

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  51. great photos pf feet to the sunset!
    50 - barely started! never mind 50 - what an old bag!

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  52. Oh wow your OH has took some fab pics, great colour inspiration and also fab material your using. The pics and the umbrella are gorgeous, looks like you had a fantastic time. I would love to win the bag so 50 you old bag! My sis is in her 50's and she is the same as you looks more like your 40th. Kezzy x

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  53. I am late visiting blogs but I am glad I did as I love the yummy fabrics. I also would love to win the bag so 50 you old bag:-)

    Carol

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  54. Hi There Jan

    I'm actually a week in arrears - as it were - so apologies for not making it sooner!!!

    I AM LOVING your bag (I know I'm too late for any kinda draw :O( - but still love it!!!)

    Also - I'm also loving your fabric - i don't have that much - given the room I'd be swathed in the stuff as I just love love love fabric and materials of all kinds. Bold patterns are catching my eye at the mo. Even bought a pattern to make some bags myself - but having NEVER tackled such a project - who knows what it will turn out like LOL.

    I'd love to come and have a look at all of your fabrics - I even NEED some fat quarters to make other bags out of should I be successful with the one i'm going to be doing (When - who knows) lol...

    Right - will be back to read on the current post - probably kill two birds with one stone elsewhere too!!!!

    Story of my life lol

    Paula x x x

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  55. Oh My Gosh! All that fabric! I would go nuts with fun! Your comment made me giggle... don't worry I am going to make hubby sit through Harry Potter again just for that scary movie I watched with him!

    Wonderful pictures!

    Betty

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  56. What a fab post- love all that fabric Iam trying to convince DH that I can get another little table near to my desk and can keep sewing machine out as I feel like I need to sew again!!!!!!Love the photos as well. Thanks for visiting me. Anne x

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