For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

WOYWW 171

TODAY I DON'T FEEL LIKE DOING ANYTHING,
I JUST WANNA LAY IN MY BED...

My desk is still the dining room table this week...you know what I mean! Work has seriously interfered with my life in general, especially the crafting side! Having said that, I am enjoying being back at school, working with my mate Sue and the little kiddlywinks again :D
So, crafting has been reduced to doing what I can while in the midst of other jobs...isn't it amazing how quickly dinner can burn??.........cough.....

Under construction is a set of jewellery for a friend..she plucked the idea out of a book. It's pretty - I'm enjoying doing something delicate. Cos that is one thing I ain't!! 

I bought these sweet beads in C&H Fabrics in Winchester, when we dropped in on Janet a couple of weeks back...


Used some of 'em in this necklace that's going to be a prezzy for a little girl, with a matching bracelet. I love the summery, shimmery colours!

Whereas the next two pics remind me of Jelly Beans and Haribo sweets...can you tell I'm on a diet???

Sigh.....  :D
These are presents for slightly more mature ladies...I can do that one! Easily, in fact!!
I am really enjoying the beadwork but will be concentrating on cutting out fabrics now as a couple of requests have come in.

And finally...Mr LLJ, G3 and myself had a lovely day out on Saturday..a wander around Devizes, followed by a picnic up on top of the Marlborough Downs under a blue sky, followed by a stroll up to Adam's Grave...
Looking east towards where we live...there were three beacons lit along here on the Queen's Jubilee..it was magical. Talking of which - here's the remains of a crop circle in a wheat field. The area is renowned for the crop circles that appear every year. There have been some interesting designs this year, including one that seemed to refer to the Mayan prediction that the world is going to end in December!  Better not make too many Christmas stockings then... :)
Here's G3 and me standing on Adam's Grave, a Neolithic Long Barrow. There was a 360 degree panorama from the top..we felt as if we were standing on the top of the world. It was quite wonderful. Whoever was buried in there must have been a real VIP in their time! Talk about surveying your domain...
And all we could hear were skylarks singing... fabulous!






49 comments:

  1. Your bead creations are all beautiful ...I am sure they will be worn with pride. Love the shot of the crop circles.

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  2. Lovely bead work:)

    The world is supposed to end on my birthday...ah well I won't get any older then:)

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  3. Hi there Lunch Lady Jan< ah so agree with you quote at the top feel like that most morning must admit!! but it never wins always get up cos have to dont we?? and going to save your post for my friend who is coming tonight as she will love your beads to death well not quite!!
    .. she beads and has made me about four necklaces and earrings sets and really treasure them seem to wear the more in summer though.. one one set in winter.. the crystals. I love the one your friend asked you to do great look show us when it is finished please?? and the walk at the weekend stunning panoramic shots! and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

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  4. Gorgeous bead creations and I love the pic of the crop circles. I better get on with the Xmas cards or just not do them as no one will notice!! Now I have to look up Adam's grave, interesting picnic spot.
    Sandra @23

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  5. Why do families have to eat? Cooking meals seriously interfears with my crafting time...and as for getting out of bed...lets not go there!

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  6. Ahhh Whiltshire now I know.. from one nosey blogger to another!!
    Sandra

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  7. ...great makes Jan and well worth burning the dinner for a bit of charcole puts hairs on ya chest as my mum you'd to say!...beautiful countryside you have in your part of the world, great piccy's, thanks for sharing...Mel :) #60

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  8. Wonderful photos - both of your work in front of the tv and the scenery! I too, have a tendancy to get side tracked whilst cooking - but by twitter.... oh dear. Many a near mis-hap! Happy WOYWW, Helen 20

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  9. Some gorgeous bead work there. Love the one for more mature ladies...oh dear, I'm only 44!

    Hugs Helen #95

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  10. Ok, so just to bring back to being all about me - try to remember the impact of your working on my life!! I don't know who the song is by this week, first time for me, I must be getting overly mature in the remembering department. Your weekend looks wonderful, look at those pictures, not a pylon in sight, how marvellous. Loving the beadwork. Do you have to swallow a big lump in your throat when they ask for 'plucked form the magazine' stuff? Lord, I would!!

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  11. I am so glad it is not just me who lets dinner burn (I mean overcook). Love all your beady wonders, the pearls are all fabulous and the first necklace (top left) is quite stunning........as are your photos of your weekend. We live on the edge of the Peak District, no sea but lots of beautiful views, we are so lucky.........Happy WOYWW, Anne x #82

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  12. Morning Jan great photos from your day out, bright blue skies and sunshine!
    Loving the jewelry especially the last set for the "mature" lady, LOL, what does that say about me!
    Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. #101

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  13. it is a bit like quitting smoking, you wake up in a cold sweat thinkign you had a cigarette only to ind it was a dream/nightmare,

    when I eat healthily I dream of dough nuts

    and wake up starving hungry,

    the sweetie jewelery is beautiful and very elegant,

    love your 'views' - I think it is always helpful to get a historical and geographical checkpoint of where we fit in the world...


    dxxxx 106

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  14. Stunning beads and glorious pics too. Take care Zo xx 109

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  15. Loving all of the jewelry! nice to see you can adapt to different designs! it's easy to get stuck on one track, but your certainly not doing that! Great scenic shots, I think my aunt used to live near Devizes, she lived in Compton Bassett, it's many years since I have been down there though so can't remember just how close it is. :o) x April #111

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  16. What beautiful photos. My Italian student visited your area before she came to me in August. She's heavily into crop circles and lei lines and all that!

    Beading? Where's all your lovely sewing gone?

    Jakixx #110

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  17. Your beads are gorgeous and I love that gizmo that you put the beads on to make the necklace. I just hold the wire and end up losing half the beads on the floor but it's good exercise bending down to pick them up :) That little girls necklace is gorgeous. Your trip to the countryside looks like a fun time, lots of climbing though.
    Have fun with the beads and enjoy your week.
    Von #56

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  18. Super pieces Jan, love the white/silver bracelet (must be because I am one of those somewhat mature ladies - LOL) I have been sewing again - yippee BJ#102

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  19. Fab photos and amazing amount of patience you have.

    Happy WOYWW.

    PS: Think we're nearly ready for outside painting of the chook house . . .
    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  20. Lovely bead creations and photo's Jan. That is a smart bit of kit to make your necklaces on, not seen one of those before.

    Think you can be excused for burning the tea and if you can't, then perhaps sandwiches are the dish of the day lol

    Happy WOYWW xxx

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  21. Ooh Jan, you've ventured back out into the workplace again, I read last weeks post too to see what that was about, hope it all works out for you and you can fit it all in without burning dinner too many times!! Wish I could go the other way and not have to work too many hours but that's not going to happen any time soon. Lovely beady goodness this week, very pretty necklaces. You are a bit if a magpie aren't you? Can't resist anything bright and shiny, lol! Lovely views of your area again, I've posted a few from my trip to Northern Michigan if you'd like the contrast!!

    Hugs
    Brenda 3

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  22. Sounds like you have got your hands full nowadays...either kiddies in school or beads at home!! You could always take lickle bead jobbies into the kitchen to work on, that way the dinner won't get burnt!
    Diet??? what is that word??? Or are you getting ready for the Baileys diet next month?
    Hugs
    127 xx

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  23. I think the beading looks wonderful. You are always such a busy bee. Burnt dinner? I solve that by rarely making anything I can't begin and serve in 30 minutes :) I just don't trust myself with food on the stove and a project on my desk. I know which wins out - and so, sadly, does the family. :)

    MA (1)

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  24. Wow, you have been busy!!! All beautiful!! I'm always burning dinner! x

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  25. Great jewelry pieces!! Hope your dinner was not ruined!!
    Karen 129

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  26. Gorgeous photos. Looks like a lovely day. Your jewellery is very special. Beautiful.
    Famfa 13

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  27. Beautiful jewelry pieces-I also like the shimmery pearl beads. dani #16

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  28. Oh how I love that bracelet with the toggle close! I think I could bead all day--I could also, easily, lay in bed all day! So glad you had a wonderful outing--love hearing about all the places you go because you're so far across the pond from me!

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  29. What beautiful clouds on your last photo. Jan your jewellery is just stunning. x Jo

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  30. I just knew you would get hooked on all those beads Jan and some fabulous things you’re making too! I’m loving the bracelet at the end with the shades of Lavender in……..perfect!

    Drop by my blog and you may be lucky in my birthday blog candy draw…………whatever it turns out to be!

    I have memeries if driving through Devizes at around 6.30 in the morning when I was a small child, on our way to Woolacombe in North Devon for our holidays.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @#117
    x

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  31. I haven't burned the dinner lately but a cake was lost due to some serious blogging this week!
    I love the punk and purple beads. You have made some very pretty pieces. That would be too fiddly for me. I have loads of beads because I see them and like them, but apart from making a few 'spangles' to go on my lace bobbin ends, I don't really get to use them much.
    Kate x #128

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  32. Thanks for stopping by my desk :o) the "green whatsit" is nothing exciting, all though I wish I could think of an exciting fib since it has drawn so much attention :o) it's just an eraser! x

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  33. Yuo mean you actually cook them dinner? Mine usually give up and do their own! Last time I was here you had just started getting the jewelery bug - looks like you are hooked! Happy WOYWW Cindy #139

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  34. You make such pretty jewelry!!!
    And I have to say, I am guilty of neglecting dinner for crafting.
    Not just burning it but sometimes forgetting to even get started!
    Mary Jo #40

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  35. You really have taken to the beading haven't you. See told you it was addictive, time just flies and there you are it's the middle of the night.
    enjoy your week
    janet #39

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  36. Who mentioned Haribo sweets, now I NEED some sours!!!!You look very busy with all your beading, Jan. I love them all. Trouble is if I gave in and got into it I'd never be able to give any away!!!!
    Any sort of crafting is so addictive and time absorbing isn't it. Don't worry about dinner the burned bits taste better, well that's what I tell my lot!!!!
    Love the photos. We have been so lucky with the sunshine at last, although Autumn arrived here today!!!
    Glad the job is going well
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax 88

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  37. I really enjoyed seeing your beading but then I was overwhelmed to see those beautiful scenic pics. How lucky we are to have such beautiful places in this country and I am sure it must have made you feel so exhilarated to stand on Adam's Grave. Life's good!
    jo xxx

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  38. Lovely photos and such pretty beads and jewellery. I need haribos now though :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x#149

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  39. Such pretty jewellry, and absolutely GORGEOUS photos, thank you so much for sharing them!

    Okay, here's the viola story, made somewhat short. Found it at a garage sale two summers ago, and the daughter, who basically collects instruments, "had" to have it. And for $35 dollars--for viola, case, and bow--well, yes, thank you.

    And now she's taking an intermediate strings ensemble class. At the same time (different room) is a beginners string class.

    So, I'm in it.

    With a bunch of little kids. It's pretty hilarious.

    Never would have thought a viola would go with Sex Pistols, that must have been a sight and sound, wow! Oh my, I used to love the Sex Pistols, now you have me singing! Very loudly. Kind of yelling. Well, you know . . .

    Happy WOYWW, and thank you for stopping by!
    :)trisha, #144

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  40. Love that pink necklace at the top! Beading is something else I wish I could find time for! Happy WOYWW, RosA # 33

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  41. Whata fantastic post love the scenic tour, at first I thought you were showing me the beach but then I realised doh that they were wheat fields. It is such a pitty you couldn't fly and take an ariel shot of the crop circle, my daughter and I are facinated by them.

    Lovely jewellery making too.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza #88

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  42. Love the pictures of your day out - looks so peaceful and the weather looks good too.

    Your beading - well, you say you haven't had a lot of time since returning to the kiddiewinks at school - well, if this is a result of ;not much time I will retire from crafting. You have done so much! So much lovely work too!

    Keep crafting - Hugs, Neet 17 xx

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  43. Hi Jan thanks for popping to see me. I don't know how anyone fit craft round a job! I love the colours of the pearls on the necklace you are working on. Your day out looks idyllic - blue skies and no one about - except the kind person who took the wonderful photo of you on top of the hill! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 5

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  44. What pretty jewelry you have in the works and already finished. And the scenery on your outing is gorgeous!! Isn't it a shame when work interferes with crafting? Lol. Too bad the bills need to be paid!! Brigita #134

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  45. Real life has been incredibly in the way of crafting lately. It could almost drive one to drink. Copiously. I'm loving your bead work and jewelry making. My favorite is the multicolor necklace. Great scenery! So much wide open space! We're rather boxed in by mountains here, good for agoraphobics.

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  46. Hi there LLJ,

    There's going to be squeaks of joy coming from one little girl! What a cute set. The "mature" ones are nicely done too! After giving Di the necklace I thought about digging out my beads again. I've kept a small supply - so we'll see.

    Thanks for visiting me already. I'm slowly getting around this week.

    Hugs, Kay #31

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  47. Wow Jan! Those beaded beauties are incredible! I know my own princess would love that shimmery set and I am very partial to that "mature" set. If I am slim enough to need a new dress for the Christmas season I shall know where to come instead of walking the streets looking for just the right thing. xx

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  48. Hi Jan

    Lovely bead work going on there. There's a fabulous shop just selling beads here in Santa Fe - I watched a woman buy almost $800 worth the other day for her jewellery making business
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    Sheesh - needed a lie-down after :) And that was me, not her!!

    Belated Happy WOYWW, Di xx#14

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  49. Lovely post this week LL Cool J! Your jewelry is gorgeous! Such lovely projects that takes so much patience. Hope work calms day and quits messing with your crafting time!

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