For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

WOYWW 203

I SEE TREES OF GREEN, RED ROSES TOO,
I SEE THEM BLOOM, FOR ME AND YOU,
AND I THINK TO MYSELF....WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD...

Hello there, lovely bloggy crafters of the world! Hope you're all fine and dandy this Wednesday morning :)  Let's see what's occurring, shall we?
I'm in the throes of joining some scrap squares together for a project that I can't show yet, as the recipient definitely reads this blog and I don't want her to see! So, here's some teasers for you!
Ha! All will be revealed next week....oooh, the suspense...... *grin*

I have been a very fortunate bunny this week with TWO parcels arriving from the US!



A package from Sandy Leigh contained the cutest collapsible water sprayer, a felt needle book and a pot of buttons with a big ol' button top...it's sooooooooo cute!! I love it, my soul sister Sandy, thank you so much!





The other was from Deb... I squealed... a LOT!! Gorgeous fat quarters, buttons, pretty ribbons and a quilting mag! What a thoughtful prezzy, Deb, thank you so much. I will be using this stash addition to make stuff for my charity :-)





Another enormous surprise was this amazing artwork:




This is by WOYWWer Diana Taylor, of the Velvet Moth Studio. I had really admired it on her post the other week, because I adore both hares and spirals. I've really got a thing about them. And lo and behold...what should turn up but the print. Thank you so much, Diana...I'm completely bowled over by it and am going to get it framed properly then it hang it by my dining table. You are extremely clever and very generous...
I am one very lucky bunny!




And on my outdoors desk is this little lot....
Plug plants for potting on. That's going to keep me busy then! Honestly, I go to work for a rest these days!!! 

Have a great week :)

54 comments:

  1. Lots of nice fabrics and buttons to play with...lucky you:) That collapsible spray bottle is pretty amazing too.

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  2. Lovely gifts you have there today. Your garden looks like it is going to be a riot this summer! Bella #19

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  3. Gorgeous goodies in the mail!Love those green shoots awaiting potting on.
    Isn't gardening the MOST wonderful thing. I just can't understand non gardeners!
    Judy #20

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  4. Wow, who's a lucky girl then. All those pressies and your print is gorgeous. The spray bottle is really clever. We are into autumn and now is the time I plant out my vegie patch as it's too hot in summer! I cheat and buy the ready to plant punnets.
    Have a great week.
    Von #28

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  5. Oh what lovely gifts, it is always so nice to get happy mail. I like the look of that spray bottle. Looks like you are going to be very busy in the garden too, hope the weather holds for you! Hugs, Anne x #37

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  6. You are welcome soul sister! We just love to share our joy across the ocean! Love your fabrics, and can't wait to see the gorgeous things you will whip up. Our weather has been insane here in the Ozarks. A few days ago it was gorgeous and in the 80's...a few rainy days, which is good...but now, in the middle of the night, there are some snow flakes out there! What? Craziness. But the weekend should be nice, and that's good, because my hubby is redoing our deck, and I'm very excited about that, and I need to start hardening off my seedlings. Well, I am up late, and must be off to bed now (we 52-year-olds need our crafty beauty sleep). Hugs and love to you dearest!! Sandy Leigh #42

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  7. I just love all the crafty, fabricy stuff around your blog today. Blog friends are real treasures aren't they. x Jo

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  8. Look at all those lovely plants!!! Oh. Be still my heart. We are a good 4 weeks from putting anything outside, and next week I'm going to Fairbanks which is NORTH of here! Looks like you got some great goodies. Lucky you!! Happy Wednesday.

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  9. what a busy desk... love the materials you're working with! and what fun goodies in the post!
    happy WOYWW and have a great week :)
    no. 1 - can't believe it!!

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  10. wow. Jan you have had lots of happy mail this week! Love the secret project... thanks for stopping by already! Helen, 2

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  11. Did I even tell you what my maiden name was? You'd "adore" it as it was HARES! Not so good when it came to nicknames though, glad to be shot of it actually, love my Gregory now. Super prezzies and such bright and cheery fabrics for the surprise... Thanks for visiting me already BJ#31

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  12. My you are a busy beaver... looking forward to seeing the surprise.what lovely gifts too and very well deserved i hope you have lots of pleasure using them. have a wonderful week and may the sun keep shining
    hugs Andrea #55

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  13. Hi there. Thanks for the peek into your creative world. Lovely to get happy mail and I love the Hare image. I need to get cracking with my plants too! Hope you have a great week.

    Neil#27

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  14. So many fab things coming through your letter box this week. Will be watching to see what you're making :-)
    Hugs,
    A x # 39

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  15. Oooohhhh Jan what lovely goodies you have received you are a lucky (but am sure very deserving of )lady!!!! Love it all. Looks like your going to be super busy though. Nothing new there then :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #62

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  16. What a lucky lady you are. I love that hare print, it's gorgeous.
    You really are getting into the quilting, aren't you? I just ordered the fabric for the cot quilt I'm going to make. I just need to get some cuddle soft or minky now. Apparently, I'll be going to C&H fabrics on Saturday, they have a 20% discount sale. I'm off to a Vintage fair in Hartney Witney then to my Godmother's antiques barn in Eversley then finally to C&H!

    Take care

    Jakix

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  17. Happy WOYWW. Lucky you - fan parcels, and the hare print is amazing. Ali x #32

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  18. Hi Jan - Your blog is testament to what a lovely people our crafting community is. Kind words of encouragement, surprise gifts and sharing of all things arty. Warms you heart. Have fun with your treasures Jan. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 33

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  19. Gosh those plants really are looking well bred..lush. Of course people are sending you gifts..what goes around comes around.

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  20. What wonderful presents. My SD would love to play with those. Happy woyww

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  21. What Gorgeous goodies, and projects.
    Happy gardening, you are ahead of me, I must find out the seeds and see what I can sow x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 74

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  22. Ooh lots of lovely happy mail. That hare print is just gorgeous :o)

    Fiona xx

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  23. Hi Jan, what a tease you are ... can't wait to see the finished piece, whatever it is you're working on. Those pressies are lovely too - love the fat quarters and the piece from Diane is just perfect for you. It's going to take you forever to pot up those plugs :))

    Have a great WOYWW and an enjoyable week. Elizabeth x #53

    PS: loved the Sewing Bee finale ... did you agree with the judges decision?

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  24. Gorgeous plants ...lots of work there repotting. I think that spray is such fun ...what a great idea....cant wait to see the reveal.xx58

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  25. you have some lovely fabrics going on there and then look at all that lovely crafting stash how lucky are you
    Happy WOYWW and thank you for sharing your desk
    Ria #60

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  26. Aw lovely gifts and look forward to seeing the surprise revealed! Fab outdoor desk too, reminds me of mum's greenhouse! Take care Zo xx 82

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  27. Love the fabrics. A nail bitter for sure...hmmm...wonder what it could be?! Happy Wednesday! SueC#93

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  28. Wow, you have been lucky with your parcels!
    Karen #64

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  29. Good grief, what a lucky lady! And what a clever idea that collapsible bottle is! Beautiful fabrics again, they never fail to make me want to fan myself.

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  30. teaser, teaser, now you really have me wondering what you are doing and whom it is going too. Looks like I will have to check back later. Lucky you for getting suprizes.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 102

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  31. Isn't it lovely when you receive such great gifts from fellow crafters. Looks as if you will be busy in the garden too. Have a fun week. Linda #122

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  32. Hello LLJ,

    You are well loved! What wonderful presents!!! Even though I don't sew I can't help but look through the fabrics.

    The plants are looking great! Unfortunately here there has been a turn towards colder weather (again) - even had a bit of snow yesterday. Ugh. I'm SO over it!

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

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  33. Hi Jan, I love that Louis Armstrong track. Beautiful gifts there, that print is indeed lovely. As long as the weather stays as it is, I have (medium) high hopes of getting some seeds planted myself this weekend. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #114

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  34. ooh you are a lucky thing, some fabulous gifts (especially like the print).

    Isnt it great that spring is FINALLY here...the grass got its first cut this week!!


    Kyla #118

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  35. Don't you just love "Happy Mail" sure makes a change from bills and Hospital appointments!!! Love the goodies, have fun with them all. Happy WOYWW! Karen 129 x

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  36. How lovely of people to send you such lovely gifts in the snail mail
    Thank you for visiting me already
    Jackie 15

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  37. What a lovely collection of gorgeous goodies, you are a very lucky lady. I especially love the artwork...it is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro xx #131

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  38. Who's been a lucky bunnie (or should I say hare) this week, love the fabrics, busy busy busy. Have a good week
    janet #23

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  39. Pretty colors in the teaser and what lovely goodies to play with! I wish our weather was warm enough here for me to have plugs started. Hopefully this week. Creative Blessings Kelly #123

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  40. You are blessed with such generous friends! Have fun with your gifts and all those nice plants!
    Have a great WOYWW!
    Lisa #10

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  41. Great post! Love all the fabric etc. Just got some raised bed built and hopefully last night was the last freeze so I will be able plant them soon. 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

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  42. Sounds like you really have been very busy.
    You are a lucky lady to get all that happy mail. I love those fat quarters and can just imagine what you can whip up with those.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #17

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  43. Lucky you for receiving such gorgeous gifts. Looking forward to seeing how your plants grow. You wont be able to get up to any mischief while you pot on.
    Sandra @13

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  44. As ever, a feast for the eyes. I always love the colours you pick, I say that week after week, but they just hit me as so RIGHT every time. Lucky you, too, lovely art piece.

    Happy WOYWW!

    MA (8) (so very late this week!)
    Hope you are working on your menu for the crop.... :D

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  45. You packed a lot into your juicy post, LLJ! I enjoyed throes, a tease, generosity by the boatload, and lush green living goodies! Thank you so much! And thank you for the comedy one-liners you are regaling me with!! Have a wonderful, restful week at work! xxoo Darnell #52

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  46. No wonder you admired that artwork, it's gorgeous. But I love your outside desk the most. All that green promise of summer. Lovely.

    Have a great weekend,
    Love Rachel #24

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  47. Happy mail is good mail especially if its a surprise. Garden looks stunning and edible lol
    Bridget #38

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  48. Hello LLJ, I just got back and whilst my infinitely better half was laid on the step dropping his feet into the water, getting belly frost bite from lying there to get the shot, i do believe he got the money shot of the Anthony Gormley @ winchester...and i thought of you... and as I got home to good ol' Derby I regret not calling you whilst we were so close and waiting a while so we might of had coffee.. still tis nearly crop time eh? and he needed to get home and put dry socks on poor love...

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  49. Wow what nice happy mail! Lots to plant so you'll be a busy bee for sure. Have fun! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #98

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  50. First, thanks for welcoming me back. It's nice to know that you and Julia talk about me. After all, I'm sure it was not in vain (or should that be VEIN!!)

    I realize that is all new fabric, but I swear that looked like vintage floral. It is gorgeous and you have a great eye for color.

    Although you had no way of knowing, I used your bunting at Christmas. I wrapped it around the table one of my trees set on. It was fantastic and I got a lot of compliments on it. One person even asked if I made it. Of course, I had to laugh. I sew, I tear fabric, I don't use patterns, I don't measure. Like I said, I laughed.

    I have to agree about the Diana Taylor piece. It is simply STUNNING. I love everything about it, from the composition to the colors she used.

    BTW, your outdoor desk looks rather busy.

    I realize I'm a bit late getting here, but still wanted to wish you a happy belated WOYWW from #7.

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  52. I did the same as you this week, don't know how you escaped under the wire! What a riot on your work desk with so many goodies and lovely stuff. Lots of things in the making and also lots of treats for you and well deserved too. I must confess that I went out and bought sweet peas in pots today... I never had the heart to plant my own this year the way Winter kept it's grip on us.
    hugs Jo x

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  53. Hi Jan
    Very late visiting this week and still no WOYWW from me either!!!! It's great to catch up with everyone though.
    Love all the beautiful things you have on your desk and the amazing gifts you have received too.
    I have been out and bought plug plants too this week. It's so lovely to see a bit of colour in the garden at last.
    Hugs Lisax

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  54. Lovely pressies! And so busy - how do you find time to work at all!!!!
    Hugs
    Debs x

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