THERE'S A PARTY GOING ON RIGHT HERE,
A CELEBRATION TO LAST THROUGHOUT THE YEARS,
SO BRING YOUR GOOD TIMES AND YOUR LAUGHTER TOO,
WE'RE GONNA CELEBRATE YOUR PARTY WITH YOU!
(copyright Kool & the Gang.....to listen, go here)
It's a little known fact that when Julia started this Wednesday party, someone said that it wouldn't last that long anyway....wow, how wrong were they??? Congratulations, me dear ol' mate, on a real achievement! Long may the sharing, creating, love, generosity, peeking, supporting and general madness continue :)
So, the bicentennial deskery:
I'm making another knitting needle case for someone and she asked for pinks, pastels and lilac....so, Sue H, I hope you like this selection! I'll get on with it upon my return from Wales where my brother, DH and I shall be decorating and prepping my dad's sheltered accommodation flat prior to his moving in....
I'm also going to make a zipped bag for Sue to put her cable and circular needles in, so off I trotted to my little local wool shop. Upon asking for a 7" zip, Ruth the owner, produced a whole handful and asked if I'd like the lot for a knockdown price! It was so knockdown that I haggled upwards, if you know what I mean :)
A zippy rainbow! So I'm going to use them to make small makeup type bags and send them to anyone who could use them for charity! It'll bust my stash as well...win-win-win!
I also did some sequin crafting with my mate Sue...she had been to Hobbycraft, you see......
I am Sue's Teaching Assistant at school...she has a lot to put up with me!! We spent a lovely couple of hours crafting while putting the world to rights :)
It was very therapeutic stabbing pins into polystyrene...good for relieving tension, lol!!
Ok....only log bloggers/tomboys should proceed any further!!!
Confession time: I stole a tree last week. Bad LLJ....actually, I didn't so much steal it as help a neighbour with an arboreal problem....they'd had a hawthorn hedge and couple of trees cut down and the wood was going to head for a bonfire..so I was cheeky and they were more than happy for my lads to get the wood back to our garden!
A gurt pile of wood....
"I'm the King of the Castle...."
But we quickly realised that a band saw and axe were not going to be enough to cope with that amount of wood! So we bought a chain saw...oh, yeah baby, vrrooom, vrrrooom. All four of us had a go at that and at splitting logs too.
LLJ in her element! You see, I've never been a manicured, neatly turned out sorta gal. Once a tomboy, always a chainsaw wielding, covered in sawdust woman! My dear old mum always said that I used to go out to play looking fairly respectable and come back looking as if I'd been dragged through a hedge....grin!! I haven't changed :)
I was pretty good once I got my eye in....
But my son was awesome!!
And this is what 2 days hard work looks like....
Now THAT was satisfying!! Free fuel for the end of the year :)
Have a great week, y'all!