Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

WOYWW 210

(click for some good toe tapping rock and roll!)

I love that track!  I chose it because of this...
and these....
and these....
and this....
It's a quilt made by kids at my school a couple of years back..hand batiked and joined together by a TA. It was hanging on the wall, but then got taken down and was due to be recycled...so I grabbed it! (I did ask first, being a good girl!) It came up lovely after a wash and has gone with the others to the Women's Refuge. I met with Mary, the liaison lady, and handed all the goodies over..I can't tell you how thrilled she was at the generosity of the WOYWWers. Thank you all again. xx
More Sirdar Baby Crofter Double Knitting...it's going to be a shrug for a little snuggler and not a bikini for yours truly...grin!  Although I can make YOU one if you like ;-)

A couple more ATCs landed on my doorstep..the Typewriters from Bella and the gorgeous birds and butterflies from Elizabeth (Silverscrapper)...Thank You, girls, they're lovely!

And finally, there's not much on my desk this week because I was down in Wales doing family stuff..just me and Mr LLJ... it was good to have some proper time together helped by the amazing weather.  Here is a shot of me that I actually don't mind....
8pm, blue skies, tide just on the turn, walking with Ma Honey...it was fab!

Have a great week, y'all :-)

47 comments:

  1. ah Lunch lady Jan what a fab happy post again.. WOYWW does cheer your heart and love the banner material and the tutti fruity blanket too wonderful those things going to valued cause!

    And thanks so mcuh for your beach view so good to see someone else's too just lovely.. and looks summery too! and yes do like it, that cute little sundress well worth it!! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #no number yet!

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  2. Toe tapping music to enjoy all those colorful fabrics you showed. Makes my heart sing. Of course, I was ready to tap my foot to "ma honey," too. Glad you and Mr LLJ have found time for each other. So rare these days.

    Happy WOYWW from #21.

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  3. Your bunting is bright and colourful and makes me smile (a bit like you!) and I'm sure the recipient is going to love it :o)

    Fiona xx

    PS Nobody has ever called me elegant in my life!

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  4. Love your bunting, so fresh.
    Karen #49

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  5. great looking post today! Love all those bright prints! Great pic from Wales. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

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  6. Oooh Jan I love that tutti frutti fabric (and the song. Fab ATCs there, too. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

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  7. What a lovely set of fabrics, especially the floral hearts. And that quilt. Fancy wanting to recycle it. they could have at least have drawn lots amongst the children who made it. I'm glad you rescued it so it can live on doing good to someone else. have a great week. Kate x #62

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  8. Wonderful desk this week, the colours are gorgeous and the wool knits up so nicely. I'm glad you rescued the quilt I felt my self go oh no when you said it was being discarded.
    Have a crafty week.
    Lynn 67

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  9. Gorgeous bright fabrics on your desk today Jan. We were in Wales at the beach on Sunday too :-) ....could have done with a bikini too cos the weather was fab but if you're gonna knit me one I will wait til I've lost rather more weight so you don't need quite so much wool :-)
    Hugs,
    A x # 51

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  10. Fabulous fabrics! Glad you got a good break at the beach whilst you were there... you look great! Helen 13

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  11. I think, as you were with your husband, it was a bit rude of you to go walking with some random Irish guy, but I do agree..wonderful photo of you on your beach. Can't believe the school were going to 'recycle' that fab quilt, it's wonderful!

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  12. So glad you rescued the quilt - it's stunning! Great ATCs and a lovely holiday pic - sounds like Wales as the place to be last week!
    Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
    no. 3

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  13. Loving the tutti frutti fabrics, looks lush. Great pic of you too and I'm thrilled we were able to help the Refuge just a little bit cos every penny/iten helps I know. Take care Zo xx 29

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  14. I love the dragonfly fabric even more now that you have made bunting from it. You always find such gorgeous fabrics. I was expecting to see you wearing a knitted bikini in the photo (he he). The beach looks so inviting, especially as it's pouring with rain here.
    Have a great week.
    Von #21

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  15. Dragonfly fabric and the green bordered quilt caught my eye as I scanned your blog - such lovely creations - Happy WOYWW... Mxx #25

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  16. Such lovely crafting projects you've been busy . Happy woyww . Jill #28

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  17. I LOVE your bunting - beautiful fabrics and such vibrant colours. I heard you were in Winchester on Monday and met my friend Jane! I've got my spies everywhere! Hope you have a great week
    Diana x

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  19. Fabulous crafting, colours and design, they are all so happy and Summery x
    Glad you had a lovely time away too :)
    Have a Beautiful week WOYWW Heather #81

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  20. Tutti Frutti indeed! Totally perfect for those yummy fabrics! Have a GREAT week with Mr LLJ :)


    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (2)

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  21. Love the colours you have chosen in the bunting and that pic is pretty darn good. Love it when we actually get a decent photo and it should go viral via woyww.
    Sandra @104

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  22. The song is perfect for those wonderful funky fabrics...I love them. Make the most of the photo showing wonderful summery weather, never know when it's going to happen again!! Pam#26

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  23. Such a prettty quilt you rescued and donated! I love the materials you shared too. Such happy and bright in feel. Great that so many could make things for such a worthy cause! Enjoy the day! Winnie#79

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  24. Love the song! Love the colors of those fabrics!! Good job rescuing the quilt! May I ask which beach? We're heading over in Oct., looking for cool sites to visit.

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  25. Well done for rescuing that quilt, Jan it's gorgeous, far too nice to be recycled. Love the tutti frutti colours too. Summer has definitely arrived at the house of fabric this week.
    Well done for having some down time in Wales, the weather looks beautiful, as do you of course.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #105

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  26. Thanks for showing us your Tutti Frutti (there is no law against it is there!!!) Loved the sunny holiday pic - hope you had a fab chill out time. x jo

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  27. How wonderful that you were able to rescue that quilt and then give it somewhere where it can be used.
    Love your ATC's really pretty
    Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

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  28. Hi Jan, glad you had a lovely break, that really is a nice piccie of you. I didn't think bikini when I saw the shrug, I thought you were knitting bunting, rofl!Pleased about the stuff for the Refuge,- I know its a way off yet, but maybe we could do something for Christmas for them? Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #36 xxx

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  29. All the tutti fruity fabric just makes me happy looking at it! And I love the beautiful scene you are standing in there! It's amazing how far-reaching the goodwill and charity is of the WOYWWer's. Wow! So awesome! Well, I have finally finished my fabric ATCs for the anniversary, and after I make the envelopes I'll be popping yours in the mail young lady! (I know, I'm a bit late, but they are so fun to make). Hugs to you soul sister! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #103

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  30. what a beautiful wall quilt! I am new to woyww and it looks like a lot of fun. A diverse set of crafty, talented ladies for sure. Enjoy your holiday!

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  31. Wonderful way to spend a few days - well done - and the weather was just gorgeous for you! Thsat wall hanging is beautiful - as is the bunting.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #67

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  32. Hi Jan, I watched the video all the way through and those dancers were terrific, were they not? Wish I could bop like that :)) I can't believe the wall hanging was going to be recycled, it's a work of art. Great post and great photos ... especially the one of yourself on the beach. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #78

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  33. It's me again. I just read your comment and I think I gasped so hard I sucked up all the air in the room--you sent me a Mollie Makes? I am so excited! Today, the day of the dreaded dental visit, won't be so bad afterall with such a sweet thing to look forward to!!! Hugs!!

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  34. Lovely fabrics Jan. Love the quilt as well. Good that you rescued it. Lovely photo - that sounds like something I would say. 'That photo of me is ok - you can show it' :-) mainly hate them all though. Happy WOYWW Anne x #75

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  35. Hi Jan - I knew your bunting would be gorgeous! MMx #43

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  36. Wow Jan!! Those fabrics are wonderful, such bright cheerful colours, just what's needed on this dull dreary day. So glad you had blue skies where you are!

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  37. Gorgeous bright fabrics there. I love the photo of you in the sun! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

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  38. Hi LLJ
    love the fabrics. I had to smile at the thought of you in a mini knitted bikini, he he
    janet #35

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  39. I'm so pleased you were able to save that quilt. You've done wonderful things for that refuge. Great picture of you n the sands. In response to why am I sewing the outside of my picture first...I find the outer bit the worst, most tedious part and I find it best to do it first so I have the impetus to do it as quick as possible so I can get on with the colour work. If I left it til last, I'd procrastinate like a mofo and it would never get finished. Not that any of my designs seem to be getting finished at the moment! Was good to see you and Julia on Monday. Thanks for popping by, have a great week - Lucy #33 x

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  40. Glad you had some time away with your hubby. Beautiful ocean view!
    Hope you have a great WOYWW!
    Lisa #125

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  41. Lovely photo of you, LLJ! You look fresh-faced and dewy and I'm so delighted you got some time away with your lovebug to such a fantastic place!! I love all your tutti-fruiti fabrics, your wee knitting, and your fab ATCs!!

    Have a wonderful week! xxoo Darnell #61

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  42. That was a marvelous thing you did for the women's shelter. Those bright colors are bound to cheer up any woman or child that uses it. Glad to hear you had fun traveling with your husband - blessings!

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  43. Such lovely bright colours, but I swear I thought you were knitting bunting loL!! Glad you had good weather in Wales
    hugs
    Debs #100

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  44. Sorry for being late ....I have barely visited any one ...back side forward and upside down ....love that photo of you btw.
    What a sin it would have been if that gorgeous quilt had been recycled ...needs to be treasured by someone ...not tossed away.xx

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  45. Hi llj
    Glad you liked the Friday smile photo.
    Janet

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  46. I am late doing my rounds... apologies! Love those juicy colours you have going on there and the quilt, more juicy colours! It must be summer!! Great photo of you down in Wales too! Annette #7

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  47. Lovely Lovely colours, still wishing I had a machine, and then I'd sew for England! (or do a lot of unpicking!) Thanks for my snoop, have a great crafting week! HaPpY LaTe WoYwW
    ((Lyn)) #51

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