For Fun and Friendship

For Fun and Friendship

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

WOYWW 373

THIS OLD HOUSE WAS HOME AND COMFORT....

My house has sold! It took less than two weeks and has been bought by a youngish family with two little skippity girls - I know you shouldn't care about who buys your house really but the fact that it's a family has made me happy, it's been a great home for us and hopefully will be for them too. But we may be out by end Aug/early Sept, so the next few weeks are going to be full on - I suspect you may not see me around for a while.

I needed to do some mindless crafting while my brain was whizzing about different things, so I found the Moda charm pack I bought in the sale and, after being inspired by Wipso's lovely little quilt last week, set to placing the squares in a pleasing fashion.
They're such pretty and summery fabrics - I really enjoyed being immersed in colour therapy! I'll make a small quilt and then decide what to do with it!

I do love charm packs - they make life so easy. If I had to pick my own fabrics out in a quilting shop, I'd find it hard as there's almost too much choice. I find that working with limited resources sometimes makes you have to think a bit harder.
Anyway, now the rows are ready, they're perfect for when I have 30 mins to zone out!

Two daft pics to finish on - the first is especially for Helen (Stamping by H), who is another Outlander fan. We found this street name while wandering around Cirencester last week!
A reference for Outlander geeks - ooh, he was a proper bad 'un! Booo, hisssss...........

The second pic I've snaffled from the blog of Darnell, who is on her Grand Day Out crafting tour of the UK! As I mentioned last week, Julia and I were heading off to meet her. We started talking at 4pm and were still going strong at 10 - isn't it fab when you already have a strong bond through this wonderful world of desking?  Darnell's pic is much better than mine:


(l-r: Me, Fiona (Staring at the Sea), Darnell, Julia and Morti (Mad Ramblings)

Lolol!! I think Julia looks very roguish, don't you! Think I need to go for some waxing though :-)  Goodness, we had fun and talked about everything under the sun. Thank you so much for inviting us down, Darnell - it was a privilege to meet you!

Have a great week everyone xxx

41 comments:

  1. Pretty little blanket you will be making and that is a great picture of you all with your mustaches on looks like a fun time and Julia does look very rogue-ish plus you look like some of the hipsters that live by me

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  2. I homed in on the fact that you have sold your house.Gosh!That's a HUGE thing to be going through.
    Yes crafting does help settle the mind.We are having small renovation at the moment and making things has definitely helped.LOVE that pic!!

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  3. Thank you for the street sign! The pic of you all in your tash's is fab!! Julia looks so much better than I imagined. Hurrah for crafty meet ups. Congrats on selling the house, that was quick (but from what I've seen it is a lovely house) good luck with finding somewhere to move to! Helen #?

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  4. Ooh that was quick! Where are you thinking of moving to?
    Looks like a great day and Julia looks very dapper ☺

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  5. That was a quick sale - well done you! Can understand you caring who moves in. Just one thing, please do not leave us even for a week or two as you will be so so missed. Can understand you will be mega busy but we could have shots of the diminishing craft room.
    Love the quilt you have done and I love the photo of you all wearing your 'tashes'!

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    1. Forgot to send Hugs and my number 5 xxx

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  6. What a lovely collection of fabrics - that will be such a pretty little quilt when done.
    Congrats on selling your house - now it is all 'full steam ahead'.
    Great photo of the gang in their 'tashes' - Julia does look very dapper.
    Toni xx

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  7. Congrats on the speedy sale of your house.

    Your desk and pix look fab, having met Darnell myself I can completely understand why you had such fun, she really IS a hoot and a half!

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    #7

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  8. Hi Jan, I so love the colours in the quilt.

    So glad you got to meet with Darnell and you all have a fun time. Did you know you had a caterpillar on your upper lip in the photo?;)

    Well done for selling your house so quickly. Have you bought another?

    Hope you have a happy WOYWW
    Sue #9 (Well I was just now:))

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  9. Wow two weeks is fast. Pretty fabrics. What a fun looking group. I am sure you had a great time. Friends are the best. Peg #8

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  10. Always love to see those lovely fabric pieces of yours while the are in the "preliminary phase" (they all go together so lovely ♥ ) And those moustached ladies are a beautiful sight... I sure bet you all had a lovely time!!
    MiSchra ♥

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  11. Congratulations on the sale of your house- how exciting! Lovely fun photo of your meet up - a chat and a laugh = best thing ever! Soojay 13

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  12. Great news about your house Jan!! That photo is brilliant - what a day you had! xxxJo

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  13. Hi Jan. Congratulations on the house sale. Wish my mum's would sell so quickly. She is hoping to move back to Midlands to be nearer my my brother and me. Love your photo of your visit with Darnell, She is such fun isn't she. Do you have another property to move into. Good luck with everything. Anne x #16

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  14. Those colours are great together. That's what I love about charm packs they mix things you wouldn't yourself necessarily. I still can't believe how quickly your house sold! Have fun deciding on the next one. It was so lovely to see you in Salisbury. Is it really a week ago already?! Glad you like the card x

    Fiona #11

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  15. I'm thrilled that I inspired you Jan and really love the gorgeous fabrics you're using for your quilt. I'm so excited for you on selling the house....you've not said you've found your new dream home though? Fab photo of your bloggy meet....it's sooooo good to see Julia looking so well.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #10

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  16. Oh that's so nice to think you're house will now be home to many more lovely family memories for a new little family. Good luck with all the packing. That quilt is lovely and you're so right about the colour packs - they really help to focus the mind. I struggle when Im in our good old Watson and Thornton to find colour combinations as there are just so many possibilities. Happy crafting, Max #19 :-)

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  17. Fantastic photo of you all - lovely to see Julia looking so well. Can't believe you sold your house so quickly - where are you looking to move to - hope it's closer to Hampshire!! Love the fabric squares, especially the lime green one in the middle - yummy!
    Hugs,
    Diana xxx

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  18. Neet is right. Don't you dare leave us. ME. Xxx

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  19. I love the colours of that fabric, Jan, it looks like a fun project when you need to chill out of moving stresses.
    What a fantastic pic of you all,love it and Julia looks so well, great to see. Sounds like you had a brilliant day.
    Have a good week,
    Hugs Lisax #22

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  20. It is so wonderful to see a picture of you girls and put faces with names! I will never get to meet you as I live over the pond but I feel like I know you all! I'm so happy your house has sold and hope you have a good move!
    Glenda #23

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  21. Those squares are absolutely fun and summery, will make one fab quilt, good luck with the move. Vicky

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  22. Love those fabrics and oh I giggled at your pic with Darnell! Glad you all had fun, I'm just sorry I wasn't well enough to meet up as well. Take care Zo xx 27

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  23. Hiya Jan, love that pic of you all together. I did laugh when I saw it on Darnells blog!Wipso did a great job of that quilt, and so fast! I'd still be cutting out! Happy news about the sale, and it's so nice to feel you are handing it over to someone you liked. Would be horrible if you didn't take to them. I'm totally behind today, someone pinched a day when I wasn't looking, I think. Have the rest of a lovely week, lots of love and huge hugs, see you soon, Shaz xxxxx

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  24. Brilliant photo, bet you all had a great time. Well done at selling the house so quickly so pleased you like the new people, I know it's seems silly but you do bond with houses if you are in them long enough. You are absolutely right what you said about my style, I don't do fussy, life's too short Lol! Thanks for the lovely comment. Have a fun woyww and thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x 14

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  25. LOL, that photo of you ladies rocking those mustaches has made my day! Congratulations on the sale of your house! That was quick! Hope everything goes through smoothly. Have you found yours yet? We put our plans on the back burner for now. I think we're just too picky and we can't seem to find anything as good as where we are now. Love your charm pack all laid out! I really love fabrics as much as you do, even though I don't sew! There's just something irresistible about them! Enjoy your week! zsuzsa #28

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  26. Ha, ha, ha! You make quite a motley crew with those whimsical and cleverly selected mustaches. I love the summery colors and patterns you combined for the quilt you're working on, and hope to see the finished product. Blessings, my friend!

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  27. lovely tags, hugs, donna #40

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  28. Oh my goodness...you all are rocking the staches!! Love it! And I don't know why, but patchwork squares just make me happy. I am not the best at sewing them together for some reason...but I love it anyway. I'm attempting to do a patchwork curtain from white vintage linens. So we'll see. But your little quilt is already gorgeous. And your house! What!! That is exciting that you not only got your sale, but that you have the peace of knowing a family will continue to create happy memories there. I hope you have a fresh new exciting place planned. I joke with my hubby all the time about this new area, not too far from us, where they've built a housing community that is just for 55+. It is literally just a row of houses. I am 55, hubby is 54, so I tell him, "they've almost got my house ready!" I just wonder what that is all about. Why do you have to be 55? Are they going to mow the lawns for you, etc? I don't know. But hubby takes care of things, so I hope to stay here a while longer! So happy for you though. Hugs and love...your soul sister across the pond. Sandy Leigh #32

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  29. Oh Lordy, I love that photo!! How brilliant is that!!!!! I am so glad you guys were able to get together and enjoy each others crafty company! I would so love to do that with some of the crafters here in the States! Ok, Im am a HUGE Outlander fan and I would probably have shot that sign had I seen it on the street somewhere! LOLOLOL Not really, but you get the idea! LOLOL Lovely quilt makings for sure! I don't quilt, but I love them. I go to antique fairs to find quilts and have made out quite a few times with some lovely quilts. The colors in the squares here are so sweet! Thanks for sharing with us today! Congrats on the house sell and good luck for the hunt! Blessings, Felicia #37

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  30. Congrats on the sale of your house in such a relatively short time! And best wishes for an easy and uneventful move. Great little squares! They definitely are cheerful. I just LOVE the photo of all you! So great to put faces to names even if everyone is so rugged. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #30

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  31. Congrats on the sale of your house. It's always so happy to have it sold and exciting, but at the same time a bit harrowing. Good luck with your move. The quilt layout is beautiful and will be lovely upon completion. I find fabric patterns too overwhelming, but think nothing of it on paper. Love the photo!! I think you all get razors for Christmas - ha. Blessings, LisaDV #35

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  32. That's good news about your house selling -- congratulations. I don't think it's silly at all being glad about the family who is buying it. Love all the pretty happy fabric pieces for your quilt and the fun mustache picture. Happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #33

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  33. Fabulous Material! Love that photo, I think every desker should have one on her desk, just to remind us who's in charge!!! lol
    Take care
    Christine

    aka Bishopsmate #43

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  34. You've done a lovely layout of your cheery fabrics, Jan, and I just love the name: charm pack! It was fun to see that photo again since I blogged it; made me laugh all over again! We did have a fabulous time! All the best with the house move and don't forget to send me your new address (nearby to Julia!) when the time comes!! Hugs, Darnell

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  35. Too funny you referenced Outlander! I have a journal spread this week inspired by it. I loved the books, and the series has been quite good. I love the quilt start, and Super Gratz on selling you house so quickly. Over here that would be a miracle. Good luck with the packing/moving! Have a great week.
    -K #45

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  36. Hi Jan,
    Congrats on the sale of your home! I might be right behind you..... we'll see if my potential buyer qualifies for financing. Then hopefully on to the new place - and best of all, I will have a designated craft room! Woo hoo.

    Love the pic. You are right about Julia - she looks ready for business with the one eyebrow raised!

    Hugs,
    Kay

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  37. How exciting about your move! Good luck with all the packing up!Ali #47

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  38. Love the look on Julia's face...priceless! I would be happy with a family buying our home when we decide to give it up. It's been such a happy place for all of us. Good luck with the move.

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  39. Great news about the house sale. Fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly for you. Love the quilt you are making. Darnell is so lovely isn't she. I felt so bad that I had to leave after lunch with her on Wednesday, but meds wipe me out these days, otherwise I would have loved to spent the afternoon chatting. Cara x

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  40. What a fab group! congrats on the house selling so quickly. Sounds as if the sale was meant to be. You will be very busy in the coming weeks and we'll be sending you tons of energy. Love the charm pack. After you mentioned choices I had to wonder if that is why we buy paper packs. One of those things that make you go 'Hmmm.' Creative Blessings! Kelly #36

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