Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WOYWW 411

HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH....

LOOK!! Don't rub your eyes in disbelief.....they are not deceiving you!

Ladies and Gentlemen, there is craft on LLJ's table.

I repeat, there is craft on LLJ's.....yeah, you get the picture.

I had a good riffle through my fat quarters box to find some fabrics for Lynda's doggy bandanna that she wants for Isla, her young dog. Even more amazingly, I found the cardboard template....

It may be battered but it's seen some action, I can tell you!

And it still works! Woohoo :-D I haven't forgotten how to do it either (always a relief)  I'll show the finished bandannas when Lynda's had them.

This is the yarn on my table ready to be put away:
A belated Mother's Day prezzy from Son No 1! He had great fun in the shop picking colours that he thought would appeal. He was right, I love them all and will have fun making something with them. The little pot is full of beads and pretty things - you could buy a pot and fill it with whatever you liked apparently. I knew his early years training in how to fill a Woolworth's Pick and Mix pot to maximise the sweetie quotient would stand him in good stead :-)  We had a lovely couple of days with him and DiL-to-be before they had to return for work...Son no 2 is still here so I can spoil him for a couple more weeks!

Talking about being spoilt, this arrived from my great friend Lynne - I had no idea it was coming and was completely bowled over by it. Lynne sent an explanation with it as well:
OMG, I absolutely love it! I can take things off to make up a brooch or whatever I want as all the elements have lobster claw findings. There is so much meaning to each item - I have to admit it made me cry. What a beautiful and unique way to sum up our long friendship. I know Lynne reads this blog so would like to thank her publicly for this - there will be deskers all around the world who'll admire this, not only for the contents but the reasons behind it.  I think she's onto something here, don't you?

I am a lucky girl.

Have a great week everyone and hopefully there's be a little more desk action  to share next week xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

37 comments:

  1. Wow... crafting chez LLJ again... love the pick'n'mix training - great choices of wool too! Love your gift from Lynne - truly beautiful. Helen #??

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  2. me again.. can you link me if Julia doesn't put the post up before I go to work in the next few minutes?? Thanks!!

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  3. Beautiful gift from your friend Lynne and lovely collection of wools. An eye for colour must be genetic. Have a lovely week.
    sandra de (waiting to link up).

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  4. It's good to see you sewing my friend. I love your yummy yarns....your boy knows you well. As for your gift from Lynne....it's stunning. So thoughtful and heart felt.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  5. Wo0 Hoo a craft desk in action, that must make you soooo happy. You have certainly trained your boys well, those yarns are lovely. I had to laugh at Wooly's pick n mix, don't you miss that treat??
    Your beautiful gift from Lynne is stunning, no wonder you were emotional.
    Have a great week in your beautiful part of the world.
    Hugs Lisa x

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  6. Wow - what a lovely gift, so thoughtful. Nice to see you're getting back to the sewing machine - the doggie will look very smart in his new bandana.
    Bernice #2

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  7. What an extra ordinairy gift, full of meaning, very well thought through. Happy WOYWW Vicky #4

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  8. There is indeed craft ... and LOTS of it - HUZZAH!! Fab projects too

    Happy WOYWW

    Kathyk
    #7

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  9. Bet you feel great being able to get those creative fingers wrapped around some sewing projects.LOVE that jewellery gift. Have you see latest TH jewellery? Lots of fastenings that are easy to loosen and recombine.Have a great rest of week!

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  10. That is a fabulous gift from your friend - not only beautiful but thoughtful and meaningful too. Love the yarns your son chose - what a great eye for colour he has, I'm drooling over the pink, purple and yellow one. I've just finished a jigsaw by John Powell who uses the most vibrant colours in his paintings of flowers and gardens and I'm in a very vibrant frame of mind - I don't know if that will translate into arty crafty stuff, but I'm yearning for that wool! Lovely to see you sewing again and turning out some couture dressed doggies.
    Have a great week,
    Hugs, Diana xx #6

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  11. Great to see your desk back up and running. What a moving and practical gift from your friend. Loved the tote that you made for Julia too - very patriotic. Happy WOYWW Sarah #11

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  12. Hi Jan, So glad you have crafting on your desk.

    What a fab gift from Lynne.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #4

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  13. That is one gorgeous gift. Pleased to see your desk getting some action too. Have a lovely crafty week and happy woyww, Angela x16x

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  14. O WOW! The gift has stunned me into silence! O WOW!
    Christine #17

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  15. Hi Jan, your gift is fabulous- what a wonderful surprise. Good to see you are crafting again :-) I am pleased to have managed to get back to WOYWW after a long absence - life you know! Hugs Anne x #21

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  16. Follow that!!! What a splendid gift, no not splendid, marvellous. OK Splendidly Marvellously Fabulous!
    Love it, and to have such a lot of things on all with meaning and tied up in a long friendship - can imagine any recipient would cry at a gift like that from a true friend.
    Almost forgot, you are crafting - good for you, nice to see you back in the sewing mood - now I need to find that fabric I sorted for that tote you were going to make me. Ahem, now where is it?
    Sugru is a moldable medium that sets kind of hard but still remains flexible. Used it on our iPad chargers where they kept parting from the rubber after Julia first mentioned it.
    Does the gin house do afternoon teas? Sounds good - hic!
    Hugs, Neet (also known as Hicky) xx 22

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  17. Happy WOYWW. Crafty stuff on your desk! Love that yarn - such bright colours. Gin place in Llandeilo (which happens to be hubby's favourite town, and he keeps talking about moving there!). If it can be on a day that hubby can drive me there (and then disappear off to ride a bike), then I would love to join in. Could be a Carmarthenshire-WOYWW meet up! There used to be a very nice yarn shop there too - but haven't been for ages. Ali x #5

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  18. Hiya Jan, oh my, that bracelet is amazing. What a beautiful way to mark a friendship. Not surprised you were in tears. Liking the sound of that Ginhause! Right up my street, lol. I never cease to be amazed how excited I get when I find the things I want without too much difficulty, I see I'm not alone, lol. All is well here, still waiting for MRI date, should be in the next couple of weeks. Love and hugs to you all, Shaz XxXx

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  19. Yippee! Your sewing again, Jan - oh happy day :) And that is going to be one very fashionable wee doggie. So pleased you found your template so quickly after moving - knowing my luck it would have been at the bottom of the very last box I looked in :( Love the red/white heart fat quarter. You have trained your son well. Those balls of yarn are gorgeous - lovely mix of colours - and I don't think he could have got one more bead in the pot. The chatelaine is just fabulous and a wonderfully thoughtful keepsake to treasure. I love that your friend has thought very carefully about every charm - everything is very personal to you. Have a very happy week in your sewing room. Hugs, Elizabeth x #23

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  20. Jan, you are too kind. I didn't want to make you cry! I love that No 1 son bought you wool for Mother's day. I like the blue and green one best. I can just imagine him filling up a pick n' mix bag!

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  21. The gifts are all lovely but the thought that went into each one is what makes you realise how much your family and friends know and love you. It made me shed a wee tear as well! Catriona

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  22. I smile every time I see that strawberry fabric. The piece you gave me ended up in two different projects for friends and I have a little of it in some patchwork here too. Hope you're having a great day x

    Fiona #26

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  23. Yay for the sewing and the cardboard template. Super gift to, every changeable too. As for the lyrics, still debating which particular song you had in mind???

    BJ#13 back from the dentist, still numb and trying to fill time before being allowed lunch, but not until after 2pm!!

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  24. Lovely to see you crafting.
    The yarns are fabulous and the gift from Lynne is amazing.
    Have a super week.
    Toni xx

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  25. ahhh, so grand to see Lunch Lady Jan, nothing like getting back to the machine and feeding it through and it turns out aright.. wow!! joy! little bandannas coming again.

    Love the chatelaine's piece too how amazing indeed , a work of love for thirty years of friendships an blessing indeed!
    off to bed here,
    Hugs, Shaz.x #28 I think..

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  26. Lots of yummys. Yes, appears as if Son #1 learned well. Can I borrow him? LOL Showed hubby the pictures of the kites. They look like a cross between a hawk and a Golden Eagle that we have here in the states. And we're both in love with the dragon.

    Creative Blessings! Kelly #29

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  27. What an awesome gift - and it has so much meaning for you! Now that is a good friend! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #35

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  28. Yay! Craft! lol
    Your fabrics are stunning - and that wool is so bright and beautiful!
    Lucky, lucky you - what a wonderful gift to receive :)

    Bubbles #27

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  29. thats lovely fabric and your present is stunning,

    Happy WOYDWD lilian #34

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  30. :)I was grinning from ear to ear Jan, you make me smile on a regular basis and the gifts are fun too. ~Stacy #32

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  31. What a lovely gift your friend sent you! Thank you for sharing it and the meaning for each item. #38

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  32. OMG! What a truly amazing gift from Lynn! And I'm glad your crafting again! Have a fabulous week!
    -K #31

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  33. Wow!! What a totally beautiful gift from Lynn. Each little treaure given such thought and totally perfect for you Jan - what a real work of art. Glad you are back ready to get stitchy - love that little heart fabric. xx Jo

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  34. Fabulous to see you're able to craft again. My little rabbit heart still hangs off the handle if my sideboard where I see it everyday. What an amazing gift, clearly because you are an amazing friend. Cara x

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  35. If you mean the owl on the windowsill its carved out of a lump of wood lilian B

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  36. Hi Jan, thank you for your lovely comment. I am continuing with the RNLI fundraising (there will be an up date on my blog Friday).
    I am always very grateful for whatever folk are generous enough to donate.
    Toni xx

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  37. Wow, that ball of yarn (is it wool? I'm assuming, maybe not?) in the bright lolly pink, purple and yellow is almost exactly like one I bought just yesterday! I'll try and remember to post a pic (next woyww) so you can see! I'm going to combine it with black :)
    Good to see your sewing is back in action again :)
    RosA # 25 (maybe. I've forgotten already)

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