Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WOYWW 415

THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND....

Hello lovely deskers around the world - hope you've had a good week! There hasn't been much crafting going on here again, although there has been fun in the JanCave Mk2 :-D


My friend Lynne came to stay for a few days - she has recently joined WOYWW as Lynnecrafts, so pop along and say hello if you can!  Lynne and I have known each other for a very long time (34 years to be exact!), she and her husband have been great and loyal mates to me and Mr LLJ and, do you know what? We still chat away happily, there's never any silences :-D 


From the other end of the table, so you can see experience the full deskiosity! Lynne was helping me out by drawing around the circle template for some ornaments I'm going to make. It was lovely having someone to chat to while I was mending some clothes!  Lynne had brought some jewellery with her that she was going to make a necklace/chatelaine with for a party she's going to soon:


A little light extra internet bead shopping may have occurred at this point :-D

Lynne also bought me some really fab postcards by a photographer she's stumbled across in France - Nicolas Ughetto:


He's a wonderful landscape photographer (see here) As well as some amazing wildlife pics, he's played around with the printing which I love - the top left is my favourite, I could live with that on my wall!  Lynne bought me a hare triptych which I'll show another time.  We had a great few days and visited The Ginhaus in Llandeilo again - it's getting to be a habit :-D

I'll leave you with a couple more pics of my home town harbour. G and I decided we didn't want to sit down all evening so went for a walk and spent ages watching things go on down there....


The RNLI crew had been out practising....


The tide was going out and the sun was setting...


It was a still evening, we spent about three hours just watching the world turn.

ATC anniversary next week, I really must pull my finger out and get some made!!

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sunset!! Looks like you had great fun with Lynne, what a surprise (!) that you chatted a lot.... love the postcards she brought you. Helen #?

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  2. How lovely to enjoy time with special friends....life should be filled with days like that. Gorgeous photos of the harbour.....happy memories 😀
    Hugs,
    Annie x #14

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  3. Arrrgggghhh - comment 2 - lost the first one :-) Looks like a lot of fun was had with your friend!!! I envy you the harbour and being able to wander there and watch the world go by. Super photos. Love the postcards. would love to swap with you for WOYWW anniversary next week. Anne x #10

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  4. It's time I had a chatty crafty house visit with some of my friends. On Saturday there are about 12 of us descending on one of our craft group members to do a stitched Inchies session.
    Normally there are three of us who get together from time to time over lunch, craft and chat and it's so nice.
    Glad you had a lovely time
    Lynn 12 xx

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  5. I know who the friend is now you showed us a chatelaine she made you a few weeks back. Lucky you having a friend like Lynne who knows what you like (and will like). Those postcards are absolutely fantastic but I think I could live with any one of them on a wall.
    Your own photos are worthy of hanging on a wall, especially the last one. What a gorgeous picture. T'other half was well impressed too.
    Have a lovely week
    Hugs, Neet 13 xx

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  6. Crafting with a friend is so much fun. Those turquoise beads of hers are gorgeous, as are the postcards. Sarah #17

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  7. What a lovely thing to have such a long time friend.Those long friendships are wonderful aren't they? Someone you can just be yourself with, and have loads in common with. Love yours and Lynne's creations are fab! Enjoy the rest of the week.
    Judy # 8

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  8. Looks like you had a lot of fun with Lynne. It's always fun crafting with friends isn't it. Those cards are beautiful, really unusual.
    I reckon you should be employed by the Welsh tourist board, it looks so beautiful in your neck of the woods. It must be so nice just to be able to watch the world go by on an evening, like being on permanent holiday.
    Enjoy
    Hugs Lisax #19

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  9. Hi Jan, Glad you had your friend visiting. Crafting is definitely better with friends.

    Lovely postcards.

    Really lovely photos.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #18

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  10. Nothing better than crafting with a friend and having a natter. Love those pics of your harbour.... what a gorgeous place to stroll around. I can see those postcards lending themselves to craft very easily.... stunning.
    sandra de @3

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  11. Stunning photographs :)
    You all be careful with that internet bead shopping - it's a dangerous hobby lol. BUT don't forget to pop over to AliExpress for some very inexpensive beads and findings :)
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Bubbles #22
    http://patchworkapples.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/woyww-415.html

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  12. Happy WOYWW. Wonderful photos - of friendship and the seaside. It is a shame that you are not more local. We could do with you in our local WI. We are having a stall at a local market in August and need to get stuff made to sell. I have offered to do something with paper/card, whilst others are sewing and baking. As usual, we are short on volunteers - why do so few do the majority of the work in any group?! Ali x #23

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  13. Hiya Jan, sounds like you had a fab time with Lynnes visit. Those postcards are amazing, I agree. Your weather looks to have been glorious- we had a nice day Saturday, the odd shower even though the forecast said none- but since then it's just rained. My new plants are loving it though! Lots of love and huge hugs to you both, Shaz XxXx

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful photos! I love lighthouses so it's great to see a different one especially with the lifeboat in the shot too. The sunset looks terrific. It looks like a wonderful place you're living in. Glad you had fun with your friend. It looks like you're having a great time crafting together. The postcards look beautiful too.

    If you're swapping extra ATCs please put me down to share. I'd love to swap with you.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #29

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  15. Hi Lunch lady Jan, ditto here on needing to get some atcs made ... but trouble is it is down the list a bit...will get done prob next Monday :D seen of my few brusho coloured papers i think might use as base .. time will tell.
    love your sea vies sunsets are gorgeous, aren't they?? lovely indeed to have a friend for that long.. stickable ones. :D
    Thanks so much for sharing your desk and happy WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #27

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  16. Lovely to see you again, and thank you for visiting and leaving a comment :)
    Gorgeous photos!!
    Claire xx no. 25

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  17. Lovely to see you enjoying time with your friend. Cara x

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  18. What a great WOYWW TFS xx Jan

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  19. Watching the world turn with that view sounds awesome! So nice to have such a great friend visiting! Have fun (as if I have to tell you that!) Thanks for sharing, Lindart #33

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  20. I recognize that lyric from the Golden Girls!!! Love these photos...and I'm with you on not-much-crafting-going-on. What is it? Is there something in the air? Just weird that lately I've been doing everything but crafting, and I've been out of the house a lot. But I think once I get the crafty corner cleaned out a bit more and maybe downsized with stuff I'm storing that I'll probably never get to...I'll be back on an embroidery or paper project or two. Hugs!!! Sandy Leigh #34

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  21. Oh such fab pics today Jan - I think I need a new camera! xx Jo

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  22. It was brilliant seeing you both. Your sunsets are wonderful, too!
    #37

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  23. I, too, recognize the lyric! We usually have that show on when we go to bed. Great for putting us to sleep since we know every show. I'm finally back to crafting a bit. Gotta get caught up on some stuff. And I LOVE your pictures! Thanks for sharing those! Have a great week!
    Carol N. #31

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  24. Hi Jan, looks like you've been having a nice time together. Loving your postcards and the photos. I will try to tidy my box up again before next week but I can't promise Lol! Not sure how much more it can stand! Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww. Angela x 15 x

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  25. OOOH So many fun shots, love the smiles, post cards and landscapes esp the last one with the curve. very cool Jan :)

    ~Stacy #35

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  26. It is so nice to share a craft day with a friend especially when you enjoy the same crafts.
    Monica #30

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  27. I'm so glad you had such a lovely visit with Lynne. And thank you for sharing your wonderful photos of your harbor! Have a great week.
    -K

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  28. In summary: I want, nay NEED, your pals cardigan/over jacket: she looks very happy drawing circles but I cannot understand the lack of alcohol which is know to be crafting fuel: You will find yourself frequenting the ginhaus with every new visitor, we have been given a loyalty card for our local bestest Restaurant because once a month we turn up with a batch of visitors, we have to remind ourselves it's a new experience for Les Tourists...and never seems a chore for us...couldn't get the landscape photos to load ( tinterweb is playing up AGAIN)... but will look him up...and in conclusion - isn' t that why you moved thee selves to your new home? so evenings would be spent in pleasurable pursuits of the gentle kind? thank you for stopping by my desk earlier, dxxxx

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  29. I like your story. Everything seems pleasant and interesting and lively. Your friend's jewelry intrigues me! Is there, perhaps a tutorial we could view? Peaceful seaside sunset photos - especially that glowing sunset! A Postcard of your own, perhaps?
    Rose of Rose's Art Garden

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  30. Just read your comment to me about having fun with my friend and pop along to your blog to see your song lyric for the week and that you had had a friend round too. LOL Love the lighthouse.
    Though you'd like to know I recorded a harp piece which is on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/billyjane.gregory Sound quality isn't great on my tablet but thought you'd be interested.
    PS Did have fun thanks, 11am-6pm fun!! not so much fun having to cook dinner afterwards though. All good things and all that............. She can't wait to come again now. Thanks for the visit BJ#4

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  31. great to see you sharing your carfty time with your friend and having such a great time together. your photographs are stunning especially the sunset one so beautiful and serene ..amazing .happy belated woyww andrea#42 ...

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  32. Ah, the tree trunk postcards is the one for me. What a skill, huh. Lovely to see Lynne and you making the most, absolutely gorgeous photo of you . The harbour in the dusk is pretty lovely too, how I love to watch the world go by.

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  33. There just isn't much better than crafty friends, crafts and beautiful landscapes to photograph. :-)
    April #26

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  34. What a great visit from your friend. Love the postcards too. Dorlene #39

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  35. How lovely to see people at a workdesk.
    Beautiful photos Jan and that sunset is fabulous - isn't it amazing to have things like that on your doorstep.
    Toni xx

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  36. Lovely post, Jan. So nice to see you and Lynne busy enjoying a crafting session. You both look very happy in each other's company. The postcards are gorgeous and I do like those beads - bet the chatelaine will be beautiful. Love the photos of your harbour, especially the one with the sunset. Sounds like three hours or so well spent. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #46

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  37. It looks like it was a wonderful day!!

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  38. sounds like a wonderful time you had, that sunset is out-of-this-world-beautiful, my favorite picture is the middle left one, the one with the trees, have a nice weekend, vicky #5

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  39. Hi Jan. What a great week you have had. long term friendships are extremely precious, aren't they. It looks like you had a load of fun with Lynne - well done both! Trust the bead chatelaine goes well. The walk along the beach and harbour looks just great - stunning photos. I'm thrilled that you are both so enjoying your new area together. I confess that my friends took to the hot tub at their rented house each evening until it was dark - so no photos there!! Stunning house and view where they all stayed, though - grand views over the Conwy estuary! A fantastic, noisy, chattery week has been had - and now I have no voice left!
    I'd love to swap ATCs with you if you have a spare one?? You have my email - just let me know your address:-)
    Take care young lady. God bless.
    Margaret #2

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  40. What an awesome post! Isn't it nice to have life long friends that you can share hours and days together and still have enough to talk about for another long visit! Love all the postcards and the pictures of the water and sunset are awesome! Thanks for visiting my desk earlier. I was so happy that I remembered in time to participate in WOYWW this week. I think the meds and illness has really impacted my memory! Vickie #43

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