I enjoyed last week! It was fun celebrating the 8th anniversary of this fine crafting get-together and seemed appropriate therefore that I spent the day with someone who I met through WOYWW, the lovely Sam (Hettie) 😊💖

It was a really gorgeous day, we caught up with all our news, had lunch and went for a walk down on the beach (which is why I look rather windblown, it was sunny and breezy! Hettie looks lovely!!)  Fun times :-D

I posted my ATC to Robyn in America and also sent off a few others as well. I do enjoy getting exciting envelopes through the mail every day:

Lovely cards and ATCs from Wipso, Diana, Shaz Silverwolf, Margaret, Twiglet, Neet, Anne, Kim and Lisa...thank you, gorgeous gals, they're all beautiful and very different. xx

Ok, the desk - I'm channelling my aged hippie vibe this week.
I found some jelly roll strips when sorting out my stash and vowed that I would put them to good use! So, I've sewn ten together (three times) and will use them to make funky, hippy tote bags for charities I support. The crochet blanket has been my TV zone-out project, using yarn that was given to me (thanks, Wipso!) and odds and sods of left overs. It came out quite fresh and pretty.

A close up of the strips - the fabric is Moda - I do love it when all the hard work of co-ordinating the colours has already been done *grin* The bohemian patterns makes me feel groovy - can you hear Simon and Garfunkel too?!

That's it - shortish and sweet. Blimey, I amaze myself sometimes, lol!!



Helen said...

So glad you got to show your new home to Hettie on our anniversary day! Gorgeous atcs, and I love your bright blanket and also the jelly roll fabric. Happy WOYWW Helen #5

BJ said...

Loving the strips and a super haul of ATCs.

Annie said...

I just knew you'd put the wool to good use my friend....love it. The patchwork is gorgeous. I often look at jelly rolls but as yet I've resisted the temptation and have never bought one....that must be a first for me.
Annie x #17

Lynn Holland said...

It might be short and sweet but it's beautiful and made me smile, just like you two
Lynn xx 2

sandra de said...

How lovely to catch up with another friend and have a chat. Gorgeous collection of ATC's and I am loving the 60's inspired materials for your tote bags. You are a clever gal.
sandra de @5

Sue said...

Hi Jan, Lovely photo of the two of you.

Nice variety of the ATCs.

Love the crochet blanket and the material for tote bags is fabby.

Sue #24

lisa said...

Lovely photo of you and Hettie. I must catch up with her on email, it's been too long. Glad you had a great day together.
I had to smile at your fabrics, they took me right back to the 70's!! Have fun making them up.
Hugs Lisax #26

Neet said...

Trying not to get my feet wet whilst crossing the 'bridge over troubled waters' you have disappointed me Jan. I honestly thought those strips were going to be turned into a hippie skirt. I just imagined you with a flower tucked behind your ear and the lovely skirt on with a top to coordinate with the stripy zig zag fabric.
Loe all your makes, you didn't disappoint me at all but I did immediately think "skirt"!
Love, Neet xxx 13

May said...

Gorgeous photo of your get together...Love you wonderful creative desk... It brought back memories of my hippie period...and you can crochet something I have to master as yet.. Beautiful blanket... Have a happy rest of your creative week.....MAY#19

Judys Lace Creations said...

Aaah Jan- the lovely Hettie!! And the lovely Jan. Bet you did loads of laughing- two ladies with lotsa laughs in 'em!
Lurve those Hippy totes! It is so lovely the friendships that have come out of the regular Wednesday link-ups.
Have a great rest of week.Can you believe the year.June tomorrow!!!!

misteejay said...

Fabulous colours on your sewing & crochet.
Beautiful collection of ATCs Jan.
Oh and by the way, I've now got that tune stuck in my brain LOL
Toni xx

Unknown said...

well jel of Hettie.. and regarding hippydom, I too feel like I dropped out and tapped in to my sixties hippy roots - it's the celtic countryside methinks, and the all pervasive 'wood' smoke?

ha ha ha doone @27

Sarah Brennan said...

Gorgeous collection of ATCs. Your header made me smile again this week. Yay Simon and Garfunkel, I must look my CDs out, love their music and those bags fit in fine! Sarah #22

Diana Taylor said...

That's a lovely photo of you and Hettie, it sounds like you had a lovely day, and I have to say I rather envy you that beach!!
The ageing hippie in me just loves the tote bags - fabulous colours but never heard of jelly rolls - I presume they are like fat quarters but longer and thinner? Will have to look that up!
I'm now off to drive myself nuts humming 'Feeling Groovy' for the rest of the day - one of the few songs of S&G that I've never really liked, but it's always so catchy - AAAAArrrgh!!
Have a really great week,
Diana xx

Kim said...

Lovely photo of you and Hettie!! And I love your collection of ATC's! Jelly Roll..never heard the term used for fabric, but it fits...and they are groovy indeed! Have a fab day! I'm off to put S & G on Pandora at work. My staff will love me! LOL!
-K #32

Christine said...

Aaaah! for me it is always Tony Blackburn and the radio ...... spent a lovely Bank Holiday in his company so I suppose I've just never left the sixties!!!
Love the colours .... definitely groovey!
have a wonderful week, stay safe
Christine #25

Sue Jones said...

Missed the anniversary swap :( . Loving your hippy look - definately remind me of the 70's clothes. You BOTH look lovely :) Have a great week . Soojay 28 xx

Cara said...

So much happy mail! And happy times too. Looks like you've had a great week, looking forward to seeing the finished sewing x

glitterandglue said...

Hi Jan. Thanks so much for your happy mail!! I've really enjoyed seeing the postman come down the drive each day this past week - he hardly ever comes my way ordinarily. You have some delightful ATCs - and a day with Hettie too! Sounds good to me. Enjoy making those bags - the strips are amazing colours.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #9

Twiglet said...

Ha ha Jan - I think I remember making dresses in those fabrics back in my student days!! Love what you are doing with them. xxJo

Unknown said...

Seeing your little phrase made me think... slow down, you move too fast, gotta make the morning last! But my morning is gone now. Love the strips, bet your totes will be fab! Great ATCs! I'm usually brain dead when trying to come up with a design. Thanks for the visit (and glad you had a good one with Hettie)!
Carol N #34

Bubbles said...

Windswept you may be - but you look incredibly happy :)
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Bubbles #31

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous ATCs. So many talented crafters in our happy band of followers. Pleased you had a good time with Hettie too. Happy crafty woyww, Angela x21x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jan, lovely pic of you and Sam - you both look as though you've caught the sun. Fabulous collection of ATCs - all lovely and all so different. The crochet throw is gorgeous and I like what you are planning to do with the jelly roll strips. Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #33

Katie @ Arnold's Attic said...

What a brilliant table of creativity.
I love the ATC's- stunning!
Have a super week.
Katie #44 xx

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Jan,
You are amazing! :)
funny true story... I think those people made those fabric patterns in printed papers too because, they look awful familiar to me :)

Kelly said...

Love those fabrics! and a little tv project is good for the soul. Looks as if you and Hettie had a lovely visit. Speaking of lovely, nice collection of ATCs you've received. Another will be on its way to you soon. Thanks for popping by with a hug. Creative Blessings! Kelly #36

Nikki said...

I am always amazed at how you pick your fabrics and they work so well together. Sweet collection of ATC's you have too :)
hugs Nikki 10

RosA said...

Hi Jan
Thanks for stopping by. I'd love to swap ATCs. Just send me your new address at your leisure. I'll send you one when I'm up to facing the post office which won't be for a few days, this flu has left me totally without energy. Actually, I've had just enough energy to lie around in the spare room knitting most of the day. So it's not all bad :)

Dorlene Durham said...

Hi there! I don't know if your header has always been this way, but I love the WOYWW title! Great cards and ATCs and I love the fabrics too. Great post and photos! Dorlene #39

craftyani said...

Sorry late commenting this week I try to do at least 10 a day but then the internet went very veryyyyyyyyyyy slow so had to give up. Lovely set of ATC's and as usual your fabrics are so colourful. Anickoana #6

Scribbling and sketches said...

Hi Jan, so glad you had a good WOYWW8 day with a fellow decker. Your fabrics are beautiful and it's lovely to see your spring-coloured blanket. Have a great week love Lxxx


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