Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

WOYWW 455

IT AIN'T WHAT YOU DO, IT'S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT -
AND THAT'S WHAT GETS RESULTS

Thank you to all those lovely deskers who gave me such lovely support for the card making last week - I really appreciate your thoughts and input. I have really enjoyed playing with colour in a different way.

There's lots of potential in this week's post - that's a posh way of saying that I'm pondering over a lot of stash but haven't made a start on anything yet!! :-D

Margaret Glitter&Glue was telling me all about her church's amazing work with schools in Uganda - she makes bags to be given out to children there. Well, I have quite a lot of fabric in my stash so thought I'd like to get rid of some in the nicest way possible.  The box on the left contains the furnishing fabric, whilst the right hand one holds the linings. Since this pic was taken I've cut out quite a few bags but will show you next week.

Ah, there are some real old favourites there, brought from all over the UK. If I see a fabric I like I buy it, simple as, you just don't know if or when you'll come across it again. We're only talking about a metre or two, more if it's a seriously good bargain.  I'm quite ruthless and unsentimental about using these, I don't hang on to things for long (with the exception of Mr LLJ of course!!)

Talking about Margaret, she did add to my fabric stash last week:

Beautiful fat quarters from a craft show, with some lime I got in Hobbycraft.

Some pieces from her stash - glorious stuff!

And some lush ribbons - they will ALL be used Margaret, have no doubt!

Elizabeth (The Silver Scrapper) had promised to send some papers for my card-making attempts and it turned up a couple of days ago with a beautiful card. They're really funky papers, thank you!! I'll enjoy using these!

Everyone has been asking if we felt the earthquake that was centred about 30 miles away - NO is the honest answer!! G and I were walking on our special beach when it happened and we didn't feel a thing or hear anything. Friends of ours thought a bus had crashed the noise was so loud - maybe the sand changed the frequency of the shock waves, I don't know. Or maybe we were concentrating too hard on watching the amazing land and kite yachts. 

Just breezing along the tide line - it was fun to watch. All those birds in the distance are Oystercatchers, there seem to be loads of them on the estuary at the moment, obviously lots of shellfish and worms in the sand.

Two having a race with the Gower and Worm's Head in the background. Perhaps we were too distracted to notice the earth move - if ya know what I mean!! :-D

Have a great week xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

28 comments:

  1. Ha ha! I wondered when I heard about the earthquake on the radio.. no wonder you were too distracted to notice.. what a glorious beach. Your fabrics all look fantastic and I can't wait to see the results Helen #?

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  2. Hi Jan, Eva and I will be coming to the crop so will pack some stash foryour cards if you are still in need by then. Glad you weren't affected by the earthquake. Have a good week. Sarah #7

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  3. Happy WOYWW. I was craft shopping when the earth moved - some of the lighter stock fell down; glitter and some papers. We thought that a lorry had crashed in the street or the builders next door had dropped something. Beautiful pictures - of stash and the beach. It may be cold, but I am loving this brighter/dry weather. Ali x #13

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  4. I wondered if you’d felt the earth move....I did! I was sitting on the settee at Jo’s and felt it. I asked Jo if she felt it but she hadn’t....think she thought I was losing the plot until I saw something about it on Facebook about 6 mins later 😀😀😀😀 what a relief that was!
    Love your fabrics....I really should get using more of mine in my spare time (oh yes I don’t have any do I? No wonder it never gets used.) Maybe you should pay me a visit and fill your boot with some?
    Hope you have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #12

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  5. I always love looking at your fabrics, so beautiful. That beach looks awesome, really lovely. Maybe we should at Wales when we downsize...Happy Wednesday Cindy #14xx

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  6. Your work space always looks so neat and tidy Jan - wish mine was the same. The fabrics will make gorgeous bags I am sure. xx Jo

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  7. What lovely photos of the and racing. Glad the earthquake did not affect you - stay on sand seems to be the remedy.
    Lovely fabrics and how good to find some with hares on for you.
    Have another wonderful week, enjoy your strolls on the beach.
    Hugs and thanks for the visit earlier, Neet xx
    ps see you soon :)

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  8. Hi Jan, I love the fabric with hares on. Don't know why, but I have always had a thing about hares.

    Nice papers for you to work with.

    I'm not taking part in WOYWW, but wanted to stop by.

    Take care. Sue

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  9. Hiya Jan, lolling here- you are going to have so much papercrafting stash,:).Fab papers from Elizabeth. Lovely fabrics there, and I love that pansy ribbon! How strange that you didn't feel the earthquake, as you think, maybe it was the sand. We're looking forward to the crop, I did panic when I first saw September- this year so far so many things are clashing date-wise. Love and Hugs from us both, XxXxXx

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  10. Those are some wonderful fabrics in those boxes and looking forward to see what you have created with them too later. So amazing that you and margaret make so many bags for charity. The pictures on the beach look very serene and glad to hear you didn't have any trouble regarding the earthquake. Have a wonderful week! xoxo Cheetarah #21

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  11. Jan, LOVE your fabric stash! I don't sew, but I can still appreciate beautiful things! I KNOW you will be doing some lovely projects with those. The Uganda project sounds so wonderful and I am sure a big blessing for them! Good luck with whatever project you decide to do! I live under a rock because I didn't even know about the earthquake! LOL Love those beach shots and I guess being there would take your mind off of anything else! Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia #27

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  12. You have some gorgeous fabrics! Looking forward to your projects. And bags for Margaret's Uganda project will appreciate your bags! Love your beach photos, those kite yachts look like fun! Glad you had no issues with the earthquake. I have felt 1 years ago, made my desk chair roll back and forth a bit. I had no idea what was going on! Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #26

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  13. Fabulous Fabrics and ribbon! Look forward to seeing all the bags!We had earthquake here few years ago - did feel it. Very scary. Not surprised you didn't feel it with all that beautiful scenery. Saw the info re the Crop. Would like to be able to come again. DH and I are contemplating a holiday abroad in September but nothing decided yet though - so watch this space :-) Have a great week. Anne x #15

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  14. Hi Jan, what a lovely fabric stash. Looking forward to seeing the end results. The ribbons are very pretty too. Will we be seeing more cards soon with the stash you are building up? Thanks for stopping by earlier. I love my little drawers too, thinking of getting some more for the top shelf. One can never gave too many drawers! Hopefully I will make the crop and meet you all in the flesh! Have a lovely week Heather x #28

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  15. Hi Jan, looking tidy! Nice fabric, like the papers too. Now all you have to do is get cutting and mess the place up a bit Lol! Happy crafty woyww, Angela x16x

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  16. Really nice pieces of fabric and ribbon. I am a hoarder and I think I have some fabric from 30 years ago. I need to pull it out and either use it or get rid of it! Does fabric go bad? Doesn't matter need to do something with it. Love the beach scenes! We used to have 1-2 small earthquakes a year here in Oklahoma until they started doing that fracking and oil well stuff then the count jumped up to hundreds...What causes quakes there? Good looking card stuff. Do you want some more? Send me your address! Have a great week! Vickie #36

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  17. Margaret brought you some great fabric stash. Love the bunnies fabric. The ribbons are fantastic, too. Lovely friend! :) What a fun time you had watching the kites. Thanks for sharing great photos. Happy WOYWW! #24

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  18. Sounds like a wonderful cause to use up those beautiful fabrics. Knowing your great eye for colour and they will be fabulous.
    sandra de @19

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  19. Your beach looks unbelievable somewhere you could walk for miles. Once more the fabrics you are so lucky to be able to lay your hands on such lovely fabrics. Enjoy your week whether is be sewing or cardmaking or both. ANi #2

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  20. Now I know what the bags Margaret is making are for. Brain can't seem to hold on to as much info these days, must be getting full! Just seen your Hare bags on another desk, you spread such happiness with your creations. (Still have my union flag bunting up in the lounge hehehe) BJ#4

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  21. What a great idea to make bags for charity. Can't wait to see them. I used my lovely bag yesterday and loved it! Lovely papers and cards. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

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  22. All that gorgeous fabric, must not start hoarding fabric too...hubby would kill me if I buy more stuff!

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  23. Wonderful fabrics Jan and I'm sure the makes will be fabulous.
    Toni xx

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  24. Hi Jan. Finally got to the computer!!! Great shots of the potential! I'm pretty certain that by now, all your cut out pieces will be half (at least) made up into the most wonderful looking bags. Thank you so much!!! great parcel from Elizabeth - good looking papers and some cards ready made. Have fun using it all.
    I had a good time with Mr and Mrs D - they are glad to be on their boat again, and have now set off on their travels across England.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #3
    PS. Have sent you an email this morning...

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  25. or maybe you wer so in the zone with your husband lol. Lovely project, the bags, will have a look out for them next week, have a lovely weekend, Vicky#31

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  26. Gorgeous fabrics and trims and I know youhave a knack for putting them together beautifully :o) Annie C #10

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  27. Lovely idea with the bags , looking forward to seeing them in future posts.
    Nah, we didnt feel the earthquake either (others in our street did but we were at the Chinese New year celebrations watching dragon dancing!!).

    Thanks for visiting my desk already
    kyla

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  28. Late popping around lovely new fabrics to play with I see and I'm sure those cards will inspire you to create hugs Nikki 6

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