Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

WOYWW 470

ALWAYS DEAR, I'LL BE HERE WAITING
LISTENING TO THE WIND THAT BLOWS....

A slightly tongue-in-cheek lyric this week and dedicated to my brother Steve - he's a regular reader of this blog and gently chastised me last week for not showing any crafting for the past couple of weeks (he was teasing!) So, just to keep him happy...

This week's workdesk aka the kitchen table! If this shot looks a bit weird, G bought a very wide angle lens off a mate and I was trying it out! The weather has been so amazing this week, the doors have been open to get some breeze into the house...

How's about this for a random assortment of bits and pieces?! I'm entering the County WI competition in a few categories - the theme is 'Crossing Continents' and so I've done a pen and ink drawing of some Easter Island figures, a computer generated poster advertising the Taj Mahal (photo courtesy of my other brother Eric), a poem 'On Safari' and an original photo of a European landmark. I picked the most obscure categories possible as there's no point me entering cooking/floral art - I love both but sticking to a recipe/strict brief simply isn't me :-D

Is that ok for you Steve? It's crafting of a sort!!

Some more beautiful ATCs turned up this week - thank you so much Christine Bishopsmate, Sylvia Little Treasures, Robyn and Kim; such gorgeous little works of art and all so different. I love them xxxx

The garden is finished!! Woohoo! Well, I still have a few plants to put in but all the hard landscaping is done - G, Rhys and I shifted a tonne of grey slate chippings the other evening to finish off the paths - it looks great.

We've sat in the shade an awful lot this week!

And the bathroom has gone from this:

to this:

So we're getting there slowly. You can imagine the layers of dust upstairs but I'm ignoring that until the work is finished!!

Hope you all have a fun week and manage to do more crafting than me ;-)

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30 comments:

  1. Sweet new ATC's for your collection and love the garden it's fun redoing them (at least once they are done) and your washroom is looking great hugs Nikki ??

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  2. Loving your garden - looks very low maintenance so you'll be able to spend your time crafting... ha ha... Love the wide angle lens ( I love the distorting effects you can get) and your entries for the WI competition - fab drawing! Bathroom is coming along great. Helen #??

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  3. Looks like you have even more lovely ATCs to add to your growing collection. They are all lovely.

    I simply adore your garden, but wonder how you water the plants in the center area, If by hand, I don't envy you. Other than that, the design is impressive.

    You have some incredible art to enter in that contest. Good luck on all entries. Happy WOYWW from #2.

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  4. Love your garden-we also have pebbles in the back with decking. I have three grow bags full of sweet peas which are growing every way but up. Your bathroom is going to be very luxurious when it’s done. Catriona

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  5. Wow Jan, I'm not surprised that you are spending so much time enjoying that beautiful garden! Good luck in the WI competition, your entries are fabulous. I feel your 'dust' pain. I was so glad to have the shed to escape to last week when the central heating was being installed! Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

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  6. Love, love, love the garden Jan. The bathroom is going to be fabulous. Hoping to get ours done before long! Not looking forward to it but it will be great when it's done! Anne x #17

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  7. You don't waste much time do you - your garden is fab and that bathroom looks enormous! great arty project going on for WI - well done you. xx Jo

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  8. Hi Jan, Should think you will win with those fab entries.

    Lovely variety of ATCs.

    Garden is fab. As that matures it will look better and better.

    Bathroom not far off being finished.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #10

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  9. Well, I think gardening and crafting are the same thing really, and interior designing is a posh crafting! Garden looks just fab. Obv, I will reserve a seat in the sun, but if I were you, I’d be sitting in it in all weathers, just to enjoy your design work. What do the kids say - ‘hashtag smug’! Love it. Bathroom looks like a posh hotel all ready!

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  10. A pen and ink drawing?....is there no end to your talents gal? I’m impressed. Really love the garden.
    Hugs,
    Annie x #15

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  11. The garden looks awesome and it looks like the bathroom is on the right track as well! Lovely to see the colourful splash of some more ATCs! Your competition entries look so professional! I thought they were "official" printed materials. I especially like your ink work of the Easter Island statues. Very impressive and I wouldn't mind seeing a close-up! Good luck with the competition - my money's on you (figuratively speaking)! Happy #470! zsuzsa #20

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  12. Hiya Jan, wow the garden looks amazing. Lovely and low maintenance too. That Easter Island drawing is awesome, you are very talented at drawing! The bathroom is looking great, but I agree, these jobs create so much dust! Love and hugs to you all, Shaz XxXx

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  13. Bathroom is coming along nicely ... been there and got the T shirt - lol! Thanks for sharing all your crafting loveliness. Hazel, # 22 x

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  14. Your garden is looking fabulous - I love your design and it looks beautifully done - if your gardeners fancy a trip to the south coast send them my way - our garden is in dire need of a face lift!
    Your pen and ink drawing is beautiful, you clever gal - I need a closer look at all your incredible detail though - it's half covered up! Good luck with your entries, I'm sure you'll walk it - it all looks so professional and classy.
    Have a great week,
    Hugs,
    Diana xxx

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  15. The garden is looking amazing.
    Wishing you lots of luck with the competition.
    Toni xx

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  16. Garden is looking great. Love the pen and ink drawing!!! Have a great week.

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  17. Everything looks great. The garden is so tidy and should be easy to keep under control which is good. Love your entries for the competition and you must let us know how you get on. Happy woyww, Angela x16x

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  18. Wow.. your kitchen is so light and airy.. and I am loving your beautiful garden! I will have to post a photo of mine next week.

    Enjoy your WI competitions!

    Sumbunneh hugs x
    Erika #7

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  19. Hi Jan, just popped back as I noticed on Sylvia's blog you mentioned about not getting your posts in your emails. I have looked into this as I thought it was something I had altered well it's not and Google are aware of it and are trying to put it right but how long it will take I don't know. They have been altering stuff at their end and it's effected stuff at our end, sorry I can't explain it any other way. Hope it gets sorted soon. Hugs, Angela xXx

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  20. HI Jan, the garden looks super, I am impressed with how much tile there is in the bath and HOly COw you drew that picture of Easter Island WOW :)
    ~Stacy #32

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  21. Hi Jan, the garden looks so peaceful, and I envy your bright and airy rooms! Our house is very dark, not many windows. I bet you can't wait for that bathroom to be done! Good luck in your competition, and have a great week! Thanks for your visit, Lindart #31

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  22. The garden is looking fantastic! I love your pen and ink sketch of the Easter Island heads... it is so good.

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  23. First LOVE the beach WOYWW banner! Second, I'd love to come sit in your garden! Mine is a jungle right now, it has done nothing but rain and get really hot and humid and then rain again. The flooding we had on Sunday actually flattened my milkweed plants! Love the tile work in your bathroom. Thanks for the visit!
    Angie #26

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  24. Hi Jan, your garden looks fantastic! Lovely place to chill out! Our garden was redesigned 18 months ago, and the contractors are having to come back next week to take up two of the patio areas and relay them, so I am Not looking forward to that. I want to be outside enjoying my garden in this weather, not banished to the 'old' bit of it. Grrr! Your bathroom is coming on nicely, soon be finished, and yes ignore the dust till it's finished. Nice entrues for the WI competitions. Thanks for stopping by earlier and have a lovely week Heather #14

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  25. Hi Jan, I'm back - at last! Your garden looks fantastic, and easyish to maintain. Alan noticed and remarked what a great view you have. Clever of you to go for the more unusual competition categories - good luck. Hugs, X #37

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  26. Your garden is looking absolutely great, Jan, and so is your bathroom! How exciting it all is. I love your WI entries too. Great colours!

    Thank you for your great comment and I'm glad you like our new astrolabe sundial. Yes, our kitties are the cutest! Lily is much more confident again in the garden now and they love pottering about out there.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #25

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  27. Fame (but not fortune) at last, a mention in your blog :-) Looking forward to filling up some of those empty spaces in your flower borders.
    Incidentally, do I recognize a lot of those flower pots? I wondered where they had gone! Steve x

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  28. First of all I am totally lovin' the shells on the beach spelling WOYWW. It's fantastic. The ATCs you received are so beautiful. I didn't participate but am enjoying seeing all of the beauty. Your garden looks beautiful. I love gardening and outdoor spaces so thanks for sharing your progress. Have a blessed weekend!
    Belinda #29

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  29. Happy Belated WOYWW! I Love the cards, your entries, the garden, and your bathroom is coming along nicely!! Have a great weekend. I hope it doesn't go as fast as this week has!!
    -K #27

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  30. Wow, so much going on at your house. Good vibes for the competition. Love your pieces. Love the light coming in to your dining room. Nice collection of ATCs. Another should be winging its way to you this week. ;-) Yes, it's nice having Bob home. That's why I'm late getting 'round hehe I've also been posting to the SU blog every day. Creative Blessings! Kelly #24

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