SHOULDER TO SHOULDER
AND FRIEND TO FRIEND..
It's getting a bit embarrassing, all this 'too busy to craft' lark, but it's true. The crochet blanket is growing slowly as I'm not that keen on using acrylic yarn when the weather's been so warm - sweatyhanditis, you see!
I have got the card making stuff out however as I had to make a sympathy card for an old band friend in Wiltshire whose mum passed away recently:
Crafting on the dining room table this week! The photo of the bluebells is one of G's, it's beautiful, I may make a few more cards with this image for WI:
A soft focus vignette courtesy of Photoshop and Bob's your Uncle! G has taken a couple of really beautiful pics this week:
Backlit roses in the new border....
...and a common blue butterfly feeding on the broom down in the dunes by the harbour!
Other artwork is courtesy of my friend Lynne (Lynnecrafts) who came to see us last week - she's discovered watercolours big time and painted this for me as a thank you for the hare cushions I made for her recently:
I love it! When the JanCave is back to normal, this lovely painting will be going on the wall with some other artwork. The earrings are also from Lynne and are in suffagette colours - I wore them to this event:
I played as part of an all female brass band at the Cardiff Processions 2018 event, where thousands of women marched through the streets celebrating 100 years of Women's Votes in the UK - other marches were in London, Edinburgh and Belfast. I wish you could have seen the amazing banners, all sewn by the marchers but I was too busy playing to take pics.
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, the Paralympic champion, was the BBC presenter, a lovely lady. We just made it onto the BBC footage and our playing was heard on the news but that wasn't the priority, being there to witness and take part in a wonderful event was the most important thing.
And the first ice cold beer afterwards didn't even touch the sides :-D
It's supposed to be a quieter week but I remain to be convinced!