WOYWW 501

WORKING ON THE CHAIN GANG....

I very much enjoyed the 500 post celebration last week and it was nice to see a few more deskers joining in! Meeting up at Julia's Stamping Ground each week has become an important part of my life, Wednesdays will never be the same again :-D

Short and sweet this week but at least it does feature some makes!

A friend's grandson made his arrival on Christmas Day - so some bunting was needed. Archie is the the son of a bloke who I used to look after when he was a toddler and that has made me feel VERY OLD indeed #tempusfugit

So hopefully the new little family will like this little gift - I put in one of my drawstring bags as well.

The WI Craft club were around yesterday and it was Knit-a-square so that we can make blankets. I forgot to take any pics while they were here but this is the aftermath!

The leftover DK yarn, instructions and a few squares knitted by the lovely ladies. The chain gang lyrics at the top today refer to Dawn, who nobly volunteered to crochet the squares together - much to my relief as I detest sewing up! Garments, blankets, you name it, I hate sewing it up, lol!

Have a great week everyone and I look forward to visiting you over the next couple of days.

xxxx

29 comments:

Helen said...

Archie's bunting looks fab. I've done nothing again this week... but love this meet up for the friends it has made (real and virtual) go Julia!! Helen #??

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the bunting. I was told by the mother of a pupil at a parents evening once that I had taught her too. That made me feel old. Happy WOYWW Jan. Sarah #3

Lynn Holland said...

Well done on the bunting it’s lovely Jan.
My goddaughter is expecting a baby girl in March and bunting would be a perfect present. Maybe I could commission you to make me one
Lynn xx 9

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

That's a lovely way to celebrate a new birth Jan, I too am now getting to the stage where children I once looked after are now having their own children the circle of life eh heee hee!!
Happy woyww Tracey #8

Twiglet said...

Your bunting gets more and more beautiful each time you do one. I love all the trimmings and fancy bits and bobs. xxx Jo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Archie’s bunting will be totally loved of course, Lunch Lady Jan! (And can so relate to the tempus fugit! I’ve that on my clock in my bedroom, it’s German but has Latin on it!)

... how unique and personal where else would you get Archie bunting..?? Had chuckle that your the sewer hates sewing or stitching up things! Obviously “hand” stitching isn’t your thing.
Prayer hugs Shazin Oz.x #5

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Annie said...

Oh Jan I really love the bunting. I wish I had a purpose to sew something...it might kick my Mojo back into gear. looking round the blogs today it seems I'm not the only one stryggling to get creative so well done you.
Hugs,
Annie x #12

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jan sorry I’ve singed #5 around various sites then just realised that’s you.. I’m #4 sorry. Xxx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jan, Fab bunting! I think a Christmas Day birthday can be both a blessing and a curse for the child but maybe he'll get an extra big pressie. I also know the feeling about children you knew who now have their own tribe. Happy woyww, Angela x10x

Annie Claxton said...

HI Jan, time flies indeed, scary isn't it?! :o) Gorgeous bunting, I'm sure little Archie and his family will love it. It would be lovely to meet up with all of you IRL, maybe next year's crop .... Happy WOYWWday! Annie C #19

Marit said...

Oh yes, life goes on and on and little toddlers grow up to be dads and mums.. it does make one melancholic at times doesn't it? I totally feel that emotion... LOVE your present and the knitted squares will make a lovely blanket! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #20

Sue said...

Hi Jan, What a very special Christmas gift that family got. I was born Christmas Eve, but I was very late being due on the 15th. The bunting is lovely.

Happy WOYWW 501
Sue #16

Shaz Brooks said...

Hiya Jan, loving the bunting.Yep,time doesn't half fly I agree. Darned inconvenient to arrive on Christmas Day, lol. Love & hugs to you all, Shaz XxXx

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Jan, and so glad you approve of my knitting efforts! Have a great creative week.

Shoshi x #18

Shoshi said...

Not sure where my original comment went, Jan - it doesn't seem to have appeared... Anyway, I just said how lovely the bunting is and I'm sure the family will be delighted with it!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #18

craftyani said...

Yes children grow up and have children and they have children and we feel old well that's because we are. Looks like you could invite the WI round again for a afternoon of knitting squares. Ani 14

jan spencer said...

Hi Jan, love the colourful bunting I would imagine the family loved it too.
I haven't done any knitting for years but I still like to look.
Have a great week
Jan S no 23

Caro said...

Archie's bunting is gorgeous! Happy WOYWW, thanks for sharing. Love and God Bless, Caro x (#27)

Cardarian said...

Hi Jan!
Love your happy bunting but also I think the blanket knitting was very successful.
Love and hugs,
Cardarian

Dorlene Durham said...

Very cute bunting! I love the name Archie, too. Happy WOYWW! Dorlene #30

Stacy Sheldon said...

that is such a special gift Jan, and I had to laugh about the you avoiding sewing because, we get to see your machine and fabric creations so, I guess it is different sewing up fiber things. :) (made me smile anyways) ~Stacy #28

StampinCarol said...

What an adorable bunting!! Love the different trims at the tops and bottoms! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Carol N #25

Neet said...

Gorgeous bunting, will be much loved by Archie's family. Now what is that little owl and what is he/she sitting in please - so cute? Love the bag at the back right too - looks as if the fabric pattern was chosen very carefully to land on the pockets.
Bet you girls had a great time whilst knitting - how fortunate you don't have to do the sewing up.
Have a great week - Hugs, Neet 6 xx

sandra de said...

The bunting will be so special and I think knowing the link with the people involved make it even more special. Even though I wasn't participating in woyww I still managed to pop by and check some of my faves :) Have a lovely week.
sandra de

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Jan, I love the bunting, it looks so nice, bright and cheery. Hmm the quilt I made was for the daughter of a woman I used to look after when she was a baby, in other words my grandaughter, and I don't feel old at all lol. Have a wonderful crafty week, hugs Heather xx #24

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Great bunting - something I would like to 'try' to make for my granddaughters. I found a local knitting group and went to my first meeting today. Managed a few rows of a snood with 20mm needles - knits up fast! I have finally mostly got rid of my cough, but still get breathless when walking in the fields. Ali x #21

Lindart said...

I love the name buntings to welcome a new baby! Archie's is lovely! Have a wonderful week, Lindart "26

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jan, happy belated WOYWW! Little Archie's bunting is lovely. But, given that you hate sewing so much, I'm wondering how those buttons were sewn on - not by hand, surely! The ladies did well knitting the squares. Nice colours too. Hugs, Elizabeth x #22

Kyla said...

Loving the bunting and a Christmas baby too, wow. I am with you about the sewing up too, I often move on to the next project!!
kyla

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