TUA BETHLEHEM DREF
(English: On to Bethlehem Town)
To hear a beautiful version, click here
This is one of my all time favourite Welsh carols - I'm a sucker for a good minor key and mournful sound, that's my Welsh blood coming through!
Anyway, the festive season has well and truly begun here at LLJ HQ....I've already been out playing five times since last week, two of which were covered by the television cameras. It's going to be interesting to see the final programme.
No desk as such today, but yesterday saw me at the WI Craft Club where we made willow stars. Janet demonstrated what to do:
You've never felt such concentration from us girls, lol!
Then we set to - it was really good fun, we all enjoyed though there was the occasional bit of swearing as a bit of willow pinged across the room!!
My mate Helen and her star - Da Iawn, Helen (Very good!)
My attempt! I enjoyed the weaving part very much - Janet had found wire covered tape which was much easier than using thin willow and more forgiving on the hands. I shall put that in pride of place amidst my Christmas decorations!
All shapes and sizes and all beautiful :-)
I've been practising making Christmas trees out of paper for recycled Table centres for the WI Christmas party. They're improving slowly!
So my desk was the dining room table this time - I was ploughing away and G came in and said Aha! His 52 week challenge topic was Rock Paper Scissors and so we did this:
Fun eh? The little stones with holes in came from the beach near Craster in Northumberland years ago when we lived up there. We have a little bowl of them and they've been with us for 3 decades!
An alternative version:
I don't know which one G used for the challenge in the end but Gail, if you're reading this, then you might recognise some of the papers you passed onto me!!
On the table is also this:
I've been joining squares the girls in the WI have made to make a baby blanket for a Salvation Army Food Bank appeal that Cindy mentioned on FB.
And lastly, a fun little project that I've been doing for my own satisfaction and which will end up hanging in the house somewhere - only a little detail of the fabrics though:
Right that's it, I'm off playing carols with a small group in an old folks' home this afternoon so my comments may very well be later or tomorrow.
Have a lovely crafty week everyone!