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WHO PUT THE COLOURS IN THE RAINBOW?

SHAZ UPDATE: Shaz is improving slowly but it is going to take quite a while before she's fully mobile again. For more info, see http://birdshospitalstay.blogspot.co.uk

No crafting to show AGAIN this week, for which apologies. But the last 7 days has included taking Rhys to Uni, visit to Wales, hospital appts with my dad, the arrival of a skip (new bathroom approaches, yippee).

But I did take delivery of some new yarn a couple of weeks ago, which I forgot to show you before!
Doesn't that make you smile?!  The Wool Warehouse were having a sale of Drops yarn and I bought these to make a bed runner or blanket - it was 80p a ball, I just couldn't resist. I love the way the yarns come packed in that pretty muslin bag!

I love these colours so much...it's unusual for me to go for pastels, but hey, a leopard can change her spots, can't she? :-)  I'm crocheting this up on a 5mm hook, so it should grow quite quickly into a beautiful stripy something.

Oh, another thing that happened this past week was our 33rd wedding anniversary...I know, I don't look old enough, do I ;-)  These have made me smile too.....

Gorgeous, aren't they?  There must be a closet pretty pink girlie lurking inside my tomboy exterior, lol!!

Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week, but as we have tiles and an old bathroom to pull out before building work commences, I may see you in a fortnight :-)

Take care and live it large xxxx

31 comments:

Nikki C said...

Those flowers look so pretty and every once in a while it's ok to show your girlie side and who doesn't love a good bunch of flowers congrats on your anniversary too
hugs Nikki ??
I have some candy here too

Neet said...

Jan, I am linked up already. For some reason the Internet is working here in the hotel. Tried then to link you but my iPad refuses to let me. I copied your correct rule but there is nowhere to go on Julia's post. Tried all sorts. Sorry.
Cannot believe you are going to crochet a blanket. Wow! Such pretty colours so should be interesting to see.
Lovely, absolutely gorgeous flowers. Congratulations, and here's to the Golden one.
Hugs Neet 4 xx (who feels bad she could not link you)

Neet said...

Jan went back and it let me link you. Hope you get this before you try.
Hugs Neet xx

Helen said...

The wool is lovely... very pretty colours and I look forward to seeing it crocheted up! good luck with the bathroom.... see you soon!! I must go read Doug's updates, haven't been by for a couple of days. Helen 5

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Loving all the pretty yarn colors. How fun. And such beautiful flowers.And a little pink is often quite fun. Happy Anniversary to both of you. Wishing you luck with the new bathroom remodel. We got our new shower in and usable but haven't had a free minute to look for the wall fixing or the new sink. With vacation, mom, medical appts, funerals, I've hardly had time to sleep. And we are taking a day to go to the last FAIR in our area for the year, if the 35 mph winds don't take us away. Happy WOYWW #1 somehow this week.

Annie said...

You just had to join me in brick dust didn't you? :-) Really hope your building work goes well.....our new loo and wash basin arrived this week too so we will both be 'going' in style soon.
Gorgeous colours of wool....would go well in my new sewing room :-)
Hugs,
Annie x

Sue said...

Love the wool and would love to see the finished bed runner.

Those flowers are just beautiful. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby.

Hope the bathroom get's completed quickly.

Happy WOYWW. Sue#18

Twiglet said...

I love those pastel colours - you will need a chill out activity when the bathroom revamp starts. Hope it all goes well and you don't get bogged down.! x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I'm living it large alright...waiting to be loaded with 2 measley bits of timber so piggy backing off the wifi!! Desk or not, you've been really busy....the bathroom preps will feel like a break! Speak laterxxxx

Diana Taylor said...

A blanket sounds ambitious to me, and many years work, but I love your pastels - they will look so pretty and I'm sure you'll whizz through it and be astounding me with your talent in no time! Congratulation on your anniversary - I do love the flowers, and although like you I'm not a 'pink' person, I do make an exception with flowers - we all need a little pink in our lives now and then! Hope you have a great week,
Diana xx

Judys Lace Creations said...

Love the flowers.Congrats on 33 years.

My name is Cindy said...

Congratulations - and no you don't look old enough, cradle snatcher that hubby must be. And its good to let your girly side out now and again - who wouldn't love those flowers! Gorgeous yarn, colours like sugared almonds..... hang on, maybe it's all getting a bit too girly - what colour is that new bathroom suite? Happy WOYWW, Cindyxx #34

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

congratulations on your wedding anniversary. What a beautiful bunch of flowers! I just know you smiled. They even made me smile all over here in East Tennessee! What gorgeous colors of yarn. I've pulled out some of mine and begun a blanket for my little Bella. She is a 5 lb. yorkie and the center of my world!

sandra de said...

Congrats on your anniversary .... a true achievement. All the best with your new bathroom, I am sure the end result will be worth the dust. Enjoy your wool
sandra de @26

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Love your flowers Lunch lady Jan!!! bee-you-tea-ful indeedy! and huge congrats on the 33 years too, as you say you soo young :D
I love your bargain wool too and will enjoy seeing it made up.. your renovation sounds very energetic so do take care of yourselves as you do it.
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #33

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful flowers and yarn. I will have to check out the Wool Warehouse. Hope Rhys has settled well. Take care Zo xx 36

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Hi Jan - love those yarns and something stripy sounds great! I'm a big stripes fan - I have to stop myself from buying any more stripy tops - people might think I'm turning into a zebra! You always take such amazing photos - the one of your bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! Happy WOYWW - zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #38

Christine said...

Thank you Jan for the link to Doug's blog - that was as far as I got - I have cried and smiled all through reading it but I am back now.
Love that wool, haven't heard of the warehouse - will go look.
Flowers! how wonderful! Back in the day I always had fresh flowers in the house - enjoy!
Congratulations on your Anniversary. I don't believe you could've have been married that long - you must have been underage!!!
A busy but great post - made special by the link.
Thank you my friend
Take care and have a good week
Christine
Bishopsmate #41

Tilly Tea Dance said...

Happy anniversary Jan. You must have been a gym-slip bride that's all I can say!! The flowers are lovely. Life expectance of a bunch of flowers in Tilly Tea Dance Towers is about three days as I'm hopeless at keeping them alive but I do like to appreciate them in someone elses vase! Happy crafting / builder supervising :-)
Max, #44

Linda said...

Beautiful array of colours.- enjoy crocheting with the wool. Gorgeous flowers too. Linda #52

sue jones said...

Happy anniversary to you both. Beautiful flowers :) Have a great week. Soojay xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Good to have a Shaz update! Your yarn looks so yummy. I think there must be a too-busy-to-craft thing in the air, because it has been hard lately to do anything! For me it's been the eye surgery situation, and before that I really was too busy! I'm feeling much better now though, and I have actually had Violet stitching up some things. But you know what I'd really like to make that is sort of out there for me is a coat! Isn't that crazy? But I want to make a funky, embroidered, boho looking kind of coat--so I've got that filed away in the brain among other things. My tomatoes did terrible this year, so I'm just getting butternut squash out of the garden now. But I toss them in olive oil with a few potatoes, roast in the oven, and it's delish. Hugs to you dearest! Sandy Leigh #40

Bernice said...

Happy anniversary! Lovely flowers. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the lovely yarn. My daughter starts uni next week - so I can understand why you haven't had time to craft recently!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This tomboy loves all those pretty pink flowers too! Happy anniversary. Those yarns look so yummy yummy! and soft! I love how they were packaged. Make you want to buy more just for the packaging! Judy #49

Beth Sinn said...

Love those yarns! AND THANK-YOU for reminding me that I have a new neice or nephew coming in the beginning of October and better make baby a blankie before then!
Fab flowers, being girlie is a state of mind, even I let it visit upon occation!
Good luck with your home projects!
-Lizzie #54

Kim said...

That arrangement is gorgeous!! And, yes, the wool colors are pretty cool too! Have a great week.

Anne said...

Hi Jan - the flowers are gorgeous! Love the yarn as well - very me colours :-) I'm very jealous re the bathroom - want DH to agree to major revamp - but it's a struggle :-) he says ' we won't be any cleaner will we' lol Happy Anniversary - we clocked up 44years this year - I was a child bride hee hee . Anne x #34

Angela Radford said...

Sometimes it's just that life gets in the way of crafting and that's it. The desk will still be there when you get back. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 29

VonnyK said...

Who's a lucky girl then, the flowers are gorgeous. You must have been married at 5 years old to be married for that long :) Love that wool. I'm with you on the crazy times thing, my feet don't touch the ground some days. It's going to be a lot of fun while your new bathroom is going in. I just hope you don't have the same trouble with your taps as I had. Enjoy ripping out the old bathroom, swinging a hammer is very therapeutic. Have a great week. Von #8

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Jan just popped in to check your desk this week, no post from me - too busy elsewhere. What beautiful flowers and happy anniversary. Love those shades of yarn too and looking forward to seeing the results. Enjoy your week RobynO

Hettie said...

Happy Anni to you both. My parents' Diamond was Thursday too and we are having family Afternoon Tea tomorrow to celebrate!!
Good luck to Rhys at Uni.
Lovely colours on that yarn.
xx

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