Hello ladies, I am sitting here trying not to pull my hair out, as I clicked on the 'new blogger' interfacey button the other day, as you do to see what's what and I can't figure out how to go back to the old blog setting thingamy doosie whatsit.......aaaargh!
Consequently uploading my pics ......one at a time, then they all turn out to be in the opposite order .
So let's work backwards shall we........this was meant to be my Ta dah moment too!!
Okay, a nice little envelope arrived all the way from the UK today.No surprise as it was a recent little etsy purchase.
I have been admiring Celia's work for some time and when I saw one of her latest lino cuts, I just knew it would be the very thing.........
Isn't the picture just beautiful?........It's titled
'the birds' wedding day'
I love it,if you go and visit Celia's blog you can see her post about making this lino cut and printing it.
I am amazed by artists who do this sort of work.
The amount of patience,together with a steady hand and the creative side of things come together to produce wonderful prints.
I have had a go at this and found it not quite as easy as I thought it might be, but no doubt practice helps.
I probably gave up in disgust with myself and went and sewed something!!!
Okay, it's just too late at night to faff about with you blogger, so I shall continue....
This is the envelope that greeted
me when I opened the letter box
a Royal Mail stamp and a lovely
chook stamp. I bought it inside put it
on the bench and got on with my
housework till I could sit down and
open it in my own time...
This back to front thing really
stops things flowing.......
I am having some friends over this evening and love to have vases of flowers around the house. But, as there are only a few roses that have survived the heat and of course my colourful Zinnias I am always on the lookout for new ideas. I was about to put this basket away in my sewing room, it only had a couple of balls of wool in it and then....lightbulb moment...
Fill it up with lots of brightly coloured wool and leave it there in a casual, nonchalant (totally planned) way. Will anyone notice, probably not, but you know, it makes me happy......
The table in my entry is a blank canvas waiting for it's spotlight moment.
As my large vases were already in use, I had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak and I love single flowers in jars/bottles.
I am happy with the effect, once again it will probably go unnoticed, although I have trained No.1 to notice these sorts of things, so I usually get some feedback!!
Look above the flowers ladies.......yes, that's it...my bunting is finally finished, yippee.
I love it.
I finished it last night and then No.1 and I wandered around the room, climbing on top of benches and trying to figure out where it would go. We don't have alot of wall space for hanging things in this room, so it was a wee bit tricky.
We tried the dresser but couldn't get it hanging nicely so eventually gave up but today I was determined to put it up.
It just had to be the dresser so I had another go and tied it to the basket handles and was happy....
Eventually, it will find it's way into the sewing room, but for now it's in the right spot. Hiding around the corner on the right is a bright orange flag and on the left a mauve flag...9 in total.
Ta dah......Happy, happy, happy.........
Righto, I 'm off to bed....I'm sure I'll dream about bunting.
I have already started my next crochet project and it involves a tin can!
Without doubt some of you will know exactly what I am hinting at but when I was having coffee with non crochet friends today, they looked at me in a sad (she's lost her mind) kind of way when I told them I was crocheting a cover for a tin can.....
Ooroo and once again sorry for the weirdy, wonky way this post has turned out.
If any of you clever gals know which button to push (with the sledge hammer!!!!) to put things back the way they were, pleeease share.
Take care and thanks for understanding,
P.S. I must say that I do like being able to change the size of the pics after they've been uploaded!!