Wednesday, 20 May 2020

WOYWW 572 Anniversary

So the 11th anniversary has arrived, but sadly we are no nearer to each other to celebrate than we are any other day of the year, however our host Julia still needs to be applauded. Well done for leading us thus far and here's to you, and maybe a crop in the autumn.
So instead of a crop and ATCs we were challenging to finish some UFOs, and last week I shared some cards that I had dragged out of the UFO box.
Some achieved the status of finished cards.

So the first three were fairly simple to finish, 
Except, I'm still not certain about the colours on this, although it does look much better in daylight than digital medium.
This one was fairly simple to do something with, although I really wanted
"Thinking of  you" to be the sentiment,  it looks rather small and insignificant on there so I also made the "Thank you" sentiment,  and will decide when/if I need to use the card. (Neither is attached) 
Of the other three,
This one went in the bin. When I started trying to do something with it I found that the strip was not on straight and my attempt at removal destroyed it all.
Will probably try a similar starting layout at some time.
This one has gone back in the box until I need another Golden wedding anniversary card
And this one I am still experimenting with,  here on my desk.
You can see the other finished cards here too.
And a completely different UFO I finally finished. This chair sat in my Dad's study for many years, and when  he died nearly 19 years ago, I took possession of it. Sadly the cushion cover disintegrated about 6 weeks ago, and I started working on it and finding it was fiddly undoing the fringe from the remaining rags, it got chucked on a pile and left, but Margaret encouraged me to finish it, so I now have a comfy chair at my computer again.

This sadly was a UFO that did not get finished, but it will do. This jigsaw is four pictures taken from my Facebook page by my daughter to make puzzle, 1 picture of our first boat, 2 of the second one and a snowy picture under a  canal bridge.
While I have been working this week, some of the time I was in the tower, this young man was keeping me company,sometimes sitting on my chair, and sometimes, if I get to the chair first, he sits on the windowsill absorbing the sun, I took this picture on Monday afternoon, went downstairs to my sewing machine and was suddenly very surprised to hear a 'Bonk, bonk, bonk' on the stairs behind me, and can only assumed he rolled over and fell off the windowsill and bounced down the stairs. Fortunately no broken bones, but he was a bit subdued for a few hours.
And finally a picture of the canal in the evening and some amazing anemones from my garden, they just keep on flowering and looking beautiful.

Well, this has been a very picture heavy post, so I better close before Julia decides to ban me in future. 
Happy WOYWW anniversary 

Wednesday, 13 May 2020


So we aren't having an ATC swap for 11th anniversary of WOYWW. (if you don't know what WOYWW is, visit Madame Julia at her Stamping Ground , where you can find links lots more desks to peruse.)
We are finishing UFOs! That's Unfinished objects for the uninitiated, or as a friend used to call them, unfinished symphonies, which is a term I prefer
Well I have plenty of those in this box. Including 20
part done ATCs, because with lockdown I thought I would be all efficient and get them done early, instead of rushing them at the last minute! Maybe they will do for next year!
My usual reason for not finishing cards is because I get so far and then run out of ideas, so between now and next week, I have to find those elusive ideas and finish
them, I hope.
So I dug in the box and selected seven I think I might manage to conjure up inspiration to complete, for next week.
So here they are,

And here

I'll show you next week how I got on.
Bless you all for visiting,  have a great day