Sunday, 29 May 2016

Guess the magic word

Hello. I've been making more shopping bags to sell on our cat stall at our Village Fete next month. Fourteen in total now, blues, reds, and greens. It's very strong fabric, and waterproof, they will last for ages. 
I have one bag to give away to a lucky winner. All you gave to do is include the magic word in your comment. I did have it written down somewhere, but it has disappeared. It was on this piece of paper, but I can't see it. Well that's strange. Anyway, you'll have to guess what the word is, so have a go, and the one to guess it correctly wins a bag. Easy innit  ;o) Closing date Wednesday morning 1st June at 10am BST.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Toodle pip.

Friday, 27 May 2016

A mini flower show in the Arts Centre

Hello. The Chelsea Flower Show has been on this week, I would love to see it live but I don't want to go to London, and I suspect the tickets might be a tad expensive, and I don't fancy shuffling around with a lot of people. We have had our own mini flower show in our 20 21 Arts Centre, so I went to have a look at it today. The talented ladies from Caister Flower Club did us proud with their artistic displays. here are a few which I thought were lovely.

This photo doesn't do it justice, the shadows spoil it.

So here is a close up of the top tier. beautiful shades of purple.

 This one is stunning, on three different levels.

A chance to see the coloured mirrors in the daytime. The sun is beaming into the church from three windows. I must say that it wasn't as good as the first time I saw it at the evening opening, when they projected coloured lights across it. In fact it looked a bit flat and some of the corners were dark. Also I think they should have covered the floor with white blankets first to enhance the brightness of the colours. 
Here is a close up of one small section.

The day finishes bathed in sunlight, let's hope we get a sunny weekend. Whatever you are doing, I hope you enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend. I shall be staying at home, pottering around in the garden and doing a bit of sewing. Thanks for popping in. We'll catch up soon.
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Nice article, if you can get past the adverts

Hello. There is a nice story about my Summer House in the Scunthorpe Telegraph. The journalist left me an email asking for my phone number yesterday. I answered her. She hasn't rung me, but gone ahead and written the story anyway, using information cobbled together from other sources, national papers and my blog. It reads well.

If you want to read it click on the link, but beware, you only get a taster of it and to read the whole article you have to answer a stupid survey question. Just click on a bluddy box and it will reveal the article. Infuriating. You can bypass this by clicking on the 'skip' option, but then you get adverts littering it, also infuriating. Maybe you have ad blocker, I don't.

Back later.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Fabric junkie

Hello. I think I might be a fabric junkie. It was time for another Hull Scrapstore visit on Tuesday, I had three crafty ladies wanting to go and stock up. Oh how I love rooting through those bins, you never know what you might find. All the best pieces are at the bottom so dig deep. I filled my basket for £5, and bought another three pieces for £1 each. They just seemed to jump into my basket, ha ha. The red stripey one is going to make some smashing shopping bags. 
A big thank you to Elaine from Philadelphia who sent me a Birthday Card, and tucked inside was this quirky piece of cotton fabric. It's very unusual, I haven't seen this design before. Each figure has a puss cat.

I was on the radio this morning talking about my Summer House. James Piekos was standing in for Burnsy, and I got the call just before the end of the programme. You can listen to it here, on Radio Humberside. Move the slider across to 2 hours 47 minutes. It's only available for 29 days. A reporter from the local paper is after me, will probably speak to her tomorrow.

Thank you all for voting for me, I never expected to get this far. I didn't realize how many entries they received, it's amazing that they picked my shed to go through to the finals. Just as a recap, this is the page you want to vote.  You can vote for one shed in each of the eight categories.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
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