How's your day been? We woke up to fog here, it didn't clear untill mid afternoon, then eventually the sun broke through at about 4pm. I had a lovely walk around the fishing pond before dinner, that's dinner at 6.30pm, not dinner at lunch time. I don't have a traditional Sunday dinner, roast and the trimmings, I have whatever I fancy and what I happen to have in, I can't be bothered to go shopping at the moment. I had cous cous with scrambled eggs and sweetcorn and a couple of fresh tomatoes. Quick and easy, couldn't be bothered to cook. Now I'm finishing the last of the three day bottle of cheap plonk, Cheers.
I got on with this project today, and I can show it because it's finished. I have nine of these white boards, they are off cuts I found in the Scrapstore. They are a kind of plastic material, a bit like what they make those soffit boards from, 29inches by 5.5inches. Anyway, I thought I would make a wall hanging, I divided it into five sections and drilled some holes in a pattern.
Then I got five different kinds of wool and threaded it through the holes.
Some close ups, taken on my dining room table. Do you like my table cloth, it's a bed sheet. I find I can fold and re fold it if it gets a bit dirty, then when all parts of it are mucky it finally gets a wash.
The red wool is very hairy.
The next step was to paint it. I used different kinds of wool because I wanted to see which type of wool worked the best. The middle panel on the blue has the red hairy wool, I don't think this looks particularly attractive, a bit messy.
This wool on the purple is a knobbly wool, a bit rough looking, not sure if it works too well.
This is a thick smooth wool, I think this gives the best finish.
This one is quite nice on the yellow, it's got a twist in it.
Here it is hanging on the wall. I quite like it, something a bit different. I'll try and think of some more ideas for the rest of the boards.
I want to say a really BIG THANK YOU to one of my readers. A lovely lady called Pam arranged for a delivery of cat food and litter to be delivered to our cat rescue. It arrived yesterday from Asda. This kind gift will help us to carry on our work in taking in and rehoming cats in need. Pam you are an angel. Only this morning we took in a mum cat and her two kittens. The people who brought them in couldn't afford to keep them, this was the cats third litter, all because they didn't think about getting her spayed. So now we are up to eight cats, maximum capacity, we are full once more.
A special welcome to Sandy in New Zealand, she is very bravely ploughing through the whole blog and has almost caught up. She's in August at the moment. Well done Sandy.
There are quite a few new names appearing in the comments list, thank you for visiting. I read all your comments, even those from the older posts, every one is important, thank you all for joining in.
Thank you very much to gotthisfar for nominating me for an award, I am highly honoured and most flattered that you think my blog is good enough. I hope you don't think I am being mean, ha ha, Meanqueen, geddit, but I would rather not participate. I am happy to have no awards, I am not awards driven. I write my blog for the fun of it, and if people like it that's nice, and I'm happy if you're happy. Toodle pip.