Monday, 7 May 2018

I'm chuffed with that.

Hello. I'm a bit late with this tonight, and it won't be long before I'm going to bed, I've had a busy day. This was Heidi this morning, she has found a new place to lie down. I hope she doesn't knock anything off the table. 
Not many at Crafty Club this morning, but enough to have a natter. Ann brought her latest creation to show us. This pretty pinny has Suffolk Puffs, and hexagon patchwork on it. This will impress her dinner guests I'm sure.


Janet is trying a new technique, first painting on a piece of hessian, then stitching over it in running stitch in blocks of various sizes. I think I might have a go at that, it looks very modern arty.

After lunch I got on with a job I started yesterday, a new table next to the back door. This is the old one I removed, it came apart easily because it was rotten. 
The space I have to work with. The ground is on a slope so the measurements will be a bit hit and miss.

Luckily I had four solid posts all the same for the corners. The end pieces which look like small pallets are not pallets, I've had them ages, can't remember where I got them from. They are perfect for this. I've re enforced the left side next to the drain pipe with a piece of metal mesh.

Now it's got three supports for the top.

I have some plastic panels that interlock together, it's used in bathrooms.

Two pieces fit just fine, and they are the right length, I just had to cut notches out of three corners to fit round the posts.

And to top it I have cut a piece of the vinyl flooring, recently found in a skip. One nail in each corner to hold it down.

It's a smashing table, I'm really pleased with it, and all materials were free. It doesn't have to hold weight, it's not a work table. It's handy to have it near the back door to put things on when I am in and out of the house. And Micky likes to sit there when he comes to visit. If it's raining he can shelter underneath it.

I'm a bit tired now so I'll say goodnight. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

6 comments:

  1. Oh,Ive had another lazy day in the garden!!,Watered the plants,dug the compost where something had been having a party in it and did another couple of lines full of washing.Apart from cooking some pasta to go with our salad,Ive sat and read ...all day!!.Youve done a really good job with your table Ilona!,At that great price Free again!.I love Free!.Im going to change my bedroom around in the next few days,but it will take up a full morning so Im wanting to make the most of the sun while its here.Theyll be plenty of time to do that when the the weather cools down!xx

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  2. You are a woodworking marvel! Both crafty club ladies did a wonderful job, too! It must be so nice to have such a group to belong to; Feedback is so important.

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  3. Nice table, Ilona. Best to you and your animal friends.

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  4. Sandy in the USA8 May 2018 at 01:57

    Super job on the table Ilona! It looks great.

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  5. Nice table, good job! I,m going to sit in my garden and work there a bit, its a sunny day, i liked that video ilona, thank you! Have a nice day. Greetings from the nederlands

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  6. I do like Janet's hessian artwork. Looks a good table too Ilona.It's a bit hot for me at the moment.I've sat in the shade under an apple tree for a while though x

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