Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Charming artists at Sunnybank

With our £1 bargain paint pots and our £1 canvas & easels the ladies of Sunnybank Day Centre Craft Club first added stripes to their mini canvasses and then once they were dry added paper flowers and the word SPRING.  Aren't they lovely and colourful.
 While they waited for the paint to dry we started work on some BAG CHARMS which included their initials. We made them using this box of wooden beads I got off the internet.
It was lovely to see so much colour around on what was a bit of a blustery dull day.
The session could not end without the infamous factoids supplied by Susan who was away enjoying herself on a cruise.  Im sure she will have tales to tell on her return.
So what were her factoids this week ..... FACTS ON APRIL and here are few examples of what she came up with.

1.  April and July always start on the same day of the week.
2.  April birthstone is Diamond and the Birth Flower is Daisy or Sweet Pea, 
     unless you are born on the 19th then it is the Primrose.
3.  April is International Guitar month.
4.  The cuckoo arrives in April and sings from St. Tiburtuis day (14th) until 
     St. Johns Day 24th June.
5.  If you heard the cuckoo song on the 14th you should turn over all the 
     money in your pocket, spit and not look on the ground.  If you do this      
     and are standing on soft ground you will have good luck but if you are     
     stood on hard ground you will have bad luck.
6.  The first laundrette opened on April 18th 1934 in Fort Worth Texas. 
     It had 4 electric washers that were rented by the hour.
7.  No one knows how April Fools Day started but it was first mentioned in   
     1392 in the Canterbury Tales.

I WILL LEAVE YOU TO DECIDE WHICH ARE TRUE AND WHICH ARE FALSE.
 

5 comments:

  1. The ladies at SDCCC have been busy! Those little canvases are like a breath of fresh air, perfect for Spring (and the sunshine we've been enjoying over the last couple of days, shhhh, don't want to jinx it!).

    My favourite factoid is number 5; whaaaaaaat?!

    x

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  2. What a fabulous Spring colour filled post Lynn. Soo so pretty :D
    I like factoid number 1 :D
    I hope Susan is having a wonderful time and comes back with more inspiration for her sketchbook :0) xx

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  3. Lovely colourful canvases and initial key rings Lynn, lots of fun to be had creating them. Havent heard a Cuckoo yet but I live on a busy main road so he would have to shout load! Hugs Mo x

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  4. What a great idea those mini canvases are! So clourful on a dull blustery day.love those Factoids!

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  5. Whether true or false, they are fun anyway. The canvases are beautiful Lynn, they must have had such fun creating those. Love your bead box and how they made the lovely key rings with them too. Hugs, Anne x

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