Wednesday, 5 May 2021

WOYWW …….. well here we are again

Well would you look at that mess.
This was our garden on Tuesday morning after a right
Hoolie blew in overnight.

I thought well if that’s what May has in store for us I’ll be
in isolation a bit longer.

Monday afternoon I took to my desk while Philip cleaned the
bathrooms as all his outside jobs were cancelled due to bad weather.
 I bribed him with the promise of cake and a cuppa later.

Over the weekend I’d been playing about putting scraps of fabric
together on my cork wall.  Then I made a crazy paving ribbon with
more bits of the same materials.

Back to Monday afternoon….. keeping on with the lace theme
for the No Rules Textile Society project, I’ve stitched a little
patchwork piece and added cut up pieces of an antique trim
and machined stitched them down in a grid pattern.

Other members have dyed lace, some have made bowls with
threads and dissolvable fabric.  The effects are lovely.
Images by permission of Jayne Emerson

What I like about the group is you can do whatever takes your fancy,
there’s no rules.  I enjoy the zoom meetings.  There’s lots of giggling,
chat and exchanges of ideas.

I do miss being in the company of folk, don’t you.
We are getting a bit nearer to resolving that now thankfully.

Enjoy your week deskhoppers

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  1. oh...I need a cok board! That is sooo lovely and strangly, calming! There is no room in here to swing a cat...not even a flea on a cat! Love your little people and their dog too. If I saw them. in a shop, I would buy them! Happy WOYWW!? Keep Crafting!! Stay Safe ((Lyn))#6

  2. Love your lace work, and those cork boards are to die for!
    Have a good week
    Christine #18

  3. You have just the perfect way of arranging all your pretty things Lynn - wish I was a arty (and tidy) as you!! xx Jo

  4. I really love all you’ve been busy have such a lovely way with colours and textiles.
    Annie x #11

  5. We really are very lucky that when we can't go out there is always something to keep us occupied. Happy creative woyww, Angela x19x

  6. So enjoy all your photos. It's 37 degrees here this morning..crazy weather, I see your mess outside, I've the same cleanup winds also made a huge mess of buds, blooms, sticks on our deck requiring cleanup. Love your works with all the fabrics you use. Enjoy some sunshine if it comes your way.. #22

  7. Great photos and especially the cork wall have a good week Helen #4

  8. Your cork wall looks amazing - what a wonderful idea. The weather was awful on Monday wasn't it, although this morning was cold and sunny. Loving all your creativity on display this week. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#9)

  9. Those cork walls look absolutely gantastic, what a great idea!
    Goodness me, haven't we had a right old battering over the last three days? It was gloriously sunny this morning but I needed my big coat and gloves when we took a trip out to the garden centre. I was going to do some gardening this afternoon but it's raining! xxx

  10. You look so wistful in your photo! Wish we could be doing a WOYWW CROP and not just the ATC swap. I miss people some days - but not every day LOL!
    Love the thread bowls and you cork board is A-MAY-ZING.
    Late start - best laid plans and all that…
    Mary Anne (1)

  11. Hi Lynn. You certainly had a load of fun playing with your cork board! Well done. You enjoyed yourself, too, making those little pieces - brilliant. It will be nice to be meeting up with more folks again - but my sense is that there is an incredible amount of nervousness out there.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  12. Oh no, look at all that havoc wreaked on your garden! No wonder you both retreated indoors. I had a good chuckle at you bribing Philip to clean the bathrooms :-) I'm loving your latest project and, I'm repeating myself here, how stunning is that dress you are wearing! xxx

  13. i need that cork wall in my life!! We could do with it at work!! I used to have one at home, I might pop to daiso on my way home and see if I can grab one. I love the work, It reminds me of Dottie Angel. Take care and keep safe

  14. I do love your cork board wall, and I love all your beautiful little textile creations - a perfect way to weather the storm!
    Have a good week, stay safe and remember we are nearly at the end of all this.
    Diana xx #24

  15. I hope you managed to get your garden straight again and there wasn't too much damage Lynn. Loving your fabric cork wall patchwork. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

  16. Wow Lynn all your projects are just stunning... I hardly know where to begin! I love your cork wall with its display, and the beautiful lace bowls too. It's all fabulous. Sorry about the damage in the garden and hope it's all sorted soon! We had a very stormy day on Monday with a bit of damage to one fence panel which my hubby fixed - always essential to keep an eye on the perimeter in order to keep the kitties safe in the garden.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #16

  17. Love that plate on display. I also love your cork wall, so many brilliant textile projects. Have a great week Angela #23

  18. Oh Lynne, my cork boards never looked like moody and inspiration and skill all just thee on the wall to look at, your sense for putting stuff together is just a visual feast for me. Hope when you walk in and look at it you get the same feeling! Weather...what is going on? And then the world stayed skewiff...your man is cleaning bathrooms. Blimey. Mine would of course, if asked, otherwise it would just not occur to him! Full marks to the WW.

  19. Goodness, I hope there wasn't any permanent damage in the garden? I do love all your bits and bobs, both on your shelves and in your textile art too. Late to the party this week - stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #8

  20. Trying to catch up on commenting - it is already Friday! The problem is because we are 9 hours in front I can't manage it on Wednesday and then the time just flies!
    I love all your fabric creations!
    I once made one of those bowls but it wasn't quite up to that standard!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #25

  21. Hi Lynn, Lovely to meet you and see all your gorgeous projects. I have been missing from WOYWW for 8 years and am just getting aound to visit everyone - See you again soon - Cheers Maurs #33 xxx