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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Flowers aplenty

The wreath is on the wall, not too shabby but I know that I can make better colour and layout choices.
No excuses, I am determined to work through the stash before going shopping for more.



I pinned the petals out as they were just a bit curly wurly, a quick spray of starch and time to dry. I could have given them a shot of steam from the iron but that meant plugging in. 
What is wrong with that? I hear you think, apart from the waste of electricity there is a smallish pile of ironing that I am very studiously ignoring.

So starch it was, it did not take long to dry.

I tried pinning on the table and my lap and could not see it at all, then 

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I put a ribbon on it and hung it on the wall, Elementary my dears.




Here it is, much as I want to have it close and in view, it will not be staying. I have told my friend Angela about it and she was almost purring, and dropped just a few dozen subtle hints that she would love one "if I had the time and the wool" of course.

It will be on her wall very shortly. I can crack on with another for myself.

Dinner was a hash of left over roast veg, a few rashers of streaky bacon and an egg. I was not very hungry and although soup was planned nothing is spoiling and it can happen tomorrow.

Ben was as pleased as me to see that the torrential rain had subsided to a mere drizzle, we enjoyed 2 good walks and are about to venture out again. We will deliver the wreath and Ben can have a cwtch with Angela, they will both enjoy that, while I hang the wreath. 
No need to drill and screw, it will go where the Round of Robins was at Christmas.
I popped into The Works this afternoon, I had to go to Neath today instead of yesterday, and they have moved everything. The craft section has shrunk to half size or less and there were piles of plastic tat, shame but I will not give up on them just yet.
I looked in the Charity Shops but nothing took my fancy.
I was accosted in the street by a very personable young man,  he was trying to get financial support for Greenpeace. I made my excuses and left, my charity commitment is set in place for the next 2 years.
I had a quick look in Morrison's, nothing to write home about.
I did pick up some laces for my flat ankle boots and some tooth chews for Ben in Wilko,s. That was the sum total of my shopping, I should not need anything else before the weekend and then it will just be milk, fruit and veg.

I must get this walk done.

                            TTFN                                       Pam



17 comments:

  1. The wreath is so pretty Pam! You have a very lucky friend.

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    1. She is a good friend, and well worth it.

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  2. That's a lovely wreath and your friend will be over the moon. You did that so quickly too.

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    1. I am guilty of concentrating on the wreath, I am so pleased with it that I started another last night.

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  3. That wreath is so pretty, you are so talented.

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    1. Thank you, I had lots of help from various blogs.

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  4. You have a very lucky friend!!

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    1. She is worth it, I am lucky to have her.

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  5. I am amazed at what can be made with a crochet hook and some wool. I can just about manage straight rows for a blanket. I've never quite got the hang of the double, treble and half treble crochet thing.
    I love your wreath.

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    1. There is so much to learn out there, I love looking at the advanced stuff and am slowly learning.

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  6. The wreath looks very pretty
    Julie xxxxxx

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  7. Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous, lucky, lucky friend :)

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  8. Love the wreath its so pretty your friend is going to be over the moon :-) dee

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    1. I took the wreath over to Angela last evening and it was on the wall in 2 shakes of a lamb,s tale. It did cause a little sniffle and a few tears, of joy. I pinned the flowers on so that I can change them for other colours and varieties as the seasons change.

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