Wednesday, 26 June 2019


For all you button lovers out there!
I have been sorting through my buttons to add to the twiddle mitts that I have finished.
I bought a bucketful from Abakhan or Askaban as I keep calling it!
They were in big bargain bins and I sorted out as many big, shiny, colourful ones as I could find. They will be perfect to add a bit of glitz to my twiddle mitts.

The next batch are ready to go down to the dementia nurse at our local hospital. I have a stiff shoulder at the moment so haven't done much knitting. It's been a bit too warm and muggy anyway.  They certainly look a colourful bunch don't they!

I hope the weather hasn't caused too many problems where you are. We are heading for a heatwave now by the sound of it!

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 19 June 2019


My left over CROP 10 ATCs have been re-purposed into little dumfling cards. I just chopped off the text and mounted them on linen in a 3 fold card. They will make nice little Thank You cards I think.

These are few of Tilly Tea Dance's latest needle felted pictures that I have mounted and framed for her. She is having an exhibition at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms soon and is busy stocking up. These tiny ones are perfect for a little gift but she now needs to make a few large felted pictures.

My other little job is to stitch name labels on Ben's school uniform - I can't believe how fast the last 5 years have flown. He is really looking forward to going with all his pre-school buddies and has a couple of visits this month.

So that's it for this week.

Thanks Shaz for your ATC which came via Annie - I don't know how we missed out on the day!
I have put all my ATCs in a picture frame in my sewing room. They really are lovely.

See you next week.

xx Jo

Wednesday, 12 June 2019


Here is my work desk all set up for a bit of brooch making action.
I have cut out and sewn on the pins ready to attach to the fronts when Tilly drops them off.

The lovely Julia pointed out the real purpose for the "giant paper clip" that I showed you last week.
It is, of course, a  clip on drinks holder. So here it is with my glass of fizz at the ready!
Not wanting to get too tiddly, I have also got a mug of coffee in case I need sobering up!

The little bars of choc etc that came with my ATCs last week have also been munched in my sewing room - I can sneak up here and have a little work time treat. Thanks to all - they were much appreciated. My little lavender cushion is tucked into my fabric drawer so that I can admire it each time I delve in for fabric - thanks Elizabeth.

I am still awaiting a little parcel from Shaz in Oz who has posted a few ATCs. I think the journey from the Antipodes has foxed them this time - it seems a long time since Shaz posted them!

Short and sweet this week.

I will try and visit a few desks later.

Have a great week.

xx Jo

Friday, 7 June 2019

Friday smile

I just thought you would like to see this gorgeous Clematis Josephine in all its glory.

It doesn't look so good after the overnight rain on Tuesday but has been stunning. 
It has about 40 blooms! 

Thanks Annie, I love it.

Wednesday, 5 June 2019


Saturday 1st June CROP 10

Well folks, I have to say, the day was all we hoped for and showed the true spirit of WOYWW!

The sun shone, Shrewsbury was at it's best and 21 WOYWWers turned up to enjoy the day.
As you can imagine, the two terrible sisters were a bit pre-occupied with the smooth running of the event so didn't have enough time to socialise (or craft) but that didn't matter. We were surrounded by lovely friends who, hopefully, had a great day.

You will see from the only photos I had time to take that my focus was the food table - lol. Nothing new there, I hear Annie say. Sarah kindly "pretended" to be first in the queue!!!

There was such a huge generosity from all that we raised a wonderful amount to go to Alzheimer research. Tables were laden with raffle prizes and donations of fab crafty bits and bobs. Thanks to all for that - it was brilliant.
Here are a few snaps of the items I came home with.....

A few items thoughtfully brought along by Neet and Chris with us in mind.

A giant paper clip and yarn, my raffle prizes.

Thank you for all my beautiful ATCs and gifts - you really are a talented bunch.

AND last but not least....

This is the beautiful framed piece of artwork that Julia gave to us for hosting the event. Such a kind thought and much appreciated - a perfect gift for us both and we will hang them in our sewing rooms as a reminder of a fabulous day with everyone. Thanks lots.

Rumour has it that we might be tempted to repeat the event next year so, watch this space!

Now if you didn't pick up one of my ATCs on Saturday, or if you would like me to send one to you, email me with your details and I will sort it. First come first served as I only have these 10 left.

 So - here's to the next 10 years of WOYWW.

See you next week.

xx Jo