I think it only fair to warn you that this post is just a tad photo heavy!!! Oops – sorry Julia. I hope I am forgiven.

Hello my friends. I trust this finds you well and enjoying your art times. My desk this week has been moving around the house – nothing unusual there I hear you say. So… firstly, the dining table has been covered in all manner of silk fibres, wool fibres, angelina fibres… yes. I have been making lots of silk paper sheets for whoever comes to the Crafternoon next month. I’m not sure what got into me last Wednesday when I told you we are going to do silk painting… we’re not! We are doing silk paper making!!! Just a bit of a difference! Anyway, as I set to, I discovered that by the time I had made a sheet for everyone and a couple for myself as demonstrator, I was going to be running very low on silk and wool tops. Oh, what a sacrifice – I had to get on the phone and order some more. I have always used Winghamwoolworks for these, and they certainly excelled themselves this time. Ordered Friday lunchtime, Monday morning this gorgeous parcel of loveliness arrived…

I am positively drooling over these – 28 balls of wool tops, 3 bags of silk fibres, and 2 of angelina fibres – copper and silver. Our plan for the crafternoon is that everyone can start off by making a couple of sheets each, which can then be drying whilst we all make something 3D using the sheets I have already made. Thus far, I have made 16, roughly circular and nearly A4 in length. I have had SUCH fun!!! Here’s a few…

From the dining table to the kitchen worktop and on to the armchair and tv! In the evenings I have been greatly enjoying myself making a zigzag crochet blanket…

It fits a full size single bed. I will probably give it to charity as I don’t need it, but I have had loads of fun counting!! From the armchair my next desk was the open air. Friday morning was absolutely stunning weather here on the North Wales coast – so, after a load of household tasks I decided to go out to Bodnant. Bodnant Gardens is a NT place around 7 miles from my home. When I went two weeks ago there were 2 daffodils out! Yes, you read correctly – 2. I thought the sun might have opened a few more… arrived to find there wasn’t a car parking space left! Went home in a huff! However, undeterred I went back on Saturday morning. Oh my goodness – what a feast for the eyes and the soul! I leave you today with a few snaps from the many I took that time!

There were millions – everywhere you looked. Up hill and down dale. It was the most glorious sight. Colour was everywhere. Azaleas, primroses, magnolias, even rhododendrons were opening up.

Enjoy gazing. Enjoy the beauty of creation. Take care my friends. God bless you.


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14 Replies to “WOYWW668”

  1. Wow – Spring has definitely sprung Margaret – love the photos of Bodnant. Such a lovely array of fibres and wool too. The blanket is spectacular and such great colours. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

  2. Ooh. not sure which I love more – the wavy ripples (you will see similar but different on my desk/floor!) the stunning photos or the delicious fibers. You brightened up my morning to no end!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (1)

  3. Beautiful colours everywhere on your desk this week Margaret! The flowers at Bodnant were stunning, I’m so glad you went back the second time! The weather has helped too, so lovely to see sun and blue skies for a week at least, gorgeous! That box of goodies looks almost too good to disturb but I’m glad you did, hope the crafting goes well!
    Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

  4. Hi Margaret, I love Winghamwoolworks too. I haven’t had anything from them recently as I’ve not been doing much needle felting at the moment but their website is definitely worth a visit. I do hope you let us see the results of your Crafternoon. Loving the blanket too. The flower pics are beautiful and very smile worthy. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x13x

  5. Honey! No I am not using that as a term of endearment, it is in answer to your query re scones. That was the one thing that came to mind straight away, could be syrup I suppose or chocolate spread but I think honey was my best suggestion. Would it work for you?
    Well, what a busy bee you have been and what a load of beautiful shopping you have been doing. Oh what joy those bags must have brought as you opene,md them up. I could gaze at them for ages. Good luck with the class, I am sure with you at the helm it will be a sure fire success.
    Love Bodnant, miss having the caravan down there because it always meant a few trips to Bodnant.
    Blessings, Neetg xx6

  6. Ah Margaret – what a perfect blog post this week – fluffy goodness and Bodnant beauty!! We love Wingham too – great product and excellent service too. xx Jo

  7. What glorious flowers!!! I like your word Crafternoon! So unique Hope it goes wonderful good! Thanks for popping by and have a wonderful week!
    Carol N #19

  8. Fabulous photographs! Those daffodils are a beautiful sight. As are the other flowers, really has been feespring like! Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Angela #7

  9. Hi Margaret! Gorgeous Spring flowers photos. Aren’t you glad you went back? Your yarn colors are so bright and lush and pretty.
    thanks for already stopping by my blog today. #23

  10. Beautiful colours in your blog, Margaret! Your wavy crochet is lovely and Bodnant was beautiful!
    Enjoy your crafting !
    Take care
    Lynnecrafts 11

  11. Bodnant is one of my favourite places. I have many photos in all seasons… but probably my favourite ones include the Laburnum Arch. Too early yet!
    Those wool tops really are to die for!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #17

  12. Oh my giddy aunt Margaret …. such a feast for the eyes … I am swooooning over all your fibres ? absolutely gorgeous they are … you’re paper is gping to beeee lush ???? tooooo that fabulous crochet blanket … stunning in every way! What beauty in nature your photos are … I’m so glad you went back ?? I hope you’re having a beautiful week, see yooou on Wednesday. Much love and hugs Tracy #20
    Thank yooou so much for stopping by mine … feeling so much better today xxxxx

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