Monday, 23 February 2015

A round up

Thank you for your kind thoughts & wishes for Friday. Dad had a lovely send off & the whole day went off without a hitch.

The pigeon was as expected! The photo does not do it justice, it really was the most extraordinary looking creation!

My camera decided not to work on the day, yes, my new camera I think it's broken so Mike will be taking it back this week. So I took the photo from my brothers facebook page.
To give you a better idea of size -  imagine your microwave. It was mounted on a board with a roofscape? painted on it, The board is larger than a microwave, along with the floral pigeon plonked on it, it was a sight to behold indeed!

I have no idea where it is now, it was placed at the back of the hearse so it was in my view on the way to the funeral & it was then placed at the front of the coffin while the funeral was taking place. I'm rather glad it is now out of sight!

It's still a bit too cold to be in the garden, given that I'm a fair weather gardener anyway. So naturally I have to occupy my mind in other ways. My fabric haul has been considerable this month.

After reading a post by the lovely lady who blogs at Countryside Tales  I spotted some rather lovely bird print fabric. Now you know when you see something & you really, really want it . Well naturally I asked google who couldn't find said fabric but directed my attention to 9 lots of fat quarters which I accidentally on purpose paid for as the site in question used paypal. This was the day after I ordered a selection of Liberty fat quarters for my hexie quilt, which was after Mike taking me out for lunch in Chester & a visit to Abakhan where I picked up three long lengths of fabric for crafty purposes.

Well as the fabric gods would have it CT kindly replied with the fabric shop website address & of course I placed an order for the birds fabric & some with bees & eggs on too! 


All fabric washed, ironed & stashed until I find the time to do something with it which believe me I'm very short of at the moment.

I shall leave you to it now I've confessed my fabric sins, I'm off to read up on your blogs as I've had a rather lazy weekend & have not looked at what any of you have been up to since Thursday.

As always, enjoy your day xx



34 comments:

  1. Well it is hard of course to tell from a picture, but the pigeon is nothing like as bad as I pictured! Thankfully. I am glad that it all went as well as these things can do. That must have been a blessing for you. Your shopping and treats were well deserved my dear and if they help to ease your soul that is important isn't it. Keep taking care of YOU. Hugs. xxxx

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  2. I'm glad it all went off okay, pigeon notwithstanding. I looked for that fabric too and couldn't find it either. I particularly like the birds' eggs, I'm a bit obsessed with birds' eggs at the moment. I'm glad you've found such lovely fabric to add to your stash. CJ xx

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  3. I am glad Friday went off ok for you. That pigeon is some creation, isn't it! Love the fabric, it's very pretty xx

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  4. I agree the fabric is gorgeous. Never seen a Pigeon made of flowers. I bet your dad would have loved it.

    Gill in Canada

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  5. Glad to hear that everything went ok on Friday. The pigeon is nothing like I imagined it, it is quite something. Such pretty fabric, no wonder you couldn't resist.

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  6. The floral pigeon is certainly, erm, different. Love your fabric choices.

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  7. Well, I like the pigeon. It is / was unusual and distinctive, and that has some attractions. It will be a talking-point for you in years to come... "Remember Dad's pigeon...?"

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  8. Glad to hear everything went well. The pigeon is pretty cool actually.

    Nice fabric stash too, all lovely and crisp looking.

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  9. A very different floral arrangement, I was thinking of you on friday wondering about the pigeon, another book of life closed and what a memorable final chapter.
    The fabric is lovely I am not going to give way to temptation. :-)

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  10. Glad things went well,As for the pigeon it could have done to have lost the roof and the chimney and the eye! What were the flowers used?

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    1. The flowers looked like small chrysanths dyed in various shades of grey! It was quite a sight to see in real life x

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  11. The pigeon? Well, erm *shuffle shuffle*..it's the thought that counts.
    Jane x

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  12. Good to see that it all went okay. I hope that you get your camera sorted out quickly.
    Have a good week. Flighty xx

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  13. Now THAT is a pigeon. I hope it brought a smile on an otherwise sad day?

    And the fabric is just understandable. It will get used, so it's not like a complete indulgence......

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  14. Funky pigeon it's not as bad as I thought, and very different. Love your stash, which you deserve after your past few weeks.

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  15. I actually quite like the pigeon after all lol, I love that fabric stash! I am working on a big wool stash clear out before I go to one of the big craft shows. ...It is not going well :( resistance is hard x x

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  16. I'm glad it went well. It will be a relief to be over that hurdle too. A fabric buying spree was well earned. Take care x

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  17. I'm glad everything went well. It sounds like your fabric therapy was 'well deserved'! Jx

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  18. I won't say anything about the pigeon :o) Glad the day went well.

    Thank you for the mention my lovely and I'm glad you got the fabric. I ordered some of the egg one too! xx

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  19. Glad everything went ok and that you were able to have some down time over the weekend. You have a good week this week friend! Nicole xo

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  20. I'm not singing ' stop the pigeon, stop the pigeon' from the whacky races. Honest! That fabric looks lovely. I love to stroke new fabric!!

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  21. Good Lord - that pigeon! (Guffaws). I'm glad it's disappeared now for your sake! As for your fabric sins, it's retail therapy at an emotionally challenging time....the sin would be in NOT buying said items. Really pleased the funeral went off well, I did think of you on the day xxx

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  22. That pigeon really is something else!

    Good for you on the fabric front ... bit of retail therapy ... just the ticket!

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  23. I'm glad that everything went off well, I think the pigeon is cute. I love your fabric and can't wait to see what you are going to do with it. I'm not much of a sewer but I love fabric almost as much as I love yarn. Have a great week. :) xx

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  24. Glad Friday went well for you all. Your fabric stash looks pretty cool. Hope you get the camera fixed soon. P x

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  25. I like the pigeon. He looks sort of all-knowing the way he's sitting up there. :) Your fabric looks really nice, enjoy.

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  26. The pigeon has a friendly look about it, it's kind of sweet really. It's fair weather gardening for me too, I get cold and wet enough walking the dog at the moment. Lovely fabrics, I hope you get time to use them soon. Jxx

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  27. I'm glad the day went well and that pigeon has a lot of personality about it. I did manage some gardening on the two lovely days we had last week, but it's back indoors again for me now. Glad you enjoyed yourself buying some new fabric - it's always a treat :)
    Cathy x

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  28. So glad it went smoothly....and thank you for sharing the pigeon picture....it looked quite cute, I think! Love your new fabrics.....birds, eggs and bees are such nice subjects for designs. I hope the weather warms up soon, am looking forward to some gardening too.
    Helen xox

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  29. That pigeon certainly was bizarre!!Not a pigeon in sight on the bird fabric you purchased I notice...lol!

    I love the bee fabric....could you let me know where you purchased it??

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  30. Sorry to hear about your Dad - I'm glad that Friday went ok. The pigeon must have been a talking point :) I'm glad it's disappeared for you :) The fabric is gorgeous, I love the bees particularly :) xx

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  31. Funerals and dealing with all the 'stuff' that goes with them is quite stressful, the pigeon must have certainly made people smile - not such a bad thing:) Glad Friday went ok x

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  32. Dear Joanne
    I'm so pleased for you and your family that everything went well, and pigeon was certainly 'different'!
    I'm here to thank you sincerely for the very kind words you have left for me - especially as you have been going through such a similar thing.
    Sending you a special {hug}
    Rose H
    xx

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  33. The pigeon...there are no words! Your posts always make me chuckle. But I'm really glad your Dad's send off went smoothly, and good for you enjoying some retail therapy. It's much too cold for gardening! x

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