Monday, 8 June 2009

So What's on your Washing Line?

On mine last week... several pieces of painted tyvek hung out to get really dry.

This was in preparation for one of the nicest, most relaxed workshops I've ever taken. Six lovely ladies gathered to celebrate a special birthday for one of them. At the birthday girl's request we had a day playing with tyvek. She had invited five special friends to her home and hired me as a tutor and we made tyvek flowers, seed pods and beads. We had lots of fun, lots of laughs, a great lunch and even party bags supplied by one of the guests - beautiful little patchwork bags filled with packs of needles , chocolate and other goodies. I'm sure they won't mind me sharing this picture of them all at the end of their birthday party.

And these are just some of the things they made.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday party Harriet... I certainly did! If anyone is interested I'm available for Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs too! That wasn't the only fun workshop I did last week and you can see pictures of me slumped asleep over my sewing machine working hard at Angela's on her blog.

There is a reason for my return to blogging this week... the results of my giveaway! So many great comments... thank you and sorry I've not had time to reply to them all. It was good to "meet" new people and hope you return here again. I was a bit flumoxed how to do the draw as some of you requested the notebook and others wanted the chocolates and others didn't mind or didn't specify. So in the end I decided the first name out would get their choice (if they had made one) and second name would get what was left! I assigned everyone numbers in the order the comments were left... did a random generator thing and the first number up was 57... which was

Vintagerockchick

Well done Gill... the notebook will be on its way this week.


The second number was 64 and that was


Well done Jenny, the chocolates will also be on their way this week when I've sorted out some packaging!
Not entirely sure when I'll be back blogging again... it might be tomorrow, it might be next week or possibly longer. I'm busy knitting with all sorts of strange stuff (last bit was modroc!) for the first assignment of my next module... watch this space! And of course there is more teaching and two family birthdays in the next week so I might be a bit busy again! I'll leave you with a picture of the poppies growing by my garage wall. I know I show them every year but I love them!

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the winners. It was a lovely surprise to find a post on your blog Gina! Don't stay away too long will you? you are sorely missed.

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  2. One can never post too many pictures of poppies :-)

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  3. Thanks for the chocs! I am very excited to have won and I can't wait to see them in real life! It was such a generous give away, thank you. x

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  4. Congrats to the winners! I misread your post and thought you had said you weren't sure *if* you'd be back, rather than not sure *when*. I nearly choked on my sandwich!

    Saw your pics at our village art exhibition yesterday - I voted for your sunset as the best picture in the exhibition :-)

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  5. What a lovely way to celebrate a birthday!

    Congratulations to the lucky winners :-)

    Like Trashy said - we'll never tire of pretty poppy pictures! Have a lovely week and we'll be here when you get back xxx

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  6. What a fun idea for a birthday party. Congrats to your lucky winners. I wish I had a washing line -- yours is beautiful!

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  7. Love the 'washing' on your line - the colours are gorgeous and the flower on the far right is just like one of our clematis. What a super idea for a birthday treat - I'm sure everyone had a great day. Congrats to the lucky giveaway winners - Vintagerockchick will fill the note book with lovely things and jennyflower won't get fat on the chocs.

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  8. Poppies are just lovely aren't they Gina? Glad the workshops are going so well x

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  9. I wouldn't dare post a photo of the dingy colour run limp washing on my line - but yours looks fun

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  10. Lucky winners. Oh well. Never mind. Better luck next time.
    I love washing lines like that..no ironing afterwards, just maybe a bit of soldering or heat gun or....x

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  11. OH wow!!! Thank you so much - I'm really pleased - can't wait to see it!! And I never win anything!! Thanks again Gina xx

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  12. I am fascinated by the whole crafting with Tyvek concept - have been hoarding FedEx envelopes for a while, hoping to come up with inspiration.

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  13. That sounds like my kind of birthday party - what a great idea! Congratulations to all the winners of your giveaway and to you for your blogging milestone. Sounds like you've got a busy time coming up - have fun and take care x

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  14. Congratulations to the winners! But I do have one question, although I'm sure you've told us some time before - What's Tyvek?????

    Lucy xxxxx

    P.S. Very good to have you back!

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  15. Congratulations to both winners, I am so not jealous! Much! lol What a great idea your tyvek party is, it sounds wonderful fun and productive too. Enjoy your week and the birthdays. More baking on the horizon?

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  16. lovely to hear from you - looks like a great day - but i'm with lucy what exactly was it you were making?

    xxx

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  17. Well done to the 2 very lucky winners, I love the stamens on your poppies are you sure they are real? Enjoy the rest of your week Gina.

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  18. I love the tyvek flowers. What a fun day to have for a birthday!

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  19. That idea for a birthday party is a great one!Have just read the post afterwards about Tyvek. Something new to me, and isn't that one of the wonders of blogland?? Thanks, Cathy x

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  20. Congratulations to the winners and I hope you have a good break Gina, will keep popping over just to see if you are around, otherwise will catch you later. ps. also looking forward to seeing your course work when you are able to show it ...

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  21. No need to ask how the party went went, those flowers are great. Congratulations to Gill and Jennyflower.

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  22. well you know my take on intermittent blogging! that birthday party sound slike my idea of heaven - what a totally cool idea

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  23. I can't believe I missed out on such a fabulous giveaway.. that notbookcover is drop dead georgeous! congratulations to the winners!

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  24. Well done the winners, both lovely gifts. Thanks for the giveaway Gina. The birthday party sounds lovely.
    Twiggy x

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  25. What a wonderful way to spend a birthday and beautiful flowers!

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  26. Lovely to see some blog posts from you. I am envying your warmer weather as our winter has hit with a vengeance (mind you I still prefer this to our hot summer).
    What a lovely day you had with your students. I am sure they enjoyed every minute - they look very happy in their photo!
    Big congratulations to the winners of your giveaways too!
    Dotxx

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  27. P.S That is the kind of washing line I like! And I will never look at Silent Witness the same now I know their outfits are made out of tyvek!

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