Saturday, 15 July 2017

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Over the past couple of weeks I've been aiming to get all my charity projects done and dusted before Thomas finishes school and more importantly I've made a point of not starting any new ones. 

After the dresses and ponchos had been sent off I just had the angels to finish for the Tigerlily Trust, so for the past few days in between everything else that's been going on, I've made a concerted effort to work on them. 

Bodies have been knitted, heads have been stuffed, wings have been crocheted and sewn on and halos have been attached. I just need to buy a few more of these and they will be finished. 

And here they are. A heavenly host of 50 angels who will be winging their way to Cumbria by the end of next week.

With everything finished this means while I'm at the van I can continue crocheting my poncho and also the cute little sunshine Sadie sent me. I'm also taking a cross stitch that Sue from Suffolk posted to me and I'm hoping to make a start on Sienna's (whisper) Christmas card. 

I've really enjoyed making the angels, but it will be nice to be rid of that niggling feeling of having to finish something off.

So, do any of you have projects on the go at the moment that you need to get on with. Knitting, crocheting, quilting, gardening, decorating - the list is sometimes endless isn't it. And are you enjoying them or like me is the fact they're hanging around beginning to get on your nerves? 

  
               

xxx 

15 comments:

  1. The little angels are so pretty Suzanne.

    Lots of projects needing finishing here. I'm just too hot to get into crafting mode.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thank you Sheila. I'm losing my crafting mojo so wanted to get them finished before it disappeared completely. Frustrated I haven't got enough halos or they'd be done now but hope to rectify that tomorrow. You do have to be in the mood otherwise it's not enjoyable which defeats the object. Stay cool :) xx

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  2. What beautiful work Suzanne and i'm sure the people who receive them will be so touched by your kindness. I have spent the day starting to bottom the kitchen and it's only about a quarter done! The weather is muggy and showery so it's been a productive way to spend a day. Just need to keep going on the other three quarters now. I'm off to assemble a cold dinner from the fridge-fortunately Norrie likes these kind of meals mainly because he eats anything! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Catriona

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    1. Thank you. Hope you're managing to crack on with the kitchen. Mine needs doing but I've decided I'm having it painted in the hols so will wait until then. Stopping a work in progress to cook for the troops frustrates me. I find it hard to get started again. And of course nobody offers to do the cooking for me! Bet you will feel great when you have a sparkling kitchen. Xx

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  3. Looked up the Tiger Lily trust and found what a lovely idea those angels are for bereaved parents and they look so good.
    I started a X stitch before the painting and that's still to be finished and I need to knit dishcloths again soon.
    Enjoy your next caravan trip

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    1. I'm looking forward to starting the cross stitch sue. The tiger lily trust holds a memorial service every year and they have a memory tree on which they hang stars, hearts etc. I sent a couple of angels with some cribs and val asked if I would be able to make some for their service. Was happy to oblige. Xx

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  4. How clever are you! I love the wings, love the angels. Wish I could do something like that.

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    1. Thank you Tania. Each part is quite easy but putting them all together takes a while. I've had a little production line going :) xx

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  5. Your knitting and crochet look so lovely and the angels, I'm sure, will be gratefully received by any grieving parent, a keepsake for a tragic event.

    The 'project' I'm trying to get on with is old photographs. I've inherited a lot of photographs from both my mother and an aunt and they are taking over. I intend to get some kind of order to them and put them in albums so that they are easier to see rather than in a box. They should be interesting to our descendants as some are from WW1 and beyond.
    I've made a start, but there are so many interruptions during the day that they are still waiting to be done. Now I need some A4 decorative paper for the background. Once I get that there should be no stopping me.
    Have a good weekend.

    Joan (Devon)

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    1. Sorting photos is a big project Joan. I need to do something with mine but never quite get around to it. It will be a lovely keepsake for your family especially if you have very old ones. Mum did a family tree a few years ago on my dads side. I think she got back to the 1700s and that was really interesting but having a photo to put to a name is even better.

      You're right there are always interruptions and the more I'm interrupted the more my motivation dwindles. Hope you get a good run at it this week. Xx

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    2. I have also done the family trees on both my parents and got back to the 1700s on my dads side, but managed to get to the 1500s on my mothers, but that was mainly because someone had published those ancestors on the internet. As you say it makes very interesting reading.

      Joan (Devon)

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  6. I'm finally managing a catch up after a busy weekend. The angels are so beautiful Suzanne. Your work is so neat and I'm sure the recipients will be very appreciative of them. X

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    1. Oh I missed this Jules - don't know how but here I am now. Thank you. I'm hoping they've arrived safely - as much as I enjoyed making them I wouldn't want to have to conjure up another 50! xx

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  7. The angels are beautiful! I'm sure they will be treasured by the recipients. I have plenty of projects in progress! Really need to sit down and finish them, but I've been starting new projects, instead!

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    1. Thank you Bless. I hope they add that bit of something to the remembrance service. All my charity projects are finished now which is a nice feeling. I've just got my things to get on with which will make a nice change. xx

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