Monday, 21 June 2021

Creations

Hello

Thanks for calling in. 

The weather has been doing its worst over the last few days, the flowers have been battered so what's the best thing to do when the rain is pouring non-stop? Make mincepies of course!  I added some ground almonds to a left over unopened jar of mincemeat, which needed using up and was quite pleased with the result. That's Christmas sorted! 


Whilst stuck indoors watching the tennis,  well done Cameron Norrie for getting to the Final at Queens, internet browsing has produced a few interesting articles, which I share with you now in case you have missed them.

Look at this Archers related cardigan!  What a great colourful idea and lots of fun too.  Made by Helen Burrows, I found this photo and the information about the 70 objects below here.


With the programme being 70 years old, they have collected 69 objects relating to the series and are searching for that elusive 70th item. Maybe you have it!




Sticking with the Archers theme, have a look at this knitted map of Borcetshire, dreamed up by Windfarm Mermaid in 2010 and finally finished after a hunt to track down the unfinished project recently.  Here's a short video about it from the BBC, which is where I found this photo.



I also discovered the short videos by Andrea Love using felted wool, have you seen them, they are delightful?


Here's her website with a few more creations.

Hopefully the sun will shine for us soon.


Cheerio

12 comments:

  1. So many wonderful creations, isn't that cardigan fab. I've never listened to the Archers but I know so many people enjoy it.

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    1. It's a real labour of love and must have taken ages to make, lovely colours and very cosy too!

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  2. Such fun, I loved the cardigan. I used to listen to the Archers with my Mum but haven't for several years.

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    1. It is a bit of fun but very colourful and cosy too.

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  3. Goodness, such creativity coming from The Archers and Borsetshire. Haven't listened for many years, I wonder if I would recognise the characters anymore? Great to have your mince pies organised too:)

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    1. Some of the old ones are still going strong although with covid, the older ones haven't had much to say lately. Alcoholism is the current topic along with all the farming issues. 😊

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  4. You have been creative on a rainy day. Love the thought of mince pies ready in the freezer. Bet you had to try one first. I will go and check out those websites. B x

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    1. Oh yes, just to make sure they were ok plus I had to eat the jam tarts too! x

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  5. I enjoyed the Andrea Love video clip. Fascinating! Wet weather was an opportunity to prepare a batch of mince pies ready for Christmas and watch progress on the tennis court. As you know we've had a weekend of fun and we were very pleased that we didn't have wet weather. Washing was hung out yesterday and I'm now catching up with blog friends and their news.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. It must have taken ages to make that video, so pretty too.

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  6. Yes, we too have had quite a lot of rain ... better today though :)

    I can't believe The Archers is 70 years old! Goodness!

    All the best Jan

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    1. We're back to grey skies again! Yes, 70 years, so many stories of country folk. Have a good the weekend.

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