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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

WOYWW #410 - Painting!

So my husband got sick of all my flower things in his cable tie tube so he made this for them.

I laughed and said I'd have to paint it!

Woke early and decided to do just that!

It started life a piece of cardboard tube hot glued to a wall tile.

Still doing daily embroidery too. Weekly update here. I even stretched and finished my colour wheel embroidery so now have my large hoop to work with, much better.

Happy WOYWW Everyone.


Helen said...

love the cardboard tube holder! you've really caught the embroidery bug - like the look of the new one. Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

Great idea with the tile and cardboard tube. Love the mounted piece of embroidery too. You have certainly powered on with the new piece! Happy WOYWW Sarah #8

Mrs.D said...

What a lovely hubby to make you a vase for your flowers, they will look fabulous when the paint is dry.
You really have got stuck into the embroidery, that colour wheel is fantastic.
Chris #10

glitterandglue said...

Morning BJ. What a helpful hu8bby - good use of a cardboard tube! That colour wheel embroidery is stunning - well done. Love the second piece, too - coming on nicely.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Kathyk said...

And you rocked the whole altering thing!



Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, it may just be a cardboard tube glued to a tile but it's perfect for the job of holding your beautiful flowers!! And I still adore that embroidery of yours, it's soooo gorgeous!
Hugs, LLJ 13 xxx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Clever use of cardboard tube and tile. Your embroidery is just fabulous. I used to do a lot of cross stitching and would like to have a good at 'proper' embroidery. I bought myself a magazine last year, which I am keeping until my credit card debt is paid off and I can treat myself to some threads. Ali x #22

lilian said...


Loving you embroidery the colour are stunning as it the work,Great use of a cardboard tube,

Lilian B # 24

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi BJ, very clever! Love it. The embroidery is absolutely gorgeous, and I'm loving the look of the new one too. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxXx

Bubbles said...

I am in awe of your beautiful embroidery!

Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

Angela Radford said...

Good idea with the tube and loving your embroidery too. Have a great woyww and a happy crafty week, Angela xXx20

Julia Dunnit said...

I like it - especially that you were able to leave it long enough for someone else to make it for you! Nice paint colour too! GLad youre still finding the embroidery a bit addictive!

Dorlene Durham said...

Love it! Your embroidery is looking really good. Take care of your fingers/hands. Dorlene #34

Elizabeth said...

Hi BJ, that's a great recycling job and I like the colour you've painted it. Enjoying watching your embroidery grow. I'm still working on my 'sampler' and just bought more embroidery threads today - I've caught the bug too :) Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend. Elizabeth x #27

Sue said...

Hi BJ, What a good idea to use the tube for your flowers.

Loving your embroidery.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #17

sandra de said...

Both you and hubby are very clever. Love the embroidery.
sandra de @23

Annie Claxton said...

Hi BJ, I'm very late to the party this week but just thought I'd say hello anyway. Love your joint project, what a fabulous idea, it's going to look really cool. Your colour wheel embroidery is totally gorgeous :o) Have a wonderful long weekend! Annie C #43

okienurse said...

love all the embroidery! Your husband is a keeper...mine would have just come and absconded with the tie holder and left me empty handed! Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk earlier! Vickie #38