Wednesday, 6 November 2013

WOYWW 6/11

Are you all safe and sound after the fireworks last night? It was a 'soggy' one in my part of the country. For those of you who don't know what I mean, the 5th of November is Bonfire Night in the UK when we break the majority of any health and safety rules by allowing the public to play with gunpowder in their own gardens and gather as many children around bonfires as is possible. Can you guess I am not a fan. Sorry about that Julia but after reading about a rocket that went through a kitchen window some years ago injuring the children who were watching and then setting fire to the house I hate the things. Rant over its back to what today stands for, showing off our work spaces to the world.
My little 274mph craft sewing machine takes centre place. I've been trying to sew some bits onto card for a birthday card I'm making - that was Monday. The thread broke and I just can't seem to get it back into the needle to have another go!!! Looks like I may have to get my big machine out after all!!! The tissue paper is to put inside some boxes I am decorating in the hopes of selling them. The folder beneath the tissue holds my Chemistry 102 information which I was referring to for one of the techniques I am using on the said birthday card. I've been missing for a while now which I knew would happen and is why I had to plan Xmas cards and stocking fillers so early in the year. Thank goodness I did that because the days are flying by once more. Its just over 6 weeks until we are away again and then only 3 weeks at home before another jaunt. I hope to link properly today and maybe get round to yours for a change as I'm using my computer rather than my phone. Still have to learn how to link properly on that. Have a wonderful WOYWW and keep warm.


Anonymous said...

We have grown up with fireworks, I remember being at my grandparents house, and all 15 grandchildren stuck behind the window, while my grandpa and dad (he has 5 sisters and is the only son) set off the fireworks. I loved it. The family is from Indonesia, the culture there is much more like the Chinese fireworks tradition: noise to scare off the bad ghosts.
He also thaught me how to use it safely, and it's a shame that so many people are so ignorant about how to use it! In that, I agree with you. There is also fireworks that moves on the floor randomly - I don't like those either. It's too easy for them to go into an open door of a house.
Fireworks is ok, as long as you know what you're doing. I am not a fan of limiting it to professionals only, but maybe a requirement to follow a course or listen to (extended) instructions when buying fireworks helps?

The little sewing machine looks cute!
Thanks for sharing your desk!
Debbie / Daqa # 57

Chrissie said...

What a cute little machine...good luck with the threading, it's such an effort to get the big machine out isn't it!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Joanne, good luck with threading the sewing machine, only tried it once and messed it up terribly...I do so really want to sew on cards, so I may try again, must be a trick to it. And yes Christmas is rushing at us and I'm a little worried I won't get my cards done, written up and posted before we go on holidays.Not big on guy faukes here in Australia.Cheers Robyn#40

pearshapedcrafting said...

Missed the WOYWW train again this week!! Good luck with the needle threading! Know what you mean about using a phone!! Chrisx

The Taming of the Glue said...

I bought a little machine a few years ago and still haven't had the courage to get it out of the box...dreading the whole needle thing! Hugs. Pam#37