Thursday, 12 January 2012

Nifty at Fifty

OK - so it's not me who's fifty!  (not yet anyway)

But I have 50 followers - hoorah - who would have thought it?

And to celebrate I am having a give away.  It's simple - just leave a comment telling me a joke, and I will pick a random winner, not based on the quality of the joke - don't worry, by this time next week (Thursday 19th Jan).  The prize will be a hand made item, with some scraps and chocolate in it!

While I'm here, I want to show you some photos I've taken of my brilliant Christmas present from my Mum.....

This photo doesn't do the basket justice - it's quite lovely, and unusual being round shaped.

 And inside it was crammed with vintage sewing goodies, some things which I have no idea what to do with. (she got it from the second hand shop in her village -I wonder who it used to belong to?)

I am going to replace the dodgy lining with some bright patterned fabric, and use it to store all my cottons in.  It's right up my street as it's full of second hand cottons and lace and buttons and wool and ribbons and unusual vintage things that will make their way into my sewing projects.

And, as I'm on a roll now - I have taught myself how to do mosaics with my photos (thanks Flutter Kat for the tutorial)

Here is my mosaic of pouches for the mouthy stitches swap

I am getting quite excited about this swap - as it is making me learn to use flickr and groups over there etc.  Can't wait to see who my partner is.



  1. A joke??? Ugh. I'm terrible at jokes.

    A pair of chickens walk up to the circulation desk at a public library and say, 'Buk Buk BUK.' The librarian decides that the chickens desire three books, and gives it to them...and the chickens leave shortly thereafter.

    Around midday, the two chickens return to the circulation desk quite vexed and say,' Buk Buk BuKKOOK!' The librarian decides that the chickens desire another three books and gives it to them. The chickens leave as before.

    The two chickens return to the library in the early afternoon, approach the librarian, looking very annoyed and say, 'Buk Buk Buk Buk Bukkooook!' The librarian is now a little suspicious of these chickens. She gives them what they request, and decides to follow them.

    She followed them out of the library, out of the town, and to a park. At this point, she hid behind a tree, not wanting to be seen. She saw the two chickens throwing the books at a frog in a pond, to which the frog was saying, "Rrredit Rrredit Rrredit..."

  2. Congrats on 50 followers! Nice!
    Q-"When does an astronaut eat?"
    A-"At launch time!"
    Jokes from a 6 year old are the best-ha! ha!

  3. Wee boy walks into a pet shop and goes up to the owner.
    "am wantin a wasp" he says.
    "What?" says the shop owner
    "a wasp. Ah'm wantin to buy a pet wasp" he repeats.
    "dinnae be daft, this is a pet shop, we do hamsters an budgies an fish an things. We dinnae do WASPS." says the pet shop owner, a wee bit miffed.
    Wee boy answers "Aye you do, you've got wan in the window!"

    Congrats on the first 50!

  4. What wobbles in a pram? A jelly baby! (Courtesy of my four year old niece!) Congratulations on 50 followers - here's to the next 50!

  5. Congrats on reaching 50 followers!! V. exciting!! Warning: I am no joke teller, but for you, I'll try.... I think this is from when I was in grade school:
    Wanna hear a dirty joke?
    A pig fell in the mud.
    Wanna hear another dirty joke?
    A second pig fell in the mud.
    Wanna hear another dirty joke?
    Three came out.
    (I'm telling you, I can't remember jokes-- this is what came to mind)

  6. My 6 year old told me this
    What's an elephant's favorite game?

    Congrats on 50!!!

  7. Oooh that sewing basket is a great shape and what a lot of treasure inside! Congratulations on 50 followers. I am racking my brains for a joke. I am completely rubbish at remembering them. The only one springing to mind is the one my niece would tell over and over again.

    Knock, Knock
    Who's there?
    Scott who?
    Scott Nothing To Do With You.

    Yes I'll not be giving up the day job to become a stand up any time soon ;0)

  8. These days the only jokes I hear are from my 4 yo, so they aren't funny at all!

    Ding dong ( no I don't know why he doesn't say knock knock)
    Who's there?
    Cat who?

    We laugh because he's adorable. We hope his joke telling skills improve with practice. :)

    Congrats on 50 followers (I follow in a blog reader so I bet you have more than 50). I hope you love your new job!