Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A couple of pics.

I mixed rather too much green dye into the cellulose so I didn't waste it!!

Might be nice to try another colour though. The background is the stock I keep at home. I have loads out at various places although its all a bit quiet at the mo. At the fayre I did at the weekend, almost nobody was in a buying mood. Made a small profit but rather prefer big ones!!!

The yew wotsit on the right is the one I have been worrying at for six months. It may end up as firewood yet

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bloody sun

The sun shone today. Not a sign of a friendly grey cloud or the spatter of warm drops of rain. Or even cold ones.

Ronnie smiles that smile and points me in the direction of the strimmer, the push mower and the ride on. "take your pick" she says.

How I hate gardening. How come I married a professional? I'm sure I don't remember her telling me before we got married.

Anyway, once I had suffered enough for one day, I went back into the workshop and switched on the compressor. I have enough stock out there now in various places so I don't need to do any basic turning. Its back to decorative work for a while.

I'll post some pics of progress in the next day or two.

One piece of yew has been sitting on the bench, daring me to finish it for six months now. I just haven't been able to get it 'doing' anything. I think, maybe, that its started in the right direction now. We shall see. Its surprising how long some things can take to come together.

Some things never do of course, no matter how long you stare at them.

Monday, May 20, 2013

here comes summer

You can judge the weather by the cat's behaviour.

If it sunny and warm they are outside doing what cats do, keeping the mouse population down, trying to catch the swallows as they swoop down and rolling around and stretching in the sun.

So what are they doing at mid-day today????

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ye gods, I'm getting old

The weeekend at the flower show has finished me off I reckon!!

Three days of two way journeys and lugging heavy flower pots around is too much for these tired old bones. I might have to take a day off to recover.

Anyway, its finished for another year and thanks to
a) the weather
b) the economic situation
c) the twits advertised the wrong dates on their website...............!!!!!!

the footfall was a bit down this year. In the end, the take was only about 50% of last years. Still a reasonable profit but this is the biggest one lump earner of our year so all a bit annoying.

Anyway, amongst all the rush I forgot to take a camera but these were the main elements of the display along with a floral arch. The cheshire cat decided against accompanying us to the show but allowed us to include him here sans grin. The cards had already had their heads chopped off but I omitted to do a bloody bit around their ex necks. Probably sensible as there were loads of kids at the show. Wouldn't want to upset any of the poor little dears now would we???

Thursday, May 9, 2013

All quiet on the GusBlog front

Not much going on with me at the mo, its all about Ronnie.

Her main show of the year is this weekend and its been quite hard work for me.

I don't enjoy gardening or anything connected with it very much, I just cut the grass and she does all the rest. However, the show demands that we have a good display and this year's theme is Le Grande Epoche which is basically Victoriana.

We decided to do Alice in Wonderland and so I've been making silly things like giant teapots, white rabbits and headless playing cards with arms!!

Should be a laugh. I will try and remember to take some pics when its all up and running at the weekend.