Wednesday, 17 June 2015

WOYWW #315

This is WOYWWednesday - checkout the tab at the top of the page for further info - and our thanks go to Julia for hosting again.

Just popping in, as per usual I am rushing around, but have to share with you what I am up to at the moment.
If any of you have been reading one of my other blogs - Recollections and Memories - you will know that I volunteer at a Steam Railway Works mainly working in the Visitors Garden. Other Volunteers have been working to refurbish the Signal Box and it is now, after many months, nearing completion.  
I am working on refurbishing the 'flower boxes' that are attached to the Signal Box and railings around the Signal Box Garden. 
I am mending and painting in rotation as I can't depend on the weather - no surprise there then!
I have completed the first two, now I am working on the next ones .... 
They are in a sorry state.
I bring them home and empty them out in the garden.
After a good scrub I can mend them, filling in holes and glueing splits - think mixed media!!
Then paint ..... this is the best bit.
Back story to the gold centres is that some boxes (gold & silver leaves and accoutrements) were thrown out and my DH, being a nosey sort of person, brought them home to me.  
The person who owned these boxes - enquiries to be made - was a meticulous worker so I have used some of the gold leaf in the centre of the Tudor Roses as a passing acknowledgement to him/her.
I am today, hopefully, adding another two boxes to the completed list!

I am sorry I did not get round to visiting many desks last week, I hope to be better this week.  
A big thank you to my visitors, for the lovely comments and the laughs .... you really do brighten up my week.
oh!  BTW - I will be catching up with my ATCs swaps soon, I haven't forgotten I am still owing some.


  1. Wow what an interesting project, I'm sure they'll look great when you have finished with them!! Happy WOYWW Comdy #36

  2. Hi Christine, happy WOYWW. What a fabulous job you're doing on refurbishing those planters- and fun too. Enjoy your week Cheers RobynO#16

  3. Hi Christine, what a fabulously interesting thing to be doing. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #15 xxx

  4. What a marvellous satisfaction to amend old stuff like that, isn't it??... I think it is ;) - Thank you ever so much for sharing.

    Kind regards
    Mariane #49

  5. I'm really impressed with your handiwork...they look fab, well done you. And what a great cause to be doing it for...we love steam trains in our house. Driving one was my son's 21st birthday present!
    Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx

  6. You have done a fabulous job repairing these flower boxes. I enlarged one and immediately recognized the Tudor Rose, after just completing an AB on British Kings and Queens. Quite a work of art, I would say, both for you and the metal worker who originally made these boxes. Happy WOYWW from # 5.

  7. I still have an atc for you if you want it. I left a message on the anniversary post and last week's.... email me your address! Great makeovers. Helen 2

  8. What a great job you are doing - so interesting. Happy WOYWW Anne x #25

  9. Love that you're fixing the flower boxes and what an interesting "job" you have! Very cool! Love your work area this week! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #45

  10. What a great volunteer job youhave! I personally love steam trains and railways in general. You certainly did a good job with the flower pots. They look smashing.
    Sorry I'm late in commenting,
    Have a great week,

  11. Always things to tend to.. Refurbish is pretty and it fun to do the volunteer work. Have a wonderful weekend.


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