Life in our household over the Easter period was not as we had expected, more on this in another post if I can bring myself to share...
However, I thought I would share with you my husbands sense of humour when it comes to my crafting. We have now as of last week end been married 121 years, oops, that's a slip, it should have read 21 years! And in the beginning I think he was bemused by my crafting and maybe did not actively encourage me to indulge in all my whims, but he did make the right noises. Thinking back he did sit with me just before our first Christmas together and made all our salt dough Christmas decorations, think that can be thought of as actively encouraging
But as John says, after 21 years of me crafting, the house that had a few odd bits here and there now is overrun with items not necessary and he wonders that we have any more room. He comes home after each week working away and almost dispares at what he will find next. He is due home tonight by the way and has yet not seen my latest make, wonder what he will think of these latest creations, it's a bit of a risk, they might be taking it all a step too far, but I couldn't resist.
So it was not completely surprising when coming home about 18 months ago, I found a chalk written note on our front door. Loving my husbands sense of humour, I laughed rather than be offended or worried and have kept it ever since. Woe betide anyone who comes near it wanting to use this chalk board as I want it to be kept. What did he write...
|I came home to this sign one day|
... someone else may take total offense to this but not me. It was actually left on our front door for a couple of weeks in fact.
But this got me thinking about words and sayings and what other partners and better halves may think and I found this poster used by the By Hand Magazine, that started up through the Kick Starter programme. I just love this saying.
|Classic quote has been 'crocheted'|
However, my husbands days of making fun of my crafting did not stop there and this past Christmas I was presented with a new tirade of words. Again I laughed (should I be taking the hint, maybe) and have hung it up in our dining room for all to see.
|New crochet wisdom hanging in the dining room|
Want a closer look... (please excuse the profanity within, if offended by such things, then skip the next photograph)
|Crack Crochet according to John|
He has of course like many people before him confused the crochet hook for needles, what can I do, after 21 years, he still hasn't learnt.
Ironically on April 5th of this year, the comic strip Pickles produced a comic strip on crochet. I read whilst in bed Easter Sunday, the day after our wedding anniversary and laughed out loud. Turning to John and insisting he read it I said it will be us in a few more years, thinking retirement years, he snorted and replied it was too late, we were there already. Read on, see what I/he means...
|Pickles caption about crochet, this could be John and I|
I wonder how many other couples out there this could relate to?
Wishing you all an excellent Friday wherever you are, hope you have enjoyed my five photographs that I have shared with you today and my husband's "wise" words.
Joining in today with Amy from Love Made My Home