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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Hot Town...

...Summer in the City.

("Summer in the City" by Lovin Spoonful - number one on the Billboard top 100 in 1966)

Now I've got you all humming away **giggle** - yep, even the youngsters amongst you (despite its age, this song is currently used in an advert on our TVs here in the UK).

The last couple of weeks have been extremely hot and sticky, especially at work as we are without any aircon at the moment and being next to a demolition site is not fun with all the dirt & dust but it does make these lyrics very apt...

..."back of my neck feeling dirt-n-gritty".

But I digress...

Last weekend I took Mum shopping to get some new net curtains for her new windows and we popped into The Range. Now, I've been saving for the Spectrum Noir pencils and guess what - they had some of the sets in and at a very good price of £14.99 instead of £19.99...I was tempted but refrained. Good job too as when I went into Pinnacles on the Saturday they had all 5 sets - Joanne had been keeping her fingers crossed that they would arrive in time for the Members 30% Weekend.

So I've been keeping everything crossed this week that they would still have all the sets on Friday - and they did...
...this is my haul of goodies.

Now I'm hoping you are all sitting down because this is going to come as a shock to those of you who know me well.

I made a list, checked it twice (I think the Christmas in July event is still fixed in my brain) - actually remembered to take it with me - and stuck to it...well...sort of...the Graphics 45 pad was the one thing that I forgot to put on my list. Soooooooooooo, if I had remembered, then I would have only bought what was 'on the list'. I think my friend Hilary was quite impressed that I didn't get tempted like I usually do.

We both popped into Sugar & Spice before heading back to our cars and it was a good thing too. The heavens opened and boy did we have a downpour along with all the sound effects (thunder, lightening cracks - screams of folk running for shelter as they got soaked). 'Mummy' Barb put the kettle on and we all waited out the storm sipping tea.

We had two storms fairly close to each other on Friday but it still didn't clear the air and I'm still finding it hard to concentrate on crafting - but I have been doing some colouring and here is a little peak at the Aurora Wings "Sunflower Sprite" that I have finished...
...I just need to drag 'mojo' back from wherever he is lazing in the sun and actually make something with this image. I do have a couple of ideas - just need to see if I can get them from the brain, past the 'leaky elbow' and into a finished item...........................................................

9 comments:

Sandra said...

Your colouring is always amazing. Glad you had a good shopping trip.

Redanne said...

Sadly I am old enough to remember when Summer in the City was a hit first time round! And yes, I will be humming it all day - it suits this glorious weather.

Well done on getting the Spectrum Noirs at a great price - it must have been fate! Love how you used them too, your colouring is excellent. I am now your latest follower on Bloglovin.. Thanks so much for your visits and lovely comments. Anne xx

Stef H said...

great bargain on the spectrums. i had a few and wasn't too keen on them, but i do love the FABER CASTILLS (?) and my copics, of course. your image is absolutely stunning. your coloring is total awesomeness!

and now i'll be humming that song all day! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

have a great week!

hugs :)

susibee said...

Sounds like a bargain. Great colouring.

sue jones said...

Love actual shopping for real ( rather than by post)- Well done on the lovley stash :)
Beautiful colouring .

Weasel said...

Couldn't make members weekend this time as I was away, but good to see you are still keeping Pinnacles in business without my help!!!

Lovely colouring too xx

MiniOwner said...

Yes I'm a-hummin' :o) Great haul there, Toni and amazing colouring.
Sue x

Lori said...

Oh my! What a darling flower sprite and such wonderful coloring!

Claire said...

Oooh great craft shopping haul there.
Claire xx