Friday, 30 October 2015

Chicken Feet for a Friday Smile

Recently I was asked to replace the feet and repair the legs of the chicken suit for the CHICS (Children's Cancer Support) group. 
The full suit is worn by the CHIC at all their fundraising events. 
I replaced them in a more substantial fabric and they looked so funny but were exactly what they wanted and looked much better when they were worn over human feet. I had no intention of modelling them here for you, I must say!
The gas engineer did look at me quite oddly when he came in to check the meter and saw them hanging in the hall.
I was only too glad to help and certainly didn't want payment or reward but within a couple of days I received this delivery of  gorgeous flowers. I must say they really made me smile and I was very grateful but CHICS now know never to try to repay me for any help I give in the future!! I'd far rather that the money went to help the children.
The smile button is on full alert this week over at Annie's blog, a stitch in time so pop over for more smiles to kick start your weekend. 
This week I enjoyed a super day out at my lovely friend Neet's house, where we did a little crafting and a lots of chatting and eating fabulous food. Her pizza's with a cauliflower base, (YES CAULIFLOWER!!!) are to die for and I'm smiling because I have the recipe.
I am standing on tippy toe here with Neet as she is so much taller than me but it hardly made a difference, I'm still a little titch! 
Here's the patchwork bag I made for her which I have been saving for some time.....
Neet gave me this exquisite church which she had made from a die cut and it goes so well with the origami Christmas tree which I made. The tree is so easy and is easy to find on pinterest.

Neet had an amazing fun display for Halloween, with some items she had made herself ...
but this witch, bought in Prague, kicked her legs, screamed and her eyes lit up.
Yesterday I visited an exhibition in Chester with my quilt group at All Saint's Church, Hoole Road. It's on until Saturday and is well worth a visit if you are near enough to get there.
Yes, I've had a good week with lots of smiles and laughs and there are more to come as soon as I get over to Annie's.


Lynn Holland said...

Hi Jo
I saw your photo on Neets blog on Wednesday, you look great missus. I like your hair. Hope you have a great weekend.
Love Lynn xx

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jo, another brilliant-fun post! I love the idea of the meter reader visiting while your chicken feet were on display. I used to be in an amateur dramatics group and one of my friends told me a very funny story about her husband walking silently down the stairs dressed as a monk and carrying an enormous cross. They live in a very old cottage and there were rumours of ghostly happenings in the area. The gas man watched the monk walk past in astonishment while my friend didn't say a word. I think the poor man was a little freaked-out! Have a happy day, Jo x

Ohhh Snap said...

Sounds like a fun, busy week! Love the chicken feet lol. And what fun you must have had with Neet! Love the Halloween decor. Thanks for sharing : )

Twiglet said...

Oh Jo - what a talent you have!! Where abouts does "Can make chicken feet" fit on your CV?? lol - about the same place as my "can make mini monster/dinosaur suit"!! Don't we just love rising to a challenge - and in your case for a great cause. I love the photo of you and your happy buddy Neet. Thanks for the smiles. x Jo

Anonymous said...

Have good selections. I can just imagine what they
must of thought of chicken feet and legs. Ha- ha.

Have a great weekend.

Annie said...

I was chuckling at the thought of you modelling thos feet're no chicken and will happily rise to any challenge ;-)
Thanks for sharing such a happy post.
Have a great week.
Annie x

Barb said...

You certainly have had a happy week and I enjoyed reading all about it. The chicken legs do look funny. What a lovely bouquet they gave you for your help. A lovely photo of you and Neet. It sounds like a fun visit. Her Halloween decorations make an impressive display and you came home with a lovely make and a special recipe. The bag you made for your friend is beautiful as is that gorgeous quilt. Thank you for popping by earlier. Have another lovely week. Barbxx

Redanne said...

Hi Jo! I saw the lovely picture of you and Neet over on her blog, you are looking really well. I caught a glimpse of you at Port Sunny but when I looked around you had gone and I had to leave early(sadly).

Well done for repairing the chicken feet. Thank you too for your visit and lovely comment, I really appreciate it! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Hugs, Anne xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

I liked the look of the bag when I saw it on Anita's blog but now I am getting a better view I can honestly say it is stunning! Have a great Friday, Angela X

Robyn Oliver said...

Happy Friday Jo....oh you have had a wonderful week, just love all the pics...fabulous church and the Halloween display is excellent, witch and all. Love quilt shows..well really anything crafty. Enjoy your weekend Robyn

tilly said...

a lovely week and a lot of fun along the way.....loved Neets halloween display and your chicken feet.... well.... not your feet really lol
Tilly x

mamapez5 said...

The chicken legs do look funny hanging there, but you should have modeled them for us Jo!
It sounds as though you had a good day with Neet. I don't do Halloween so that doesn't do anything for me, but I love the little church she made, and the lovely colours in your bag.
Kate x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous feet Jo! I wonder what the metre man told his wife at night! Looking forward to seeing you next week! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear Jo, thanks so very much for popping over and saying hi, must admit it was lovley to see your face on Neeets blog, smiled at you on tippy toes if I was there, I would balance you nicely, eh?
Well done on the chicken feet I must say, and that bag Leo that is something else.
I do hope that you wil pop back to my latest post and say hi, as I have my FIFTH ( hard to believe that !!! ) anniversary candy on and it includes an illuminated work as a prize.
Shaz in Oz.x

Hettie said...

Those chicken feet have made me laugh on a Monday!! Love that quilt at the end of your post and everything else in between!!

Neet said...

Love the chicken feet! Great!!
Had a lovely day with you and hope we get another one in soon - miss you being in my life on a monthly basis you know,
Enjoy yourselves - love to you both
Neet xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post, Jo. Love those chicken feet and so enjoyed the photos taken during your visit with Neet. Beautiful quilt too - love the design and the way the colours have been blended together. Elizabeth xx