We first met Anne and Malcolm a few weeks ago (if you missed the first post you can find it HERE), and now they’re back again for another visit, to share with us all their unique observations on Life living with a Crafter via the use of photographs.
For those who haven’t ‘met’ Anne and Malcolm, then . . . Crafters, Ladies and Gentlemen … May I introduce you to Malcolm and Anne. A glimpse into the exciting world of Crafters and their spouses.
(Anne and Malcolm exist solely inside my imagination and for the purpose of…) . . . .
THE COBWEB CATALOGUE
of a Living (in my imagination) Crafter & Spouse
Malcolm loved that Anne was so happy in the craft room he’d ‘built’ for her, but one thing didn’t go down well with him at all. The Voodoo Dolly strapped to the big star. He wished with all his heart that she’d part company with that, because it gave him the heebie-jeebies and he didn’t like to go into the craftroom to get any of his cooking spices which Anne insisted should be in her craft room. It made him wonder exactly what sort of ‘craft’ Anne was practising!
Anne had dropped (very) heavy hints to Malcolm, and even left brochures around the house in the hope he’d get the idea about what she dearly wanted as a Birthday gift this year. But on her Birthday, all he’d bought her was a wall mounted thingy-ma-jiggy-me-bob on which to store all her cotton reels, and he still hadn’t noticed the lack of a sewing machine in her Sewing Room!
Anne was far happier now that she’d finally got
a ‘Naughty Basket’ for the fabrics which were
misbehaving, and two Glass Jail Jars for those really
BAD fabrics who were the real trouble makers in
the bunch! She was determined to teach them
Back from their shopping trip, Malcolm took Anne’s new blue basket, filled with all the ribbons she’d bought that morning, down to her basement craft room. That’s when he noticed the hastily packed suitcases under her fabric cutting desk. The neighbours could hear that trouble was brewing in ‘Chez Malcanne’, as Malcolm climbed the stairs from the basement, two at a time, shouting: “Anne! ANNE!!” with a rather cross tone to his voice.
While Anne was away visiting her mother for a couple of days, Malcolm had planned to clean up her crafting room as a surprise for her upon her return. He thought she’d love how clean and tidy it was now, and also thought she’d adore all the storage boxes with all their little drawers which he’d sorted her things into, and then spent four hours writing little sticky labels out for each drawer. Sadly, we crafters among us know exactly what was going to happen the minute she stepped inside that door. She would look around that room with horror mounting and registering on her face. It was going to take her years to find all her lovely things – which despite what he might have thought, were all in their correct places (for her) and she prided herself on knowing that she could put her hand on ANYTHING she required because she’d known exactly where it all was! But not any longer! Malcolm was going to be TOAST!
One corner of Anne’s Stitch, Knit and Sew Crafting Room was dedicated to what Anne affectionately called her ‘woolly life‘. However, Malcolm suspected that this corner had nothing to do with crafting, and instead believed it was a secret Breeding Programme. The mound seemed to increase weekly, and yet Anne always laughed and denied it when he suggested to her that she’d been out buying more wool again.
Well, we’ve turned over few more pages of the ‘COBWEB CATALOGUE of life with a Crafter & Spouse’, for a bit of Wednesday afternoon fun. I hope they’ve raised a few smiles, a smattering of gentle laughs, or even modicum of cheer.
Have a truly blessed rest of your day.
The photos chosen for this post are randomly chosen and found on the internet, so publicly available. I sadly don’t know who the photos belong to, so if you are the owner of any of them, please drop me a comment detailing which photo is yours, and giving me a link to the original posting of it, and I’ll be thrilled to credit you to the photo.