Sunday, April 05, 2020


Today I am going to continue doing this:

ABOVE:  I don't feel like I got much done yesterday... but that lot took me close on 2 hours.
So, I shall continue doing all the edges and fiddly bits, and hopefully sometime today I will get to do some with the roller.

THAT is going to be the easy part for sure.

Last night I made some tassels for the first time in forever.  I don't remember ever making any before, but hell, I'm 61.  I'm bound to have, but have just forgotten.

ABOVE:  I went out last night (in the dark) to see where this addition would fit on the tree.
Stew had to come with me cos I was in me nightie... butt naked under it!  lol

ABOVE:  Another one worth remembering... 
and on with our day.


11 am:  (feels like 12 !).  Daylight saving ended last night, so all the clocks got turned back an hour.  And my stomach is telling me about it already.

Right.  I have sewn my latest addition on the tree:

ABOVE:  It looks so cute!  While out there I finally got to meet the neighbour on our right...  we had a lovely chat.  She's got two kids, a teenage boy and a 21 year old daughter.  The daughter had moved out and gone flatting just 10 days before 'lockdown'... but she's doing OK apparently.

ABOVE:  Mary and Dave stopped to take a new photo for her Facebook group to see.  I'm NOT going to add any more to the bottom... that little dog had a piddle on me tree!

ABOVE:  The clean up tub is working PERFECTLY.  

ABOVE:  I have finished putting the FIRST coat on these two walls.

 ABOVE:  After lunch I shall make a start on doing the edges on the final, longer wall.

ABOVE:  Then I MIGHT paint that shitty looking gate.

But for now... it's almost lunchtime, and I'm ready for a break.

5 pm:  And I've just finished painting all the edges and fiddly bits on the front wall of the studio.  OMG I'm utterly exhausted now.  

I never in a million years thought that by yarn bombing my front tree I'd end up meeting so many people/neighbours!!!

Today, because we were out the front quite a bit, we kept having people stop and chat with us!  All were so positive and lovely.  

One grandmother with her three grandchildren said she SIMPLY HAD to walk past every day as the children wanted to see what was new on 'THE TREE'.  Then as we were talking to someone else, one of our neighbour's rode by on his bike and yelled out "THE TREE HAS A FOLLOWING"!

So funny.

Because literally EVERYONE is in lockdown, they go walking and cycling in the neighbourhood heaps more, and that is why we are seeing and chatting to so many people.

I've had a brilliant idea for our front boundary fence too.  But I'll save that tidbit for another day, when I have nothing else to blither on about!  lol

MEL:  OMG no!  I hear TV adds 10 pounds to how ya look!!!  I'm already big enough thanks.  *smiles*  Plus I'm sure a yarn bombed tree is not exactly news worthy.

12.09 am:  And it's been a long day.  I've been making things for the next tree addition.  It involved a kitchen fork.
I'll leave you to ponder what the hell I needed a fork for.  lol


  1. Can't wait to see this new addition. Such silliness. Also - can't wait for you to finish the painting! Eek - I just want it finished!

  2. Love the paint,bright, but looks good.clear day,here not a cloud in the sky, but cooler.Hello to all our good friends.what about a piece of string from the branches of the tree to the trunk and then you could tie more onto it.Looks real pretty.Stay safe and well everyone.THE OLD MOO.

  3. Anonymous4:16 PM

    How is Steve feeling? How are your other kids doing with the lockdown? Love the shade of blue you picked btw! I have never known of anyone to love blue as much as you lol

  4. Great work, on the tree and the paint job, you are like the energiser bunny, you just keep going !!!

  5. You need to get onto seven sharp on telly.... I wonder how many others have been yarn-bombing while in lockdown?

  6. As I was reading about your tree I was wondering when it would get on the news. It sure is news worthy in these times. It's bright and cheery and yours very inventive. Pom poms, tassels, wonder what else the neighbourhood will see.
    You can't stop now .you really do have a following, worldwide!
    Your house is looking fabulous. You work damn hard.

  7. Anonymous6:33 PM

    The tree is amazing. One of the knitting/crochet groups decorates a garden in town once a year. Decorates the tree and makes birds and flowers on wire in the ground. Last year they covered a lawnmower too. I love it you're giving people something to brighten their days through this. You're awesome Chris Harvey. Kj

  8. Love your tree :) Great how it is making so many people happy and giving them something to look forward to. Mxx

  9. Anonymous11:00 PM

    Wow Chris. I've mentioned before but you're looking mighty fine. How much weight have you lost. Don't try your porky pies with "it's the angle of the photo". Well done sexy mama! Lock down is certainly on your side 👌

  10. I kind of agree - there are lots of "neighborhood" stories. People playing music from their apartment balconies, or neighbors doing group exercises each from their own front yards.... This tree project fits right in!

  11. Yeah we are getting to meet all our neighbors too. Wonderful that everyone is enjoying your work.

  12. So fun!

    Love that color blue, you are getting a work out while you do that too!


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