Thursday, 1 October 2020

Fettle Those Finishes!

Welcome to Fettle Those Finishes! For those of you wondering what on earth 'fettle' means, it's one of those words which can mean different things. You can be in fine fettle (good health and feeling perky), you can fettle clay before firing (less of a dialect word, more of a technical one, that) and you can sort out/mend something or get it ready.  You might 'fettle that cupboard once and for all' (give it a good sort out), you might 'fettle the tension on that sewing machine' (fix it) or you might 'give it a fettle' (get it ready). For this, I'm using the 'sort out' definition as we're going to give our project list a good sort out and hopefully get some things crossed off. Flummoxed?  I do hope not!


As the Finish-Along is returning in 2021, this is just to tide us over until the end of the year. I'm going to concentrate on the things I stand a chance of finishing/making good progress on between now and then:


1. Scrappy trip blocks.  I've finished forty-four of them and have another twelve to go.  If I stick to my target of four blocks a month, that will be manageable.



2. Winterkist. This has been sitting on my FAL list since 2017. I've cut out the gnomes, designed the blocks and made an initial fabric pull. (In other words, I've done more in four weeks than I have in two and half years.) I'm not going to get this quilt (or even the top) finished by the end of the year, but I'm hoping to get some (if not all) of the cutting done.  It depends how long it takes me to move everything back into the sewing room.




3.  Jeans. I'm almost ready to start sewing these.  The initial rough fit has been done and I'm almost finished taking apart the tacking. Then I can do things like make the back pockets and insert the fly and sew the legs together. 


4.  ET Phone Home.  I'd like to get this layered and pinned, but, again, it depends on how long it takes me to sort the sewing room and cupboard once the work is finished as I can only layer and pin on my sewing table and that's currently under a pile of boxes. 


5. If I don't get back into my sewing room by the back end of the month, I might get the Summersville blocks out and see if I can lay them out and make a map.




As always, Mini Archie is keeping me on the straight and narrow:

What's that you says? A sensible lenf Fettling List? *puts paw to head* Is you feeling peely-wally?

Now it's your turn! Have a think about what you'd like to make/finish/make progress on between now and the end of the year - you could do what I've done and select the most likely candidates from your Finish-Along list, you could look at your Christmas present list and see what needs making, you could choose just one project to finally fettle once and for all; it's up to you! The link will close on 18th October and, if you could, it would be nice to visit some of the links (that's assuming there's more than one!) and leave an encouraging comment. Have fun choosing!


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Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Mini Archie's September Furtle Around The Blogosphere 17th

Archie The Wonder Dog

September has been a hand piecing month, combined with a spot of box packing and moving.  I've made three more scrappy trip blocks:




And I've emptied half of the sewing room and all of the Cupboard Of Doom ready for its removal on Saturday (or perhaps before if the chaps are free). It will hopefully be rebuilt in a different, less doomy, form the following weekend but given that there's no plan drawn up (because until we see how much room the stair bulkhead takes up, we don't know how much room can be reclaimed into the room and how much needs to stay as cupboard), I'm feeling a little dubious about that.  The only thing I need to do before they arrive is cover everything left in there in dust sheets.  Well, fleece blankets as that's all I have - there are quite a few which were Archie's up in the loft so I'd best get up there.


And that's it for me! I'm off to write the Fettle Those Finishes! post for tomorrow - I decided it would be easier to have two separate link ups as I know I'd rather have two separate posts (one looking back over the month, the other looking forward over the coming three months) than one combined. You can link the same post up to both if you're combining your furtling with your hopeful fettling!

As ever, Mini Archie is keeping me on the straight and narrow:

What is I looking for?  Pirates and Signs Of Piratical Activity, of course!  And some work from you...


Linking up to the September Furtle 


If you're linking up, please add a link (one per person, please) to your blog post, which could contain: a mosaic of all you've made in the month, something you've made/started/worked on, a goal which you'd like to achieve in the next month (and then in next month's post you can reflect on that goal and set yourself another one - I find this particularly handy if I'm in the midst of a big project and finding the making of hundreds of blocks to be interminable), anything crafty you'd like to share. This isn't just for sewing or quilting, but is for all crafts so if you knit, make lace, make clothes, do anything which could come under the heading of 'craft', then please link up. Please visit the link immediately before and after you and leave an encouraging comment, and more if you can manage it - we all know that comments create joy, so let's spread some around. Also, please treat all the linked posts and their authors with respect - I want this to be an inclusive space for all crafters and crafts and all are welcome. If you're not sure if you're welcome or you belong, you do - this is by no means a closed space and if you want to join, then you are most welcome. If you need help linking up, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help. Please add the Furtling button to your blog post: copy the code below and paste it into your blog post - it should then magically appear when you publish your blog post (I'll do my best to help if you have any problems) and it will help people find the Furtling page with all the details of the link up.

<p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/p/furtling.html"><img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fJ7oo6tyMM0/XFF5HxcQW1I/AAAAAAAAEJU/BZnZPfse8k0BXwjt6KAOJIMwySjnfDHbQCLcBGAs/s200/textgram_1548790799.png" alt="Archie The Wonder Dog" /></a></p>



To link up, go to the link at the bottom of this page and click on 'link up' (it's a blue button) and then add your link (website URL), a title (this could be your blog name but could also be something interesting to draw people to it (keep it clean!) if you prefer), and your email. This last one doesn't appear on the link (I will have access to it - I won't use it unless there's a problem and I need to contact you) so don't worry that you're about to share your email address with the world (or the handful of people who find this link), you're not! The link will remain open until 17th October; if you're seeing this post after this date, I'm afraid you can't link up to the September Furtle, but you can link next month if you like.

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Monday, 31 August 2020

Mini Archie's August Furtle Around The Blogosphere

 Archie The Wonder Dog

Hello! I hope you're well?

This month has been a hand piecing sort of month - it's amazing how much progress you can make on something when you actually get it out of the tin and work on it, isn't it?! I've finished the block I'd almost finished in the last post, which is the last of the July blocks:


And I've made my four blocks for August:





And on Saturday, I finished the first of the blocks for September (yes, while it's still August!!):

I've done little else (definitely no housework, although I am getting to grips with the new blogger interface (a new page a day plus a page which is updated daily will do that)), but I do have a date for the extraction of The Cupboard Of Doom (the cupboard in the sewing room which houses the stair bulkhead and which is just over a metre deep, a metre wide, and 5'4" high (the mixed measurement systems are because my sister-in-law can stand in the cupboard and her head touches the ceiling and I know how tall she is) and which has a 'bathroom' door to the front so that you have to go in it to access the top shelf or bend round the frame to access the side shelves; all of this makes for an unwieldy cupboard so it's being taken out and rebuilt with partitions to (hopefully) make it more useable and make better use of the storage space) and it will be leaving the house in early October - I think Mini Archie quite fancies holding it a farewell party *rolls eyes*


On a completely different note, it looks as though the Finish-Along isn't going to be running for this quarter (and perhaps not the next, either, although I have no news either way as I'm not involved in the running of it) so Budsmam and I were wondering whether you'd like the Furtle to act in its stead until the end of the year? We could Fettle Those Finishes (Mini Archie is quite keen on this name, guess who suggested it...) and cheer each other along, just as we do with our Furtling.  What do you think? Please say either way, there's no point otherwise! And if you think it's a good idea, please shout if you have any ideas about how you'd like it to work, although I may regret that appeal if everyone has a different idea.


As ever, Mini Archie has kept my nose to the grindstone:
What is you doing out here when you should be in there, sewing? Shoo!



Linking up to the August Furtle 

If you're linking up, please add a link (one per person, please) to your blog post, which could contain: a mosaic of all you've made in the month, something you've made/started/worked on, a goal which you'd like to achieve in the next month (and then in next month's post you can reflect on that goal and set yourself another one - I find this particularly handy if I'm in the midst of a big project and finding the making of hundreds of blocks to be interminable), anything crafty you'd like to share. This isn't just for sewing or quilting, but is for all crafts so if you knit, make lace, make clothes, do anything which could come under the heading of 'craft', then please link up. Please visit the link immediately before and after you and leave an encouraging comment, and more if you can manage it - we all know that comments create joy, so let's spread some around. Also, please treat all the linked posts and their authors with respect - I want this to be an inclusive space for all crafters and crafts and all are welcome. If you're not sure if you're welcome or you belong, you do - this is by no means a closed space and if you want to join, then you are most welcome. If you need help linking up, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help. Please add the Furtling button to your blog post: copy the code below and paste it into your blog post - it should then magically appear when you publish your blog post (I'll do my best to help if you have any problems) and it will help people find the Furtling page with all the details of the link up.

<p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/p/furtling.html"><img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fJ7oo6tyMM0/XFF5HxcQW1I/AAAAAAAAEJU/BZnZPfse8k0BXwjt6KAOJIMwySjnfDHbQCLcBGAs/s200/textgram_1548790799.png" alt="Archie The Wonder Dog" /></a></p>


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Friday, 31 July 2020

Mini Archie's July Furtle Around The Blogosphere


Archie The Wonder Dog

Hello! Time is definitely returning to normal, I think. Although the afternoons and evenings (particularly the latter) seem to be travelling very quickly, so maybe normally-moving is a way off yet?!

This month has been quite a busy month for sewing.  About halfway through it, I realised that there were six months left of the year (do I get a prize for that revelation?), that I have twenty-four low volume scrappy trip blocks left to make and that the first goes nicely into the second and I could have all the blocks made by the start of 2021 if I got a shift on. At that point, there were sixteen days left in July, so I had four days to make each block if I was going to stick to my newly-set target of four blocks a month. So far, I've managed three and am a good way through the fourth (I might have finished it before this post, but I've spent far too long wrestling with my elderly laptop and coaxing it into working) and here they are:





At the start of the month (I should probably swap this paragraph with the one above so I move through the month chronologically, but given my problems with photos and blogger last month, that's not a battle I'm prepared to fight today), I remembered that the end of quarter two of the Finish-Along was approaching, and although things seem to be on hold with that* I still like to aim for at least one finish a quarter.  I consulted my list and realised that the only thing I could possibly finish was the pin cushion.  I borrowed my friend's glue gun, got out my basket of pug pin cushion toiles, decided which fitted best, cut out some Oakshott, wished I had an extra hand, and made this little chap (who now lives with a pug-loving friend):



If anyone is interested, I worked out that you need a fabric circle 2.15 times the diameter of the egg cup - slightly larger is okay, slightly smaller is not.

(* I'm not sure what's happening with Finish-Along or whether it will be back once the pandemic settles down/burns out/a vaccine is found and distributed, but rest assured, Mini Archie (and Sheila Budsmam/Mindful Quilter have a plan to keep us in order if it doesn't return...)



Throughout this year, I've been slowly making progress on my Summersville quilt.  Last month, I was ready to attach the second pair of triangles to the nine patches and they're now on and pressed:



And I cut and attached the borders for the house blocks, too! It took about a week to cut the strips, about a week and a half to pin, sew and press the top and bottom strips, and another week and a half for the side strips. I'm really pleased with how the background looks with these blocks and how the thin border of dark grey accentuates the houses and looks like a window frame.


To try to make sure that I got a consistent narrow border which didn't get fatter and thinner as it went round the block, I sewed from the 'wrong' side: that is, I pinned the background strip on the underneath and sewed with the bulk of the block on the top. (I would usually have the piece I'm adding on the top when sewing.) This meant I could sew along the edge of the house-to-window-frame-seam allowance and so maintain a consistent line. I'm not sure that makes sense, but it does to me! If you're really curious, let me know and I'll take a picture.

I'm also pleased with how the three 'split' blocks have turned out and I took a photo of one of them so you could see:


All this means that I've hit a major milestone in this project: the blocks are all made!!  While I haven't had time to do any laying out, I couldn't resist a wee group photo:


I think I'll have to have the print in the nine patches pointing the other way as they look upside down to me in that photo, but other than that, I'm happy.  I think it's going to take a lot of work to get the blocks (all ninety-nine of them) laid out in an order I'm happy with and there are decisions to be made about whether all the nine patches point the same way and how to arrange the two different types of house block to name but two, but that's a problem for another month!  I'm hopeful that I might have a completed top by the end of the year.  (Hopeful, not confident!)

And that's it!  Quite a lot, it seems, but a lot of it (even the pug) is the result of work over the last few months (and years!) suddenly coming to fruition.


Mini Archie has, as ever, kept my nose to the grindstone:

You hasn't got time to be hanging around wif I, you has a list of eleven projects to finish and a destash to do so you can pay for mine new home and a new Cupboard Of Doom and a patio you keeps doing the splits on when it rains because it needs cleaning. Chip chop!

Linking up to the July Furtle 

If you're linking up, please add a link (one per person, please) to your blog post, which could contain: a mosaic of all you've made in the month, something you've made/started/worked on, a goal which you'd like to achieve in the next month (and then in next month's post you can reflect on that goal and set yourself another one - I find this particularly handy if I'm in the midst of a big project and finding the making of hundreds of blocks to be interminable), anything crafty you'd like to share. This isn't just for sewing or quilting, but is for all crafts so if you knit, make lace, make clothes, do anything which could come under the heading of 'craft', then please link up. Please visit the link immediately before and after you and leave an encouraging comment, and more if you can manage it - we all know that comments create joy, so let's spread some around. Also, please treat all the linked posts and their authors with respect - I want this to be an inclusive space for all crafters and crafts and all are welcome. If you're not sure if you're welcome or you belong, you do - this is by no means a closed space and if you want to join, then you are most welcome. If you need help linking up, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help. Please add the Furtling button to your blog post: copy the code below and paste it into your blog post - it should then magically appear when you publish your blog post (I'll do my best to help if you have any problems) and it will help people find the Furtling page with all the details of the link up.

<p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/p/furtling.html"><img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fJ7oo6tyMM0/XFF5HxcQW1I/AAAAAAAAEJU/BZnZPfse8k0BXwjt6KAOJIMwySjnfDHbQCLcBGAs/s200/textgram_1548790799.png" alt="Archie The Wonder Dog" /></a></p>


To link up, go to the link at the bottom of this page and click on 'link up' (it's a blue button) and then add your link (website URL), a title (this could be your blog name but could also be something interesting to draw people to it (keep it clean!) if you prefer), and your email. This last one doesn't appear on the link (I will have access to it - I won't use it unless there's a problem and I need to contact you) so don't worry that you're about to share your email address with the world (or the handful of people who find this link), you're not! The link will remain open until 17th August; if you're seeing this post after this date, I'm afraid you can't link up to the July Furtle, but you can link next month if you like.



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Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Mini Archie's June Furtle Around The Blogosphere


Archie The Wonder Dog

Hello!  I feel like time is (sort of) returning to normal because June feels like it's been about the right length.  I wonder whether July will follow suit? I hope you've had a good month and are ready for a furtle?

I haven't mentioned my first project at all until now, either here or on instagram, perhaps because I've been so caught up in the daily games of #WheresMiniArchie that posting anything else seemed a chore? After last month's Furtle, I realised my furtling had not been thorough and I hadn't mentioned two things I'd done/started in May - I think I'm on the Bad Furtlers list!

I knitted these socks for a friend (using my default cuff-down pattern from Regia, which comes free with Regia sock wool) and the yarn is Made By Penguins' rainbow speckle sparkle yarn in a merino/nylon 4ply.  I'm afraid you can't get it now as Lisa-Lou does a special range of dyed-to-order rainbow yarns each year and this year's have already been dyed.  It's still worth having a look as her yarn is gorgeous and quite the nicest yarn I've ever knitted with. Made By Penguins even has an app, which you can find in the Apple and android app stores. 


Here's a close up of the socks, you can just make out the gold sparkles among the rainbow speckles.



The other thing I've been working on this month is getting the background fabric attached to the nine patch blocks (see them here) to set them on point (I love a nine patch on point!). I've got two sides attached and the other two are pinned and ready to sew. These will be joining the embroidered Summersville blocks, once everyone has their background fabric attached.


It has taken longer than you would think to get to this point (even for me) because I had a problem with the bobbin thread when I sewed the first two sides on. On around forty to fifty of the hundred seams, the bobbin thread had snapped at some point along the seam, often more than once. This was usually where a pin had been but sometimes near a seam. The machine sews fine and the bobbin thread doesn't become unthread, it just breaks. Sometimes it breaks completely, other times one of the plies breaks and leaves the stitch hanging on by the skin of its teeth, but all those seams needed to be redone.


I unpicked twelve seams and restitched them with a different thread (Bottom Line (a 60 weight polyester thread), this time) and had only one break when I rattled over a pin (I always sew over pins, just not usually at speed!) so I was happy that the thread was strong enough and I then stitched over the top of the remaining eighty-eight seams with Bottom Line as I didn't trust the original thread not to break.  The next set of seams will be sewn with Gutermann Sew-All (also a polyester thread, 50 weight this time) and if I'm happy with it (I think I will be as it's what I use for dressmaking and I've had no problems with thread snapping), then the rest of this project will be sewn with it.


I mentioned that in my inferior furtling last month I'd missed out two things I'd been working on.  The first was the socks, the second was the backing for my ET Phone Home quilt (see it here (item three) on my FAL list for this quarter - you may notice that the socks aren't even on it! *hangs head in shame*). I bought this from Saira at Olive + Flo Handcraft from her backings section, which is well worth a look, and it's Art Gallery Fabrics and was only £5 a metre.  Yes, £5/m!! I know! Saira sent me all she had and it was just (and I mean just) enough for me to make the backing and pattern match. (Thank goodness for small repeats!) I had enough for two whole lengths and then split the remaining piece in half lengthwise and joined the short sides to make another length. I hand tacked the seams from the right side (I think there were two 90" seams and one 45") using a ladder stitch and folded back and machined over the tacks from the wrong side. Here's a picture of it folded, with one of the seams showing:


In case you can't see it, Mini Archie volunteered to point to it:
Mine Pointy Stick is useful for all sorts of fings!

Then he decided a close up was in order:

I finks you'll be able to see it now, yes?

Given that black is such a tricky colour to spot a seam on, he decided some better lighting was in order:
There, that's betterer!  You can definitely see it now!

Let's just say I'm glad that sewing is behind me, but it was well worth the hours of tacking!  (It's much easier than pinning and hoping because you're working from the right side and can see that everything is lined up - I'll be doing it again, hopefully on fabric which isn't black!)


P.S.  Is anyone else finding that there's all sorts of funny things happening with Blogger and picture/text alignment? I centre something and it jumps to the top of the post, then it's not centred anyway, then it displays as breaking up the text even though it isn't, then... I'm assuming it's to do with the new interface they're bringing in (which I've tried several times but unless you're on a PC and can hover the mouse over them, there doesn't seem to be a way of knowing what all the icons mean and I've lost posts and reverted them to draft more than once so I'm sticking with classic Blogger until I'm forced to move!)



Linking up to the June Furtle 

If you're linking up, please add a link (one per person, please) to your blog post, which could contain: a mosaic of all you've made in the month, something you've made/started/worked on, a goal which you'd like to achieve in the next month (and then in next month's post you can reflect on that goal and set yourself another one - I find this particularly handy if I'm in the midst of a big project and finding the making of hundreds of blocks to be interminable), anything crafty you'd like to share. This isn't just for sewing or quilting, but is for all crafts so if you knit, make lace, make clothes, do anything which could come under the heading of 'craft', then please link up. Please visit the link immediately before and after you and leave an encouraging comment, and more if you can manage it - we all know that comments create joy, so let's spread some around. Also, please treat all the linked posts and their authors with respect - I want this to be an inclusive space for all crafters and crafts and all are welcome. If you're not sure if you're welcome or you belong, you do - this is by no means a closed space and if you want to join, then you are most welcome. If you need help linking up, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help. Please add the Furtling button to your blog post: copy the code below and paste it into your blog post - it should then magically appear when you publish your blog post (I'll do my best to help if you have any problems) and it will help people find the Furtling page with all the details of the link up.

<p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/p/furtling.html"><img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fJ7oo6tyMM0/XFF5HxcQW1I/AAAAAAAAEJU/BZnZPfse8k0BXwjt6KAOJIMwySjnfDHbQCLcBGAs/s200/textgram_1548790799.png" alt="Archie The Wonder Dog" /></a></p>


To link up, go to the link at the bottom of this page and click on 'link up' (it's a blue button) and then add your link (website URL), a title (this could be your blog name but could also be something interesting to draw people to it (keep it clean!) if you prefer), and your email. This last one doesn't appear on the link (I will have access to it - I won't use it unless there's a problem and I need to contact you) so don't worry that you're about to share your email address with the world (or the handful of people who find this link), you're not! The link will remain open until 15th July; if you're seeing this post after this date, I'm afraid you can't link up to the June Furtle, but you can link next month if you like.



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Sunday, 31 May 2020

Mini Archie's May Furtle Around The Blogosphere

Archie The Wonder Dog


Hello!  I feel time may have just about returned to normal in May, it seems to have been about the right length?  Maybe a little longer than usual?  I mean obviously, the end of the month comes round quickly (or rather the day before the end of the month, which is when I generally write and schedule this post), but that's perfectly normal unless, of course, what the end of the month signifies is your pay packet arriving.  In that case, the end of the month arrives incredibly slowly because that's the rule.

I think that's enough of my tenuous grasp of the concept of time, let's see what I've done in May.

First up, I've finished the thirty-second LV scrappy trip block:



And I was getting low on LV squares so I've spent quite a while printing (using quilt stamps) and cutting out about twelve squares from each of the LV fabrics I've bought/been sent since I first cut out all the squares:


And I've got all four narrow border strips on the Summersville squares (in January 2017):


The next step is to cut the background strips for the embroidered blocks and the triangles to set the nine patches on point.  This is the background, which I bought (specifically for this project) from Stash Fabrics with an enormous gift voucher I won on Instagram in March 2017. Never let it be said that I move quickly...


And Mini Archie is taking time between hiding to keep up morale (mainly in the garden) to improve his balancing skills:

Did you make this tower just for I? Fankoo!

Linking up to the May Furtle 

If you're linking up, please add a link (one per person, please) to your blog post, which could contain: a mosaic of all you've made in the month, something you've made/started/worked on, a goal which you'd like to achieve in the next month (and then in next month's post you can reflect on that goal and set yourself another one - I find this particularly handy if I'm in the midst of a big project and finding the making of hundreds of blocks to be interminable), anything crafty you'd like to share. This isn't just for sewing or quilting, but is for all crafts so if you knit, make lace, make clothes, do anything which could come under the heading of 'craft', then please link up. Please visit the link immediately before and after you and leave an encouraging comment, and more if you can manage it - we all know that comments create joy, so let's spread some around. Also, please treat all the linked posts and their authors with respect - I want this to be an inclusive space for all crafters and crafts and all are welcome. If you're not sure if you're welcome or you belong, you do - this is by no means a closed space and if you want to join, then you are most welcome. If you need help linking up, please leave a comment and I will do my best to help. Please add the Furtling button to your blog post: copy the code below and paste it into your blog post - it should then magically appear when you publish your blog post (I'll do my best to help if you have any problems) and it will help people find the Furtling page with all the details of the link up.

<p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://archiethewonderdog.blogspot.com/p/furtling.html"><img src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fJ7oo6tyMM0/XFF5HxcQW1I/AAAAAAAAEJU/BZnZPfse8k0BXwjt6KAOJIMwySjnfDHbQCLcBGAs/s200/textgram_1548790799.png" alt="Archie The Wonder Dog" /></a></p>


To link up, go to the link at the bottom of this page and click on 'link up' (it's a blue button) and then add your link (website URL), a title (this could be your blog name but could also be something interesting to draw people to it (keep it clean!) if you prefer), and your email. This last one doesn't appear on the link (I will have access to it - I won't use it unless there's a problem and I need to contact you) so don't worry that you're about to share your email address with the world (or the handful of people who find this link), you're not! The link will remain open until 15th May; if you're seeing this post after this date, I'm afraid you can't link up to the May Furtle, but you can link next month if you like.

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