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fran m's Journal

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Wind Chime

08 September 2009 16:39:23
Wind Chime

Wind Chime

I hate to see good items just been thrown out. So it was some time ago I saw 6ft length of maple in a builders skip, into the boot of the car. That was four years ago, had no idea what I would do with it. Then a few weeks ago I was at the Plant Fair in Farmleigh when I saw these long chimes. I kept going back to look at them, on the fifth time the idea finally came to me. A few hours work and I ended up with this wind chime/ garden decoration. Even if I say so myself it looks good, sod this self praise is.......


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chilipepper chilipepper 08 September 2009 16:42:03

Hi Fran, looks great, bet you saved yourself a fortune! well done again, great job..............


Myrtle Myrtle 08 September 2009 17:03:01

That looks really great, must be a bit of an artist?


flitters flitters 08 September 2009 17:12:29

Hi Fran looks great , well done


fran m fran m 08 September 2009 17:18:38

Myrtle, an artist is right, what kind I wont go into!!


Labourer! Labourer! 08 September 2009 17:56:10

Who's a clever chap then! They would drive us demented here clanging away all the time!


Stargazer 2 Stargazer 2 08 September 2009 18:37:08

Now let me see...Four years ago you got the maple, and just now you produced the masterpiece! That reminds me of someone I know....5 years ago he promised me an arch and bought the wood. For 5 years we lived with 4 ten-foot lengths of 3x2 lying in the house corridor. I finally got the arch a month ago!
Still having said all that, you've done a grand job there! Looks lovely.
And actually David, I don't think we'd even hear the tinkling of the chimes here over the howling of the westerly gales!


Labourer! Labourer! 08 September 2009 18:38:19

Ouch!


fran m fran m 08 September 2009 18:38:58

Likewise, The chimes hook on and off, I hang then for a light chime, its the twirlling effect of the chimes that look cool. Gives a weird effect of movement, Like all men easily pleased!!!!!!!!!!!!

David, I'll talk to you directely in future, dont want domestic starting at my expense.


Stargazer 2 Stargazer 2 08 September 2009 18:41:58

I get that weird effect of movement too, sometimes. Usually late on a Saturday night...:-)


Jacinta Jacinta 08 September 2009 19:38:21

Fran, very innovative. And truly artistic. Well done.


Clara Clara 08 September 2009 20:15:35

Fran hope you are feeling a bit better love the chimes you are so clever i was looking at the same chimes at Famleigh but did not  buy well done !!


Rachel Rachel 08 September 2009 22:37:42

That's really super. You should sell them.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 08 September 2009 23:32:43

That is a piece of work, I'm sure Rachael's right you could sell them they look great.


Labourer! Labourer! 08 September 2009 23:49:01

It's OK, you won't start a domestic! We are both Taurus - tough hides!


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 10 September 2009 13:03:50

wow thats pretty impressive, I am a bit of a hoarder I must admit.


kitty kitty 10 September 2009 22:03:32

that is gorgous fran, a real piece of sculpture well done


Mairin Mairin 11 September 2009 00:48:25

Goodness me - a really lovely artistic piece, all done by your own hands.  Well done.


Joybells Joybells 24 September 2009 18:03:53

Fran that is fantastic...really beautiful...I love windchimes...a masterpiece!


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