Sunday, 3 May 2015

Unique rules, YAY ;o))

Hello, from a wet and miserable Bank Holiday Sunday in North Lincolnshire. The weather may be miserable but I am not, I'm doing something I love, creating a picture with fabric and threads. Musical entertainment is provided by BBC Radio 2, Sunday Love Songs, peppered with feel good love stories from happy loved up folks. We need more love, I have some in Tightwad Towers, I don't miss out, my lovely pets are around me. Heidi joined me in bed this morning, something she has never done before, she is feeling very loved up, ha ha.

I am trying to make some little sheep for the picture, but it's not working out as I would like, so I have moved on to French Knot flowers, and I've put a couple of ramblers in a field. All very fiddly work, but it satisfies my creativity, to work things out, and to invent different ways to do things.

I've just had a comment through which turned a light on, my readers are always inspiring me, and giving me ideas for more blog posts, so thanks to those who comment. It's a two way thing, not just me chattering and you listening, you join in.

Sue says my shed of many colours is unique, a one off, just like me. Thank you Sue, I take that as a compliment. Not surprising that I am having difficulty making little sheep, I am not one of them, ha ha.

So, what's good and what's bad about today? My uniqueness means I see things from all angles. The answers are not always obvious, but with a bit of pondering I usually come up with some kind of solution. The rain is a bit miserable, and I have some dog walking to do, but, they will be pleased to see me, I like happy dogs. I can't work in the garden, but I can sit and sew. I will have a bath and wash my hair later, that will be lovely. I will have something nice for lunch, and dinner later. The garden is getting watered for free, so I can't really think of anything bad about today.

Is it hard work being unique? No not at all, if you practice it enough. If you decide that you don't have to be what people expect you to be. You can strive to be different, you can do things on a whim, even if you change your mind, and go in a different direction.

Everyone can be unique if they want to be. Everyone can be quirky. No one needs to be a clone. If all my readers left and went to other blogs I would say, good for them, they are doing their own thing, they have decided that they don't want to read me any more. I read other blogs, I don't have to and neither do you have to read mine, but I'm pleased that you do.I'm pleased that I share my living room with you, I can chat to you whenever I like, and someone is listening. So step forth into this big wide world, do your own thing, and be unique.

Lots of love.
Toodle pip
Ilona xxx

18 comments:

  1. it would be a very boring world for sure if we were all the same!

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  2. That post struck a chord with me. Thanks for being you.

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  3. What a wonderful attitude you have Ilona! JanF

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  4. well, we are all unique in our own ways, wether we like it or not . I am happy to be me. I know people who always seem to be searching for something, but never satisfied. I would say I am more content now than I have ever been.
    Hubby says he fancies some of those steamed veggies with grated cheese on top, tomorrow.Reckon thats tea sorted then!

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  5. Great stuff as always Ilona. You are definitely unique. There is no one else like you! Hooray. Thanks for all your uniqueness. Ann x

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  6. I am sitting on my deck in the sunshine and enjoying a cup of coffee while I visit with you. Thanks for letting your light shine so brightly and sharing its warmth. I always appreciate what you have to say -- imagine me nodding in affirmation from my little island in the Pacific northwest.

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  7. Quirky is one of my favorite words. Unique is up there. I guess it all comes down to being authentic-mostly to ourselves.

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  8. thank you for your inspiration and encouragement to be ourselves. we need this in a world where the 'cloning' starts in schools and carries on through life. tomorrow i', going to have a sewing day too! love reading your blog and the uplift it gives us all. Linda J x

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  9. Your uniqueness/quirkiness is what makes your blog so interesting. I've seen sheep done with lots and lots of French knots, looks really good-just a thought.

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  10. You remind me of my mum. She is fabulously eccentric. Maybe I should get her to blog?
    Jane

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  11. Everyone is right - we all read you because you are unique.
    Wendy (Wales)

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  12. That is a lovely post thank u Julie t west mids

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  13. just back from a lovely weekend full of unique characters at a cycle touring festival. Had a wonderful time despite camping in the rain. yes I am unique too or slightly bonkers depending how you look at it. LOL.

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  14. I really do admire your attitude Ilona. You are certainly unique.

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  15. Yes you are unique and in the best possible way.

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  16. I have been busy lately, and am now just catching up with you, Ilona. I love what you are doing with the doors in your back yard, or as you call it, your garden. I love the idea that it is all or nearly all free. Mary Jane in Canada.

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  17. Here's to being unique! And... if you see any sheep wool hanging on wire fences while you are out walking... take it home... wash it (you don't have to be very prissy with it... just really hot water and hot water rinse and then blot in a towel and then air dry) and store it up until you have enough to either sew onto a picture (almost a ready made sheep) or stuff a toy (real wool has natural fire retardent qualities... it singes rather than goes up in flames so your toy is going to be very suitable for young children) or just take small amounts and twist it in your fingers until you have thread! Good stuff to play with... as I am finding out! x ps. If you want some from Spain email me and give me your address and I will send you some.

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  18. Hello.We are pretty dry here lately so the rain you have had would be very welcome here.So nice and cozy sounding you and the furry family enjoying a wet day inside sewing and being present in the moment.It's a great thing that you think out of the box and follow your own path.It's always a pleasure to visit with you and get inspired.I choose to read your blog because it reflects values that I can relate to and is smart,endearing,unpretentious, funny and VERY frugal.It is hopefully going to continue for a long time yet.Thinking about that I wonder when and if you will decide to say goodbye to blogging.It certainly is a commitment you make by choice and you are generous to share your life with us and is much appreciated.Life After Money shows us how to grow older gracefully and live a good and meaningful quirky life.It's special.Regards,D.

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