Saturday, 24 October 2020

My home made art gallery. The video

Good morning. Finally at around midnight, the video finished uploading to yoootooob, so those across the pond got a look at it first. I tried my hardest to limit the wobbles, maybe if I'd had a few jars of alcohol first my hand would have been steadier. 

Shopping was done last night. Aldi was very quiet as usual, at 8.30pm. I didn't manage to get to three weeks this time, there were things I needed. Or should I say, things that one fussy cat needed. I can eat whatever I have in, but if you have a whimpering cat around your heels, you have to do what's needed to pacify them. 
The video is almost half an hour long, and yes, I do have a mug of coffee, so make one for yourself and take the weight off your feet. 
Have a good weekend, if you can, with all the restrictions becoming more confusing by the day. Don't forget, THE CLOCKS NEED TO BE PUT BACK ONE HOUR TONIGHT IN THE UK. British summer time ends, where did it go. 
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

Friday, 23 October 2020

Blip blip blip

 I was hoping to get the video posted today, but yooootoooob is playing up. It's stopped uploading half way through it. I will leave it running while I go shopping, and see if it is ready when I come back. Maybe it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Catch ya later.   ilona

Thursday, 22 October 2020

My home made art gallery in pictures

Hello. It has been a lot of fun putting together my art collection. My bedroom is now my art gallery. The room looks tidy, you should see the rest of the house, what a mess. Please enter. 
If you have been reading my blog you will have possibly seen some of these before. 

These two are very heavy. They will hang but I thought it best to prop them up on the bed. 

I made the bedspread. There are 625 squares, all sewn together by hand. 

I covered the fitted wardrobe with a sheet and a curtain, attached to the top with big heavy duty market stall type clips. Some of the pictures are quite heavy. 

Janet came to see it at 2pm, and Lynn came at 3pm. They both liked it. 
I made a video but waffled on a bit too long and the battery ran out before I had finished, so I will try again tomorrow, and try and make it a bit shorter. 
I tried the extra large picture option but some of the edges were lost, so I've had to change it back to the large option. If you click on a picture, it should open as a slide show. 
Hopefully a video tomorrow. Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip.   ilona

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Where can I show my art.

 Hello. I've been thinking about an idea for the last few weeks, and today I have been working on it. It's been a wet day so a good opportunity to get on with the job. 

I'm making a mini art gallery in my bedroom. It's pointless looking for places to show art at the moment, so the only thing to do is put it online. It's nearly ready, just the finishing touches to do. Tomorrow I will make a video and take some photo's. 

It's looking good. Thanks for popping in. Catch ya later.  Toodle pip.  ilona

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Lunch, a walk, and a sunset

 Hello. The weather didn't look too good first thing, thought I would be indoors for the day, so I got on with some sewing. Lunch was frozen mushrooms, ready cooked lentils, with an egg, Potato in the microwave, and iceberg lettuce. It was very filling. 

The mobile library came today, I took some of my books back, and Stan had another bag of books ready for me to take away. 

The weather brightened up in the afternoon, so I did my two hour, five mile walk. It was a bit breezy, but dry and surprisingly warm. No jacket needed. I came across someone I hadn't seen for ages. I used to see him quite often when I did a lot of dog walking. He has two dogs, we had a catch up chat. A bit further on, along the same stretch, I saw another man that I've seen before, who walks his dog. 
I got back about 5.45pm, and just as I was about to make my dinner, I saw the beginnings of a beautiful sunset. A photo from my bedroom window. 

Thanks for popping in. Catch ya later. Toodle pip.   ilona