Friday, 15 November 2019

I can see clearly now the rain has gone

I went to speccy savers this morning for my eye test, three months overdue. I first had a letter in August, then another reminder last week. All is well, a slight change in the prescription in my right eye, but nothing to worry about. My eyes are healthy and I am legal to drive. I said I wouldn't be buying new glasses as the ones I have are just fine. He gave me my prescription to take away with me. The staff are very nice and friendly in there. 
I had a free two hour park on my ticket so I went to the bank and paid a bill. They know me in there. They are forever trying to get me to use the automatic till in the wall. I always say no I spend enough time on a computer at home, I don't want to be punching numbers into a keyboard while I'm out. I'm afraid they will have to keep on dealing with me over the counter, except when I want to withdraw cash, which I will get from a simple cash machine inside the bank. 
I remembered that WH Smiths have a clearance section in their shop so I had a look in there. They have opened up the upper floor and you can have a mooch through the stock they are trying to get rid of. I found these letters at 20p each, they are erasers. I dug deep to find the letters to make my name. Sadly there wasn't an 'A', but I thought a 'D' on it's side would do the job. Don't know what I will do with them but they are pretty. The 'N' is purple by the way. 
I bet you are wondering what these are. I should have photographed a ruler next to them for the size. They are two and a half inches long and one and a half inches wide. They are also erasers at 20p each. They remind me of pebbles so I thought they could be decorated with small sparkly bits and pieces.

A lot of books have been reduced, although I didn't go through them, because I don't buy books. This one caught my eye. It's a colouring book but I am not going to colour in any of the pages. The designs are the sort of thing I could use for my art projects. I could trace them, transfer to fabric, and stitch them.

A couple of example pages. Smashing, aren't they, all sorts of designs.


A little bit of what I am doing now. This is for the church window. The colours on this piece of fabric are not very bright but the design is what I am looking for. I am using felt tip pens to add colour, the blue flowers were white, then outlining them with back stitch to make them stand out more. When I've done all the background I will be adding more foliage and flowers to give it a 3D effect. It will take a while to do. 


I did my walk just as the sun was going down. I love to see the geese flying in formation, chattering away to each other. 

Interesting pink fluffy clouds.

Now it's dinner time. I had a large cooked lunch so it's a piece of cheese and onion quiche and some salad now. 
Toodle pip, ilona


13 comments:

  1. Beautiful sky, it's always lovely to see the Geese. They can be quite noisy can't they.

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    1. Yes, you can often hear them before you can see them. Some of the groups are so large they are strung out over a great distance.

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  2. The book was a good find. Love the fabric work & photos. A nice day xx

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  3. I can see a lot of uses for those colouring books Ilona.
    Briony
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  4. You are so clever, I am always amazed at the imaginative ideas you think of! Well Done!

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    1. Me too! I looked at the stitched fabric and thought how quick Ilona is to think of doing this. Lovely post all round with the photo's. I too use the counter service in a bank - use it or lose it!

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    2. I tried to explain to the bank staff that I use the counter service to keep them in a job. They said, oh, we have lots of other things to do as well, we have to fill the machines up.

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  5. You are very clever. I would never think of lying the D on it's side. I love what you are doing with the fabric in your latest project and can't wait to see it finished whenever you are ready. Have a great weekend.

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  6. I loved colouring the pictures when I had my stroke after I could do nothing else.
    Beautiful sunsets.
    Have a good week Ilona and everyone else.
    Hazel c uk

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  7. Unas fotos del cielo preciosas. Enhorabuena por unas fotos tan hermosas

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