I tried again with the orange flag, still not right. So I changed to smaller needles and reduced the stitches to 15 instead of 20, for the blue one. Still not right, too short. Then I changed the frequency of reducing the stitches for the green one. That's better, long and thin is best. Now all I have to do is make about 20 of these in different colours.
Saturday, 31 October 2020
Friday, 30 October 2020
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Monday, 26 October 2020
Hello. I was sad to miss a walk in the sunshine this afternoon, but I had work to do in the Bedroom Gallery. All art is wrapped up and packed away. It's a laborious task but it's best to do it properly. I am a stickler for making sure nothing gets damaged. When I had a mobile stall selling fancy goods and giftware at events, I was always the one who took the longest time to set up, and was always the last to leave.
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona
Good morning. The start of a new week. The Bedroom Art Gallery will be packed up and put away today. It was exciting to get it all out, and re discover pieces that I had forgotten about. Now it's time to put it to bed, until next time. I want to keep it clean, sometime in the future I may wish to sell some of it, so it must be in good condition.
Anyway, I'm going to be busy today. I'll put this link in here, in case people with an enquiring mind wish to further explore the current situation. Evidence not Fear gathers their information from lots of different sources. Free thinkers might want to take a look, those who dislike what I put on my blog might choose to ignore this. I don't mind.
Thanks for popping in. Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Friday, 23 October 2020
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
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
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.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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.
Good morning. Today I put my tins and glass recycling box out for collection. The lorry comes for these every two weeks, but I put mine out every four or six weeks, depending how much there is. So this is four weeks worth, I could leave it for another two weeks, or even four weeks. It isn't in the way at all, I store it in the outhouse. The box stays clean as I don't leave it outside to deteriorate in the weather.
Six pieces of glass, so what did I drink. One bottle of beer, a bottle of sherry, and a bottle of wine. On the cans side there are two cans of cider, with baked beans, spaghetti hoops, and rice pudding cans. All arranged very artistically I might add.
Monday, 19 October 2020
Good evening. I have a few prepared drafts in my folder, this is one of them. I spy a party going on in my garden. The wood pigeons usually do their courting in the trees at the bottom of the garden. Looks like they are having a little get together on top of the hedge.
Good morning. This will put a smile on the faces of all the intrepid mask wearers. Greater Manchester Police tweeted that they had issued five tickets yesterday to people failing to wear a mask. That must have done their ego a power of good, so much so that they are going back today to nab some more. A good little earner as well, it will have covered their wages, that's if the fines ever get paid. Strolling around a shopping centre has got to be a lot easier than chasing after violent shop lifters and muggers.
If you are going there today don't forget to take your exemption proof. I'm not sure what form that should be in, a doctors note possibly. Maybe not, as it's nigh impossible to see a doctor these days.
Sunday, 18 October 2020
Thanks for popping in. Toodle pip. ilona
Good morning. Have you seen those specs advertised where the lenses can be adjusted to any level so that anyone can wear them? They have knobs on the side, apparently, so they can be altered. I heard a story yesterday from someone who has bought them because they thought it was a good idea. In short, it isn't. They complain that they are not fit for purpose, they look like they are cheap, from a £1 shop, and were no use. They have tried to get their money back, but no refund is forthcoming as yet. Just passing this information on, so be aware.
Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona
Saturday, 17 October 2020
This has been hanging around for a week or two, waiting for me to come up with an idea. I could see that stitching into the wrapped wool was going to be a problem, so I have backed those sections with strips of fleecy fabric. The embroidery stitches need to be at an angle though because they could still disappear if I did them vertically inline with the wool.
A dull morning here, so I may stick with this for a while.
Happy weekend. Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona
Friday, 16 October 2020
A post popped up this morning on Let's Face it Book. Our annual Christmas Tree Festival will not take place as usual in the church. This is a fundraiser for our local Hospice. Another one bites the dust.
Like everything else, it's going online. We all have to sit at home glued to our computer screens.
Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona
Hello. I got all excited there for a minute, an email arrived from my dentist. My first thought was that oooh, maybe they are starting to do check ups again. Maybe I will get my teeth looked at, maybe I will be able to go back to the surgery and see Jim my dentist.
No such luck. My dentist was taken over by Bupa about a year ago. It was called Oasis, before they sold out. I remained on their books as an NHS patient, nothing changed, same staff.
So what was the email about? Sales, that's what. Invisalign discrete braces. The clear aligners are invisible while you are having your teeth straightened. Bit late for that. Spread the cost of your treatment with 0% patient finance.
|Thank you for being a patient of Bupa Dental Care Brigg. We're here to create long-lasting and healthy smiles, and we know you value yours. So, we wanted to make you aware of some of the treatments available to you.|
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NHS dentistry is going down the pan, it has been for a long time. I don't hold out much hope for it ever getting back to how it was.
Cheerio for now. Toodle pip. ilona
Thursday, 15 October 2020
It's looking more like Autumn every day. I took advantage of the sun this afternoon and went for a walk. The trees in the wood are looking skeletal now that the leaves are falling.
It was a bit overcast and a bit blustery yesterday, but I felt the need to go for a walk. I drove to Alkborough village. Free parking in the street. The church looks magnificent, it stands on elevated ground.