Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

A Stitch In time

I just finished my latest "project".   I crocheted a baby jacket for my Baby  who is 21 ! 

She was enjoying the look and feel of the little baby jackets I was making for friends new babies, and said "if you could make me one like this, I would love it and wear it.   Challenge!

So over the last 3 or 4 weeks, I have been crocheting like crazy woman.  I had to re-do one sleeve 4 times. Too short, too tight, too baggy, too long.  Finally - they match.   

New Project Now : Spring blanket.  Multi-coloured flowers, in white border.  

I cannot wait to get started about it!.  I have to wait though, 

I broke my very favourite crochet hook - I have to wait on a new one arriving.  Symfonie crochet hooks seem to melt to my fingers. I love them. 

Even my previously much looked beech hooks have been lain to one side - they just don't seem to have the flex and feel of the Symfonie.

Imagine having a box like this.  If I carry on snapping hooks, or dropping them down plug holes (Don't ask) ... I'd be as cheap to buy this :-) 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Stealing

Well, I'll Be... Meme

Stolen from: Vulgar Darling

If I were a month, I’d be:   October. Lovely month for smells and weather. 

If I were a day of the week, I’d be:   Thursday;  Over the Hump on the road to the Weekend. 

If I were a planet, I’d be:  Venus. Of course.

If I were a god or goddess, I’d be:    Venus, of course.

If I were a sea animal, I’d be:    Dolphin :-) 

If I were a piece of furniture, I’d be:   Poufe 

If I were a gemstone, I’d be:   Diamond

If I were a flower, I’d be a:    Daffodil

If I were a kind of weather, I’d be:   Autumn Day.  Nippy, sunny, bright, smelling great. 

If I were a color, I’d be:   lemon

If I were an emotion, I’d be:    That moment when you are so happy, you tip over into tear drops.

If I were a fruit, I’d be a:   Pineapple

If I were a sound, I’d be:   Oboe

If I were an element, I’d be:   Water ( I Had to look that up - I was going to write Rain).

If I were a place, I’d be:    Glen Nevis

If I were a taste, I’d be:    Pineapple Meringue

If I were a scent, I’d be:    Paris Perfume

If I were an object, I’d be a:   One of those solar powered dancing flowers

If I were a body part, I’d be:   Heart

If I were a song, I’d be:    What a Wonderful World.

If I were a pair of shoes, I’d be:   bright, white trainers 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday 5

  1. What forms of media consumption do you pay for?  ... I have recently taken out a subscription to The Simple Things.  A very pretty magazine, which is of no literal value, but boy I do like looking at the craft ideas, house ideas and stuff. Its a couple of hours of escapism. 

  1. When did you last read a physical newspaper?  hmmm about 4 months ago.  Its a very rare occurrence now - So much media available for free on line. 

  2. What percentage of your television consumption is watched live as it’s broadcast, versus on-demand, via recording, or some other stored or streamed medium?  Almost ALL on demand recording.  The other night we watched something on commercial TV for the first time in ages, and in the ad breaks we remembered why we didn't any more 

  3. What’s been the big local story in your area this week? Was there one?  

  1. What is the most recent thing you regretted clicking?  A link which opened up 57 other windows, all singing all dancing... 

Sail Away with Me Darling, Sail away with me now....

Dearie me. Every day, more news about more migrants.  European Countries being "Swamped" by hundreds of thousands of migrants. 

Germany are stepping up and taking thousands, processing them, and applying aid as quickly as they can.  

Governments say "we need to stop the flow". 

Where is the flow coming from?  Syria Mostly, Afghanistan next, Kosova and then multiple African nations, including Lybia. 

Why do the people in charge of these countries (not always the Government) realise that they are chasing people away from the very place they think they are establishing their power hold.   It's not working. 

War migrants I have total sympathy with, economic migrants not so much - especially the ones who attempt to enter countries illegally.   If they want a better life, they should have the skills and abilities to offer the country they want to base themselves in, not turn up and demand benefits, and training. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Secrets of Our Indiscretions past.

So, Daughter was asking me about an old Blog I used to have, and we were contemplating what I used to put on it.  

It was a web page I set up while I was editing another web page for someone else, and when I had just turned 40, had a hysterectomy and given up my job.   

(Did I mention I have a very tolerant husband). 

She was pondering my writings, when I happened to mention this one.  

She had never ever seen it before, and started in 2006... way back then.  

She recounted things I had written, and forgotten about - which made me go into it today, and the first one I clicked on..... 

31st December 2007.... 

Wonder if she reached that one :-)   LOL  She didn't mention it. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Name Your Favorite…

Place : my Bed, I Love my bed. 
Person :  My Husband, followed equally by my Son and my Daughter. - All sewn in to my heart
Color  Duck Egg Blue
Food  Rare Filet Steak
Smell  Autumn
Book  Hmm, Sacred Art of Stealing, Christopher Brookmyre, The World According to Garp, John Irvine, The Alchemist Paolo Coelo.  I could go on
Movie  Hearts and Souls, with Robert Downey Jnr, Dogma with Silent Bob and Jay. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, Shawshank Redemption, with Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman
Music artist   Ed Sheeran (Today)
Genre of music  Pop, Rock, Country I hate the word Genre
Genre of literature   Fiction Comedy Drama, Historical Drama, Non-Fiction, Science Fiction, Fairy tale.  I hate the word Genre, is there any Literature which isn't favourite? 
Magazine  Simple Things ( J'adore)
Texture Cotton Yarn
Time of day  8pm
Day of the week  Thursday
 Tumblr  No Idea.
Thing to do when bored  Write, Sing, Dance, Read, Paint, Crochet, Wool related. 
Celebrity    Is pants
Class in school   several, 1 through 7 at primary, and then 1 through 5 at Senior. Loved em all - even the ones I didn't like. I had friends. 
Website other than Tumblr - No Idea (Don't know this tumblr thing
Drink  Water
Precious stone  Diamond (are a girls Best Friend)
Animal  Cat / Dog /horse / lamb / rabbit / hamster / any :-) 
Flower  Daffodil
Time in history  1745 onwards. 
 Font  Eurostile
Video game  Meteors
TV show  Hmm, Odyssey (Just now - You might know it as America Odyssey 
Play : Duet for One
Sound  Music, any music.
Fruit  Strawberry
Vegetable  Sweet Potato
Store/shop   Wool Store
Article of clothing you own  AnnWeybourne pants 
Fashion/style  Casual 
Pattern Squiqqles
Workout  Yogo , slow and steady wins the race
Quote  See Above
Historical figure    John Brown
Boy’s name  Steven
Girl’s name  Eilidh
Potato chip flavor   Salt and Vinegar
Meal of the day  Dinner
Ice cream flavor   Scottish tablet
Soda  Cream
Popcorn flavor Salted
Season  Fall. 
Month of the year October
Word  Multiple
Disney princess  Aurora
Insult  Fk You
Joke  What do you call a deer with no eyes?  No eye'deer
Cussword  Fk
Letter  B
YouTube channel  No Eye Deer
Eye color  Blue
Memory  Pretty good nick
Dessert   Creme Caramel.
Candy  Flake
Restaurant   Witchery on the Mound
Lifehack   No Idea

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing 

Name a product you buy mostly because it has a cool package.  I like to buy nice food. Not own brand... I'm attracted by Big Companies who know what they are doing. 

What flavor cake do you like for your birthday?    I'm not fussed about cake - But if you are going to buy me cake, it would be Lemon Drizzle cake.

Have you ever been in love with someone much older or younger than you?    Pft no.  I love only one. My husband - who rather amazingly, I met on this very day, 29 years ago.

Have you ever had a job you loved?   I quite love my job right now.  It's a nice mix of things I know, things I'm always learning. I have a very clever boss who I've learnt loads of, I have another boss who is so chilled that he is a good reflection on me.   There are a small number of us - I've been there since there were 8.  Now there are 31. 

Have you ever been in a building that was on fire?   
 Nope! O Oh oh  oh Yes, yes, I have.  Our very own building when we lived in Edinburgh, there were neds who prowled outside and drunk meths and sniffed glue - they dragged a sofa into the close (a communal stair) and set fire to it.  We all sat in the flat and said "what have I burnt?"   Then we opened the front door and all the smoke came in. I ran back in to call the fire brigade and Si and Boris ran downstairs with buckets and kettles.  By the time 4 fire engines, two police cars and an ambulance arrived, the fire was out.  But we had locked ourselves out the flat so the kindly fire men climbed in the window and opened the door for us.   This is the building - after we moved out - and it was "refurbished".

Are you in an argument with anyone right now?    Yes. 

  Would you change your hair color to something outrageous if you would get paid to?    I change my hair colour every weekend.  Last weekend it was "golden".  My friend thought I had done it for "summer".  Hmm, So this weekend I am brown. 

Have you ever written a poem for someone?    Yes I have. Called More Than. Guess who I wrote it for?  I also wrote a poem for my son's teacher who was leaving school and he cried when he read it, and asked for permission to frame it.   The first line read "Steven came home from school today, what was the matter, he could not say.... " 

What is a place you’ve vacationed at and would like to go back to?    Mount Olive, where my Boy Lives.  Edinburgh Where my girl lives. 

Do you eat samples at the grocery store?    yes i do. Unless they are tomato. 

What do you absolutely have to have to make your birthday feel special?      Nothing.  My birthday's are not of any great importance to me, I have lied so much about my age, my daughter was confused about how old I was when I met her dad. 

What’s the last tourist area you visited?    Hmm, France.   Mount St Michelle

Where do you go out to eat for a special occasion?     Lido in town, or somewhere in Glasgow? 

When was the last time you went to a post office?   I go quite frequently - there is a little post office near my office - it is very old.  One man works there.  Is a lovely little olde worlde place. 

 Is there an item you are saving up to buy right now?    Flights to 'Merica

Are you psychic in any way?    Yes.  I have a dowsing pendulum.

Do you prefer a laptop or desktop? Which are you on now?    Am on a lappy. I want to stop.  I feel my life is control by electric - laptops, smartphones, pc's. 

Have you ever received a gift and truly did not know what it was?    I received a pair of granny slippers from someone i considered a friend.   They were grotesque. 

What’s your homepage?

Is there a thing you enjoy doing, but quit because you are not good at it?   I'm good at everything. :-)  pah ha ha ha ha ha Banking. I wasn't good at banking.  I hated banking. Hated everyone in the bank.  I walked away.