Sunday, 21 April 2019

Bead on - 24,000 - 14-20 April

This work acknowledges 24,000 individuals - Indian Christians who were physically attacked in one year because of their faith.

I am stitching 80 beads each day for 300 days - 10 beads in each small square eight times.
Halfway done with the third row encircling the set of Nine squares.

Day 110...8,800 people have been noted. Just over 1/3 of the way.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Something on Saturday

Treasure 13

I love the calmness of this little framed stone by Sally MacCabe.
To me this was basically a framed stone. Which I love.
But then I thought I would get a link to Sally MacCabe's work, and I have discovered so much more! Including the reason why my little framed stone seems so light weight...
There is one similar to it under a workshop called Treasure Boxes! I don't know how long I have had this and I didn't know it was a little box! Now I will have to look for a treasure to go inside. Maybe a little feather of some sort.
How very exciting!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Thankful Thursday on Friday

What fun!

I found a choir when I was making salad the other day!

I wonder what they are singing?

For more Of what people like this week, the link is on LeeAnna’s blog.

I started this post, but wasn’t able to get back to it.
Today is a special day. A Thankful day. We are recently back from a service to remember God’ Love through Jesus on the cross. Looking forward to Sunday to remember He is alive.
As I read somewhere: It isn’t about the bunny but it is about the Lamb.
Not sure what you have for a belief, but this is very important to me a a big part of my life.

I like these reminders of new life all around.






Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Back to Ramshackle Ideas - 23

Light on the mountains. I will give it a press, 
but I am not going to add more stitch because it is mountains after all 
and I don't want to flatten them.

When I started having all the back spasms and eye problems last Autumn, I was working on a Ramshackle piece about refugees and displaced people. Now that I have caught up with other things, I have started back to work at it. Now all the pieces have had threads snipped, edges trimmed and squared up and the binding ready to apply.

I was closer to finishing than I realised. So, perhaps I can get it done by the end of this Bank Holiday weekend.

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Bead on - 24,000 - 7 - 13 April

This work acknowledges 24,000 individuals - Indian Christians who were physically attacked in one year because of their faith.
I am stitching 80 beads each day for 300 days - 10 beads in each small square eight times.

In real life, it sparkles and twinkles from the little sequins.

Day 103...8,240 people have been noted. Just over 1/3 of the way.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Something on Saturday

Treasure 15

A lovely beaded bowl given to me from my friend in Zimbabwe.


I use it for my bead packets from which I decanted beads I am currently working with.

I keep thinking I will learn how to make one like it!

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Praying for people in parts of  Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi that were affected by the cyclone. Crops washed away that were nearing harvest. Homes made of mud bricks dissolved and stick houses washed away. Now a cholera epidemic on top of all the loss.
This will be a long situation for clearing and rebuilding.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Thankful Thursday

oops this one nearly slipped past me. I have been trying to get some order to my studio. However, I have to wait til the ceiling where they took the plasterboard is replastered at the end of the month.
Holly waiting for something interesting to happen in the kitchen.
I just was out with Holly, which is a bit of a circus when she goes from the right to the left and gets tangled round the walker...and will not reverse. She doesn't like reversing if she has decided she has to smell something.
Anyway, I tied her to the metal fence near the shops while I picked up my subscription at the chemist. Like I have done all these years we've had her. Mind you I don't do it often because of the circus stuff I mentioned above! It is Easter holidays, so 2 boys came by with scooters as I came out of the shops. She wasn't too sure when they started coming to her because she wasn't to sure about the noise of the scooters. As I was getting there, I asked if they wanted to pet her. I was about to say to rest their scooters and come to her on their own so she wouldn't be afraid.
I had seen a police car come into the shopping car park, but thought they were just doing rounds. Next thing I know, they walked up behind me and said. "Whose dog is this?" 
'Mine!' I said. Oh. (I never did work out why they thought there was a problem.) I asked if it was alright to tie her there. (my husband ties her right in front of the grocery shop) They said it was ok. Still they seemed like they had expected something strange was going on
Anyway, they went away and the boys got to pet Holly. I don't know what that was about!
Holly back home and back to her important day job.

So, how was that an I like? Before we had gone to the shops, we went to the library. I wanted to pick up the rest of a series by Edward Marston from the local library. I got onto a different author for a bit, because I had to request these as they were held in other libraries around Bracknell. So, I am looking forward to reading them. This series is all about the Railway Detective.

That will have to be enough for today, as I need to go make dinner. We are having friends come for a meeting later this evening.

Go check out LeeAnna's blog!

Monday, 8 April 2019

Stitch on it - 30

Oyster stitch -
Stitch on paper. This one took some time to get the rhythm, but once I did, it was easy to work without having to think too much.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Bead on - 24,000 - 31 March - 6 April

This work acknowledges 24,000 individuals - Indian Christians who were physically attacked in one year because of their faith.
This work become “pretty”, but the reason for remembering these people is anything but!
I am stitching 80 beads each day for 300 days - 10 beads in each small square eight times.
Working a different arrangement made up of rows encircling the set of nine squares. Day 96...7,680 people have been noted.

The first round is completed and the second round has one side finished. It is the row at the bottom of the image. Depending how it looks, I may do 8 or 9 rows. Or maybe 4?

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Something on Saturday

Treasure 14



This is a bangle given to me from a friend who works in Ethiopia.

I am not really a bangle person, and especially blingy. But this is a very special friend. So I wear it at Christmas.

Friday, 5 April 2019

And the answer ...

Hurrah! My transportation device has arrived!!!
 downstairs
upstairs 

Beam me up!
Hope you can see the video!

My studio, though, has been turned inside out. The Thoughtful Man had to take things out of cupboards to move them! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ My machine is on a wee table in the corner of the dining room. and...I did finish the Stretching Art piece this week. Off in the post today!

The blue boxes in yesterday's post were the biohazard arrangements for removing asbestos. Apparently the boss of the asbestos team (sublet by the lift team) came out for this job with the others as it was high grade worry type of asbestos!!! They only removed what was needed for doing the lift. We have to get a plasterer in now to do plaster the wallboard. As it so turns out, the top recommendation in the Checka Trade list is our new neighbour at no.22! So he is coming to look tomorrow.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

I like Thankful Thursday

https://lapaylor.blogspot.co.uk/hope this works! LeeAnna’s blog. This link will Not go on the bottom. The phone thinks the bottom of the post is missing. Grrr


This week is pretty full. I am going to post some photos that are a bit of a tease. See if you can guess!
It is going to be pretty wonderful!










Due to all this, I am posting from my phone, which has a mind of its own! ๐ŸคจTrying to add the link to LeeAnna’s blog. Which is not cooperating ๐Ÿ˜–

Monday, 1 April 2019

Stitch on it 29

Basque Stitch -


Stitch on paper. This actually was not too difficult, I had never tried it before.

Sunday, 31 March 2019

Bead on - 24,000 - 24-30 March


This work aims to mark 24,000 individuals - Indian Christians who were physically attacked in the one year because of their faith.
I am doing this project because I wanted to see just how many 24,000 actually is.
I am stitching 80 beads each day for 300 days - 10 beads in each small square eight times. Currently working in sets of 9 days.

Being done with the 9th set of nine. I have started a different arrangement of rows encircling the set of nine squares. I am nearly round the square. Day 89...7,120 people have been noted.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Something on Saturday

Treasure 13

I am quite late today. Birthdays, Sewing group and so on.

I have more old books to show, but tonight I quickly took a photo of one of my small sewing machines.

I found this “toy” sewing machine in a market in the Netherlands. It caught my eye because of the deer logo on the front which looks like the John Deer tractor logo. But then I saw it was made in USSR!


There are metal pieces inside that should make everything work together to make a chain stitch. But the metal is quite soft, so even though I tinkered with it and got it to sew, it wasn’t long before they got out of shape again.
Still I think it is novel to have a sewing machine from USSR with a John Deer-like logo!

Thursday, 28 March 2019

I like Thankful Thursday

To start with likes, this part is about a Post Rock.
We have a friend who has MS. She used to get out and about in her motorised wheelchair. She loves doing things for others, including writing notes. Such a precious lady to think of others when she had so much trouble herself. She used to ask me if she could get any shopping for me.๐Ÿ˜
But she was unable to come up to our door to post a note into the letter box because there is a step.

So, we put out a Post Rock. She could reach down and put her little note under the rock so it couldn't blow away.
Often I would come out and discover the note. I do wish she somehow let me know she was there so I could go speak to her! But now Mr Thoughtful takes Holly to visit this lady instead. (Holly likes the biscuits (cookies) on offer for dogs that come visiting!

Actually, this is Post Rock 2. Someone pinched (stole) Post Rock 1. So, this Post Rock usually lives under the lavender there by the step. Our friend knew it was there, so she could use it and no one could take it.
This dear lady now is suffering from Alzheimer's, so she hasn't been around for sometime. But I leave the Post Rock there because it reminds me of her. That is why I took the photo. It seems like a little a face that makes the rock look mouse-like. She would love that!

As you know, I like seeing shapes and discovering what they look like. The same day I took the photo of the Post Rock, I saw this flint that looked like a mushroom.

It was in a section of rough paving for car parking.
When I looked at the full photo when I got home, I discovered there was a little animal skull-like flint near the mushroom.


Cool! What do you see when you are out and about.

And if you look back at other posts this week, you will see I finished the last quilt for the 70,273 Project. And no other photos, but I posted it yesterday. Hurrah! I like that it is no longer shouting at me from whatever pile I had moved it to. I like that I can at last move on to the next project, which I have already got a good start on!

To see what others are posting that they like, go to LeeAnna's blog. I love the little stories that she tells of her dog Milo.

Monday, 25 March 2019

70,273 long skinny finish

Another finish for 70,273 project commemorating 518 lives lost in the Nazi programme to get rid of disabled, elderly, and mentally ill. This one is 15”w x 46”l.
Top


Bottom 
I am sewing on the hanging sleeves as we speak.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Bead on - 24,000 - 17-23 March

This work aims to mark 24,000 individuals - Indian Christians who were physically attacked in the last year because of their faith. 

I am done with the 9th set of nine. I have started a different arrangement of rows encircling the set of nine squares. But only one day of it has been done. 6,560 people have been noted.
detail

I am doing this project because I wanted to see just how many 24,000 actually is. Already, the mind boggles to think of each bead already stitched on!
I am stitching 80 beads each day for 300 days - 10 beads in each small square eight times.

Hoping these photos are not too fuzzy. Maybe it is just in the composition section of blogger?

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Something on Saturday

Treasure 12

This Bible is a treasure to me.

I found it at a secondhand book place on the coast of Maine.

1842!

I love the Proper Names section because it gives the meaning or 'signification' of the words.

There are woodcut images throughout.


But there are treasures secreted throughout as well. I made a composite photo.

The trading cards, the ribbon and the leaf were inserted in the pages before.
You should be able to click the image and read about Cholera medicine. (!) At some point I put in the replica note.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

I like thankful Thursday

As you know, I like 'finding' things in various shapes. One comment compared it to cloud watching.
So, here is a duck who has gone splat on his face. Why? I don't know. He was under the table where I had my restoring cup of tea before leaving the Knitting and Stitching Show the other week.

I like my cheerful cyclamen in the front garden.

The posh cyclamen got a bit of a beating from the snow the other week, but it has recovered and there are even more flowers. Kind of a challenge to keep on no matter what gets dumped on you?

I like discoveries. These photos of fungi are from around a tree stump behind our back fence. (I won't go into the story of the wonderful tree becoming a stump. It still makes me cross.)

I was coming back from the shops and these caught my eye. Behind the back garden fence.

Then I saw all these.

And then I realised there was a wide variety of fungi there! I don't think I have ever seen a black mushroom.

or translucent ones? not so great a photo. They were rather hidden.

growing up the different root sections of the tree stump.

I have seen images of the brownish flat fungi in the photos above, but there were also green versions.

and little brown ones

steps for fairies?
And those type were also growing in a patch of dead leaves.

Interesting. The leaves are interwoven with the fungi.
It makes it look like there was a small stump in the upper left corner.
But I know there was no small tree growing. I look out my bedroom window at the back garden and the trees beyond the fence most mornings. I like checking out this stump when I go to and from the shops. Anyway! I kind of overdid it on the photos! But I do like making discoveries when I am out and about.

To see what others are posting that they like, go to Lee Anna's blog.