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Today... One thread per day / Re: Its another Thursday ...
« on: January 21, 2021, 12:13:51 PM »
@TartanPaint - sorry to hear of the loss of your Father...you did mention trouble earlier but I didn't realise he had passed on.  Trust you will remember all the good times and store them in both the quilts.  Take care.

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Hello everyone - the rain has gone to the mainland - dry here but no sun as yet although it is promised later.

Yes, hopefully the next incumbent of the White House will have more manners and politeness regardless of his politics.

Nothing much planned except to knit two tiny little teddies for the two siblings of the expected baby I have knit two little sweaters for.
Started a 4ply Posh Yarn cowl/snood whatever yesterday in crochet....have that established to work at mindlessly.
Enjoy your day all - @Celia hope you get that call.

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I am also thinking of my American cousins today as the New President is sworn in.  Let us all look forward to much peace and harmony.

Hernibs, your comment about a missing piece from a jigsaw - I particularly like Gibson's Thomas Kinkade ones, when purchased new, inside the box is a slip say if a fault is found to return something like 5 pieces to them and they will replace.  Well a few years ago I had a beautiful summery jigsaw given to me for Christmas, made a nice change from the snowy scenes I had been doing.  Well apart from noticing just how jagged some of the pieces were, or had not been cut through properly I also had numerous pieces where there was just paper without the card.  Needless to say I got in touch with Gibson's and they were brilliant, they replaced the whole puzzle and also explained that whilst checks are made on the machinery that does the cutting, sometimes what happened to mine does happen.  Apparently the jigsaw picture when glued on to the card and Gibsons do use a decent thickness of card, this is then fed through the machinery to cut the card into its shapes and then continues on its conveyor belt to the next stage where it is blown into a bag and sealed.  Whilst what happened to mine is rather unusual and rare it does happen, and only by  us letting them know that something is wrong then they can run some checks and also put it right.  I must admit I suppose I have about 30-40 Thomas Kinkade puzzles - just love the colouring and I do keep them, as I will look forward to doing them again in the future.  I have already completed three of these since Boxing day, and have another four waiting in the wings!

I love Thomas Kinkade anything!  I bought my sister one and she loves it.  I was very late to the shop in town and the selection was depleted....no Thomas Kinkade left however the one I bought was rather large and all about vintage travel vehicles...3 vehicles in red which was confusing and lots of green camoflage for planes....however got it done in 2 days and glad to have the missing piece along with it.  This puzzle will now travel to my two sisters whenever we are allowed to travel.
Thanks for the description of how they are made.  The puzzle I bought was made in Ross-shire.

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Good morning, I've been up and at 'em for 3 hours now so I'm having a cuppa.  It's wet and dark but the water is going where it should and we do have guttering now.  Final batch of last year's lambs went to the mart this morning. The builders returned yesterday for the first time since pre Xmas and I had a conversation about stairs  :) and they spent the day fitting doors.  I have ordered the bathroom suite too so things are progressing.  Ive got a couple of skeins of lovely Malabrigio sock yarn sitting on the table looking at me - I'm going to take the plunge and do some proper weaving ( nail biting emoji required)
Have a good day everyone - I'll raise a glass (or cup) for our US friends.

Malabrigo - wonderful quality yarn - just sumptious - enjoy it!!!

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That sounds a lovely day - glad you enjoyed it.....hope the jigsaw hasn't got a missing piece - the new one I bought locally had a missing piece and the lovely folk who manufactured it sent me the piece - so glad.
I'm off now too, to watch Winterwatch and Chatsworth - we really enjoyed our visit there 2 years ago.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 19th January
« on: January 19, 2021, 16:23:26 PM »
As for the shampoo - just use dish washing liquid in the meantime.......

Hello everyone - very late today - what a day - bucketing rain over here and it is moving over to you folks, particularly around Skipton and Leeds etc....even the birds are not interested very much in being out in their oilskinned feathers.
So dark and so miserable....but a little family arrived a while ago with handmade cards and tulips and biscuits as they thought my birthday was today....you see they'd been in facebook and I had deliberately put in the wrong date...however I was so happy and cheered up to see them.  Thankfully I had little somethings for all of them just in case.....always like to have a little something to hand to children.
My Posh Yarn came today 1 skein of 4 ply - first time I've been disappointed in the colour...yes, I know computer screens can be difficult but this was supposed to be mainly ivory with the palest of blue and green in it....this skein is beautiful but a silver grey - however I will keep it and make a snood out of it....just about to start that....had to go to YouTube to remind myself how to do foundational chain in crochet...how can I not remember these darn things.
@Sara-S - you are giving your political preference away seeing you have the champagne on ice!!!  I have two American friends....one is in your camp and the other in the other camp. (Doing my best to not mention names!!)
Hope you are all hunkering down over there on the mainland awaiting the rain...augh....horrible day here.
Take care, stay safe and warm.

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Late to the party but I wish @b15erk and @Elnnina the happiest of days.  Many happy returns too.

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Welcome @Aunty Stitches - you are a busy sewer indeed.
Greetings from across the small pond!!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday,Monday...January 18th 2021
« on: January 18, 2021, 23:31:51 PM »
Trust you get to sleep tonight @Sandra - they'll likely be on site all night!!  As the saying goes 'you never know what goes on behind closed doors'.
Take care!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday,Monday...January 18th 2021
« on: January 18, 2021, 14:49:14 PM »
Congratulations Acorn - loved all the entries but those wee dresses are beautiful - such hard work!!

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Special TSP birthday greetings
« on: January 16, 2021, 18:57:48 PM »
Thank you again everyone for all your good wishes....loved all the swishy swashy writings at the heading and on the cake.....and have to say trying to write on a cake is harder than writing with a nib....so much so that I used to write on ovals and circles and then just used buttercream or icing where appropriate to stick it to a cake having made the back waterproof.
Have had a good day....a bit of a lie in and have had an Aberdeen Angus rib eye steak with trimmings....I only ate half the steak and not even half the trimmings....used to be able to polish off it all and trimmings.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Special TSP birthday greetings
« on: January 16, 2021, 11:23:58 AM »
Thank you all very much - your birthday greetings are much appreciated.
Off to Asda for the paper and today I shall buy myself a Daily Telegraph for a long read...and if a suitable magazine I may buy one of those too as a treat as I rarely buy magazines.....

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Friday 15th again
« on: January 15, 2021, 11:34:10 AM »
Morning all - weather is foggy and it's freezing as well - above it all the sun is out but hasn't burned through yet.
DH had his first jab this morning so up and out in decent time.  Then a walk around an almost deserted Lidl to get some necessary groceries - home for coffee and now about to start real work.
Hope you all have a good day.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 12th January
« on: January 12, 2021, 13:54:47 PM »
Oh, goodness, @Celia - so sorry to hear that but not surprising given what is going on in hospitals.  No wonder you are hardly fit to think - talk about your mental health situation - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your DH.....it's a good job he may not be fully aware of what is going on but then he might well hear more than you'd want him to.
Take good care of yourself where possible.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Tuesday 12th January
« on: January 12, 2021, 12:19:44 PM »
Good afternoon all - it is a mild morning here, no sun but this is better than cold.

Have made a pot of soup which is simmering as I write.  Also contacted the firm I bought thermal vests for DH off in late October for his Christmas pressie....turns out the v neck is way down his chest and not any good for keeping the upper chest warm...how they arrived at this neck I know not.  Hopefully they will take the 2 unworn ones back for an exchange to a crew neck.

Need to go to post office to get a DL renewal form - can't do it on line as haven't got a photo - not even sure that I need a photo until I see the form.  DH didn't need one on his last renewal as 'his appearance hadn't changed' etc...neither has mine to need to pop down and get a form...and then maybe a photo from the chemist in town.....without a mask on i imagine.

@Celia - trust that call comes through asap.  You deserve some attention.

Have as good a day as possible!

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