Thursday, 4 July 2013

Bits n bobs - and spam on Bloglovn?

Okay so my hexi cover is growing but slowly .......... but that's fine, 
there's really no rush and I will try and complete it before I die lol 
It is great to just pick it up and put it down though, as the whim takes me ...........all be it, that that means, the box with it all in, 
sits next to me on the settee............all the time! hey ho -

Jack here busy cutting out baby turtles which he had me draw..........
and he also wanted "hundreds and hundreds" ( who the hell taught him that quantity???) of turtle eggs too! But naturally I cheated and you can see them bottom left lol squiggly circles en masse phew!

I hate making these blessed tactile maps of Europe for work, but here's one not quite finished. 
(Iceland and Denmark but two countries that are missing but of course, you'd spotted that I'm sure ..) 
How on earth a child with no sight can feel and UNDERSTAND the notion, of so many countries on a slightly larger than A3 base is beyond me,
 but the teachers ask for them for each of our children that goes up to secondary school.
40 plus different textures and a key with each texture representing one country ........... a blummin nightmare lol 

LOL I did NOT teach her to pull her tongue out ........... I swear I didn't!!
She's coming on really well thankfully and so is her lovely mum.

I put another tree hanging together but used a square lampshade 'ring' this time.

and I cut out some coasters from firmly felted thick woollies and crocheted edgings for them. I've enough for gifts as well as for myself too. 

So how are you finding BlogLovn or whichever other feed you've opted for? 
I was disappointed  to find that I had umpteen unsolicited feeds from Discovery News on my BlogLovn, which I certainly hadn't signed up for. 
I have yet to log in again and see if they been removed after my leaving Feedback.

I watched the most fascinating 'Imagine' programme the other night about a childrens nannie who took photographs all her life with an old Rolaflex camera. 
They only came to life, after her death, when the contents of her storage lockers went up for sale.
 Remarkable pictures and obviously an odd, but fascinating woman.
Vivian Maier, well worth watching the Alan Yentob programme on BBCiPlayer, link below.

Wasn't it heartbreaking to hear about those firefighters who died last week. 
I can't imagine how it must be for their families, so many lost lives, such a dreadful waste. 
My heart goes out to them all. 
It puts everyday life into perspective doesn't it, when such dreadful things like that happen.
Rest in Peace guys.


  1. Wow - what a lot of hexxies!! I can only begin to imagine the number of hours it must have taken to get this far (and won't mention a word about how many there are still to go - nope, won't go there).

  2. I am getting lots of emails of things I never requested maybe it is because of Bloglovin. I miss Google +. I love your hexie, I am making one also.

  3. I haven't seen that on Bloglovin yet and really like getting the email each day with the much easier than Google!

  4. I'm using Feedly which seems to be all right so far. Lovely enjoyable post today, thank you.

  5. Love the hexis -- so many, how big are they? It's going to be wonderful, Lyn. Heck, it already is wonderful! ;)

    Sweet baby girl! The coasters are charming and I'm going to visit the link so thank you.

    I know absolutely nothing about this reader/feeder business but I'm thinking I'm going to find out....oh-oh.


  6. the patchwork looks stunning and such cute kids you have in these pictures....surely if he smiles.... you melt... and could manage hundreds and hundreds!!

  7. Your hexagon quilt is really growing, Liniecat! It's beautiful!

    Are you sure you didn't teach her to pull her tongue out? I've heard that sort of thing is only learned from grandmas. :)

  8. just came over here because i hadn't seen a post from you in a long while. i guess i missed this one. the kiddos are so precious and growing so fast. and i just love your hexi blanket. it looks huge already.

  9. ooo - I love your hexie project :D And I can see how much work those maps must be!

  10. That is an amazing map. I'm sure you know how much they must be appreciated! Did you get my address via e-mail for the I Spy Quilt? I wanted to make sure I didn't end up in your spam box ;-)



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