Nothing hits that almost lunch time empty tummy quite like a nice hot cuppa, digestives, and some sharp cheddar.
They’re great for dunking, so have a bit o’ fun whilst you nibble. 😉
Enjoy your day!
WordPress Weekly Challenge: A Good Match
For this week’s WordPress challenge I rummaged in the 2011 shoebox and immediately found several piccies.
Most take advantage of the extra light and higher contrasts when snow’s on the ground. Considering recent storms everywhere, hope everyone can enjoy.
To creative people worldwide, solitude can be a very prized occurrence . . .
Solitude., n. [Fr., from L. solitudo; from solus, alone.] The Student’s Reference Dictionary, Keystone Pub.
From Wikipedia: “”Ode on Solitude” is a poem by Alexander Pope, written when he was twelve…” The closing stanza:
Thus let me live, unseen, unknown;
Thus unlamented let me die;
Steal from the world, and not a stone
Tell where I lie.
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude
Seeing things in a different way can be enlightening.
Hope these examples give you the urge to create your own new definitions.
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Repurpose
Winter’s graceful touches in Chicago, 2010 . . .
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: graceful
. . . one needed the ambiance of hot tea and hand work, it’s now . . .
Submitted for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: ambiance.
(To the lovely uninitiated, a pdf sewing pattern is one you pay for, download, print out, and then tape/glue/somehow stick together to form an entire sheet(s) of pattern pieces, which you then cut out before attaching to your fabric, cutting out, and sewing. Clear as mud? Hmm… Think of NOT waiting 2-3 weeks for a paper pattern from around the world to arrive in your mailbox.)
Yes, we sewers are a bit different, and not just in wardrobe choices. We also buy patterns and translate instructions… but that’s another story for another day. 😉
Sewing pal Jen (aka Let the Sewing Begin) and I were talking the other day. We’re in the same country and time zone. Whee!
I asked her how she was storing her pdf patterns, and promised to send her photos of what I was doing.
See all those odd-shaped pieces of paper hanging where my haberdashery storage shoe boxes should be stacked? In that photo on the left, above…? And the photos below are more, but not visible above ’cause they’re hanging to the left of the above photo. That’s what we were talking about: How do we store those pesky pdf pieces of paper?
Jen said she folds hers up, and puts them and the directions into a plastic bag.
Having already spent our talking time resolving other, more earth-shattering world problems we decided to table further discussion, and I promised to send her photos.
Ah. The moment of truth.
So that night I took an honest look . . .
Then I had a thought… If I’m using clothes pegs, sent by dear friend Ali, for some of the patterns… why not just clothes peg them all onto a skirt hanger or two instead of the metal shelving? Then they wouldn’t take up so much space.
So I tried that (on the left), but quickly realized it was impossible to ~
Oh. And then one fell off on its own. Scratch that idea. Deep sigh.
Then I saw those big clips I’d stared using. You know, the ones from office supply shops that take up space in a desk drawer. (over on the right)
But with only 3 of them I couldn’t really do an adequate test. Not with eight pdf’s, and probably at least 2 more somewhere, which we won’t go into right now.
At which point I gave up for the evening, having taken these photos and deciding maybe it was time to call in Those More Expert.
Lovely Readers, how do you store your pdf’s?
Submitted for today’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
When will Autumn come?
Not soon enough for me, but then I’m not a heat lover.
Condolences to those who are.
Here are last week’s highlights, not worth their own posts. Natalie of Threads and Bobbins came up with the idea, and anyone can join in.
What’s not included is Thursday’s unexpected deluge. You can imagine wringing out towels without photos. ‘Twas a leak, finally discovered coming from above. Er, from an upper floor. Looking on the positive side, I’m rearranging my sewing space.
Thought laundry day was going to join the Come & Fix It list, but unplugging the washer as the manual advised reset things, thank goodness!
Hope everyone is having a gloriously productive week!
🌞 💕 🌞
(click a pic to get to all the captions, then Escape to get back here)
Also submitted for WordPress Photo Challenge.
… how I cheated and fooled you all.
No, this isn’t Snow White and I’m not the Wicked Queen.
It was dumb luck that this photo had some points in it’s favor.
I’ve been reflecting on what styles would be most flattering and comfortable for
Autumn/Winter cooler weather and my current working-from-home life style, so I decided to do an analysis. The before is the colour photo on the left.
The analyzed after (right) includes a bit of dodgy playing with trouser width.
Can you tell how much better I would have looked with a solid, fuller pair of trousers? Lots more of those vertical slimming lines, and they would have been longer.
If it had been a skin-tight pair of leggings I’d have looked like a popsicle. Definitely not the look I’m going for.
Now if I can just stop being tempted by all the wrong silhouettes . . .
Other posts about fitting:
Submitted for the WordPress Photo Challenge.