Friday 31 July 2009
I've been tagged by the lovely Michela of http://littlesecretsfrommygarden.blogspot.com who kindly asked me to do these easy steps :
1. collect the book that I've most handy
2. Turn to page 161
3. Find the 5th complete sentence
4. Cite the sentence on my blog
Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley
"But the Water-babies helped me from among them, and set me free again."
Pass it on to five other blogger friends
I'm going to pass this tag on to 5 blogger friends...and the nominees are :
1. Jan at http://wibbo.typepad.com/
2. Vivi at http://vivi5sentidos.blogspot.com/
3. Eleanor at http://paperseaside.blogspot.com/
4. Jackie at http://lavenderjack.wordpress.com/
5. Hen at http://henhousehomemade.blogspot.com/
...........And now I'm going to inform them, hope they will accept!
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Another of Bristol's famous landmarks are SS Great Britain and The Matthew.
After we parked the car, we walked to Mellineum Square pass Bristol Cathedral
Taking photographs of the reflection
William Penn - Founder of the colony of Pennsylvania USA
Alex reading the script of To Catch A Thief with
Me with William Tyndale he translated the Bible
Thomas Chatterdon - Poet
The Wall of Water on Mellenium Square
Pero's Bridge named after a Bristol Slave
Water in Quakers Friar Square
Saturday they had Punch & Judy show
A derelict herb garden at Castle Green, where I managed to show off to my sons knowing most of the herbs and impressed to rather elderly ladies who actually knew what they were. Think they thought I was much younger than I actually am!
Taster to seeing the Banksy Exhibition (someone in recent weeks paint balled this) I passed this about three years ago saw it and didn't take much notice of it!!!
Sunday was spent quietly - meeting new friends, and watching this snail travelling upwards on the side wall of a house, think he should have turned left for the garden!!
What we came to see, we caught the Bus from Fishponds into the city and as the clock struck 9 O'clock we joined the end of the queue, we were near the front. Waited an hour.
Just some of the Banksy exhibition
After we left the exhibition we had lunch and found the CathK shop purchased a bag, Michael (son) who was with us saw an old school friend while he was waiting patiently for me to look in the shop. Then we headed for the bus - on the way I managed to trip up a cobble stone and landed face down in the only puddle for yards about! Tripping and falling is bad enough, BUT to land face down in a PUDDLE...................... I was shaken, wet but fine, and decided I could dry off in the sun.
They are going to have to come OFF!
I came off quite lucky just badly bruised fingers!
Thursday 23 July 2009
Jane thought all you nice people in Blogland might like to see this photograph taken yesterday morning. The little chicks are quite big now. The two biggest hog the front of the nest, while the other three are packed in at the back. She says they are all doing well. but she thinks Shiloe (her horse) will be glad when they are flying out and about, as they are rather noisy and they are constantly leaving him with little presents around his clean stable - they are quite messy apparently!
Saturday 18 July 2009
Sunday 12 July 2009
Saturday 4 July 2009
I searched all over the Internet on how to do this but got nowhere fast and out of sheer frustration I decided to take photographs (if I remembered) as I went. This is the result, but I have to admit I did wing it a few times, but it seems to have worked.
Mark the centre of the ends of the crib and lay it on its side on the paper and draw around the shape of the crib, at this point it may be easier if two people are doing one to draw and one to roll from point to point. Also draw round the base. Remember the patterns are accurate to the crib so cut the material much larger, I cut mine about two half inches larger all round and it ended up quite accurate. This is the first bit I winged, because I went on the old adage of I can make smaller but not larger!
I cut four pieces of material, and four pieces of two ounce wadding, there is nothing to stop you using four ounce wadding.
Pin and tack lines
Machine the lines
Machine the base
Bind all the rough edges. I used a silky bias binding. Part one completed. You can stop here if you wish
Part Two if you wish to carry on.................
Fit the piece that has just been completed back into the crib. Purchase press-studs that are on a tape. (Usually used for quilt covers etc. I ones I used are quite close together and small and are usually used for clothing, should be able to get from all good haberdasheries). The closer together of the studs the better as this makes for a neater finish. (See top picture.) At this point study the crib carefully as to where the placement of the press-studs should go.
Next the measure the crib around the top edge and add another one and half times so two and half times of material is needed. Try and make this one piece of material otherwise you will have two seams (I used French seams for neatness where possible. The seam to join together is at the back uner hood. Fold down and press two centimetres I know it is a no, no, but I work in both centimetres and inches together, it works for me but then I am winging it!
Add lace, this is optional.
Machine and press
Machine tape or bias binding to the top, this should measure the same length as material then there is no worries about joining.
With thick cotton (knitting cotton I used) Measure twice the length and about twelve inches more thread through the eye of a thick needle/bodkin and knot twice and put a safety pin between the two knots. Thread the cotton through the tape. Attach the safety pin to the material then as you are pulling the thread doesn't disappear inside and you don't have to start over. Pull gently to gather the material then pin to the inner of the crib, when satisfied with the gather.
Machine the bias to the top edge (the cotton will be trapped inside just trim ends and forget about it!) Stitch the other side of the press-studs to match the inner part of the crib. This is where care to be taken as they need to match the two side accurately.
End of part two.
Because our crib has a Hood, start part three
This is where I really winged it, it worked and it looks like a mob-cap. (If you look closely you will see I forgot to take a photo) Cut a large semi-circular template and cut the material much larger. Preferably try and cut the hood on a selvage edge.
Stitch some gathering stitches around the round part of the material and gather and fit to the hood part of the crib.
Measure the depth of the foam. (Remember if using foam for the mattress it must be fire retardant - so if you need to buy a new piece of foam as we did tell the person cutting the foam what it is for)
Cut a strip of material and machine to the oval pieces of material and cover the foam