Monday, February 18, 2013

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot....

who was prepared for that...

did you feel the earth move at about 10.30 p m-ish Eastern Time?????

Downton Abbey ended with a heart break last night
if you haven't seen the last episode don't read this

if you have

what the hell was he thinking leaving the show before the end
"Matthew" my boy
what a mistake
what a shame 
how we shall miss you

but for the writers
what a soap opera ending they had!!!
and now we have to wait 11 months to find out what 
Lady Mary doesn't yet know
how sad
how unfair
how sad...

don't you just hate it when actors leave because they think there are greener pastures
and all the audience wants is for them to stay put
and finish what was started
we will always think of him as Matthew
so what 's the point
and I guess if you take a second in reality
life isn't all roses and spectacular abodes

but all the other things in last night's episode were just
spot on...
the fair
the highland flings
both literal and metaphorical 
the wide open spaces
the whiskey laced dancing footman (?)
the dowager wishing the wild beast would remain inside a man
the creepy maid   who got hers in the end
that scene with Tom and Mrs Hughes in the library
all that sadness held inside for so long

and Carson with the baby!!!

why do we have to wait so long????

Saturday, February 16, 2013

hi ho hi ho it's back to blogging I go....

I know it's been a while 
but time flies 
even when you ain't havin' fun
having fun 
I haven't been
getting presents a little late 
I have been
husband   buys   me   presents
whether I want him to or not!!!!
:) :) :) :) :)

he got this sweet little shuttle for me to tat with
even tho' I still can't use it...and believe me 
WE have tried and I mean 
husband gave it a go this morning and he couldn't do it either

:) :) :) :) :) 

 so I will give it a rest and keep up with the needle

this is what came with the shuttle
the seller decoupages the shuttles
has a few really good videos on YouTube
and she makes it look so easy
and it actually is
once you "get" it
and I will get it one day
just not today
or yesterday or the day before-last-week either!!!

and a couple of weeks ago I got this
a late Solstice/Christmas/early valentine/happy president's day gift!!!!
a tiny teeny terrarium on a chain!!!!
he figured a few little plants would brighten up the winter!!!
he loves tiny things
(I am not a tiny thing any means!!!! )
 but he gets me tiny things
all the same...

:) :) :) :) :)

and I'm sure you know how quickly one accumulates stuff when something new is introduced into ones

and we all have a repertoire don't we?
so I bought a pretty box to put the thread and books and stuff in because I got tired of it all piling up and falling down again
and the pattern reminds me of tatting
well I didn't notice that until I had it home and on the desk!!!
one track mind
one track at a time tho'!!!

one more round of goodies were got
amazon this time
if he buys something and can get free shipping
then I have to get something to make it up for it
or something like that
(still not sure how that works!!!!)
anyway two books arrived
one I knew about the other 
not so much

I copied that doily there from a picture I saw somewhere
amazon I think!!!!!
so I got the book because I'm not sure how to do the last row even though I got really really close all by myself


it has a uses a shuttle
well you know!!!
he ordered the other book too, without me knowing
it has jewelry in it
not sure I'll be making any of that

 :p  :}

and last
but not least
another late Solstice/third of the month/'coz the sun shined yesterday  present...
a yarn bowl
he found it on Etsy
I didn't know he knew where Etsy was!!!!
and all I have to say about it
it isn't blue!!!

it's a lovely bowl 
and I appreciate the thought 
completely and utterly


(I AM a BRAT.....I know it and accept it
completely and utterly.)

and on a cold and grey winters day 
I wish you all well and warmth

coz it's time for tea

x x x x x

here is
 that has the needle tatting videos
for those of you trying
if you can read a tatting pattern
you can do it with the needle too
it's the same thing

Monday, February 11, 2013

a friend sent the link to me
thought you'd like it too
what do you do with all those things you make
and don't give....this is one woman's