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Showing posts with label Sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sewing. Show all posts

Tuesday 29 December 2020

When The Bobbin Won't Play!

The most beautiful words in the English language are, "Cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker
Welcome to my Tuesday 💃
I woke up early with a dry throat....
Need a brew!
Breakfast.
Then we got up.
While hubby went and got the newspaper.
I brought the sewing machine down for a quick play.
But first coffee..
&
Quick read of the newspaper↓
Bernard  Cribbins, OBE  is an English actor, comedian, and singer whose career spans over 70 years.
During the 1960s, Cribbins became known in the UK for his successful novelty records including "The Hole in the Ground" and "Right Said Fred", and made appearances in comedy films including Two-Way Stretch (1960) and the Carry On series. He appeared as Albert Perks in The Railway Children (1970), as barman Felix Forsythe in Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy (1972) and as pretentious hotel guest Mr. Hutchinson in the Fawlty Towers episode "The Hotel Inspectors" (1975). He narrated the BBC children's television programme The Wombles (1973–1975) and was a regular and prolific reader for the BBC series Jackanory from 1966 to 1991.
He is 92 years old 🎈

 Frank  Thring was an Australian character actor in radio, stage, television and film; as well as a theatre director. His early career started in London in theatre productions, before he starred in Hollywood film, where he became best known for roles in Ben-Hur in 1959 and King of Kings in 1961. He was known for always wearing black and styling his home in black decor, and for his friendship with the renowned WAAF Heather Priest.
He died on this day in 1994 aged 68.
It was trying to snow again..
We had a early lunch..
While hubby and younger son went to do the food shopping.
I had some facemasks to make.
The thread on the first bobbin snapped.
The thread on the second bobbin got all tangled up....
Let's try the third bobbin!
By the time my hubby came back, I was on my second facemask.
I finally finished my 6 facemasks!
Now to carry on watching some Superheros movies...
Light tea↓
It had been snowing again...
Sleep tea time.
Off to get into a warm bed before the cold Hump appears 🐫

 
 




 

Monday 30 November 2020

Making The Most Of Monday!

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously - Huberth Humphrey
 Welcome to my Monday😋
Back on the Wobbly Work Wheel tomorrow 🎡
Hug and brew.
Breakfast.
Dressed.
Woke up kids.
Gave hubby a nice sloppy wet 💋 before he went to work.
Another 💋 for one son, as the other one is going in later.
Once I wrote my blog,
I was going to take out Sexy Beast for a nice ride... 
Some saw old friends again.
Got one tyre replaced.
(My late dad kept saying, check your tyres each week......)
I got the newspaper on the way back.
They asked where I had been.
I explained about my knee..
They said,"Painful?"
"Very," I replied.
Back home.
Still a chill in the air.
Someone wanted to buy my old pink laptop.
That's Christmas sorted out for us :)
Coffee time!
&
Quick read of the newspaper.
Frank Ifield is an English-Australian country music singer and guitarist who often incorporated yodelling. After living in Australia, Ifield returned to the United Kingdom in November 1959 where he had four number-one hits on the UK Singles Chart with his cover versions of "I Remember You" (May 1962), "Lovesick Blues" (December), "The Wayward Wind" (March 1963) and "Confessin' That I Love You" (September). In 2003, Ifield was inducted into the Australian Roll of Renown.
He is 83 years old 🎈 
Now for a bit of lunch...
With Hell's Kitchen for company!
Then it was time to do more sewing while I have the time!
Whipped up 3 Christmas masks!
Got the stir fry on the go afterwards.
Stir Fry with Pork Chops!
And more..
I had a hot shower later on.
Got all my stuff ready for tomorrow's fun!
Finished the night off with.....
Sleep Tea like normal!
Already to mount that Wobbly Work Wheel tomorrow🎡




 


 
 

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Time For A Pimp Up!

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think - Horace Walpole
 
Welcome to my Hump of the Week 🐫
I felt much better this morning \o/
Brew with hug.
Breakfast.
Dressed.
Hubby went and got the newspaper.
I gave his a wet one 💋 before he went to work.
My kids couldn't escape either! 💋💋
I got tea done early..
Once done, it was put in the oven for later.
Coffee time!
Quick look in the newspaper↓
 
Ricardo  Montalbán was a Mexican-American film and television actor. Born in Mexico, Montalbán's career spanned seven decades, during which he became known for many performances in a variety of genres, from crime and drama to musicals and comedy.He would have been 100 years old today.
He died aged 88 in 2009.
Bev Bevan  is an English rock musician, who was the drummer and one of the original members of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). After the end of ELO in 1986, he founded ELO Part II.
Bevan also served as the touring drummer for Black Sabbath during the Born Again Tour, and later played percussion on The Eternal Idol album in 1987. Bevan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of Electric Light Orchestra.
He is 76 years old 🎈

 Dougray Scott  is a Scottish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Ever After (1998), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Enigma (2001), Hitman (2007), and My Week with Marilyn (2011).He is 55 years old 🎈
Now to upcycle that Sewing Table I bought at the weekend...
All the fabric was took out.
It was down to bare wood.
I got some white lining material and stuck it to the base and sides and inside the lid.
While the glue had drying, 
I caught out some new material..
I added on top of the lining material.
Lunch time!
And
After lunch, I cut more material out.
I got the sewing machine set up.
Tea at 3
I finished making the ruffles to go around the inside of the table.
Just need a further two items to arrive, and finished!
Greeted hubby with another sloppy 💋
Time to dish up Tea!
Caulflower Cheese, with mushrooms,onions, garlic, spinach.
 More Hell's Kitchen to watch...
With Sleep Tea.
Thermal knickers will soon be worn....


 

 


 


 
 







Thursday 19 November 2020

Jazzing It Up!

We may go to the Moon, but that's not very far. The greatest distance we have to cover still lies within us - Charles De Gaulle
 
Welcome to my Thursday👯
No problems on the snoring front....
Hug with a brew.
Breakfast.
Dressed.
Hubby went out and got my newspaper for me.
He had a jolly good wet 💋 before he went to work.
One of our other sons couldn't escape from it either!
I went round to see my neighbour with his magazine.
I found out why I hadn't received my gardening magazine, as it was delivered to him and not me!
Back to mine for coffee..
Quick read of the newspaper.
 Jodie Foster is an American actress and director. She has received two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. For her work as a director, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.She is 58 years old 🎈
 I wrote yesterday's blog post.
Found out where the staples were stored.
Now to jazz up the floor lamp!
The trim was in the sale, in Dunelm before the second lockdown took place. I always find something to use things with.
I had to phone the Doctors, has I have been having stomach cramps for the past four days.
I read the leaflet for the tablets, if having stomach cramps stop taking them.
Will wait to see what the Doctor has to say about it.
Lunchtime
Plus 2 episodes of Hell's Kitchen season 9.
I actually had some post today.\o/
One Christmas present had to be hidden away!
The Doctor phoned. Stop the tablets straight away. If the knee is still painful, before I am due to go back, they will extend the sick note.
(I will so be popular if that happens!) 
Now to thread the bobbin!
Woo hoo....
My chalk and pinking shears has arrived!
Now to measure up the material for the curtain!
It has two layers of thermal backing.
After I clipped it altogether, pan fried the pork chops and let them cook in  some nice cider.
Got the curtain made \o/
Found some curtain rings I bought in the sale at B&Q a few months ago, that will help!
Dished up the meal for everyone.
Pork Chop with homemade Stuffing, on top of noodles with Crab Apple Jelly.
Then we caught up on the two episodes of Season 19 of Hell's Kitchen.
With Sleep Tea.
We are putting up the Christmas decorations up this weekend. How this year has gone, we need a bit of sparkle....
I'm glad I got my late mum's Xmas decorations from my dad's house↓↓
I was looking to see what is coming up on the early Black Friday on Amazon for tomorrow....
I might update the Christmas lights...
Our house won't end up looking  like Blackpool Illuminations, but it might be close!
Friday Feeling is back tomorrow🎈