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Monday 30 November 2020


 Hello Folks.

How are you doing?  I'm pottering along as usual and trying not to think too much.   Baby Needles keeps me busy; last week we were colouring in triangles.  You might be able to see, she is wearing a cardigan that has little cows on it.  

I made this for Master Clicky twenty years ago and kept it safely until it could be worn agin.

When Baby Needles was out for a walk with her Dad the other day, she stopped walking and put her hands in her mouth because they were so cold, so I made a quick little pair of mittens.  I used a Tin Can Knits pattern, The World's Simplest Mittens.  I think I will attach a piece of elastic to thread them through her coat.

As the weather is getting cooler I have  ~ at last ~ sewn in the ends on my gloves I was knitting back in March during the Amtrak trip Mr Clicky and me took across North America when life was more simple.  It seems like such a long time ago.

I made a little crochet star Christmas Tree which was in Simply Crochet Issue 103.  This was made with Jamieson and Smith's 2ply jumper weight.  

I have also had my white Featherweight, Minty out.  I have used her to make some advent stockings.   
They came on a printed panel which I got in the January sales from John Lewis.  I am not a fan of cutting out and it took me yesterday afternoon to cut the panel and backing fabric.
I found some blue spot and beige spot fabric for the backing in my stash. 

Today I sewed them all up.

These are going to Miss Clicky's to be filled with treats for her, Baby Needles and Mr Son in Law.

The dog, Tipper has been to the vet after having a sore toe which he has been licking a lot.  The vet removed his toe which turned out to be cancerous, a chest x-ray confirmed it hadn't spread.   It was healing very well but he managed to remove the sock that was covering it and burst one of the stitches.  Ever since he has been in disgrace and wearing a cone of shame and I watch him like a hawk.

As you can see, he is not too impressed.

That's me for now, keep safe......Clicky Needles.

Thursday 5 November 2020

Pottering Along

 Hello Folks.

Hope you are bearing up in these uncertain times.

We've had a stormy few days here, I got drenched on my (pre-booked) trip to the tip Monday, but I got rid of loads of old paint, a mattress, two laptops and a car battery.

The back garden sadly, no longer looks like this, the orange leaves have turned nasty brown and when/if the weather dries up a bit I will give the lawn it's final cut for the winter.

Master Clicky and I took a Sunday drive to Kemble Airport, it's only 8 miles away from our house.  It opened just before WW2 and was used by  the RAF as an aircraft ferrying base.  The Red Arrows were based there from 1966 to 1983.  The last military flight left in 1993.  Fast forward to present day and it is being used to store, maintain and salvage aircraft that have come to end of their life or just need to be kept somewhere whilst they can't fly.

We drove around the perimeter and were greeted by a line of 747s. 

We parked up and walked to the fence to get a better view.
These 6 aircraft were all being broken up for parts.

It is a sad sight to see these majestic machines being broken up but the parts are being reused within the aviation industry. 

Over the other side of the airport planes in storage.

Interesting, for a Sunday afternoon in rural Gloucestershire.

Miss Clicky and her Hubby went out last Saturday night so Baby Needles and I went Trick or Treating around their neighbourhood.

I wrapped Baby Needles up well, (she was dressed as a witch) and we went to find pumpkins and treats which were left outside doorsteps.

I loved the snail.

There was a competition, and these came second.  I didn't see the winners.

Miss Clicky presented me with a pinboard which she was planning to put up in her kitchen the other day and asked me if I could make it a bit more interesting.  I had a rummage around my stash and found some nice foxy fabric.  Unfortunately, I didn't have enough of either to cover the whole thing so I found a contrasting zigzag, joined them together and stapled it onto the board frame.  Much more cheerful.

It's Day 1 of National Lockdown 2 for the UK.  People are working from home if they can, although schools and colleges are still operating.  Let's hope this helps get the infection rate down again.

That's me for now, hopefully I will have some makes to show you next time.

Keep safe..........Clicky Needles.