I decided to make a pendant and a pair of ear rings using the same technique but different beads. First the pendant.
so I started on a pair of earrings only to discover I had only enough of the thick wire used to make the 'hoop' to make one of the pair.
And the back of it.
I have not been in the mood to be naarty today and have indulged in m favourite meditation form, knitting. As you know I have two dogs Kandi and Saffron but I go walkies with three as altenate days I walk them with cousin Beth's dog Losyn
And she walks them all on the days I don't. He's an old boy as his phot indicates, 14 going on 15 but until recently you would have said 5/6 and at times 14/15 months but a month or so ago he started having problems Barking, his bark was hoarse, the he started panting constantly but the hot spell had started so we weren't to worried but he was still panting when we had the cold snap so Beth took him to the vet who found a lump in the side of his neck. He went in for a biopsy and x ray last Friday and we got the news this morning that the lump is a growth around his Cartotid artery, the breathing problem is caused by the growth pressing on his wind pipe and it is malignant and fast growing and inoperable. At the moment he does not seem to be in pain and is eating well and as eager for his walkies as ever so we wait and pet him and love and give him the best months of his life. The girls seem to realise that some thing is wrong, the keep sniffing at his neck and face and when they are playing they don't run/roll,jump over him the way they used to.
So I knitted the day away, or at least the afternoon, I was busy this morning helping Cousin A edit her wardrobes. I did prepare a canvass for tomorrow and I knitted so this in my naat for today.
Now on to my nart, it's another 'church' built by the Llanovers and used to stand at the bottom of my street,Hill Street. Lady Augusta was deeply religious and firmly believed that Sunday should be a day of rest for every one, up to a point. Meals on a Sunday were all cold, cooked meats salads and piesand everything was prepared on the Saturday. The servants still had to bring it from the kitchen to the dining room but that was the extent of their Sunday work. The only fly in the ointment was church going.. The parish church was about 4 miles away and about 900 feet higher on the top of Mynyddislwyn, very hard work toget there either on foot or in a carriage, as the lady did not believe in allowing her horses to work hard either. So a Small Chapel was built on a piece of flat land in a small wood at the foot of Hill Street Cellenyn a short distance from their hose by the river. The vicar of the Parish Church would come down after the main service to hold a service in this Chapel of Ease. his name came to be applied to the whole village in time, the name Celenyn is still used for the cemetery above the village.
This church was built in 1824 by the Lord of the Manor of Abercarn and his wife. That's how it is always written but we locals call it Lady Llanover's Church as it is rumoured that she wore the trousers in that household and had she been born around 1900 in stead of 1800 she would have been a founder member of Plaid Cymru or even a Welsh Nationalist, burning down second homes owned by the English and painting English road signs green. If you want to know more about her go here
Any way it was built for the Welsh speaking Anglicans of the area to have a church where services were held in their own language. thee are a few non conformist chapels that are almost as old but not quite.
Here are my first three days worth.
1. Kummerspeck (German)
Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon;
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A - Age: 63
B - Bed size: double
C - Chore you hate: ironing.Atotal waste of time if it's creased coming out of the washer it will crease immediately you put it on.
D - Dog's name:Twon of them Saffron and Kandi
E - Essential start to your day item(s): Coffee, dog walk, internet.
F - Favorite color: yellow
G - Gold or Silver: Both, gold if I can afford it but mostly silver.
H – Height: 5ft 4 ins
I - Instruments you play: One handed piano
J - Job title: Librarian, retired
K - Kisses or hugs: Bring em on
L - Living arrangements: Home owner living with two dogs
M - Mood:Happy
N - Nicknames: don't have one
O - Overnight hospital stays other than birth: Two weeks for a tonselectemy when I was 2.It didn't need to be but I was kept an extra week as a good example to the rest of the kids. Take your medicine the baby has taken hers. Way back then parents were NOT allowed to visit and were just told when they could pick you up. Five days for the removal of a cyst ferom my breast about 10 years ago
P - Pet Peeves: Drivers who don't signal at roundabouts and turns, the misuse of the word unique.
Q - Quote from a movie: Why did have to be snakes
R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: None
T - Time you wake up: Whenever the dogs want to get up
U - Underwear: The usual,nickers and a bra
V - Vegetable you dislike: The cabbage family in it's entirety, avacado
W - Ways you run late: Sleeping late,getting caught up with something on the TV or net.
X - X-rays you've had: Knees, hip, teeth
Y - Yummy food you make: Well I love my tuna bake and chicken curry and I've had many complements on my boiled fruit cake.
Z - Zoo favorite: penguins, especially up close and personal. There is a bird zoo at Bourton on the water where you can reach into the penguin enclosure and pet them, you can also watch them swimming in their glass tank. Once when I was there one of them was playing with a couple of teen girls, it was swimming around on the surface and they pushed him under every time he passed, they got fed up before he did.
And it was this is what kicked me into posting
Iam a member of a knitting forum called Knitting Paradise and this picture has just been posted in the general conversation section of the forum. I have no idea where it was taken or when just that the poster lives in Ohio and it was sent to her by a friend.