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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Still Knitting, Watching Cranford, Memories, and Laughing

Ok, so I wasn't all that hooked on this series, seemed slow and finally with about 1.5 episodes left in the first season things start happening.  Characters develop and then ...just as I'm getting into it.....Season 1 is done.  Season  is Called Return to Cranford, but it's not available on Amazon Prime unless you have a subscription to BritBox.  Good grief, I knew about Hulu, Starz, Master Piece Theater, and Acorn; but I didn't know about BritBox.  You could go broke if you subbed to everything.  But, you do get a 7 day free trial.  So, I signed up today so I can watch season 2 of Return to Cranford.
Only watched a few minutes so far, but LOVE this.  If this is historical accurate how much better is it for the baby to see you, Mommie, or Grandma or whomever is pushing the stroller vs looking away at strangers or unknown things that might be frightening?  This looks like a much better design to me.  Then the pusher of the stroller and the baby can intereact.
I have been knitting, but there's not enough of a different on Jeweled Lines to show up.  New picture next time.  Had to do some unknitting......about 12-13 rows worth......bummer.  But, thought you all might enjoy this funny about yarn.  You could certainly substitute fabric for my quilter friends, or DMC for my cross Stitch folks.
Speaking of Cross Stitch.  I made this over 30 years ago for my Grandmother.  It's stamped, not counted.  I LOVE the saying.  She had a beautiful rose garden that never had weeds in it...or at least as a child it seemed that way to me.  She loved her roses, so long ago...actually the more I think about it, bet it was closer to 45 ish years ago I made this for her.  It's been hanging in my house since she passed.  Always makes me think of her.

Most of my cross-stitch projects were before digital cameras so I don't really have pictures to share, unless there are some in photo albums.....hum, might have to look.

20 comments:

  1. While my hands and eyes allowed it I did counted cross stitch. The last was 18 count on black aida. Blood sweat and tears were involved.

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    1. I can believe that for sure, black aida...18 count. Maybe when I was young with good light, now........NOPE. Wouldn't even try it.

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  2. What a lovely cross stitch ,you stitched for your loved Grandmother , lovely saying .
    Enjoy a good day .

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    1. Thank you butterfly. I love the saying too.

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  3. I’m with EC. The last cross stitch I did was on black as well. Unbelievably hard! Had to give up cross stitch because of my eye sight. I can’t knit, though I’d love to, because of my scoliosis. It hurts my neck too much.

    Ahh...can still write and walk, take photographs. Have to count my blessings!

    Love the cross stitch you did for your grandmother!

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    1. Sorry to hear you can't do some of the things you enjoy Marie. Would different needles help at all, so the knitting wouldn't bother your neck? Thanks for the visit and please do count your blessings. Much better than to focus on what you can't do now. Wish I could get muy 92 year old Dad to think that way.

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  4. So you are a more patient person than me. I give TV series one or two episodes and then if I don't care about the characters or the stories I stop. Sometimes with Netflix I get half way through the first episode and make that decision. I am pretty brutal about books the same way. Ha! I agree about the baby stroller!!

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    1. Usually I don't play through on shows or books either; but since I have more idle time now than normal, and others seemed to like it, thought I'd give it a go. Though one shouldn't have to put forth that much effort to enjoy something is the other side of it. I know the stroller really hit me how much better of a design it was.

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  5. Hi Sandy, as Blogger still isn't working properly with emailing comments , all are no reply, so I haven't been able to answer your question re the shields.
    Can you please send me your email address. Thank you

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    1. Thanks Maria for the visit, will do.

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  6. Very cool - my paternal Grandma was named Rose.
    Be well, Sandy.

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  7. I always thought it would be better for them to see you at first, but then I could see some parents not having eyes on task and run into something while talking to the kid. With cars by the ton this day in age, not a good idea.

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    1. Parents on cell phones are a big distraction, sadly I've seen that too often.

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  8. I've never watched Cranford. I had a pushchair which faced both ways for my children, I used to sit them facing me when they were very young and then as toddlers they liked to see where they were going so I turned it round to face the other way. The cross stitch is beautiful and what a wonderful saying, so very true.

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    1. Jo, your pushchair sounds like the best of both designs. I've never seen one that way, but wish I had one like that when my daughter was young. Thanks for the visit and kind words regarding the x-stitch.

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  9. Hi Sandy, thanks for the comments on my blog. I'm afraid I really don't get much blogging time at all, especially as I've been ill lately so doing nothing at all. I notice you seem to check blogs to see if they have a new post up. Have you considered using a blog reader? I use Feedly and it collates the newest posts of all the blogs I follow, I can then just read them without having to have hundreds of bookmarks and try to remember where I've been. I'm currently up to posts written 10 days ago (I'm always behind!), though sometimes I just don't get time and have to mark all as read!

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    1. by blogging time, i mean writing AND reading blogs

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  10. The cross stitch was a beautiful present for your Grandmother, I love that you have it to enjoy.

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    1. Thank you, as do I. Brings back nice memories.

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