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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Slow Stitching on Sunday, Progress, Watching Charles Dickens and More

It's growing! Jeweled Lines is growing.  This photo was taken a few days (when I thought I would sit down and write a blog post), it was just a hair short of 52 inches at the time, with one row of the turquoise section started.  Got it stretched out as well as I can without having stitches fall off the needles, so it doesn't look very even in the picture, but truly it is.  Mine concern at this point is whether or not I have enough turquoise to finish the current section and complete the last section....It's going to be close I fear.  Once again the problem with quesstimation and no pattern, but when working with yarn you have on hand and or yarn that's been donated...........well.  You play through and hope for the best.  This ghan will be donated through my charity blog, Bridge and Beyond.
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For my blog friends who cross stitch, a project from long ago.  So long ago, this was a photograph, not a digital picture, lol.  Two quilted placemates basically sewn together to make an apron with a cross stitch area.  This was a Christmas Gift for my Mom.  Over the years the picture has faded...tried to brighten it after scanning, but it's still not a good photo.  Wish I had done more of design.  With today's eyes, it's rather plain.  I wonder whether or not my Dad still has this somewhere in the house.  I should ask him.
This was posted on Facebook as a teaser a few weeks ago when my friends across the pond were anxiously awaiting the next session.  We here in the US...are still waiting.  Just thought it was comical, so thought I'd share.
LOVED this yarn.  Sooooooo soft.  When my Darling Daughter was home for a visit, we naturally went yarn shopping.  She purchased 5 different types of yarn, all at 50% off.  I wasn't as lucky.  This is one of two hanks I purchased, mine were only 15% off.  This is 400 yards of hand dyed fingering weight.  It suggest a needle size of 1............what was I thinking!!!  Loved the colors, and softness, but now am in search of something to make with it that maybe I can use a size 3 for.  
This is yet another of my English viewing while knitting and icing my foot.  This was a very short mini series.  Little Dorrit is a Charles Dickens story that takes place between 1855-1857.  The story of being born and raised in Marshalsea Prison, a debtors prison.  As many of Dickens theme, it's full of many emotions;  but shows a good deal of the dark side......the hard times that people endured.  Central figure is the same as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown, Claire Foy...who was also in Upstairs Downstairs, as the very colorful and not very nice sister.  I do recommend this short series.
I don't often post political things on this blog, but felt this was very appropriate given current events.  This Holocaust Memorial by Marie Uchytilova remembers 82 children who were taken from Lidice to Cheimno, an Extermination Camp in July of 1942.  The fact there are large number of people led by extreme groups who say The Holocaust is fake news, never happened.......makes me sick to my stomach.
**Longer than normal post, catching up since it's been a bit since my last post.

26 comments:

  1. Great progress on your jeweled lines! Hope you have enough yarn to see you through to the end!

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    1. Me too...fingers crossed on having enough yarn. I may have to leave a row or two off when I hit the 2nd turquoise section. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. Thanks for posting about the Holocaust children. I was unaware of this group. It still churns my stomach. But I love yarn and the feel of knitting needles together making stitches and rows... just don't seem to finish my projects. Keep up your wonderful progress.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, I have plenty of unfinished projects too...most are hidden so I don't have to face them, lol.

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  3. Love your projects.
    And my heart aches for the Holocaust Children. My father was a German Jew and lucky to have survived. We believe (he could never talk about it) that many of his family didn't.

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    1. Thank you, for sharing that about your Father. My heart aches for people and their families.

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  4. I am with you. It makes me sick to my stomach, as well, when I hear about people saying the Holocaust is fake news.

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    1. I really want to scream at them. What makes people like that?

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  5. Hope you have enough yarn to finish the project! Love the colours!

    In 1939 Canada wouldn’t let a boatload of Jewish people fleeing Nazi Germany land in the country. I hope we never do anything like that ever again. We must remember these stories so we don’t repeat them.

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    1. Right you Marie about now repeating history. We must learn from it and own up to mistakes made in the past. We keep trying. Thank you for the visit. Fingers crossed on the yarn.

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  6. the jeweled lines are beautiful

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    1. Thank you, it's coming together.

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  7. Your blanket is growing .
    You love all the programme's I love to watch .

    Last night was Poldark it was so good , didn't want it to stop.

    Have a lovely week .

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    1. Thanks butterfly. Too bad we can't watch our shows together. I am so enjoying them. I'll sing out when Poldark reaches us here to let you know.

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  8. Dear Sandy
    I really enjoyed Little Dorrit when it was on TV. I know Poldark is hugely popular, but I haven't watched it.
    The Holocaust memorial is beautiful, tragic and thought provoking. We always need to remember the victims and it is up to us all to do that, in spite of the people who deny it.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Hi Ellie, glad you too enjoyed Little Dorrit. Give Poldark a go, don't think you'll be disappointed. We do have to keep remembering the victims in spite of the people who deny it. I wish I understood how they could deny history, it makes me crazy.

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  9. Pretty afgahan! Hope the teal lasts to the end.
    I never understand people who deny things happened. I really fear for all the hate and division in this country right now. Sad times seeing freedoms revoked.

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    1. Thanks Deb for the visit and so agree with you on the hate. It's a very sad state of affairs. One I fear will take a lot to heal and recover from.

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  10. Thanks for the suggestion of Poldark. I am coming to the end of the 5th series of The Americans and was thinking I would have to start searching again for another series. I will give this one a try.

    That afghan is a LOT of knitting!! Well done.

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    1. I'm making a note to look up The Americans next, lol. We feed each other. Yes it's been LOTS of knitting, but I'm getting there.

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  11. 15% is better than none, but yeah 50% is the better deal. Poldark sure is a popular one indeed. Morons and so much more are the ones who try to claim the holocaust never happened.

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    1. Right you on the Morons...and they are so vocal it's disgusting. Poldark is very popular. He's a hotty, lol.

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  12. Jeweled Lines is looking good...I hope you have enough yarn...that's the second time I've seen that statue this week....it's heartbreaking...

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    1. Thanks for the visit, added you to my blog log. The Monument is indeed heartbreaking.

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  13. The blanket is coming along lovely! I'm still unable to reply to you by email, so I'm replying to my comment here where I know you will see it!
    We did the screen prints onto paper and card. You could print on fabric or t-shirts (with something inside to stop the ink leaking through to the back) but you would need to use fabric paint, we used bog-standard acrylic. I'm not sure what I'll do with them, I might frame one or two.

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    1. Awesome, thanks for the info and the visit Wendy. I'll take a look again at the settings. Thanks for your efforts.

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