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Monday, January 31, 2022

Blanket of Many Colors, WWII, Spies, Gnomes

 

Making good headway with the blanket of many colors.  In the previous post, I only had 1 square done in the 3rd row, and now all 4 squares are completed and joined to form the gray diamond block, plus 3 squares of rose colored diamond above it.  Plan to wait until I finish all 3 diamonds on this 3rd row before joining; as I might rearrange again.  Originally had the gray block on the bottom right, but after the rose diamond there will be a purple diamond and thought perhaps it was better to have the gray between the rose and the purple; but will decide once they are complete and I can play a bit with them.  That's both the fun and the challenge of not planning out the color arrangement before starting on the project....but, that's not my style.  I'm more of a seat of pants let's see how it flows persons, lol.


Another good WWII read for you all.  And who doesn't like Ken Follett?  While this is not exactly a true story, it is based on lots of real facts of the time and the events.  Reading some of the reviews it seems most people couldn't  put the book down.  Some watched the movie and then read the book, but most read the book first which is recommended....even by some reviewers who saw the movie first.  Do add this to your list.  The spy the object of the most desperate manhunt in history it says.


Continuing ta walk, or bike ride and working on planks most days.  Plan to make a file/tab here to note monthly totals with the hope that recording it will aid me in trying to do more.  This was taken awhile ago on a walk through my neighborhood.  Isn't the little Gnome village cute!  In addition am trying to add in some yoga a few days a week; but have really gone downhill with that.  Am so much more stiff than I was when I was doing it regularly.  Hard trying to get back into it, but trying.



34 comments:

  1. Your afghan is coming along beautifully! I love the colors you chose. They go together well. I know you like to play with colors. Have fun.

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    1. Right you are Sandie, I do like to play with color. This has been a fun project.

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  2. Loving your afghan.
    I am as supple as a brick and have been toying with the idea of restarting my long lapsed yoga practice. I am waiting till I am comfortable in a class though - zoom just doesn't do it for me.
    Well done on your persistence with exercise.

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    1. I've only done in person classes a few times and rather like doing it on my own. But, if we ever get out of this pandemic I might try a yoga studio. I use a life board but still have the comfort of carpet at home...studio's are just hard wood floors which I find uncomfortable when doing any of the non standing poses. Do you belong to Silver Sneakers? They have some nice video's and there are plenty on u-tube as well. I like to watch the routine before I try to do it, so I know a bit about what's coming up and am not trying to crane my neck to see the tv or computer etc.

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  3. The afghan looks great.
    I have been doing the odd 'yoga at your desk' from youtube for 10 mins or so when I need a stretch after being at the computer. My aim is to keep as flexible as I can, as I get older. Well done you on the activity - it all helps.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks on the ghan, and will do a google search to see what desk yoga you're referring to. Sounds like a good idea. We all need all the help we can get as age.

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  4. I love the colors of your blanket.
    We went snowshoeing twice last week and one ski. Hope to get in a few more this week.
    Happy February!!

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    1. That's a good way to stay active even during the ugly cold winter months, I'm just not a person that enjoys the cold or snow any longer. Used to, when I was younger. Now the body just simply feels better when it's warmer.

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  5. Glad your getting out and taking walk.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Joining you with a cup of coffee. Hoping to get out again today for a bike ride since it's not windy. I can walk better than ride when it's windy, but the wind created when you ride and the wind itself is just too much for me to enjoy.

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  6. Your blanket is flying off the needles, and looking lovely too. How cute is that little gnome village, I love quirky garden displays like that.

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    1. Thanks Jo on the blanket, appreciate the nice comments. I too love the little village and would like to do something like that. Need to figure out where the best spot for it is where I could see it often to enjoy it.

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  7. Yours blanket looks wonderful it's going to be so warm and cheerful with all the colours. I must look out for the book when I next visit the library:)

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    1. Thank you Rosie. I think you'll like the book.

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  8. That Ken Follett book looks very interesting. I'll check if our library has it.

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    1. Let me know what you think of it. I really enjoyed it!!

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  9. I watched the movie and it is beautiful and intriguing. I liked a lot.
    I am glad you stay active walking and riding. You are right, a logbook helps to improve the mileage or the hours of activities.
    I record my runs on web programs but I keep on filling my old paper logbook since 1985.

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    1. Thanks for your visit, appreciated. I need to watch the movie now and see how closely it follows the book. Thanks for the encouragement to stay active. We all need some help here and there.

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  10. Hi Sandy,
    Thank you for stopping by My Mind's Eye. We have lots in common married almost 52 years (Feb 14, 1970) to a wonderful guy have one daughter and one son in law, 2 grandcats and I love crocheting and quilting. Quilting is a new love that I'm still learning. Weather here is finally nice enough for walks in our neighborhood...which I thoroughly enjoy.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Thanks for the visit. We do have lots in common. I've done a bit of quilting, but nothing technically patterned. Enjoy your neighborhood walks.

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  11. The blanket of many colors is coming along quite nicely. Keep up the excellent work. I will have to look up the movie and check it out. I know the book is better but I am terrible at reading. Take care.

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    1. I want to watch the movie as well, to see how closely it follows the book. Thanks for the visit, always appreciated.

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  12. Thank you for visiting my blog, it's lovely to find another blog to read. Love how the blanket of many colours is coming along. Sue x

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    1. Thank you, much appreciate your kind words.

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  13. Hi Sandy: Nice blanket of many colors, very pretty.
    I love Ken Follett books he is a great writer.
    I could not find your email and want to thank-you for visiting and commenting.

    Catherine

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    1. Thanks for the visit and nice comment on my blanket. I don't list my email, prefer to have people visit and comment here so I can keep things straight; since I have several blogs.

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  14. Sure a cute little village indeed. Yeah, yoga sure helps with the stiffness.

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    1. Thanks for the visit Pat. No time for yoga today, darn it, maybe tomorrow.

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  15. Love your needlework...so colorful. And that gnome garden is cute!!

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    1. Thanks Anni, appreciate your visit and kind words.

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  16. The gnome garden is so sweet. My the blanket is growing.

    God bless.

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    1. I totally agree about the gnome garden. I just couldn't resist stopping to get a photo.

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  17. Hey Sandy! Thanks very much for visiting my blog and leaving 2 comments on my last post! I also love to crochet. The last things I made were 2 baby hats for premature baby! I really love to see my caps on babies! I have so much to blog about but I seldom have time for things I love to do! If you want to know of an excellent WW2 book, I would recommend "The Forgotten Highlander" by Alistair Urquhart. If you read it, you will be astonished by his true story. Take care and keep crocheting! I learned to crochet as a teenager. I might get good at one day. LOL.

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  18. I like the idea of a gnome village! Nice idea. So very glad to visit your blog. Eye of the Needle seems like a good read. Have a wonderful week. :)

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