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Thursday....puppy walk day 2...

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These are NOT my puppies.....unfortunately.....because if they were, I wouldn't be able to give any of them away......not for anything....

They are Scorybrek Westie puppies - they live next door! and I've been having fun helping to "herd" 9 little white balls of terrier fun during their outdoor exercise break.

Wonderful Wednesday...

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Bláithín Update....

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Wash Day Fun

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Who would have imagined that "wash day" could be so much fun.  My Mother always did washing on Mondays.....I remember the washing machine in the basement.....they called them "wringer washers" because of the rollers that were used to wring out the excess water before the clothes were hung out to dry.
The good old days!
Nope.....around here "Wash Day" is when I play with my watercolours .....creating washes with no sense of purpose....just for fun.  Pick a couple of shades, get your water flowing, paint, run, splatter.....do whatever makes you happy....

Then comes the hard part......you have to just leave them, let the water and the paint do their thing......
One of my recent purchases included a set of 5 Quinacridone shades by M. Graham & Co.   I had used Quinacridone Gold by Winsor & Newton and just love it - so I thought I might give these other "Quin" colours a try.....Quinacridone Red, Violet, Rose, Rust and Gold.


So, my first wash was a …

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.....

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I give it 5 out of 5......because I loved the cast, the concept, the whole idea.
For more info.....go to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Bláithín Progress

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I just can't help it!

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Two, yes 2 posts in one day.....I can't help myself.......I'd just hit the publish button, heard the honk of a horn.....ran upstairs to find the "Mistress of the Post" in my driveway with a parcel - for me!


Yes, it's my Soft Donegal from Ireland......for my Bláithín - the latest design by Kate Davies.


I did change the main colour to an Oatmeal shade....I wanted a less dramatic change from the body to the yoke shade......


Home Alone....

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The DH was scheduled to go to the UK for a family visit/train gala trip.....I had elected to stay home with "the kids", our dogs, while he was away.  His Mum passed away about 10 days before he was scheduled to leave....so with a bit of scrambling he was able to change his flight out to get there a week early, take care of family business, do some railway stuff and come home on the original schedule.  So instead of 2 weeks, I have had 3 weeks of "Home Alone".

It's been really good......I've been lunching with friends.  I've reconnected with a couple of people that I kept meaning to but just never got around to getting in contact with....and I've been contemplating life in general, my life specifically - decisions on where I want to go, what I want to do, how I want to proceed in life....with my hobbies of knitting and painting.....
Having just had my 59th birthday and being in my 60th year.....I've decided to use my lovely hand made watercolour jo…

I'm not surprised......

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I'm a fan of Ann Cleaves.....and I'm eagerly waiting for the Detective Series "Vera" to hit PBS over here.....


I'm not surprised that star Brenda Blethyn is a Knitter.....here's the proof!


Brenda Blethyn (@BrendaBlethyn)
2012-05-11 2:40 AM
@knittingrewound Crickey!! Coincidentally thinking of doing some knitting. how many ounces would I need to make cardigan for 2-3 year old?


Celebrity knitter tweet LOL!

The Sweet and the Savoury....

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I must decide on my next knitting project.....