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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 23 May 2020, 22:56 
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I have just finished reading The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe in German - I've had it for over two years and hadn't got round to it. On a less positive note, my knees are very unhappy about the amount of gardening I've been doing.


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 24 May 2020, 08:00 
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I've been using the garden steps as a substitute gym - walking (I hesitate to claim to have been "running") up and down them 60 times a day. Not sure my knees are too keen on that!

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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 24 May 2020, 09:09 
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We have had several Brownie meetings on Zoom which is fun but rather chaotic. Also I meet up with my local Trefoil group for a weekly chat on Zoom


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 24 May 2020, 10:21 
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I invested in a pottery wheel and have been (with varying success) trying to make miniature pots to go in the ironmongers shop - 1/12th scale - which I am making at the moment. The next one will be a pottery shop - no surprise there - but Must Do Better.

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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 24 May 2020, 11:35 
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delrima wrote:
I invested in a pottery wheel and have been (with varying success) trying to make miniature pots to go in the ironmongers shop - 1/12th scale - which I am making at the moment. The next one will be a pottery shop - no surprise there - but Must Do Better.

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You would have been able to contribute nicely to Tom Gay's dollshouse, don't think there's any mention of anyone making miniature pots!


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 24 May 2020, 19:50 
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delrima wrote:
I invested in a pottery wheel and have been (with varying success) trying to make miniature pots to go in the ironmongers shop - 1/12th scale - which I am making at the moment. The next one will be a pottery shop - no surprise there - but Must Do Better.

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Is it a tiny wheel delrima? I can imagine that miniature pots are not going to be easy if it isn't. Hard enough if it is!

I keep away from pots by hand so I should love to see some photos when you are more or less satisfied.

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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 24 May 2020, 21:15 
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No Cestina, it's a full size one. I considered one of those with a teeny whatever-you-call-the-whizzy-round-part (expert already, me) and thought if I ever wanted to make real size things or if SLOC did, then we'd already be set up. I had a toy one I brought back from the US about 20 years ago and I managed quite well on that, but when I got it out recently it only worked for a short while and then died. Can't complain though for the time/cost equation. Of course, not having a kiln, I have to use airdry clay which is perhaps not quite the same feel as the real stuff.

More than you wanted to know. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 25 May 2020, 21:32 
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No not more. Am always interested in such things...

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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 26 May 2020, 11:33 
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As we only moved house just before Christmas, I'm fairly together with a lot of the jobs I would have been grateful to have this time for last year!

Several years ago I was given a large bag of various yarn. I decided this was finally the time to use it. Started with a couple of hats from the smaller amounts, then a toddler sized hooded cardigan from the 4 ball amount. Now about a quarter of the way through a small adult sweater from the largest amount. There were also six balls of some chunky grey stuff that I someone asked to buy when I listed it on ravelry - I hadn't intended it for that, but as I had no idea for it and she was desperate for it because it's discontinued, it had a happy journey to its new home.

I've also started cataloguing our books with Libib. It's fine for those with barcodes but I've stalled on the older books because it involves getting my laptop and typing in manually :(

I also spent the first week going through my mending pile, which was actually quite small when I finally faced it. Since then, a lot of the things I thought I would do haven't happened because SLOC has needed my help rather more than we anticipated in recording our church services every week. And also I faff on the internet instead of doing useful things. But I think being kind to ourselves is important...

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