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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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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 02 Jun 2020, 16:59 
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Lockdown has been responsible for a few "projects"

I've completed one cross stitch and am working on a second one.
I've got 3 online diplomas (1 for work, 2 for my own interest which my fiance very kindly paid for as a birthday present) The 2 for my own interest are Norse Mythology and Forensic Psychology.
And I've been on a mission to build up my Chalet School collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 11 Jun 2020, 22:53 
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Not really a project, but a friend sent me a link to a site with a lot of different games and puzzles, one of which involves locating places on a map from pictures of them. So I decided to create one with CS expedition locations, and also some other book related ones. They are probably near the top of this page (if you're not reading this months after I'm posting, in which case they'll be further down, or on a later page).

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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2020, 09:39 
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Thank you Lottie - great way to while away some time!


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PostPosted: 12 Jun 2020, 15:36 
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Oh that was fun Lottie! Scored 4678 - always in the right country but not always close enough to the right place there :D

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That was fun. For the first one, I recognised the country and guessed the town but didn't realise that we were supposed to be so accurate. First time round 4724 points. Then I did it again with more accuracy -5000 points. I've been to 3 of the five locations so they were easier. I recognised the Kindlesfresserbrunnen straightaway but couldn't find it on the map for ages. :D
Many thanks, Lottie.


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2020, 17:00 
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I'm glad you've been enjoying them, Noreen, cestina and thefrau.

Definitely a great way to pass the time. I won't think about how many hours I've spent on that site since lockdown started, but it's a good way to forget about the virus and all its associated problems.

We've been doing the random daily map puzzle, and are now much better informed on the appearance of places in Brazil, Japanese road number signs and Philippine pawn shops amongst other things! And I've finally found a use for the years I spent learning Russian at school - it's very useful to be able to decipher the Cyrillic script when trying to identify an obscure part of Siberia or Ukraine.

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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2020, 17:23 
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Great fun thanks Lottie.


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 12 Jun 2020, 17:24 
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I had a go at it too - also the Lone Pine, Drina and Swallows and Amazons. Guessed right places mostly but didn't pinpoint ver accurately. Good fun, will go back!


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 14 Jun 2020, 21:59 
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Loved your blog, Alison.

I admire those people doing lots of stuff but I have been mainly concerned with just carrying on.

I haven't had quite the same concentration for reading or puzzles and at the beginning doing even simple stuff was a chore. However, most days I have been out for a walk and that has brought me a lot of pleasure. We live in an area of the country with lovely scenery and I have enjoyed the views. Also birds, the lambs and sheep, cows, flowers have been such a joy and I do take photos on my walks.

I have done a little gardening, tried knitting for the first time since I was 11 and coloured in a few cards.
Some people seem to be doing so much though...

Hope everyone is coping with this.


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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 14 Jun 2020, 22:19 
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Thank you :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Lockdown Projects
PostPosted: 15 Jun 2020, 12:27 
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Another quiz to while away the time. Try not to read the clues on the right of the pictures until you are sure you can't identify what you are looking at!

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