Saturday, 16 September 2017

Spoon carving

This is something I've wanted to try for many years, but for several reasons I've not managed it so far.   Reading up on bushcraft, survivalism etc has rekindled my interest.
I've invested in some rather lovely new-to-me tools, along with some spoon blanks to get me started.  I'll be trying to make my own blanks in the future, but I need to practice my hatchet/axe skills first.

I've also been reading up on 'wood butters', oils etc, and watching Youtubes, reading websites and books.

Knife will meet wood when the time is right..............


Thursday, 14 September 2017

Thursday

Still got beautiful flowers blooming, yellow beans doing well, variable weather and crochet blanket coming along nicely.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Throw the machines in the sea.....................

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/why-fair-isle-sweaters-have-a-three-year-waiting-list

Handknit - every time.  Why does everything have to be quick, instant gratification, little human input, always seen in money terms?  Why the commercialisation of everything?  I've been watching this story for a while now, and am against Ms Ventrillon's ideas.  Real Fair Isle knitting will survive at its own RELEVANT SCALE without her mechanised input, bastardisation of the craft  and pushing for her own name up in lights as some sort of saviour of old tradition.  It shouldn't and doesn't work like that.
Don't buy into it.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

7p supper

Great scoop in my local Co-op yesterday, packets of quick cook rice for 7p :)  Bbe date is this month, but I know from experience they'll be fine for a couple of years; destined for the storeroom, I bought 20, I can add veg, meat, sauce etc to ring the changes.



Other bargains were a half price camping kettle and half price seeds in Wilkinsons.

Good shopping trip :)

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Prize!!!

I used to enter a lot of competitions and have been fairly lucky over the years - nothing huge, but half a dozen or so smaller prizes over a year, say - usually just for the price of a stamp and a bit of my time. 
I'm gradually getting back into it at last.
I was delighted to win a nice crisp £5 note yesterday that arrived in the post - a prize for a local quiz on wildflowers.  As well as the potential of a prize, it keeps my brain active, and I like to know stuff and find things out.
Off to hunt for some more competitions :)

Image result for five pound note bank of scotland

Spoon carving

This is something I've wanted to try for many years, but for several reasons I've not managed it so far.   Reading up on bushcraft, ...