Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Every Inchie Monday - Big

Hi guys!  Over at Every Inchie Monday this week the challenge word is Big.  I was going to do a big wave with a tiny person surfing on it!!  However I have done a wave on an inchie before so when my sister-in-law, who is staying with me this week, suggested an oak tree ....  I thought very nice, all big things come from acorns!!  So here is my oak tree but I think I got a bit carried away with sewing the bluebells and hedges and acorn in the corner.  As they say less is more!  Think it looked better with just the oak tree but I wasn't going to unpick it!!  Please click on the link to view all the other great inchies and thanks for visiting.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Every Inchie Monday - Poetry

Where does the week go?  On Every Inchie Monday this week the challenge word is poetry!  Had this one sorted but no time to execute it and on top of that I had two ideas and went with both!  I know that the poetry in the book HHGttG was supposed to be really bad and made everyone very ill but if you say poetry to me I always think of Rudyard Kipling's poem IF.  I heard it recited on Parkinson's years ago and was so impressed by it so my first effort is a tiny poetry book with the title of that poem it goes like this:

If you can keep your head when all around you are losing theirs and blaming you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait but not be tired by waiting, or be lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating, and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, and stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty second's worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

 My second inchie is a mantra that I say to myself that was used in a motivational speech my husband gave and it has served me very well.  Hence I wanted to share it with you guys.  Thank you for visiting and have a great day.






Monday, 11 April 2016

Every Inchie Monday - Fish

Fish is a prominent word in our household as we have two aquariums plus a big pond with koi carp and two outdoor natural ponds with newts and frogs!  My 16 month old granddaughter can say dada and muma and ganda (granddad) and nana but after that it's all gobbledygook except after her last visit with us when we took her to feed the koi carp - now she puts her hands out and says "ish, ish" in other words she wants to go feed the fish! Her first proper word!  Anyway for Every Inchie Monday this week's word is fish and I opted to take the word in its context in the book, and so this is supposed to be the moment when Ford Prefect slipped the Babel Fish into Arthur's ear so he could understand the aliens - I wish there really was such a thing, I would love to be able to understand all languages everywhere!  Hope you have a lovely week even though we've been forecast rain ALL week!

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Every Inchie Monday - Grandmother

This Monday's challenge word for Every Inchie Monday is Grandmother and brings to mind a rather idealistic picture of a little old lady with white hair in a bun sitting in a rocking chair with a shawl on knitting!!  How hard can that be?  I went at it with gusto believing I could sew the whole picture on an inch with tiny neat stitches!!  What was I thinking?  I should have just gone with the head!  Anyway this is the result, she's rather a scruffy looking nana!!  Please visit other marvellous inchies by clicking the link.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Every Inchie Monday - Peanuts

I know I'm really late submitting this week's Every Inchie Monday challenge word Peanuts! What with Easter and having 14 to stay from the Thursday to the Tuesday and doing all the cooking and feeding, plus 7 children I was, to say the least, occupied.  Then 4 of the grandchildren stayed till this weekend as it was holiday time and parents had to work, so today has been my first day to myself.  Also I have to admit that "Peanuts" was a difficult one for me.  I was going to embroider the plant with peanuts growing under the ground but being short of time I opted for a simpler version and one dear to my heart.  Peanuts always remind me of my late father.  He loved eating peanuts and would arm himself with a bag on a Saturday and devour them watching TV, not only that I remember him always chuckling at a newspaper cartoon called Peanuts.  He loved the antics of the little dog called Snoopy and later on actually owned a basset hound whom they called Snoopy.  So what better way than for me to portray Peanuts as the little snoopy dog from the cartoon?  I do hope you all had a great Easter and are not as tired as me!!  Please click the link to view other brilliant inchies.