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Little Yellow Duck

Friday, August 22, 2014

I knitted my first Yellow duck last night and took her out with me this morning here she is Daffy Duck



I added the label and left her on a seat in the Shopping Centre



On my way back to the bus stop I passed the seat I left her on and she was gone so someone found her.

She is part of the The Little Yellow Duck Project

thelittleyellowduckproject.org/

I will make more and do them between other projects and release them to be found they are so quick and easy to make this is my first so thought I would share her little adventure.

  
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JCMSMILE 8/23/2014 11:02PM

  That is so sweet!! It supports a great project too emoticon

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/23/2014 2:36PM

    So sweet. I hope a child has given her a loving home.
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A_RARE_BEAN 8/22/2014 7:28PM

    love it how awesome

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USMAWIFE 8/22/2014 7:16PM

    love it.. saw the project on ravelry

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    Thanks for the link! What a great idea! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/22/2014 2:46PM

    Cute!

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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/22/2014 10:40AM

    That's so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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WILSONWR 8/22/2014 9:08AM

    What a great idea!

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    That is so cute! I would have taken her, too! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 8/22/2014 7:35AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Sibol Afghan completed

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

My Sibol ( Sunshine International Blankets of Love) Afghan is complete.



The patch you can see is a pocket with a butterfly on it



I took the picture to show the butterfly as the person using the blanket would se it with the pocket opening facing them. The pocket is to put a tissue into so it is easy to get to.



I added a simple shell crochet edge and it sort of ruffles and looks quite pretty.

I got the butterfly pattern here
www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eas
y-butterfly


I added more about the afghan in my blog the-nutty-knitter.blogspot.co.uk/201
4/08/sibol-afghan-completed.html


I will be making ducks next a nice quick project before I tackle something larger again.

  
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BECKYSRN 8/22/2014 8:42PM

    Very pretty!

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PATRICIA-CR 8/21/2014 10:21AM

    What a gorgeous piece of art you did!! emoticon emoticon

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USMAWIFE 8/20/2014 10:34PM

    very pretty

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NASFKAB 8/20/2014 9:44PM

  looks gorgeous

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    What a talent! emoticon

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ADRIENALINE 8/20/2014 6:06PM

    Really nice work!

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BHENDRICK2 8/20/2014 5:56PM

    its beautiful :)

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WWI Prayer book update

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Today I got an email that made my day.

Here is a copy of was sent to me.

Thank you for your email of 4 August, and for taking the trouble to send the images of the pocket prayer book used by your late grandfather during his military service in the First World War.

Your grandfather's prayer book is certainly unusual for the handwritten comments he has included regarding soldiers who have died, and I am sure that our many visitors would find the item of definite historical interest. If you wanted to have the book held here in our archive, where it could be preserved and made available for study, then I should therefore be most interested to see it.

If you wanted to send the original book to me, then our address is the Documents and Sound Section, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Alternatively, if you would prefer to bring the item to the museum in person then I should be glad to meet you here.


So I sent a reply saying I would like to hand the book over myself. Now I will wait to find out when it will be convenient for the head of documents to meet me.

I have to admit I was not sure they would want it as it is not in great condition but I sent them pictures of the book so they could see what it was like.
I am really happy that they want it and that it will be used for study and I am sure my Grandfather would be pleased as well and rather surprised that what he wrote will be seen by so many.
I had to share this news.

  
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PAULAAUTUMN 8/20/2014 5:18PM

    Thanks everyone I am waiting to see when the person can see me and will then take the book to the museum.

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/20/2014 5:33AM

    Because of your generosity your Grandfather's thoughts and prayers will live on and will become part of the tapestry of knowledge from that sad time.
I hope you have a lovely day in London handing it over in person.
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PATRICIA-CR 8/19/2014 11:27AM

    What a way to pay tribute to your grandfather!

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    emoticon What a great way to memorialize your grandfather!

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NASFKAB 8/19/2014 10:44AM

  awesome news it was great of you to share with so many

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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/19/2014 10:32AM

    That is so fabulous! Grand news indeed! Congrats!

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BEATLETOT 8/19/2014 10:11AM

    That is awesome. What a treasure, and a legacy.

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WATREKKIE 8/19/2014 9:51AM

    What a living gift toI share with others. Thanks for taking the time to contact them.

Love Mary

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New Challenge to keep me on track

Monday, August 18, 2014

In my search for a new Challenge I found this 30 Days of Fit Food right here on Sparkpeople.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/30-days
-of-fit-food.asp


So I am going to try this and see how it goes. There are plenty of reminders of what I should be doing as well as meal plans that I can use or tweak for my needs.
Snack ideas and how to beat that sugar craving all there and waiting to re-introduced or re-vamped.

It is so easy to slip back into old habits and so important to have reminders of what we should be doing. That is why I am doing this challenge yes I have read articles and know what to do but sometimes I need that reminder to say


your going the

it is
what you want the most.
Those little reminders will aid me to my goal of


So for 1 month I am joining a challenge that will set goals and reminders for me to eat healthy and not slip back into old habits.
I want to make the fruit and vegetables the happy part of my diet


and see the candy and unhealthy stuff as unhappy foods so they become something in the past.
It is .
Yes I am tricking myself to think these foods are a treat so I am going to use this challenge to set the goals and reminders I need to stay on track before I stray.

  
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SLIMMINGSHAY 8/19/2014 10:38AM

    Fabulous goals for the next 30 days! You got this!

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    emoticon emoticon Great to have another challenge. See you in the Fall for the 5%challenge?!

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5% Challenge ends

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Well the challenge is over and I shed 3 pounds in total, I had hoped for more but it is better than last time when I lost nothing at all.

Now the things is keeping going during the break before the Autumn Challenge.
It is easy to slide back into old habits and relax during the break. What I need to do is set myself a challenge that I can do during this time.
I plan on doing more Virtual Walks and have set some new goals.

During this challenge I have found that I can do more exercise than I thought, keeping track of foods and things like salt has helped me be more aware of what I need to do.

New Goals
Walk at least 1 mile a day
Do 20 minutes Chair Exercise
Do 10 minutes Meditation a day

As far as my diet is concerned I am making sure I watch the portions it is important that I do not slip back into eating more than I should. I have learnt how it feels to be satisfied and like the feeling but it is easy to say Yes to tempting foods.
That is my next thing say 'No'


I need to say Yes to these more often




A Healthy plate with portion control



So walking will be a big part of my exercise



Chair exercise is great and on days I cannot walk far I can chair march and do some chair exercise



So the plan is to keep going and not slack off during the break between the 5% Summer and Autumn Challenge



  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 8/18/2014 10:58AM

    I lost 3 lbs in the 5%Summer Challenge too! Not as much as I wanted, but it is a loss! you got some great goals to keep you on track.

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PATRICIA-CR 8/16/2014 9:49PM

    I emoticon the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge too!! I also lost a few stubborn pounds and am waiting for the Fall Challenge to try to lose a few others. I'm also focusing on staying healthy and on target during the break.

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WENWIN 8/16/2014 5:08PM

    You did so well conbining cuteness with good health. Proud to have had you as a teammate.

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TRUCKERSMRS 8/16/2014 1:42PM

    Well done on the 3lbs.
Love the pics you have found and your plan for the break.
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God bless,

Dee

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MAINEALI 8/16/2014 12:41PM

    Great post! I love your pictures. I too, feel a little lost when we're in between challenges. It's good to have a plan!

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NASFKAB 8/16/2014 12:35PM

  keep at ti all the best

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