Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Gap

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

I don't know about you, but I question what I create all the time. The little voice, or the big one, in the back of my head tells me it is not good enough, it is not 'perfect', why did I try?  I have been put off so many times, because I think my work is not good enough, or I compare it to someone I know and I get put off...

...but this year I am trying to be different....walking to the beat of my own drum!! I have always done this, slightly alternative, but always trying to conform to the norms, but not now. I listened to the above tape, then went into the original, following the Vimeo links, and as a result I have been busy - very busy!! I have crocheted, sewn, designed, carded wool, dyed, spun - re from the other video -

PLEASE NOTE!! I was given the info IN THE PREVIOUS POST from a very reliable person. As a result I did not check the info, but one of my other friends did and she sent me the following message.

I went and checked this on the internet... and it wasn't true. :-( on HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE ALONE??
Rosa Robichaud

Till next time

Wednesday, 29 January 2014


PLEASE NOTE!! I was given the info below from a very reliable person. As a result I did not check the info, but one of my other friends did and she sent me the following message.

I went and checked this on the internet... and it wasn't true. :-( on HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE ALONE??
Rosa Robichaud

I saw this posted elsewhere, and thought it would be really good information for everybody to know.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before l...osing consciousness.

However,these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

A cardiologist says If everyone who sees this post shares it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life..

Rather than sharing jokes only please contribute by forwarding this info which can save a person's life.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

The New Year

Well I managed to do it again! I had great intensions of writing my blog twice a week, but as usual life comes along. It is now past the middle of the month, and this is my first post as such.
I have started with one of my favourite YouTube videos. This is an old one, but I keep on going back and watching it again and again. I am fascinated by the colour.
The following pictures were supposed to be posted on twelfth night. I always think it is so sad, when all the decorations come down, the rooms look bereft!

The overflowing tray on the left is of handmade ornaments, both gifted and made by me. The ones on the right are commercial ones. Notice the Christmas lobster from Canada at the front! 

This is the pile of wall-hangings that go up every year. I used to make a new one each year, but I have run out of wall space and also momentum! 
These are ornaments and items my children and grandchildren gave to us. Some of them are at least thirty years old. I cannot bear to throw them out.
Hope you all had a wonderful festive season, and that the New Year is good to you all.
Till next time

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!!

I want to thank all my readers for reading this blog and putting up with my nonsense! 2013 was not a particularly good year for our family, but I have a feeling 2014 is going to be GREAT!! A very happy, healthy, prosperous New Year to all of you!
With love and best wishes
tich xx

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Great Sewing Related Video

This is so great!
Till next time.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

I am sitting here stuffed with turkey and trifle, and just wanted to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas. We have had some severe storms and very high winds recently, the sea breached the road again, but we are snug and warm and have had a wonderful day. The family have all phoned/Skyped, and we are now sitting watching the 'box', having a glass of homemade wine.
Hope you are having as good a time as us.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Oh Tannenbaum!!

We have been having some really bad, stormy weather recently, with the ferries cancelled, the planes grounded, so it was a relief to get over to Kirkwall recently to get the Christmas shopping. We only have a very limited time to rush round all the different shops to try and get all the things on the list, that cannot be found on the island. I always try to squeeze in a visit to the library, despite getting the library van over on the island once a month. If truth be known, I go the van and also the library as well. it is one of the best libraries I have ever seen, and the staff are brilliant! When I walked in this time, I got a lovely surprise. The Kirkwall Knit and Natter group had knitted/crocheted a Christmas tree. It was gorgeous! A wooden frame was made by the staff and then the squares and the ornaments were attached - fantastic!! Do have a look!


I love the knitted robin!
As I said at the beginning of this post, our weather has not been good. Last night it blew all night, the highest gust was 84mph, and we had a really high tide this morning. The sea breached our road in several places. The video below shows one of the breaches over the road.
The sea is on the left hand side, and the sea has breached the bank and is flowing over the road and flooding the field on the right hand side. We had to about turn and go the long way round to the shop. it is supposed to blow right up to Christmas, but at least we are not getting snow like some places.
Till next time