Jump to content
Holidays
Local
Radar
Snow?

Snowycat

Members
  • Content Count

    448
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Snowycat

  1. Snowycat

    Crafty people

    Goodness me, that is absolutely fabulous! Even some of the bake off contestants couldn't match that
  2. I've 5 of my own and I foster cats for local rescues in my pen, Barrie is due to come into care in the next couple if days. In the picture is Rupert, Scarlet (whose 19) and Tabitha. Lewis is by my pillow and the 5th one Button was in his very own boudoir
  3. Beautiful Ed, what is her/his name? This was my bed when I woke up the other morning, they were all piled on top of me! There is another one by my pillow. Not sure why it uploaded twice, it said upload failed first time.
  4. I dip a damp wettish cloth or kitchen wipe in the ashes of the fire from the previous night and use it to clean the glass. The chappie who installed the multifuel burner gave me this trick and it has worked a treat for me now for 5-years - the glass is clean. My heating thermostat (situated in the hall) is set to 15 but I do use the burner as the main source of heat.
  5. Snowycat

    Crafty people

    Fabulous, hope you did well at the craft market, they are remarkable, so pretty. I've started (yet!) another quilt. Its a children themed one. I have started it to give to a local cat rescue. She can either auction it, sell raffle tickets or run a scratch card for it when I've done to raise funds.
  6. Snowycat

    Crafty people

    oooh yes, the holy grail of quilting ......a long arm quilting machine I would love one but they are expensive and you need the space for them. Trying to quilt three layers of double bed sized fabric together under a normal domestic sewing machine is a herculean task - that is why things usually become UFO's at that stage
  7. Snowycat

    Crafty people

    That's being crafty to me! It is a godsend to be practical in this way. My father turned his hand to most things when I moved into houses - he did so much in my bungalow and indeed in his own home for himself and mum. Sadly he is no longer with us so mum and I have to bring craftsmen in when we want things doing now. We have often totted up what dad would have saved us in labour hours - saved us an absolute fortune down the years he did.
  8. Snowycat

    Crafty people

    Wow Jethro, those are beautiful. Mum yearns to make a cathedral window quilt but they are quite fiddly to do.
  9. Snowycat

    Crafty people

    Well she's really pretty. I've made a felt Christmas wreath. It is still up with chrissie decs ar the moment but will post a photo when I get the decorations down. I've made my own greeting cards for a while now and try to make some for charities to sell. I've a cupboard full of real gemstones as I had a fad on making jewellry. I've made about 6 quilts. The biggest being my log cabin quilt, mum is hand quilting that at the moment. I also crochet and have done umpteen cross-stitches. I am retiring at the end of the year so hopefully will finish off all the UFO's Some photo's attached.
  10. Saw a very strange object in the sky early one Sunday morning in September a couple of years ago Was hanging the washing out so didn't get a photo. It was a low flying black object appearing and disappearing through the low cloud too large I felt for a bird. We do get buzzards but they can be be seen soaring in a large circle and they do call - this was silent. It flew in a straight line and was completely and utterly silent. To me it looked like a stealth bomber and although RAF Cosford is not far away I doubt it was a stealth bomber. We get a few chinooks but you hear those a week before they get here so it wasn't one of those. It was really early of a Sunday but a number of local people who were up and about saw it also.
  11. yes of course and they explain all of that and try to 'debunk" things. Electrical fields is another possible cause of spooky feelings. I was convinced my garage was haunted, always felt terribly spooked in there, wasn't sure if it was the ghost of the headless squirrel Button the cat bought home once. When I had it revamped and turned into a utility the previous owner obviously had some dodgy DIY electrical skills and the electrical wiring was awful - so that explained my spooky feeling - it feels fine now.
  12. We need to tune into the following episode......does Dick love Mary though
  13. Not into spirits such as gin, whisky, vodka et al . However, with regard to the other spirits, I have been overdosing on the paranormal shows over the last week - Ghost Adventures, Ghost Chasers and (cringe perhaps with plugs in my ears because of all the screaming) Most Haunted. I sort of sit on the fence with this which is why I probably watch them - I'm curious. However, I have to say there have been some real odd goings on without a doubt. I have physically never seen anything myself but do recall hearing a cough in my ear once and as I live on my own I felt that was odd - might have been a cat coughing though but who knows. I do recall a strange happening after my dear father died. My dad had a real sense of humour and as we all knew he was dying we asked him one day to let us know if there was a life after death. With his usual dry wittiness, he said he'd give us ring from the other side. Strangely on the afternoon of his funeral I got home to my house alarm going bonkers, which was oddly strange as I had not set it. It turned out the explanation was the board had somehow shorted so the alarm had malfunctioned. They always say ghosts exploit their surroundings to communicate so I sort of scratch my head. Mum and I often think - was this a coincidence or not.
  14. My cats haven't unusual names but a friend of mine has a black oriental cat called Pyewacket, shortened to Pye,
  15. Sooty is lovely, looks so very content A new home is being vetted for my foster mum Meredith today. It gets so hard to let them go She is a beautiful cat and so playful and loving. I'd keep them all if I could but its not possible
  16. We had a fair amount of rain here this morning but nothing biblical. Although we do need a great deal more to really help the gardens etc recover from the recent drought what rain we thankfully had will certainly help the gardens along especially with another hot spell looming on the horizon. It wasn't enough to top my pond up so I'm having to use (treated) tap water to get it back up to its normal level. It was really cool in the howling wind this morning but its noticeably more muggy this afternoon since the wind has dropped. The wind buffeted the apple tree somewhat and some apples have fallen prematurely but at least my beans stayed upright
  17. Thanks.....and hope so just had a further blink and you've missed it heavy shower.... sun out again now
  18. All very disappointing so far. Earlier today we had heavy/torrential rain forecast for Penn in Wolverhampton - where did that go then We've had a few showers overnight and occasionally through the day but really nothing of any note so the gardens are still bone dry - what little rain we've had has really done very little. That pesky orangey thing in the sky is showing itself again now So hope tomorrow delivers some meaningful rain. It has been very windy. I have taken the hanging baskets down for the time being and have had to tie the runner beans 4 ways to keep them stable and prevent them from blowing over completely.
  19. Lol, I've already done this. Found I think it was a north American rain dance and performed it in the kitchen one evening last week..................my cats thought I had lost the plot and........nope it didn't work!
  20. Good point, I don't honestly know the answer to that one. My beans are not all that good but then I think I did read somewhere that beans don't like it all that hot weatherwise. I am worried about my cooking apples though as I think they will start to fall before they are fully developed due to the lack of water.
  21. Yup, it is really horrible today - I am starting to avoid looking at the weather. Netweather had thunderstorms by us on Friday but these have been removed. To make it all worse my cats don't know what to do with themselves and mums neighbours cat has gone on walkabout and hasn't been seen for 24 hours . My old girl (19 years) is struggling despite my really looking after her needs. The garden is dying despite my watering it regularly to keep it going - some plants hate tap water as well. It will cost a fortune to replace the plants. You guys down south are looking at some pretty hot temperatures coming up and I really don't envy you at all. It won't be long before certain food stuffs start to go up in price. The grain harvest will be down which in turn will effect the price of certain foods. The only critter in my house who loves this head it is the tortoise, he is literally going round like he's turbo charged and I cannot keep up with him . I've devised a device to put on his back to try and stop him flipping on his back as he can't right himself.
  22. Heatwaves .......and people who keep telling me to enjoy it while it lasts!!
  23. I'm with you snowgirl30, can't wait for this weather to break and go away, I really find the constant heat and dry too much and it does aggravate my health issues somewhat. I have a fairly large garden and trying to keep the garden going on my own in this dry weather is exhausting and I think I have lost the battle - a number of plants have simply frazzled in the sun. If the heat was interspersed with thundery break downs to appease the gardens it might help but we've not had that. My friends husband is a small farmer and he is struggling with crops and livestock and is desperate to see rain. The crop yields will be down due to lack of water .....so no doubt some food stuffs will go up in price. The potatoes went up in Sainsburys last week. I also have woodland and fields of crops on two sides of my bungalow and it is so dry it has worried me and my neighbours. Quite a few people I know who do love summer and heat are really fed up with it now. I am dreading what this week will throw at us......need a break from it now.
  24. We have lovely steady refreshing rain. Everything in the garden getting a much welcomed soaking.....hopefully more to come tomorrow too.
×
×
  • Create New...