4/24/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'U' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."

First 'U' Word Prompt...Ugly
They say there is no such thing as 'Ugly Fabric'.  I'm guessing that goes along with "In the eye of the beholder".  However, my beholding eye does on occasion see some uuugggly fabrics!  Point in case...the greenish, brownish, yellowish, bluish, blahhhhish 5ish yards inherited from an estate.  Notice I said inherited...not a cent spent on the 'Ishie' stuff or any of the other 'Blahhhish Bolts'.  But, you know me...'Waste Not, Want Not' and I never turn down Fabric or Fiber no matter how ugly or lovely!
Once it is paired with a lovely color like turquoise, no longer does it's 'blahishness' seem important.  Instead it serves to highlight the fabrics with which it is combined.
Now, my beholding eye agrees......'There's is no such thing as Ugly Fabric.
 
Last 'U' Word Prompt...Utopia
A perfect place, paradise, Shangri-La in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico!
And then there was the beach and Sister Time....my idea of Utopia!

4/23/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'T' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."


First 'T' Word Prompt...Table
 
     When setting up housekeeping, a kitchen/dinning table is usually at the top of the list...right after a bed room suite...which must include a bedside table or two.  I'm an eclectic table collector...they are necessary to display a variety of other collections including dishes.
      Tablescaping was a thing in Blogland back in 2012.  I participated in several 'Tablescaping Memes' that gave me the opportunity to play with my collection of dishes and all things for setting a table including table cloths.   
     As a collector of 'All Things Table Setting'...it is rare to find a table cloth that is in mint condition.  The Daisy Cloth was such a find.  Made by Simtex probably from the 1950-60 era.
 
Last 'T' Word Prompt...Tyro
Never heard of this word before now, but have been one my entire life....'A Learner'.  I started out as an beginner spinner 1 year, 2 months and 22 days ago....well, there about if counting from the month, week, and day that I got my own wheel.  I can't really count the times I tried spinning at the spinning group I belong to.  I'm pretty sure my patient teacher thought, "This greenhorn, novice, will never get the hang of spinning a decent thin strand of yarn".   
Sure enough she was spot on with the thin strand flowing through a .375" orifice.  I could clog that tiny thing with every other pump of the treadle.  There was a solution and it works perfectly for a thick and thin art yarn spinner.  It's called a Jumbo Flyer with a 3/4" orifice...pic #2.  Then there was treadling enough to get enough twist so the wad would hold together.  I actually could get twist...over twisted...cork screw tight...for a couple of inches then nothing...Failed the twist test.  Fill a bobbin?  Not enough time in the day when you have to start over a kabillion times.

     After all this time, you can imagine how filling a bobbin, making twist enough for coils and having enough yarn to actually make something has me breaking my arm patting myself on the back. 
     And that's just one of the bobbins I have managed to fill.  I now have several full hanging racks with Sue Spun Art Yarn in my Shop. 
                      Now both arms are broken.

4/22/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'S' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
First 'S' Word Prompt...Sabbath
A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers.
~Henry Ward Beecher~
 
Last 'S' Word Prompt...System
     For AtoZ 2015 my collection of photos went through a numerical organization that setup an envelope file for the years I planned to highlight.  The method was borne out of the lack of the modus operandi my Mother had practiced for decades. 
     I call it the 'Shoebox Album'....her *arbitrary and *haphazard system of filing the many photos she saved from 1950 through 1965. *antonyms
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4/20/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'R' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
First 'R' Word Prompt...Rabble
     Once again, Family Word Finder's take on a word has implications for 'Rabble Rebel Rousing'.  The last thing I'd want to do is incite a mob into a swarm of a disorderly crowd
     In 1975 it might of have been acceptable for Rabble to be used in reference to commoners, lower classes, proletariat, the masses, riffraff and even the great unwashed.   Today...so politically incorrect and a sure way to incite the masses.  I have no photos of a swarming mob of disorderly riffraff or any other rabble rousers.
     So, I'm going with  the German synonym for Rabble...Lumpenproletariat which is interpreted as, the HERD.  I can pull together herd and the great unwashed and still be politically correct and not be insulting to any of the other rabble rousers.
Except possibly this heifer and her calf!
 
 Last 'R' Word Prompt...Ruthless
Family Word Finder used Attila the Hun as an example of a ruthless, merciless, heartless, relentless, brutal tyrant.  I wouldn't go so far as to call my husband Attila, but he certainly seemed heartless and brutal when I suggested he trim my prize rose bushes....with a chainsaw.
  Fortunately, a pink haired queen stepped in to supervise and.... the bushes produced the prettiest roses ever. 
 
Really, he is all the antonyms of Attila...
merciful, compassionate, kind, tender, gentle and humane!
The chainsaw has been replaced with 'Rose Clippers'.

4/19/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'Q' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
 
 First 'Q' Word Prompt...Quack
     I so wanted to show shots of the Ducks and Geese at the park on the Concho River.  There are great shots of them swimming, ducking underwater, preening and quacking.  However, Family Word Finders idea of Quack,  it's synonyms and antonyms,  had nothing to do with water fowl, but with the foul practitioners of medicine.  They were also known as medical impostors, charlatans and fake doctors. 
     The word Quack is a short form of quacksalver, from the Dutch word kwakzalver which means to quack,  so the word may originally have meant one who quacks.  Sounds like ducks to me....
 
 
Last 'Q' Word Prompt...Quota
     So, as a collector of Head Vases, the one quantity put on the collection was the sticker price.  The measure of value was never based on size or condition.  In fact, I have more that have a minimum amount of flaws in proportion to those that are perfect. 
     There....I used my quota of synonyms in describing one of my more valuable collections.  Of course a collectibles value regardless of it's rarity or flawless condition is apportionment to what the market will bare.  In the last couple of decades it's been a Barely Market...I have reached my Quota.
 
Except on these Birthday Girls and Angels...I try to add at least 1 a year.
They are kind of like having Birthdays....Happy not to have met my Quota!

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