Thursday, 12 January 2017

Every Inchie Monday: Hamster

Hello Folks,

Well I find that at the moment, post surgery, I don't have the energy to make inchies.  I hope you don't mind if I drop by occasionally and contribute when I can.

I could not resist Hamster because when I was growing up there was a T V show on Canadian television (CBC) called Tales of the Riverbank all about Hammy Hamster and his friends, including GP the Guinea Pig, Martha Mouse, the Wise Old Frog, Turtle and Granny Rabbit.  These creatures were all played by real animals with their voices dubbed in by humans.  Here is Hammy in his car.

Originally done in 1959, there have been a number of revivals.   Not sure which version this is: you tube video of Hammy.  You really should try to watch this cult classic.

So I may only duck in once and a while.  And I may not be able to comment on all of your offerings, but I am looking at them and enjoying them.

(Here's a slightly larger version of Hammy s you can actually see the windshield of the white convertible with Hammy driving.  (I've been having trouble uploading the picture to the EIM site so it may have uploaded the larger version - sorry.)

Monday, 2 January 2017

Inchies 2017

Well Folks, I find that post-surgery, I do not feel up to making this year's inchies.  Perhaps when I am feeling better later I will join in again.  The animals look like fun, but I simply don't have the energy.

Thank you Trillion for some great inchie making years - I joined mid 2014 and enjoyed every inch of it.


Monday, 26 December 2016

Every Inchie Monday: letter

Hello Folks

Feeling better every day after a long stay in the hospital.

I don't have the energy to search for my Hitch Hiker's Guide, so perhaps someone else can  provide te context   I also don't seem to have a quilled inchie saved, so no quilling this week.

I'm also a little late with my letter to Santa:

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year and all the best in the new year.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Every Inchie Monday: Ugly

Hello Folks

Well my surgery went well, but getting all my bodily functions working turned into a bit more of a challenge.  I  was finally released from hospital after 17 days.  But I'm home now, in time for Christmas, and improving every day.

I decided to go with  the ugly duckling for this week's word.

But in keeping with the story, the ugly duckling is really a lovely swan:

Hope everyone has safe and happy holidays.  Merry Christmas.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Every Inchie Monday: 42

Hello folks,

Well again this one is too famous to bother finding it in the book (and I admit my book has gone walkabout again).  After countless years of trying to find the answer tot he question "what is Life, the Universe and Everything"  the answer comes back as "42".

I think it was about now that I began to realize that there was some esoteric connection between the word prompts.

So my one and only inchie this week reflects something that happens in the next book - The Restaurant at the end of the Universe - where the question is redefined as "what is 6 x 9?"  No my math is not bad.

I don't have a quilled inchie this week and I may be away for a while as I am having surgery for Colon Cancer this very Monday.  Wish me luck.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Every Inchie Monday: question

Hello folks - thanks for dropping by,

I'm not even going to bother finding the exact passage where the word question comes up because the question in The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy is so famous:  What is Life, the Universe and Everything?

Now you must give me a little bit of slack here for doing the obvious.  I thought I was being so clever because I made these inchies before I realized all the words were from The Hitchhiker's Guide:

And here is my quilled question:

 I think I will start working on the animals soon but I don't think I'm going to quill them this time.  I've gotten away from quilling and am into crocheting amigurumi right now.  And I can't imagine trying to quill one inch animals.

Have a good week.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Every Inchie Monday: "Lighting"

Hello Folks,

Well once again I can't find my Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (time to do some cleaning).  However, I probably would not have found the correct word because I misread the prompt for this week as "lightning" not "lighting" - lol.  So rather than re-do my inchies, I decided that lightning lights up the sky so would do for "lighting".  Here goes:

My first lighting is lightning hitting the CN tower in Toronto.  According to Google. "The 553.33-metre [1815 feet] freestanding structure gets hit on average 75 times a year."  So much for "Lightning never strikes twice in the same place".

And here is my quilled "Lighting":

So that's enough uses of the word light, and quotation marks.  Have an illuminated week.