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  • September 20th Dinner Post

    Good Morning!

    It will a mostly sunny sky with the high of 80 and the low of 65.

    Dinner will be leftovers from last night as DGS said that everything tasted so good.

    What will you be having?
    Heritic, rebel, a thing to flount,
    He drew a circle that shut me out.
    But love and I had the wit to win,
    We drew a circle that took him in.

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    I was up most of last night totally absorbed in the late Queen's funeral. I love the pageantry that goes back to the 1600s. Some of the guards on the long walk looked as though they were struggling. One of them is 84 and he made it all the way to Windsor Castle. The King and Princess Royal are in their 70s... they must be totally exhausted.

    I've had part of the day on my own which I thought was a good idea but I didn't like it at all. We have a few things to do around town tomorrow so I'm hoping the rain stops for a while.

    I've started a new doll project having finished the very matted doll. This one ran into a child who had a pair of scissors... I looked up YouTube to get instructions and they started with:
    Step 1... remove the head; Step 2... pull all the hair out using needle pliers. This may end up a bad idea.

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    (This is the back of her head... appears the child cut off one of the pigtails)

    For dinner I cooked savoury mince and mashed potato for John while I had spaghetti bolognaise. Supper will probably be banana, icecream and watermelon.
    Last edited by Chayote; 09-20-2022, 11:19 AM.
    Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

    Napoleon Hill

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    • #3
      " I was up most of last night totally absorbed in the late Queen's funeral. I love the pageantry that goes back to the 1600s. Some of the guards on the long walk looked as though they were struggling. One of them is 84 and he made it all the way to Windsor Castle. The King and Princess Royal are in their 70s... they must be totally exhausted. "

      I wonder how much this funeral costs the British taxpayer. I doubt very much that the royal family paid a penny, considering it was a state funeral.
      Chayote, I had a thought about the doll's hair / head . Looking at the picture , why not cut the "hair " short all over and then crochet a nice hat to cover her head, something that will match the outfit you will make ?
      Since you know how to crochet that would be an easy thing for you to do. Just a thought.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sabine View Post
        I wonder how much this funeral costs the British taxpayer. I doubt very much that the royal family paid a penny, considering it was a state funeral.
        A State funeral is paid by the government/tax payers and I would expect that. She had been the Queen of the Commonwealth for over 70 years. When our Prime Minister years ago drowned at a beach during his time, his funeral was paid for by the Government. When President Kennedy was assassinated, was his funeral paid for by the Government? Back to the Queen, all those police officers and military members have to be paid anyway, funeral or no funeral. There is a budget in the UK for the Royals and they'd been preparing for Queen Elizabeth's funeral for many years. She personally planned the entire event. Queen Mother, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana... all had State funerals.

        I heard one male member of the public who yelled at the King, "you're a waste of money, you cost us millions!" and my thought was, "why are you there watching then?" There will always be negative people against the Royals. The Royals bring a lot of money into Britain through tourism. Either people love them (like me) or hate them. I'm sure that yesterdays funeral cost a lot of money but that's just what happens and I'll remember Queen Elizabeth's funeral for the rest of my life.
        Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

        Napoleon Hill

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sabine View Post
          Chayote, I had a thought about the doll's hair / head . Looking at the picture , why not cut the "hair " short all over and then crochet a nice hat to cover her head, something that will match the outfit you will make ?
          Since you know how to crochet that would be an easy thing for you to do. Just a thought.
          I can't cut her hair short because she's designed to have pigtails. This is what her head looks like:

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          To give her short hair all over I'd need to drill the head all over and there's a big risk of the head collapsing. I don't want to hide her head with a hat. She came from an opshop and I like the challenge of making these damaged dolls the best they can be. I'm learning from YouTube how to replace the hair. Also getting some valuable suggestions from the people at my doll club. There is a man there who's been a member for about 40 years and he used to own a doll hospital so I'll be asking him next month for advice. First step is to take her head off and *if* I can buy the same type and colour of the wool, it will be an easy fix to pull the cut hair out and replace just those pieces. If I can't match the yarn, I'll pull it all out and choose another colour completely. If there were no holes drilled into her head I would keep her bald and change her gender but the holes are there. It's a good thing that the heads are interchangeable with the bodies of the same size dolls. ​
          Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

          Napoleon Hill

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          • #6
            Chayote, I am sure , like you said, that Presidents Kennedy's funeral was paid for by our government. Any state funeral costs a lot of money, and is always covered by the money that comes from the taxes that people pay, no matter what country.
            Replacing the hair on that dolls head sounds like quite a challenge, to say the least. But I have a feeling that you are up to it. Good luck.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sabine View Post
              Chayote, I am sure , like you said, that Presidents Kennedy's funeral was paid for by our government. Any state funeral costs a lot of money, and is always covered by the money that comes from the taxes that people pay, no matter what country.
              Replacing the hair on that dolls head sounds like quite a challenge, to say the least. But I have a feeling that you are up to it. Good luck.
              Thank you... I'm enjoying my new hobby very much and meeting a lot of people at the doll club.
              Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

              Napoleon Hill

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              • #8
                We went to the city yesterday for DH appt at the ortho surgeon. Left at 9:15 and were back home by 5:00, did not stop to eat.
                Hubby will be having a partial knee replacement done sometime around Christmas.
                I had cooked a good sized roast beef on Sunday, so there was lots of leftovers to quickly heat up when we got home, and boy! were we starved! Beef in gravy, fries in the AF and peas.
                Will finish up the last of the beef tonite....will add carrots/peas/green pepper & onion chunks, BBQ sauce and will serve over rice.
                A balanced diet is a cookie in both hands

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                • #9
                  It’s a pretty day today, right now it’s about 78 outside. I woke up with a headache but it’s easing up now. I’m glad I don’t get them like I used to in my 40’s and 50’s.

                  I’m going to heat up the other piece of the baked fish with tomatoes and olives and have some brown rice with it.​

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                  • #10
                    I have been doing a ton of running around the last few days. It was party central around the neighborhood since last Wednesday. There were birthday parties and a Puerto Rican funeral which was like a huge 4 day long party. Its nice that everything wrapped up last night and its quiet today. I had sopes for dinner because I didnt feel like cooking.

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