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Fonts

Fonts

I’m learning some new things about fonts. They can be made as SVG.otf to create colorful, decorated fonts like this. I’ll possibly be updating this post as I play with some of these fonts.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Just some fun. However I did learn a few things . . . I think. I used my own hair (from a photo) to get the nice hair texture for the beard on the gnome in the back. I may see if I can do that for the other three. Maybe. There are lots of flaws in the automated processes, but I learn from them and, I’m not going to hold my breath, but maybe I’ll be able to apply…

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Just Stitchin’

Just Stitchin’

… and some unstitching, too. This is a really bad photo because I took it on the kitchen table in mid-late afternoon sun. The shadows are horrible. (Well the shadows are actually great, but they make the photo horrible.) I don’t have any idea where I’m going with this. I picked up the center scrap with the intention of trying Jude’s multi line stitching. Rather than split stitch, I’m using stem stitch. For some inexplicable reason (probably just the first…

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Just Another Wonted Wednesday

Just Another Wonted Wednesday

Wonted is a new word to me, but I like it. It fits. I have been reading . . . Blogs, but not commenting much because I’m so OCD [grammar check, typo check, spell check, sense check, politeness check (don’t want to be a troll)] about writing anything that it takes too much time. And books because, well, BOOKS! All summer I didn’t have glasses that allowed me to read comfortably. I missed reading. I read mostly literary fiction, but…

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This Morning

This Morning

Well, actually this afternoon, but as a night person it was this morning for me. Anyway, I was making my breakfast and movement caught my eye. I looked out the window and there were birds everywhere, flying in and out of the bush across the street. Of course, by the time I picked up my phone to record it, there were fewer birds coming and going. At first there were two or three times as many as what’s in the…

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Afghan

Afghan

Since I mentioned it last night, I took a picture of my progress on the Afghan. It is far, far from perfect, but will still be warm and cozy when done, so I consider it not bad for my very first. I put the green pencil on it to give an idea of the size. This is approximately 3/5 done. I just started on the fourth jumbo skein Sometime in 2023 I might start a flower granny square Afghan. I…

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Halloween

Halloween

Yes, I know it’s over now, but I only just got to this digital collage tonight. This was created with GIMP. The frame, mat and lightning were created with the G’Mic add on. I painted the clouds with a couple of basic GIMP brushes. The rest of the images came from Creative Fabrica. I didn’t have a picture in mind. I merely had a feeling I wanted to express. My favorite part is the cat. She seems to be serenely…

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Not Much . . .

Not Much . . .

. . . going on here. At least not much really interesting. I got more RAM for my laptop. Lack of adequate RAM was indeed the main cause of the constant folder crashes as I tried to file. Windows 11 is still not as good as Windows 10, but at least I can work now. Weird! When I wrote the title of this post, I looked up (out the window) and saw a white plane, possibly having taken of from…

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Beautiful Visions, Poor Eyesight

Beautiful Visions, Poor Eyesight

I spent this afternoon stitching and was reminded why I haven’t done much stitching (or reading) this summer. I can’t see worth beans! My eyes are so slow at focusing. Today I used the magnifying glass on my craft lamp. That’s a pain in the tush. I had my glasses on, but had to have the magnifying glass at just the right distance. Too close or too far was blurry. Just right was great! I threaded a small needle on…

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It was the heat!

It was the heat!

I haven’t really lost all my stamina–only in over 80° heat. Today was in the 70°s and I worked outside for four hours. I could have continued longer if I’d started earlier and were more organized. I think I will work outside tomorrow if I haven’t pulled my back. (The hardest thing I did was water all my large pot garden, but sometimes that’s all it takes.) It’s so amazing what working outside does for my mental state. Besides watering,…

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