A roe deer crossed in front of us and stood for a while. The Collie was totally unfazed. She's really good around large, four legged creatures. It's the two legged ones she's afraid of (and with good reason). So we watched until it sprang off and melted. It's a beautiful morning.
What's Made You Happy Today.... ?
Posted 07 August 2021 - 16:12
Our lovely wool shop lady showed me how to do buttonholes - and much easier buttonholes than the "cast on", "cast off" variety as in the pattern I was using. They will never faze me again!
Posted 07 August 2021 - 22:15
I have a photo I took of the local canal last winter which gets favourable comments, so it's on my list of ones I will try to sell. I've ordered a 24x16 print and a 30x22 matt to mount it in... The native PS file was over 250mb and even the eventual PNG file was 77mb...
Posted 08 August 2021 - 10:37
Posted 08 August 2021 - 18:10
Talking of sizes, I sent some photos with my article to the editor of our barbershop magazine. She said the photos were too small and needed to be at least 1mb. So I enbiggened them to be just over a megabyte, and she was quite happy with them, even though they were the same photos and the same quality, just bigger files!
Depending on what she is using for a DTP tool, she may have pre-defined the the boxes for the photos as certain set sizes, which might cause problems if the file size doesn't align to the pre-defined box size.... or something like that....
Posted 08 August 2021 - 18:36
Posted 09 August 2021 - 20:09
My mother had a water butt delivered today. I finished work, went round and fitted the diverter on the drainpipe and hooked it up, tidied up, looked at the darkening sky and sat down indoors...and six minutes later the heavens opened. She was thoroughly impressed with my skills and timing, and now very exicited to have a half full water butt already
Posted 09 August 2021 - 20:15
Watching a couple of goldfinches gorging on our lavender seedheads this morning.
Posted 09 August 2021 - 22:47
Reading this, sent to me by a flute teacher who has just started my course (she's done two weekends):
The course has been absolutely brilliant so far - I can’t quite believe I came so far in my journey as a musician without Kodály.
Posted 10 August 2021 - 09:08
Possibly, but then she could have done what I did. I suspect that the previous editor told her that photos must be at least 1mb, without either of them knowing why, or what that means! She didn't specify a size, only that it had to be over a megabyte.
The rule of thumb for photos is 72ppi for on screen and 300ppi for printing (pixels per inch)
Posted 11 August 2021 - 15:17
Brief but immense panic where it looked like all the work I'd done on current MSc assignment was going to be useless (I needed one extra bit of information which was not showing up in my searches). Kept at it, found three related scenarios - not quite what I need, all different from each other, but all related to what I need in different ways. Not only do they give this information, but all give about the same information (no, they weren't cross-referencing each other). Close enough that I can carry on with what I was doing and justify my choices.
And I am incredibly happy, as for a couple of hours there it looked like a huge disaster
Posted 11 August 2021 - 16:38
After 4 hours of trawling round D.I.Y. stores carrying the heavy frame of my cold frame, looking like a complete idiot doing some form of Medieval horticultural penance, and being told stuff like "Oh no, you only need marine ply in a coastal area" when we live in a flippin coastal area (are they insane - don't they know what that salty wet stuff is???) "what's a cold frame?" and "Oh bless!" (a piano teacher doing D.I.Y.), I eventually found a nice little family run wood yard with an offcut which was just right (to replace the base of my cold frame). I flashed it around my elderly (ex marine engineer) neighbours who stroked it lovingly, and told me what primer and paint to use on it.
Posted 11 August 2021 - 16:54
Pottering around between ribbon shop, Liberty's and John Lewis as it's my birthday today and Mr Hedgehog was required to go into the office for a bit. So I went to keep him company on the train, but got diverted into these delightful shops.
Posted 11 August 2021 - 18:00
Happy Birthday Hedgehog! Hope the celebrations continue :-)