lørdag den 15. december 2018

Søger efter stjerner 10 -- 星探 -- Looking for Stars 10

     Denne temari har Uglemor ikke vist frem før. Det var stjernejagten, der fik mig til at huske på den. Den er ikke færdig. Den består af 12 stjerner og så skal der måske være noget inde mellem stjernerne ... eller måske skal der ikke?
     Lad os se.
-- ⍟ --

This temari was begun long time ago. MotherOwl found it in her search for stars. It is not finished yet. So far it is only 12 stars. And something between the stars - or maybe not?
Let's have a look.

     Første side, eller hvad man nu skal sige. Alle stjernerne har forskellige farver, men er syet på helt samme måde.

-- 📍 --

First face of the temari. All the stars have their own colour, but are stitched the same way.

     Anden side, her ser man lidt bedre mønsteret med en stjerne på hver af de 12 sider.

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Second face. The pattern made of stars inside the pentagons of a 12-face temari can easily be seen here. 


     En tredje side - og mit mislykkede forsøg på at sy "noget" mellem stjernerne. Det ser ret underligt ud.

-- 📍 --

A third face with my try for something between the stars. It's not a success. Those red thingies do not look good. 

     Endnu en anden side, hvor man kan se begge de to underlige røde dimser. Temarien er enkel og farverig nok uden trekantede dimser mellem stjernerne.

-- 📍 --

 Yet another face, where both the ugly, red thingies can be seen. The temari is colourful and good enough without these. They have to go.

fredag den 14. december 2018

Søger efter stjerner 9 -- 星探 -- Looking for Stars 9

... og nu til vejret.
Nu, hvor vinden har blæst alle de grimme skyer væk i Trømsø, er der udsigt til stjerner døgnet rundt. Uglemor elsker den lille detalje med stjerner døgnet rundt nord for polarcirklen.

-- 🌟 --

... and the weather for the coming days.
Tomorrow, when the winds have blown away all the clouds covering Tromsø (in the northern part of Norway), there will be stars around the clock.
MotherOwl loves that detail with stars all over, when looking at the weather forecast for places North of the Arctic Circle.





torsdag den 13. december 2018

Søger efter stjerner 8 -- 星探 -- Looking for Stars 8

     Jamen er det da ikke utroligt at 5 par nyindhøbte spisepinde kan blive til en smuk stjerne. 

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Who knew that 5 pairs of newly acquired chopsticks could form a star. 





onsdag den 12. december 2018

Words for Wednesday - 12. December

This week's prompts are provided by River at Drifting through Life.


1. controlled
2. strolled
3. belongings
4. shook
5. leather
6. reminded

and/or:

1. pedal
2. black
3. digs
4. sheepdog
5. sample
6. routine

Once again I wrote a small chapter from my mock autobiography and once again I took up the additional challenge of using the prompts in the order they were given.

We pick up the story where we left off a week ago:


After Lis had controlled the words of the ritual, and corrected several stupid and not so stupid mistakes, she strolled down the room to the bag where her belongings were stored. She shook her leather pencilcase, looking for her favourite pen, and sat down at the table. Carefully she copied the ritual onto a new parchment in her flowing and clear handwriting. Then she handed it to Tue and reminded him that she would not pull his chestnuts out of the fire every time. Not even out of sisterly love.

This time the ritual went smoothly. Susan triumphantly sung out: " ... the dancing ring of days!" just before the last particle of sand fell through the hourglass. There was a mighty "Puff" from the fireplace, ashes and sparks flew. When all was quiet, a piece of parchment lay on the fireplace burnt and frayed at the edges, with holes in it, but still, it was legible.
Tue took up the letter and started reading aloud. It began without any form of greeting or address. It went straight to the point: "I'm going to pedal down to the old, black bridge Friday after the apprenti ... returned to their digs. You have to take .... when joining me. There's a vigilant sheepdog ... Bring the sample and a .... You know the routine."

tirsdag den 11. december 2018

Grammatiktimen 2

Uglemor irriterer sig jævnligt over ord og udtryk på diverse hjemmesider og sociale medier. Med inspiration fra Queen of Carrots kommer her en ny serie: Grammatiktimen, hvor forskellige sproglige særheder og idiosynkrasier der generer Uglemors røde lærerblæk, vil bilve taget under ukærlig behandling.

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Grammar Commando - idea courtesy of the Queen of Carrots - but quite un-translateable.

Brugen af store bogstaver.

Store bogstaver kan bruges til mange ting. Blandt andet til:
- navne,
- forkortelser,
- til at RÅBE HØJT med,
- efter punktum - når punktummet altså afslutter en sætning og ikke bare fortæller at det forudgående er en forkortelse eller et ordenstal.

Store bogstaver er ikke noget, man bare drysser om sig med, hvor man nu synes, det kunne pynte.

Hvad sker der for eksempel lige her:


Uglemor har fjernet billederne, så ophavsmanden forhåbentlig ikke kan genkendes.
Det gør det så også en del svarere at fatte budskabet.