Monday, 30 April 2012

Z - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 30th April 2012


The Letter 'Z'

Today is Monday, 30th April 2012, and the very last post for 'Blogging From A to Z in April'. The letter for today is, of course, 'Z' (but if we were writing this in Swedish, we would have three more posts left to go! Wouldn't we, Tina? (Co-host from Life is Good).

I thought I would leave you all with a zesty Etsy-treasury, 'Z is for Zebra', a stripey four-footed animal that resembles a horse:





Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Alex J. Cavanaugh
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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Mrs. Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus - Week 103


Jenny Matlock

Welcome to Saturday Centus,  Mrs. Jenny Matlock's writing challenge that requests participants to write their own text to a givet prompt using 100 words or less plus the promot, which this week is: Not for profit. For comfort...

Here is my text:
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Driving to California, Ginny thought it was a miracle to spot the tiny diner-sign in the distance, after miles of desert landscape. 

'Look, a diner in the middle of nowhere!' laughed Susan squinting toward the horizon.
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They sat down in a booth and were promptly given menus. 

'Let me know when you're ready, said the bleached-blond, sweaty waitress with a pencil on her ear.

'What an extensive menu!' exclaimed Ginny eyeing at the long list, 'Is all of this available  today?'

'Yes, of course', smiled the waitress, 'It's not for profit. For comfort, we aim to please. What would you like?'

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Word count:105

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Best wishes,
Anna
 









Jenny Matlock












First Commenter:


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Here are Mrs. Matlock's instructions:
Welcome to week ONE HUNDRED and three of Saturday Centus.

I'm anxious to read last weeks links, but I'm still one week behind beyond that! But, hey, I'm getting caught up! Go me!

The prompt this week is: "Not for profit. For comfort..."
Number of words: 100 PLUS the five words of the prompt for a maximum word count of 105
Style of writing: Any
Pictures: As many as you like


The regular restrictions apply: PG, no splitting of the prompt, play nicely and visit the other entries, any style or genre of writing you prefer.

Please display my link button or just a hyper-link back to Saturday Centus. Be careful to link your SC URL to the Linky and not just link to your main blog.

E-mail me directly with ???'s or ask your question in a comment and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Y - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 28th April 2012



The letter 'Y'

Today is Saturday 28th April 2012 and the letter is 'Y'. 'Y is for Yellow', one of my favourite colours!



April is drawing to a close and so is 'Blogging from A to Z'. Lets hope that there are spring flowers where you are, and even some yellow daffodils blooming, here in the north!


[Text & Photographs 2009-2012 Christina Wigren All Rights Reserved]

Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:
xxx

Friday, 27 April 2012

X - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 27th April 2012




The Letter X

Today is Friday, 27th April 2012, and the letter is 'X'. Yes, I took the easy way out, and chose 'X marks the spot' as my Etsy treasury theme. It's about pirates and treasure maps!



If you have children, especially boys, you cannot avoid at some point, being forced to 'walk the plank' or help dress Captain Jack Sparrow for a birthday party. Here is Erik as Jack Sparrow:

Photo and Copyright 2009-2012 Christina Wigren

And this is Elisabet's treasure-map:


Photo and Copyright 2009-2012 Christina Wigren
Children's literature is filled with pirates, from Captain Hook in Peter Pan, to Johnny Depp's unsinkable cinema character. (I know, many of you will raise a warning finger and tell me that those movies are not suitable for children. I know, I know. But, at least, I sit with them, watch, translate and explain that, 'No, no, you can't do that at home. Johnny Depp is not hanging there. It's a specially trained stuntman, and besides there is this enormous tvelve-layer, princess-and-the-pea-mattress for him to land on!)

I'll stop here because we are supposed to keep these A to Z-posts short. But I have reason to return to the fantasy-world of sea-going cut-throats at a later date. Ah, it's the pirate's life for me!

Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Rosalind Adam
of
Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain




Thursday, 26 April 2012

W - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 26th April 2012




The Letter 'W'

Today is Thursday, 26th April 2012 and the letter is W. You may recall that I have already posted a treasury about the word 'Wolf' under the letter 'U' for 'Ulv'. (See here.) So, today I am posting an Etsy collection about the colour 'White'. 'W is for White':





Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Arlee Bird  of  Tossing it out


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

V - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 25th April 2012



The Letter 'V'

Today is Wednesday, 25th April 2012 and the letter is 'V'. 'V is for Vermeil!' Pieces of jewellery that are made of Vermeil have a sterling silver base with a layer of gold on top. It is a way of making precious metal jewellery that is less expessive than solid gold, but still of high quality and more valuable than if they had been just gold-plated over base metals such as brass.





Today is my mother's birthday. Happy Birthday, Mother!

Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Tanya Walton

 
of 
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

U - Blogging from A to Z in April - Challenge - 24th April 2012



The Letter 'U'

Today is Tuesday, 24th April 2012 and the letter is 'U', which gave me a headache because I could only think of 'Ulv', which is an older Swedish word for 'wolf' (the normal word is 'varg'). I've got other plans for the letter 'W', so I will go ahead and do my A to Z-treasury about wolves and just call it 'U is for Ulv':



Why the Swedish? I am inspired by Tina Downey (not Tina of 'parltradet' who has curated all of these treasuries), no, Tina of Life is Good, who is one of the co-hosts for the A to Z Challenge April 2012. Tina is bilingual, and writes, with warmth and humour, about her childhood in Sweden, the people she loves, and about thinking in two languages. She has promised to teach everyone 24 Swedish words. And so far, she is doing an excellent job.
Please visit Life is Good at:
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/


Okey, I'll be nice. Here's a treasury about a real U-word, 'Umbrella': 'U is for Umbrella':




Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Lin

of

Duck and Wheel with String
Link


And here is Hobbes that Lin mentions in her comment. Imagine him in a wolf-suit!


Monday, 23 April 2012

T - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 23rd April 2012



The Letter T

Today is Monday, 23rd April 2012 and the letter is 'T'. 'T is for Tea', as well as, 'T is for Tuxedo':



Helen Eaton mentions my treasury list 'T is for Tea' on her blog: http://wordweaverart.blogspot.se/2011/04/teacup.html



Here is another unexpected addition to my T-post. Yulia Kazansky of yuliaart has included one of my stretch necklaces in her treasury 'Turquoise spring'. This happened on 4th April, but I thought I may as well include her treasury with the Ts: T is for Turquoise!







Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

 
Tanya Walton


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Saturday, 21 April 2012

S - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 21st April 2012



The Letter 'S'

Today is Saturday, 21st April 2012, and the letter is 'S'. 'S is for Silver'. And surprise, surprise! Splurge has been kind enough to include my set of yellow stretch jewellery with earrings in her very sunny treasury 'Sunshine in Clouds', which fits perfectly for the day for the letter 'S'!! (I'm writing this on Sunday 8th April, trying to catch up and pre-schedule.)






Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Ann Thompson



of

Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap



Friday, 20 April 2012

R - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 20th April 2012



The Letter 'R'

Today is Friday, 20th April 2012 and the letter is 'R'. 'R is for Rainbows' and 'R is for Rubies':





By the way, according to Victoria Finlay's book, Jewels, Ruby is hard enough to score 9 on Mohs relative hardness scale, harder than Amber, Jet, Peridot, Pearl and Emerald; about the same hardness as Sapphire, but softer than Diamond.

Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:
Tanya Walton



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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tina/parltradet has curated a new Etsy treasury - Pink


Tina/parltradet has just curated a new Etsy treasury - Pink!

(This post is outside of the Challenge 'Blogging from A to Z in April'. But as you will see, my alphabet-posts for A to Z continue after this. I have not missed a day!)

I just felt like doing something with the colour pink. Just for fun.



Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Tanya Walton



of

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Q - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 19th April 2012



The Letter 'Q'

Today is Thursday 19th April 2012 and the letter is 'Q'. 'Q is for Quartz'!






Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:

Tanya Walton



of

Allotments 4 you

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

P - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 18th April 2012



The Letter 'P'

Today is Wednesday, 18th April and the letter is 'P'. 'P is for Peridot', 'P is for Pearls', and 'P is for my little Etsy shop parltradet':







According to Victoria Finlay's book, Jewels, Peridot has a score of 6.6 to 7, and Pearls, a score of 2.5 to 4 on Mohs Relative Hardness Scale. By the way, I've added a treasury about Emeralds (which has a score of 9 on the Mohs scale) on my post for the letter 'E' on 5th April. Go here to look.

Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:
Inger
of
Desert Ca
nyon Living



Tuesday, 17 April 2012

O - Blogging from A to Z - Challenge - 17th April 2012



The Letter 'O'

Today is Tuesday, 17th April and the letter is 'O'. 'O is for Orange' and O is for Opals'.






By the way, according to Victoria Finlay's book, Jewels, the Opal scores 5 to 6.5 on Mohs relative hardness scale, harder than Amber, Jet and Peridot and Pearl, but softer than Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond.

Best wishes,
Anna



First Commenter:
Lin
of
Duck and Wheel With String



Duck and Wheel with String

And Lin is right. O is for Orange Stripey Goodness, an Orange Cat like Hobbes of the Red Cat Society



Translate a text here:

My shop parltradet has curated these Etsy treasuries: