MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Ho hum

 I've looked around for something I could show you today and the pickin's are pretty slim.  So I settled on showing you something that arrived recently in the mail.  Since the pandemic began Resident Chef has been cutting my hair (and doing a fine job!) firstly because the hair salons were closed and then because I realized just how much money I was saving (and now the salons are closed once again anyway).  He's been using his beard trimmer so I thought I would buy the 'proper' equipment for him to use.  This is what we got...



It comes with so many attachments (9) that it will take us eons to figure them all out!  Tonight will hopefully be the inaugural run so we'll see how well it performs...or if I'll need to scrounge out some brown paper bags to wear over my head!

- THIS is a rather cute crocheted bag pattern - good for using up scraps!

- HERE is another of those patterns that would do double-duty as a stash buster AND create a nice gift at the same time.

- THIS link came via our local quilt guild - there are lots (!) of free quilt block patterns available.

- Have a peek through the galleries of THIS artist.


-  THIS link takes you to a PDF of a really cute little knitted sweater in child's sizes 4 - 14.

Today's quote..."If you don't like something, take away its only power - your attention"

26 comments:

  1. Geez MA..maybe you could rent him out to a few of your most favourite friends! LOL My 'covid hair' is past my shoulders!!

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    1. Hah hah - I don't think he'd be happy if I tried that. He's cut his own hair (what he has/had of it) ever since I've known him so he's not afraid of the process. So far he's done well enough with mine that I'm happy - and even happier to save $30 each time.

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  2. I wish I could get my hair cut. The men in the family have been cutting each other's hair. My son had offered to shave my head which I politely declined. I usually wear my hair very short and the last time I had it cut was July last year. Even when the lock down was lifted for a short time getting an appointment was a joke. So I am getting desperate as it's now past my collar and a total mess. Maybe I should let him shave my head :)

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    1. This little gadget has several different attachments that will end up with varying length of hair - we'll start with the longest setting and then try going shorter until we get what I like. In the summer I wear mine quite short so it should be okay. It also has a thinning attachment and that's something I need.

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  3. You and Resident Chef/Barber are very smart to save your money from expensive haircuts. I stopped going to a hairdresser years ago and realized just how much hard earned money I was spending on a hairdresser and really never liked how I ended up looking. I spent $20 recently having 7 inches cut off. Lots of great links dear. Another excellent quote. Have a wonderful weekend dear.

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    1. I've never been all that vain about my hair so as long as it's short enough (and thinned enough) I'm happy with it. My hair has a mind of it's own anyway so just keeping it an even length overall is enough.

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  4. Not only is your dear husband a mighty fine chef but now he is adding hairdressing to his list of accomplishments. Re the wearing of a paper bag on your head....you could embellish it. There is also the thought that if by chance something goes amiss with your hair, it would have grown back by the time lockdown is over. =)

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    1. Oh yes, Resident Chef is a man of multi-talents. Hmmm - an embellished paper bag, good idea (but turns out it won't be needed).

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  5. The days when I needed to thin my hair have departed! But I've been cutting it myself for many years because I hated how every stylist was hopeless at curly hair, complaining they weren't trained on it. Happy to keep my $$ for a better use and do it myself. From the pix I've seen of your hair styled by Resident Stylist , I'd say he does a lovely job.

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    1. I have cut the front of my hair myself for a long time but the back confounds me - I can't ever seem to get the clippers in the correct angle. Thinking backwards doesn't seem to compute in my mind for some reason. I'm with you in wanting to save the $$.

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  6. Prayers Resident Chef doesn't sneeze when cutting your hair.
    :)

    Love the pleat bag link

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    1. Don't know which would be worse - him sneezing or me!! Either way, it didn't happen. (I like the bag too, but don't have a use for one).

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  7. Looks like a great tool Mary Anne and I am sure it will do a good job. My husband cuts his own hair (not that he has much!) with something similar and I tidy up the back for him. I'm still growing mine after my treatment, so haven't had to worry about lockdown hair! (You have to find the positives!!) Christine xx

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    1. DH has cut his own pretty much since I've known him (43 years) and finally has resorted to simply shaving off the little bit he has left. I figure if he's cut his own for that long he's well qualified to do mine!

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  8. My niece says that the difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut is only about 2 weeks! I've only been happy with my hair since I let it grown long. I get it cut about 4 times a year and otherwise it's on a ponytail. I don't even use a blow dryer to dry it.

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    1. I don't remembers the last time I ever used a blow dryer because I keep mine quite short and it's got a definite 'kink' to it that means there's no point in trying to wrestle it into a style that it doesn't like.

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  9. Lucky you, MA to have a Resident Barber/Cook. I've been the barber at our house for 63+ years. LOL Interesting links. Love the mosaics.

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    1. I always cut the boys hair when they were young and wanted buzz cuts but when they got to be in their teens they turned their noses up at that. Our #1 DIL cuts our oldest for him but I think #2 son goes to the barber. Doing it yourself sure saves a lot of money though.

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  10. Well, you and Resident Chef are quite the dynamic duo! Glad your haircut turned out well. Cousin Kim has her beautician’s license (is it still even called that?) and so does Bruce’s daughter Stacy. We haven’t been anywhere but our kitchen for haircuts for decades! Thanks for the link to those free quilt patterns from Fat Quarter Shop. I never realized they had such a wide variety!

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    1. I have no idea what the licenses are called these days - I'm sure it's something different than what we know anyway. Glad you enjoyed the link!

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  11. Good luck with the haircut. I wish that more people would take the advice of your quote today. Surely it would be a good time for it.

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    1. Hair turned out fine, might not be absolutely perfect but looks good to me! And yes, too bad more people wouldn't pay attention to that quote.

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  12. Good quality tools are inspiring for getting a job done well. Funny... I have cut my hair for years (almost 23 - I just did the math), but after this year I'm giving thought to getting myself into a hair stylist and maybe getting a perm. Not for curls, but for body. I haven't had a perm in probably 30 years or more. I'm talking big right now. We'll see if I actually do it.

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    1. I don't dare have a perm - had one the summer before I went to high school and it absolutely fried my hair. It didn't grow for over a year. Since then my hairdresser has said no way - she's not going to even think about it. One more reason why I keep it short.

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  13. Good luck with hair cutting. The right tools are important. I cut my husband's hair. I do go to the hairdresser for my haircut..

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    1. It came out fine so it was a good investment in the proper tool.

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