Back for day 3 of the A-Z Challenge 2016?
For today we have C is for...
See-saw (also called a teeter-totter)
noun - a long plank balanced in the middle on a fixed support, on each end of which children sit and swing up and down by alternately pushing the ground with their feet
verb - to change rapidly and repeatedly from one position, situation, or condition to another and back again
Did you know...?
the seesaw was thought to have been invented in Korea in the 17th century by girls who wanted to see beyond the confines of their walled courtyards
the world's largest see-saw, built in 2010, measures 79' 2" (24.13m) long and 6' 10" (2.82m) high
the longest time continuously spent on a see-saw was set in 2004 at 75 hours 10 minutes (ouch!)
I couldn't find any specific see-saw charts to show you so broadened my search to playground equipment:
Slippery Slide by Country Companions
Merry Go Round by Soda Stitch
Humpty on a Swing by Scott Gustafson (HAED)
My personal Cs:
Crohn's disease - an illness I had in my 20s and from which I am now in remission. I weighed just 6st 4lbs (88lbs / 40kg) when the doctors finally realised the medication was not working and I needed an operation.
Clacton-on-Sea - the town in Essex in which I was born and raised.
Cockatiels - I have two very tame very mischievous cockatiels who enjoy "keeping me company" whilst stitching by pulling out threads and nicking my needles. I don't stitch on big or important projects when in their company!
And finally my finished pieces for the letter C are:
stitched way back in 2000
These were such a fun stitch each involving just three main colours and some grey backstitching. I was lucky enough to find matching aperture cards and still love them all now!
How are you enjoying my A-Z at the moment? Let me know.Rachel x