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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Mystery of the Little Clock

It was this time last year that I was travelling all
over Europe.

While on our last stop in London, I happened to find a lovely little shop selling Royal Doulton with a  30 % off sale!  Now, I was very disappointed that I did not buy a Louis XIII clock when touring the Palace of Versailles.  So I really wanted a little clock and this one would do as reminder of my travels.  ( The truth is I still want that Louis clock, and I am going to have to go back to France to get it) - but I digress - I bought this little clock and was so pleased with myself.
So I have had this clock in the wall unit, and not really realised it is keeping time, but not the right time!  So, I will have to wind it forward........... but I looked and I looked and I could not find a winder or anything that kept it going!  I looked into the bottom of the clock and there was no way you could set it through the little holes in the bottom....  I asked my husband and he looked at me blankly - I thought men knew everything!
Then a while ago, a friend visited me to do some quilting, and when I told her my problem, she just smiled and said   " Oh, I worked in a jewellery shop, I know how to fix it " and with that she popped the front face out with her fingernail and adjusted the time and popped it back into its little resting place!  What about that !

4 comments:

Jules said...

Clever huh! That is a very sweet little clock.

Sue said...

I would have been with you.... clueless as to how to reset the time. It's always the obvious. My husband would have figured it out in a second like your friend. I think each of us have different pathways or styles of problem solving. I'm sticking with you Sandy! The little clock is adorable.

Stitch1Peta said...

Glad to see you are still with us why don't you make a doll for fun. That is a beautiful clock.. see you at the next meeting.
Peta

Sandy Pine said...

Yes, a doll for fun would be good. Time is my enemy. When I find time...............

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