Day 06 – A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day.
Seriously. I would love to get inside this cat’s brain.
Also, Winston has just a ton of whiskers. I don’t know what the average amount of whiskers per cat is, but I get the feeling Winston is on the far end of the bell curve. He has Whiskers on the front of his cheeks, the back of his cheeks, his eyebrows, his chin, and his elbows. Beat that, other cats.
So, I promised pictures. Here’s the best I can come up with:
The accomplishments of Summer 2010. I suppose.
I’ve finally begun to tackle my pile of almost-perfect clothing. Half of it is skirts that need shortening. That fuzzy sumptuous lump in the upper left corner is Winston’s groin. You’re welcome.
This image was supposed to be vertical, but I’m far too lazy to change it. I’ve pieced my first quilt, and begun hand-quilting it. The quilt is 5×6′, made of fifteen blocks with a fly-by-night border on two of the sides. I’ll give it a proper post eventually, maybe.
I love this fuzzylump. He’s such a jerk most of the time.
I’ve been on a hat-making rampage for a while now. I wish I were capable of working on one rampage at once. Anyway, this is a lovely bulky wool beret. It’s from a book, and I have no desire to link you to the pattern. I think I’ll make every hat in the book, so when that happens maybe I’ll let you know where it’s from.
This corner of my magnet board is pretty devoted to embroidery. Clockwise from the bottom left corner: a color-your-own Toulouse-Lautrec that I’d love to embroder (it’s so sensuous), a Bowie cross-stitch pattern, a beautiful drawing of a fox that local artist Jess Smart Smiley has given me permission to embroider, a drawing of feathers that I’ve been hanging on to for months, a swarm of jellyfish from a SpongeBob Square Pants book that I think would be great embroidered and hung in Grady’s room, my kitten calendar, a bunch of peacock feathers from a long-forgotten thrifting trip, a fedora, and the pamphlet for the International Peace Gardens. I know. I’m so interesting right now. Don’t let the excitement throw you into a panic.
Tips for growing strawberries from Tipnut. I’ve only heard sad stories about trying to grow strawberries in a home garden in my county. The birds always get them. My grandpa used to paint rocks red and hide them along the borders of his strawberry patch so the birds would hurt their beaks and then get scared off, but I don’t know if that worked. This year my neighbor has covered his patch with garden fencing to keep birds out – we’ll see if that works. I wasnt’ going to try for any berries at all this year, but then some beautiful little blackberry plants kind of fell into my lap. I’m assuming my local squirrell population will get to the fruit before I do, but there’s still hope. Bla, bla, bla, just another blogger talking about her garden.
Winston would tear this cat house from Sew Take a Hike to shreds. Like as soon as I set it on the floor it would be demolished and vomited on. But it sure is cute.
This tutorial for making candles in a crockpot is awesome, because I’m always on the lookout for new things to do with my crockpot. So far I can make some great not-refried beans, and that’s about it. And also I’ve been saving all of my used candlewax since I was like thirteen. I’d love to make traditional dipped candles, but that’s just not realistic right now.
These framed succulents are just beautiful. Unfortunately my garden is being overrun by a succulent-y looking weed, so while I recognize the beauty of this idea, just seeing it makes me angry.
Ah! I’m saving up little jars for this – my craft room will eventually look so awesome. I’m really excited about it. And I think this is a really rare kind of storage; it seems both baby- and cat-proof. And spider-proof! And mouse-proof!
This is neither baby- or cat- (or spider- or mouse-) proof. But wouldn’t it be lovely next to a puffy armchair?
Next year I want to start a lot more of my plants indoors, and I’m preparing for it well ahead of time. It might not happen, because I’m still completely clueless about where to put it – I don’t know of any baby-proof places in the house that get good sun. Anyway, check out these tips for starting from seed.
More throwpillows! I want to use that freezer-paper design for a dress for Grady. Maybe a pillowcase dress, with a gathered neck.