anne_d: (Dandelions)
We went to the Ren Faire today. At least, 3/4 of us went; Kitty decided to stay home. photos follow )

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Apr. 6th, 2014 02:57 pm
anne_d: (DunceKaTe)
It's been just over a week since the earth moved under Brea and surrounding environs. Things are quieting down again, although we had another 1.9 this afternoon which was quite a sharp jolt.

So, in celebration of the reduction, if not cessation, in aftershocks, I present the south wall of the livingroom, the family gallery, untouched by human hands since before the earthquake. As you can see, it's been a rocky and rolly week. Perhaps next week I'll get around to straightening all those frames... Please excuse the blurriness, it was dark and the shutter speed was on the slow side )
anne_d: (Happycat)
Saturday morning, and I did not sleep much at all. At 5:30, I decided that since it was cat-feeding time anyway, and I was wide awake, I might as well get up. The cats are alternating between eating and begging for OUT. Since it's dark outside, OUT is definitely Not On.

I am trying to decide what to sort first - the jewelry boxes that walked off the shelf in the bedroom, or the studio. The jewelry boxes, which are of the tall with a rotating earring carousel sort, were upside down in a basket of mending. So no broken glass, but lots of earrings mixed in with the mending. That's probably more of a pottering with Car Talk project. The stuff in the studio, well, I guess I'll start by picking things up off the floor, then see what broke on the shelves, then decide what gets put back up and what doesn't. Too much, I think I'll start by making lists.

I had the local Eyewitless News on for a bit. Looks like there's some serious damage in Fullerton, apartments red-tagged and water mains broken, and of course lots of shots through glass doors of stores with exploded shelves in La Habra. I wonder if the paper is here yet? It's late, which is not surprising, as I think our delivery people live in La Habra. I do hope they're okay.

It's going to be a long day, but at least we aren't hurt, and there doesn't seem to be any damage to the house, although we'll know more when it's light.

By the way, Earthquake Weather? No such thing. Earthquake Weather My Arse.

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Mar. 28th, 2014 09:37 pm
anne_d: (Hammer Horror)
That 3.6? That was a foreshock. We just got a 5.1, followed shortly by another 3.6. Also a bunch of little wee ones, but we don't count those.

So far, we have a bunch of broken wineglasses and small bric-a-brac and lots of things on the floor. I'll be digging out the epoxy tomorrow. Wineglasses aren't worth it, but the half-doll certainly is. I guess I'd better go check the bedroom and push stuff back onto shelves before we get a encore.

I don't think I'll be going out tomorrow...
anne_d: (Dandelions)
We just had an earthquake. 3.6, a couple miles WNW of us, so right in the neighborhood and practically underneath us. There was a bit of a rumble, then one good sharp jolt and some rattling. So far, no apparent damage, but everybody including the cats were a bit freaked.

We've all calmed down now, but for a while, I'll be jumping every time the wind makes a branch creak or a big truck drives down the alley. It's California. Earthquakes are what we do.
anne_d: (Frida)
I still have to figure out where to hang it, and find something to use as a rod, but that can wait a bit. The important thing is, it's done. Rainbow colors, yay )
anne_d: (Frida)
I've finished the quilt itself, at least I think so. Now all it needs is backing and binding, and a sleeve on the back for the rod with which to hang it. Cut for photo, because it's a bit big )
anne_d: (Default)
I've been working on the second lesson of the art quilt class. I finally got enough done to share on the Joggles forums, so I thought I might as well share here too. Read more )
anne_d: (Frida)
This is the online class I'm working on currently. Tammy Gilley's Boho Art Quilt Class

Lesson one was quilt block construction. Here's the quilt block, all basted down on the batting and muslin backing: Thus endeth the first lesson )
anne_d: (Frida)
I finished my assemblage bird kit last night, and took photos this morning, before the cats' appointments. It's a bird, it's a collage, it's an assemblage )
anne_d: Emily Dickinson (Emily Dickinson)
Lesson the 5th and Last. Yes, it's done, and within the week, too. Sometimes I amaze even myself. )
anne_d: Emily Dickinson (Emily Dickinson)
Finished another lesson before the next one rolled in... Photos and all that )
anne_d: (Frida)
This is the first class in a very long while in which I'm keeping up along with the schedule. Of course, that means letting non-essential housekeeping chores go, but it's not like the vacuuming can't wait... And besides, it's fun, and even I deserve some fun. So there, life )

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Jul. 9th, 2013 06:43 am
anne_d: (2Willows)
Just when the world needs it most, The Glenn Beck Conspiracy Generator. Because you never know when you might need a conspiracy theory. Hee.

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