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I am stressed beyond the telling of it, so - I'm going to post some photos from a few days ago. One afternoon, Emily spotted a red-shouldered hawk, hanging out on a telephone pole just across the street. I took a few photos. Who's a pretty birdie, then? )
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I finished the last bits of gluing yesterday. Yay. Kitty fell in love with one of them, so I handed them out around the family last night. That still leaves seven, which I photographed this morning. Behold )
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Paul is out on the front porch, preparing for the annual influx of small visitors. The pumpkins are carved, I successfully repaired a large fake candle that flickers and makes weird noises, and Kitty's lent us hers, so it's sounding eldrich out there. The cauldron is filled with treats and waiting just inside the door. Paul even got out my Dia de los Muertos decorations and hung them.

While we wait for dark, in honor of today's festive holiday, an appropriate poem. It's also the one my parents gave me when I was ordered to memorize and recite one, back in elementary school. I can still recite it, and have, back when the Daughters were young enough to appreciate such things. So, without further ado, enter at your peril )
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People who are owned by cats, do you find that longer-haired cats have rougher tongues? Shadow is shorthaired, Patches is fluffy Angora longhaired, and I think Patches' tongue is much rougher.
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Emily has her camera again.

The weather is less hot this week.

Therefore, Emily has been going to the bigger, farther away parks.

Monday, I dropped her off at Cal State to visit the arboretum. Today, I dropped her at Tri City. She blogged about both, see here and scroll down. So anyway, this morning, I had the house to myself for a couple of hours. I decided to take advantage of the opportunity by finishing up the Tibetan bead project. Bracelet Quartet )
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Here's my mala beads: not shiny, but pretty nevertheless )


Aug. 26th, 2015 05:29 pm
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After the bad night and getting up far too early, I went back to bed for a couple of hours. That actually helped; I started playing around with the materials for a birthday present I wanted to make, got going, and [shock gasp] finished it. And here it is )
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I played with shiny things today. Read more )
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Yeah, that's the name of the class. Sorry.

So, another UFO is finally finished. Shiny things )
anne_d: (Hope with feathers)
Over the weekend, I finished another online class project, Textured Freeform Embroidery. It's only been, um, a year or so... But it's done and I've been putting things away, so go me.

Anyway, here it is. )
anne_d: (Frida)
Paul is taking tomorrow and Friday off for his annual manly man vision quest aka driving far away vacation. He was planning on heading out directly from work, but decided to drop by to pick up a few things he forgot and/or thought of later. So he did, and he's on his way north to someplace around Coalinga, to spend the night at a motel, then the next few days driving back along the San Andreas fault.

But that's not important here. What is important is that I decided to take a day off (ha, as if) to work on a small shiny thing project. And here it is. )
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I've been fiddling around with a little brass telescope pendant and some other bits for a while. Today I finally put it all together. Now all I need is an excuse to wear it. my shiny thing )
anne_d: (Frida)
It's been a long, stressful, and depressing week. So today after I'd got the wash going and walked to the market, I blew off the usefuls and played.

I made a shiny thing. Then I took a picture of it, and the last shiny thing I made, too. Look, shiny! )
anne_d: (Susan Cloak)
This morning, I finished the moonface pendant. another shiny thing )
anne_d: (Susan Cloak)
I decided to take a day off from my online watercolor class and do what I felt like doing. These had been sitting and waiting for inspiration since I bought the pendant some years ago, and today it all came together. So I made a shiny thing. Wanna see my shiny thing? )
anne_d: (Susan Cloak)
My collection of vintage My Little Ponies, all over my "studio" (actually a 10x10 "bonus room" where I also have to keep most of my work, but it's mine all mine). cut for photos )


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