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. )
anne_d: (Susan Cloak)
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)
I stayed home today and worked and worked... And we're done )
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 )
anne_d: (Susan Cloak)
I've finished the first of my felt birds, a wug. Cut for photos )
anne_d: (Frida)
I finished All The Hearts, so here's a photo of the lot. The colors are a bit brighter in real life, but you can get the general idea.
Hearts )
anne_d: (Dandelions)
It's a loverly loverly Spring, and there are baby bluebirds peeking out of the nest boxes at our local park.

Elder Daughter has photographic evidence. Baby dinosaurs sure are weird-looking.
anne_d: (Dandelions)
We went to the Ren Faire today. At least, 3/4 of us went; Kitty decided to stay home. photos follow )


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.


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.


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