Thursday, 28 February 2008

Behind The Scenes...

of Etsy Barnett, things don't always run as smoothly as they might. Just look at this picture. Don't look at her, mum, says merlin, Look at me.... I'm far more beautiful than she is!!! And I'm bigger! And she doesn't have whiskers, look at mine...mum...mum...

Sigh. I bet Picasso didn't have to put up with this!!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Isn't Spring Beautiful?

Snowdrops in my garden on Sunday. Today, it's cold, cold, cold...but the snowdrops still look wonderful.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Thought For The Day

I came across this in a meditation reminder email, I think it's beautiful. I wish to live like that, also...strive to.

*I Will Not Die an Unlived Life*

I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.
I choose to risk my significance;
to live so that which came to me as seed
goes to the next as blossom
and that which came to me as blossom,
goes on as fruit.

--Dawna Markova, From "I Will Not Die an Unlived Life"

Saturday, 9 February 2008

No, Really, Mum...

See, I'll show you. And I'll show HER... Molly gets into the action. Sigh. All I was doing was taking a few pictures for Etsy, Molly gets jealous of Kassandra and whumph!

It should be Advo doing the complaining...he goes back to the vet on Monday morning for further surgery on his leg. That tooth hasn't shifted, and the vet is hoping they'll be able to remove it. Fingers crossed. Addie seems to be a bit of a celebrity; apparently it's rarely seen, this condition, apart from in I think every vet in the practice has looked at the x rays. Fortunately, at no extra charge!

Look At Me, Mum...

I'm an ornament. Really. Much better than that stinky doll...

Friday, 8 February 2008


When you only have one pair of glasses that you rely on for everything except close work, it pays to look after them, right? I managed to knock mine off the table, and one of the lenses fell out. Sadly, trying to get it back in again proved a step too far. I somehow managed to bend one of the legs out of kilter. This led to the vision of awfulness that you see in the photo (it helps to look at the closeup...). Robin said that they reminded him of Jack Duckworth's glasses in Coronation Street. This is Not A Good Look. So...guess who was at the optician's shop this morning? The girl who helped me said that that was the worst she'd seen in quite a while. Sigh. Still...all fixed, now!

Thursday, 7 February 2008


thy name is glasses... I've just spent a very frustrating fifty minutes putting my glasses back together. They fell off the table I was working at, along with the small toolbox that came with the Bernina...the box is fine, but the lens fell out of the glasses, and they're now very twisted, too. Sigh.

I have one eye that is shortsighted, and one that is longsighted. This means that I have very odd looking glasses, with one pebble lens, and one skinnymalinky lens; it is, of course, the former that falls out periodically. This means that I have two pairs of glasses, one for seeing in general and the other for close work. Yes, of course, it was the general sight pair that fell apart, seeing as how I was machine quilting at the time... I had visions (not very clear ones, admittedly) of having to get someone else to drive me to the optician tomorrow to Get Them Fixed. I suspect an optician's visit would be A Good Thing, but at least I can drive myself now. I may look somewhat odd as I do it, you understand, but that's a minor issue compared to being unable to see where one is going.
Mind you, the doll in the picture, Ukraina, has no eyes at all...things could be worse!