Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A new project in the making

I quite randomly found these wonderful picture frames the other day. Aren't they lovely?

It was lunchtime at work. Usually I eat lunch at my desk, but on this day I rummaged around in my handbag and only managed to turn up a manky tissue, an old nail file, and my address book. Nothing nutritious there, and certainly no lunch in sight.

I clearly remembered getting my sprouts and tuna out of the fridge at home.... and then, just as clearly remembered walking out the front door without taking them with me. Oops

So a bought lunch was in order. I went out to the cafe in the back lane and ordered some sort of scrumptious toasted concoction, and while it was being prepared I went for a little amble to stretch my legs. Around the side and a few metres down the road, there was a warehouse sale on. And you know how I am about bargains, so naturally I went inside.

I did the classic window-shopper thing. Ho-ed and hum-ed my way around the space, picking things up and putting them down again. I saw a very nice bakers stand that I thought would look good on the back verandah, all potted out with spring flowers. But too big, at six feet there was no way I was going to be able to fit it in the car.

Just as I was on my way out, these frames caught my eye.Looking at the gorgeous carvings on corners made me feel all warm and curly inside.

So I bought as many as I could afford, because I have a plan in mind for them ....

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Guilt trip from Grimth

Grimth is sitting on the kitchen bench and giving me the death stare.

I think he's been reading my email. He knows I've had a series of bewildered enquiries from people about why I haven't been blogging, and he's guilting me out about it.

It's very disconcerting to be impaled by the eyes of a cute little furry animal.

I resolve to do better, readers. In between the new job and  .... well, really it's just the new job, actually. I get home and I'm exhausted! In a happy, fulfilled kind of exhausted way, but nevertheless I'm generally asleep before you can say "internet".

It's fascinating to note though, that as my time for blogging and sewing has diminished,my desire to do so has exponentially increased. I find I'm a little more fractious, a little less patient, than I usually am when I have everything nicely in balance. As a rule I generally have a very long fuse; but when I'm out of whack this fuse gets a lot shorter.

So Grimth had better be careful!*

(note: this is an empty threat and employed as a dramatic device only. Please do not write me angry letters about animal cruelty. That cat has got it good, and he knows it.)