Monday, May 31, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For the H.O.P.S.F.

...who is making me wear BLACK... JUNE.
But at least it won't be floral...or poofy.

Monday, May 24, 2010

iStitch - Current WIP

"Lavender Hill"
by Little House Needleworks
DMC on 32 count Light Mocha Belfast

Cause It's Been Like...A Week...

...since you saw new pictures of the cat.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Things I Grew Up With

(this little guy was stitched by my mom...decades ago)


I`m in love with a big blue frog,
A big blue frog loves me.
It`s not as bad as it appears
He wears glasses and he`s six foot three.

Well I`m not worried about our kids,
I know they`ll turn out neat.
They`ll be great lookin` `cause they`ll have my face,
great swimmers `cause they`ll have his feet!

Well I`m in love with a big blue frog,
A big blue frog loves me.
He`s not as bad as he appears,
He`s got rhythm and a PhD.

Well I know we can make things work
He`s got good fam`ly sense.
His mother was a frog from Philadelphia
His daddy an enchanted prince.

The neighbors are against it and it`s clear to me
And it`s prob`ly clear to you
They think value on their property will go right down
If the family next door is blue.

Well I`m in love with a big blue frog
A big blue frog loves me
I`ve got it tattooed on my chest
It says P.H.R.O.G. (It`s frog to me!)

- performed by Peter, Paul & Mary

The Things I Spend Money On

Wednesday Afternoon

Viva La Midget

It's Midget Hide-and-Seek!
Can you find the kitty??

There he is!!

I swear, he was looking straight into the camera until I pushed the button.

And now he's trying to make me dizzy... I spin in circles trying to get a picture...

...more spinning...
(Hurray for Red Converse All-Stars!)

...and I give up!

Again, straight into the camera until I pushed the button.

The fuzzy punk.

*Insert sound of cat flopping down onto the carpet here*

He's thinking about taking a nap.

"Oh. Are you still here?"


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For LibraryDiva

...cause she'll appreciate this!

A Funny

...for my fellow history major friends.

Too Cute

For the DivaMom

Thoughtful Tuesday

To A Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest, with the Plough

Small, crafty, cowering, timorous little beast,
O, what a panic is in your little breast!
You need not start away so hasty
With hurrying scamper!
I would be loath to run and chase you,
With murdering plough-staff.

I'm truly sorry man's dominion
Has broken Nature's social union,
And justifies that ill opinion
Which makes thee startle
At me, thy poor, earth born companion
And fellow mortal!

I doubt not, sometimes, but you may steal;
What then? Poor little beast, you must live!
An odd ear in twenty-four sheaves
Is a small request;
I will get a blessing with what is left,
And never miss it.

Your small house, too, in ruin!
Its feeble walls the winds are scattering!
And nothing now, to build a new one,
Of coarse grass green!
And bleak December's winds coming,
Both bitter and keen!

You saw the fields laid bare and wasted,
And weary winter coming fast,
And cozy here, beneath the blast,
You thought to dwell,
Till crash! the cruel plough past
Out through your cell.

That small bit heap of leaves and stubble,
Has cost you many a weary nibble!
Now you are turned out, for all your trouble,
Without house or holding,
To endure the winter's sleety dribble,
And hoar-frost cold.

But little Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!

Still you are blest, compared with me!
The present only touches you:
But oh! I backward cast my eye,
On prospects dreary!
And forward, though I cannot see,
I guess and fear!

- Robert Burns (1785)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cause HistoryDiva is Totally Awesome

Those would be the flowers I sent to my mom for Mother's Day. I arranged for them to arrive at her office on Tuesday, so that they could sit on her desk and look pretty and make her co-workers jealous. Cause I'm awesome and thoughtful like that.


TiaDiva and the Green Thumb

So TiaDiva has this fondness for things that grow in the dirt. She gets this from our grandfather, who has the super power of being able to simply look in the direction of a plant and making it burst into bloom. I swear! The man is a gardening superhero.

Me? Not so much. If it flowers, it will die screaming right in front of me no matter what I do. Oddly, if it doesn't flower it seems to do fine around I inherited half of that superpower.

But TiaDiva seems to have gotten a full dose of this skill in her DNA.

So the Divas and the Midget share space with various potted compatriots.

See these lovely impatiens soaking up the sunshine?

When TiaDiva brought this hanging basket home two weeks ago, there was one skinny green weed thing growing in the center of it..and look at it now.

Freaking super powers.

Sporky rises from the dead!!


An experiment in strawberries.

And the succulents that got ignored all winter? Yeah, they've doubled in size.