crap crap crap!

Like I didn't already have enough to do! Let's just add one more freaking thing to the list of annoyances. Went to put my contacts in and when rinsing the right one I rinsed the damn thing right into my sink. My bathroom sink where my cat likes to sleep. As I plucked it out of the sink I had for one horrifying moment a vision of rubbing my open eyes on my CAT. After catching myself grimacing I tore the offending lens into pieces so my sense of thrift wouldn't tempt me to try to sanatize and salvage. Eewww.
But isn't he cute?


for whom the cat whines

Aparrently he whines for me. Or rather, he whines at me. I was sitting on the couch, sewing on the interminable halloween costumes, when my cat comes out and starts whining at me. He is normally very talkative (read: mouthy) and his talking isn't out of the ordinary. But I swear today it was like, "What is it Lassie? It Timmy stuck in the well?" Well, there was no Timmy, and my cat's name is Gus, but the well was apparently dry. The water was empty. We have an automatic water dispenser thingy, I think almost 2 liters, and my water whore of a cat gets VERY pissy when it nears empty. But who could resist this?


patron saints

Okay, seriously...is their a patron saint of appliances? I ask because I wished and wished for a new stove and voila! A brand new shiny stove. It's soo pretty, and shiny and NOT Harvest Gold.
This stove has a peculiarity though. When you light it, and there is no pan on the stove it sounds like a blow torch. It's actually sort of creepy. But I won't complain any more. Now I just need to work on a new window screen, that should be easier than a stove right?

I have 8 days left to make 2 Halloween costumes. I need to make a billowy white shirt for the husband (have I mentioned I'm sewing machine simple?), oh and I have no pattern. I also need to make my Goddess of the Harvest Costume. I have the head piece done, and that took me 2 hours to finish, but it's cool.

In addition to 2 costumes, I also have a huge creepy flying decortion to make. The hands are formed but still need to be painted, and then the whole thing needs to be assembled. Then disassembled, because it won't fit the car otherwise. Fun. But really, I need to finish this because I am tired of waking up to this......

Hopefully some completed pictures to come. Hopefully.



I got an email on Etsy the other day from someone in West Palm Beach, Florida. He wants me to make bracelets for him to sell on consignment. I asked for a copy of his business license and a copy of the consignment agreement. He's sending them so now I guess I just wait. I'm kind of excited. I think.

On the home front I may be getting a new stove! A brand new, shiny stove. The one I have is 30+ years old and one of the knobs sheared off in my hand about 2 weeks ago. So I have only 3 burners instead of 4. Which is really starting to irk me becasue I have to make applesauce soon, the granny smiths should be hitting the shelves en mass pretty soon and I can't boil applesauce AND run a canner on the back burners (wouldn't you know it, it was a front burner!). WAAAY too hard, not to mention ever so slightly more dangerous. Chances are I'll break a few jars when I put them in the water anyway (always do), and chances are I'll burn myself various and sundry times anyway. But hey, lets not temp fate anymore than is strictly necessary!
About the old stove: It is "Harvest Gold", takes FOREVER to light (think... "Whatever was that exploding noise that just came from the kitchen?"), and is is actually called the Hollywood. The stove guys were here the other day trying to fix it and now I keep smelling gas that I wasn't smelling before. I can find no discernable leaks, and both pilots are lit so WTF? I checked it like the Gas Company dude showed me and nothing. Am I smelling a gas leak in my imagination? I know my imagination is a bit overactive but I didn't think that could make OTHER people smell it too. The Husband smells it too. Ha! Vindicated!!
So, pray to the patron saint of appliances for me that I get a new stove!


Sampler: Vol2

So, I just completed my second sampler, in record time I might add for all the procrastinating I did! this months contribution will include 50 pairs of beaded earring in glass, wood, shell, and hematite. The gray ones took about 5 hours, a wire stuck in the side of my foot and glass in my hand for ten pairs.

sheesh! The things I put myself through. Now I just have to packlage all the little buggers.

Also, I heard that Fox is doing an AbFab remake. I thought...Suckoville next stop! But then I read that it has Jennifer Saunders blessing and her hand in its creation, AND that it is supposed to pick up Patsy and Edina in Los Angeles. Also, that Saunders and Lumley are reprising their roles. So my suck-o-meter rating dropped a little. Now the only thing that can screw it up is the american FCC, and we all know THAT would NEVER happen. .

Even the Husband was appalled when I told him about the American remake and he has only seen one or two episodes. So I don't know if he is outraged on my behalf, or just outraged on the behalf of legit comedy everywhere. either way, I rather enjoyed it. :)


guns and donuts

I saw the funniest damn thing tonight I am kicking myself for not taking the camera. The husband and I went grocery shopping tonight, as we do every friday night, and when we left the store, there...across the parking lot were 2 cop cars..and four cops..eating donuts! Actually standing outside the donut shop, leaning on their cars, eating freaking donuts!! I was so bummed I didn't have a camera. :(
It was a total bad sitcom moment, but still hilarious!

Cooking skills

I'm trying a new recipe.

3 quarts water
6 tea bags, black
5 yards cheesecloth

boil water
steep tea 5 minutes
add cheese cloth
bring water to boil for 5 minutes
hang cheesecloth to dry
voila! 5 yards tea dyed cloth...oh, did I forget to mention that this is for a halloween project? :)

sooo excited!!

I bought an awesome set of dishes tonight. Why so excited?? These dishes were found when looking for something totally different and after rejecting dozens, no, HUNDREDS of other patterns. $97.39 including Los Angeles utterly ridiculous sales tax for 12 place settings. Not to shabby, AND the Husband and I actually agreed on them at first sight. A-mazing!


freaking brilliant

Okay, so I was listing stuff on my etsy page, and I was eating a seriously hot pickle. The pickle was finished, my mouth is still burning with just the memory. Well, lets just say I must be freaking brilliant because I decided that would be that opportune time to rub my right eye. It took me about 5 seconds to realize that that weird sensation in my eye was about to become waaaaay worse. Thankfully I had a headache today. Thankfully? you may ask why I say this, it's because...my head hurt really bad all day (still does) and because of that I was not wearing my contacts today! So I at least didn't ruin a pair of my ridiculously expensive contacts ($35 a box :/ ) by rubbing my eye vigorously or flushing them out with water into my sink. Which by the way, is my cats favorite place to SLEEP in this satan's hellfire we call hot weather. So, yeah. duh.

On a positive note I did get some stuff listed, the negative side is that I like everything I make and want to keep it all. (see previous post) I'm not real sure which is my favorite. I think right now it is a tie between the apricot jade and the fire agate. **sigh**