BAD KITTY, SPIKE UPDATE, & PROJECTS.
Greetings to all of bloglandia on this sunny,
102 in the shade Saturday.
I look at that thermometer on my North facing window
('they' say it will be 112 on Monday!)
But that is not the reason for my post today.
I have Cat Tales
and project sharing.
That almost sounded like the beginning of a Dr. Seuss story,
First the Cat Tales
Looking so nonchalant,
almost innocent, here in front of the gazing mirror
I am here to tell you she is neither!!!
because when I came into the computer room
to dreamtravel this morning
I could NOT
The mouse, (and I don't mean the four-legged kind) would not budge.
That crazy little curser
(do you wonder why they called it that...today I knew!!)
stayed exactly in the same spot no matter how many times I slammed it against the mousepad.
walking around to the front of the desk and looking down to the cord connection
SHE has been at it again!!!
Yes, this is what she did while I slept last night.
Let me give you the lowdown on what this feline has ruined
and I will spare you the total $$$
Three mouse cords
one computer power cord
two cell phone charger cords.
one extension cord.
Do you see a pattern here??
It's all about cords.
The harder to replace and more expensive...the better.
But today before I went into a tailspin (pun intended)
I remembered a cordless mouse I received from a benefit gift bag
several months ago.
Yipppeeeee........One less CORD to be in danger.
Now, an update on my other, quieter and well behaved pet
This was taken yesterday with my phone camera as he stared at me while I worked
he loves me. At least that is what I tell myself.
and that is him slightly puffing out his side fins preparing to 'fight'
as the camera comes in close.
He hasn't grown much, but he is doing really well there at the Desk of Drama
and I took the photo so that my friend Cat
(not the 4-legged brat here)
could see that our little guy was doing really well.
Spike sends his love, my friend. xox
O.K. now for what I've been up to when not at the DESK.
This was a sneak peek for the
Something Old, Something New
that was held over at A Swap for all Seasons
My partner was Tania and I gathered the required
Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
items and wrapped, ribboned, and placed in a pretty box
and off it went.
It was quite fun to put it all together
and it was the first time I joined in over
at Linda's blog.
In the middle of that I was creating a closet.
A little closet to be exact.
For the Marie Antoinette Mail Art group. I hostessed a swap called:
Her Royal Closet.
We were to use a hinged box and create our interpretation of Marie Antoinette closet.
It was a one for one swap and we knew who our partners were
which is always fun.
It's nice to make for each other.
My partner, Debi, love, love, loves pink.
So pink I did!
I painted the closet in layers of gold and pink with a little blue stippling
then began to fru-fru the front, top, sides and back.
Could that birdie BE any glitzier?!
She even has a rhinestone
Then the fun REALLY began
on the inside front I layered a parlor image,
Marie in her nightgown holding
her WELL BEHAVED cat,
and two other kitties kitting on a sofa.
The chandelier is a fabulous miniature I was given
and it worked perfectly.
Darling little crystals hanging freely from it.
The curtain valance is fashioned from my favorite pink dupioni silk
and I used a box-pleat technique to keep it rather formal.
Marie also holds a long stem, paper rose.
The other and deeper side was even more fun
I cut a piece of balsa wood and covered it with the same paper
that backed the closet. Don't you just love that rose paper?!
and that became a shelf to hold her fan, a vase of paper roses,
a little perfume bottle created from a silver bead
and tiny crystal tear drop,
a necklace made from tiny freshwater pearls and a small blue sapphire,
and a silver birdcage I've had for a few years that has a free swinging bird inside.
Below the shelf is a gown that is being created and still on the 'mannequin'
lace, ribbon and silk chiffon..and bit of sparkle and a teeny, tiny, bird nest.
to the right of the dress is a small wooden chest painted..pink of course, and inside it holds pink marabou for a future hat and a golden crown.
I can tell you that the other closets that have been created in this
swap are over the top gorgeous
and this is by far, the most beautiful and fun swap I've ever participated in...
Most of us are planning another closet to do just for fun.
I have not opened the closet that Debi sent me as of yet.
because I want it to be a surprise
and since she is on vacation and awaiting MY closet, I wanted to wait until she got home.
There is fun in the anticipation for me.
I know many would have ripped that box open
the moment it arrived..
......but this is one of my little quirks.
So that's it my friends. And now I must go check on the ever naughty, princess of the nest
that ball of black fur.........because I am sure she is up to no good!!!
Posted by Rella