Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tomorrow starts National Blog Posting month, so I'm going to try again to post every day in November. It's fun and very challenging. I don't know if I can find enough to talk about for 30 blog posts in a row, but I'm going to try.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

 How can a dog this big:

Make himself this small:


My latest knitting project:

And the cabinets have arrived. Guess I know what we're doing this weekend!

Friday, October 22, 2010

My bead room

This mess is my bead room. It has become a catch-all for my craft supplies. I recently ordered some cabinets to organize it into a pleasant place to create and to keep my stuff. Right now I have knitting supplies in the living room all over the place and I'd like for them to go into the bead room as well.

This is a picture of the kind of cabinets I ordered. The drawers are 12 x 12" and are 1", 2" and 3.5" deep. I hope I have enough room for all of my supplies. 

Here's another view of the mess:

And another:

Here is where I store my seedbeads. This is the "neutral" drawer.

This is the group of supplies I bring to the bead retreat. It usually stays packed until I go the next time. I also have my crystals, other beads and silver findings in these boxes. They have no other permanent home and they need one.

I'd like to put a little comfy chair in this corner.

The cabinets will go against this wall.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Dog stuff

Here's a post about my dogs! Bobby is lying in Gary's cat bed. It's amazing to me how small Bobby can make himself. He's a largeish Boston Terrier but he sure can make himself into a tiny ball.

Java has been wearing a diaper and a onesie to keep the diaper on. I never thought I'd be diapering my dog, but you have to do what you have to do! She doesn't really like it, but I think she's cute in a flashdance kind of way.

Here's the both of them, trying their mind control on me to get me to feed them. It's not working.

And this video is what Java does when she really wants to boss me around.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The pond has been all planted and is almost ready for winter. The pump will be removed and stored in a bucket of water for the winter and a recirculator will be put in the bottom of the pond to keep the water from freezing solid. There is a net over the top to prevent the fall leaves from gunking up the bottom of the pond. I can't wait until it's time to plant the water plants and to put fish in. Hurry spring!

Java is still getting better. No sign of any relapse so far. I was actually able to get out to the studio a couple of days this week and make some beads. Having new glass and new techniques to try sure helps my motivation. I also want to reorganize my bead room upstairs so it's a pleasant place to be. That's going to be my project for the winter.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Things are pretty good around here. The leaves are turning gorgeous colors and it's a beautiful day today. Java is feeling much better, though the prednisone is turning her into a pee machine. Bobby is great and as goofy as ever and Gary the cat had a tooth pulled but seems to be doing fine.

Last weekend I went to the bead retreat and sold some beads, which was fun. I didn't have a lot of new ones, but I promised to have some at the next one. I haven't had much time to make beads because Java needs to be tended to: let her out; clean up pee; let her out; clean up more pee, etc. She will eventually be weaning off the prednisone so hopefully as she comes off it the peeing will slow down.