Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Several videos, and plenty of pictures, were taken of Emma, my Apricot Pug, completely and utterly enjoying the last remains of a peanut butter jar. This one is my favorite because she lays downs and actually holds the jar with her paw!
Watching her have this much fun made me realize that I really could get by in this life with just furbabies. I know, those of you with kids, it is not the same, I'm well aware. But clearly, for Princess Emma, there is nothing better than a peanut butter jar, it must be the closest thing to Heaven! What a life!
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Hurray, hurray! I checked out my mail a moment ago and I got something that I was waiting expectantly for! It's a 'Gone With the Wind' cross-stitch chart, bought from one of my favorite sellers off Ebay. I guess I'm starting a little collection, since I bought 'Scarlet' from her.I've talked about charts on my other blog, Adventures of a Jungletart. Don't confuse a chart with a kit. A chart will have a picture of what your finished product will look like, and the pattern itself, marked in color coded - and nothing more! No ready-to-use fabric, threads, or frame - those things you must go to your local craft store and buy. Decent/good charts should use DMC colors in my estimation since that's a standard. Also, a truly good pattern is not just chugged off a computer (there are programs now that pretty much anyone can use), at least not one that you are going to pay money for. I love my chart person because I know she really did put in the extra work, by hand, to make it an excellent chart.
As far as buying this latest chart goes, its certainly not for the sensibility on how much time it will take me to finish. These charts, when finished, are huge! It already takes me a semi-lifetime to do the adorable Stitch-n-Hangs (see my latest finished one below)!
I guess there are some things that utterly strick my fancy and deep and abiding love for certain movies/actors/actresses: Vivienne Leigh, actress that portrayed Scarlett in GWTW was bipolar in real life. Married to (Sir) Lawrence Olivier who dedicated himself to trying to help Vivienne, including with her constant insomnia. She died of tuberculosis in real life. She'll never die on the screen. If you have never thought to sit through the two-disk set of "Gone With The Wind," I highly, highly recommend it. If not, 'Tomorrow Is, Another Day', one of Scarlett's life-isms.
There are some things I find collectible and get a wee tad compulsive. Not to mention the price was insanely awesome and I knew my chart person was all about quality.
We have more to look forward to on this blog! We took a million pictures (and video!) of Emma dog enjoying the utter patootie out of a peanut-butter jar. That is a must see! Also, some adorable video of Paddy-Pug in super hyper, freaked out by my shoe, mode. I ran out of time today! Some of the stuff needs to be edited, so hopefully I can figure out how (or where on the web?) to edit out some sound. Tomorrow IS another day!:)
My God! As you can clearly see, he is the Iman of the kitty-kitty world. And he is mine!!:) He's an affectionate sweet-baby and I am often stunned when I see him sitting/lying throughout the house, he's a living, breathing statue. With enormous fangs! - that's only one reason we call him Freak Boy!:)
Sleeping during that time was fitful and I never physically ached so much in my life, which was odd, because it mostly went away when we left that area.
Anyhow, I actually finished this March 2007. I made it with my sweet Emma-dog in mind. She is my puggie-Princess!
I'm just getting to posting it now because it took me forever to take a picture of it, and since my Dad died, for me, it's hard to pinpoint the 'good stuff.' I probably should buy a book on grief, or look up that kind of thing on the net, because it's sooooo not over. I feel like I handle it all myself and shouldn't I have a therapist for these things? For anything?
Anyway, please enjoy today's Good Stuff.:)