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November 26th, 2010 - 10:36 pm § in holidays, library/dining

outside our windows

The Christmas lights were officially turned on tonight. They even had a stage show with fireworks threatening to set the canopy on fire, a snow machine spewing out snow over the crowd (I wonder what would have happened if it had started actually snowing?) , various local performing groups (of, ahem,[...]

September 17th, 2010 - 10:01 pm § in library/dining, tools

Farrow & Ball planters

Yep, it’s been a while. This is because we’ve been having houseguests over, mainly, plus lots of other social activity, and while I’ve been slowed down on the home front, I haven’t been inactive, so now I’m going to play catch-up on the blog. So, I’ll just jump ri[...]

August 17th, 2010 - 9:33 pm § in library/dining, thinking

mark the spot

Yes. I’ll admit it. I’m the kind of person who alphabetizes her CD collection. Luckily, I no longer have a CD collection, as it’s now all on my drives. But these, designed by Hiroshi Sasagawa, are cute. I may have to steal this idea somewhat. Get some quilting template materials, o[...]

August 13th, 2010 - 9:06 pm § in DIY, library/dining, tools

diy anaglypta repair

After a lovely but quick dinner out between J’s working hours, I spent a slightly boring but meditative hour repairing anaglypta with filler (UK)/spackle (US). I discovered that an unbent paper clip with a loop on one end makes an excellent tiny little sculpting tool. However, afterwards, I go[...]

August 6th, 2010 - 10:35 pm § in library/dining, tools

anaglypta touchups

Anaglypta is kind of like “Kleenex” or “Xerox”, in that all three companies are so closely associated with their products that even products that are made by competitors are sometimes known as “xeroxes”, “kleenex” or “anaglypta.” Educationa[...]

July 26th, 2010 - 1:19 am § in library/dining, thinking

dining room pics

I now have pictures! Here’s the dining room in all it’s tomato-ey glory. It’s actually slightly darker than actual tomato, and slightly less orange. It’s a large space, and as I said earlier, I mean for it to be a multi-purpose room. J and I like to wake up slowly in the morn[...]