A few probs around the house.

First up, Nutmeg.

In better days.
In better days.

Nutmeg isn’t mine, but she sure acts like it taking the best seat in the house and the cosy blanket.

She’s the Boy’s, who showed up with her a few months back when he came home from university.

Like we wouldn’t notice.

Yes she lives with him, but did he not know that when term’s over and the holidays show up he lives with us!

I love cats I do.

I have the fabulous Wally Walnut.


My constant companion, even if I don’t need his assistance all of the time.

And the rather fat, very heavy, but super cuddly Pickles.


Who would lay at my feet over subjecting me to her bone crushing love any day because she knows she could do with losing a few pounds.

I think I told you that one night I was dreaming I had a railway sleeper on my chest (don’t ask) and woke up to find pickles laying on me.

I was almost crushed to death in my sleep.

So despite the danger of broken bones, bruises, and strained backs when you try to lift obese animals, I love cats. They’re my favourite. So much so that P has told me that if I ever bring another one home it will be the last thing I do.

Like he thinks he can take me out.

I don’t think so!

But, I love P and am getting a little tired of the litter box myself, so I was just a little p.o.’d when the Boy brought Nutmeg home, and especially p.o.’d when on his latest visit this spring break the extremely cute, but incredibly clumsy Nutmeg had obviously been having one hell of a time ripping open her body on fences.


But that’s o.k. It only cost me $350 to put her back together because the Boy is broke.

Go figure.

I should get him the collar of shame to wear also, perhaps he’ll think twice next time when he can’t clean those tricky bits and keeps bumping into walls.

And then there’s the guinea pig…

Doesn’t everyone need one for their front hallway.


Needless to say I’m looking forward to the rodent going back to school also.

And then there’s the shoes.


The ones relegated to the studio because they got a bit too grungy for their own good.


Well they finally gave up the ghost and died.


It was somewhat of a relief really as the water was getting in.

So I had to buy a new pair which proved more complicated that it seems.

I wanted a nice, comfortable pair, but I didn’t want to spend too much on them as they would soon look the same as the old ones.

I’m a bit hard on studio shoes.

So I finally settled on these.


Which are definitely comfortable, but make my feet look stubby and my ankles fat.


Oh well we can’t have everything.

In other news, the studio looks like a bomb hit it.










Been doing a bit of snipping.

That’s a lot of mess for just five pairs of earrings.

For some bridesmaids, if they’ll have me.

Actually I made this also,


This is the back, which I’m kind of liking, but kind of repulsed by as it looks like the alien face thingy.


And, lastly for Cecilia.

I’m still doodling. I’m thinking of making some cross stitch patterns, but can’t make up my mind.

x stitch flower

That might just put me over the edge completely.


0 thoughts on “A few probs around the house.

  1. wiredweirdly

    I received that same blanket Nutmeg is cuddling in for Christmas a couple years ago – LOVE IT! Light weight, but oh so warm!
    Hope Nutmeg feels better soon.

    It’s amazing how those slow bomb explosions take over an area (or six)! 🙂 The “Deal with this” message pad is fun!

    And the itty bitty greeter in the entry made me LOL! Name?

    • Guiness 🙂 You can tell the Boy is a student lol

      • wiredweirdly

        Perfect! Plus – it stayed in the theme of giving the pets food/drink/spice names!

  2. I love your Deal with It notepad…need. Who knew pets were so good at worming their way into our homes and hearts. Hope all will be well and house reclaimed soon. p.s. I actually love the face sucky thing on the back of the pendant. Alien was one of my favorite movies back when.

    • I love the movies also. Can you believe they are 36 years old! I remember going to see the first one at the cinema with my friends and having to get the bus home alone. It was night time and I was so scared that when I got off the bus I kept close behind a man walking my way. I must have freaked him out because he started to run, so I ran after him. lol. At that point it seemed better a scary man than a scary alien getting me on the walk home. The movie was brilliant because no one really knew what was going to happen and the ship was so dark and creepy. It really was a first of its kind I think. We just had a rerun of all the movies here so probably that was in my mind when I made the necklace 🙂 My favourite was the second one when she beat the c^** out of the queen. Nothing better than a good fight, especially when aliens are involved…

  3. ceciliarobinsonza

    Thanks for the beautiful doodle, just that there would already make a lovely quilt. I thought of you this morning when I took my oxygen cylinder to be refilled, drove for an hour to the only depot in the area, only to find they have closed down! As you know I live in South Africa, and there are challenges here! Long story short I was sent an application form of 14 pages to complete to open a trading account to have a oxygen cylinder delivered to me, apparently the only way to get it. I was asked if this was a medical emergency, and I was tempted to say yes, although it is an artistic emergency! Now, if I am lucky, I might get it in about 2 weeks. What am I going to do until then, I am bored already! Maybe I will start a quilt ……

    • Man! I would have to pace a groove in the floor until it arrived. I can’t stand the idea of having to wait that long! I must say though that your clay work is just as great and perhaps that can keep your mind off it. Talking about quilts, your wall art style would make some great quilts also…

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