Friday, July 2, 2010
Buster and Jake Tug of War. Well tomorrow.
Buster and Jake
Jake is a young and boisterous Labrador who has moved into a farm about a mile from us. Well, Buster keeps turning up with Jake and they seem to have a lot of fun together. Yesterday, my washing line broke and I took all the washing off it bar one pair of Jim's underpants. The reason I left them on the line was that a spider had laid her egg sac on them!! Well Buster and Jake thought they could play a great tug of war game with them! (Top 4 photos)
Then Jake took a fancy to a plant tray and so Buster wanted it too. Another game ensued! They are so funny together.
Today, however, Jim had given Buster a bone and I left him outside happily chewing away. Then I heard some snarling and barking, rushed outside and Jake had run off with half of the bone! Poor Buster.
I was watching the tennis of course! Oh dear, poor Andy Murray didn't make it. The scores don't reflect how close the games were. Nadal showed himself the true champion that he is when it mattered. I have no doubt that he will go on to win the Championship on Sunday. He also has the most amazing body!! lol. When he changed his shirt, all the ladies' cameras were snapping away! Next year Andy.
ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)
My daughter K wanted one of my ATCs, which I sent to her, so she promised to do one for me in return - her very first I think. This is the card the ATC came in:
Does she know me or what?? lol.
And here is the ATC - it has 2 sides:
This is the front called Cats' Eyes. Isn't that wonderful? It's beautifully arranged and I love the way bits poke off the base card.
This is the back:
A super pattern I thought. Thank you K, it's wonderful.
I had sent K a couple of blank ATCs to use and her youngest daughter Lina (12 on the 8th July) decided she would do one too.
Isn't it just super? Whenever I try and draw birds in flight they look very childish, but these look excellent. What a great idea. Thank you Lina. Now I must do one for you. xxx
They're both on my wall now of course.
I belong to the Milliande Art Community for Women as I think I've mentioned before and have made 3 ATCs for a swap we are doing in the textile section.
The Green Elephant
Each one is an animal and has a poem on the front or back.
The Seal named Saul
This seal named Saul
Loved to play flip ball
In the ocean blue -
It matched his hue.
The Mystery Animal
Am I a cat or a spotty dog?
A mouse or even a slimy frog?
Could I be a short giraffe?
A short giraffe? You're having a laugh!
I hope you like them.
Now I have to make some textile beads for another swap. The last time I made some, at college, Jim nearly collapsed with laughter!
No we still don't have our water connected but hopefully tomorrow. Oliver, the water diviner, is coming tomorrow to do that part of the process. In the meantime we had to dig a trench between the old and new wells for the water and electricity to run along. Jim hired a pneumatic drill, which was so heavy I could hardly lift it and between us, we managed it.
Jim drilled while I scooped out the stuff from the trench. Drill drill, scoop scoop. Both our backs ache now! Still it's done. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
The top of the well, all sealed off.
Some of the thick sludge left by the well drilling. We moved about 10 barrow loads before we could start digging!
Buster was here.
Our hanging baskets are just filling out so I photographed them:
I hope everyone has a great weekend.