10 Adorables in August

It’s time for a new name again, and so the 10 Pleasures that morphed into 10 Things I love changed into 10 Adorables. J’adore.

  • Stacking off fabric. As in sewing treat holders and other small things. But I hope that bigger projects will follow.
  • The progress of my rag rug. It’s more than half finished now!
  • Teefury.com. The greatest very-rare-print-t-shirt site ever.
  • My new trousers. They are made of a mix of cotton and linen, light grey with white pinstripes.
  • Gala Darling’s 100 Ways to be a Love Letter to the Universe.
  • Buttermilk. There are few better things on a hot day.
  • The Lion rubber stamp I just bought.
  • The Reason for a topless Fencing duel. Via WOA.
  • Old Clock Card Machines. I think I’d love one for our next Steampunk con.
  • Inks. I’ve got several now, violet blue and black and sea green and sepia and white… looks like I need some red, too.

Of Plants and Martial Arts

Judo uniforms are really difficult to darn. The story is that Kajal (one of Bambi’s rabbits, just for the case I did not mention her before) nibbled on his jacket, an action that ended with a quite big hole right between the scapulae. I offered him to mend it and so I spent a good part of my mid day break repairing that thick, heavy cotton fabric. Also, darning gets trickier with the size of the hole you’ve got to patch…

I am planning a patch featuring a stag’s head embroidery (little bit pagan, maybe) for Bambi’s uniform to cover the darning. Thank goth the trainer is not too strict about their uniforms…

To stick with the martial arts I may proudly tell you that I successfully passed my first Canne de Combat lesson yesterday, too. French cane fencing is a pretty workout for the thighs, I dare say, and once you’ve mastered the first steps it can be very dynamic and elegant, too.

Also, Teli is going to visit me in the garden again to be given some of the pots I don’t need anymore. Well, she’s got a garden of her own now that seems to grow quite well! I for myself have to go to the market this weekend to look for some pumpkin plants and nasturtium for the lookout point on the city walls.

So much for this moment, but now I’ve got to go. Bye then.