melysandecousland:

handsofzeal:

Don’t touch my stash…

fortunately/unfortunately  I have THREE stashes to protect - knitting, weaving and spinning.  altho’ the knitting and weaving can overlap and the spinning is just potential knitting and weaving.  Oh the venn diagrams I could draw….but I’d rather fondle fiber.

Accurate post is accurate.

melysandecousland:

handsofzeal:

Don’t touch my stash…

fortunately/unfortunately  I have THREE stashes to protect - knitting, weaving and spinning.  altho’ the knitting and weaving can overlap and the spinning is just potential knitting and weaving.  Oh the venn diagrams I could draw….but I’d rather fondle fiber.

Accurate post is accurate.

mr-amarus:

Zevran for uastis.
No more busts and portraits, I have to draw some serious illustration.

mr-amarus:

Zevran for uastis.

No more busts and portraits, I have to draw some serious illustration.

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spindizzily replied to your post “Cat update: Freya just chirped at me, climbed out of her box, and came…”

*hugs* I’m glad Freya’s doing better and hope she continues to improve! Good luck at the vet’s?

Thanks lady! The vet visit went pretty well — of course, by the time the appointment rolled around, Freya was pretty much acting normal again. Figures, right? But she’s got some broken teeth, and the vet thinks maybe they were hurting. The good news is that she got a clean bill of health otherwise. The bad news is, now we have to schedule (and pay for, yikes) a tooth extraction & cleaning. But! It’s a fixable problem! So I am thankful for that. 

Ironically, it’s Loki that’s upset now. Freya doesn’t smell right and he seems kind of afraid of her? He keeps hissing at her and then coming upstairs to yowl in the hallway outside my office. And he’s starting to be angry with me, too, because I have been letting this Impostor Cat sit on my lap and now I am tainted with her weird smell.

Cats are strange beasts.

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shadesofmauve said

I’m just going to sit here and be quietly envious of anyone in a position to grow a lemon. :P We have to be able to take ‘em inside over the winter to try it here, and there’s nowhere in my shady house suitable for that. I can’t even do tomatoes (though cherry tomatoes in just the right spot can work).

I did buy a Meyer lemon for my mom who has the indoor sun space. I bought it to replace the first Meyer lemon she had, which was stolen off her back porch. (Who the hell steals a lemon shrub?!).

Seriously, who steals trees? We had a restaurant near us that had 2 citrus in pots out front, and someone took them. These weren’t tiny pots, either — it took multiple people and a truck. Sheesh.

Even living in the fog belt, I’m really lucky to be in CA for growing purposes. Still, though — could you do greens or hardy herbs? Or annuals during the summer, at least? I know it’s not the same as a tree, but it’s something! 

hornkerling:

This is for genginer and amberwing, and anyone who enjoyed my silly strawberry post. 

Meet the tiny balcony garden I’ve been keeping alive since November. Started with lettuces, sage, tarragon, lemon thyme, parlsey, oregano, marigolds and cherry tomatoes in the green container, which is self-watering and was an incredibly kind birthday gift. The purple planter has lobelia, strawberries, and chamomile. The blue pot contains the world’s crankiest and least productive dwarf lemon.

These photos show how everything looked from November-Feb, or thereabouts.

Now, the marigolds and lettuces have retired in the heat, and I’m afraid that I killed the tarragon, but the sage, strawberries, and lemon thyme look as if they could survive a fire. The tomatoes have been amazing, and are only now starting to slow down as it gets cold at night. Same with the lobelia. I’ll miss its purple stars. The next time I plant chamomile, it’ll be in a much larger space. I’m saving for a second green planter, which will fill my balcony to capacity.  

Too much to say for the comment field. :) 

Yay! Your garden is lovely! Cherry tomatoes are the best — way better production than full sized plants, in my experience. (I miss being able to grow tomatoes — too much fog where I am now.) I’ve had really good luck with lemon thyme (better than with non-lemon, for some reason?), so hopefully yours will continue to grow well for you too! Lemon thyme on eggs is delicious.

Hang in there with the citrus — they grow slowly but you’ll be glad in a few years when production steps up. The leaves on yours look really healthy, which is good. However — citrus in pots really want fertilizer, so you might try that? The difference in both growth and fruit production when I remember to fertilize mine is pretty apparent.

I should post a photo of my dwarf Meyer lemon — the tree is tiny but I love it and have had it for over 7 years now! (Mine is in the exact same color pot as yours, oddly enough.) It took almost 2 years to forgive me from moving from my old sunny warm house to the SF fog belt, but it is finally springing back into full production mode.

Cat update: Freya just chirped at me, climbed out of her box, and came over to sit in my lap. This is a really good sign — it’s the first time she’s moved voluntarily or made a sound all day. (She’s usually a talker.)

We have a vet appointment tomorrow, and I’m feeling a lot better than I was earlier. Thanks for all the hugs and comments, you guys. I was feeling pretty awful, and it helped. 

hedgehawke:

grew to like Seb a lot more during my second playthrough! had to draw him

hedgehawke:

grew to like Seb a lot more during my second playthrough! had to draw him

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Freya is doing the thing again. The “I’m just going to lie here and not move until you make me and then I’ll crouch uncomfortably and look miserable even though there’s nothing else visually wrong with me” thing. I’ve got to take her to the vet.

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mistercreeves:

i hit 300 followers so i’m doing my third giveaway!! 

here is my art tag if you want to browse the kinds of things i draw and paint. here is my commission info if you’d rather not try your luck.

rules are: reblog for a chance to win and be following me - . i’m gonna say a max of 3 reblogs per person just in case!

first prize is one (1) full colour painting like the ones featured. you can ask for up to two people in the painting (full body or just face). i tend to paint simple backgrounds in my pictures anyway so if you’d like to specify what sort then feel free.

second prize is the same but a drawing rather than a painting, like this or this.

i will pull the numbers out of an electronically generated hat one week from now, on april 23rd.

good luck!!

coolchicksfromhistory:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

Library stuff for a good cause? Yes please. 

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