Monday, May 25, 2015

Upcycle

You remember I talked about these lunar/menstrual what-have-you cycles?


Laird, but ain't it happening right now, I'm on warp speed.

First of all: I glue things. The cappuccino part of my coffee machine needed fixing, that flat plastic piece that sits under the wee espresso jug. It languished for months riven in two and unusable. Now patience, plastic gloves, a small tube of glue, and it's cappuccino time again. Next on the list was a very old spatula with a carved wooden handle. The spatula part had loosened itself off but I was very attached to the piece as it had a tiny rim around 3 sides to hold the egg tight once it came off the pan. And it was ornate. So bingo. Functioning again.

I tackled a long gorgeous scarf that Daughter brought me from New York. I wanted to make it into an infinity scarf so that I would wear more of it without ends dipping into the sweet and sour sauce. So I hand-stitched two long ends together and now it's stunning and I will wear it all the time. Like today.

And the afghan/sofa blanket for a loved one is racing along too.

Then news came of a puppay. Yes. Seriously. A pair of sisters. One for Daughter, one for me. This weekend. Brace yourselves. I'll become a woofy bore but I promise to put a time limit on it.

Ansa's having up and down days. I've put her on two low-dose aspirins a day now rather then the one. She has a bad limp, arthritis getting worse I think, she limped up the meadow last night as if on her last legs and then turned around and raced back down to the house. Grinning.

Not for the first time do I think: If only animals could talk.

9 comments:

  1. I love the cheerful colour of that scarf!

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  2. Congratulations on the Irish vote.

    Congratulations on the mendings and makings do too. You’ve also given me a good idea re scarves; dangling ends are a pain.

    As for Ansa, I thought you were talking about me; I’m a martyr to my hip at the moment. 2 aspirins don’t cut it.

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  3. GM:
    You can't see it clearly but it has "New York" written all over it. Daughter gave it to me as a joke but I absolutely love it, one of those lovely muslin efforts.
    XO
    WWW

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  4. Oh boy, Friko, there's a pair of us. I'm on this new BP med and I swear to ICH that my legs feel like they're encased in lead. I can hardly move them. A side effect I'm debating....I hope you feel better soon :)
    XO
    WWW

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  5. I have an infinity scarf in that same shade of blue as yours that my daughter gave me. I use it in Seattle and appreciate it a lot. This a.m. I went through my CDs and got rid of more than 3/4 of them. Next step: get my CD player to work!
    Must be something in the season, or the air, or the times. My husband cleaned the deck, fixed the coffee machine (!), we got a new stove, etc. etc.
    The imminent arrival of some rather particular guests is probably a factor in our sudden desire to fix up the place.

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  6. Yes, Hattie, incoming guests engender a whole pile of reactive housekeeping.
    It's fabulous to get rid of unnecessaries. I recommend an Ipod - I transferred all of my music and I just love all my playlists for different events/moods :)
    XO
    WWW

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  7. It has to feel good to be back on an upswing. The scarf is gorgeous.

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  8. I'd no idea it was called an infinity scarf! I'm still getting my head round infinity swimming pools ! Lovely post WWW. Xx

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  9. Your scarf solution may work for a scarf I wore recently and kept getting dunked in things. I didn't think I liked infinity scarves but they may their place. I love repurposing items around the house. I will be closely following your puppy adventure - silly me has been having thoughts of how much fun it may be to have a dog...and this has come out of the blue!

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