It's way too late/early and my feet are cold. I should go to sleep so I can be up early to help my sister with cleaning and such, but no. I stubbornly remain awake listening to disk 5 of Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman is amazing) and thinking of things to chit chat with you about. I am a very silly girl.
I've got not major stitching accomplishments to share since the most accomplishing I've done of late has either been work-related or staring blindly at TV. If only I could count as an achievement the careful viewing of Make Me a Supermodel, CSI, Bones, Lockup, The Girls Next Door, America's Next Top Model, Top Chef, and/or Iron Chef America. Dang, I'd be so accomplishful if I could count those.
I can show you some recent stash I picked at TNNA that's arrived recently. All I can say on the subject is that there aren't enough hours in the day --
I'll have to get back to you on which designer they are from. I can't remember right now and I'm too lazy to walk into the other room and find my notebook which lists them.... even though it might warm up my feet.
Ok, Barbara and any of the rest of you interested, allow me to introduce some of my badgers. This is a small corner of my collection... maybe a quarter to a third of them, but they are the ones I can get to easily since they are in "The Badger Box." The BB is a cedar jewelry box my aunt and uncle gave me for "your nice Indian jewelry." It was really very sweet that my aunt noticed how many Indian pieces I wore, but she had apparently only seen in miniscule amount of the pieces I had. lol Regardless, the box makes a great place for some of my rocky/furry friends to live.
Mostly they are Zuni, but with the rising popularity of Native American fetishes there are many around by non-Zuni carvers. I pretty much just gravitate to neat colors, shapes, and features. Allow me to introduce you more formally to a few of them --
Here's my cedar badger with a power bundle on its back
A little marble one --
A little cranberry glass slag guy --
One of lapis lazuli and one of pipestone --
Of abalone --
This one's jet with turquoise eyes and heartline --
a little marble guy --
and coral quartz I think --
Badger's represent the direction of the South and the color red. They are noted for their strength and tenacity -- their aggressiveness, perseverance, and their goal-oriented stubbornness. Frankly I liked badgers before I knew about fetishes because I thought they were fascinating. I mean they look like a stickless dust mop and yet they are only out-feindished and out-nastied by wolverines. You have to respect an animal like that. Well, I do anyway. Once I discovered fetishes I simply had to collect badgers. I leave the more common bears to everyone else.
I'll close by giving a "before" pic of what I'm aiming to accomplish over the next week. My sister arrived from DC tonight and she and I are working at mom's through Thursday morning. My plan is to deal with the misc stuff in the pictures below. Wish me luck!!!!
Quote for the day: How do you buy happiness without money?
Ron Stoppable – "Kim Possible"
Still hoping to finish soon (and hauled along in my luggage for the week): Neil Gaiman's The Anansi Boys, Terry Pratchett's Pyramids, and Jim Butcher's Storm Front