Archive for April, 2007

Yes, it was… but I have been punished. Heavily :ยด(

The color theme for April in Color*iffic swap was… peacock…*sigh*:ยด(
“Teal, Emerald Green, Violet & Rusty Orange!” I LOVE PEACOCKS!!! *SOB*

In Feline Flip Flop the colors were turquoise, limegreen and white…

In Month of Softies the theme was “your favorite Zoo and/or Aquarium animal”

Whiplash theme was tutorial… if I understood correctly… it could also have been a cosy. *puzzled*

March-April theme for aprons is “rick-rack” and for pincushions “eats” – your favorite treat

Here’s an interesting blog “Harry Potter Book 7 – sock it or swap it” – you still have a couple of days if you wish to join.

An interesting blog is “Craftzine.com” blog – reminds a little of whipup… Makezine.com’s blog is also interesting… Perhaps someone gets inspired.

I am hopelessly uninspired in the craft sphere right now… I don’t want to even SEE any yarn or thread… I have been making art, though… you can see it at deviantArt


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22 Questions

22 Questions magnify

1: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says.
“thing] and ~ says ~…, den andre ett annat”

2: Stretch your left arm as far as you can, what can you touch? :
The curtains

3: What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Rio Bravo

4: WITHOUT LOOKING, what time is it?
I looked *blush*

5: Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?:
ย I snatched this from http://silentxsarecool.livejournal.com/ and HER clock was “7:21 pm”. So is mine…

6: With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
My husband snoring. The silent noise of traffic from outside.

7: When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
About 4 hours ago – walked the dog.
No, I went out about an hour ago, to smell the rain!

8: Before you came to this website, what did you look at?
I was seeking more information about the “operation haremail”.

9: What are you wearing?
A knitted T and pajamas pants

10: Did you dream last night?
Yes. I always do.

11: When did you last laugh?
A couple of hours ago.

12: What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Art. A picture of a garden, my father-in-law’s graphic art, papercut, my painting… a candle holder, an angel I have made. Some papers above my husband’s desk. Bookshelves.

13: Seen anything weird lately?
Nah… not really.

14: What do you think of this quiz?
Interesting enough to be taken ๐Ÿ˜‰

15: What is the last film you saw?
Rio Bravo. In the movie theater? Er… It was a long ago… LOTR? Brother Bear? Don’t remember. It was more than 2 years ago.

16: If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
A house. I hate my home. It is a rental apartment which has not been fixed since it was build in the 70’s – the plastic carpets are broken, the wallpapers are badly hanged, there’s mold in the windows and bathroom, kitchen has this awful plastic backing behind the stove and sink, and it’s impossible to clean. Lamp-socket in the kitchen doesn’t work, so it’s dark. It’s impossible to get clean, and it is ugly. :ยด(

17: Tell me something about you that I don’t know.
You don’t know anything about me, so anything I say is new to you. But I think that one above was totally new to anyone. Even my husband. I don’t think he knows how much I hate this place.

18: If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
End bullying.

19: Do you like to dance?

20: What is your favorite song right now?
Don’t know.

21: Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
My cousin visited Poland when she was a little girl and she had a lovely time. She met a girl whose name was —. She thought it was a very nice name. She decided that if she ever gets a girl, that will be her name. She got three sons.
She never told the name to anyone but a chose few. Because when her mother, my aunt, was pregnant with her, she told to her friend the name she had decided to give to the child. The friend gave that name to her own child, who was born just a couple of months before my cousin.
The same happened with my sister. When she was pregnant with her first child, she told everyone that she is expecting —. It was a boy, so he wasn’t called —, but her sister-in-law named her next daughter that. My sister got a daughter next year, and couldn’t use the name.
She decided to name her — instead, but one of her husband’s friends said “You can’t name her that, everyone will call her —!” She wasn’t named that either.
So – it is still possible that I will have a daughter, and I will tell you then what I will name her.

21: Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Read the above.

22: Would you ever consider living abroad?
I AM living abroad.


Moved from Yahoo! 360 blog

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Benzaiten or Benten is a Japanese Goddess, associated with Goddess Saraswati. She’s the Goddess of Music, Poetry, Learning, Art and the Sea and Protector of Children, the only female among the seven lucky Deities. She is associated with snakes and dragons.

“Her temples and shrines are almost invariably in the neighborhood of water — the sea, a river, or a pond. She is the patroness of music, the fine arts (dancing, acting, visual), and good fortune in general, and is often shown carrying a biwa (Japanese mandolin) or playing a lute. She is often represented as a beautiful woman with the power to assume the form of a serpent, or shown seated on a dragon or serpent and playing a lute. In fact, the snake is almost always associated with Benzaiten, who was originally a Hindu deity (Sarasvati) who represented learning, music and poetry. Such artistic learning and wisdom often bring prosperity, hence her inclusion in the Japanese group of seven luckies. She also has a jewel that grants desires. Some say it is a jade, while others say it is a pearl.”

I think the Bento boxes fit perfectly with Benten – Bento is Japanese lunch box, usually seafood and often made for children, and the name reminds also of the Goddess ๐Ÿ™‚

Visit Bento Corner, a blog committed to Bentos ๐Ÿ™‚
Also, you can admire the imaginative Bentos at Flickr

Sakurako Kitsa’s Jaws Bento

Cooking Cute, a site about Bentos with recipes, gallery and bento suggestions.
and Bento Box is a really cute and concise site ๐Ÿ™‚

Some hot dog cutting instructions

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