Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I'm on a roll!

Making clowns has been irresistible! Why did I never make one before? No matter, I had time to make two more--so I did. The bake and craft sale at church is Sunday. There isn't time to create another, but it sure has been fun.

Each doll is 16 inches tall. This is Ruffles, because of all the gathers in his suit.
And this is Pinkee because she has pink hair!  Couldn't resist making those striped stockings. (Odd. In the photo it looks like there is a stain on the knee of her stocking--but there is none on the doll.  ?)

OK. Next time it's back to Chaucer. See you then.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Send in the clowns!

Well, here they are. There are only two. I had planned for more, but my fall, a few weeks ago, made it necessary to change the plan. They will be part of the craft sale at our annual craft and bake sale at church just before Easter. We'll have some luscious special Easter desserts and breads, all homemade. If you're in the area--Berkeley and Bonita in Claremont, CA--visit the auditorium next to the church anytime in the morning of Palm Sunday (3-29). I'm sure you'll be impressed with the selection.

Penuche, on the left, and Pachuco, on the right, are 16 inches tall.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Here's the entertainment

I've heard 2 different claims as to the source of the following oddity. Some say it was whipped up by a college professor many years ago. But the moderator in charge of a  writers group I attended said it was the product of several bright college boys (including her nephew), in the1980s, who were taking a break from their studies. Either way, here it is. Have fun.

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut
Wants pawn term, dare worsted ladle gull how lift wetter murder inner ladle cordage honor itch offer lodge dock florist. Disc ladle gull orphan worry ladle rat cluck wetter putty ladle rat hut, end fur disc raison, pimple cauldron ladle rat rotten hut.
     Wan moaning, rat rotten hut's murder colder inset, "Ladle rat rotten hut, heresy ladle basking winsome burden barter end shirker cockles. Tick disc ladle basking tudor cordage off year groin murder hoe lifts honor udder site other florist. Shaker lake, dun stopper laundry wrote, end yonder no sorghum stenches dun stopper torque wet strainers."
     "Hoe cake, murder," resplendent ladle rat rotten hut, end ticker ladle basking end stuttered oft.
     Honor wrote tudor cordage off year groin murder, ladle rat rotten hut mitten anomalous woof. "Wail, wail, wail," set disc wicket woof, "evanescent ladle rat rotten hut! Wares putty ladle gull goring wizard ladle basking?"
     "Aroma goring tumor groin murder's," reprisal ladle gull.  "Grammar's seeking bet. Armor ticking air burden barter end shirker cockles."
     "Oh hoe! Heifer blessing woke," setter wicket woof butter taught tomb shelf, "Oil tickle shirt court tudor cordage off ear groin murder--oil ketchup wetter letter, end den, oh bore!"
     Soda wicket woof tucker shirt court, end whinney retched a cordage off ear groin murder, picket inner window an sore debtor pore oil worming worse line inner bet. Inner flesh disc abdominal woof lipped honor betting adder rope. Zany pool dawn a groin murder's nut cup end gnat gun, any curdle dope inner bet. 
     Inner ladle wile, ladle rat rotten hut a raft adder cordage an ranker dough ball.
     "Comb ink, sweat hard," setter wicket woof disgracing is verse.
     Ladle rat rotten hut entity bet rum end stud buyer groin murder's bet.
     "Oh grammar!" crater ladle gull, "wart bag icer gut! A nervous sausage bag ice!"
     "Butter do lucky chew whiff, doll ink,"  whisker disc ratchet woof whither wickert small.
     "Oh grammar, water bag noisy got! A nervous suture anomalous prognosis!"
     "Butter do small your whiff," inserter woof, ants mouse worse waddling.
     "Oh grammar, water bag mousey got! A nervous suture bag mouse!"
     Daze worry on forget nut gull's lest warts. Oil off ear sudden, trolling offer carvers an sprinkling otter bet, disc curl an bloat Thursday woof ceased pore ladle rat rotten hut an garbled erupt.

Mural: Yonder no sorghum stenches shut ladle gulls stopper torque wet strainers.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Current events

It's been a while. I've been working on some dolls for our annual fund-raiser at church. Then--an unplanned event--I took a fall.  No broken bones, thank goodness, but a couple of remarkable bruises. Pretty low on energy, but I'm planning to enter a piece just for entertainment-value soon.
      We will get back to Chaucer--that's for sure.