Yesterday in the evening Charlene and Robert, members of The Camp, came to visit me. They have been travelling all over the world during the last months, mainly the US, and saw several lovely minishows and met many mambers of "The Camp". Of course I had been following their adventures as well as I could. They are really lovely people!
Here are two pics I made of them : Charlene fascinated by my cat lady's house, and Robert looking indulgently over her shoulder from a little distance.
The operation went well ( OK, it was just a very small lump in the skin, so no big operation this time).But the best part is, that it looks like the thing is probably just some little epidermal cyst, quite benign and unrelated to nasty sarcomas. We wil have to await the report, of course, of which I hope it will come next week.
Floris is sleeping off his anaesthesia and cannot be disturbed :-). And , apart from a shaved part of his back, his belly has been shaved now, as well. We might just shave him in poodle form and be done with it ?
Today I went again to the Veterinary Faculty in Utrecht with Floris , for a check-up. I noticed a small nodule in his skin( about 2 mms, I think). Since we do not like hard knots in kitties who have already had a sarcoma, it has to be taken out, so next week Thursday I will return there and let him be operated upon ( it is a small operation , of course). Fortunately, the lungs are clear, so there is still a chance that it is not a metastasis. Keeping our fingers crossed, though :-(
I made some other pics of the waiting room. One of the corridor; on the left is the door to the operation theatre. One other pics is of the reception area- the lady with the dog is unknown to me, but the thing next to her, where the dog is sitting , is a weighing - scale. The receptionist can see what the animal weighs on her side of the counter.
The basket shows Floris's backside- the poor thing dives with his nose underneath the jumper I always put into his basket ( "I am not here !") .
Our ingredients were embroidery fabric( canvas, actually) and electric wire (the chair nicked from the Freida Gray book , I thought out the trellis). Actually , we are both rather proud of our clever little selves!
The things will be spray-painted , like the old bench Dafna inherited from me ( white, btw, a visit to Halfords is indicated) After which we will fill the trellis with flowers. I think a lot of clematis will look nice, and maybe roses on the other side.....
It is from a kit by Bobbie Schoonmaker ,one of her latest. I stitched it last fall, when I had finished a big rug and did not feel very much like stitching something hard. This was perfect for me to start getting in the mood again.
I forgot to make a frame for it,though , which I did yesterday. Sorry about the pic;as my camera and I are not communicating , or better: the camera has given up talking to both of my computers, I had to scan the thingie and the stitching woud be out of focus, of course. Now it is ready to be hung in one of my houses.I think the maid in my big dolls house( the Kendrew) will like it.
Yesterday I made some Morning Glory.As the weather is particularly cold and wet, nothing dried very well, I am sorry to say, so I had to wait till today to plant them into this shallow dish.
Believe it or not , the pics are taken in broad daylight! In the windowsill, no less. Sigh.
This dish , like the white little dish in which I planted the Lily of the Valley, was made by a Dutch firm , Fennicole ceramics , where I always buy supplies like pots and vases, given my mini-flower addiction .
The vase in which my smaller narcissi were put , is by Elisabeth Betler, a great French artist (sorry , no website that I know of). Her adorable pottery is usually for sale at shows here, too.