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03 June 2008 @ 09:44 pm
Mischief managed  
Had a knock on the door to day. Staggered from bed with my hair birdsnesty and a J shirt preserving my dignity (I am coming down with a cold and had spent the morning in bed), I peered out from behind the door to see a familiar face.

My friend and his partner have moved in next door! Hurrah!

In other news, the Monster kitten continues to pick up her favourite toys and bring them to my feet where she drops them and looks up at me with a hopeful expression until I toss them about for her to chase. I knew that letting her watch Lassie Come Home was a mistake.

Back to the fest writing!!

ETA: Leochi drew her! It's wonderful! 
pingridpingrid on June 3rd, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
Ha! Your Slytherin cunning yields results! :D

Get well soon; I hope you manage to avoid the full-on cold. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 3rd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Cheers, dear! I wish the brain was working better as I want to finish this damn story. Commenting on your last masterpiece is only one of the things I am behind on!
pingridpingrid on June 3rd, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, well, I haven't commented on your stuff yet either, and I can't even claim illness as an excuse, just lame-brainedness. :)I'm just thrilled that you've read it! :D

Very much looking forward to your story - this is the one for the ASS fest, yes?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 3rd, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, and I am taking FOREVER. I think that the unexpected huge workload of the last few months has sucked out my brain. And now a cold ...

I Loved it, and I have gone back to my lacemaking as a result for reasons that are perfectly clear in my brain and will be considered mad by all others. Of course, given the lack of time that means I have added 2cm to the length, but it's something!
pingridpingrid on June 3rd, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
:D Lacemaking FTW! I have bobbin lace things somewhere, but I've never managed to actually learn how to do it, so yeah. But do tell what the reasons are - they're almost more or less naked in that one! ;)

I hear you about the slow writing. I'm trying to write a tight piece of dirty Renaissance crossdressing porn, and all I'm managing is long-winded romance. bah. I'm almost ready to give it up as a bad job and just move on.

Please do take care and don't run yourself completely into the ground with the workload and the illness on top of the writing - sleep some, woman! I'll admit I worry about you a bit. :)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 3rd, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)
The kitties and J take good care of me.

Bobbin lace is surprisingly easy and fun! I am still on my first length, but it's a few feet long and didn;t take long to get to the 'good' stage. And it was the lost nightcap at the beginning; I immediately thought of spangles (which I have just acquired a nice set of), and from there went straight to lace.

I wouldn't mind Ren Cross dressing romance, you know. And now I must get back to my next gen saga of doom.
pingridpingrid on June 3rd, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
Good to know that the furry and manly care is covered! :) And good luck with the saga of doom; hopefully your brain will clear and it'll just pour out of you tomorrow.

Bobbin lace fascinates me, but unfortunately it's useless for my period so I should probably try for some Opus Anglicanum instead. If I ever manage to tear myself away from the computer for long enough to actually make anything again. But mmm, those were gold spangles, yes? Do you have any particular plans for them and the lace, possibly for the JA Colloquium? Or is that purely an academic, plain clothes event?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on June 5th, 2008 11:51 am (UTC)
Purely academic, I am afraid. I will be dressed Very Sensibly. And yes, gold spangles, which I picked up in Adelaide; I'm going to do a bulk order from Canada the next time I am flush. Have you ever used the great Canadian goldwork supplies shop? Might be a good source for the Opus Anglicanum gold ...

What type of silk do you use, by the way?
pingridpingrid on June 5th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
No, I've never used the Canadian gang - now I'm wondering if you pointed me there earlier and I just forgot, because it does sound familiar. Where are they, again?

I only have silk embroidery floss that I'm not entirely happy with; it's spun (I haven't ever found any reeled), and the twist is too tight so I don't get that completely smooth look. If you know of any good online places that have a shiny, loosely spun floss I'd be very interested! Although I probably won't ever have a billion millon hours to spend on any decent piece of OA, I'd like to know that I just _have_ the supplies, you know? :)