On my camera – November







House Peach words




Strange in the holly // my first attempt at sculpting with clay – a black cat, naturally // Lily & Strange relaxing // my first coil pot – before firing // Lily with a funny look on her face // Strange & Tilda in the garden // the House Peach words (a parody of House Baratheon) // Tilda in the chicken coop – I do NOT want to eat her eggs // the Yarnalyser, an old yarn testing machine at the Bradford Industrial Museum // John in his Day of the Tentacle scarf (need to add eyebrows & arms) (to the scarf, not the the John: he already has plenty of both)

Class Home < Sweet End cross-stitch

Posting about the Team Peach piece reminded me that I haven’t posted about this other quickee either.

I actually started this in the summer of 2009 – while we were waiting the interminable wait to move into our new home. When we finally got the keys (two years ago last weekend), we were so busy getting it sorted before moving in at the end of the month, that this got put to one side and forgotten about. I found it again a few weeks ago and noticed it only needed about two dozen stitches to finish it.


It is the equivalent of “Home Sweet Home” in Ruby, John’s preferred programming language (or at least one way of expressing it in Ruby: we had a long chat back in 2009 about the best way to do it). The border is supposed to represent rails, as in Ruby on Rails, influenced by the RoR logo, but I think it might make more sense if the “rail” was thicker or if there were two rails — I might modify it in the future.


It’s currently living on a bookshelf in our dining room but will take up it’s rightful place in the porch when the porch has a roof again.

(John found the feather on a walk earlier in the year. It has no programming significance.)

Team Peach cross-stitch

I made this little piece as a break between two halves of a longer, more complicated sewing project.


Team Peach is what John & I call our household – a portmanteau of our surnames. It started as a joke but has become a less jokey, handy shortcut for referring to our collective.

I picked an off-white for the lettering as a thought a white-white would be too garish – behind glass in a frame though, I think it could have done with being a little brighter. The frame is only temporary as I’m not sure the fake flock works with the pseudo-sporty design ;)

We do not yet have t-shirts but that’s where the design idea came from. We do though have a theme song.