Scalmandre le tigre

World’s Most Sought After

This post is not about needlepoint. Not directly , anyway. I got the idea that I should make a pillow that was a simple tiger skin pattern, so I started searching for vintage or modern kits. Unfortunately, all I could come up with was hodgepodge designs of several  animal prints mooshed together onto a single…

Question

How many years can that greasy duckling get washed with Dawn dish detergent? I mean, it’s the same duck since the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989,  isn’t it? One would think the feathers would have been worn clean off by now. Disclaimer: I am neither pro-duck nor pro-oil spill but I can think to better…

Two Things About TV

1. Downton Abbey subtitled “Lady Mary … ugh”. There are not many episodes left for Downton Abbey and although I watch faithfully, frankly I’ve grown bored with most of the characters. I hope when this thing is over, somebody spins off “The Lady Edith Show” where every episode shows Edith happy and accomplished and reading a…