Sunday, May 29, 2016
I was going to polish the floors of Zar's den a little bit ago... It needs shining up badly!
And then the plants needed watering... Etc. Etc...
Slow but sure, wins the race...
Back to work now. See you tomorrow.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
I am tired of trying to find things that I have carelessly tossed in the wrong box.
I need ORDER!!!
I have been teaching Tessie to run the label maker...
It took her a while to learn to put spiders on either side of the words on the label.
Unfortunately, she can't make more until I get more boxes cleaned out.
I decided that this weekend I am going to get the beads in order. One way or the other. I will either get them sorted or have a fit and start flinging the boxes around the room... I had better get to work... It is easier to sort beads that are still in the wrong boxes. That's much better than digging them all out of the carpet...
I'm going back to work now. Tessie needs more boxes to label.
See you tomorrow.
Friday, May 27, 2016
When I do, I always find something that causes me to get distracted...
This morning It was beads... Or I should say cabochons.
I decided that it would be a good idea to clean out a couple of the jewelry boxes while I was in there.
I was looking at jewelry on Pinterest while eating breakfast and drinking my coffee... That's another thing that I should not do... No Pinterest with breakfast!
Walter leaves for golf and I sit down and start Pinterest-ing... Bad!!!
I get in the most trouble when I start looking at bead work and jewelry...
One of the things in there reminded me of a couple of things that I had that were almost finished...
That suggests to me that I should look for the pieces and try to finish them...
For example, this piece needs to be cut off of the backing and beaded around the edge and it will be a nice pendant or a pin.
We won't talk about the above tray full of stones that need to be finished... Nope. Not talking about those at all!
I also found a BIG piece of pleated Shibori silk that I bought at a mini show a few years ago. I thought that it would make interesting mini clothing...
Unfortunately, this is the first time that Tessie has been in the room when I have had it out...
I have been seeing beadwork on Pinterest with Shibori silk mixed in. Very pretty. And I even have stones that will go with it...
I also have Tessie egging me on... Not a good combination.
Somebody please stop me! I need to work on minis. No more beading... Well maybe I will just finish the one that is almost done... Then back to Pinterest.
See you tomorrow!
Thursday, May 26, 2016
I can't test a bed with no mattress!
That was Tessie this morning when I finished roping the colonial bed.
As you know, she a "tests" beds by jumping on them... She was frustrated with falling between the ropes.
She demanded a mattress and covers.
I refused and she bolted!
It took a while to figure out where she went...
She is now snoring at the top of her lungs. It sounds like a hungry mountain lion...
I am not going to disturb her. With the exception of the snoring, it is very quiet and peaceful.
I am going to enjoy the relative quiet.
Back to work.
See you tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
I didn't accomplish anything in mini. I took along a basket of beads.
We solved most of the problems of the modern world... Now if we could only get anybody to listen to our ideas...
Fingers crossed, I will have it done tomorrow.
I took these two along, but didn't really do much to them. I can probably finish them next week. That's if I can wait until next Wednesday... Maybe before, if I decide to work on them before then.
I have a doctor's appointment in the morning tomorrow. But I WILL do better than I did today. Sorry that I am so late.
Back to the beads... See you tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
It's a good thing that I did... I got a new glass dome for $2.40. It needs to be cleaned up but is a really nice size.
I am not sure what it will hold, but I know a good thing when I see it.
I have them trained to look for rocks. Amare had two for me this time.
This is going to be kind of short. I have company waiting for me.
Back to the fun!
See you tomorrow.
Monday, May 23, 2016
I still need to put a finish on top of the stain, so there is no problem.
I just wanted to show you how much furniture you can get in a display like this.
I used real wallpaper from a sample book that I have from many years ago.
I covered the back side with plain old brick paper. I doubt if it will ever be seen after I get it on a shelf.
Tessie and Zar are plotting about how they are going to get the nursery furniture out of there.
They don't have to worry. I wasn't going to leave it in there anyway.
When I get tired of one thing, I go to work on another. That way I don't get bored...
I am still thinking about what I am going to do next... No decisions yet... Tessie and Zar are no help at all. They both want me to be pulled in their individual direction..
I am going back and think about it some more. Meanwhile, there is always beading to do.
See you tomorrow...