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Monday, February 19, 2018

You Did It Before and...

You can do it again! That was Tessie, when I told her to get out of the way so that I could work on her new potting shed...

I think that she was referring to the first project that I did after she moved in.

She sat in her favorite chair, with her alligator, on her lap and I painted the whole bottom floor of her cottage around her and Friskie.

For those of you that don't know, I know that Friskie is spelled wrong.  I had to name him that. It was the name on his bowl when I got him.

The new potting shed is a different matter. It is a much smaller building and if she is in the middle, I am NOT going to be able to paint around her.

I am lucky if I can get a paintbrush inside.  Especially if it has wet paint on it.
I did manage to get a base coat of gesso and one coat of light cream inside and out, before she moved in...

She is holding one of the wire bonsai trees that she intends to put on shelves on at least two walls of the shed.
She put that outside... Then she settled in with a good astrology book.  She can't possibly expect me to paint around her if she is sitting in the corner like that! No way! No how!

I may just have to lock her in the workroom and do the painting in the bedroom if she keeps up. Maybe, I can talk her into perching on the roof and watching. She has done that a few times. It gives her a better view of what is going on and keeps her out of the paint.

I am thinking "brick floor". If I do that, she will have to move out completely!

Wish me luck. I am going to need it!

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I Need A Gazebo and a Potting Shed...

 Since I said that Tessie couldn't cook in the tree tops, she has taken another turn... For the worst.

She now wants a Gazebo and a potting shed in the trees. It is at least a little better idea than a barbeque in the trees...I just happen to have this kit that I bought at Goodwill.

It's a potting shed with all the bells and whistles.

Now all I need is a gazebo.

The bells and whistles have to be put together...

I took all of the bells and whistles out and sorted them when I got the kit.  They were all there.

It should be interesting to see if I can remember where everything fits.

I have the two glass gazebos that are sitting in the second tree frame. Neither one is large enough to fit everything that Tessie wants to put into them.  I may just have to make a gazebo that will stay in the house until she wants to go outside.
Until we quit arguing about what is going in the gazebo, I am not lifting a finger to make it.  She is going to have to make a lot of decisions fast if she wants to play in the garden this summer.

Back to work.

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Tessie's New Garden...

If you look closely, you can see Tessie hiding in the middle pot, behind the plants. I decided to temporarily use the trimmed rosemary plants for a plant stand. 

And a place to hang some lanterns. 

Tessie immediately decided that this is the place to be in the backyard.

 I planted a new rosemary bush.  She hid in there, but it made her sneeze! I doubt if she will stay there long.

 She climbed down and zapped a small greenhouse into the second rosemary bush remains.

Then she managed to zap herself into the greenhouse.

She then announced that she was taking over ALL of the rosemary remains.

She wants more green stuff planted around them and more places for her to stay in them.

I think that I have my work cut out for me.
Mind you. I have not even trimmed the dead stuff off of the third one yet... It is not completely dead.

She is looking into putting in a barbeque in this one... I keep trying to explain to her how dangerous that could be. 

I am not going to be responsible if she burns the back yard to a crisp!

The first time she tries to light a fire, I am going to be standing by with the hose and she is going to get soaked to the skin!

Meanwhile, I am going to try to figure out something else to put in that bush that she would like...

Something that wouldn't start a forest fire!

I am going back in the house and watch TV. I will try to ignore her and her plans for the future of the garden.

See you tomorrow if the back yard hasn't burned to the ground...

Friday, February 16, 2018

It's still drizzling!

That puts me in a mood for doing quiet things. 

First quiet thing? About two and a half rows on the rug.  I am not sure how big it is going to be until the thread runs out.  I still have quite a bit left.
Turquoise and Fuzzy is done.  I made it to keep the two disappearing remotes together.  It is working well so far... Of course I only finished it last night.

Ask me about a week from now where the remotes are... I will have no idea. Oh well...
I also started re-doing some of my memory wire bracelets.  They were all on round shaped memory wire.  Walmart is carrying some that is oval shaped now.  I like that better. It is more comfortable on my wrist.

This is one of my favorites.
The rain has been doing some good.  My berry plants are all happily growing new leaves and the strawberry plant has five berries on it so far... Now if I can get them to grow up and turn red, I will be a happy camper.

Wish me luck.

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I Won't Loose Turquoise and Fuzzy!

I am very good at laying down the channel changer and Roku remote and not remembering where they are... I am about to solve the problem. 

I got out my handy dandy knitting needles and a ball of fuzzy turquoise yarn.  I am knitting sleeves to slide both remotes in. No more losing...

There may be a bit more knitting though.  As soon as the terrible two saw what I was doing, Zar wanted a new fuzzy blanket and Tessie wants a new fur coat...

I am hoping that there won't be enough yarn left for either one...
As far as cleaning goes, I didn't get much done today.  It is raining outside.  Good for the garden, but bad for the workroom.  It is cold in there and I didn't want to stay.

I did get the top shelf of this unit cleaned out.  It doesn't look any better than it did, but a least I can find things in there.  That is, everything is in the right box.

I am stopping for the day.  Maybe it will be warmer in the workroom tomorrow... At least I hope so.

I want to get back in there and get some more stuff straight.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

I Want That In My Size!!!

Here we go again.  Tessie saw the watch when I got home from the Wednesday Witches meeting.

She immediately announced that she wants one like it in her size... I really don't think that they make watch faces in a size that would fit her.

Dream on Tessie my girl!

When I told her no to the watch, she tried for this pendant that is recently wire wrapped.

Maybe with really fine wire and a tiny pebble of a stone, I could reproduce this one... I am not going to try right now...
I am making progress on Christmas socks for next year.  Just a toe to go on this one.

I think that I am going to stay inside tomorrow. It is supposed to rain.  Maybe I can get a lot more done in the workroom. 

I am thinking of moving a couple of things around in there.  The desk may just make a right hand turn.  I have had it that way before and liked it.  We shall see...

See you here tomorrow with changes!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Early and Fast!

I spent the last couple of hours converting a pair of earrings  into small necklaces for Walter and April.

They were two silver and turquoise earrings that Walter inherited from his mom. 

He asked me if I could make them into necklaces.  It was one of those, "I think I can." moments.

It worked!
I took these thingies off of the back of each earring. I am not sure what they are called.  Maybe the clips for the earrings.

Anyway, with my needle nose pliers they came right out. No trouble at all.
This is now what they look like on the back.  I bent the little finding that the clips were attached to over to the back and made sure that they were touching the back of the earring.

I then took a jump ring and added it to each of those.

Then I took another jump ring and added that to each of the ones that I had attached to the earring.

Then I ran the chain through and attached a fastener and a ring to each end of the chains. Not hard to do at all. 

I am going to go back into the bathroom and take a look at all of the earrings that I never wear. I think that Walter was on to something.  I may have a lot of new pendants from old earrings!

I like this idea.

See you tomorrow.  Maybe with more pendants!