Don't forget to poke the photos to enlarge!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Various and Sundry Things......

This morning I had a new visitor to the back yard. The birds were raising a ruckus. They sound an alarm whenever a predator arrives on the scene. I looked out the window and this little guy was sitting on the fence just waiting for breakfast. Of course, breakfast had all flown away.

I managed to get a couple of photos of him before he gave up and left. He is very young and not too smart. Usually the hawks hide in the branches of a tree or bush. He will learn eventually.

Anyway, I have barricaded myself in the workroom this morning. I am still reorganizing things. I will probably still be doing this particular task for the next century or two.

Unfortunately, Tessie found the Dymo Label Maker. She found out that it is easier to type on that than on the computer, so she is going hog wild with it. Somehow she managed to figure out the "symbols" tab. Then she was delighted to find that there was a spider symbol. She is now busy replacing the labels on everything.

She insists, "Everything looks sooooo much better when decorated with spiders!"

I imagine that will keep her happy for a couple of hours, so I am not objecting to the replacements. I really don't like admitting it, but somehow the spiders do add something to the labels.

As I was sorting, I found the bag of sliced branches that I got at Walmart a couple of weeks ago.

They were in the floral crafts section. At three dollars a bag, I thought that they would make a nice garden path, patio floor or maybe even a floor for a rustic cabin.

As you can see from the photo, there is enough variety of size that they will fit together with very little space between. I wet one of the pieces and they will get darker with a varnish or other finish on the surface.

I didn't even make a dent in the bag with the pieces that I fit together on the worktable in front of Spike.

I will have to glue them to a sub floor and sand the top surface to get them all exactly the same thickness. I do think that there are a lot of possibilities for these. Put your thinking caps on and come up with ideas.

They also had really nice bags of polished acorns, the same size bag and the same price. Lots and lots of birdhouses.

I need to get back in the workroom and supervise the label maker. Widget just wandered in here with a label on his nose that reads....(spider) CAT(spider). I have visions of labels on every item in the house.

Gotta go. See you tomorrow.


Bellesanbeaus said...

Tessie may love me for this comment but I am not sure how you will feel.... we visited a resturant once that had taken those lil wooden slices and nailed them to the walls. having a huge tree in our own yard that needed chopping guess who got a kitchen with walls made from different sized wood slices? Anyone who seen it ..loved it. I felt like a spider in a wood pile! big hugs beth

Caseymini said...

I thought about that application also....I don't think that it would go in this house though. I will keep it in mind.