And what did I come back with?
Yes, I did remember the glue. Not only did I get the glue, but I found new Woodsies! I bought a couple of sacks ten or fifteen years ago. They last a long, long time, but the ones that I had were getting down to the dregs. Lots of warped and chipped pieces were mostly left.
It is amazing what silly things make me and Tessie happy. I now have enough rectangular woodsies for 130 baskets and/or planters and other wicker items. I have 330 circular and oval pieces for more baskets and other items.
Tessie grabbed a bag of Woodsies that I had never come across before and shouted, "Two hundred and fifty WANDS!!! All for me!!!" I didn't want to burst her bubble. Some will be quietly used for other things. I need rungs for the ladder going to the second story of the Russian cottage. They are simply dowels that are 1/16" diameter and 2 1/2" long. Lots of wands!
The last bag was 30 larger rounds and ovals. Perfect for mini table tops. Those will be much easier than messing with the saw and cutting ovals and circles. There are two sizes of each shape.
Now do you see why I am a happy camper?
The other new thing that I got from Michael's is an application for a Michael's Rewards Card.
Just for signing up, I will get 20% off of my next entire order... I have to go to www.michaels.com/loyalty to complete the application or send in a written one. It sounds like anybody in the US can do this. I think that they might be trying to cut down on some of the printed coupons that they give out and replace them with the card. I am going for it. Nothing to buy and nothing to lose as far as I can see.
Back to the mini world.
I used some of the woolly vinegar on the roof this morning and I'm very pleased. I took the photo between the first floor roof staining and the second, so that you could see the difference.
It looks just like an old worn rooftop. Just what I wanted. The top of the bottle that I brewed it in is in the bottom corner of the photo.
See all of that crusty black stuff around the neck. That is the dissolved mixture of steel wool and vinegar. I am rethinking vinegar in foods. If that is what it does to steel, what does it do to your insides???? Kind of scary!!!
Anyway, now I am going to sign up for the Michaels card and then I am going to go play with my new toys and the cottage.
See you tomorrow.