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Friday, January 28, 2011

Almost Here....

First of all, it's kind of difficult to type with a cat sitting on the keyboard...

I didn't get a lot of mini-ing done this morning. Walter is out playing golf and I wandered away from home to one of the antique malls that I don't often visit. Wandering around was all I did. I didn't buy one thing. It was a nice two hours, but not at all productive.
I did part of one basket this morning before I left. It is the same shape and coiling technique as ones that were found in King Tut's tomb. It needs to be bigger, so I will finish this one and start over...

I noticed that I have 600 followers as of last night...I am going to wait to have a drawing. Another momentous occasion is almost here. On Feburary 23, 2011 I will have been writing this blog for three years. Every day. Once in a while twice a day. Who would have thought that my six year old's brain could keep doing it over and over for that long? Not me. Would never have dreamed that I could stick to it that long. With this post, I will have written to you 1,227 times!

Another "Almost here" is my birthday on Sunday. I am not telling you how old I will be. You would probably dig a hole, insist I lie down in it, and start shoveling dirt over me! Well, maybe I'm not quite ready for that yet.....

Another "Almost here" is the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. It starts tomorrow. For the last couple of years, we have gone out, to celebrate my birthday, for lunch and to the show with Seth and April. I will have a report for you on it in tomorrow's blog.

Now for the last "Almost here...."
Guess what is on the agenda for the rest of the day? If I can manage to force the door open, I will be in the workroom cleaning if you need me.....I am off to find a piece of sturdy rope to tie between my ankle and the door handle.

See you tomorrow.

17 comments:

Susan said...

Happy birthday fellow aquarian! Hope you have a wonderful day. Congrats on 3 years blogging!! an amazing feat. And thanks to your six year old brain for sharing so many fabulous ideas, your blog is incredibly inspirational.

Kathi said...

HAPPY BIRTHAY!
CONGRATULATIONS ON 600 FOLLOWERS!
CONGRATULATION ON THREE YEARS (!) OF BLOGGING EVERY DAY!
CONGRATULATIONS ON 1227 WONDERFUL POSTS!
I can assure you that I have read each and every one of them at least once!
As far as digging holes... well, I'll never tell either! :D

María José- islabcn said...

I understand maybe it's your birthday on Sunday? if so, congratulations and happy birthday!!!
kisses and hugs

Minka's Studio said...

What is the "white stuff" on the spool"? Do you have a tutorial for that style of basket? Happy Birthday! (a wee bit early) You are only as old as you feel.

Caseymini said...

Minka, the white stuff is cloth covered floral wire. Buy it when you find it. The stores around here run out of it sometimes. I get mine at Michael's when they have it. You can also try on line. Just put in "spools of #32 gauge cloth covered wire". That usually brings something up. If you can't get it in spools, some shops sell bundles of 18" lengths. Those will make a basket about as big as the end of your thumb.

For info on how to make the coiled ones, go to "baskets" in the label section and go back to Nov. of 2008. There are two entries with info there.

Kelly said...

Happy almost Birthday!!!! I love your blog. I am very happy that you have stuck with it for three years. I have learned a lot from the short time I have been following your blog. It makes collecting miniatures and doing miniature projects more fun. I wait for your post every day. Thank you for sticking with it.

Lucille said...

Happy Birthday Casey! And, thank you for all the wonderful tutorials of the past three years. Have a wonderful time with your family on Sunday.

Kathyb said...

Happy Birthday! If you tell us how many times you have been working on twenty five, that will be close enough! Just kidding! Working on my third 25 after this birthday! I am so glad I found your blog! I have enjoyed your posts so much. I can't claim to have read all of them yet, but I've only been a follower for a little while. I'm working on it though! Keep the good times rolling and many happy returns of the day!

Lataina said...

Happy early birthday, Casey!!! I love that you have something different for us everyday. You are an inspiration and truly creative woman. Have a beautiful celebration with your family! =)

Piu said...

Happy birthday! I've been your keen reader for some time now. Your blog is one of the best I've found. Keep going...

Sans! said...

Happy Birthday Casey! It's Saturday here so tomorrow will be your birthday! 1227 posts? ! Wow! Bow to master!

Rietje said...

Happy Birthday! Have a nice day with your family. From all your posts I have discovered that you have a young spirit. Thats what counts!!
Thanks for your wonderful blog

malu2 said...

Que gato mas precioso tienes,me gustan mucho tus cositas,te invito a visitarme.Besos.

Claudia said...

Lots of events coming up! Happy Birthday, Casey! I love your blog and am in awe of your daily posting. You are simply fabulous!

xo
Claudia

Debbie said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday for tomorrow Casey. I hope you have a lovely day.
Congratulations, you now have 603 followers and congratulations on three years of writing your blog. I for one can honestly say I've read every post, may not have commented but have read it.. xxxxx

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Casey!!!

Katie said...

Happy Belated Birthday Casey! I see from all the amazing pictures at the bead and gem show that you had a good weekend:)

And congrats on 3 years of blogging... I've enjoyed every minute of it! Casey, You will always be my miniature go-to-girl!!
BIG HUGS!
Katie