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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Handy Dandy Workbox....Working!

Yesterday I couldn't think of anything that I wanted to take to Wednesday Witches to work on. So, I grabbed the mini work box that I put together a few months ago. Time to test it.

Here's the box. I have been carrying it in my car, for just such emergencies. You know the feeling. You want to make a mini right now and don't have anything to make it with. I have used it a couple of times for short periods when waiting for a store to open.

This time I got serious. I jumped in and then jumped from one thing to another when the six year old got bored with one thing and needed to do something different.

When I got home, Tessie had two new needlepoint baskets, five books, a new alligator bag(sans clasp) and the start of a corner on a rug.

I am sure that you noticed that I said that Tessie had all of these. Hey! As soon as I walked in the door, she demanded, "What did you make for me?"

Hold on a minute. The birds in the back yard are squawking. Yup. Hudson Hawk is here. He was sitting as nice as you please on the back of one of the lawn chairs. As soon as I grabbed the camera and ran to the kitchen window, he decided to move...Well, at least it is proof that he really was here.

OK. Back to the computer. I did want to say thank you for all of the nice compliments and entries for the drawing. I love hearing your stories about your minis as well as the entries. By the way, a couple of you have the impression that, if you don't have a blog, you can't enter. You can. All you have to do is be a follower on my list.

We still have a long way to go until the end of the Reader's Choice Award from I really appreciate all of your votes. Please keep it up.

Tessie announced this morning that she was tired of traipsing around the desk with the sign. She proceeded to try to drill a hole in the top of the desk to plant it in.
I managed to talk her out of that, but I am going to have to watch her closely. She is now standing right in front of me trying to hammer it into the desk with her fist. Incorrigible. She's completely incorrigible.

The real world is intruding. I have to go do some real housework and real laundry. Would one of you keep an eye on Tessie whilst I go to work?

See you tomorrow.


Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Sorry, not me. I don't think I could handle the responsibility of Tessie duty! Who knows what she might try with me at the helm. I'm going to go vote for you again. Good luck! Connie

Christine said...

Whaa wonderful idea to keep it in he car. I usually grab some sewing if I know I have a wait, but there are so many times the delay is unexpected and I have to fill in time playing games on the phone.

Kathi said...

I already have a hole in MY desk. Tessie can plant her sign here if she would like?
Love that little bag you made. :D

Merri said...

What a lovely hawk. Do you know the species? We have a big Cooper's Hawk (chicken hawk) who hunts along the creek next to our house. We call him Freeway because he likes to rest beneath a highway overpass, near the swallows.

If Tessie came here, she and I could get into a LOT of trouble, so I'll pass on holding her for you..but I could send Bud over..he's half retriever, and he's got a soft mouth. He wouldn't do TOO much damage to Tessie. But she'd need a bath after, ewwwie, dog drool.

I'm voting every day, like clockwork. Sure hope you win this..right now things look promising! Love the new little alligator bag for T, btw.

Sans! said...

You know Tessie, your magic works! You are quite a way ahead :). You are my choice of course.

That hawk is super awesome and I keep my stitching in a similar box. It's very portable.