This little guy,with no manners, is one of a family of Rock Squirrels that live behind our fence by the wash. They have been here probably longer than we have. We have probably seen more than 5 generations come and go.
They are still completely wild, but they know where to come to find food. They are probably the most well fed squirrels in town. Every day we put out unsalted peanuts, lettuce and carrots for them.
I feel that, since we basically moved in on their territory when the house was built, we owe them. Thus, lunch every day. It is very hard to concentrate on the computer when they are chasing each other around the yard and playing squirrel tag, but fun to watch.It is such a nice day that I would rather watch squirrels than do minis.
Consequently, I am not getting anything done. I did manage to finish the rugs for the quarter inch Tudor. Remember when I said that you could use hairspray in a pinch? That's what I did, because I ran out of Patricia Nimmock's matte.
I won't do that again if I can help it. There are a couple of spots on three of the rugs that faded because the spray was irregular. Notice the blue and red one on the bottom left.
You have to have a very regular and fine mist if you use the hairspray method. Every time I do, it seems that one or two of the rugs winds up with a spot or two. Oh well....There will be a chair strategically placed on that end.
Another thing that I forgot to mention is, check your muslin sheet before you put it in the printer for little thread ends that might stick to the fabric. When you finish, you will have little white spots where they went through the printer and caught the ink.
Lastly, I did paint some beads. I have decided that the house needs a wine cellar. I had some really pretty beads. They are now ugly brown. Soon they will turn into casks for the cellar......Oh! The sacrifices that we make for the miniature world...
See you tomorrow.