I am back to sorting the rest of the stuff in the workroom, so no projects today.
Tessie is "helping"....
She found another one of my earlier beds. Now she has it in her head that she needs TWO more houses. Thank goodness, that is the last one...I hope...I don't remember any others that I have stashed.
A couple of weeks ago, when Wednesday Witches met here at my house, we got to talking about doing macrame. I have a few books from the seventies and we were all reminiscing about doing that particular craft.
I remember discovering macrame when I was in school. I found a turn of the century (19th) needlework book that had a description of doing it. I wasn't even sure how to pronounce it, but I taught myself how to do it by following the instructions in that. I merrily went along doing it for a few years and then suddenly Mc Call's Needlework and Crafts magazine published an article about it. It took a couple more years, but it eventually caught on and everybody wanted to learn. Hence, I started teaching it in craft stores.
When I started doing miniatures, I pretty much quit doing it. Once in a while I would do a pot hanger or wall piece in mini, but other than that, nothing.
Talking about it made me think about how much fun it was to do. It seems that lately a lot of people are doing jewelry with fine cords and calling it micro macrame. I did a lot of that way back when.
I couldn't resist grabbing some thread and tying a bunch of knots. OK....I know. I am supposed to be finishing the townhouse. I am tying knots with one hand and doing the house with the other...Honest....
Then I remembered that I had a bunch of rug yarn in a storage bin in the garage....One thing leads to another.
Now I am working on a bag. This is one side. The other side will be the same. Mookie says "Hi!".
I am not going to quit mini-ing. I just needed something new to do while I watch TV at night. I can't just sit there and watch. I have to keep busy. This too will pass.
I am going back to sorting now. Slowly, but surely, the laundry basket is getting emptied. I will not be happy until it can be used as a laundry basket again....
See you tomorrow, with minis in hand.