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Friday, May 25, 2012

Still Miles to Go.....

Lucille was feeling sorry for the "Poor Threesome" in the comments yesterday....Poor threesome,
 my foot!!!

While I get stuck with the cleaning and straightening, there they sit.  Lettice said something about the current price of tea in China and they all turned and looked at me...

Tessie glared at me and said, "That's what we need.  Bring us some tea and cookies. And don't forget the lemon."

Poor threesome indeed! 

Tessie found her "Mini Me" and is now clamouring for more work on the 1/4" scale half timber wall house.  I will put it on the list.....

I am doing pretty well so far, but it is going to take time.  I have about a quarter of the space all cleaned out, but with the "stream of consciousness method" it is slow work.  I pick something up to put it away....Then I have to decide where it goes.  Then I go to the spot where I think it should live, question the validity of the placement, then turn around and head in the opposite direction....By that time, I have no idea where to put said item.  And on it goes...

I did get the closet straightened and a couple of the bookcases.  I really need to get rid of something.  There is no longer room for anything new. Maybe after I finish putting things away, I will be able to find a few unnecessary items to discard.

I am trying for the old saying "Use it up.  Wear it out.  Make it do or do without."  So far, I am not using it up or wearing it out fast enough!

Anyway, I am doing pretty good when I am not staring out the window or at the TV...

While I am working, I have another website to keep you out of mischief. 

Sharon T. sent me this one yesterday afternoon.  That's another reason I am not finished yet....Any excuse will do.

You have to see this one.  It's the best yet of the ones that have a lot of old books magazines and catalogs on line.  It even has movies and music to download.  I went for the furniture and different needlework books first.  So many books.  So little time.

There were also some really neat house plans among other things.  You name it, this site has it.  http://archive.org/index.php  At the top there are categories.  I spent most of the evening in the "text" section. The only drawback that I could see is, it looks to me like you can only download things for a week.  I don't know what happens after that. I guess they must just disappear. Mostly I probably will just use the site on line.

So...Now that you have something to keep you busy, I am going back to work.

See you tomorrow.

5 comments:

Elga said...

There are lots to download PERMANENTLY, it is funny, I wondered yesterday if you knew about this site. I normally save it as a PDF, if you don't get that option try copying the name into the search box, they have lots of different formats. And do a search for carving wood, I found some amazing books a few months back.

Rhissanna said...

I'd weaned myself off Pinterest and closed the facebook attached to it. I thought I was free of Time Vampires (apart from blogging, of course...) But now, you've given me another! Have you seen all the stuff they have? Some of this is wonderful for images, some of it is creepily perfect for the Steampunk Study. I don't know whether to laugh or cry! Thank you, thank you!

Lucille said...

Dear,dear Casey! I meant to insert a "smirk" after my comment but it skipped my mind. I do know how much you spoil them!

Caseymini said...

Rhissanna, I doubt that I will get to see it all in the next ten years. They keep adding things. That's part of the fun. LOL

Ana Correia said...

Your blog is amazing, it helped me a lot with my handmade miniatures,pure inspiration!kind regards