OK....I will be sitting down with my right foot up for a few days, as much as possible. I either badly sprained or broke my right big toe this morning...Klutz that I am, I stubbed it while walking on flat ground.
Now for the arithmetic... Merri, you were right. One of the pieces is going to be the top to a dressing table...However, it has multiplied into two pieces. I am winging this as I go, so no pattern to speak of. I don't even have a drawing to show you. It is all in my warped little brain.
Remember the lumber in the first photo yesterday....One piece of cherry. Not even a full slab.
It is now the basis for two settees, three chairs, two plant stands with shelves underneath, and two sewing boxes.
Nine pieces of furniture from one piece of wood..
Now all I have to do is find the time to make them.
It is, however, clumsy when it comes to storage.
Which would you rather find a place for? The little pile on the right or the big pile on the left of Tessie?
I decided, since I have a nice ball winder, I would rather store the little ones. I sat down this morning and took all of that thread off of the big old cardboard tubes that the manufacturers put them on.
The ones in the after pile are less than half the size of the original. All I got rid of was the cardboard and lots of air in the middle. I will put paper cuffs around them to keep them tidy when not in use,
See the net bags on the left, that I store the big ones in? I can get 3 to 4 times as many little ones in one bag. By the way. The bags were crocheted by holding three strands of thread together and using a larger hook. That's how I use up a lot of leftover thread. If I run out of one color, I just tie on another one. It makes for a colorful bag. They are useful for all kinds of things.
Anyway, I am going to go put my big toe up on a stool now and wind thread for a while.
See you tomorrow.