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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Oops! I Slipped!

There will be a slight pause, whilst I fix my thumb.  That's what I get for getting sidetracked.

I found some of my mini gourds that needed cutting...  As you know, I switch directions quite easily.  I decided to sit down and cut a few.

The ones with the curved edges have to be cut by hand with an Exacto knife....Very carefully.

I was not paying close enough attention and zipped into the side of my left thumb.  At least it was the one that I use the least.  I can even type without it!

Anyway, I decided that the fates wanted me to keep going on the roof of the Tudor Wall House.  So after bandages and disinfectant, I changed course once again.
It's a good thing that I did.  The second batch of stain was just right.

I started on the biggest part first and by the time I got to the end, the beginning was nice and dark.

Just look at the difference!  The stain isn't dry yet and it is already looking good. 

I turned the roof upside down so that the stain could get up under the overlapping shingles.  I don't want any shiny spots beneath the edges.

This is just seconds after I finished the painting on the stain.  It works very fast.

I am just sitting here watching stain dry now.  I will show you the final results tomorrow. 

For today, I think that I will behave myself for the rest of the day and do what is expected.  No more gourds....

Maybe I will just follow Tessie's sage advice and "Tend to my knitting". I don't need thumbs for that.  At least not the left one.

See you tomorrow.


Lucille said...

Those shingles look so realistic! Sorry about your thumb. Hope it heals quickly!

anisnofla said...

Cuídate mucho.