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Monday, March 25, 2013

Tessie's Adventures With Velcro Dots...

The first thing this morning, I started a load of wash and then went to clean in the workroom.

Tessie tagged along.  She was whining about being bored.  I put her to work looking for things to go in the craft cottage.

I have to hand it to her.  Being small, she can get into nooks and crannies where I never think of looking.

Look what she found!  I now have two miniature latch hooks for rugs.  Or I will have, as soon as I find a way to chop off the large end of them.

They were tools for fixing snags in your polyester pants suit in the 70s.  Yes.  I have been saving them for just this purpose.  Back then I used to hand paint canvas for rugs, for a couple of shops here in Tucson.  I must have done at least 20 roadrunner rugs in the course of a couple of years.  People were crazy about roadrunners back then. I always thought that it would be neat to do a miniature one.
That held her attention for all of 12.5 minutes.  Then it happened....She found my stash of Velcro dots...

She at least asked first....She turned to me, with a Velcro hook dot stuck in her hair and innocently inquired, "What are you going to do with these?".

I told her that they were for sticking things together.

She asked, "Can I use some?".  Silly me.  I answered, without looking, "Sure.".  She started hook and looping things and sticking them on the corner of the TV.  Anything to keep her busy.

I went about my business of cleaning out drawers.  I was absorbed in what I was doing and really making progress...

I wouldn't normally show you the waste basket, but see the two jars of liquid in there?  I am so proud of myself.  I am actually throwing away some of the leather work supplies...It has been at least ten years, or more, since I did any leather tooling and lacing... Actually, I moved those two jars from our other house.  I have used them only once since we moved here...They are at least 20 years old.  I am not even sure if they would still work or not.  So I am making the sacrifice.

Please note that the waste basket is almost full...That's the third load this week!  I should be seeing holes in the shelves and drawers by now...Somehow they just seem to magically fill as soon as I empty them.  Not a good sign...

Anyway, after a half hour or so, I noticed, that there was no sound in the room, other than the TV and Tessie humming merrily to herself.  That, in itself, made me a bit apprehensive...

When I turned around, I saw a whole new TV.

She was happily slapping the hooky part of the tape to the edge of the TV.  Then as I watched, she rummaged through my button box and my pendant box.  Slapped a fuzzy dot on the back of each item and pressed them in place.

I can't fault her logic...She said, "Now you will have something to look at besides boring black around the picture...After all, sometimes what's going on, on the screen is not all that interesting.".

Maybe she has something there.  And if I get bored with the things that she put on there, I can just slap a fuzzy dot on the back of something and replace what is boring. 

I am going to let her have at it, until she runs out of space to put things and see what happens...

Oops!  I have to go.  She is madly chasing after Spike with a fuzzy dot in each hand.  I don't think that he will be happy if she sticks him to the edge..."Spike, you have my permission to nip at her if she keeps trying!  Get her, Spike!"

See you tomorrow.

9 comments:

Grandma C said...

I am laughing out loud here. Hilarious. I love, love, love your blog! LOL

Sheila

Cara said...

Seriously, I'm busting a seam over here laughing so hard! What a brilliant post!

Steinworks said...

poor spike! Make Tessie leave him alone...I like him :)

Indy_Poppy said...

Tessie, I love velco also. Maybe you could make a carpeted room box. That way you could have things stuck everywhere. Even on the roof!

Lucille said...

I laughed when I read about your roadrunner rugs. I haven't thought about the roadrunner in years. My goodness, that was such a crazy cartoon. Never a boring moment with Tessie around! Enjoy your cleaning, Casey! I hope that Spike can manage her. Poor Spike!

Caseymini said...

Lucille, the roadrunners weren't the cartoon kind. They were like the real ones that we have around here.LOL

Troy said...

I bet there are even more uses for velcro in miniature. Thanks for the entertaining post.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I can see where she is coming from...calvin from calvin and Hobbs has the same kind of logic...poor you.
Big hug,
Giac

Caseymini said...

Giac, I wondered where my old Calvin and Hobbs books went...Now I know...