Monday, March 25, 2013
Tessie's Adventures With Velcro Dots...
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.
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.
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.