(January 17, 2000 was my first carving day.)
Front was supposed to come through. It held back. Cloudy warm, windy. 75 early morning 82 high. This weather report is brought to you by the City Of Pompano Beach Department Of Tourism.
Easter, I decided I wanted to relocate my computer from the “office” to the bedroom. I first had to move a whole bunch of stuff in the bedroom, finding some place for that stuff to go, then I brought my computer, tracing wires, plugs, and such. It took most of the day and the much of the next day to get it right. I accomplished little the rest of the weekend. The problem is getting the stuff where it needs to be is the easy part. The hard part is getting things where it is comfortable. I unplugged everything four times to change how things were set up.
During the week, I moved something improperly that was on the shelf of the laptop and watched my laptop (I also have a desk top) land on the floor, right on the corner of the open screen. The screen was toast. I did remember I had a spare monitor, keyboard and mouse so I was able to make it into a desk top. A week later I got a good used monitor installed. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE DUMB, YOU HAVE TO BE TOUGH....
The next week, I spent the weekend digging through papers, sorting them. I have an idiot in charge of where papers go. He never puts them where one would expect to find them..... It is always the most important ones that are hidden away.
This weekend, I had to do my Texas. I would have rather done Arizona, but the government requires Texas be done before April 15th. I hate tax. I prefer safety pins.....
I used to think that tape could fix anything. I have found a few things tape won’t fix, but I will stick to my story.... I would rather use tape than tax or safety pins.
I have a stuffed animal addiction. Luckily, I have kept it well under control. If I had followed the addiction, my house would be wall to wall, floor to ceiling with stuffed animals, all of them cute and cuddly. I estimate I have about 12 standard sized stuffies, some given to me, and about 20 beany babies sized stuffies. With these, I plan on making clothing for them and giving them as gifts. That does not count the little stuffed cat that is on the dashboard of the truck, forlornly looking at me with worry as I drive.
I had gotten a bunch of bunnies for Easter to pass out to the girls at work and at a gathering I go to. I had three I really liked that I kept out of the ones passed out, but I broke down and sent two out to a friend for her grandchildren. I did gain one. It is cute This weekend, I ended up with four TY Beany Babies. A dragon a lizard, a skunk and a lobster. I saw the dragon and had to have it and at the price, I ended up with the others.
In crochet, I started a dress for a teddy bear. It quickly became too long for the bear I was using as a pattern, but mom suggested that I fold the top over and make it a collar. I am now making the back of the dress. I am running it straight ten stitches, then increasing the size of the stitch as it goes on down. That is causing a flair in the skirt. It is in lime green and that is eye catching. I am considering, but have not decided on, doing another color for the front to make it more interesting. It is kind of hard to find time to crochet when a tablet with games is the competition. I even have several books on the tablet and don’t have time to read them.
I thought about wood working, but never got near it.
I’ve been cutting the tops of large pill bottles, such as for multi vitamins and trying to use them for pencil holders. Mom and I was talking about how they fall over so easily and a friend suggested putting some coins in the bottom. I tried it. Five to ten cents in pennies is all that is needed to keep them upright with pencils and such in them. I had never thought of it. At work I had jammed them into a corner held by things so they would not fall over. What a difference a few coins make. Since they are pennies, their loss is not great if ever stolen. One always ends up with more pennies than you need.
I’ve been using my carving knife to slice the tops off. It is not absolutely straight and I sometimes have to do some shaving because the plastic buckled or bent while cutting, taking the knife off course. But even somewhat straight is good enough. One does not notice the tops all that much. I was doing it quick, but if you take your time and work carefully, you can get it nice and straight. I cut just below where the top curves in for the cap. I am thinking, when I get back to full time wood working, I can use these for holding tools and supplies as I work.
This Thursday, is the wood turning club meeting. I understand they are having a tool auction there. I don’t NEED more tools. I do like to look, though. It is good to meet up with friends, even it if is later than my normal bed time.
I will see if I can get some wood working done now that some of the rush stuff is done.
Will see what happens next weekend.
Easter bunnies sent out. the blue, yellow and green in front were the ones I hung on to. I ended up keeping only the green bunny.
The start of a dress I am working on. this will now be the back, with the top bent down for a collar. About three more rows will be when I make the arm holes.
these creatures attacked me and threatened great harm to me if I did not bring them home. With a deal like that, I had to accept it....