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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Little Mini...

Hey! I did minis.  I did a row and a half on this rug! I know that isn't much, but it's better that nothing!

Walter went golfing this morning and I went to Walmart and bought a new Instant Pot.  A month ago, you could have asked me what an Instant Pot was and I would not have been able to answer the question.  I started seeing them on Pinterest and now I have one.   

I managed to actually take it out of the box today.  Maybe tomorrow, I will try it out.

Meanwhile, Walter and I both had eye exams this afternoon. Nothing has changed for either of us.  No need for new glasses. 

I left Kota in charge.  When we got back, he was threatening Tessie with bodily harm... I think that the exact words were.  "Behave Tessie.  I will bite your head off of your little neck if you step out of line!"

I didn't actually hear him say that.  Tessie repeated it to me when we got home.  I believe her... Kota doesn't mess around when he is in charge!

I did manage to get the heel flap started on this sock while waiting for Walter to get his eyes checked...

No. It's not mini, but at least I got something done.

This is one of those "Flat feet pieces  that someone sent me a few years ago.  Love these things.  They come as flat pieces and you can turn them into anything knitted.  I am liking these socks. Such pretty colors!


Over the past couple of years, Walter has bribed me with a Starbucks treat every time I went to the doctors. 

Today we both went to the doctor so we both got Starbucks... OK.  So we both get Starbucks every time, but this time Walter's was legitimate too...

He has his annual checkup on Friday.  I wonder if I get one when he goes to do that???

Anyway, not a lot accomplished today... Maybe tomorrow.

See you then.

Monday, January 22, 2018

After Christmas Cleaning Should Never Happen!!!

 I Started with the bedside table.  Not bad.  I got it cleaned in no time and didn't run into any problems.  No unfinished projects...
The telephone table was a bit riskier.  Three pair of unfinished socks and a hat...

Don't ask about the ones that I hid in the closet.  I was just cleaning the tables.  Not the boxes of yarn that I put in the closet yesterday... The socks will all get finished some time... This year?  Next year?
I cleaned off the work table... Victor is very proud.  After all, that is where he has to live.

I can get back to work there at any time!

Then I made the mistake of opening one of the drawers where I keep unfinished rugs...

We aren't going to talk about the other two drawers like this... Not a word!

I am planning on finishing the Rya in the right bottom corner before I do anything else. That is the one that I started for The He Shed.  It is about three quarters done.   I am going back in and clean the bathroom now... One problem... All of my unfinished jewelry pieces are in there... Again. We are not going to talk about this.

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Day Off of Miniatures...

Yes. I didn't do any minis this morning.  And I probably won't do any this afternoon either.

I am on strike. 
 Instead of minis, I cleaned my closet.  Then I sat Tessie on the door handle to make sure that nobody goes in there and messes it up!

Closet cleaning is not very interesting, but it has to be done once in a while.
I even found a place in the closet to store all of the sock yarn that I needed a place for.

I am going to work on knitting for the rest of the day.  Don't tell anyone!
I can't do anything on the IPad. Kota is sleeping on it.  That's my excuse and I am sticking with it!

I am going to relax the rest of the day.

See you tomorrow.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Just Needs Shading Now.

OK. I got sidetracked by a couple of toilet paper cores for a little while.  I now have frames for a couple of carpet bags and eleven purses.
Then I went back to work on the stones.

I went over all of the lines with my crochet hook.
Then I painted a base coat of Antique White all over the stones and the bare walls on the outside.

I still need to take it in and while sitting next to the music tower, I need to do some antiquing and shading on the stonework.
All I have to do is get Tessie and Spike to move.  They both seem to think that they are going to own this one.

Anyway, that's all I am going to do today.  I have to go out in the back yard and recover some of the plants.  The wind is blowing things all over the place.

Back to work.

See you tomorrow.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Lost and Found...

I have been knitting today.(And some yesterday too...)

I started looking for my favorite sock book yesterday and couldn't find it. 

I went into town this morning.

I finally found the book when I got home.
I am looking for socks that will be easy to knit for next Christmas.  I am not going to do everything at the last minute this year.

This is the pattern that I was looking for. It is probably the simplest sock pattern in the universe.

No heels to turn. It's just straight knit and purl all the way through and then you just decrease for the toes.  I'm on my way now!
 The only problem is... Kota wants the bed made so that he can go to sleep on the corner.

For some reason, he lined up four of his favorite toys on the floor and then crouched down and is waiting for them to move... Pretty soon he will start attacking... Makes no difference if they move or not.
In case you were wondering... Nope. I didn't do a thing to the bedroom today.  I went out and wandered around town most of the morning.  Walter was playing golf and I decided to go shopping...

All I bought was a Brunch Burger and an Iced Mocha from Jack in the Box. 

Not exactly a successful shopping day. 

I came home and covered all of the plants on the back porch.  We are supposed to get down to freezing tonight and tomorrow night.  The back porch looks like it is haunted again.

I am going to give up and make Kota's bed now. 

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kota Did It!

OK. I can't really blame the mess on Kota this time.  This is what happens when I decide to do stonework in the bedroom...

Kota was just taking a  nap. I made the mess...
 I finished the stonework on the top of the room box. I am still not sure that I like the flat roof.  I may have to do something to fancy it up.

Yes. Tessie is still asleep. I took the box top over to the bed and did the rocks over there. Every once in a while I could hear heavy sighs over there... They were alternating with loud snoring. 

Mostly, it was the snoring.  I don't think that I was disturbing her.  The noise was irritating me though....
 This is the finish that I am considering for the rocks on the bedroom. 

I like this finish and I think that it would go well with the interior.

I may have to think about it, but it is top on my list.
While looking for other things to consider for castle rooms, I thought of this birdcage.  I would probably make the back three panels the same rock work as the other two. 

I am thinking that it would lend itself to a library and maybe an observatory in the top dome. 

Just considering it. 

I am going back to work on the stonework on the bedroom now.

One thing at a time.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I may as Well Write Early...

Tessie yelled over her shoulder about 7:00 this morning to inform me that she was sleeping in...

So the frog prince will have to sit quietly on the dressing table.  Her kitten will have to stop chasing him around the room.

And I shall be quite and not do stonework above her head...

I found other things to do.  The new dragon has been installed above the work desk and is no longer a toilet paper holder. 

He is now keeper of the tapes. I am not sure that he is happy with that job, but it is going to have to do. 

That way I will have someone to talk to while I work.

I am naming him Victor.  He just looks like that to me.
Since Tessie wouldn't let me apply rocks, I found other things to do.  I am trying to get rid of stuff that I don't use and get the stuff that I do use straight, so that I can find it.

I now have a system to keep all of my wire for jewelry making in order.  They are filed by size and kind of wire now.  I can grab any kind I want at a moment's notice.

But the most important straightening job this morning, was the tool bag!

Just ask me where any tool is and I can walk to the tool bag and hand it to you!

I am so proud.  I haven't cleaned this out for the two years since my surgery.

I am now ready to start seriously working again.  My tool box is ready too!

I am going now to try to convince Tessie to either move to another bed or stand the noise.  I am going back to work whether she likes it or not!!!

See you tomorrow.