Monday, January 21, 2019

Just a quickie post

Well it was supposed to be a quickie, then I realized I had 21 photos.  Heh.  Anyway.....

This is why I take so much trouble with my african violets.  Eye candy!

I mentioned sorting out The Sandbox.  A table has been removed.  In it's place is the Ikea Alex drawer unit.  Moving the drawers out from under my cutting table meant I could shove the dog beds under there and not be tripping over them.  Win!  The 301 is in a better place too, as is the serger.

I can now walk all the way around the cutting table without bumping into, tripping on, or stepping over anything.  I can breathe!

Over there is the computer corner where I can print out the Inklingo pieces for my La Passacaglia quilt.

I've finished this round and started on the next. The spotted fabric in the center of the rosette is still bothering me, but I'm not going to rush to change it.  It may get nicely lost in the larger scheme of things.

The Viking is tracked out of school for one more week.  (He is so anxious to go back.)  In a bid to keep him busy last Friday I rummaged in the garage for some cardboard boxes and we made a dog house for the four stuffed dogs he arrived with in the morning.  My best efforts at "packing tape engineering."  Heh.  As luck would have it, the night before, at the quilt guild silent auction I had come away with a bag full of assorted laces and trims.  The Viking enjoyed taping the sequined ones to the house and we made curtains with some of the eyelet and ribbon. We were essentially making Snoopy's dog house which brought up questions about how it flew and how does Snoopy sleep on the pointy top of the house.  I wasn't much help with the answers.  :-)  He was however, very proud of the fact that his house has an attic and Snoopy's doesn't.

We also took advantage of the warmth for a trip to the dragon park.

There were even some very confused forsythia bushes trying to bloom!

So much for the warmth.  Today and yesterday have been freezing.

I enjoyed some indoor time making a storage unit for my color pencils.  Basically more packing tape engineering.  Ha.  Some magazine files from Walmart, foam core, shelf liner, Tacky Glue, and packing tape.  The prototype came out ok.

So I made a set of four.

My coloring corner is looking comfortable.  :-)

The other project for the weekend was obtaining this Ikea Kallax unit from Craigslist and making it into a useful place for The Tramp to put TV and stereo in his study, along with various the computer components that keep our network functioning.  Ideas were tossed around, furniture was moved,  cables mounted on the walls, equipment was shifted and reconnected, and much was left undone for another day, but what a great start.  And it looks nice too. :-)

Oh, and we also met with Patrick, who will be taking down the oak tree.  Now the decision has been made, I'm very anxious to see it happen.  Especially as I listened to the wind howl all last night.  Next Monday.  No more wind until after then please!


Jenny said...

Love the dog house for Snoopy. And I do hope your tree felling goes well, although I'm sure your tree man is a real professional and will have it all planned out,

Janice said...

Lots has been happening in your neck of the woods. Your sewing area should now be very efficient. I do love your African violets. Something I have no success with - I don't lavish them with enough love.