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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Here We Go Again!!!

As usual, I leave and the party keeps going for another two days...

Notice the shower tower. Tessie is the only one that has used it so far...She snuck out and told me that was the only place that she could get any sleep.  She borrowed Zar's couch throw and I think that she may go back in and catch a few more hours. I don't blame her.  The party was still going strong when I left. She snuck out and told me that was the only place that she could get any sleep. I think that she may go back in and catch a few more hours. I don't blame her.  The party was still going strong when I left.

Meanwhile, I finished the floor of the potting shed.  I cheated. It is some stuff that I got from Home Depot several years ago.  Shelf covering or something of the sort.

I just decided to take the easy way out on the floor.  Nobody ever notices the floor anyway.

The last photo is a shelving unit that I am building for the potting shed.

I got the wood at Walmart.  They are now selling bags of Jumbo Popsicle sticks.  They are just the right size for building shelves and other small items of furniture. The dimensions of the bookcase are, Seven feet tall.  Four feet wide and the popsicle sticks are 1" wide.  All I had to do was cut them to size and glue them together!

I can't remember how many were in the bag, but a lot for the price I paid.  I will have to look at the price the next time I go over there.  They were about $3.00 and that is a LOT of finished wood for that price. I plan to make another shelving unit and a potting bench, before I am done and I am sure that I will still have a LOT of wood left.

Anyway, here I go again!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bells and Whistles to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary!


Happy Anniversary to the blog!

This is the 3,650 entry for the blog!!!  Actually there are a few extra, but those were welcome notes to the first people that joined the followers list. I am going to the party as soon as I stop typing. 
Everybody but me is already celebrating.  It has been happening since 12:01AM and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Even Rocky Raccoon is toasting to the anniversary. See bottom left.
I looked it up this morning and I have had 2,388,969
visitors since I first started ten years ago. 
When I started, I decided to try it for a couple of weeks.  People started showing up and adding themselves to the followers list. Right now I have 1399 followers.
Anyway, thanks to all of you that have hung on for all this time.
I love the company and I will keep trying as long as you keep reading.
Tomorrow is the first day of the second ten.
Now I am going to the party.  Walter is already there.  He's the one behind Tessie in the golf clothes.
The nice thing about parties at Zar's place is, if anyone gets too drunk we can throw him in the shower tower and turn it on.  Ice cold will snap them right out of it.
Back to the party!  See you tomorrow!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

One More Day!

I didn't get a lot of mini-ing done today.  I got the stitches that you see on the needle done for the rya rug...
I cast on a second blue and green sock...
I waved at Tessie as I flew by a few times.

April and Amare came over and we did kid things. That was more fun than doing grown up things like minis.

Tessie doesn't understand me having a grandson that is more important than she is.
Oh Well....
Tomorrow is my 10th anniversary of the blog.  I have done it every day for that long! I did miss a couple of days, but I went back and filled them in and apologized.

I will have done 3,650 entries and a few extras here and there.

I think that I deserve to play a little here and there.

I have to clean off the worktable in the bedroom before I can do any minis tomorrow.  I will be back tomorrow, but I may just take some of the day off to have more fun.

Back to work.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Left Behind...

What's wrong with this photo?

It's simple... There are no leaves in the box.  Not one!!!

I was going to build some trees at the Wednesday Witches meeting today... Couldn't do it.  I got there and there was not even one leaf to be seen!
When I got home, Tessie was all anxious to see the new trees... Nope... Not one.

I also can't seem to find the frame for the opening in the little tower.

I checked and made sure that all of the other components were in the bag.

They seem to be.
 I did find the leaves. They were in a separate bag.  I am not sure that I like them. They seem a bit large to me. I may have to cut some by hand. When I looked around for them, I found some punches too.  I am not sure how these will look until I try them.
I am going to give up for tonight.  See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I Have All of the Pieces...

Now all I have to do is put them together in the right order...

OK... I have to paint and do other things too, but I am ready to start!
Tessie and I decided that we are going to let an owl or two take over the little tower on the roof.

Please note that I did paint the inside of that and the door and the walkway around the perimeter. So I did get something done today.
I found more of the little bonsai trees. The wood(wire) part has been painted, so all I have to do is add greenery.

And I also have to do something with the bottoms.  I think that there are a few more around here someplace.  I am sure that they will turn up sooner or later.
Tessie found the bones of some trees. At least that's what she calls them.  There are also some dried weeds from the back yard and some large boulders. Well, for someone her size they are boulders!

Anyway, we are on our way to having one building for her outdoor paradise.

I am going to stop for today.  There is going to be freezing weather tonight and I have to make sure that the plants are covered.  I protest! I want summer! Now!!!

See you tomorrow.

Monday, February 19, 2018

You Did It Before and...

You can do it again! That was Tessie, when I told her to get out of the way so that I could work on her new potting shed...

I think that she was referring to the first project that I did after she moved in.

She sat in her favorite chair, with her alligator, on her lap and I painted the whole bottom floor of her cottage around her and Friskie.

For those of you that don't know, I know that Friskie is spelled wrong.  I had to name him that. It was the name on his bowl when I got him.

The new potting shed is a different matter. It is a much smaller building and if she is in the middle, I am NOT going to be able to paint around her.

I am lucky if I can get a paintbrush inside.  Especially if it has wet paint on it.
I did manage to get a base coat of gesso and one coat of light cream inside and out, before she moved in...

She is holding one of the wire bonsai trees that she intends to put on shelves on at least two walls of the shed.
She put that outside... Then she settled in with a good astrology book.  She can't possibly expect me to paint around her if she is sitting in the corner like that! No way! No how!

I may just have to lock her in the workroom and do the painting in the bedroom if she keeps up. Maybe, I can talk her into perching on the roof and watching. She has done that a few times. It gives her a better view of what is going on and keeps her out of the paint.

I am thinking "brick floor". If I do that, she will have to move out completely!

Wish me luck. I am going to need it!

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I Need A Gazebo and a Potting Shed...

 Since I said that Tessie couldn't cook in the tree tops, she has taken another turn... For the worst.

She now wants a Gazebo and a potting shed in the trees. It is at least a little better idea than a barbeque in the trees...I just happen to have this kit that I bought at Goodwill.

It's a potting shed with all the bells and whistles.

Now all I need is a gazebo.

The bells and whistles have to be put together...

I took all of the bells and whistles out and sorted them when I got the kit.  They were all there.

It should be interesting to see if I can remember where everything fits.

I have the two glass gazebos that are sitting in the second tree frame. Neither one is large enough to fit everything that Tessie wants to put into them.  I may just have to make a gazebo that will stay in the house until she wants to go outside.
Until we quit arguing about what is going in the gazebo, I am not lifting a finger to make it.  She is going to have to make a lot of decisions fast if she wants to play in the garden this summer.

Back to work.

See you tomorrow.