Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Another day, another drastic change in the weather here in Northern Indiana. I was pushing the snow blower at 5:00 this morning. Hope I didn't wake you! I'm sure there was at least six or seven inches of the white stuff on the ground. Yes, yes, it's 'pretty', but pretty don't get it. You know? It's a mess to drive in and … well, it's the end of February and it's time for ugly, dirty, muddy landscapes sunshine and warmer temps. This flaky stuff has to go!
On a brighter note: I know that I heard two Robins singing this morning. I couldn't actually see them, but I know they were out there. They have that unique chirp. You know the one? Next time I'll take my camera with me and capture them digitally.
Hope you're having a good day.
Now..go make something!
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
The whole month of February has been nothing but a time of germ passing at our house. We've all had just about enough of it, thank you very much.
Craft time has been almost nil due to other things [trying to get well, trying to stay ahead of projects at work (ha! good one!)].
Best wishes for a fun, crafty and HEALTHY weekend.
Friday, February 15, 2008
The boys have a 4-day weekend (President's Day Recess) so I took today off to spend some quality time with them. We went to lunch (Chinese food at New York Buffet). In case you don't know, I'm all about quantity and (quality too ) when it comes to Chinese food. There were tons of choices but we stuck with the basics:
- Chicken and broccoli
- Egg drop soup
- Terriyaki chicken (a/k/a 'chicken on a stick')
- Black pepper chicken
- Steamed rice
- Mei fun
- Lo mein
This afternoon we're going to do some house cleaning and homework. That will make mama happy. And when mama's happy, everyone is happy. :-)
Early this morning I started making a tote bag out of re-purposed fabric. I found a Vera Wang pillowcase at the Thrift Shop this week. We'll see how it turns out. If I get my house chores done in time, I'll make a trip to the Craft Corner and work on it. Stay tuned.
Hey: have a great weekend.
Now...go make something!
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Shelves were installed on 2-2-08. I'm pretty much done with getting the pegboard permanently fastened, then the trim goes up. Then...we're 95% complete!
The Cub Scout Pinewood Derby is next Saturday. So..the Little Guy and I have been busy making his car. You can see some of our supplies on the left-hand side of this photo. We're keeping our fingers crossed on this one. I enjoy working with fiber media; however, derby cars are not my forte'. But we're getting there.
I was going to drill holes in the Formica(R) counter-tops, but changed my mind and did a much easier thing: I drilled holes in the pegboard and then fished the electric cords up, in between, the 2x4's. It works great and really doesn't look bad at all.
Thanks to my dad and my wife, this long-awaited area is coming to life. It's great to have a space dedicated to my hobby time.