So it was hard to get much done today. The shower in Alexis and Mike’s room is being replaced and when the old boards from behind the tile were being removed, I had to make sure Harry was downstairs because they were rather moldy and I didn’t want the kid around it as it was torn down. Between watching Harry downstairs and running back up every bit to check my girls, it wasn't much of a "me" day. Whenever the girls hear the doorbell ring, they run to hide under the covers on my bed. I wanted to make sure they were still breathing – they were both under there for about 7 hours straight!
So I got the bottom half of the first quarter of the geese together, but it wasn’t exactly what I had in mind- I don’t know what I was thinking. This is how I wanted it to look as an 18” square –
But this is what I wound up with for the bottom of that part–
I should probably have marked my lines better on the paper so I could remember exactly what I was trying to do. I may still add a little to the right side so I can take some off the left to get more like what I wanted in the first place. I was just cutting strips big enough to get to each junction and trimming off – it seems easier than trying to figure out exact dimensions. Is there a better way?
While I was trying to slide around in my chair, I realized I wasn’t sliding too well. If you have been reading my stuff for very long, you know I am a very messy sewer, so when I turned the chair upside down, I wasn’t terribly surprised to find all five casters looking something like this –
I spent part of this evening pulling all of the garbage out of the wheels. I tried using a pair of scissors and a seam ripper before I got out an X-acto (sp?) knife to work on it. When I was done, this is what I had-
The tissue wasn’t stuck in the wheels- I used it when I cut myself to stop the blood flow. Well, it was pretty much worth it, I can slide about much better now. I love this chair – when the real estate company I was working for decided to get new furniture, I asked if I could my old desk chair and they said yes. I’ve glad because it is the best thing I ever got there after seven long years! LOL
I need to mention that today was also a little blue because it would have been Kelly’s 60th birthday and my dad’s 86th. I didn’t say anything to anyone, but Mom brought it up at dinner. Kelly has been gone almost four and a half years, my dad seventeen. It’s amazing how quickly time passes.
I will try to be back tomorrow.