Thursday, April 10, 2014

Busy Bee

Let's not talk springs today.
I'm mad at them. I am wrestling with fixing them or replacing them with foam. Is it worth it? Will my re-springing hold up? Am I out of my mind? Don't answer that question.

With no answer in sight, I find it way more exciting to watch Nikki try and catch a carpenter bee.

At first I wonder what in the world she's doing. Yes, I know the work table collapsed. But she doesn't have to try to eat it.
Then I see the bee.
She's chasing the bee.
It won't come out, so she's going in after it!

I think the bee decided to never return. Too much craziness at this place!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Break

No working on springs today. My hand needs a break. It is very tough cutting this wire!
When the going gets tough, the tough get baking.

Chocolate chip cookies.
It's amazing how they're all the same size. Don't you think? Me too.

It's a cookie scoop. Got it on clearance at Wal-Mart for $1. It was worth a try.  Works well.

Now for another adventure.......

I think I'll make some pretzel rolls.

Epic fail! What went wrong? I don't know yet. Some say they were good. I don't know. I'll try again another day.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Maybe it's appropriate that I begin to re-spring what has sprung during spring.

I can't work on anything else until the living room is finished. So say I.

Does that have to include the couch cushions? I know they need reupholstering. Badly.
But there are 3 of them. 
If it takes me 2 days to do one....assuming I finish tomorrow....that will be....I don't know! The rest of my life?
Springing forward,

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Made in the Shade

When I repainted the living room I decided NOT to do anything else until it was ALL finished.
No more PhD's--Projects half Done.
Striving for PaD's--Projects all Done.
Easier said than done.
When did I repaint the living room anyway? Hmmmm....February 2013. Geez!
I have a long way to go before things are finished.
The sofa has to be recovered.
This chair needs recovering, again.
The windows need covering.
I really wanted shades. Roll up shades.

My beautiful linen roll-up shades.
Ok, so they aren't linen. They're made from a drop cloth. 
But you didn't know that right off.

All the directions I found required the shades to be mounted on a board then mounted in the window.
There would be no taking them down for washing.
I live with boys.
Things FLY through the air.
I have to be able to take them down and wash them.
So I used a tension rod, some screw eyes, and something for fishing.

I have no idea what these are for. But I've had them for years. I bought them for something. I don't know what. They worked great here.

Nikki approved. As long as they are rolled up. She MUST be able to see out the window.
One project down. How many more to go? I'll think about that later.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


It began as a blue straw dispenser.

But became a pink pencil dispenser.

Spray paint is a wonderful thing!

So much more "Amy" don't you think?