Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Karma especially enjoyed her cat-nest of grocery bags this month. In fact she slept in it so frequently I let her keep it for two whole days. I called "Karma!" to get a picture...she did lift her head...but refused to look at me (disgruntled with the disturbance)...
...and settled right back into her cat-nest.
I finally got out the quilt making round cutter contraption (Ruby gave me a large and a small one with great warnings as to how sharp they were so I've been afraid to use them) and my very heavy metal ruler I use to tear watercolor paper...and cut the red leather for the fauxdori cover replacements.
Used a very sharp pair of scissors to cut the notches in the center to keep the rubber bands in place (my version of a fauxdori cover).
This leather is a lot thinner.
Floppy, but it works.
And I didn't forget a picture including my trusty old thermal mug for T Stands for Tuesday over at Elizabeth's this week--LOL!
What I plan to do is back the red leather with some as-stiff-as-I-can-find, iron-on interfacing. That should give it a little more body. May need a trip to JoAnn's, eh? :)
I couldn't believe how sharp that rolling cutter actually was! Sliced through the leather like butter! And why isn't Miss Karma lying on these scraps on the floor? (Believe me--she was later, of course, so I took the thin ones out because she tries to eat anything that even vaguely resembles a string)
Was because it was a hot afternoon so I had the AC on and Karma was out on the porch enjoying the heat and looking for bugs while I was working on the covers.
There are rain spots all over the porch door, I noticed.
And Karma noticed me with the camera--LOL!
Yesterday I was over to visit the McFamily. I rocked Ian to sleep and held him for a long time while he slept so Mama could do some computer work (and I could have me some Gramma-time--hehe!). Later on the floor, with toys dangling over his head, Ian was fixated on his reflection in that unopened black package propped over to the right there. Kicking his feet and waving his arms...
...and watching the other baby move around.
Even when Daddy came home to say hi...
...and Sammy came to greet Daddy...Ian watched that other baby!
I've never seen him so quiet for so long--LOL! They discovered this intent fascination by accident and have left the shiny package there for Ian, of course. Wait till he figures out that it's him in the reflection! Babies and toddlers are such fun because everything is brand new and exciting. :)
Anyways, today is going to be busy. Caroline comes to clean this afternoon and guess who's coming over to surprise her? Leah and Ian!! Wonder what Miss Karma will think of that? ROFL! My guess? Fascinated but frightened.
Leah and I are going to put together the cheap 5-arm lamp Leah picked up for me at Target ($13.99!). I need more light at my art table. So dark over there...even moreso at night and on dark, cloudy days. I only have the one desk lamp as a kind of spotlight. My old floor lamp that I currently have next to the art table is pretty darn useless really. So I can hardly wait!! Let there be light!!
Karma is blissfully unaware of what this day holds. Now if I can just remember to pick up the camera...
Happy Tuesday!! :):)
"Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly, you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that's a joy."