Saturday, July 24, 2010
It seems that the work on the deck and my crochet marathon have wreaked havoc on my wrists. They hurt. Whenever I tried to knit, crochet or spin, I was in pain. Went to the doc Friday. No knitting, crocheting or spinning til SEPTEMBER!!! I'm thoroughly aggravated. I detest doing nothing. But I will be compliant. It's a good thing I bought this:
It's the Nook from Barnes and Noble. I'm adding this as third to my list of the best electronic gadgets ever invented. The internet is first, followed closely by GPS. This is a strong 3rd. I've got 35 free books loaded. That's right free. I'm told there are thousands out there in the universe. I can also download library books, .pdf files for portable kntting and crocheting and music from my ipod, just as soon as I figure out how. I can also connect to the net and lots of other things I haven't figure out yet. It's extremely lightweight and easy to carry. I didn't get a case for it. When I cleaned out my desk at work I found a padded, zipped portfolio that I kept. It's the perfect size. The only other accessory I'm considering is the light, so I can read in the dark. We bought it before I went to Myrtle Beach and my wrists thanked me for not carrying a bag of books.
Now something completely different. DH has had three library tables in his family for years. I love library tables, they are so practical. They were structurally sound but the finish? They were so bad they were destined for the landfill. I thought I'd try to strip them and see what happened. I stripped one to see if it would be worth my time.
The whole table looked like this:
I don't know how well you can tell, but the entire table was covered with a milky white film. After I stripped and conditioned the wood, I was so in love, I didn't refinish it, I just put several coats of wax on it. The color ls a little washed out, but it's an even brown.
The 2nd one is mahogany and has been stripped and conditioned. Waxing will have to wait until September. The third table is just a small one. Originally it probably held a telephone or lamp. I've done nothing to it and won't now until September.
Pubic Service Anouncement:
If you're in the Baltimore - Washington area and have excess needlework supplies the International Resettlement Center in Baltimore is looking for donations. They are resettling families from war-torn areas of the world. Most families arrive with little more than the clothes on their backs. The women speak little English and are unaccustomed to working outside the homes. The center has established an outlet for the women to sell their wares, but they need supplies. Fabric, yarn, needles, sewing machines in working order. I took yarn and knitting needles earlier this week. As I continue to clean out my sewing room, I'll take more. Their link: http://www.theirc.org/us-program/us-baltimore-md