Saturday, May 30, 2015

Me, Consistent????

I know to have anywhere near a successful blog one must be consistent. I; as you may have noticed, am not. Another thing is to concentrate on a subject. One subject??? How does one go about doing that? Needless to say I am going to give it a really good try to post once a week….I did say try.

A lot and a little have happened in the last two weeks.

Remember these:

I received/bought (it was too long ago to remember) this and have never used it. I thought it was time I gave it a try.
DIY Flower Press

Now for the DUH moment, I got these
to tighten the press to squish the flowers in there because I need them flat…flatter then a pancake, yummmmm… Because the wing nuts would not get any tighter I asked Lar to help. He starts to turn the wing nut while I hold unto the bottom bolt and after a few seconds says ‘you already have them screwed as far as they will go’. DUH, only the top of the screws were threaded, the rest was just like a post! I knew this, I was just testing Lar….
My friend Mel was having trouble with her 780 and asked if I would go along to take it in to get checked out. What go along to one of my favorite stores Hoover’s?!?!? Of Course! I also knew if we go there we have to go to Verna’s, and the market, and the spice store Fairview,... (These stores are about an hours drive from Williamsport and are less expensive.)
We stopped at Hoover’s and saw this when we walked in the door.
No Leon did not have towels to wipe our chins.

  OMG this machine is fabulous! Smooth, easy to control, just a dream.

Leon.  Notice some of his machines on the shelf in the background?

We left the machine and then went to Verna’s. (Somehow she is related to Leon, go figure.)
We stopped at the market.
I got about 3.25lbs of broccoli for $3.50 and I picked up 2 cantaloupes for $4.00. I haven’t made the broccoli yet but the melons were some of the best I have had in a long time!
Went to Fairview. This store is the spice store…they do have other things like pasta, rice, sugar, etc. but what did I get you ask….4 bags of candy! Each bag was 1lb. Wintergreen Lozenges $2.29, Cherry Slices $1.59, Anise Bears $1.59, and Licorice Allsorts $3.29. OK so I got a little carried away and noticed when I got home I really did need spices! I guess I will have to plan another trip…awwwe break my heart….
Work had a family picnic at Knoebels Fri. 
Knoebels is ranked #9th best amusement park in America!
It was the start of the Memorial Weekend and I needed something to walk all over creation with, so I took these which are my old work shoes from the studio,

 and made these:
I started with the Aleen’s glue. I didn’t like it. I had to put a big gob of glue down but the fabric would not take hold unless I held it for a while. Who has time for that?
So I got some Beacon’s Fabri-Tac. As soon as I put the fabric unto the glue which was on the shoe, the fabric took hold!
I have found a new ‘have to have’. This stuff is great! Tacks right away and is washable in 24 hours! Love it!!!
I spent most of this past week rebuilding the Ross Club window.
I had to take it apart and put it back together using new lead. When I really looked at the center medallion (supposed to be a silhouette of the founder of Williamsport) I noticed a bump…(what he didn’t hear about Proactive?)
I knew if I started cleaning it I would rub off the bump so I left that part together. (The bump is caused by the UV rays of the sun ‘lifting’ the paint off the glass.) I figured I’d rather see Mr. Ross with acne then to see a hole in his cheek. Hopefully no one will notice he needed a bath also but 100+ years ago people didn't bathe as often...
Remember that book I listened to ’39 Clues’? Save yourselves the time and pass on this one. I think it is for young teens….
Again congratulations to Sharron: on the win!

Chookyblue: is hosting a birthday party! Check it out and link up to participate in the fun!

Add a splash of bleach to the water in your vase to help your cut tulips last longer.


Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Lindi! Love hearing all about your weekend and your sneakers look lovely! Very patriotic! :) x

Rachaeldaisy said...

You've been getting up to lots of fun things. I love the sneaker make over, they look like new shoes.

Chookyblue...... said...

goodluck with your that machine in the shop is to die for...............

madebymeinred said...

The shoes rock. Looks like work to me. They turned out wonderful!

Threadpainter said...

I don't know about everybody else, but I love to know all about the bloggers I follow ... sticking to one subject is hard.
Trying to blog regularly is hard ! I go weeks before I feel it worth my while to blog ! Good luck with that ;)