Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 334 of 366

This is my favorite section of the magazine stand at the book store.
Unfortunately, the magazine I was looking for was not here.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 328 of 366

Endings and beginnings.
The finished rosette (pattern here) is to embellish this project.
The new project is a hat for Fireball.
Now that it is late, it is really early.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 323 of 366

I'm taking a break from the construction pictures today.
This is a close-up of the framed mirror in my entry.
It is my understanding that it was made by Fireball's great grandfather.
It is a craft called "Tramp Art" and is carved out of cigar boxes.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 322 of 366

The room reno is coming right along. 
The modified cabinet (left) and new, nearly matching cabinet (right)
are primed and ready for the next step.

In progress pictures can be seen here and here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 321 of 366

Little E and M are mesmerized by an exhibit
 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 319 of 366

Sitting upon a crocheted blanket made by my great aunt is a gift for a friend.
I used this twine to finish the wrapping.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 318 of 366

Today I learned how to make a stop block.
It saved me more time cutting than the time it took to look it up on the internet.
Best of all I have new knowledge to use in the future.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 317 of 366

This building has outlived its usefulness.
 The wrecking ball worked well into the evening
on the giant task of bringing it down.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 314 of 366

Tonight I got a surprise visit from M.
It was delightful to meet her friends.
Sorry for the blur.  
This is what happens when you take the first picture
 before checking the settings on your camera.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 313 of 366

This is my construction method of choice.
Pocket screws in holes made with a Kreg Jig.
I made these other pieces the same way.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Day 311 of 366

3 month update and observations:
GB#1 is a happy girl.  Her feet are getting chubby.
She never stops moving even when she's asleep. 
And sometimes a girl just has a bad hair day.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 310 of 366

The upper cabinets in the soon-to-be former family computer room
are going, going, gone.

Saturday, November 3, 2012