Monday, July 17, 2017

Something different

Yesterday I did something different. I helped Dave wash and wax both our cars. That's something I haven't done in years! When I was in high school, I used to love washing the family car and mowing the lawn. My sisters weren't aware at the time, but Dad would slip me $5 for helping out with outside chores. I don't think he knew that I was helping him to avoid dusting, vacuuming, and washing floors!


My friend Denise is a very active volunteer.


Saturday, she brought up her idea at Tollway Tatters of putting together an Ice Drop tree for the Momence Library. Denise attends a fiber arts group on Tuesday. They meet at the library, and they love to teach fiber arts to anyone who would like to attend.


As you may have guessed, I enjoy tatting Ice Drops!


I took a dozen glass gems to start with, and I managed to complete three yesterday. Denise's goal is to have 125 (I think that's the number she said) with red glass gems and white thread. She has the gems. I have the thread. All is good!


I was up extra early this morning, so I decided to start my day working on my Mochila bag. I'm happy to say that my work lies flat, and I'm finally back to the point where I decided to rip it all out last week.

Now I need to set aside the crafting and do some housework. I've let the dust bunnies take over for too long!

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  1. Good to choose your chores and get paid for doing them! Is the tree to decorate the library? Well done on getting your bag lying flat!

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    1. Yes, the tree will decorate the library, and I believe they will sell the ornaments to benefit the library.

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  2. Your Ice Drops look fabulous!!! :) I will get to mine between things.
    Love the look of your bag so far!! :)

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    1. The bag is fun, but very challenging! I used to do a lot of thread crochet, but I've never been big on crocheting with yarn. My hands tire out too easily!

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  3. Those Mochila bags are a pain to get to lie flat. I consider them challenging!!!!

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    1. I also find them challenging! I think I ripped the whole thing out seven times before taking the advice of one of the women on the Facebook page. Instead of going for the smallest bag, I started the medium bag. All seems to be going well now!

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  4. What a wonderful idea do you need to place an address to mail ice drops too? Does this raise money for the library?

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    1. Yes, it will raise money for the library, which I think is pretty exciting! If you decide you'd like to help out, let me know and I'll email Denise's address to you.

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  5. I also love your crochet work this bag is worked out to become great 🌻

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    1. Thanks! I'm having fun learning a new technique!

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  6. Very pretty ice drops !!! And mission.
    Good to see your bag working out this time :-))

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  7. Great ice drops, look forward to seeing the tree when it's finished.
    Glad your bag us working out better this time.
    Dust bunnies love the phase must remember that one

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  8. Your perseverance and ability to stay on task with the crocheted bag is inspiring, and your marathon tatting of ice drops amazes me! I really like the red and white ice drop combo. And the bag is so impressive. I'm intrigued by the change in colors.

    I really chuckled about the waxing of the car (I also did that with my Dad) and the mowing of the lawn. The mower was one of those manual rotary cutters, but fortunately the lawn was small! However, the car was a big '58 Olds with lots of chrome! I remember listening to the Pirates games on the radio as we worked on the car on those hot summer days. Great memories of my teenage years!

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  9. Your perseverance and ability to stay on task with the crocheted bag is inspiring, and your marathon tatting of ice drops amazes me! I really like the red and white ice drop combo. And the bag is so impressive. I'm intrigued by the change in colors.

    I really chuckled about the waxing of the car (I also did that with my Dad) and the mowing of the lawn. The mower was one of those manual rotary cutters, but fortunately the lawn was small! However, the car was a big '58 Olds with lots of chrome! I remember listening to the Pirates games on the radio as we worked on the car on those hot summer days. Great memories of my teenage years!

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