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Monday, January 14th, 2008
9:17 am
Guys & Dolls
When my Grand daughter says over I try to do at least one crafty type project and this weekend we were lucky enough to get more then one, though I only have the pics of the doll we made.

Doll front (full)doll back (full)
Doll front (head)Doll back (head)

We used a basic pattern of two arms, two legs (about 2 inches wide and 6 inches long), and a rather oddly shaped torso/head combo (about 4 or 5 inches wide and 6 inches tall). We filled the thing with left over batting from another project (quilt) and then stuck it all together.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2007
1:35 pm
Strawberry fields forever...
It's that time of year again, and I'm not sure just how thrilled I am ;)

At any rate, we started the garden, not full force, just tilled a few rows and got some strawberries put out (and mulched).

click to see more

They need to spread, so no eating till next year *sigh* we'll need to buy some strawberries to get our fix *giggle*
Sunday, December 17th, 2006
10:08 pm
YAY...I actually did something!
Over the last several months, I've been baby sitting my grandson so have not had a lot of outside time...as the little guy is only 18 months old and is pretty much one on one. Well, I got some away time this weekend, and spent it all for him...

Yesterday, I spent all afternoon cutting the pieces out.

Today I rough sanded the corners & fraying off on the cement patio.

Tomorrow I'll be fine sanding...

For more information check out the entry from yesterday in my journal: http://qryztufre.livejournal.com/174703.html
Sunday, May 28th, 2006
1:11 pm
Wheelchairs and Wagons
It's been a while...

It's not that I've not been doing things, it's just I've been too lazy to post here.

Well, I made a wagon!

* The four sides are from the lining of an old pet cage we had.
* it's wheels of course are from the wheel chair
* It's other boards are leftovers from various other projects
* the handle is wiring from the old Satellite I tore down...

The end result is the craftastrophe you see below

(Click image to see my entry in Craftastrophe...including more images)

I'll be back in a few days with pics of some fancy landscaping I've recently done as well...

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, April 20th, 2006
2:51 pm
Another day, another spider web?
Cyndi told me to put up a trellis on the front patio and said I could use string...

I hope she likes it...
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Sunday, April 16th, 2006
11:30 pm
Not too bad a day
Got about half of the west flowerbed done.
Mended two hoses.
Put the last slat in place on the bench.
Fixed the cabinet door Mike accidentally pulled off. :/
Successfully transferred one of Mike's train videos to a DVD. Yay technology!

Current Mood: sleepy
Saturday, April 15th, 2006
11:42 pm
Fixed boom box that got a CD jammed in it...yay, saved some bucks there!
Cut up and drilled wood, new lawn swing mostly assembled.
Deployed first new indoor fan of season.
Made a place for DVD/VHS recorder, got a start on figuring out how to actually WORK the darned thing.

Current Mood: tired
Friday, April 14th, 2006
12:17 am
Finally got around to using my Manic Panic and dyeing my hair blue. I missed a few spots on me, but hit quite a few others in the bathroom, so it all evens out.

Also disassembled the lawn swing while Mike painted the frame. Blueness abounds!

Current Mood: Blue, but not sad
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006
11:51 pm
Not QUITE late
Today I thought I was going to have a full day of peace and quiet to work on things that have been getting shoved back for way too long.

I got about two-thirds of what I hoped for. Amidst the angst I did manage to take care of a bunch of tax related stuff I should have done long ago. One set of forms turns out to have been due by the end of February, and I bet I have to pay a fine. Still, they are done, and I can mail them tomorrow, and my own tax payment on Saturday, and with any kind of luck barrin' bad my check to Uncle Sam won't bounce! (If book sales hold good like they've been the next few days, it will be okay.)

Current Mood: irritated at the offspring
Sunday, April 9th, 2006
9:30 pm
This has been the kind of day I like! I would answer an email, read a little LJ and answer a comment, list a book and then get up and do something! So I come to the end of the day...feeling like I DID something!

Stuff from the project list I did:

Install the blue light water faucet (which is just as cool as it looked on the web page!)
Fixed the broken power cord to our CD player
Cut Mike's hair

Current Mood: satisfied
Saturday, April 8th, 2006
9:45 pm
Forgetting but not gone
As you may have noted elsewhere, I had a super packed week of busy-ness going on since Thursday before last or so. I HAVE done a few projects, but I kept forgetting to post about them.

Today I did the middle third of clearing out the old bathtub that has a bunch of irises growing in it, which I want, but also a bunch of a sort of local native pampas grass variant that I want to be elsewhere. If I can find the rake I might finish that area tomorrow....

Current Mood: Behind
Friday, April 7th, 2006
1:00 pm
Ahh, what a glorious week!
I got the Jasmine transplanted so that it will grow up the antenna trellis and while it's not looking all that hot now, I'm looking forward to it thriving and covering the entire thing...

I tilled up a line along the fence in the front of the house that leads to the horse field. I planted Moonflower seeds there, and can hardly wait for them to start popping out...and I really look forward for next year when the hill starts to get covered with them (they are one of my favorite flowers).

We planted two rows of peas (sweet snap, and little marvel) as well as some sunflower seeds. Lakota (the grand daughter) helped with this project.

I planted a row of spinach, and it was kind of a game in doing so. Rather then working too late while planting the peas and sunflowers I opted to just put it off till the next day. When I went out to do it all was fine and dandy. I got the dirt mounded and the line drawn...but when I went to start sowing it started to sprinkle ever so slightly. So Mother Nature and I raced to see who would finish first. I think she won...but then, I think she was just messing with my head. While I got a bit damp, the rains stopped as I finally finished and got back to the house. ;)

Today, I transplanted the Fennel, and weeded the herb garden so I could put the patio swing down there. I'll need help moving that though, so maybe this evening when Cyndi gets back. I also watered the garden, the moonflowers, and the transplanted Jasmine.
Sunday, April 2nd, 2006
6:51 pm
More news from the garden...
Today it rained...

Yesterday however Cyndi & I had the grandaughter over (Lakota) and built ourselves a scarecrow!

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He is made entirely from wood...scrap wood of course ;) and is wearing some old clothes of mine (including my trademark Converse!) Next week we plan on building him a girlfriend and if they work well together maybe a child (Lakota is gunna have a small section in the garden just for her, so the kid will go there).

Early evening we swapped one grandkid for another (Perrin) and spent some quality time playing and laughing...
yet another imageCollapse )
All in all a GRRRREAT day!

Current Mood: amused
Friday, March 31st, 2006
9:20 am
A broken wheel barrel
Yesterday I once again had GRAND plans on doing many things, but once again those many things pretty much turned into ONE.

The day before yesterday the Wheelbarrel broke (dry rot on one of the handles) so I took to fixing with with none other the pile of scrap wood out back...

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Click image to see the "fixed" version...

I can't believe it took me as long as it did...but I was working alone and seriously needed either a third hand or at least some help *sigh* But it's all good now & the thing works!

Granted, one of the reasons I did not get a chance to do much more (other then my own laziness) was that the Farmer from down the street came and "cut" the garden...

Later however, we did get some tilling done, two rows in fact (that's about 6 passes with the tiller).

Today however is likely just general cleaning and then once my beloved gets home it's out to the garden to plant taters...

Current Mood: Creative
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
2:01 pm
Another day...
By the gods...the work never ends *sigh*

A while back my girlfriend's ex planted an entire fleat of pecan trees (it was long before I moved down) and at one point tried to dig one up...but they were all too close together and he could not get the roots apart. So he left this huge hole and a pile of dirt. Today, I got most of that pile back where it belongs (I cut the majority of the trees down a few weeks ago).

I swear digging a hole (or filling one in for that matter) has got to be the hardest yard work EVAR!

In a little over an hour I feel as though I've worked two days without rest...I'm either out of shape or hole digging is simply not meant for mankind...


I also picked up most of the junk around the wood pile to be burned...now all that is left is a wee bit more dirt, the junk that is not really junk (as in I can re-use it), and of course the burning of the wood itself.

(Yesterday we went to cleavland for a doctors appointment & out to eat...so not much was done.)

I still have to get inside the house to work..but I'm plum tuckered out *sigh* I hope Cyndi understands...

Current Mood: tired
Monday, March 27th, 2006
4:07 pm
I used to live in Michigan where I owned my own home but did next to nothing project wise.

I now live in Tennessee with a very wonderful woman...I also actually get off my rump and do things now and again. Sadly most of these things don't turn out as expected *sigh* I went looking around LJ to find a suitable home for my not-so-top-of-the-line crafting and only found a place for craft_mishaps though it was mainly girls talking about jewelry accidents or quilting mistakes, so I created my own community (craftastrophe) where the guys can feel more at home discussing thier less then glorious wonders...

HOWEVER not everything I do actually qualifies as a Craftastrophe, and some of the stuff is just, well stuff... so I am here (as this place seems applicable) though I'm less of a "project a day" and more of "maybe two projects a week" sorta guy...


I live on a beautiful 28 acre lot with plenty of trees and a pond, though sadly we can see the neighbors across the street when standing on our huge patio so I built a trelis of sorts using old arial antena pieces and some wood. The plan now is to transpant some Yellow Jasmine at it's base so that it grows up to the top and across the wood...then the plan will be to string up some lines so that it spreads out into a pretty green wall.

Today I finished putting up the last of the Antena, and got the boards across the top in place (next week when it's warmer we'll transplant the Jasmine). I also plan on building a birdhouse to sit on top of one of the poles (and that's for yet another day).

I also got around to moving a pile of junk wood so that it could be burned & swept the kitchen floor...but heh...don't expect me to mention three projects a day as it's rather unlike me ;) 

Here is an IMAGE and if you look in the back you can see the wood pile and the makings for tomorrows project...me moving all the saveable stuff from the scrap wood and taking care of a few other things that were over there. (as a side note, the scrap wood came from an old greenhouse that needed to be taken down).


Current Mood: accomplished
Sunday, March 12th, 2006
11:06 pm
Tiny steps
A very small amount of progress has been made on cleaning out the well house. I cut and installed a couple of sheets of masonite on the back wall that had many gaping holes in the plasterboard yesterday. One sheet cracked a little when it blew off the car roof, but it doesn't show much, and who cares anyway?

Today I cleared up big piles of messed up fiberglass insulation, moved and washed a large shelf that I can now sort things to as I continue to work, and emptied out the tool box so I can take it out to the lawn and hose it down. Might be a few days before I get to that, though, because I think we are going to drive up to Brush tomorrow, and stay a few days with Damaris and fam.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, March 11th, 2006
12:07 am
Still mostly web stuff
I have now updated NeonNurse.net, my LJ info page, my Blogger pages, NeonHearts.com, some mailing lists, and a lot of sub-pages! And I have written a blurb. Blurbs are hard. I hate them and they suck.

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, March 9th, 2006
1:29 am
Codin', codin', codin'...
Keep those pages loadin'....

That was my project for today, since it was damp and chilly outside. Also looked for but did not find my jigsaw. Damn.

Current Mood: sleepy
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
2:02 am
I've been a little under the weather myself, but here's my first post for the group.

Just one project to start out with:

Clear the center of the living room to the point that I can easily do yoga or other exercise tapes & DVDs without fearing for my life.
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