in which our plucky heroine continues incremental improvements...
The west workroom wall had many holes remaining from removing the redundant shelving, ever since deciding that craft storage shelving taller than can be reached without a ladder was not ideal, both for reasons of convenience and for reasons of excess... It took, over the last few days, several tries with the gloppy spackle to fill the holes, but eventual success was not in question. Rather than sand down dried spackle, I simply use a very slightly damp sponge to smooth off any rough edges.
Today I found the most likely grey paint can, and after MUCH stirring, ended up with suitable paint to dab over the patched areas, and the wall is quite improved. Next up is continuing with adding in side walls to the remaining shelves, and then "tracks" to guide sliding door panels. Eventually I will have nice safe earthquake proof cupboards instead of open shelving, and then it will be on to a second pass of decluttering, and finally creating doors for the other shelves still needed to store supplies, materials et al...
Library Makerspace saga: my struggles with Adobe Illustrator, while frustrating, were eventually successful, I hope. Will find out in a few days. Having to make an instructor chosen project is also frustrating, but I totally understand the rationale - that way we learn a bit about how to use the program, without also going all over the map, in the very very short time frame we have. The other assistant tech pointed out that she thought I would really enjoy the abilities of the petite CNC machine they have there for carving blocks for printing - I asked if there were any plans to make access available for adults (since I can't really masquerade as a teen!)...
Look what showed up on my doorstep Tuesday!! Three wee maneki-neko, which had been wrapped up carefully with a card wishing me a happy day, the whole thing neatly sent with the most gorgeous decorated address label. Thank you eversomuch to my online pal Cricket!!
Largest are just over 1" tall, smallest are just over 1/2";
made from paper, glass, porcelain, composition, and synthetic rubber
October SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||fig cottage syrup (jam)||repot lg spider plant||wood scraps|
|2||puzzle ball toy||pinafore mended||bag to Goodwill|
|3||laser cut name pendant||U-lock loosened||bag to Goodwill|
|4||laser cut horses||Sterret scribe||bag to Goodwill|
|5||braided knit ball toy||destem elderberries||bag to Goodwill|
|6||five Inktober drawings||treerat mesh cloche #2||bag to Goodwill|
|7||four more Inktobers||planted green onions||bag to Goodwill|
|8||another three Inktobers||wheelbarrow tire||yard waste bin|
|9||three more Inktobers||west workroom wall||x|