Friday, April 6, 2018

on the rack...

in which our plucky heroine makes a small but significant improvement...

Been meaning to do this small project for a while... a heavy piece of wire and a bit of scrap 2x4 become a clever, frugal pliers rack! This way they are no longer out where I can easily spike my hands on them, and they have a home right next to where I usually use them. (I was inspired by this tutorial, but instead of 4ga wire, I used 10 ga, in the interest of using what I had on hand)

And in additional news, tonight I saw Cirque du Soliel "Crystal"... I have no words. It was amazing. When I despair of the world, I need to remember that there are also people who spend their life learning to create beauty and share it with others. The equation balances even when we do not see how or where...

April SMART goals (x=extra)
1 celtic enamel pelican bathrobe shouldersbag to Goodwill
2 trapunto knotwork -bag to Goodwill
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  1. What a clever little rack. Cirque de soleil are amazing!

    1. This was only the second time ever I have seen a Cirque du Soliel show... I feel very grateful to have seen them

  2. Genius! So nice to have tools at hand but out of your way.

    1. the pliers were formerly balanced along the upper edge of the workbench, right were I could accidentally spike my hands with their sharp pointy ends. Made me right twitchy... I like there new home, tucked underneath the framework on the other side of the bench, right where I can reach them

  3. Alison, you are a wise woman in so many ways...