I've wanted a leather catch tray for my bench for years, and after converting it to a cutaway version it was finally possible. Then it took months for me to figure out a removeable/replaceable attachement system...
Toggles. First some wirework with scrap brass wire to create a toggle with an eye, then hemp cord tied in a loop. The loop is run through the eye in a larks head knot
I realise that this is not anything like rocket science, but a pretty simple concept. Sometimes it just takes a Long Time of Cogitation for a good solution to work up to the surface of my brain, and when trying to do something for which there are no easy internet tutorials, I have learned to be patient with myself and my mind.
Took a while to get up to speed this morning. Heather and Brandon are here to help out, and my initial idea for gathering up assorted yard detritus and heading out to the transfer station turned, in the face of how cold it is, to instead, completing the painting of the kitchen walls. Which basically took all day, though putting a fan and one of the little oil radiators in the kitchen and closing it off from the rest of the house encouraged the paint to dry.
We cleverly decided that our Friendsgiving meal would be better cooked and served before we tore the kitchen apart to paint two more walls, and it was a wonderful feast! Heather brought a package of BIG scallops from the good fish market in Olympia, which I cooked on the stovetop in a vaguely "scampi" style - browned butter in a pan, and seared on one side, then turned and cooked just long enough on the other while I made up a butter/garlic/sherry sauce. Side dishes of a big green salad, some steamed sweet potato, and oven roasted brussel sprouts with olive oil and baslamic vinegar, followed, later on, with narrow wedges of my homemade pecan pie.
November SMART goals (x=extra)
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||three sketches||necklace pegs||yard waste bin|
|2||2 more sketches||cardigan sleeves||paper recycling|
|3||scrappy collage cardigan||harvest 15# persimmons||lots of leaves|
|4||scrappy collage knit top ||patched overall pinafore||apple watersprouts|
|5||floral scarf||Tullia mitts||yard waste bin|
|6||rain capelet||side yard drainpipe ||paper recycling|
|7||Awesome sauce||Drusa mitts ||-|
|8||quince jelly||hooks for plunger||x|
|9||quince sauce ||leather catch tray||x|
today's gratitude - being able to complete projects, with the help of friends. Having skills and knowledge to make incremental progress that will make further activity more pleasant.