First, I had to share this. My hubby already gave me a Christmas present. Yep....it was just TOO heavy and bulky to haul to our parents' houses where we split Christmas. So what is it you ask? This:
Yep, a five-drawer Kobalt tool chest from Lowes!!! Okay, what kinda girl gets excited over a tool chest?? This kind! The kind that knows how to wield a hammer and screwdriver better than a needle and thread. The kind that makes things from miniature furniture to miniature dolls to full-sized, real-life sized objects. One that is more at home with a paint brush than a makeup brush. ME. Just think - I can put ALL kinds of tools in there.
My hammers and pliers, my scissors, hemostats, tweezers, punches, chisels, dental tools,sclupting tools, even my stamps and ink pads! This thing is BIG. Now the million dollar question......Where will I put it???????? EEEEKKKKKK Yeah, it's sitting in my living room.....on the floor....empty. My studio has to be cleaned first.
But, I can't clean the studio right now. Why? Well, tomorrow I am scheduled for an epidural injection in my back. If that helps, great! If not, surgery. On Monday, I get the results of a nerve test. Will I have nerve damage? Will I need another test to see which bad disc in my neck (yeah both neck and back are bad) is pinching nerves causing pain in my neck, arms, and hands? So for the time being, I'm reduced to working my full-time job, half at work/half at home. I can't sit in a chair more than half a day before I must come home and sit/lay on the sofa and work. Thank goodness for laptops, wireless networks, and the ability to tele-commute. Oh, and I can some up with some GREAT ideas.
I have notebooks scattered all of the house, my truck, and my purse. I even have one by my bed and a flashlight. Inspiration comes to me right before I fall to sleep, as the stresses of the day ease and my brain relaxes. So, I have SO much planned in miniature and in real-life size I want to do.
Okay, enough about my pain. No sympathy, put I'll take all the prayers I can get! LOL - there's plenty of people out there a LOT worse off than me & I pray for them daily.
Now, a month or so ago, I posted about an auction I was getting to go to. Well, did I have LUCK. I'm talking about the kind that lets me get TWO FLATS of MILK GLASS for $2 each flat. It was an AWESOME sale.
Here are just a few pics from that auction. Pat and Eddie are the BEST people to know.
I missed this clock - think the key was with it, but there was an antique dealer there that had a little bit more money than me - I go for CHEAP LOL.
Cute figures - Mom got Uncle Sam there. I tried for the candle holders but no go.