This is a simple and easy gift item I have been making. Bottlecap necklaces. Unfortunately I did not contain my making to the studio and therefore I have glittered my entire kitchen table and subsequent wood flooring. A tablecloth on the table hides the telltale glitter but what about the floor? I have tried everything to clean it up. Well at least it is pretty.
I made a bunch of these for the upcoming elementary school sale. My time and supplies are merely my donation as the sale price of the item gets donated to the school for expenses to help the kids.
Meanwhile this is my front yard. A huge irrigation project the county is doing. There is a 1920s water canal system from the gold rush days and current technology is replacing the old metal water pipe with larger concrete carriers that are dug down deep and tunneled under our road. This is a very controversial project and my neighbors are mostly against it and make it difficult for the workers. My husband and I realize progress must happen and we have been very helpful even though it impacts us the most as it is on our property. Of course the NID (Nevada Irrigation District) does have easements to the canals. We the property owners really have no say so in the matter. Some have sued and gotten monetary settlement but that merely delays the project and increases the costs to all of us.
So I spent a day this week baking four dozen cookies to give to the work crew. You should have seen their eyes light up when they saw the cookies. One of the concrete truck drivers took a big bite and immediately said, "These are Snickerdoodles!" and took another bite. Why yes they are! My very favorite cookie which I learned to bake when I was very young and visiting a relative in a lovely old two story farm house. I had given the box to the foreman and he was eating one and all the other work crew were way on the opposite side of a huge dug out hole. When they saw the cookies they literally came running around the huge hole and all the equipment to get to the cookies all while saying, "Thank you!" to me with big smiles on their faces. Oh it felt so good to have spent a day baking and making the boys happy.
I continue to make my lists and check them twice. It seems that for each item I check off I am adding several more that need attention. Why is this the way it goes?
Blissfulling sewing, beading, glittering, gluing and getting ready for the holidays...