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4 Dec.2019

Friday, October 29, 2021

Baalatova's new corner table.

Hello dear readers,

It's Halloween and time for the witchy spirit.

Baalatova finally managed, with a lot of effort and magic, to precede and shorten the long waiting queue for the entrance to the Ghost Academy for Skeletones.  Since the Skellies left for their training, she has not heard anything from them.  She misses them and is sad and moody.

Solly the little angel bear with the kindest of hearts, tried to console her by suggesting that a new piece of furniture for her potions concoctions may brighten her mood.  Which led up to Baalatova demanding that I quickly create a corner table for her potions. She can do it herself by a clap of her hands and some magic words, but prefers to give the task to me.

In order not to disappoint the kind hearted little Solly, I used what I had at hand to create the table:

Two pizza separating triangle tables; a crochet chain about 17 cm long; a piece of cardboard; acrylic paint; 3 metal skeleton heads; and tacky glue.


Before I glued the two tables' surfaces together I drew a line around one surface on the cardboard.  

I cut two cardboard templates and glued them together.  Later on, after gluing the crochet chain around
it, it was glued on the top legs of the structure.  (See photo below.)

After I glued a skeleton head on each leg, I painted overall with acrylic light brown.

Baalatova came to inspect and seems rather pleased.

Here she is. Inspecting the table from another angle.  Solly also looks satisfied that his plan came together.

My friend Birgit, who created Solly, sent me, a long time ago, all the potion bottles which are on the table.  They are all made by Birgit herself. Thank you again dear Birgit. This post is a tribute to Birgit, which we all hope to see back soon in Blogsphere.

I wish you, my dear readers, a lovely weekend with blessings.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Third Zen garden vignette completed

 Hello dear readers

The third and last of the trio Zen vignettes is ready to be displayed.  It is very hard to catch a serenity air in the very small space given.  I learned that to do so, the fewer items in the garden are best.  

For a clearer picture, photos are without the plexiglass.

These three photos from the internet were my inspiration.

Dear readers,  one can never know what surprises the future holds for him.  Suddenly, at the age of 90 I became a knitting instructor, For at least 30 years I didn't hold a knitting needle and now I am teaching the folks at the daycare center to knit special neck warmers.  To do so, I surfed the internet saw samples, translated the instructions into Hebrew, and knitted the first samples myself.  The first ones are already being knitted by very enthusiastic ladies. The center provides the wool, the ladies knit the items. If they want to keep an item they only pay the cost of the wool.  Items that are not bought by the knitters are sold on a Bazaar at higher prices to cover the cost of the other craft materials.

This is the one I knitted myself for my 12 years old great-granddaughter.

I am now knitting the sample from the photo below.   Next, I'll teach knitting beanie hats to go with the neckwarmers.


I hope this post didn't bore you too much and wish you wonderful cool autumn days with blessings.