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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This and That Wednesday: "Casey", "Kristin's Fundraiser" and "A Clothesline in the Dining Room"


Source:  Kari W. Facebook Photos

This is our grandson Casey's second year playing football.  He is really getting the hang of it now, and is doing great!  Casey, my oldest girl Kari's son, will be 11 next month, and is just the coolest kid.  His baby blue eyes sure do jump out at me in this picture.  Way to go, Casey, we love ya lots.  Thanks for being such a nice kid and a great helper.

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These are my girls, Kari and Kristin with me in August.  Kristin is beginning her fund-raising efforts for her third trip to Guatemala next February on a medical mission trip.  Next Tuesday in Eugene there will be a Papa's Pizza fundraiser, where pizza sales throughout the day will go toward her trip.  So, if you are in that area, stop by the Papa's on Coburg Road!

"A Clothesline in the Dining Room"

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Yesterday, I went to Bi-Mart and bought a clothesline with some of my birthday money.  You may ask why I spent birthday money on a clothesline.  Well, I have decided to get going on vending my crafts, and I think that this type of clothesline will be a great display asset.  I can just see it covered with baby blankets, bunting and other homemade items, can't you?

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The base of the clothesline fit perfectly into the patio umbrella stand.  This base is very heavy, and doesn't need water or sand to keep it steady.  Now my clothesline is portable, and I can put it anywhere that I want to.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

So, I put it in the dining room.  My husband was rather confused.  I can read his eyes pretty well after eight years.  His eyes were saying, oh, great, how long is this going to be in here?  For as long as it takes, baby.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

See all of those plastic lines?  They need to be covered with yarn and fabric.  And I can't lower them and still have them tight.  So, that means a lot of reaching up over my head.  Good thing that my shoulder feels better.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I gathered some cheerful leftovers of yarn, a pair of scissors, and got to work.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

On my first rung, I used the whole ball.  That isn't necessary after all, and it slowed me down.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 For the next rung, I just cut a long piece of the yarn instead.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I think that I will need to have a taller step stool as I progress!

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This is how much that I got done last night.  It is actually going pretty quickly.  I have found that the yarn looks nice, but doesn't take up very much visual space.  I intend to cover the top brackets with fabric pieces.  I was going to spray paint the stainless steel base, but then decided not to on this first one.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

I will post an update when I get this all done.  I have never seen anybody decorate a clothesline before, have you?  I feel pretty pleased with myself on this dandy project.   Plus, if I am in a small vending booth, I will really be able to maximize my space.  Cool. 

Now I need to get to work making more things and finishing up the ones that I have.  My girls have ordered me a lamenator, and I have the feeling that piece of equipment will change my life.  I am so looking forward to it. 

Today, my MIL Darlene and I are going into Bend for a bit of shopping, and I hope that we make it to the fabric store.  I want to spend more of my birthday money! 

Have a great day, my friends. 


Kathy M.

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Grammy Goodwill said...

That is a great idea for displaying your wares. It will be very colorful when you're finished.

Kim, USA said...

This will be the coolest clothesline I have even seen ^_^ I can't wait to see the result, I might make this one next year ^_^ Casey is a very good looking boy that blue eyes is something else. ^_^

KathyB. said...

Are there pictures to come on the finished product adorned with your wares? Please....? Great idea, you are so creative. I also liked seeing the interior of your home, so nice & cozy !

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