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Create a clay sculpture (read all 3 entries…)
I still have the clay, but

my husband surprised me with a wonderful birthday present – a Maltese Falcon, just like in the picture!
So I don’t need to ‘create a clay sculpture’ any more.
I still find that package of black clay in the drawer every once in a while, and I’m sure I’ll think of something else to make with it.

watch napolean dynamite (read all 2 entries…)
I did it again!

It was on TV the other day, so I watched it again. I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I realized that there is a point in the movie where the tide turns for our hero(es), and the music changes, and from then on, good things happen to the good guys and bad things happen to the bad guys… although even the bad guys are treated gently.
I highly recommend this movie.

Paint the stairs (read all 3 entries…)

I finished painting the stairs last night!

Thank you, thank you, please hold your applause. Yes, it looks wonderful: a real upgrade from plain wood stairs with the varnish sanded off.

Let me be modest and in the interest of full disclosure, and I hope this doesn’t disappoint anyone, my plan was to only paint the risers, not the whole stair. My final goal, actually, is to stencil a series of designs from a southwestern quilt that I made onto the risers, but I needed to have the background white (“Coffee Cream” is the name of the paint color) first.

Not to pile on, but I did this one day after finishing painting the living room walls & ceiling. What’s my motivation, you ask? Oh, just the family coming over for Thanksgiving. And besides, I’ve been meaning to do this for about 3 years. ( :

So my advice to you is, get going! The hardest part is picking up the paint brush; after that, it gets easier and it’s actually fun. Another piece of advice – have a little paintbrush that you might use to paint a picture (doesn’t have to be pro quality, a kid’s brush will do), to paint the little edges and corners. You can do a much neater job with a small brush.

Will post a picture as soon as I take one.

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