Star Wars

My newest project is making the Star Wars figures.   

I you are a fan of Star Wars you will recognize these four guys.   If not let me introduce you to them.  First there is Yoda, next is Jawa.  He is so dark and has a dark brown hood on so he is hard to see in this picture.  Next is BB-8 and lastly is a Stormtrooper.  When we went to Garrison’s graduation/birthday party his mother, Roxanne asked if she got the patterns would I make the Star War figures for her.  She wanted some for her niece and nephew who live here in Florida.  I said I would love to and Patty who was there with me said she wanted a set and so did Becca and everyone else who heard I might be making them.  Well, Tom and the boys came over last Sunday and brought me the two boxes that contained the directions and yarn to make these four.  I got the type of yarn that was needed so I ordered more yarn to make the ones that others want and to make the others in the book.  There are 24 figures in all and I really want to make all of them.  They are very small, only 3.5 to 4 inches tall so they work up fast and don’t  take much stuffing.  I am really injuring making them, the patterns are great and easy to follow. Each morning I spend a a couple hours working on them and then the rest of the day is spent on my afghans and sweaters as I still have four or five more afghans to make for Christmas and five or six sweaters.

This week I went to the learning center again to read to the children again.   I have not been in the class room for more than 20 years so I really loved doing it and the kids were so good but boy did I get tired.  So I decided I could not do that every week.  I did give them all the toys I had made and then made a lot of the finger puppets; go with the Fairy Tale book I gave them and they told me how much they loved and used those.  I will not have any more toys for some time but I do want to make the little Halloween toys for them next Oct so I am spending an hour each day working on those.  I will need about 140 if I want to give each student one for trick or treat.  Right now I am working on the ghosts as they are the easiest to do.  I’ll make about 40 of those and then make some owl rings, pumpkins, witches, and candy corn dolls.  I have lots of white yarn so that is why I have started with the ghosts.

We have talked of getting a new table and chair set for the dinning room since we moved in here but I just hate to shop and have been putting it off.  I wasn’t sure just what I wanted either. Norman found a set he like on the internet.  It was by Wayfair but he could not find a store around here.   There are dozens of furniture stores just a few blocks from us but none by that name so I Googled it and found that Walmart carried Wayfair furniture.  So I ant to their web site and looked at what they had.  Then I saw the “Ware House Clearance Sale”  and if you know me I had to look up Wayfair dinning room sets in the Clearance sale.  They had every kind you could think of.  We had decided we would have to pay at least $500 for a set and I hated that.  All we can fit into our dinning room is a table and a couple of chairs but looking through these on sale I found many under that.  Finally I found just what I wanted and it fit Norman’s idea as well.  He wanted a solid wood table.  No composite wood or veneer and this one was just that .  As you can see it is solid and heavy.  The top is oak and the legs are pained black.  I could have gotten it in white but we both like the black better and it had the kind of chairs I wanted.  Norman just got the table and one chair put together for lunch, now he is working on the other chair and will wait until tomorrow to do the other two chairs.  It came in four boxes or I should say 3 boxes.  There is also a bench that goes with it but that did not arrive today.  Norman says the directions are easy to follow and it sure looks great. 

Isn’t it beautiful and I go it all for $330 and free shipping.  I am so glad I waited until I found just what I wanted.

Well back to work.  My yarn just came so I need to get to work.  Have a great day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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