Wednesday, April 11, 2012
~ NCIS, a granny square & a thread holder ~
I am so sad/mad - they are totally screwing up my NCIS. The story format is changing to all kinds of conspiracy crap - government conspiracy, terrorist conspiracy, drug cartel conspiracy. I like the way it used to be - a regular (military) person gets off'd by a regular killer. Gibbs, Tony, Ziva and McGee then go and find the guy with alot of bantering back and forth and with a little bit of humor thrown in.
They've also brought in a girlfriend for the Gibbs character that's being played by Jamie Lee Curtis. It totally grosses me out when they kiss - they look like twin brother and sister - and we all know that that just ain't right. Whoever was in charge of casting that part seriously screwed up.
Please NCIS people - put my show back the way it was.
Yesterday I received this granny square from Stephanie of 'Simply Crochet and Other Crafts'. It came packaged in this cute little zippered pouch - I think I will use it in my carry around crochet bag to hold all the little what-nots. Thank you very much Stephanie. :)
This is the thread holder that Vince and I crafted. It took us less than half an hour to make it - and that includes the drying time for the paint wash. After I took this picture, I ended up gluing a rose button to the long point section - it just looked too bare.
This is what we did:
- went out to the shed to look around for a piece of wood. I was thinking a block of wood, but I saw a stack of these and figured it would work just as well. (And I just have to say that moving around in Vince's shed was not an easy thing to do - he has his motorcycle and the golfcart in there, and lots of stuff around on the floor.)
- Vince drilled a pilot hole for the large nail.
- I painted the wood with a paint wash and let it dry.
- I cut out a piece of plastic canvas for a liner to keep the threads protected while it turns.
- I cleaned a 7" long nail (bought at Lowe's a while back) and then hammered it into the wood about an inch deep. (I used a regular household cleaner to clean the nail, but I'm thinking that I should of soaked it in vinegar to make it shiney)
And there you have it - a really quick & easy thread holder.
Thanks for stopping by - have a great day. :)