Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wood Wednesday: It's Already Too Hot!

 Today is the first day of June and I am already too hot to do anything outside the AC and the house. Here in Southeat Texas we have had NO RAIN for 3 months! The grass is all brown.

 The slab is pulling away from the house.

It is very hot and very humid. I go outside to look at a project and I just turn around and go back in.
Temperature 82.8 °F  Feels Like 90 °F (that's at 8:00 AM)
Humidity 78% Rainfall 0.00 in
Wind Speed / Dir 0.0 mph from ESE

I have been trying to get used to the heat because tomorrow I will go to Austin to take care of my grandson for 6 days. He LOVES the outside. At least Austin is not as humid. I will try to sit in the swing with some ice water. Maybe AEB will let me join him in his kiddie pool.

Because I will be out of pocket, this will be the last post for at least a week.

  Now Wood Wednesday:
Several months ago a group from church went to an Asian restaurant after church. I have never mastered the use of chopsticks,

so I just take them home. Remember the mantra: NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY! On this day, I collected all of the unused chopsticks at our table.

I had in my head to make a sunburst mirror. 
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That was in my head, which is a scary place to be. Well, with my usual jump right in without a clear plan, I started gluing (hot glue gun) the chop sticks around the edge of an old CD. They did not come out even and the big end was too bulky. So I cut the ends of the chopsticks off and staggered them long and short on the CD. I then glued another CD to the back and sprayed the whole thing gold.

Finally, I glued a 6" craft mirror to the front.

Later I may add some kind of trim around the mirror. 
I don't know yet what I will do with this. It does not fit in my house.

See you all later. It's time to play with my wonderful grandson!


The Thrifty Groove


  1. Good for you for jumping in and seeing what works! I think it looks great. Thanks for your kind comments on my table!

  2. First, I wish I could send you some of all our rain. We have finally had a couple of days of sunny weather. All our rivers, lakes and streams are overflowing. And next, I LOVE your creative and thrifty project. That turned out so cool! Thank you for joining TTF! Have an awesome day.

  3. What a great idea!! Thank you for linking up!

  4. I love your' beautiful! What a great job! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"!! :)

  5. Hi Melanie! I thought I would pop back over to let you know that this post will be featured in this week's TTF party! I will have this week's party post up very soon. Have a great day!