But isn't he cute?
This stove has a peculiarity though. When you light it, and there is no pan on the stove it sounds like a blow torch. It's actually sort of creepy. But I won't complain any more. Now I just need to work on a new window screen, that should be easier than a stove right?
I have 8 days left to make 2 Halloween costumes. I need to make a billowy white shirt for the husband (have I mentioned I'm sewing machine simple?), oh and I have no pattern. I also need to make my Goddess of the Harvest Costume. I have the head piece done, and that took me 2 hours to finish, but it's cool.
In addition to 2 costumes, I also have a huge creepy flying decortion to make. The hands are formed but still need to be painted, and then the whole thing needs to be assembled. Then disassembled, because it won't fit the car otherwise. Fun. But really, I need to finish this because I am tired of waking up to this......
Hopefully some completed pictures to come. Hopefully.
On the home front I may be getting a new stove! A brand new, shiny stove. The one I have is 30+ years old and one of the knobs sheared off in my hand about 2 weeks ago. So I have only 3 burners instead of 4. Which is really starting to irk me becasue I have to make applesauce soon, the granny smiths should be hitting the shelves en mass pretty soon and I can't boil applesauce AND run a canner on the back burners (wouldn't you know it, it was a front burner!). WAAAY too hard, not to mention ever so slightly more dangerous. Chances are I'll break a few jars when I put them in the water anyway (always do), and chances are I'll burn myself various and sundry times anyway. But hey, lets not temp fate anymore than is strictly necessary!
About the old stove: It is "Harvest Gold", takes FOREVER to light (think... "Whatever was that exploding noise that just came from the kitchen?"), and is is actually called the Hollywood. The stove guys were here the other day trying to fix it and now I keep smelling gas that I wasn't smelling before. I can find no discernable leaks, and both pilots are lit so WTF? I checked it like the Gas Company dude showed me and nothing. Am I smelling a gas leak in my imagination? I know my imagination is a bit overactive but I didn't think that could make OTHER people smell it too. The Husband smells it too. Ha! Vindicated!!
So, pray to the patron saint of appliances for me that I get a new stove!
sheesh! The things I put myself through. Now I just have to packlage all the little buggers.
Also, I heard that Fox is doing an AbFab remake. I thought...Suckoville next stop! But then I read that it has Jennifer Saunders blessing and her hand in its creation, AND that it is supposed to pick up Patsy and Edina in Los Angeles. Also, that Saunders and Lumley are reprising their roles. So my suck-o-meter rating dropped a little. Now the only thing that can screw it up is the american FCC, and we all know THAT would NEVER happen.
Even the Husband was appalled when I told him about the American remake and he has only seen one or two episodes. So I don't know if he is outraged on my behalf, or just outraged on the behalf of legit comedy everywhere. either way, I rather enjoyed it. :)
It was a total bad sitcom moment, but still hilarious!
3 quarts water
6 tea bags, black
5 yards cheesecloth
steep tea 5 minutes
add cheese cloth
bring water to boil for 5 minutes
hang cheesecloth to dry
voila! 5 yards tea dyed cloth...oh, did I forget to mention that this is for a halloween project? :)
On a positive note I did get some stuff listed, the negative side is that I like everything I make and want to keep it all. (see previous post) I'm not real sure which is my favorite. I think right now it is a tie between the apricot jade and the fire agate. **sigh**