Anyway, today Andy finished his trivet today. He did a couple new things on this project -- he upset the legs (made them fatter), used mortise and tenon joints, and pickled it to get the scale off. The pickling in an acid - vinegar, in this case - worked very well. As a final touch, he rubbed it with black stove polish. I said in yesterday's post that Andy was making the trivet to auction and the proceeds would go to the farrier school in Martinsville, VA. I was wrong -- the meeting and the auction will be held at the farrier school but the proceeds will go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Here are the kitties! I was standing in the kitchen doorway. There are no steps to the kitchen door (we took them down and they haven't been replaced) so I'm standing in the doorway about 8 feet (maybe) off the ground. The kitties can't figure this out. It drives George (white) crazy because he can't figure out how to scale the brick wall up to me in the doorway. While Earl Gray and George are contemplating their (and my) positions, Gracie kitty is peeping around the corner at us. I think George had just chased her around the corner of the house - that's what prompted me to be in the doorway to begin with - to reprimand George. Gracie is soooo tiny! Look at that face! She is sooo sweet! Hard to believe that she and George are siblings.
I'm still working on the Mystery Shawl 5! I'm on Row 170 and have 22 more to go! I plan to do at least a couple tonight after posting.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned!