smell the coffee!

The New year has not started off perfect  but I am working hard at making the best of things. New Years day I broke my  ankle and was told  I could stand for more than   2-3  hours a day.  I  like to  be busy and sitting still  is  my version of being a in living hell.

January forth  another doctor told me  that  I was going to  need to give up coffee. So,  instead of multiple cups a day I have limited myself to one  cup every other day which seems to not be good enough.

So instead of  tossing wonderful  smelling beans in the trash …. I spent 6 hours gluing them to an old mirror.  I love  the wonderful smell of coffee.

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Got corks?

Coho Computer invited me to turn the shop into a gallery for the Issaquah Wine Walks so thought it would be fun to make something special for the wall.

Materials: mirror with frame, clear water proof silicon, caulk gun, and corks of course.

Put the mirror on a flat surface, if you are using a table you care about put something under it like old paper bags so that if a cork falls off while you are working you won’t end up with Silicon on your table like I did.

You don’t want to try to do too many corks at once take your time and let them dry! I did one row half way around and then took a break allowing the silicon time to dry.

The  2nd photo is of a  clock I  made a year or so ago for a fundraising auction.

Have fun!

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