We got to see Robert and Lessie (and Hannah) again this morning--they were coming through on their way home, so we went out for brunch with them; Bob Evan's again. Katherine did get some pictures, but I haven't scrounged her camera yet, so you'll just have to miss them.
The last two days I have been working on and off on constructing my new hives--which arrived Monday. It takes so long because you have to glue everything before you nail it.
I attempted to assemble more than two frames at once (one in each set of clamps) and my first attempt was rather bad. I set four or so up on their top bars and then balanced the clamps on top of them for weight. Hum. I had a few of those fall apart. I decided not to do any more like that. After thinking a bit, I figured out how to get two frames in each set of clamps:
I finished up all the initial assembly today. Now the frames (all forty of them) need their tacks put in. Daddy did that for me with the first batch...but maybe I can take care of these. I also need to paint the hive body and the supers. Next week I need to get both colonies moved into an actual full-sized hive.
In addition to that today, I started working on a baby romper. I didn't get finished because I hit a snag (which I think I know how to fix), but I had to quit. If I hadn't I think I would have completely boogered it up. First off, I had to figure out how to make a sailor collar--yes, it's a sailor suit. I just had to make one. :D This one is my prototype essentially; so I am using a rather less than stellar feeling piece of material. For the next one, I want to put white sleeve bands/cuffs on it. I will post pictures once I get this one completed. I think, perhaps with bias, that it's going to be rather cute. Hopefully I will be able to get it done tomorrow. I'm a bit excited about it, if you can't tell. (I love sailor suits...for some illogical reason. I want to make myself another one...or a sailor suit dress. Or at least something with a sailor collar. Okay, so I just want to make myself some CLOTHES--that actually fit. I keep going to get dressed in the morning and stand there staring at my clothes: "That doesn't fit right...nor that. I don't really want to wear a skirt and top. I want to wear a dress. Oh...they're both in the laundry again. Let's see what's in the ironing pile..." Seriously, I think it'll be fall before I get my ironing all done! o.O I need to finish the ironing board cover that has been hanging here on the back of my chair for...months? Then I can just set up in my room [my ironing board's cover is in absolute shambles] and not have to haul stuff down and then back up the stairs.)
Whoa. That was a serious side track. Well, I'm off...I wonder if my mind can handle reading this evening? I have the feeling that it won't...