I'm caught up in the annual makeover occurring in the Northern Hemisphere of the planet.
I have a fever
Some years the DO SOMETHING I do is buying a bunch of fabric for clothes I won't get around to making; or buying plants I'll plant, but not water regularly; or drawing plans for raised garden beds I won't ever build (and wouldn't water the plants I'd plant anyway); . . . or . . . . or . . . . or. . .
But, this year just maybe the DO would be DONE ! ( or ?)
What should it be?
There, in the middle of the family room I found this year's Spring DO. My spinning wheel is my go-to gal when I need (need?) something to do. I recently acquired some new parts whose wood needed to be stained. (A sliding hook flyer & 3 bobbins if you must know). And, she has some disturbing rain spots on her that need to be treated.
So, last Sunday night I took the old gal apart and fine-sanded her multiple curvy surfaces, wiped off the dust, and massaged in some stain. Monday before work she got more stain ,and Tuesday after work (and after beer-knitting) she got a healthy dose of polyurethane coating, then a good sand before a second dose on Wednesday before work.
By Wednesday night . . .
THE DO WAS DONE
That is, my friends, some kind of personal record from conception to execution and completion. I can now rest on my laurels. Or . . . maybe something else needs to be stained . . . Or, maybe I could find some plans and build a really cool little stool to use whilst spinning . . . or . . . or . . . or.