The weeks are passing fast...it is now mid February and it seems like I just took down the Christmas tree and now Lent has started.
Projects, projects, projects...they seem to be everywhere and multiplying! I am still working on the leather pouches for Bespin Luke and they are really not coming out as good as I would like. The whole "wet forming" thing is really a pain and I am having no end of trouble with that. Actually, I am just having a lot of trouble with the two bottom corners of the pouches as I am finding it difficult to get a nice, square corner. Lack of that square corner makes stitching the leather difficult also. I have moved from the single needle method to the double needle method of hand sewing leather and finding that each has a certain advantage. The real problem now is that I have run out of some supplies and either need to get to Tandy which is a 3 hour (and lots of $$ for gas) round trip or order on-line and have it shipped. Shipping would probably end up cheaper in the long run BUT some of the items I need like dye and Barge cement can't be shipped if there is a danger of the product freezing. Suffice it to say that those items can't be shipped at this time of year....so I am kind of stuck in neutral. I hope to get back to my General Riekeen costume today and I also have to work on completing my second Hoth Hat and second Endor headgear pieces for the Joliet SW Day event. I need the second set of these headpieces so that one can be on display in the Library and one in the Historical Museum.
On Saturday I volunteered at the "Dick Wunderlich Memorial Workday" and it was kind of a brutal workday. I started with the chainsaw but found that the 3 chainsaws were getting too far ahead of the herbiciders so I switched to herbiciding. Wow...what a pain! Also, there was just no way that we herbiciders could keep up which is bad news as that means that there will be a lot of re-sprouting since we could not find/get to all of that which was cut.
Can Spring be far off? I started my pepper plants a couple weeks ago and they are up and on Sunday I started my tomato plants. At this time of year one always wonders what the next garden season will bring.