'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Monday 24 January 2011

You may have had…

the teensiest suspicion that in all this chatter about not being able to do hand embroidery except in the evenings, so having to do other things, there was a tiny amount of procrastination going on.

You may well have been right.

But this afternoon I screwed up my courage and tackled the electrified drawer. which meant completing the drawer lining, fiddling with the drawer lining to get it to fit, fiddling to get the fabric with the circuit on it into the bottom of the lining, sewing in the switch, couching down the wires to the switch so they don’t cross, checking it works, putting it all in the box, checking it works, adding the diffuser, cutting the paper tubes down because they are now too big,  putting in the paper tubes, checking it works, taking everything out again because it had stopped working, tightening the connections so it did work, replacing everything [with it switched on this time just to be sure], stopping for tea and biscuits, resuming, making some more tubes because there weren’t enough and finishing with it IMG_4464still working.

Then I wrote some instructions on how to turn it on, so the tutors can get the full effect. Wouldn’t want to put in all that swearing work for nothing.

Unless, of course, it’s stopped working when they mark it.

It is difficult to take a photograph of a dimly glowing box – this is the best I could do!

Babybel tomorrow, college on Wednesday, so drawer 4 will have to wait…

1 comment:

Kitty said...

ooooo! it glows!