Thursday, January 24, 2013

Decision on building bases

Today was brutally cold, and not a good one to be outside.  But outside we did go.  To three stores.  Trooped through the stores, around people and sales counters.  Across the parking lot with its many  holes and things just laying around.  I'm excited because I am getting around better. 

And, I was bored with my exercises.  I began my dance routine steps.  More challenging.  And more fun.  Still working crosswords, cutting cardboard and fabric and typing a lot.  With each thing I do, I feel myself getting stronger.  It's only been 2 weeks since my stroke.  I'm fortunate and blessed to be doing so well.

One of my decisions, which I shared with you yesterday, was a choice of backgrounds for the village.

Watching Project Runway -- it's new season.  All are working in groups this year.  And that is tough when you are a designer.  As a rule, I work wonderful in teams but as a designer, I'm very much a loner.  This is going to be a good season.  They are always at each other's throats.

Back to the village.  Now I am making a decision on the base for the buildings on the streets.  I tried cutting and placing foam board on each "street."  But I found that even the 1/4" extra didn't allow the full building to sit comfortably.  Isn't that amazing?

So I looked at what I had and found mat board.  I will use that instead.  It is easier to cut, too.  I only have a few pieces so a trip to the craft store is a must...probably tomorrow night after our dinner out.  (P.S. We are back to our date nights!)

I am showing you both of them so you can see what I'm up against.

Mat board
Thicker board

After the bases are done, I'm going to cover them with grassy turf.  I will probably have to use spray adhesive since the board is so thin.  And it's cold out.  Definitely a tough call.  I'll let you know what I decide to do.

Until then...



  1. so glad you are feeling and getting better, keep up with the excersises, take care x

  2. forgot to say, I love the background pictures of the sea, I would love to be able to look out of my windows and see the sea, so my answer to what background I would use, is the sea