Wednesday, January 13, 2010

every age I have seen out as a baby

As you can see, I'm still neck-deep in this blasted project. I think with John's help I'll be able to get the rest of the carpet out tonight, and then I can move on to the fun part of buying new drapes and rugs. I'm pretty sick of it, so here is some cheese talk about my Gouda project.

Wax melting in a double boiler. For whatever reason it never got as hot as she said it had to so we probably have all kinds of unwanted bacteria running around in the cheese, waiting to infect us and cause us gastrointestinal distress.
You dip the cheese into the wax carefully so as not to Johnny Tremain your hands. I do the edges first. Then the top and bottom, which is trickier.
Fill in any holes with the brush. Captain America is feigning interest in my project so he doesn't have to go to bed.
Look at the fires of Mordor bubbling away beneath my cauldron!
I like this picture because it shows my attention to quality, and also I look like one of those ladies in that Robert Palmer video.
Still feigning interest . . .
Still dipping . . .
Still fires of Mordor . . .
Here they are with the traditional inauthentic red wax coating. Now I have to flip them every other day for the next three months to a year. Maybe we'll crack one open at Captain America's birthday party and see if we die.

Back to the carpet mines.

That sounded gross.


richvm said...

Where ever did you get your glasses? They are super cute and I need a new pair! Also, where are you guys sleeping? Wow! You are queen project lady!- Jen

All8 said...

Wow. Just Wow! You are too awesome. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

My kids try to do the same thing. (rolling eyes)