We had a beautiful sunny day but cold and I ended up
doing all my walking inside.
Today I made some loops around the main floor in the house too
instead of just the basement.
While I was walking in the basement Ken was there making some
rock cliffs for his train layout.
Thought you might like to see how he does it.
First he mixes up a solution of plaster.
Then puts the mixture into a rubber mold.
The one he's using above is store bought but he has made many molds.
He makes them by painting rocks he finds outside with a rubber substance.
Quite a few layers are painted on with drying time between each layer.
Next the mold gets turned over onto cardboard, pressed down,
and after drying an hour or so
the mold gets carefully pulled off the plaster.
The rock cliff cast will be painted after drying completely for a day or so.
The plaster cliff then gets added to the layout.
A section on the right is finished and the ones he made today
will get added after they are painted.
Then some greenery is added.
🛤 🚂 🛤
After lunch we went to the library and picked up the two
books that were ready for me.
They are books 1 and 2 of a new series.
Home to Harmony and Just Shy of Harmony
by Philip Gulley.
Started reading the first book and liked it right from the start.
It's just a little book and I read half of it this afternoon,
will probably finish it later this evening.
Learned about this series from
blogger friend Deb.
If you liked the Mitford series by Jan Karon or the Miss Read books
you will like this series as well.
📕 📗 📘
It was nice to sit by the back glass door with the sun shining
in reading and knitting.
More snow is supposed to be coming tonight
so it may still be a while before I'll be walking in town again.
Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit.
A happy Thursday to you. 😊
👩🏻🦳 happyone ❤️
MsBB - Our house is heated with propane gas. It is a warm cozy heat and we are really pleased with it.