Not much new to report. I am still contemplating the stripe color on the exterior of the house. I have made a new top for the enamel-top table and am working on the stairs now but haven’t made much progress. My home office shares space with my craft room, and at the end of a long day of working from home, I don’t want to spend any more time inside those four walls! *sigh* We've been binge-watching a lot. We zoomed through all the episodes of "The Repair Shop" on Netflix (I can't recommend this show highly enough), and yesterday watched all eight episodes of "The Stranger."
I know many of us are sheltering in place these days, as we try to stop the spread of the Corona virus. For those of you going a little crazy shut inside and who want to take a break from making minis (wait—who would want to take a break from making minis??), here are a couple of fun online suggestions.
The first is an old one, but may be new to some of you: The Game of Thornes on the Chicago Art Institute Web site, https://archive.artic.edu/thorne-game/, which uses several rooms from the Thorne Rooms display. It plays like one of those old quest games (“You are standing in a room, with a door on the right hand side”), only instead of typing in “go left” or “go right,” you click on areas in the pictures to move around or examine things. You have to make it through the maze of rooms and collect letters for the password in order to escape. Although it’s part of the archive, it still works, and I was able to escape. 😉
For those who like scavenger hunts, there is https://www.terraclues.com/?view=home. Each hunt has a series of clues, the answer for which is always a geographic location. Type your solution into the Google Maps box and, as needed, zoom in to find it on the map. If your answer is correct, you’ll be taken to the next clue. There are around 290 hunts available, and it does help greatly to do the tutorial first. You don’t have to be signed in to do a hunt. You can also make your own hunts, so I made one for my mini friends: https://www.terraclues.com/PlayHunt?HuntID=11673 I think most of you will find it pretty easy, but maybe you’ll also find it a little amusing. When you make a hunt, you can choose to add information and links on your answers, and I tried to go for sites that had interesting content and good eye candy. If something doesn’t work correctly, please let me know.
Hope you are all staying safe and healthy, and enjoying plenty of time to work on your minis!