It is my current Work-In-Progress (WIP). I spent a couple of hours the other night sitting in the chair, painstakingly cutting out the canvas to the exact shape and size I need. I had to recut the bird once. Ugh.
|Canvas cut and ready.|
I'm not the fastest stitcher in any craft that I do, so I know this project is going to take me some time, and that would involve a lot of sitting. I thought about a recent episode of the Today show, where they had a walking challenge. The winner was Al Roker, who attributed his success to his treadmill desk. I think a treadmill desk is pretty cool, but it isn't something I really want to spend money on right now. It is basically a tall desk structure that fits over your own treadmill.
|A TrekDesk brand treadmill desk.|
The treadmill in the TrekDesk picture on their website looks similar to the treadmill I have. It's nothing too fancy, and I've had it for several years, but it still works well.
I thought I could make my own treadmill desk! I have a dis-assembled corner computer desk that we no longer use. I used one of the top pieces from it for my treadmill desk.
|A top piece from a desk we no longer use.|
I put the board across the top arms of the treadmill, added a couple of bungee cords to secure it to the bar across the front, and Voila!! Instant treadmill desk!
|My poor man's treadmill desk.|
I lay a shelf-liner on the top to keep things in place since the top has a slight decline to it. I set the treadmill to a slow pace - just walking style and it works great! It is stable and the cords hold it well in place.
|My work-while-I-walk progress. :-)|
I have walked over nine miles so far while I've worked on this project! I suppose it is better than just sitting around while I work. I wonder how many miles it will take me to finish this project?
|Sides are done.|
Here are a couple of photos from the start of our snow this weekend. So pretty to look at with snow on the branches. Then the freezing rain came in and the prettiness left. :-(