Monday, January 10, 2011
I am so slow when it comes to counted cross stitch, but I finally finished
this from a pattern I got from Brenda Gervais. Her blog is http://withthyneedleandthread.blogspot.com/
I love every thing she designs and I love her web site and could spend
countless hours there. I am finishing all of 2010 projects before I buy
anything else. I also am a big fan of Stacy Nash her blog is http://stacynashprimitivedesigns.blogspot.com/
I have her Christmas book that I got at Christmas time but I have to finish
my current work basket before I dare start.
I have had a wood project knocking around in my brain. I had to wait until
Saturday morning before we had time to go out and dig through the wood pile.
So I dug around until I found a piece of old wood that
was perfect for what I wanted it for the only thing is
it has been so wet it was sopping wet.
This is my husband's big saw. I am scared to death of the
thing and I have no desire to ever learn how to use it.
I love power tools almost as much as a sewing machine, and
while impressed at what this can do, I am very content to let
it be all his.
So he took my wet wood and cut it up into chunks for me and
it was so cold the saw didn't want to work. I was starting to doubt if
I would be able to get this design out of my head. I had drawn it
over and over but this one was more insistent so I knew I needed
to make a start.
But then the wood was so wet I had to keep it under the wood stove
for a whole day to dry out. So by Sunday night it was finally dry so I
could do something with it.
This is my work table today as I painted and drew
on the wood. I thought I would be able to show pictures
of the finished project but now we have to wait. It is out
in the shed on the work bench getting glued together.
I can't wait until it is finished it has been so much fun to make.
My husband used his biscuit joiner tonight and that is one
neat machine. Next time I will take pictures of that. I had never
seen one in use before. Like I said, I really do like power tools.
Really one of my favorite dates is to go to a farm supply store or
a hardware store or the very best is walking around Sears in the tool
My favorite shopping center has a Hancock Fabric store and right next door
is a Harbor Freight store. I just love looking at all of that stuff. When I was
little my Grandpa would take me to the Army Surplus stores and I loved that too.
So maybe it will all be finished tomorrow and I can show you my finished project.
Bye for now,