Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Rainy Days...and Wednesdays
I finally finished this sign. I can't even begin to tell you
how many times I was ready to throw it on the wood pile.
One of my favorite places to visit, http://www.flamingotoes.com/
has the cutest tutorial for this sign. So early in December
I asked my husband how to do it and he showed me about
gluing wood and getting this started. I would work on it
and then get disgusted at my lack of ability's and decide to quit.
Finally, yesterday, I decided I was going to finish it once and for
all, it took me all day, but now it is done. It looks nice in my kitchen.
I still love my old fence boards and I love signs.
So I made this because I was practicing my ability to do
letters. A whole new world opened up because my husband
showed me how to make words and print them out and then
I use graphite paper to paint the word Noel on a piece of
wood I had sanded and painted white and then stained.
I had horse shoe nails I hammered into the top of the wood
for the hanger. I really love this. It was easy. I really like easy.
This is another one that has had me pulling out my hair. My husband
also glued three pieces of wood together and I cut out the shape.
The fun part was using a wood carving tool. I am going to make
some more of this moon guy and learn how to really use the wood
carving tool, that was fun but I was a little afraid of it. So next time...
It is a rainy day today. My hands are really tired and my hands
are so rough that when I try and get back to my sewing, my hands catch
the thread. So I have to get my hands back in better shape.
I am ready now to just bake and do the part that is fun by staying in a warm
house with a fire burning and the Christmas lights taking away the gloom.
I hope your day is lovely,