Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Show this and tell that

For a good chunk of the winter Al was in his workshop, hacking away at chunks of wine crates that accumulated through the years.  Every time I went nearby he told me to stop bugging him. Well, okay then.  Look at what he did, just look and marvel.  Now we have a door to close the laundry room/pantry from the kitchen.  You're jealous, I know you are. There isn't room for a swinging door and a pocket door would be way too much work so this is on a sliding barn door system, clever hidden behind the sign.  He's a genius.  Most of the time. 

The stained glass is from the restaurant in Napa and the sign from the joint in Petaluma.  Never throw anything away.  Notice the lefse sticks under the rolling pins?  Maybe it's time to put them to good use.  Is there a rule about only making lefse for the holidays?  Easter is a holiday.

By night.  

Wanna see my other finally finished needlepoint?  Of course you do. 

These guys have been in the Unifinished Object (UFO) box for so long that they went
 on the road with us, traveled around the US and waited patiently to become 
something more than a flat piece of painted canvas and a pile of threads.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Progress Update

I did it!  Finished one of the Santas.  All by myself.  Pat me on the back, please. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Beware the Ides of March

 Stay away from all soothsayers who will portend doom and gloom.

There is nothing but sunshine and happiness in Sequim, even though I have been very remiss in telling you about it.  Not much to report, just day after day of bliss.  Chilly, but pleasant.  It's our first full winter here without a trip to California and we've enjoyed it.

Like everywhere in the world, spring is coming.  See?  

I've been stitching on the chilly nights and finally finished these Santas that have been in the basket for several years.  Maybe in a dream they will tell me what they want to be. 
 Pillow?  Ornament?  Framed?  Stand-up pal?  Sit in the basket for a few more years?   

Look what I found when I cleaned out a box of old, very old treasures.
This very issue is selling online for between $20 and $50, except for one big dreamer who is asking $291.  Good luck with that. Too bad we didn't all keep everything we every owned.  Remember rushing home from school to watch the Mickey Mouse Club?  Hey there, Hi there, Ho there.  
I still have a little bit of a crush on Spin.