Hi everyone. Well, everything in our household is a bit better today—Brian has had 4 days of being virtually symptom free. YAY! Last night he had NO ,NADA,ZERO symptoms!! He is feeling much more confident and positive. We still have a long way to go, but at least this phase is over. If Brian continues to do this well he will move back to his apartment in Pittsburgh. He is anxious to get back there—I don’t blame him—he is happy living on his own. We have really enjoyed having him here despite the underlying reasons. Thank you to everyone for your great support—there were times I thought I would go insane….or as Brian would say,more than I already am!! Smart aleck!
When I last posted, I had started working on signs. They make up about half my sales at shows so they are important…and I had NONE because the store we sell at asked that we bring all of them up there before Christmas. We had an excellent February up there. So far I have finished 96 signs and have prepped more to do today. I try to have 200 on hand at all times. We go from here….
sorry for the bad photo—I’m casting a shadow—and here………
still not a great picture, but believe me, the signs are EVERYWHERE drying. It is hard to walk through our utility room where we dry them before clearcoating. I’m hoping the batch I will do today will be the last before our show. I’m very achy from standing on concrete while staining for hours. I need a break and time to paint checkers for the gameboards.
I also snapped some photos around the house while I had the camera out. I had so many plans for working on the house this spring before getting busy with work…oh well…the house can wait…Brian couldn’t!!
Diningroom cabinet—want to paint it and add painted punched tin…..
We also planned on painting the room and changing the stencil—SOOOOO sick of the delicate stencil here. The gameboard was bought from a vendor friend years before I started selling painted wood. I love collecting any kitchen related old pieces—especially graniteware, sifters, mashers, any tinware, and crocks/jugs.
I love this little corner—the highchair was found at a yard sale—it was a family heirloom and she just decided she didn’t want it—$25 !! The doll was found at the store I sell at—I THINK it is a Threadbare primitives pattern. Beside the chair is my lard bucket. (ha ha ha !!) Cracks me up every time!!!
This is by the stairs in our family room—love this stencil—want to put it in the front room and put a new design in here..and repaint the walls.
This is one of my latest pieces—how I love this sampler !! I allowed myself one special purchase at a show in Virginia (VERY expensive tourist town )—this is it!! Love it ! This town has some of the BEST prim shops and gorgeous prim furniture shops!! Occoquan Virginia.
Of course, no post is complete until I show a photo of this little bugger! I’ll miss him so much when Brian moves back to the ‘burgh!!
That’s all for now….hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Sunday. Don’t forget to keep everyone who is suffering from the terrible weather in your good thoughts.