Thursday, February 24, 2011
Never Too Early
Hi friends, I have been so busy trying to get stock made for the upcoming show season. Some days I work like a beaver, and other days I need to chain myself to the table in order to see some progress. I cannot wait until the warmer weather gets here so I can paint outside. Nothing like getting a dozen or more items painted at one time, makes for some serious stock building. I have been able to sneak out and get a few things painted, but it is cold and slow going. But what brings me to my title of this blog, it relates to some of the things that I have been able to get made for my shows. For me it is never too early to paint for fall or winter, and I start them in January each year. They are my busiest seasons, so I try to have a good supply of fall/winter items ready. We have been cutting some new wood items, each Sunday we camp out in the garage and cut enough for a week of painting, sometimes more. I have so many new ideas that I will be sharing with all of you.
We have had a few nice sunny days here, just enough to tease us and then 14" of snow came and covered up the grass. On a more serious note, I am so very thankful for small things. My husband got cut bad on Sunday while cutting out some of the wood bases. It was on the table saw that I am not a fan of...and you will never see me using it. My back was to him and all I heard is a bad word, and the saw being turned off and he went out the door to the house. He is lucky...although it did a serious number on the tip of his finger, he could have indeed cut it off. It is going to take months for it to heal all the way. Accidents happen so very quickly, and I know it could have been so much worse. I cannot imagine having that happen to me, while I have had my share of injuries...getting cut on a table saw is a serious injury. Saws are not forgiving..once in a while no matter how careful we are, we can get hurt in a blink of an eye. Keep him in your thoughts for me if you can. I am going to finish up and post some pictures of the items I am making. Have a wonderful day, just know Spring is just around the corner. Hugs to all....