Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday April 26, 2014

The Mom Prom went off this weekend, and I got the door decorated in just in time...
Two chalk boards, one for mom, one for a little one, a letter holder and the bulletin board with ribbons. Complete with multi colored chalks and pins. It turned out as I planned except for the background was supposed to have stripes.  I had to do it in the driveway and the weather just would not co-operate to give me one more evening to tape and paint stripes.  Oh, and I left off the hooks I had for it.  I just couldn't get them to look right. But, hope it was a good addition to the fundraiser, anyway.  I have plans for the next one already.  If they HAVE a door auction for next year.  The Mom Prom was packed and from what I hear, went off well! 

Today, I am trying to pay attention to Jerrys skate boxes.  I started with the granddaughters box that loves panda bears.  It's done.  Or so I hope.  After it was all done, I noticed that he had a TOP and BOTTOM marked. (I guess I knew that before, but while I was taping it off, I was turning it around on the table) and, well, you guessed it!  I did the design upside down.  There are no holes for hinges or handle yet, and from what I can tell, its all constructed the same on all sides, so hopefully it will be ok.  I hope we don't have to grind it off and start over.  I could be in BIG TROUBLE right now!
 I was pretty proud of it too:
Hold a good thought for me.  I have one more of these boxes to do.  A penguin.  In the design stages at this time, but will definately make sure we have it upside right!

Stay tuned!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015

Well, because of the weather and my schedule, I have sanded the door down and only painted primer so far. The auction is in one week. (so the pressure is on!)  I have decided to make it a message board, with a bulletin board, ($2 at the Restore) a chalk board and hooks.   I did re-cover the bulletin board, as that was something I could do INDOORS:

The library art exhibit is any 2D art that depicts a quote from a book.  Mine is from "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom:

I haven't gotten to the skate boxes yet, but they are here waiting.  I have started messing around with some designs however.

Now that our weather is shaping up, the garage doors need paint, the porch needs paint, the doors need paint, the deck rails need paint... so there IS paint in my future, but there may not be any 'fun' painting in the future.  But who knows, there could be some surprises!

Stay tuned. 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Its been a very productive weekend.

  • Got door for Charity auction:  CHECK!
  • Put together a plan for said door, CHECK!
  • Finished the Rocking horse:  CHECK!
  • Pulled out bushes, replanted: CHECK!
  • Laundry, CHECK!
  • Started a piece of art for County Library,  CHECK!
  • Got care package ready to ship out to college student, CHECK!
  • Got cards ready to go out in the mail.  CHECK!
 OK, so there are a few dishes to be done and still have a load in the dryer.  But still feeling accomplished.

Here is the before and after of the rocking horse...

Not sure what to do with it.  Have no little ones in the family at the time being.  Keep it for grand kids someday?  Maybe.  We'll see.  We'll all have to stay tuned for that one!