Christian, Wife, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Dealer of Vintage and Collectibles, Babyboomer...
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tennessee Color and Santa's Coming!
It's definitely fall here in East Tennessee! Regardless of what the temps are , that's what the trees are telling me!
Here's what I get to see when I look outside my home office window:
...and a glance at the last of my back patio blooms:
One task that I'll need to tackle this weekend is covering patio and porch furniture and storing our outdoor pillows, etc.
Meanwhile, here's a peek at what I've been working on this week: I've been designing and sewing Christmas stockings (I don't use patterns and the variety of sizes and shapes reaffirms this).
I'm still working through my self-sanctioned task of using materiels that I've been hoarding forweeks monthsyears. My stash of felt is slowly shrinking. VERY slowly. I still don't know quite how I'll use these little Santa bags but like the way they're turning out.
That group of old Christmas cards I've been saving for Lord-only-knows-how-long isfinallygetting recycled into new handmade cards. (Those of you who include me on your card mailing lists might recognize some of these.) I started a web album HERE if you want to see them.
Here's one I drew myself - I colored it and cut it out, then mounted it to cardstock for a 3-D effect:
And, of course, I still have rusty old tobacco tins to clean up and re-do.
Oh, yes - furniture that needs cleaning and spiffing up before it goes to the shop. (My Hubby cleaned up this old library table - somebody had actually glued contact paper to the top.)
Dawn dish detergent did a good job of getting the goop off without damaging the surface. This Restor-a-Finish is excellent for helping to remove water rings, etc., too!