Tuesday, October 11, 2011

No Excuses, "New Boots" and a Waiting Game

Nope, no excuses.  I've been a bad blogger and I admit it.  I've decided the best way for me to blog is just to do it when I feel like I have something worth sharing and have the time to blog.  And, I'm hoping you all understand.

This will be a quick post.  Sweet Hubby and I are always going to estate sales, auctions, tag sales, etc. in hopes of finding wonderful things for the shop we're in (The Corner Nest, Elizabethton,Tn) and I must admit that we do find some great deals.  We recently scored a box full of vintage Christmas ornaments and this cute boot was included:
 The boot has an old coffee can inside.  I've seen a lot of crafts but have never seen one quite like this before and thought it was just too cute.  Clearly, this "boot" survived many Christmases and was well loved by its family.  Its can could have been filled with candy, Christmas money, florals or even a little Christmas tree.  I decided I wanted to try my hand at making a similar one.

 It somehow ended up looking like an old-fashioned boot, kind of like shoes my grandfather wore in the early 1900s.
I decided it's okay, but of course it's nothing like the original.  I think I may have gone a little overboard when cutting the side flaps.  *giggle*  This was my first attempt; here's hoping my next try looks more like the original shoe.

Tomorrow is Wednesday and I have another visit to my orthopedist scheduled.  Sweet Hubby and I will find out the results of a knee MRI I had done Monday.  We'll learn whether a knee replacement is in the near future.  Personally, I'm hoping it is.  Everyone I know who has had the surgery is grateful for it and I'm hoping to get this knee pain behind me.

Meanwhile, take care and if I don't talk to you before Halloween, don't let the goblins getcha!


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hey Sher!!!
I love finding vintage Christmas treasures at sales! Good for you to make a Santa boot... :)
Hoping that you get the surgery for your knee!
Happy Trick & Treating to you!
How's the puppy??!!

Karen Teasdale said...

We had one of these Santa Boots when I was growing up - I don't remember whether Mom or Grandma made it - we used it to hold all the Christmas cards.