Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mother Natures perogative

So I had this great idea for a post on my way to town on Friday. While driving i encountered a herd of elk, which is very common. The best thing to do when they're loitering around the road is to just stop-not slow down-STOP. So i grabbed by little digital wonder and rolled my window down to snap a quickie of these beasts! And they truely are beasts! All the green that you see in the photo is my neighbors new, tender, baby hay field...which the elk LOVE. So needless to say, i felt really sorry for my neighbor.

Don't get me wrong, i realize that we live in their backyard...that's why we have sewer pipe around our tree trunks, some trees have fences around them and i don't plant anything that they might want to eat.

Now back to mother Nature, when I left the house on Saturday morning to head to a great Country Moving Sale...this is what i found

Enough already! All I want to do is clean out the flower beds and spruce things up a bit for SPRING! Actually we're putting our house up for sale so 'sprucing' is a bit of an understatement! I can't make it shine in my snow boots and parka!

PS: Found a great library table and oak dining table at the Country sale! Come to The Farm Chicks in Spokane WA June 7th & 8th.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Last night was a work night and my poor sis, aka 'the tool virgin' was attempting to get screwed. Let me explain...Claudette is 5' tall and probably weighs in at 100 lbs. (wet), needless to say, she's kinda whimpy when it comes to doing physical work. Most of the time she's not allowed to use power tools because she's also a Klutz! She's like the little kid that say's look mom-no hands and then proceeds to crash because she wasn't looking where she was going. That would be my sister! So last night, she really, really wanted to use the battery drill and needed a little instruction. About 45 minutes later she figured out how to change the drill the process of bending over the bench (don't know why) she layed on the paint can lid, messy side up, in her pretty navy blue sweatshirt! All in all she did awesome job...drilled, screwed & routed!

This is a picture of a settee that we finished and is at the shop. hard to tell but, is has a gold silk-tone-on-tone stripe fabric. With this piece, we used a gold glaze...turned out pretty cute. Those fabric tacks were a pain!

This is another finished project at the shop. Hard to tell but the fabric is awesome!

WHAT ARE THESE? 3 different sizes, small opening on one end, no screw threads though and a small finial on the other. I love find wierd stuff!

What do You think?

Wow...this picture does not even do any justice to the bright flourescent green of this pew! This is definately a 'before' photo. Will show you the completed project....and it won't be white!