Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back to Normal

It is time to get back to normal posting. I just have to vent sometimes, but don't we all.

All right I had last weekend off so I decided it was time to clean my garage and basement a bit. There was a method behind my madness because I wanted to park in my garage when the frosty cold weather hits. I admit I had so many projects going on in my garage I had them everywhere. Then Steve would come over and unload things from the back of his truck so he could haul something else. Of course we then have bikes, a grill, and left over wood, and all of my storage tubs. My garage is the only storage I have in my duplex. So I took the time to go through tubs and weed out what I won't decorate with anymore and started a pile. Then I found things I had been looking for and couldn't find like my rusty bells, sponge brushes, and unfinished projects. So I decided on Saturday that I was going to finish some of these projects. On Saturday Steve took my son to go for a haircut, go cart riding, miniature golfing, to the truck stop to watch semis come in and out, and then finally to his apartment to spend the night. I didn't see either one until Sunday morning. In other words I got a lot done lol.

So on to my projects...

I finished my snowman because I found my rusty bells.

Next I found a set of paper mache boxes that I bought for $1.00 and painted those up and then found another 2 wood ones and painted those up to. I can't remember how much I paid for those, but I think $1.00 or less.

Then I ad Steve cut some wood for my backer for my "quilt" project. Remeber these were those preprinted pillow sham covers. It came out fuzzy, but you get the picture. lol

Then I bought these boards already painted red and black for a $1.00 a piece and finally decided what I wanted to do with them. The writing is not this bright as it shows in the picture. I have no idea where I will put them, but I enjoyed painting them.

Other than that I straightened up my "craft area" aka basement and organized a lot. I found some project redos that might keep me busy for awhile. Some I forgot that I had them, others I didn't know where they were. Oh and another project I am working on is my son's Native American project for school. Steve made the coolest canoe for him out of scrap wood I'll have to snap a picture and show you later. Anyway, stay tuned because who knows what I'll be doing today project wise other than clean my bathrooms yuck!!!!
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Tina said...

All great projects Mary. Glad you had time off to get into some fun stuff and do some organizing.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

All great Mary...I love those signs!

Janene said...

Wonderful wonderful finished projects!
Vent away...that is what we are here for...and it sure makes you feel better, doesn't it?
You have a good man in Steve!

ohiofarmgirl said...

It looks great around there...Love the snowman. Dianntha

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Don't you just love when things get done!! I know for me I always think abouth those things until their complete! Glad thinga are getting back to normal for ya!! Have a great day!!

UPON A HILL said...

It is like finding treasures all over again when you went through those storage tubs. Great job on all the projects!

marie said...

Sounds like a really productive weekend!! Good for you! I need one of those soon.

I love your shaker boxes. There's a lot of bang for the buck in that project! The quilt frame looks wonderful too.

Blu Rabbit Design said...

Don't you feel great when you get that much accomplished? I love the snowman!

wrcdgc said...

I love your snowman he is so cute! Your signs turned out great also.


Karen said...

You sure do get a lot done when you set your mind to it! Karen

Terry said...

Love your little snowman! You got a lot done. It's always nice to get things finished.
I didn't post, but I've had your in my prayers. Hang in there!