Sunday, April 26, 2015
We had a wonderful 27th wedding anniversary. I spent the day inside, packing up the pantry - in part to avoid Jay's 3-day garage sale going on outside. We also had a surprise visit from our grandson William (Noah) and his father, Drew. They are logging driving hours in preparation for William's drivers license at the end of summer. He is driving my 1993 Volvo 940 station wagon - my favorite car ever - the color of my tricycle, and this day complete with sticky cherry blossoms. Drew has been keeping the car in good repair the past 12 years for this day.
Monday, April 13, 2015
My latest furniture repair - the Rosewood Rocker. When my first husband and I purchased a 1903 farmhouse and 13 acres on Vashon Island in 1974 from Mr. Art Shane, we also purchased his round oak table, roll top desk and the rosewood rocking chair. My daughter has the table and desk and eventually the rocker will go to my son. I am finally getting around to doing something about the horse hair and miscellaneous stuffing in the seat. I left the horsehair in place but removed the hay/straw, dirty rags and other strange fabric.
|Original stuffing Rosewood Rocker|
|Original seat stuffing|
|Rosewood rocker with new stuffing, leather-like cushion and small back cushion.|
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
|Illusion, colored pencil, 2002|
Ginny surprised me with a gift of one of her beautiful silk quilts embellished with glass beads. Thank you Ginny!