Archive for September 2015

MR. CRAFT

September 27, 2015

Hi!

This is a short post, dedicated to my biggest supporter - Mr. Craft.  A big THANK YOU for all your support and for putting up with all my craziness ~ for shaking your head and asking me the same question every time I come back from a flea market .... "where are we going to store all this junk you keep bringing home", and each time my answer is the same, "I will find a place some where in the house" [which I do]. He is not just my supporter, but also my great handy man ~ without him I would not be able to do half the stuff I do and get this off the ground.  So, Mr. Craft ~ thank you, thank you ..... I am truly blessed to have you and I love you dearly.






It's been a busy week here in DC with the Pope's visit.  Most folks tele-commuted last Wednesday, including myself, as most of the streets were closed ..... what a thrill to have the Pope here in DC.

And what a day it has been for Katryna as Pope Francis made an unscheduled visit to St. Joes today. She and several writers for the St. Joe's newspaper, The Hawk covered the entire visit.  Katryna has sure found her niche, being a reporter ~ clearly loves it with a passion.  We are thrilled that she has been blessed to be a part of this historic visit and look forward to reading all the articles in the next edition of The Hawk


The Hawk Staff


Pope Francis at SJU



SJU Students waiting for the Pope


What a way to end the week!

Until next time ..............

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CHALK PAINT

September 18, 2015

Hi!

Getting back after a break over the summer ~ hard to believe that another summer is behind us.  I am noticing some of the trees are starting to change color with some of them even dropping their leaves ...... my favorite season of the year!  Here's to those hot humid days behind us ~ welcome fall.




Well, the kids are back at school, Katryna in her senior year in college and Dinesh in his senior year in high school ~ not quite sure where the time has gone.  Looking forward to an exciting senior year ~ a busy year ahead of us with two graduations in May next year.  We have the making of the senior float in our garage for Homecoming ~ the theme this year is Harry Potter.  .










Sadly, this will be our last year for making the float at home .... kind of a very sad and hollow feeling. I am trying not to focus or think about it too much, but to just enjoy the ride with Dinesh and his friends before they start the next chapter in their lives.

So, with all the time I am going to have on my hands in about a year, I thought I will go back to my first love ~ painting and distressing furniture.  Let me tell you, I love painting with Annie Sloan chalk paint ~ it is not too watery or too thick, but almost creamy like and goes on so very smoothly ~ love the paint.  I was finally able to finish two little end tables, and re-purposed an old window from the stock of windows I got from a friend in the spring.












So, this is what I have been working on ~ the next project is a table using an old wrought iron sewing machine base.  


Have a great weekend.   Until next time ......................

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