Well here he is! What do you think? Maybe I shouldn't have put the sparkly things on the tree? It takes away from the antiqued look, but it is for my sister and she doesn't like primitives.
I don't know, don't you have to have shiny things on the tree, prim or not?
It's been raining here so I couldn't take him outside to spray the varnish until today. I still have two more ironing boards in the basement. I will make one for myself this time. My family has so many one of a kind things that I have made and didn't make one for myself. Every time I visit I think, I wish I had one of those!
Also I am making progress on the Wool Snippets challenge rug. It's a geometric with a pumpkin in the center. I have the border geometric finished and am ready to hook the center. I have no idea what colors I'm going to use for the center which is not odd for me. I usually decide on all the colors as I go and don't plan it all out like some do.
I am already planning my next rug. It is a santa on a rocking horse. I painted it a few years ago on a paper mache' box and I think it would make a great rug.
One year I painted boxes for everyone on my Christmas list. Each one different to match the recipients personality. I usually pick out a theme and make everybody the same thing. One year it was soap, lotions and bath fizzies. Another year it was jewelry. I don't know what I'll make this year. I'm running out of things I know how to do! I can't possibly make rugs for everyone this year and start now. I did think about making mats to use as hot pads maybe with a Christmas theme. I would probably have plenty of time to do that. I kind of worry about what to do when they get dirty which they will.
I am still doing a good job with the vegan thing. I have found some interesting meat substitutes that are pretty good! I'm going to go cook some vegis for dinner now. (I can't believe I said that!!!)
Have a great evening...and
Let the beauty we love be what we do...
* * * Thank You So Much! * * *
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