Monday, July 11, 2011


We've finally reached the end of the baseball season.  This is Jakob on 3rd base in his last game this season.  I broke down and bought him a baseball pants that actually fit him along with some black sport socks to he could look like one of the big kids playing ball.  He looks really tall and skinny and is growing up too darn fast!
I pulled Lust off the qsnaps Sunday afternoon.  I'm just a few hundred stitches past half way on this page.  Next time I pull her out, I should be able to finish this page and start the last two in this row.  I really like how realistic the waterfall is starting to look.
Tonight I finished Friendship Heart through the Sticklounge group.  I don't know how this one will be finished, but at this point I'm assuming in a frame on the wall.  For now, it is put away.  I have pulled the next Sticklounge project.  But I've only got a few stitches in it.  Not nearly enough for a picture.
This weekend was really hot and humid.  Perfect weather for building furniture!  Not.  I tried to get the parts I wanted to done in the morning when you would think it would be cooler.  Didn't quite work out that way.  All weekend, if you walked outside, it felt like you were walking into a blast furnace, but more humid.  YUCK! 

Anyway, Saturday, I finished cutting my lumber to so everything matched up and had some help staining it.  These are stained in Cherry.  Sunday, Ed helped me to drill the pocket holes and put them together.  Then I got the dubious pleasure of painting on polyurethane in the sunshine...while sweating buckets.  I won't share a picture of that because I don't have one and that would just be gross.

Here's Jakob's new bookcase.
And here's Joshua's.  His room is a little messier because he's got most of the toys, but hopefully, we'll be able to get a better handle on them now that we have some more storage!

Once the weather cooperates a little more and cools down, I'll be heading to the lumberyard to pick up some lumber to build this  I have an old desk in my office that I started stripping down before the tornado in 04.  Right now it has lots of stuff just piled on top.  I would dearly love to be able to get organized in there with that cabinet and a new desk and the desk that everything is piled on would be refinished and given to Jakob so he has a place to study.


Joysze said...

First off, WOW on those bookshelves! Looking forward to seeing the cabinet.... looks like it'll be tough.

Lust looks great, as does Friendship Heart. :D

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on the acquisitions; you're an amazing builder!! Can't wait to see your cabinet and the new desk. The bookshelves look great!