November 14, 2012

Annoying Chair Refinishing Part Three

Okay, I know I wanted these chairs to be finished by Easter, that was a joke. I will, however, have them by Christmas, probably Thanksgiving. I have been going out to my dad's house once a week to work on them.
Remember how they looked after they were stripped?
Now they have a coat of stain. Oh, and my dad filled all the holes where the caning was.
They also got two coats of poly.
They are starting to be less annoying, and I'm really looking forward to having them in my kitchen.
 So the next step is seats. I think I'm just going to cover them in muslin and make changeable covers for the seat. Then I can be "seasonal" with them, which I love. :)
My dad is making a mission style chair.
Here is one side, the other is laying behind. He glued two pieces of wood together for the angled part and then had to sand the daylights out of it so it is smooth. He has soooo much patience, I hate sanding, and he does most of it by hand. This wood is literally as smooth as glass. Dad always says he'd be a great bank robber because he doesn't have any fingerprints. He sanded them right off!
I'll keep you posted on this project of his as well.
Enjoy your day! :)

November 8, 2012

The First Year

Lately, as always, I have been wishing I had gone to school to be a professional photographer. Fortunately, I have been privileged to have been asked to take the first year portraits of a very sweet little boy.
Since the park is so close, I thought it would be a great backdrop for his photos.
I started out with my basic lens because I wanted to get the lighthouse in the background. The baby's parents actually got married by the lighthouse a few years ago so I thought it would be nice to see it in his photos.
Here are some of my favorites from the photo shoot.
I had so much fun taking these photos. I can't wait to take pictures of someone else! Can you say Christmas card??? I have to get pictures of my family this year because I didn't get one last year. This weekend is supposed to be nice and warm so I'm hoping to get outside with my family and the camera.
I hope you enjoyed my little friend. Have a great day!!!

November 3, 2012

Fall Is Flying

I know I have been away for quite some time. The start of school was quite busy. The kids have MANY activities. Big V got her license. Little V is a cheerleader so we have been going to all the games, rain or shine.

The cheerleaders are in charge of homecoming, so in other words, the parents were in charge of homecoming. ;) That was a lot of work, but the decorations came out really nice.
Little V went to the homecoming dance.
I finally started taking medication for my fibromyalgia which is knocking me on my rear. Very, very tired. But still, fall has been beautiful in my corner of the universe, with this beautiful park right across the street.
The oak trees are beautiful. Their leaves have so many variations.
I hope and pray that all the people on the east coast who were affected by the hurricane will find the help and shelter they need and that they will soon be back in their homes or in a new home. I wish everyone could have a nice, peaceful fall like we had here. We were so blessed with milder weather when the storm blew through our area. Please keep all these folks in your prayers too.
 Have a great night!