Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I have put together a little show for the art walk in Hillsboro Village. It's a nice collection of my delicate vintage/ farm/ granny works in a wide variety of sizes and colours. During the art walk, each boutique/ coffee shop/ salon/ etc showcases an artist. You'll find me at Fire Finch next to a beat up, old wooden ladder. Please come visit, Sept 1: 5-8pm! You'll find complimentary adult beverages mixed in throughout the village.
I have exciting news! Well, for me it is exciting. I have finally found my table. THE table. The work table that I have been searching for! I just knew it would be at the flea market this weekend, plucked from a garage or barn where it's been piling up tools for 40 years. I don't know how to determine types of wood, but this one sure is heavy and still sitting in my backyard. It was gorgeous as is, but the splintery wood and chipping paint were sure to snag my pretty fabrics as I cut them. I borrowed an electric sander from my friend Kris, and he just told me to go in circles (when I asked, "So what do I do? Turn it on and go in circles?") Problem no. 1: get the table upright. I don't know how I did it alone but I did. Problem no. 2: find an outlet?! My house is over 100 years old so this was a major problem. I decided to plug into the kitchen of either Inez or Betty, but they are each over 80 and did not hear my attempts at knocking. Once they realized what I was doing, they both questioned me several times throughout the hour "What are you doing out there?" "Sanding a work table!" "Oh..." repeat, repeat, repeat. And let me tell you, that thing is a beast! The table and the sander. But I kept on. Problem no. 3: the table has a good six dozen nails in it, randomly, everywhere. It didn't feel good. Problem no. 4: the sander stripped off the handsome, dark, worn top wooden layer that I had fallen in love with. I was afraid of that. A good amount of it stayed, but it's not quite as charming as it was to start. Anyhow, it's fairly smooth now, and I feel accomplished. Pictures when I get it upstairs! On that note... sorry for the iPhone pictures lately. I um... lost my Nikon. It will turn up somewhere tho... fingers crossed.