Well, I worked on painting my hats a bit yesterday, but mostly we were getting ready for the delivery of the two bedroom dressers. You all know how that goes. Unpacking and getting rid of the old set and then doing some major corner cleaning and preparing for the new arrival.
The set arrived about three pm and was brought in without incident. Good planning paid off because everything fit nicely and all went quite smoothly. We let the set warm up and inspected it thoroughly and it was in nice shape. Both of us were happy with it and really pleased at how it looked.
I was asked to post pictures of it from several of you, so here they are. We got two new pieces. The shorter dresser:
This is the tall dresser on the opposite wall:
I also wanted to point out the new clock that Keith designed. It really is cool and we think it will stay on the taller dresser:
Here is one more picture. The pictures are a bit grainy because it was soft lighting and after dark when I took them. I do apologize for that, but at least you get the point.
The pattern for Keith’s clock will be available soon on the site. I think it is really a beautiful piece and one that lots of people will want to try. We will send out notice in our newsletter when it is ready.
Today I am going to finish organizing everything, as we went out to dinner with Kieth’s brother, his fiancee and their mom and dad after they stopped by to see the new stuff. We found a new place in Yarmouth that was just yummy and had a nice evening visiting with everyone and celebrating several different things.
All in all it was a good day. We were both pretty happy with our new acquisition and it feels great to have ‘real furniture’ again. The set is nice looking, and very sturdy and we look forward to having it for many years. We are going to head to Digby in the next several days, as we want to get some glass tops cut for the dressers. We do, after all have three cats and while they aren’t in the habit of climbing all over everything, with the dresser being just under the window, we know they will be up there looking out from time to time and we don’t want to take the chance of the top being scratched. I think it is a good thing to have anyway.
So that was our day. I need to get back to work today get those hats ready to go out the door. I plan on mailing the package on Monday, which should arrive in plenty of time for my deadline.
It feels really good to be settled and also get that spring organization out of the way. In the past week, we have gone over and cleaned just about everything here, and organized it too. Even though our place is small, it is neat and clean and we have kept the clutter down to a minimum. It makes for a good working environment.
Now let’s see how much we can accomplish! :)
I hope you have a great Friday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"