It’s my blog birthday post! One day late.
So what do I do for a blog birthday? I had wanted to design and do a wood craft of some sort, but the week got away from me. So I thought of doing a 1 year recap. First
I started out this blog with the intentions of showing my wood crafts that I was doing mainly using a scroll saw. But I guess, as with all blogs, it evolved to include thoughts and ideas and just a what is going on with life, happenings. Pages were added as ideas came along. That included my Thankfulness page, with monthly dividers and daily additions, hopefully keeping it somewhat neat, easy to read and followable. Thankfulness
I started this out with a couple questions/contest to maybe jump start interest. That seemed to fail. So I will answer them here.
One was what is this tulip used for?
My Dad made these, so I made some too. After washing out a sandwich bag slip it over the flower to dry and reuse. Don’t just throw them away! Tulip
How is the coloring done on these?
I did what I call Desktop names. Desktops
I gave a lot of these away as gifts to family and friends, sold a couple.
During the football season I did football jerseys.
Once I moved my work space inside during the winter I got slack and started messing up with the spray paint or spray lacquer. You gotta follow the directions! Stay far enough away from what you are spraying. Don’t get too close.
Christmas was coming so I started with the Christmas theme. Hey it’s coming again soon!
Those were good sellers too.
Our dining room and table got turned into a painting station! Busy
You can see the reindeer, some ornaments and some desktop names. I was also getting ready for a Christmas craft fair. Hey that’s coming up soon too!
I did a late birthday gift for a brother.
Here is what was probably the hardest piece I did. Yet it was fun to do too.
That turned out really nice. I even impressed myself! Heart
Here is a future project that I took a picture of. I still need to size it and then print it.
Along with many others of course!
I did a blog series on how I do it. It, was a desktop name and when I finished it, packaged it and sent it via the Post Office that’s the last it was seen or heard from! It disappeared in the postal maze and I lost the shipping receipt. I will do another one. Series start
I posted about Wheaton Academy football last year and this year. By the way our last game was last night. Lost again to finish the season 1 – 8. Most of the teams we lost to either made the playoffs or had a good chance to. A lot of tough teams. Josh has another week and a half in his second cast. Then maybe some therapy to get the arm back in shape. Next up the Academic Team, that’s non-contact! :)
I did posts on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mothers Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and July 4th. I missed Easter!
I did a post to Westboro Baptist Church on March 2nd and that got the most views ever for this blog on March 3rd. Here
I did posts about my job search. That is still on going. With other miscellaneous posts thrown in here and there.
Thank you to all my readers and subscribers. Especially those who comment! I enjoy reading your comments and responding. You all have made this blog more worth while to me. You have lifted me up when I was down and been an encouragement to me. I have blog friends around the world!
If you have ideas for me to blog about just ask, or if you have a wood craft you would like me to try send me a pattern or again just ask. I will do my best.
Thank you again! I hope you enjoy this recap!
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