Posts tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Blog Birthday!

Hello Everyone!

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?

It is a plastic bag holder for drying them.

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?

Dipped in a bowl with a food coloring and water mixture.

You could also do this with a brush to mix colors on the wood. Then you need to seal it as the colors do bleed if it gets wet. #1 and Numbers

I did what I call Desktop names. Desktops

I still have these. Know anyone who wants them? HINT! HINT!

I gave a lot of these away as gifts to family and friends, sold a couple.

During the football season I did football jerseys.

These were good sellers!

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.

Here's what happens if you get too close!

See all those bumps? This wasn’t even the worst one. The spray goes on looking good, then in a matter of minutes it can get all alligator skin-like. Oops, and It was me

Christmas was coming so I started with the Christmas theme. Hey it’s coming again soon!

I did reindeer.

A snow flake

A lot of name and word ornaments!

Those were good sellers too.

Our dining room and table got turned into a painting station! Busy

Here's a shot of the dining room table.

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!

Here's last years display.

I did a late birthday gift for a brother.

For his golf bag.

Here is what was probably the hardest piece I did. Yet it was fun to do too.

A Heart shelf

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.

An owl trivet.

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!

I am on LinkedIn and Facebook now too, along with MySpace. So come Link and friend me!

Later, Harold

Like my blog?!

Hi everyone,

Being new to this blogging stuff I am still finding things out about it.

Like the “likes” and where they are.

You can like my blog by clicking on an individual title and at the bottom of that blog it has the like button. So you can either click it or not on each individual blog. It is not on the home page that has quite a few titles on it. So if you liked a previous blog you can go to its own page and like it…or not.

We went to church today, did you? Our Pastor spoke on 1 Thessalonians 4: 1-8. It was good! Thanks Pastor Tim. Tonight I led our time of singing before Pastor talked about King Solomon and the 3 books he wrote.

I have a big week ahead, with a lot of saw dust to be made and finishing projects, to get ready for the craft show on Saturday and the Wheaton Academy football banquet that night. Lots of ornaments and other things to do. So I gotta get and stay busy.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and weekend!

One last turkey fun pic. 🙂

Later, Harold

I'm stuffed! How 'bout you?

DAT or BF?

Hello everyone,

Well it is the DAT, Day after Thanksgiving or BF, Black Friday. Either way we had another Thanksgiving meal and get together, with my family in the area and we did not do any shopping. We never have shopped on this day. Usually I am working if needed or we just stay home or gather with family.

So what did you do? Leave some comments about your day today.

Since it has been cold and I have been busy elsewhere so no saw dust has been made lately and I fear I am falling behind. I did finish the reindeer, though it is kind of a fail. I mentioned staining it before, well it came out more like brown paint. The first coat didn’t come out so well, so I added a couple and got it solid brown. Oh well live and learn. I could put something red on its nose and call it…yep…wait for it…here it comes…do you think you know?

Uhm where was I?


And here he is!

Later, Harold

I think he has a cold! Or he raided Santa’s hooch!

More ornaments!

Hello everyone!

Yes, I made more saw dust today. Yes! it was cold! I kept the garage door down to keep in any heat made by the lights and bundled up. Definitely need some form of heat in there, but it wasn’t too bad. I made some snow flakes and candy canes and name ornaments. Still nothing new that was cut is finished so still no new pics. The snow flakes turned out looking pretty cool though. Nothing flew across the garage and nothing got broken! So all in all a good day.

I picked up my oldest son, at a drop off point, he is home from college, so we are all together for Thanksgiving. Let me take this spot to wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you are thankful for those around you and what you do have.

Too bad I am not doing a turkey. That would be appropriate here. But I am in Christmas mode and never did anything for turkey day. Maybe if I have time and find something simple in the next two days, but I won’t be scrounging for it. So no pics tonight.

Later, Harold

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