Well, I have nothing to say for a month or so and suddenly I am full of ideas and things I want to share! lol There are two reasons I haven't been getting much stitching accomplished lately. This is the first one:
The other reason I haven't been around much is that I'm suffering through a bout of depression since before the Christmas holidays. No fun for sure but this too will pass. In the meantime I am just muddling through and trying to accomplish as much as I can. If you are interested in learning more about depression and its effects, check out Kitty & Me - Pam Kellogg has written very well on the subject and she is such a sweetheart to share her personal experiences in such a public way. When one person speaks out openly it makes it easier for everyone.
Although I have had trouble doing much creative, or am doing it at a snails pace when I do, I am enjoying the kind of grunt work where you have a tangible result in the end. This is the current project.
The other one was a triple dresser that just screamed "Three rooms of furniture for $300.00!" LOL This one caught my eye though. It is solidly built and the drawers are dovetailed, not stapled. There is also some neat detailing on the drawers and the bottom of the dresser. I have already stripped the paint off the drawers with the details so I won't show you that - don't want to spoil my little surprise! You can see a bit at the bottom though. Once I got through the grey paint... and the yellow paint... and the white paint... and got started on the varnish and stain, I called dh and got him to cast his carpenter`s eye on the wood underneath. He has tentatively proclaimed it Brazillian mahogany so that was all I needed to hear to want to keep going. When I have the job all done, I`ll share the results with you. Keep in mind though that I am not the carpenter in this family!