Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday morning hello and a few pics

Hello my sweet blogging friends.It is my hope that you all are in good health and spirits.It has turned back to winter here in Central Kentucky.We had a week of wonderful temperatures that could have only been better if we had a bit less rain.The rain was a blessing too and I surely don't mean to sound as if I am complaining about it.

Hubby has gone back to work after being home all last week.He is the reason I am so behind on the goings on of my fellow blogging buddies.It seemed as if every time I sat down to read or do a post he was needing something,couldn't find something or  it was something completely off the wall.LOL! Yep, now that is a complaint.LOL! Love the man dearly but after repeatedly telling him that if he'd only return things to their right spot he could find it,I have decided he will never change.I am so grateful that he was able to return to work and hopefully this will be the end to him being laid off for a while.

This morning seemed like a good time to share the wonderful goodies that I received from my hubby for Christmas.With the warm temperatures last week I was finally able to get a finishing coat on one of my gifts.
Here is a pic of the gift when I unwrapped it..
Hubby made this for me and I was so surprised when I opened it.
I finished it with two colors of stain and a final coat using wax.

He also gave me a wonderful small rocker.I just love and wish it could tell talk because I am sure there would be lots of wonderful stories it could share.

That is  a metal rod that is between the  wood spindles.

The seat has been split but repaired with an old board underneath .

Notice the metal brackets that were used to fasten the arms to the back.Even though it looks dusty and dirty I have thoroughly cleaned it.LOL! Just a lot of great patina in my opinion.

I am off to check some blogs and clean the house.Be sure to check back in a couple of days as I have some finished projects to share.Be well and safe my friends! Blessings,Jen




13 comments:

Firecracker Kid said...

Oooh, excellent old and new Christmas gifts. Kudos to hubby :)
Yeh, my hubby forgets where he left things too... lol. I'm sure that's an international issue :)

Carol

Trace4J said...

What wonderful treasures you were given. Hubby is tops.
Woolie hugs & love
Trace

Rugs and Pugs said...

Hubby is very talented and you did a great job of finishing it.
I love the rocker, too. Oh, the stories it could tell. I just love old repairs.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Rugs and Pugs said...

Hubby is very talented and you did a great job of finishing it.
I love the rocker, too. Oh, the stories it could tell. I just love old repairs.
Hugs :)
Lauren

prims by olde lady morgan said...

WOW! Jen, those are wonderful gifts! One made from the heart and found with thought! love! OLM

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Jen, Your hubby spoiled you and you deserve it.
The dry sink cabinet is BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE the color you put on it!
It looks like you bought it at a prim shop. Your hubby needs to open his own shop, he does amazing , amazing work.
I too, love the old chair. What a wonderful piece. I bet it would tell us alot of wonderful stories like you said.

You must be so happy to have such treasures!!!!
Have a blessed week, it is going to snow here tomorrow not much 2 to 5 inches but you know that can change it to 15 inches by tonight, LOL.

We will have to see.
Hugs,
Tricia

Shirlee said...

What lovely gifts from your hubby! He's a keeper : ) I know what you mean about it being difficult to get anything done with a DH at home. Just wait until he's retired! Better get what you want to do done now ... lol! For a brief time yesterday they predicted freezing rain today & since I have to head to Louisville for my surgery I was very happy about the weather report because it meant I wouldn't have to go ... but of course there must've been people who were praying for it not to happen because driving conditions are fine now & no mention of ice on Weather.com. I guess I should've been joining the others who were praying for an icy winter wonderland! I'll remember that next time : )

frontporchprims said...

What wonderful gifts. You did a great job on the paint and stain. Your DH is very talented. How nice he can make things like that for you. I love the chair. I bet it has many stories. -Steph-

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Jen, what wonderful and thoughtful gifts from your hubby, he's definitely a keeper! Love the dry sink he made for you, I've never seen one with the drawer before, wonderful. And your little rocker is a treasure, what stories it could tell. Thanks for sharing your pictures, stay warm and hope all goes well with your DH's work and that he (and you!) don't have to go through anymore lay offs :O)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Wonderful gifts and your stain came out beautifully! Since you have too much, send some of that rain over here to Texas.......can you? LOL

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Jen. You are so lucky. What a Christmas gift! I am sure will enjoy those.
Have a wonderful day.
Janet

Roberta said...

I can tell by the details that your husband did an EXCELLENT job on your dry sink! And how pretty it looks stained. I'm sure your little rocker could write an interesting autobiography. Thanks for sharing its unique assets! ~Roberta

Anna Hanley said...

Hi, hope all is well with you. I have to say you have a gem for a husband what great gifts. I know that feeling well -my husband "Anna where's my belt," "where are my boots," " did you see my hat." Too funny but I don't know what I would do without him. Hugs and Smiles, Anna.