Moving On

In an effort to keep up with the cyber times, I have moved on to Wordpress and big time (for me) blogging. You can visit this and all my other blogs at: Island Zephyr

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New Lampstand

I needed a floor stand for my daylight lamp and decided that I did not want to drop $60+ on a metal one so, as usual, I looked around for something I could use to make one myself. This is what I came up with.

The log is from a cedar tree here on the property that we were cutting up for firewood. I figured how tall I needed it and Scott cut it to length for me. Then it was just a matter of sanding it down and putting on several coats of polyurethane to seal it. I drilled a hole for my lamp to fit in and viola! This was my first attempt at any creative woodworking outside of cutting molding pieces, etc. I think It turned out great and it works beautifully.


Frost Flowers and Leaves

In honor of the really crappy weather outside I thought I would post progress photos of my Frost Flowers and Leaves Shawl that I have been working on for %*#^% of months now. The progress is slow, but it is turning out quite pretty.