Good evening Folks,
We had a ‘cold’ for us day, gray skies, wind and it was a good indoor day. Although, we did go to an indoor flea market within walking distance. It was a nice brisk walk. They don’t have this very often and the last time we went I got a nice pair of clip on earrings. (My ears aren’t pierced and I love the old clip or screw on earrings with nice stones/beads or anything artsy that strikes my fancy.) The doors opened at 8 and we got there about 15 minutes early and with the wind blowing it was COLD. We were up pretty close to the door and building so it was better than being further out. I wanted to find beads, or lace or what-have-you to create with. I had some $ from the sale of my first needle case, and spent it on beads, and 3 nice little pillows from Germany that I plan to embellish.
The beaded necklace I took apart. Three groups of strands of nice creamy seed beads, a nice group of strands of black beads, and a nice strand of pearl beads.
I was thrilled to get more bugle beads in the bead box. Sorted the beads according to colors and am itching to create.
I also bought a hand made pair of earrings that are made out of paper. The copper and green colors caught my eye, and they were only 50 cents.
As I was going table to table I spied the next item with a piece of masking tape and the word FREE on it. I love birds and ducks and have them as figurines and paintings. This one had been broken and glued back together, (not very good but still, they tried.) The coloring really struck me. It looks like an older piece to me. It now resides in my scullery window display.
DH bought a book by Lee Childs, then we left.
Not long after we got home our neighbor called up and wanted to know if DH wanted to go to the indoor flea. DH told him we had already been but he’d go there with him, so off he went.
He came home with a little something for me. When we had been there earlier, I had seen these earrings that a lady had a whole display of and said they were all Monet. I was familiar with the name, but when she named her price, I passed. When we got home I told DH about the earrings, no description or anything, just that I’d seen this display and that she’d said they were Monet. When he came back later, he said he had something for me and he hoped it was right. I couldn’t believe it when he pulled these out of his pocket. They were the very earrings I had held in my hand. Of course, he got a thank you and a big kiss and a smile from ear to ear from me.
Now, here are some birdie pics from the other day and one from this morning. These photos were taken from inside the scullery, through the window looking out at the bird bath. I had to race out here to my little space for the camera, hoping the bird would still be there when I got back. He was, and I believe he is some kind of finch. He was taking his sweet time getting down to the water, making sure there was no danger near, before dipping into the pool.
I don’t know what kind of bird this next one is. This was taken this morning, and before I could get another picture, some other bird flew into the area and scared this one off.
Here is the caravan floor with 4 coats of polyurethane. Now you have to remember, this space is only 6’ wide by about 8’ long. To the right is where the counter will be with the stove, refrigerator and sink. The gray piece that the pillow is sitting on is where the butane tank goes. There will be a bench at the back of the picture up to the gray box, and most likely a bench on the left side so not much of this floor will even show, but the plywood flooring is now nicely coated with about 7-8 layers.
Well, it’s about time to go get horizontal to read awhile before sleep. I had off today, which was nice as I usually work Saturdays. Yesterday I had a good day at work, made a nice sale and got a nice tip from the buyer. My boss was pleased and so was I. I’ve never had a customer give me a tip before. I don’t go back to work again until Thursday. I get to putter around here. Yay!
Tonight it is supposed to get down to 45 and with the windchill factor, feel like it’s 38, so that is going to be cold for us. I brought some orchids in hopefully everything else will do fine. I do need to hand water some things tomorrow.
Hope you all have a great week coming up.