Friday, August 12, 2011

A little break......

In case anyone has noticed, I've been a little slow with my blogging.  Just couldn't come up with anything to write about.  Normally, a picture will inspire me but the camera hasn't even tempted me lately.  My mother always called it "dog days" and that's how I'm feeling.  The ideas are floating around in my head but don't seem to have the energy or initiative to get started.  And it's not depression....it just seems to be the need to lay down on the couch every time I walk by it. 

The heat has finally lessened a little and the grass is turning green again from the rain.  There's kind of a hint of fall in the air.  It's been so dry here that our leaves are even falling prematurely.  It's just been a difficult summer, weatherwise, & we're hoping for a long, slow autumn.

My latest project is trying to make lamps.  If I'm going to make shades then I need lamps to go with them.  Personally, I have a difficult time finding lamps that I really like.  This is a wonderful old architectural piece I found.  I'm thinkin' it would be a really cool lamp.  What do you think?  And if I do, would it bother you if the cord comes out the top or should I have a hole drilled through the center to run the cord?

I've also tried to find a bunch of candlesticks to use with my candles I sell at Leola's.  All of a sudden mine have sold & with a new shipment of candles just in, I needed replacements.  Trying to decide rather to paint these or leave them "as is".  I'm thinkin' they would be great all black.





Love this German bread board.  I found it on my last trip to Iowa in the Amana Colonies.  Bread boards are one of the things I collect and it's difficult to find one at a really good price.  This one was a real bargain.....I think the woman knew it was going to a good home.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  It's supposed to be cooler here so maybe I'll get something accomplished.

9 comments:

Dana-v said...

I had been missing your blogs! Glad you are back!

I vote for drilling a hole up the middle!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I've wondered where you were! I'm so glad the we've had this break in the heat and dry. I'm SO so ready for fall. and can't wait for your open house at Leola's!

Lynn said...

I agree Black for the candle sticks:O)
I would drill a hole in the middle for the lamp cord.
Enjoy your weekend.
Hugs,
Lynn

Christy said...

Welcome back, I was wondering if your house sold and you were packing...I am ready for fall too!

Sharon Wengel said...

You're just having a momentary funk , it will pass and you will feel newly energized , (happens to me all the time,)Where do you go to get a hole drilled in a wood piece ? It will make a cool lamp . I have Hard time finding lamps I like too .

T's Daily Treasures said...

We all have slumps for one reason or another. Times when we just don't feel like doing a thing. Sounds like you've got some projects to keep you busy. Have fun! Best wishes, Tammy

nancy huggins said...

I think all your pieces would make cool lamps and I saw one in a shop last winter that was made out of one of the big fat table legs..that was cool too
Can't wait to see what you come up with :)

June said...

I always find it hard to find lamps I like too. I should think of making them out of some of the bits I have. Such a good idea!
I think I would drill it.
I hope you get a break in your weather. It has been so hot for you guys. I wish I could send you some of our cool weather.
hugs from here...

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I know the feeling ~ having a hard time blogging myself at times. But I always enjoy visiting yours! Sending you many blessings my friend, me