In the Workshop

When There's a WillWhen There’s a Will

September 4, 2012

There’s a way to haul ten foot boards–even in an Escort. Being the frugal girl I am, it’s cheaper to buy boards in longer lengths, I found all the ten footers I could–then figured out how they’d fit when I got them to the parking lot. I could have handled sixteen footers…maybe. This is allContinue Reading →

IMG_2210Electric Heater Maintenance

April 4, 2012

March was a weird month for temperatures and March’s heat bill proves it. But April is proving to be April. Cold nights and mornings, then warming up into the 40′s or 50′s with some rain thrown in–need those May flowers! I had my furnace shut off and was determined I wasn’t turning it back onContinue Reading →

IMG_1894Display Pieces–Repurposed

January 31, 2012

While I was preparing to move into The Christmas Shop, I was planning my display pieces. I think the most creative (and frugal!) display pieces are repurposed. This isn’t always easy–you have to be in a creative and repurposing groove. We all know the mind isn’t 100% on it’s game every single day. I startedContinue Reading →

IMG_1970Now That the Gifts Are Opened

December 25, 2011

Crocheted Snowflake Coasters Now that the gifts have been opened this morning, I can let everyone in on the new crochet craft I did this year! I didn’t come up with pattern, though, I have to give credit to Snowcatcher.net for the Afterthought Snowflake Coaster. There are several patterns on that page, you have toContinue Reading →

DSC01182Lots of Name Tags and Lanyards

July 31, 2011

I’ve been a little MIA lately, but I haven’t been relaxing! I’m helping to lead a retreat in West Virginia over the Labor Day weekend–A Hands-On Experience in the West Virginia Mountains–CITR Retreat 2011. I’m going back to Suzanne’s in West Virginia! As a leader, there is much to get done in the four shortContinue Reading →