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A Sign!

Here’s your warning:  the next few days I’ll probably bore you to death with progress pictures from the shop.

The tiles underneath that beige paint are black and white.  We are scraping the paint off the white ones, painting the black ones red, and the trim in between them will get painted blue.

And by “WE” I mean Mark and the boys.  You know, the Royal We.

Look at my sign!!!! It is the most awesome thing, ever.   I wanted to wait until I actually saw the sign before I bragged about the company that did it.  It’s actually Signs by Tomorrow, and zowee, wowee, they really lived up to their name!   If you recall from yesterday, I called in the morning and it was actually done by the end of the day.


Still need to figure out how to hang it from the pole, but between Mark and my landlords, I’m sure they will have it figured out in no time.

(Those squares are in process, Mark went back and did the edges, the boys did all of the paint you see there.  He also worked on continuing to scrape.  Such fun…)

Here’s another little project Mark’s been working on for me — some cool stands!  He needs to get more dowels so he can make some more for me!

I’m at a point with some stuff where I look at it and wonder “Should I put this here?  Or over there?  Or maybe….in this spot?”

I have a suspicion that that will be ongoing forever….

I hope to get my order of needles tomorrow (knitting needles, that is…) and am trying to clean up some last things with the website so that I can get that open.  My sister and I both did test transactions today and that worked….so…almost ready!

Only a few million more details to go!

Better get back to it.  Either that or go to bed early.  It’s a toss up…



Starting to Look like something

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(this is part of a post that originally appeared on my personal blog)

Mark looks sort of scowly and serious in this one, I hadn’t even intended to catch him, he just happened to be walking by.  And he wasn’t really scowly.  He was quite happy in fact, because he’s been waiting for weeks for me to bring quilts down so we could hang them up.

And yes, those are plastic margarita cups on the counter.  Opening day coincides with the town festival, whose theme is Fiesta.  Thus, the cups (with yarn, no margaritas here, sorry.  But the beverage tent will have drinks…)

More window dressing needs to be done, but we did get curtain rods up and stuck these quilts in the window.  I tried to go buy a Pinata that will go in the window on the right.  Unfortunately, the second I stepped inside the party store, the lights went out.  A somewhat terrifying thunderstorm blew through just as we were getting to the store.  I wish the power had stayed on, so we could have waited it out in the store.  As it was, we sat in the truck.  It was pretty impressive, if you like that sort of thing.  The boys were not thrilled.  They hate thunderstorms.

Although, we were treated to an amazing double rainbow afterwards.  The one was really bright and we could see the whole arc.  There was a second fainter one of which only a smaller part was visible.

No pinata, plus, we had just purchased some peg board at Lowe’s, which was sitting in the back of the pickup truck.  We had used some plastic wrap to wrap up as much as we could, but when the wind is blowing the rain sideways, there is no way the truck cover is going to keep the water out.  It didn’t appear that the pegboard got too wet, but we still have to check on it today to see if we are going to have to cut some of it off.

Better get to work.  Have a great Sunday!