Thursday, August 26, 2010

Projects, projects, and things to do

Well, school starts today, and I know from past experience that for the next three weeks or so it will feel like I've accidentally stepped in front of a fast moving train. Run, Susan, run!

However, I am resolved to continue working on the book I began this summer, so I'm going to try to hew to a schedule of writing in the morning and going in to school in the afternoon (I have all afternoon classes). Evenings will be for class prep and wine drinking (on the patio in front of the chimenea, when it cools down).

I'm also going to be working on a couple of furniture projects (fodder for the book), the first of which, a blanket chest for my grandmother's quilts, I've already started. Here I am yesterday, working on the mortises for the legs. I've just routed out most of the waste, and I'm preparing to square the ends with a chisel and mallet:
My, doesn't that new bench look handy?

In other news, the heat has finally, finally broken, at least for a couple of days. Finally. So my morning writing shall happen today in the garden writing room, shown here in the flush coolth of spring, before being neglected and forgotten in the beat-down heat of summer:
Ah, those were the days, when we were still young and hopeful. Cheers, y'all!


  1. Speaking of beat down heat, what ever happend to that cowboy bathtub from your friend's attic or something like that? I look forward to seeing the completed blanket chest.

  2. I love the coaster for the wood shop beverage.

    Your shop looks nothing like ours... Ours really only qualifies for basement foxhole with tools piled.

    Or so I've heard. I am not allowed down there because I find cat turds chewy fun.

  3. Susan, You do have a good looking work bench! Blanket Chest~You're way more fun to read then watching the Woodright on PBS!

    It will be a bit longer before the mosquitoes are gone and it's safe to sit outside here in muggy Nashville.



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