It was a quiet week at the Stone House. I was sick most of the week with a sinus and ear infection. If you have ever had pain in your ear - then you know, that is until you don't know. I got appropriate medication but then had a bad reaction... If you think ear pain is bad, I would have traded you in a New York Minute! Anyways, I am mending now and getting ready for some upcoming events.
Jay and I took time this weekend to go thrift shopping. It was nice! We had a few good finds. He found a butcher chisel for a dollar, and a table. I found clothes pins - a whole mes of them (4 quarts worth!)
Back to that table, it was a nice little table, but it was an ugly finish. Jay asked me to paint the bottom red and he would see what he could do with the top. A quick minute or two later, after using a toothing, smoothing and panel plan, the top was all done! Jay asked for red, as it was a common table color and I embellished it with gold pin striping. Here is the finished not ugly any more table!
Next weekend we will be demonstrating Spoon Making and Tape Weaving at the Conrad Weiser Homestead's Craft day. (June 4) If you are interested in historic arts, or just want to view beautifully kept grounds, then this is the place to be. If my head cold is still fighting me, then you may even learn an 18th Century trick or two to cure that as well!