I've been busy since my last post. I spent almost 5 weeks in Cleveland, OH. Gotta say I loved it there. I enjoyed Lake Erie and several of the other attractions of that great city. While I've been home, I helped my Sweetie with an investment house ( that's the hopeful term for flipping a house). We have a contract on the house and should be closing on the 13th of this month. This weekend we stained the deck; we started on the main deck off the family room. My sweetie wanted to try a new product called "Restore"; it's a textured stain formula. We are using solid stain for the pickets and top rails and putting the textured formula on the floor and stair treads. I'm holding my critique of the product until we are finished. W have 2 more smaller decks to stain.
So, now that my excuse for being away for so long is out of the way, let me tell you about this noodle board. It's a Terrye French design. I have been in a painting funk since the beginning of the year; I had high hopes that I would snap out of this funk quickly but that didn't happen. A couple of weeks ago my fingers began to itch to pick up my painting brushes again but I ignored it since there was already so much on my plate. Then, last weekend I decided to remedy my situation by cruising over to the "Terrye French Designs; Painting With Friends" website; that's all it took to spur some motivation in me. I ordered several patterns and lined up some items to paint them on. Sometimes you just have to take matters in your own hands and do what it takes to help change the situation you are in.
On another note: Where has summer gone? I can't believe we are into September already and kids have started back to school; it went by so fast! Maybe it's because I have been gone most of the summer and while I was here I was busy working on the investment house or on our house. The trees are starting to loose their summer green colors as well as some of the flowers in my garden. It will be time to put the flower gardens to bed for the winter in just a few weeks. My head is still shaking at the thought that it is almost that time of the year. I need to hop back on Terrye's site and order some more winter/Christmas patterns.
See ya next time: