Saturday, July 30, 2011

concert in the yard

our friends karen & keith's wedding.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cool Picture

Chris asked me to take a photo of a collection of handmade items from people she knows.   She made a little cabinet from a thrift store purchase to put some small pumpkins and set it next to a ceramic ghost jack and a larger pumpkin  The light was just right at the end of a warm day and it came out really cool.

The skulls have eyes

A couple of kids put some colored rocks in the eyes of our skulls under the tree.  It is so cool how our yard is a playground for creativity.

Yard cleaned and ready for the Wedding

Our friends all showed up today to help get the outdoors ready for the wedding next Saturday.  We put down 3 yards of bark dust (thanks Keith).  We fixed and painted the garden trellis (thanks Karen and friends).   We cleaned the shop.  We pressure washed the patio and sidewalk (thanks Keith and Elyssa). We clean the patio.  We patched the cracks in the sidewalk.

Finished Abbey panels

After a VERY long day on Saturday we finished building all the panels for the new Abbey.  We got it all stacked up in the shop.  Now we just need to draw out the brick patterns and start carving the panels.

New screen door feature

Last year we decided to trace out a large version of the davis graveyard logo into a piece of wood and we carved it out.  The idea was to put it on our screen door.  We finally got around to painting and I installed it today.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Tombstone Workshop

We had 2 wonderful workshop sessions on Saturday with a great group of eager and creative students.  We made some new friends and caught up with some old ones.  It was a perfect day.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

We had the trim painted

The trim and garage doors on the shop and little garage and patio were all looking pretty bad.  The paint was peeling and missing in many places.  We had Dietz Home Improvement come out and scrape, prep and prime the trim and then paint it.  Looks very nice.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Repaired the flower Garden and tree bench

A friend is having her wedding at our place in the back yard.  So we have a to-do list of things to fix and update.  The flower garden fence was almost all rotted so we put in to posts and primered and painted new fence sections.  We also added a bench in the middle of the tree surround so it fit better.

Ruined Abbey Started

We spent the entire 4 day weekend working on the Abbey.  We bought the materials for the front and right sight on Friday and began building panels Saturday.  We continued on Sunday and finished on Monday.  On Tuesday we set part of it up and drew out the lower level brickwork.  We just need to make the other half's panels and finish drawing all the brickwork.  Then we carve and shape the stone and add all the accents.  Then paint the whole thing black and then detail paint it.  Should be done by September.