A friend had a branch fall from her cedar tree and she thought I might enjoy it. Her young son asked for something real from it....
I cut the branch up into pieces and even split one that was already cracked-it had more damage inside.
I have only cut dried cedar and it wasn't fun. I thought this branch would be easier to turn because it is still fresh but I was wrong-the wood is still hard to play with-it cracks easily and it is a bear to work with. I made a little saucer and bowl for her son and am working on a little bowl for her but that is it--I'm over cedar!!!
Look at the Fringe Tree blossom! It is about 10' across-it is very dry out so Bill is bringing a hose over to water this tree-it looks like it is struggling!
I managed to finish painting the white shelving--it took several coats to look all better. Now I have to cut and paint the shelf between the layers of shelving for a center rack--you will see what I mean when I do it and show you a picture.
I also finished the row I added to the sock scraps blanket---
It is long enough to wrap under my feet and warm them up!