This is the view out my front window-the azaleas are all doing their thing and in the early morning light, they seem to be fluorescent! You also see the driveway is covered by leaves, Live Oak leaves to be exact. They shed in the Spring when their new leaves are already sprouted so they are never bare trees but what a mess! So much so that by the time I was done blowing this area clear, it looked like this again in 20 minutes. Embrace the season, I guess! lol
This is the other shelves that now hold all of the glass bottles
I have collected.
They are pretty here and safe from dust and curious fingers!
I also promised a view of the backing fabric to my table runner; you can see both the green thread and the white in this shot.
I have finally used this fabric so that is a very good thing!
Now here is what I spent an hour doing yesterday,
and a glimpse of the preview in the background!
Apart from all of the deep cleaning I am continuing,
I did spend some time at the lathe! I used a piece of the grapefruit tree trunk to make this bowl. The orange in the wood is actually a bacteria that dies when the tree does but it leaves this stain which people either love or disparage. I like the look.
See what I mean? The bowl has some beautiful shades of spalting and staining which adds to its natural look.
The little bit of bark is from the outside of the tree
so the bottom of the bowl is from deeper in the trunk.
Yes, each new piece amazes me, too.
This is the usual 6" x 3". I finished this one with Shellac and some buffing to make a nice satin finish.
Today, I have to go to the doctor's for the usual check-up and a stop to Home Depot for some new paint for several rooms
and even the pool patio!!!! How exciting is that!?