I did a little sanding and gave it a few coats of a primer, which I had on hand.
I had the paint too so this did not cost more than the $5 plus some labor. I will take it to my daughter’s house for my grandson to use in his room for books or toys.
I also bought a wooden paper towel holder for 50 cents. Mike mounted it under a cabinet in my craft room and I am using it for ribbon storage.
I painted the little bird house and added some branches and a little bird on top. I hung it in the breezeway where I have set up my sewing machine for the summer.
Staples started its Back To School sales a while ago and I have been picking up little things here and there. Some will be in the Advent baskets I make for the kids and some will be a back to school present. Kristen will start sixth grade next week and Dane will start kindergarten on September 4th.
I have realized that I need to spend less time shopping and more time exercising.
I have not been too creative with knitting. I make washcloths to practice different patterns and that has been about it. I tend to knit while watching the television but I have been way more into reading this summer.
I did make this felted sweater jacket out of an old wool sweater, yarn scraps and assorted buttons.
Then, there is my new hobby.
I made a large table runner in anticipation of the holiday season and I had scraps enough to make the Christmas tree which will end up as a wall hanging.
Idle hands being the devil’s workshop, I should be safe from temptation. However, I need some new fabric. Maybe I should walk a couple of times around the parking lot at the shopping center.