Brent did the design work and building of the bench. It is the size of a twin bed and will go on the screened in porch.
We have decided to show the swing on a smaller scale for sale in our booth at the Delray Affair show in April.
I had sewn the cushion last time I was there. We have our pillows selected and will pick out the fabrics for them when he comes home for Christmas.
So...as soon as I arrived, Brent and I spent the first few minutes making a list of what we wanted to accomplish during the week. That was the first time we called "squirrel"... which we do a lot when the two of us get together!! The headboard that we had planned on making went to the bottom of the list and this beautiful hanging porch swing went to the top!
I was able to squeeze a little time before we left to make a shower curtain to finish up the bathroom. Brent wanted a curtain that was easy to pull open and closed without grommets or fabric tabs.
I took the old time clips that we had when I was young... or younger and sewed them on the back so that they were not seen at all... nothing showing from the front. It worked really slick. It pulled easy and left the soft folds between the hooks that looked really nice. I love the way this fabric made up and really complimented the bathroom.
Jeff has wanted a deep sea fishing boat for years and just never seemed to feel he had the extra money to spend on something for himself. He is an avid 'ebayer' and found an old 1980 boat that was for sale. The gentleman had kept it in fantastic condition and Jeff was thrilled with his "bargain"!
I love to see the same excitement in him about his boat that I have had with my business for years! He has always sacrificed so that I could have what I felt that I needed for the store and my "projects". Now it is his turn to have some fun....
Off to work on making mittens for our school age children that could use a good warm pair!!