Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My Woodworking Days

Yesterday I was tackling the unending job of organizing my digital photos.  Hopeless I'm afraid!
But I did find this picture and wanted to share.
(Not the best pic but the only one I have.  Excuse the wad of wires please.
We were Christmas decorating.)


I built two of these little beauties out of oak in a carpentry class at the community college 5 years ago. The joints are mortise and tenon which was quite an experience.
I found the pattern in an Arts & Crafts Furniture Era book.  There was no coffee table pattern so I drafted my own to build the next quarter and the carpentry program was discontinued. 
I was so disappointed!
 I have made a few other items and refinished antique mirrors and picture frames, but for now my woodworking days are over.  Fabric is much more forgiving and I love forgiveness!
Don't you?

7 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, you made this yourself? That is amazing, Karen! You are so talented!

And I know what you mean about praying...me too! and you hear so much about people's lives...and pray for everything to turn out well...so many wonderful people, for sure!!!
Sending hugs your way,
Cindy

Barbara Jean said...

I'm impressed girl. You have so many talents and skills!!

and, yes, I do love forgiveness. Wouldn't we be in a world of hurt without it? Thanks Lord.
And learning to give it is so important. We can sure be a mess when we don't. Does not hurt other person, but sure hurts us.

Oh, preaching here. oops.

hugs and smiells and blessings
bj

Michelle said...

Oh the table is beautiful. You must feel such satisfaction having created it yourself.

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Karen~ Sewing, woodworking and now papercrafts too! Wow! I don't know how to sew and the closest I have ever been to woodworking is painting my craft room desk...(Dont look to close!) Nice job.

Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog today. And a follower too! YA! I hope to see back soon. Until then~

Take Care! Sherry

agypsyangel said...

That is just beautiful. You should be very proud. Thank you for coming by my blog and signing up to follow, it really means alot. Hope you have a good day and i hope to get to know you better,
Kim

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for your prayers for June's husband ....I hope he heals soon!
XO

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

This is gorgeous. How super to have a piece of furniture you built yourself. Thanks for sharing it.

What a wide range of talents you have!