Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Still Busy

I know that it was Memorial Day weekend, but it felt more like "Labor Day" weekend as I spent most of my time in the shop putting the finishing touches on one cabinet commission and starting another. I am really grateful that Tim and I seem to be busy with commissions even in these tough times. I find that working in the shop is the thing that keeps me happy, keeps me excited. The new commission that I am working on  came from a customer who wanted to know if I could do something in the Mission Style. I couldn't believe my good fortune. I LOVE that style and have books all over my house about the Arts and Crafts Movement that I have been studying for years.  The commission that I am finishing up was a special cabinet that had to meet the needs of a shop that sells pipes and tobaccos. I was able to talk to the customer and figure out exactly what I needed to make it work for his space and his needs. That's the kind of thing that gets me out in the shop and starts the saw dust flying!! It was a fun weekend. -M

Sunday, May 17, 2009

We're Busy!

Just a quick note of apology for neglecting the blog. Mark and I have been busy, and that's good! We always come back from Chicago fired up and ready to make pipe racks and fortunately we have customers who want them. Here's a couple we've been working on. -T

Old Clyburne Farm
New Swanborough Road

Monday, May 4, 2009

Home Again, Home Again!

We made it home yesterday afternoon. The Chicago pipe show was superb as always. Mark and I had a great time. We saw old friends and made new ones. We bought pipes and tobacco. We smoked a bunch, ate some good food and talked a lot. We are both worn out. It will take us a couple of days to get our thoughts and photos together- then we'll do a proper post on the show. Until then - here's a photo of my haul. -T