Nov 22, 2013

Why did I buy this?

Greetings.  Cold rainy crap here today.  I have leaves to pick up after the high wind storm the other day and we won't be near 40 degrees for days.  It's 44 now, dark, raining, and my husband is on the golf course.  They just don't give up.
 I received an email complaining that I didn't post about the box sale today.  I'm sorry but I did say in the last post that the sale would start Friday morning.  There were a few problems and I hope they're worked out.  I guess if the item is sold, you go back to an error page.  Or something.
I don't have stitching to show but I did buy something that I'm now questioning.  A patched wooden shovel.  ??  Why?  I guess I will end up happy with the purchase but it was cheap and I sometimes get desperate for a more primitive item.  Very scarce around here.  Interesting though.
 I have to repaint all the trim because the Valspar we got was marking very easily.  Every time we put the level or square on it, a mark.  So I had a gallon of Behr eggshell enamel mixed and the finish is a soft sheen and very hard.   The crown is going up next week and I can't find a chair rail that isn't the typical profile, which I don't care for.  Too fancy, too many curves.  I found 1/2" stock and wanted to use the plywood cap moulding over, but it's 3/8, not 1/2".  I'll figure something out. 
Now that I've been away from stitching for a few days, I'm not sure if I want to start another Santa or a sampler.  Whatever I find on the floor will probably be my next project.  But right now, that would be a lot to pick from.  Had another chart slide.
Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.
Thanks for visiting!

14 comments:

moosecraft said...

I think that repaired shovel could help with the woodpecker situation... just sayin'... ;-)

Robin said...

Hmmm...if you mounted the wooden shovel to a wall, you could hang a piece of stitching from it.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay warm!

Robin in Virginia

Primitive Stars said...

Ohhh!!!! I love it Marly, never find primitive out here either......Blessings Francine.

WoolenSails said...

I love it, fun find. I would use it on the wall and hang a small quilt from it or you can fold a few quilts over it, not sure how long the handle is.

Debbie

Mary said...

Interesting shovel, Marly.
I think all of the primitives in this area are picked up by antique dealers and sold for big asking prices.

Have fun stitching this weekend. I think the spontaneous picks from our stash piles are often the most fun!

Oh, leaves.....I can't seem to get away from them :(

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Marly,
Actually I'm glad I didn't remember your box sale, I would have just bought more and I see you sold them all without me :) I love your patched wooden shovel, it would look neat next to your fireplace, maybe like it is the clean out tool?
Melinda

Margaret said...

Very interesting shovel. I like that idea of using it to display some stitching. :D

gracie said...

Now that is a different looking shovel!

Barb said...

I love the old primitive look of the shovel!

cucki said...

Aww I love it too :)
Hugs x

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love the shovel just as it is. A good shovel comes in handy, as there is always abundant !@#$ to be shoveled.
Robyn

Pam in IL said...

I'm kind of fond of the primitive shovel -- though I'm not sure how I'd use it. I like all the ideas offered here -- keep the woodpeckers in line, display some stitching -- but shoveling "abundant !@#$" is my favorite, lol

Roberta said...

That is an interesting piece. Whatever it was used for it must have been very handy! ~Roberta

Maggee said...

You received many great ideas for the shovel... can't wait to see what you decide. Glad the box sale went well! Hugs!

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