On Thursday I picked up GBN1, drove to WF and picked up Mom, and then we all drove to Chillicothe, TX, to see Great Aunt Mildred. Aunt M is 90 and quite spry. She had an old iron kettle that had belonged to her mother (my great-grandmother) and had been used to wash the laundry back in the day. Apparently Uncle Jack had welded an old tractor tire-rim to a regular tire-rim to create a hangin' thang for the kettle. My mom said that Great Grandma had promised the kettle to her. It has been sitting in Aunt M's back yard for years now (on loan from my mom), but Mom wanted it back - for me. And so, I dragged the sucker across Aunt M's back yard to where my 80 year-old mom and I lifted into the truck. Upon lifting it, Mom squealed, "I just peed in my pants!" GBN1 thought the whole thang very funny. When we got home and Toby helped me unload the kettle, I'm sure he was in awe of Mom and me. I think I will put flowers in it - any other suggestions?
Speaking of flowers, Martha Stewart I'm not - obviously. When I fixed my pumpkin/mum thang last week, I thought that I would put dirt in the pumpkin and set the mums down in the pumpkin. On a second thought, I decided I could just put the whole pot in the pumpkin, but I left the dirt in the pumpkin so that it would not blow over. Hmm, bad idea! The dirt turned to mud and melted my pumpkin. It makes me laugh. I may leave it for a while.
I did the pastel first, and it was okay. But then I had a hankerin' to try the watercolor. The problem came when I had to think about putting "covenant blessings" sign on my paintings. It took me some thought, but here is how it turned out. Yes, there is a terrible glare due to the glass, and you can see me taking the photo - kind of funny, though. For a sign on the watercolor, I just printed out Covenant Blessings in fancy script, cut it out prettily and stuck it on the mat-board. It's all good.
Here is Max.