Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fall Crafting and a Slight Mishap

Today, I am posting at On The Artist's Doorstep about my ongoing Art Studio redo. Please pop over and check out my stool makeover, my addition to my drafting table, and the studio reveal.

I'm now ready to jump into my Fall crafting. I have a stack of fence pickets waiting to be transformed. Here's just a few:



As a matter of fact, I started working on some of them for signage, and in the process of sanding them, drove a sliver of wood deep into my middle finger. Ouch. I tried to get it out but no luck. I finally caved in the next day and went into the minor emergency to let them dig it out. Mercy! A little overkill on the bandage though- lol


Although it is still sore, it is better and I can feel it healing. Not as bad as the bandage above makes it seem. I am ready to tackle those signs.

Oh! I'll be using the palm sander to sand those pickets from now on.

In other news, I found out I won first place in Best in Show in the "Take A Seat" contest. It is a rather funny story. I will share it next week.

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to go over and check out my art studio. http://ontheartistsdoorstep.blogspot.com/2014/09/studio-projects-and-reveal.html

Cecilia

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on the win! Sorry about the splinter....ouch! Heading over to check out the studio now. Have a blessed Sunday.

    Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Yeah, one of those weird accidents...ha, seems like that is where most of my hurts come from. Oh well, that's life. It's all in how we handle it. :)
      Thanks for stopping by, Vicky!
      Hugs back,
      Cecilia

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  2. Hope your finger feels much better. Good luck with the remaining pickets.

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    1. It's getting there - sore as all get out but the creating must go on! :D I'll be very careful with the rest! I don't think I've ever had a splinter go straight in like this one. Usually right under the skin or at least part of it is. Ouch!
      :-)
      Cecilia

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  3. Yikes! I would have done the same thing and waited. Maybe until my finger fell off. Hate hospitals! And you're right about it being overkill. Why do they do that? :/

    Congrats on the win and the feature, heading over right now.


    xxx

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    1. The nurse admitted it was overkill but said it was what they had and wanted a good cushion on it. I got home and it wouldn't stay in place so I took it off and replaced with a smaller bandage. Not overly fond of hospitals either but you do what you have to do. :-/
      Thanks, Doreen!

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  4. Ouch! That makes me cringe...
    I'm wondering what you're doing with the pickets. I guess we'll wait and see. I'm heading over now to see your work space.
    congrats on the win and being featured.

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    1. Thanks Patricia! Made me cringe too. And I have all sorts of plans for the pickets. Wanting to have a booth for the winter/Christmas stroll.

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  5. Ouch! Good call on switching the sander. I'm looking forward to the story of your win! Congrats!

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    1. Haha, yeah I know, right? Tune in tomorrow!

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  6. Ouch, Cecilia! Hope it feels better soon. I can relate-- I am always injuring myself DIY-ing. Curious to see your picket project and am hopping over to see your studio :) Congratulations!

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    1. I always have some kind of injury but usually nothing I can't take care of. This one just needed some outside help. Will be working on the pickets this week.

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  7. Yowee! I know THAT hurt!! Even small splinters can drive a grown man to his knees. But to have a large piece of wood go into flesh is nasty! Might wear gloves even with the sander. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one to save every little bit of wood I find. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Congrats on Best of Show.... let's hear the story soon!

    patty

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    1. I don't do gloves well so I'll just be careful. Working on the post now.

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