Saturday, March 29, 2014

It is hard to say goodbye!

We have all had someone move away.  This might be a childhood friend or a co-worker.  It might be devastating or it might be a good thing.  Or it could be somewhere in between.
How do we say goodbye when we have the chance?  Is it the heartfelt “I’ll miss you” or the empty “I will keep in touch”?  For me I mean it when I say “keep in touch”.  But I am embarrassingly bad about doing just that.
For the past several years I have had the pleasure of working with a young lady who seemed to always have a smile on her face.  Her laughter was contagious.  Her dedication to her job and her family is inspiring.
When I found out she was leaving for a new job I knew that she would be missed.  I wanted a way to express that I would be one who missed her.  So I went to the shop and made these pieces as a goodbye, good luck and remember me.
Bonnie, I wish you had stayed.  However I am a strong believer that a person needs to do what is best for them.  With that, I wish you the very best in your new adventure and all of the ones to come.





The first two are from patterns at Steve Good's site.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Geocaching Part #2

As a follow up on my previous post, I dropped my travel bugs off today.  I picked one up to move along in its travels.


In the past year this travel bug has traveled over 12,000 miles and has been in more than one country.  As I have picked it up I am responsible to log it and move it to another cache.
I thought this was a wonderful “geocoin”!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Geocaching

Not too long ago I decided to give Geocaching a try.  For those who have not heard of this, it is a high-tech treasure hunt.  It is a way to get you, and your family out and about.  You might look for caches in your local town or maybe go hiking and look for some in the great outdoors.  You will find that there are caches all over the world.  Please take a look at: http://www.geocaching.com/

One of the additional ways of getting involved is by Travel Bugs.  You can send an item out into the world to travel.  As the owner of a TB (Travel Bug) you can track it’s progress and location.  There are some out there that have been traveling for years.

So, here are the first two I am releasing.  Both were made on the scroll saw.  The metal tag connected has the unique tracking number for this item.  One piece is one I made some time ago.  The other is the symbol for Geocaching.

Enjoy and try going on a treasure hunt.





If you you want to track these items from http://www.geocaching.com/ , the tracking numbers are:


  • TB5JE0P
  • TB5JE0A



Maybe you will find them one day...

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Poodles


My mom made the comment so time ago that it would be nice to have something with poodles.  As I try to do what my mommy asks I made the following.  Milo and Morgan are miniature poodles with phantom coloring.  She got them at Sisco’s Distinctive Poodles http://siscospoodles.com











Milo and Morgan
I did not make these – Milo & Morgan enjoying the afternoon.

The silhouette piece was made using a picture of Milo.

Love You Mom!
Key Chain





Just to make sure Dad does not feel left out, I made him this.

Love You Too Dad!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

New Friends


A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful lady.


Lillian Watanbe is one who has grasped entrepreneurial spirit. She opened and owns her own business.  I took a few moments to make this for her.  This is her logo and her family crest.





To find out more about Lillian go to her web site at: http://www.reliablehi.com

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran’s Day 2012



I have had the pleasure of knowing several veterans. World War 2, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Gulf War and Iran. Hope I am not missing any.

When I was 17 and had no real direction in my life a very important person in my life suggested my joining the military.  A few months later I enlisted in the US Air Force.  This is one of the best things I did.

Here are some pieces I made for a couple of Vets. 

On this Veteran’s Day I wish to say Thank You to all of the Veterans in my life and through out the world.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!



Dad and Mom
My Mom’s birthday is today (October 26th)!  I will not share her age. But I will share that I am very lucky to have such a wonderful Mom!

We celebrated her birthday a week early.  My sister put together a great party! Here are some picture with Mom.

Happy Birthday Mom!  We Love You!
Kelsey (the daughter)  and Mom

Terri (the wife) and Mom

Mom and Josh (the son)

Tami (the sister) Mom and Me
  
Mom and Me


Thursday, October 25, 2012

New Chapter in Life


Well here I am middle age and I decided to start a new chapter in life.  I never went to college so it was suggested I might want to start.

Phoenix Logo

So I have signed up and am starting college on line with University of Phoenix.  I am really looking forward to this.

So I made these two signs for myself.  One for the shop and one for my desk I am using for school work.  I am working on deciding which one goes where.

The one down side is the fact that I might not have as much time in the shop.  I suspect that the time I do get will be special.  I will continue working on projects and sharing them, just not as often.

Tribal Phoenix


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Proud Dad



Before the haircut.
Here is a non-woodworking post.

I have a 16 year old son.  He has been growing his hair out for some time now (1 ½ to 2 years now).  Starting several months ago he came to me saying he wanted to get 10+” cut off so he can donate it to Locks of Love http://www.locksoflove.org/. He did the research and picked the origination he wanted to donate to.

I find it is becoming more and more rare to see someone his age consider someone other than themselves.  Some people refer to us as the Me Generation.  So with all of these, the pride I feel is great.  Here are some before, during and after pictures.

Thanks to Kaying Beauty Salon in Clovis California for doing a wonderful job!

Love You Son!

Took along time to grow.













Kay at work.

After (with Toni)
Going to Locks of Love.



Now here is a “Me” thing - More wood projects coming soon!
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