Friday, May 30, 2008
I don't know where this week went but it's Friday already and I feel like I haven't gotten much accomplished. Part of the week I helped my husband with his business, but other than emptying my wallet at Costco, I can't even think of much I've done. Maybe it's the heat that has arrived in Richmond....
Today I got the lead out and ran a bunch of errands this morning. Then I kicked back for a bit at the Yarn Lounge in Richmond and worked on a knitted sweater and then a crochet bag that is still semi-confounding me. Lucy went with me since her doggie friend Homer is the in-house yarn store dog. They had fun visiting but being more of a people-oriented dog, Lucy felt it her duty to personally greet each customer and then pester them for pats and head rubs, to the point that I had to continually rescue hapless customers and then finally we had to leave altogether. She had fun, though, and it was nice seeing the girls at the shop. =)
The bulk of the afternoon was spent at the piano restoration shop, where major clean up was needed after Michael finished a refinishing job last week. My job was scraping finisher off the floor where it ran here and there, tossing grubby towels, spent razor blades, sand paper, brillo pads, refinishing containers, coke cans, and a heap of other stinky, smelly, gooey, caustic, disgusting Yuck, of which there was plenty. I spent about three hours in there and it's 1/2 way back to presentable. Thank goodness for industrial fans and air conditioning.
Since 2006 I have had some of my work at an art gallery in downtown Richmond. Unfortunately they decided to turn their art gallery into an expanded high end furniture store. Yay, Richmond. Way to go. Anyway, the gallery isn't closing until August but I was so disgusted to hear the news that I went down and pulled my work from the shop. Now I am trying to decide what to do with it. I dumped it all out of the bag where it's been since early winter and cleaned up the metals. Some of this I still really like but other pieces I may pull apart and resurrect into new pieces. You can bet on seeing some of these on Etsy over the weekend.
Now we are off to Barnes & Noble to relax over magazines, ice tea and oatmeal cookies.
I can't resist seeing if the new Belle Armoire Jewelry is on the newstands. I am on pages 6-9. Have a great weekend, everyone!