Weekend Happenings

Good morning on this hot, humid Monday in Nova Scotia. We finally got a little rain but it brought humid conditions with it. We spent Saturday catching up on the little things that haven’t been getting done. Jim worked at a neighbours fixing her windows after ordering the parts a few weeks ago. And this happened…again…

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Yogurt cake.

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More Nova Scotia maps in the Workshop

We’ve been working on a few Nova Scotia maps this week. One is on order and since we were doing one we decided now would be a good time to do the second one for a Christmas present. That will make one name crossed off the old Christmas list.

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Painting pallet boards.

Can you believe its only 4 months away. Lord, summer is going by too fast.

Usually I receive the boards from Jim before he glues them up, but for whatever reason this time they were glued ahead of time. Makes it a little trickier to paint without crossing onto the next board.

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This is the fun part. Actually it is the only part I do.

Here is one painted waiting for Jim to cut into a map.

Ready for cutting.

Then it is out to the workshop where Jim places the map outline on. The pattern has a sticky backing but it’s tricky because as soon as he completes the cutout the pattern has to be removed right away or it is very hard to get off.

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There he is. Smile!!
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It is so cool to watch.

Jim said he was almost at the end when the scrollsaw blade broke. Naturally. Always a good idea to have lots of blades on hand.

And here is the first one complete, waiting for a sawtooth hanger, which are on order.

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Beautiful NS.

And the second one…

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The second one took 5 blades!!

Well If you are the one who receives one of these maps for Christmas, first, lucky you, second, act surprised.

Later.