Where has this week gone?? It's another Friday Show and Tell time. I want to share this special piece of furniture that we have had most of our married life (35 years). Well, maybe a bit less than 35 years, because it took DC well over 6 months to finish it.
Have a great week-end!
DC loves to have a project going on. He's not an expert woodworker, but he loves beautiful wood. I'll have to share some of his other projects as time goes by. But this clock - very special to us.
We hadn't been married long when DC decided he wanted to order this clock kit and build it for us. I was not enthusiastic - not because I didn't think it would be wonderful to have such a beautiful item, but because of the cost. Many times over our years together, I have been the party pooper when it came to something DC thought we really needed - and he has been right most of the time. (This is not to say that I have always agreed with his expensive hobby purchases!)
Anyway, he ordered the kit and began the process. We lived in a small two-bedroom duplex apartment. The spare bedroom became home to this incredibly intense project for, as I said, over 6 months.
One day DC made a major mistake - he sawed the piece of wood at the opposite angle it should have been. He was so distressed! He began to pray for one of our friends to help him out - and who showed up at our door but this incredibly skilled woodworker. He came into the house and helped salvage the project. You can only tell it's there if it is pointed out and you look VERY closely.
I have loved this clock all of these years. The chimes have been like a friend - right now they're not working and I miss them so much. We need to find a fine clock expert to clean it, most likely. We had one repairman who came over and worked on it a few times, and he was a unique kind of guy - one of a kind - really fun to have around and hear his stories. I hope he is still in town.
Today the teeny tiny twins are two months old! It has been quite a two months. They are really growing and thriving. Emma, who began at 2 lbs. 15 oz. now weighs 5 lbs. 8 oz. - the same weight Care Bear was when she was born - and she seemed so tiny! Kate started out at 3 lbs. 5 oz. and has grown to 6 lbs. 5 oz. They have each grown about 2 inches. They're still bitty, but mighty. They try to roll over, hold their heads up, make cute faces and noises. They still don't sleep much at night, and Kate wants to be held all.the.time! Kristen is horribly sleep deprived. That is why I had all 4 girls - I took the day off work so that she could get some sleep.
Here they are in one set of outfits from their shower - purple corduroy jumpers - adorable!
That's Emma on the left and Kate on the right.
Care Bear loves to read to them. She's reading the two books they got at the shower.
A grandma does what a grandma has to do - while the big girls were in the tub!
For more Friday Show and Tell stories, stop by Kelli's blog, There Is No Place Like Home.
Have a great week-end!