Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throwback Thursday 3

Say that five times fast. This quilt rack was another high school wood shop project. I made it for my grandparents for Christmas. My grandma made quilts. She made my husband and I one when we got married, as she did when all her grandchildren were married. When she passed away, the quilt rack and another project I had done for her came back to live with me. I used to keep the quilt she made on the rack so nothing would happen to it but it was suggested to me that it was meant to be used. Now we keep the quilt on the couch and it's always being used to snuggle in and keep warm. 

The plaque reads "Made Especially For Grandma & Grandpa Christmas 2002 From Jaime"

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Throwback Thursday 2

It's 102 degrees today and even hotter in my garage/shop, so I'll be on a little hiatus as far as working on projects that require the shop. I used to have a better tolerance for the heat but I just end up feeling sick anymore so I'm working on a fun project indoors for now. I'll post that project when it's closer to being finished but for now I'll just show you a project from high school. This is the first project we had to complete in shop class before you could work on a project of your choosing. I decided to give it to my older sister and for the last couple of years she used it in her bathroom. The years of humidity from the bathroom took its toll on the finish and when she moved she asked if I wanted to use it in the shop now. I thought that was a good idea because you can never have enough storage in the shop. It's hard to judge the scale in the pictures but it's about two feet tall. I have a few other projects from my wood shop days and I may post them during my break if I can track them down.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


My church approached me to build them four pallet style backdrops. I thought this time I would try making a video of it instead of just pictures. It's a bit long but I have to use the movie editor that came with my computer so I did the best I could with a crappy program. Here's a pic of one of the backdrops. This project took at least a month and a half for me to finish. I find I can only work for a few hours in the morning before I'm completely exhausted.

Here's a link to the backdrop video