After long last (well, 26 days to be exact) my rocks are done!
I've gotten quite used to not having a workshop so between the bathtub and the kitchen sink, I do what I need to do.
This picture shows a "before and after". The unpolished or raw piece of marble on the right is washed and brushed but it was a little too big to go into the machine. I display it with the polished rocks as a comparison.
These are all the polished marble pieces along with the polished "creekbed" stones. There are a couple that probably should be re-worked with the next run but I like the crevices and veins.
Polished rocks are kind of like life...not perfect but the imperfections add to the beauty and uniqueness.
My canvas piece is coming along nicely. I don't know why, though, I can't seem to photograph it very well.
I'm getting now to the place where my alterations to the pattern are going to come into play. It's pretty exciting. And...beads? I'm thinking about that too. I've never done beading on canvas but I think this piece may need some beading.
Sonya and Vipin came yesterday for a visit!!! We're not too used to having company but I think we were good hosts. I thought Sonya might like to make the Wienerschnitzel with me, just to see how it is done. We had a wonderful time in the kitchen, along with help here and there from the guys. They mostly stayed very far away from the kitchen scene!
The results were awesome! And every single plate was licked clean. I also had a cucumber/tomato salad to go with the meal and we had watermelon for dessert.
Sonya and Vipin at facing the windows so that they could look out onto our daily view. We enjoyed the slight breeze and shade from the umbrellas on the balcony after our meal. It is such a treat to have family come. We decided that it had been something like 10 or 11 years since Sonya had been to my house. Sonya and Vipin..you are welcome ANY TIME!!! Please come back soon!!!
Sonya and Vipin brought us this beautiful orchid plant. I don't think I've ever attempted to have one of these because I know they are fairly hard to take care of. But they had asked the flower store lady about caring for them so I got the scoop. Abby Cat is not interested in this plant, thank goodness, so I don't have to worry about her eating it. Not like the spider plant!!
Well, the house is back to normal now that the rock polishing machine is packed away in the basement. Things are nice and clean because I had it ready for our company. The weather is looking fairly good for the next week.....things are good. Very good.