15 days to Christmas—yikes!
And I still have a big
TO DO list.
I’ve checked it twice, even thrice!
How’s YOUR project list?
Mary Beth Abruzzo –Is there anything that you can’t do? As always, I love watching your progress and can’t wait to see the finished project!
Nancy –How did you first learn carpentry? You are so skilled.
Lisa –I agree with Nancy, You are very skilled. I would love to take a class from you!!
Thank You for all the compliments to my carpentry skills. . . . . . so you want to know where it all comes from. . . ?
I LUV CONSTRUCTION. Kind of obvious, huh?
As a little girl, my dad would teach me simple things and send me off to do whatever-the-task to get me out of his hair and focus on his project. –I would complete whatever it was and return to being under foot until the next “lesson.”
The first project I remember building, I was about 6. Our family made a last move at the end of my dad’s time in the Air Force. The new neighbor-girl had all this cOOl doll furniture to play with–I had none. BUT–I saw a scrap block of wood (from a 2×4) and some (4″) nails in the garage, and swiped some fabric from my mom’s stash. I hammered the nails in at each corner of the block and wrapped the fabric around it making a canopy bed for my Wishie doll (remember those?).
I was a Realtor for many years before moving to Phoenix in ’92, where I crossed over to the construction side of Real Estate. I managed and renovated several large apartment complexes before getting a position in the Warranty dept of a major home builder. It didn’t take me long to land an Asst. Superintendent role with another major builder where I took charge at Frame-to-Finish and Closing. And -longer story short- I was later persuaded to make another switch to work for our cabinet designers.
I tease of how I am the ultimate domestic— I can design it, build it, decorate it, AND sell it! At every stage I learned A LOT–but my furniture building/re-building skills really came out of learning the construction of cabinetry.
I was sO lucky to be surrounded by some very skilled trades along the way who shared generously, and I absorbed everything I could! And- I LUV to pay it all forward with anyone interested, especially women, ’cause. . .