Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Duct tape removed!

   This weekend  Sir Old Man removed the duct tape and uncovered the fuming cage.  You can see that he was safety aware and wore the respirator.  We were anxious to see the wood color.



   This is one of the rail supports--I think.  The wood has developed a reddish hue underneath the ashy appearance.







 
   The color is a little truer in this photo.  Once this "jig saw puzzle" of pieces get assembled, the 3 part finish gets applied and sanded in.  Then the patina really develops.  Can you tell I am excited to get there?



   Yet, the bed will be delayed slightly.  Sir Old Man's father died today at the age of 94.  He had lived a long, full life.   Missionary, pastor,  machinist, wood worker----just  a few of his endeavors.   We are thankful this end was not prolonged, yet the pain is still felt.  
   

17 comments:

Mary said...

My condolences to both of you in your loss.
These posts about how the wood is processed have been fascinating.

Jasmine said...

Wishing you and your family comfort and peace.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

My deepest condolences in your loss.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It is hard to see them go. A peaceful end is a blessing.

Janet O. said...

So sorry about your loss. Even when they have reached the point that they are happy to go, we are left with the hole in our hearts. Praying for peace for you.
I am very excited to see the wood when it is stained and the bed when it is assembled. I hope you will be sharing.

Lynne said...

I'm so sorry to read of your loss. May God hold you both especially close as you go through the grieving period. Sending you prayers and hugs!

Dana Gaffney said...

Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry. His father must have been so proud to see his son follow in his footsteps and turn into such a good man.

Sylvia Anderson said...

Losing a loved one, no matter what their age, is still very painful. We can celebrate their life, and the fact that they live a long, happy and productive life, but the emptiness of their loss will always be with us. My father passed away a couple of years ago at age 104, but I feel his loss every day, and still miss him.

Please tell Mr. Old Man that the world is waiting for the unveiling of his latest creation. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

LynCC said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of his father. - The wood really is a beautiful color.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm so sorry for your loss... it sounds like he had a full life and knowing that can be of great comfort. But saying goodbye is never easy.

Andrea said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Grateful with you for his long full life and not prolonged home going. May our Comforter be with you each step of the way on this grieving path ahead. The bed looks wonderful already!!!

Auntiepatch said...

So sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. He sounds like an amazing man! Blessings on you and your family.

liniecat said...

Such sad news, so sorry.
I hope the celebration of his life, helps conquer the sorrow.

Karen said...

When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Terri said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I loved my FIL he was a lot of fun. He died at almost 91. Long livers on my hubby's side.
I love that your FIL was a minister. For some reason that makes me smile. (I always thought our oldest would be one... he really is the least likely now. The second son is more compassionate.)
Thanks for sharing...
Hugs

Stitchin At Home said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Jackie said...

My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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