Sweet Saturday

Saturday, 5 December 2020

My Google assistant woke me up at 7 a.m. I wanted to get a jump on the day and take advantage of the quiet before the house awoke. My plan was to grab a cup of tea, sit in a comfy chair and sketch. What is that saying again…about plans?

Eventually I found myself, tea and sketchbook in hand, enjoying a moment. I have a freelance design job which I planned to tackle today, hence the sketchbook. Sketches led to inspiration which led to a full day on the computer designing. It was fun and I’m happy with the outcome…fingers crossed my client is happy too!

Our old fridge was picked up today by it’s new owner, who just so happens to be a fellow Irish Quebecer. It’s always surprising, and fun, to meet fellow Quebecers who don’t speak French. This man owns and runs a restaurant in Buckingham. He, and his buddy who came along to help with the fridge, were a bright light during this pandemic. Turns out the buddy is related to some old family friends. Small world!

Another bright spot, that had me doing the happy dance, was this:

Pantry door, made and installed by my very talented Mom! Do you see the dog and horse faces?
Photo of the day, 5 Dec 2020 ©WQuinn

My mom made this pantry door three years ago and got around to hanging it today. I LOVE it!
I was looking for something to paint on and found these boards in the garage. I noticed the faces right away and held off painting, waiting for some sort of inspiration to strike. Well, Mom found a better use for them and now I can look at the faces every time I pass by. And look at that handle! Here’s a close-up:

Ornamental door handle. ©WQuinn 2020

I bought it several years ago at the Sherbrooke Village in Nova Scotia. The resident blacksmith made it. Every time I would visit, I would buy a couple pieces of his work. I have several hooks that are beautiful but this handle it something else, very elvish.

And how about a little snow!

Snow showers. ©WQuinn 2020