Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Primitive Crafts and God's Provision


Whew! I had quite a workout yesterday. As some of you know, my friend Pam and I have taken over my husband's never used workshop to make primitive woodcrafts that we sell in my shop and online. We've been doing this for over a year now. Primitive wood and supplies can be hard to come by. Fortunately we live in a small rural community where people know each other fairly well. A very nice lady called yesterday and asked if we would like some old wood from her barn. We jumped into Pam's old beat up pickup truck and headed out to her farm to get the wood and YIPPEE!! We hit the jackpot! It's going to take us a few weeks and several truckloads to haul it all off! Much of it is old barn wood and beautiful beams along with lots of other odds and ends that are at least 100 years old. Then last night someone else called me and asked if I could take some old windows and other wooden items off their hands. All I can say is God is good and he provides. It's a real blessing. We must be making a name for ourselves in the community, which is very good indeed. I have a very bad knee and yesterday about killed me, so please say a little prayer for me to be up to the task of hauling all this wood and for Pam as bless her, she has the brunt of the muscle work. You should have seen her climb that barn loft ladder to get to the wood. Did I forget to mention it's all high up in the loft of an old barn? A lot more goes in to making our crafts than most people realize. Anyway, I'm giving a shout out to Agnes for the plentiful supply of primitive wood. We truly appreciate it.

8 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How wonderful for you. It's great that folks help each other out where you live. Around here not so much. Have a great day. :)

bj said...

Hi, Celene...what a fabulous name!,
I saw you over at the ROOSTER PARADE and wanted to come over to see you. I am anxious to read more of your blog so I'll be sure to come back. Pls. come see me sometime when you can...
Praying that your ole knee will hold up thru all this moving the lumber...
hugs, bj

Beehind Thyme said...

Goode Evening... Celene

Thank you for taking the thyme to stop in to visit. I didn't find an email to contact you back. Please make sure to send that to me... I will add to my mailing list.
As for my wares on my blogs... Yes, I do make most of what you see on the Beehind Thyme Blog, as well as design it... I do patterns also. We have a Shop here in Central Kentucky. We are currently working on a website... WoW!!! I feel like I am LOST in that world...
Please, do come back to visit again.
Blessings 2 you, Pamela
Be sure to visit French Rustic Cottage... my other blog.

PAT said...

Hi Celene

I came by to thank you for visiting the back porch and the nice comment.

I hope to see some of the wonderful things you make from the "reclaimed" wood!

Pat

bj said...

Thank you so much for adding me to your blog roll...you will be on mine, too....
Come see me often!
hugs, bj

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Celene! I saw your lovely comment on my blog and wanted to stop by to visit you and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I really appreciate that a lot! I have really enjoyed my time here and will come back often. I hope your knee is feeling ok sweetie, I'll be keeping you in my prayers. Take care!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Bethany said...

That sounds so great! It's nice that people know who to call who will treasure these old things, instead of just junking them. It does sound like you have your hands full, but if you ever have to go looking for things, Craigslist might be a good place to post a wanted ad looking for older materials. It can be addictive, checking Craigslist!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh what a jackpot of goodies! You must have been just giddy with joy. I wish I had access to old barn wood but alas, in So. Cal., it's just not something that is readily available :)

Hugs,
Dena