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.