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Friday, July 25, 2008

Picture taken by me on my vacation.

I am back! I am also well rested and feeling stronger then ever. I had a wonderful time with my friend and her family. We spent our time shopping, going out to eat, chatting, painting, reading, and exploring the area we were at. ( Picture above was taken by me yesterday when we were out exploring. I loved the old barns and rock fences!)

Her family welcomed me with open arms. I was very afraid that they would not like me, but that fear was quickly put to rest several hours later when my friends mother said I fit right in, and started calling me her adopted daughter. She kept saying you are a keeper, and actually asked my friend to let me stay for several more weeks, saying she could come get me later in the summer. Laughs! Both my friends parents spoiled us. They will be missed that is for sure.

They took us shopping for antiques. I was soooooo excited to find some wonderful old saws! Yes you heard me right, I said saws...... I actually bought four! Two saws were very old two man saws.... which has A handle on both ends with a long blade in between. They are used to cut down very large trees. I have been looking for one for several years now and couldn't find any. I found two of those! Woooooohooooo. Does a happy dance.

I also lucked out and found two rare old ice saw's! I was overjoyed. I was like a little girl on Christmas morning. I was so very excited. Laughing!

My friends and the shop owner looked at me in shock thinking what in the world is this "prissy" looking lady doing buying old tools! Laughing (Ok maybe not prissy, but i am very lady like, just ask my Twin or Tart) My whole face was alight with pleasure, and i could hardly keep my drooling or dancing under control when purchasing these tool gems!

I turned to everyone and with such excitement said I am going to paint a scene on them, and either keep them and hang them myself or sell them! Then it made sense to them.

My friends father just beamed and said thats my girl! Come over here and i will show you some other rare tools!!!! Laughing, I am so happy!! I could not believe my luck! I can hardly wait to get my hands on those to paint. Here are the pictures of the saws i bought.


Two Man saw! Not only is this saw used by two men but Yes I have twooooooo of them!!!!yayyyyyyyy rubs hands happily together with glee.





"Ice Saw" made in the 1930's





Antique ice saw giggles I am so happy with these finds.

As you can see I had a wonderful trip. I feel relaxed, happy, and exuberant!

I did miss all of you in blogger land, and feel blessed knowing I was missed. I am looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs. I am also ready to plunge into this new online adventure of selling prints of my art also. Thank you for all your wonderful comments while I was gone. First thing Monday morning I am going to go back to the printers and see if they can get better matching prints.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs and blessings sent your way.

16 comments:

Awake In Rochester said...

Welcome back! I did miss you. I'm glad that you had such a wonderful time.

May I borrow that ice saw? We have hard winters here in Upstate N.Y., and last year we had a particularly icy winter. ;o)

Tracy said...

Grins you bet Awake! I know how those winters can be since i lived in upstate New York for several years. Hugsssss

mjgolch said...

Welcome back. the bard looks great,the old saws are great as well. Hugs and God's Blessings-Mike G.said that.(its an A.A. thing)

Hopefulsl said...

Hi Sis!
That is so funny that you are so excited about the old saws....
We had a 2 handle one, just like
the one you just bought, but i made
my husband get rid of it. Yes you
heard me right, got rid of it because it just sat around and collected dust!!So my girlfriend took it and hung it up with all of her old saws....
If i had known you were looking for
stuff like that i would of mailed
it to you...((SORRY))...
Glad you are happy with your stuff.
And very happy that you had a great
time and that you are feeling even
better now....
Love the picture of the old barn with the rock fence too...
Looks like it is beautiful back there!!! And i am glad that you fit right in with your girlfriends
family. That does help you relax
easier....Well i guess i can say
that i myself feel better that you
are home now. ((YOU THINK!!))..
((GIGGLES))..
Big Time Hugs Sis...
Love,Ya

Hopefulsl said...

Hi Sis!
That is so funny that you are so excited about the old saws....
We had a 2 handle one, just like
the one you just bought, but i made
my husband get rid of it. Yes you
heard me right, got rid of it because it just sat around and collected dust!!So my girlfriend took it and hung it up with all of her old saws....
If i had known you were looking for
stuff like that i would of mailed
it to you...((SORRY))...
Glad you are happy with your stuff.
And very happy that you had a great
time and that you are feeling even
better now....
Love the picture of the old barn with the rock fence too...
Looks like it is beautiful back there!!! And i am glad that you fit right in with your girlfriends
family. That does help you relax
easier....Well i guess i can say
that i myself feel better that you
are home now. ((YOU THINK!!))..
((GIGGLES))..
Big Time Hugs Sis...
Love,Ya

Hopefulsl said...

OOPS, I DID THE SAME AS TART DID!!!
((DOUBLE))-((SORRY))-((CHEERS))

Tracy said...

Hugs Mike, glad you liked the barn. :)



Sis your joking. smacks my head! sheesh, oh well, whod a thunk that i would love old saws???? hugs ya sis, Talk with you soon via phone so we can catch up! love you lots!

jumpinginpuddles said...

lol thats a interesting collection of saws LOL

Raine said...

Glad you had such a good time

Mimi said...

happy for you that you had a great time with your friend's parents....

the old saws should make a very interesting painting...
I saw a painting of a lighthouse on a circular saw once...and it was really neat..
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Wanda's Wings said...

Welcome back. We missed you while you were gone.Glad you found so many treasures and am looking forward to seeing your prints.

Tamara said...

Yay! Glad you're back! I can't wait to see what you paint on the saws. Glad you had a good time. You sound wonderful.

Hugs,
Tamara

'Tart said...

Dear Tracy,
I am sooo glad you had a wonderful time!!:) And I just knew that you would come back stronger than ever, and I am so glad you that you have!:)

Isn't that weird about saws? I like them too! Yes, I was looking at them when Husband was checking out tools at Sears recently. I didn't tell anyone that I found them fascinating, but it makes perfect sense that you can paint them and I am sure that they will be even more beautiful when you are done with them.

I started, only a little, to paint with my 'Donna Dewberry' system of craft painting. She has a special way of loading the brush to create the stroke. We will see how this goes, but I enjoyed it so much. As you know, time just flies by when you are having fun with painting!:):)

I am so proud of you that you are finding ways to make money with the craft that you love so much. I mean that. It is truly special and God given that it should be that way for you.:)

I have to get off my duff and do something for myself and family, I have recently found out. I'll talk to you about that later, but you and your family should be so proud that you are using your talents to better the family finances, and to open your heart and bring joy to so many others.

May God bless you even more, my Wonderful Friend. I am so glad that you are back and that you are feeling so much joy and again have spread it to others (I love the red barn and stone fences too!). I'll close my 'book' for now and hope to talk to you soon.
Love,
Tart

keepers said...

wow we can see the happiness as we read your words, so very happy for you and your finds, truly cool!! welcome back and so glad your time off was good time off!

peace and blessings

keepers

Tracy said...

Thank you JIP:) Hugs sent your way.

Raine I did have a great time. (((Raine)))

I am so excited about those saws Mimi, I will be sure to show then when i am finished painting them. Hugs

Wanda ty so much, I missed you also. (((Wanda)))

Grins at Tamara, I am so happy to be home. I enjoy being away, but home is the place for me. Hugs

OH wow tart! That shouldnt surprise me at all that you and i share that same interest! WE do tend to be a lot alike in a lot of things. :) I can not wait to see your paintings. I want to learn one stroke painting myself! I bet it is fun! Hugs Tart!!

Keeper I had so much fun with my friend. It meant a lot to me taking this trip. I needed the experience. Hugssss

J.D. Scorpio said...

Hi Tracy:
Thanks for your visit and comment.
I like the old barn and the rock fence too. And the saw’s, where I come from, the “2 man saw”, is called a ‘cross-cut saw’, we have one hanging in our breakfast area along with an old saw that people use to cut firewood with, I will have to take a picture of it and post it on my blog, so someone will let me know the name of it, lol…. As far as the, “ice saw”, I’m from south Louisiana and I went ice fishing for the first time last winter and didn’t like it at all, by the time I got the hole knocked in the ice, I was too tired to row…!!!
It sounds as though you really enjoyed your vacation, I’m glad….. Have a great day…….JD