I can’t believe we are approaching November already, can you? I don’t know why I get surprised when the weather is colder because it is almost November 😀 I have gotten in some riding this week. Still going out when the temps are in the 40s. Not long rides, but 30-40 minutes. Now weather is coming in from the hurricane, which is crazy that something that started in Mexico is leaving through New England. It’s our turn for the wind and rain now. That will probably do it for the fall colors around here. This was the view yesterday from our dining room:
With gusts predicted up to 50 mph, these will likely be gone in a couple days. I’ll have to take another picture 😀
Progress on the headboard. I painted it with Moonlight White. Not sure why that color shows up so bright on the web, but it is an off white. It’s cold working in the garage and it takes a while for coats to dry, even with the chalk paint.
I like how the trim stands out.
I am putting some satin poly on it and then will be antique glazing – very subtle. The poly will make it easier to put the glaze on and clean up any oopsies rather than glazing right over the chalk paint. Not sure when I will get to the glazing part, maybe later in the week. We have our annual pumpkin carving party on Wednesday night.
I have been making soap again. My longtime customer ordered a bunch and I decided I am going to reopen my soap business all together. Work has been frustrating since forever (as you all know very well). However, the accounts that I am on now seem like the ones no one else wants and I can see why. Production goes down, which means I effectively got a pay cut for harder work. No bueno. So, that is the reason for getting moving on the basement renovation for a sink area so that I can produce larger amounts and set up my workshop. Here is one of my test runs. This is an ocean scent and I put sea salt on the top.
I am not sure if the sea salt is a fail or something good yet. A lot came off when I cut the soap into bars. I need to test ship it and see how it holds up. The fleur-de-lis is a soap stamp, which is something fun and different. You just press it into the fresh soap bars.
So, all this means getting a license, setting up banking, building a website and doing all the necessary stuff for that. Needless to say, things are getting busier around here. ‘Cause I was just laying around eating bon-bons, you know.