This beet is the largest so far that I picked, it is 4 1/2 iches across and over 5 in length, some beets were close but this beet has topped them all. This beet sat on my kitchen counter as I pickled his buddies, Beetnik to me is like Mr. Potato Head but I didn't bother with the eyes and such. Beetnik will be cooked and preserved by the weekend and join his fellow beet friends in the jars. Maybe Beetnik will have his own jar since he is so large, I will let you know.
And this next pic doesn't really show the size of the pail but it is a 5 gal and we filled a 2nd one and probably will fill a few more.
Now the fun stuff, painting for my show this fall. First here are a couple of long breadboards that I antiqued and painted saltbox houses with a saying, to see the pics better just click on the pic and it will take you to another window. The breadboard I originally bought from a thrift store a couple years ago and like the shape of it I traced it out on wood and forgot about them til I went routing around and found 2, so hubs cut them out for me and this is what I did.
and the next one.....
And this past weekend I painted 16 coasters with a different Terrye French pattern on them. I did 4 of each design, now to figure should I put 4 of the same design together or pick one from each and sell them that way. I like variety but some like all the same. I still have more coasters to paint but I like to take a break from a surface so I will think on some more designs to paint on them.
And a new pattern I just purchased from my friend Marie (you can click on her button on my left hand sidebar and it will take you to her site). Marie recently embarked on designing e-pattern packets and this one I had to have. It is so cute, Marie painted a similar box to store her tea lites in. I found this smaller band box I had in my stash and painted the design on this. What a great idea Marie and such a cutie pattern.
So that's it for now. I have painted a few other things as well but they aren't really things you havne't seen already and I try not to be too repetitive in my work.
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