SALVAGING A 300 YEAR OLD MAPLE


Here’s the sad story of a 300 year old maple tree that was sitting in our back yard and hanging (dangerously) over our house.  It was approximately 100 feet tall, huge branches the size of most old, mature trees.  We had to cut it down, but the tree guys said they couldn’t go any lower because they didn’t have saws long enough (?).  Anyway they left this 7 feet tall, 13 feet in circumference stump.  What to do?  After three years, we decided to have a chainsaw sculptor come look at it and see what could be done.  The tree had lots of internal rot and “sponginess” (pre-rot) that had to be cut out.  Here is a pictorial of what we did and, hopefully, this will remain a memorial of our beautiful tree for many years to come.

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MY CUSTOM-MADE BARN QUILT!!

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I LOVE IT!!

I WENT ONLINE AND FOUND A PATTERN I LIKED.  MY FRIEND, CHRISTINE MEREDITH, MADE THIS 3′ X 3′ BARN QUILT FOR ME!  I HUNG IT ON THE ROAD SIDE OF A 1950s GARAGE MY FATHER-IN-LAW BUILT (we covered it with metal siding to preserve it)  ONE PICTURE IS CLOSE-UP, THE OTHER IS FROM NEAR THE END OF OUR DRIVEWAY.  WANT ONE?  CONTACT ME!

APARTMENT FOR RENT!


Our apartment located at 415-1/2 East 4th Street, Huntingburg, IN is available for rent effective July 1.   This is a 3-bedroom unit with a sun porch on the back, private entrance on 4th Street and in the rear.  Features a modern kitchen, large dining room and living room.  All original woodwork throughout and built-in oak bookcases separate the dining room from the living room.   The following pictures are a few years old.  The white stove and microwave have been replaced with stainless steel – stovetop is glass instead of individual burners.  All windows throughout the apartment were replaced last year.  There is NO W/D hookup available, but a laundromat is 2 blocks away.

I will be showing this apartment starting June 4.  If interested, please contact Sue at 812-630-9029.  Rent is $625/month, deposit required.  Utilities are shared, except for electric.

MEMORIAL WEEKEND SALE!


JOIN US MAY 26, 27, & 28 FROM 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM (CENTRAL)

GRAINRY ANTIQUES & OTHER NEEDFUL THINGS IS HAVING A MEMORIAL DAY SALE!  WE ARE OFFERING GREAT PRICES ON EVERYTHING, BUT ESPECIALLY OUR BEAUTIFUL GLASSWARE AND DISHES – AT 50% OFF!  ALL FURNITURE IS UP TO 50% OFF!  AND…

INTRODUCING THE CHRISTINE MEREDITH BARN QUILT COLLECTION!

CHRISTINE WILL BE AT THE SALE SHOWING HER BEAUTIFUL QUILT PATTERNS.  SHE WILL TAKE SPECIAL ORDERS AND ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO BRING A SQUARE OR PICTURE OF THEIR FAVORITE QUILT TO SEE IF SHE CAN REPRODUCE IT FOR YOU!  WHAT A GREAT GIFT IDEA!

THE FOLLOWING ARE PICTURES OF HER QUILTS:

 

BARN QUILTS…

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THE 2 BARN QUILTS I POSTED EARLIER HAVE DRAWN A LOT OF ATTENTION!  THESE HANGINGS ARE DONE BY A LOCAL ARTISAN, CHRISTINE MEREDITH,  WHO DOES A FABULOUS JOB WITH HER DESIGNS.  SHE HAS MANY MORE AND I WILL BE POSTING THEM WITHIN THE WEEK SO EVERYONE CAN SEE HOW GORGEOUS THEY ARE!    THESE QUILTS WILL SELL FOR $80.00 EACH FOR THE 2′ X 2′.  AT OUR SHOW, COMING UP IN APPROXIMATELY 2 WEEKS, SHE WILL BE TAKING ORDERS.

SHE DOES LARGER SIZES, AND WILL BE HAPPY TO LOOK AT YOUR SPECIAL PATTERN TO DETERMINE IF SHE CAN MAKE IT FOR YOU.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR  MORE INFORMATION AND THE COLLECTION OF PICTURES OF HER WONDERFUL ARTWORK!