Home Improvement

Over the last couple of years, we’ve remodeled the kitchen. All the big work is done, but Terry is still pecking away at smaller tasks.  One he did last week was to install a towel bar under the sink so I don’t have to put my hand towel and dishtowel over the handle on my oven. It looks nicer, and I’m no longer constantly having to pick the towels up off the floor!

Last year, in the early fall, we went to a wheat harvest farm show with  my daughter and her family.  Terry noticed a stall in the shopping area where a woman was creating beautiful art pieces using different varieties of wheat. We were both particularly attracted to one piece, and we decided it would be perfect on the wall in my new kitchen.

Terry created the frame, did the matting, covered it with acrylic “glass” and got it hung yesterday.  It looks wonderful.  Here it is:

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So beautiful and unusual.  I’m delighted with it!

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4 thoughts on “Home Improvement

  1. Unique to say the least. Terry can use his wonderful skills well into retirement. It is so good for me to do something that stays done after all the years of the same tasks again and again. My mother taught me the value of needlecraft for that reason. It is one thing at the end of the day that stays done The things Terry does like the framing will live on for years and years. I believe you crochet. Same thing.

    1. You’re right, Karyl. I do crochet, and knit, and quilt, and sew. Quilting has become infrequent since I went to work, but I still want to do more. I have a quilt that was hand-pieced by my great-grandmother. I cherish that!

  2. Jay & Judy mauger

    Not only a beautiful picture and masterpiece by Terry, but there is supposed to be a symbol or special meaning behind the wheat grain. Terry has been blessed with the gift of creating things, etc. That is not the normal. A PA friend told us a few years ago that the wheat grain is a symbol of hospitality, etc., but I haven’t been able to substantiate that with google. The chandelier hanging over our dining area is centered around the wheat theme. It was Jay’s pick – he loves it. If the hospitality characterization is true, the kitchen/dining areas are an appropriate place for it to be. Likewise, your wheat picture in your kitchen.

    Hope you are having a good recovery after surgery. Judy M.

    On Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 9:26 AM, Study God’s Word wrote:

    > granonine posted: “Over the last couple of years, we’ve remodeled the > kitchen. All the big work is done, but Terry is still pecking away at > smaller tasks. One he did last week was to install a towel bar under the > sink so I don’t have to put my hand towel and dishtowel over” >

    1. Thanks, Judy. I think Terry did a phenomenal job of framing this piece. I’m intrigued by the wheat/hospitality idea. Breaking bread together, of course is a hospitality thing, so it stands to reason 🙂

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