Hopin' everyone had a very Merr Christmas...
here, things were more or less how I preferre em. nice and quite sprinkled with a visit here and there to and from good friends and family. Since this is a "what I got" thread, I can make it pretty short and sweet...I had bought a Veritas #7 low angle bevel up jointer a few weeks ago which counted against me *LOL*. the only thing I asked for was a pair of wool gloves with the open fingertips and flap which I got and love.
On the unexpected side of things, I got way too many hugs and kisses for picture frames I had made and give out for the holiday which was extraordinarily rewarding on a personal level. Then I got requests for some furniture and 3, count em, 3 ash urns. Kinda creepy at first, then a bit flattering.
The best part of the day was when my 4 year old grandson got to a gift from Pappy..."Is this the best gift ever Pappy, Is this the best gift ever??? He tore into it like a madman.. opened it up and there it was,, a Pin knot cherry picture frame to go along with the chest of drawers I made him. "IT'S NOTHING, WHAT IS It?" he exclaimed! He just looked at it. He didn't seemed disappointed, just confused. I explained it was the picture frame I had promised him. He said "Oh! ok, its nice" and off to the side it went. We all had a good hearty laugh about the whole thing. There were plenty more toys and games that garnished loud and genuine ouuuuu's and oohh boy's that we had got him, but that "ITS NOTHING" made my day and will last me a lifetime..
The innocence of youth as they say.
As a bit of a followup....we got a call late last night, seems Luke insists that the picture go next to his bed...(the picture is one of him and I down in the shop, my guiding him, cutting his very first piece of wood)...
Life is good!!