If you’re in the Chicago area, my sister was invited back to Barneys New York (on E. Oak Street in Chicago) on Dec. 17th. So if you are close, check it out! I believe she sold out of Starry Night but has plenty of other kits available!! Go Michelle!
I’m one of those wives who loves when their husband buys new tools (in moderation of course). When I moved out on my own after college into an apartment by myself, I went out and bought all kinds of tools. My most favorite purchase? My DeWalt drill. It’s almost a couple decades old and is still running great. So I get excited when Eric buys new tools for his workshop. This one is a new disc sander. He’ll be using it for all kinds of straight-edge sanding. Why he couldn’t use his thickness sander or his 3 belt sanders or his drum sander, I do not know. But I don’t care. I love new tools! (Except the two little hand drills that he said he needed for his workshops. I disagreed and made my sentiments known.) What tools of mine are Eric’s favorite? Probably my snow blower! I used to love my snow blower, but now I do not get to use it. After marriage, snow removal became his job. Well, at least the driveway. I still do the front walkway, by ‘shovel.’
Our dog Chance is actually a valuable employee at Eric Taylor Basketry. Eric is building a workstation to help out his shaker box making utilizing an old table top on a metal cart and three new tools: a drill, a mini table saw and a mini disc sander. Around here, it’s all about simplifying tasks and Chance (the expert on simplicity) is on hand to help Eric with his ‘build.’