Monday, August 30, 2010

Steve's Workshop Weekend

The sad part is that we didn't get to go to Steve's!  We stayed home in our nice cool house while the timberframers sweated and worked hard outside!
Mom says the best part was that she left before the Peach Brown Betty came out of the oven!  Aunt April had  choices of either ice cream or whipped cream for the top!  Mom came home moaning and groaning that she was stuffed to the brim!  Thanks for thinking of us and bringing us a doggie bag, mom - NOT!

This is the activity on Sunday just as mom arrived with hotdogs and hamburgers for the hungry workers!
The guys are building bents for the raising that will be in just 2 weeks!
This is the foundation where the barn will go up.  The sills are already in place.
This is the cupola that will go on top of the roof on day 2 of the raising in the afternoon right before the barn feast!   Steve has been super busy!  What an accomplishment for him to have gotten his cupola all built and ready to go up too!
This barn will be Steve's workshop eventually.  He is a cabinetmaker and builds wonderful Shaker-style furniture.
Steve built all the furniture that you see!
This is the base for his new dining room table!  He's been working on getting that done along with his barn and his cupola!  Mom wonders how he has time to work at his real job or cut grass or sleep but he does it all!
He did the cabinets and the mirror in his bathroom too and his sink is copper!    He does awesome work!
We had a very successful workshop for Steve and he'll be ready for that raising on September 11th and 12th! 
Oh goody! Another weekend that we have to stay home all alone and not get any leftovers!
We can't wait!

So until next time..................

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch


scotsmad said...

Being left at home in the air conditioning is probably a bit plus--but surely there was one hamburger or hot dog you could have had!

Steve is VERY talented.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Penny and Patches said...

Aw, you poor, deprived doggies!...who got to stay home in the A/C and not get all hot at Steve's! Steve is an amazing craftsman! Our dad would really be impressed! We can't wait to see how the barn raising progresses! Have a great week!

Penny & Patches

Angus said...

What a great craftsman. Love the cupola.

Gus said...

We love Steve's furniture, he is truly a wood artist. We have some things from the workshops in Amana Iowa with similar lines, but Steve's are much lighter looking. Thank you for showing us.

Tell Mom that doggies who don't get treats may pee on carpets.

She can ask Teka if she doesn't believe it.


Clive said...

What a wonderful craftsman Steve is ... his work is amazing. We particularly love that bathroom cabinet, really beautiful.

Sorry you had to stay at home but we're sure you were well looked after!

take care
Clive and Murray

Toffee said...

pawsome work indeed!
thanks for sharing!

Mack said...

M & M:
I have the perfect soluntion: You two can come over to my place and we can all enjoy dead cow parts together!
Mom says that furniture is GORJUS!

Hound Girl said...

Beautiful furniture - thats just awesome!

The Thuglets said...

Fancy..not bringing you anything back!

Steve's is very very clever that cupola is absolutely fantastic.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

p.s. Like the new bloggie look! Pawsup on it!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How could Mom leave before the serving of that peach cobbler?

Steve is quite talented - beautiful work there. And that cupola is gorgeous.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

3 doxies said...

Oooooh, I likes da new bloggie look, very nice!
And I gotta say Steve have it goin' on. I be's very impressed withs his carpentary skilss...WOOOOOOWZERS!!!!!! All his stuffs is just beautifuls!
Now, what up with no left overs?


Remington said...

Steve is VERY talented!

Wyatt said...

You dogs have so many talented friends! Great furniture...loved the cuppola too!

Wyatt and Stanzie

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Poor babies, have to stay home in the AC!!! Mama's a good one for you Maggie! It was best you don't get too over heated!! I know our old girl can't take the heat like she use too. I can't either!! lol
I would love some furniture like that, beaufiful!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow! That Steve does some amazing work!!! But, personally, I'd leave all that 'work' stuff to the humans, and stay home in the air conditioning. I would, however, make it abundantly clear that NEXT time, the humans are not to return without a doggie bag. Even if that means stopping by Wendy's on the way home. I'm just saying...

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Mutant Alien Pod Puppy

Anonymous said...

Whoa. That furniture is really nice. I think I might like to sit on one of those chairs. Huummm.....Roo Roo, Stuart

The Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey M&M,
Always with that PFDAD (Perceived Food Deficit Attention Disorder). ANother round of kibble for our friends M&M please, bar keep.
Dad says that he's glad that we don't know anyone anywhere as remotely talented and gifted as this Steve guy. Dad says life is bad enough having to meet local standards never mind having mom know someone like Steve. Sound like you had it pretty easy staying in the A/C, well except for being forced to eat all those goodies....NOT! Stay cool in the upcoming heat wave.

Sierra Rose said...

Wow wow wow! What a build and incredible works by Steve! This is quite a process and can't imagine the hard work doubled by high temps!
You two are probably glad you stayed cool, and we love that you can give us updates on this project!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Agatha and Archie said...

PL2 LOVES that furniture.. Listen once she is out of the house grab one of your Dads motorcycles and sneak in and get some hambergs and stuff.. No one will even notice because they are so busy.. Love A+A

Life With Dogs said...

I am in lust. I love old houses, barns and shaker furniture. I guess I was born to soon. Can I move in?? :)

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow we love the cupola and all the shaker furniture is just beautiful. Steve sure is a talented man.

Noah x

Nelly said...

Awwwwwh, you'll get some treats surely! Mummy absolutely loves Shaker furniture like Steve builds. The barn is going to be marvellous! You're all doing such good work!

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh your blog looks wonderful!!! Very pretty. We thought the furniture looked great - we love shaker furniture. It is a shame you stayed home.....!
Martha andBailey xxx

Mango said...

You were better off not working out in the hot sun. Although it appears you might have missed out on some good foodables. That furniture is magnificent.


Anonymous said...

The work that Steve does is truely beautiful! Now that is Craftmanship!

We know that you have to stay home again but no goodies??? What is up with that?

woo woos, Tessa

Anonymous said...

Wow, that Steve guy sure is super talented! You shoulda seen mom's jaw drop when she saw all that beautiful furniture he made!

Sorry abouts having to stay at home again but air conditioning is pretty nice! I hope you DO gets some goodies outta the deal, though.

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. That Nantucket place looks FUN! Can you take me when you go next year?

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You 2 were robbed.. No doggie bag. What is up with that? They sure are doing a great job on that barn...
The furniture is just beautiful..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Another barn raising and we wish we were there!! Steve does some very beautiful is totally gorgeous!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

The Army of Four said...

Way to keep the house safe (and cool) while your mom and dad were sweating!
WOW, that Shaker furniture is beautiful! Our mom LOVES that style!!!
Play bows,

Christaligia said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch from Ligia and all her babies :-) I miss my little girl that went home to a new home yesterday. Mom misses her bad too. We'll get over it. Thank you for visiting my blog. Sorry to hear you didn't go to Steve's and find those luscious leftovers. Maybe you can convince your mom to bring some home next time :-)

BRUTUS said...

How cool! How many raisings has your dad done? That bathroom sink/vanity had mom drooling, just so you know!

Brutus & Carmen

Stardust said...

Guys, it's been quite a while I'm away and hey I'm back for a surprise! Love the craft-look of the site and the stitches, homely looking!

I must praise Steve for his magnificient work. You're surrounded by awesome people! His bathroom is some state of art and I just know, nothing beats what's personally made.

Staying home all alone? My thots are with ya...

Benny and Lily said...

You sure do have some talented peeps over there! Good idea..relax where its cool..Hope it was a fun weekend
Benny & Lily

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We khould start an on-line khampaign fur leftovFURs to be brought from that weekend!

What do woo think of that?!?

Great stuffs in the post!
Such talent!


Oskar said...

First we love the new layout!

The shaker furniture is so beautiful, my people love it.

Next time pin a note on your moms shirt reminding her to bring you a doggie bag!

Nubbin' wiggles,

Thor said...

Beautiful furniture! Steve is very talented!

TwoSpecialWires said...

Steve's furniture is beautiful ... such nice clean simple lines. (With no apparent graw marks.) And then his cupola! Wow! He is talented.

We're sorry you didn't get to go to the workshop, but you sure did a good job reporting on the behind the scenes stuff.

Stay cool. Inside. And remind 'em to bring home doggie bags.

Jake and Fergs

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee M&M....that barn is goin' ta be a work of art....why the cupola alone is breathe-takin'...'n the furniture is awesome....what a craftsman he is......we are green with envy.

Dewey Dewster here.....

tula said...

Oh nooo! the heat must be taking a toll on woo's mom.. she forgot the doggie bag!!

steve is a machine.. raise the roof 4 steve:) woot woot!


Teddy Bear said...

I hate it when pawrents forget the doggy bag too. Your Uncle Steve does really great work.:)

Teddy Bear

BJ Roan said...

...but you don't have to work. If you were there, they would probably hook you up to ropes and make you pull things and such. ;) Home in the air conditioning is better, much better!

The furniture has the WOW factor.

Thanks for the wishes. ;)

Shirley said...

Wow, Steve sounds talented - our Dad cannot even bang a nail in straight!! Perhaps you might get a doggy bag next time around.
Archie, Sidney, Higgins and Wilberforce

Hollie and Janie said...

Oh! wow! That furniture is so pretty! That steve is such a talented guy!!

Sue said...

Oh, you poor neglected pooches! You can come play with us while your humans are stuffing themselves with good food.
Morgan, Tsar and The Porties

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What beautiful work. So much talent.
Not even any left overs?
What kind of deal is that?

Sunshade said...

Okay.... NO DOGGIE BAG FOR YOU????? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? HOW IS THAT ACCEPTABLE??? (mum: please excuse her, that's the Cushings talking...)

NO IT'S NOT! No doggie bag for Maggie and her stinky is just not a-okay!

(mum: *pushes Sunshade off the computer* Steve's work is beautiful! What a great workshop!)

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade (NO DOGGIE BAG?????)

Jazzi said...

MAN!! That Steve sure makes good furniture!! mom would like a new table!!