I'm tired this morning.
But the house is fairly quiet, so I thought I would do a quick little blog post, whilst I can.
Summers arm is finally all good to go. No more cast/brace. Which I'm sure she is enjoying. Baby is doing well. I'm doing o.k.
I've been getting to the bench a little - only 3 months till baby comes, so I really want to enjoy the time I have to myself before then.
I have spent a little while searching for an anvil.
I thought I had found what I was after, but it turns out it was Iron and not steel and that's not any good. Finally I decided to take the plunge on one from RioGrande. It's costing as much for the postage as it is for the actual anvil. Hubby has lovingly and generously offered to pay for the postage so I could have my anvil.
Isn't he fab?!! ♥
So hopefully some time this week I will get that :)
I know I don't overly NEED an anvil. But a steel plate isn't going to cut it for me anymore. It jumps around on my stump and it isn't big enough.
I want to do some fold forming this year and the anvil will be great for that to begin with. I'm hoping it will absorb all the noise when hammering too.
Below are a couple of pieces I have finished recently that I had a lot of trouble with:
I have a few new things I am working on at the bench right now too. Just need to do the bails and clean up and set the stones etc.
I did finish this on Friday:
Just felt like doing something simple and out of silver only. I'm not really loving my stone collection at the moment. I find it so hard to find really good ones. Everyone else seems to be finding them :(
Well I'm waiting on a friend to come over - but who knows if/when she will. Either way, I've got lots to get done today, so I should probably make a start :)