It was such a nice day today. Sofia spent the day with me and we tried out the new picnic table by taking our lunch outside. She pronounced the new table "weally nice." I was pleased to see that it already has a little bit of bird poop on it. It is settling right in.
Yesterday I finished the big cone, formally named "Oregon Douglas Fir." This piece is done way ahead of schedule for submitting for the Oregon SAQA show. Once I had the idea I just wanted to do it. I should have measured it, but I have it wrapped up to take to the STASH meeting tomorrow and I don't want to unwrap it, but I think it is about 30 by 36, so the cone itself is probably about 2' high. Definitely larger than life. I really enjoyed the whole process and especially examining each small detail of that cone and then enlarging it. I am now thinking of other things that would be interesting to work on in a magnified version.