I have to start with today’s Vash story.
You need the back story first.
Chip brought the boys to the park where Markus practices football yesterday and Vash fell while running and skinned his elbow and both knees. I told him that I was not letting him go anywhere with Uncle Chip anymore because he keeps coming back all banged and bruised. Chip, of course, claimed he was innocent – that it was just that Vash runs and falls sometimes. Vash and I knew better. 😉
Today we had Vash soaking in the tub to draw out any dirt or infection that might be in there and Chip then squirted him with bactine, got out the antibiotic ointment and gauze and bandaged him all up. It felt pretty sore.
Skip to about an hour later. Chip and the older boys were outside clearing an area of the dog run when they unfortunately discovered an underground hornets nest. The boys all got away unharmed but Chip, who was wearing old blue jeans with big holes in the knees, got stung on both knees. He came into the house and told me and then went into the living room to tell the boys he was stung on both knees.
Vash looked him straight in the eye and, without an ounce of sympathy (and I am sure with an intent to instill guilt) said “Welcome to my pain”. Chip burst out laughing and yelled upstairs to me “He’s your kid!”.
Okay, on to Hawk Studio.
With only 3 kids at home (how did 3 kids start to feel easy?) Chip was able to get back to work. He produced one of his “rare” all black pieces – a tank plate pouch.
I hope I remembered correctly what it is – it goes on a motorcycle. It has a deer horn button and braided tie and would retail for $75.00. He told me that the all black color was balanced out by the rough edge so it was okay. 🙂
He also finished another medium belt pouch.
This would retail for $50.00.
Considering he has had the kids home all week – and 5 kids through Saturday – this is not bad for one week.
On the Hawk Studio news front, the first week after Thanksgiving it looks like we will have a display of Chip’s work set up in a little corner kiosk in the middle of of our village that his friend Sally runs. He is working on ordering leather for new product now. We also went to the Renaissance Faire last Saturday and will be there this weekend too while Chip considers if he wants to reopen a booth there next year.
We are also preparing the barn to have a cement floor poured.
Onward and Upward.