The problem I sometimes have is lack of inspiration when it comes to deciding just HOW I'm going to paint them. But this time, the ideas came almost faster than I could write them down, and I have plans for 10 of the 12 skates I managed to accumulate. Here's one I did last summer after finishing the cherry chair and stool and was still in cherry mode. Right now it's all I can do not to paint one purple with violets on it. I still might, it's not exactly wintery but then neither are cherries.
Thanksgiving is almost here, and once again I have managed, for the most part, to avoid Christmassing my shop. I'm old-school, I guess, and I think Christmas should wait until after Thanksgiving. I understand people like to get shopping early, and my Etsy shop is certainly sporting lots of Christmas stuff, but there's not much that annoys me more than going into a store, any store, and seeing Christmas stuff out in October. So until Thanksgiving week, Incredible Threads remains, for the most part, a Christmas-free zone. No holiday displays, and certainly NO Christmas music. I love Christmas music but it has to wait until this week. My plan is to go in tomorrow and deck the halls while the store is closed.