Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Splinter Shack 2

This sign was made by Tim's dad, Allen. Allen was a very talented man and he was a great woodworker.. I know this is where Tim gets his talent! Allen had a workshop that he built and he called it THE SPLINTER SHACK. He made some wonderful things..we have 2 Adirondeck chairs that he made and we have a picnic table, too..and lots of other treasures that he made. When Tim and I were living in Cedar Park, Texas, Tim decided that he wanted a little shop where he could do some woodcrafts... Tim's parents came down from PA to visit. Allen helped Tim build the shop and he made Tim this sign! How wonderful! Tim treasures this sign and all the memories he has of Allen...we miss you Allen. Allen passed away several years ago and he is missed so much. I think he would be happy to know that we are now living back home here in PA and that the sign he made for Tim now hangs on the door of Tim's SPLINTER SHACK! And I know he would be so proud of Tim and he would love our Craft shop.....Oh if only he was here to join us on our Porch for some porch sitting time!
Here is Tim hard at work in his Splinter Shanty.

And here is Tim with his Mom. She just turned 80 and we had her over for a Birthday meal. Happy Birthday Mom!
So glad you stopped by our Porch. Please stop by again...Tim is working on "THE REST OF THE STORY".....It always surprises me what he will write about! I love that he takes such an interest in our blog..thank you Tim.


primitive basketcase said...

What a sweet story ~ I know Tim's dad would be proud of him. Happy Birthday to his mom.

Raggedy Angel said...

I just love stories like that, cause I loss my Daddy so early, Mom looks like a sweetie! Beth

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Where the heck have you been? I've missed your blogs! What a keepsake for Tim, his dad would have been so proud. How's biz? Have a great day in PA, Dawn

Primitive House said...


Hey you! I know it has been awhile! Thanks for sharing your stories with us! I love to read them! I know that Tims Dad would be proud of him!
Thanks again.....talk soon....

Farmgirl Paints said...

My husband's dad was a wonderful carpenter too. We have things all over our house that he built for us. He passed away a year ago of lung cancer...never smoked. So we have that in common.

I wanted to thank you for signing up to follow my blog. I look forward to getting to know you better.

~K~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words...!

The picture in my Header was taken from me, standing directly in front of my Grandparent's Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay, MD.

One of these days I am going to visit your shop..!!

Have a great Mother's Day!

TeresaM said...

And look at that smile on his face in the workshop!!!! Haven't seen that on my husband for a while! LOL

Great story about his dad and I love the sign!!!

So what has Tim been making???

Happy Birthday to "MOM" too........ that is a great picture!

Craftyperson said...

Hi Patti....What a great pic of your husband and his mom...I've been following your blog for awhile now...you do amazing work and I really love your shop...Just wanted to thank you for the nice compliment on my summer kitchen...Its still a work in progress...finally see the light at the end of the tunnel..Have a blessed Mothers Day and beautiful weekend...Take care...Trena

Beverly said...

Hello...yes, you are right...we are just across the river from each other...just a couple of miles as the crow flies...but then, with no bridge it seems like longer. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am so excited to get our log home almost finished...things are moving along quickly...but never quickly enough!!

Rue said...

Hi Patti :)

What a great story and Happy Birthday to Mom!!

Thank you so much for the welcome back after my bloggy break. That was so sweet of you :)


Nadine said...

Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog Patti! I thought that I would come by and visit yours too! What a beautiful home and shop you have - I wish I lived closer so I could visit your shop in real life, instead of bloglife! :)