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Monday, April 1, 2013

$25 Gift Card Give-A-Way






I know that I have a lot of followers that love seeing before and after photos 
of old items restored and repurposed. 


Well this is our newest project.



Together Steve and I are going to be working on it
 with the goal of having it in the water and ready to sail by June. 
 We have our work cut out for us, don’t you think?




Steve will be posting our progress on his blog.
Along with this he is going to be having a Give-A-Way.
Between now & April  15th . . .
if you follow his blog and leave a comment,
You could win an Amazon gift card for $25.00
Now that's a great prize, don't you think?




I am delighted to help Steve increase his followers,

He is the love of my life, a great Husband, Dad & Grandpa.

Please check out his blog . . . I think this re-do is going to be a fun adventure.

Just wait and see how gorgeous our little

“Gypsy Rose”

will be . . .  I named her, what do you think?

Fits her, right?


Here's a link to his blog:
 http://woodworkinandgoodeats.blogspot.com/
April 2nd is our 37th Wedding Anniversary,
this Give-A-Way is a way for you to help us celebrate our love  . . .
your blogging sister, Connie 







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90 comments:

  1. Hi Connie,

    I love the patina on the boat hull (is that the right word?). I will pop over to your husband's site and become a follower, if I'm not already. I know I've visited him in the past.

    I can't wait to see the progress of this amazing Gypsy Rose!

    Peace,
    Kay

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    1. Hi Kay, she is going to be fun to re-do. I have some fun ideas for the cabin, it is small but I want to make it have a little bit of a gypsy flare. Thanks for entering, Steve can use the encouragement, then again we all can, right? Good luck :)

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  2. This is the most exciting project yet Connie..
    As a retired sailor.. and having sailed the 'seven' seas.. how I would love to be there to give you both a hand.
    You will have such fun.. and the love of both of you will be in 'Gypsy Rose'..
    loving it. will be keeping my eye on the progress.
    love val x

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    1. Hi Val, I am so happy to see you here. She is a little beauty . . . I am very excited about our new little member to the family and looking forward to sailing this summer :) Thanks for the visit, Good luck :)

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  3. Happy anniversary!! This looks like the perfect project for the two of you and for you to let your talents shine for all to see! I will go over and see him, I have once or twice before.

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    1. Hi Ginny, it is always a treat to hear from you and thank you for the anniversary wish. Good luck on the drawing :)

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  4. Gypsy Rose will be a charmer. I can just envision all the neat things you will paint and sew for her. Have you plan your first trip? Congratulations on the anniversary. I am leaving you to go visit Steve's blog.

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    1. Hi Donna, I'm happy that you like our little jewel in the rough, she'll be a beauty after some major elbow grease. Thanks for the anniversary wish and good luck on Steve's drawing.

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  5. Connie, I have visited your hubby's blog, and enjoyed your backyard set up for entertaining and grilling. This is going to be a fun re-do for both of you. Looking forward to seeing your special touches. I'll be visiting Steve next. Happy Anniversary to the lovebirds~

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    1. Hi Debbie, thanks for the sweet comment and good luck on the drawing.

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  6. Hi Connie,

    I think you must have been reading my blog when I was reading yours! I was eating, so I was just reading and not commenting until after I finished my meal. I'm alone for awhile this evening. My Shug had a tractor to go look at. I LOVE your boat! LOVE. And that picture of the girl on the ocean with her hat in her hand...that's me! Or maybe I'm just wishing it's me! I need ocean. And R&R! OK off to see your sailor! Or is he the Captain? I think I'm already a follower though...but I shall check out his blog and leave a comment.

    Cindy Bee

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    1. Hi Cindy, thanks for stopping by. I'm happy that you like our little Gypsy Rose, she'll be a beauty after hours of elbow grease, but i've always had plenty of that, LOL. You're a sweetie pie :) Good luck on Steve's drawing.

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  7. And good grief I forgot to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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  8. A big undertaking but I am sure with you two that the boat will turn out so nice! Have you ever attended the Pt. Huron to Mackinaw Sailboat race in July? We are from there and I love to go back and view the boats all docked along the river. Enjoy yours! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, no we never have gone to that race, but I'll just bet it is a sight to see. The first sailboat that I was ever on was a fixer-upper that a friend owned. It did not have a mast, but he found a fallen tree and made his own. I fell in love with sailing on that first time out. It was a few years after Steve and I married, and we decided that very day that we would have one of our own, one day. Gypsy Rose will be our fourth and probably our last :) . . . but who knows.

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  9. Happy, happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful day! Nancy

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  10. You guys are going to have SO much fun restoring The Gypsy Rose! When you're finished I want to feature it on one of my Before & After posts. Can't wait to see the results! -- Jan

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    1. Hi Jan, that would be terrific :)

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  11. Wow. What an awesome project.. Looking forward to seeing her progress!

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  12. Happy Anniversary! :-)

    I've been following his blog for a few months now. I love seeing all of his wonderful projects.

    Have fun and good luck with the boat! :-)

    I like your drawing of the girl...very cute!

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    1. Thank you so much . . . be sure to go over and get in on the drawing :) Good Luck!

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  13. We are boat people and have spent a lot of time on one in the past. Headed over to the hubby's blog- Have a great night- xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana, thank you for visiting and thank you for your wonderful friendship. Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  14. Happy Anniversary! Wow~that boat looks likes a huge project! But, I bet it will be sooooo much fun! Okay...on my way to visit your hubby's blog. I'm writing from my Nook reader, so I might have to visit tomorrow. Blessings and joy!

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    1. Hi Cynthia, thanks for the sweet anniversary wishes. Yes, it is a huge project and we'll really have to get cracking to finish it by June, but that's are goal :) Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  15. Wow, what a project! I bet it will turn out fabulous with you both working on it :). Happy Anniversary :)!!

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    1. Thank you . . . and yes i think she will be wonderful. It is just a shame that she wasn't kept up better, but that was a blessing when it came to the selling price. Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  16. AWESOME project...the best! And what a sweet post! Great name for her too!

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    1. Hi Anita, Thanks . . . she'll be a project, for sure . . . but elbow grease is plentiful around here :)
      I am happy that you like her name, I think it fits :) Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  17. Happy anniversary...that looks like the perfect project for you to seal your love on . xxxx

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    1. Hi Bron, it is a great project for us, and when you put that much love and hard work into something, it becomes a part of you and you appreciate it more, than something you just bought ready to go :) Good luck on the give-a-way :)

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  18. Che meraviglia questa barca, Connie! E che bella avventura sarà restaurarla e poi navigare!
    Baci
    Bellalullo

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  19. Happy Anniversary Connie! Can't wait to see your boat become beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you . . . me too. it's a lot of hard work and I'm already feeling it in my back :) But it is going to be worth it. I've just got to learn to slow down a bit and remember that I'm not as young as I once was, LOL. Good luck on the give-a-way, I know that it is a wonderful encouragement to Steve, having comments and followers to his blog :) Thank you.

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  20. Happy Anniversary Connie! Wishing you many more happy years together! You and husband have a big job ahead of you refinishing the boat, it's going to be beautiful! Annette :)

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    1. Hi Annette, it is a big job, but it is going to be a labor of love :)

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  21. The "Gypsy Rose" is going to be gorgeous! Happy Anniversary you two .... and many, many more to come! 8)

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    1. Thank you . . . you're a sweetie pie:)

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  22. Wow, Connie that boat looks like an awesome project! Happy Anniversary!

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  23. What a fun project this will be!! I think the name is PERFECT! And Happy Anniversary! We just hope that after you work on this project...There will be another LOL!!

    Carol

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    1. Hi Carol . . . there is always a project . . . that's the story of our life :)

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  24. You have got your work cut out but just imagine how gorgeous she is going to look and what fun you are going to have back on the water. I love the name Gypsy Rose, but I hope you walked round her three times before you renamed her! X

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    1. Hi Fran, She is going to be a lot of work, I already have about 25 hours of sanding in and there is still more to do. The sand paper is wearing away my guitar calluses and now it hurts my fingers to play . . . Oh, well I'll just have to suffer until I have them callused up again :) I don't know about the walking around three times . . . if it is a bad luck thing, I really don't need to know. What is it they say, "if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all". My dad was superstitious enough for the whole family, LOL.
      Thanks for visiting. I know that you already follow Steve, but be sure and visit and leave a comment . . . Good Luck (there's that luck thing again) on the drawing :)

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  25. Oh and I missed this bit...Happy Anniversary xxx

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  26. The boat is going to be so cool! What an amazing project and I love the name. Your page is cool too! xx

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    1. Thank you, Chris. Be sure and go visit Steve and get in on the drawing :)

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  27. Connie I am so glad you found my blog! I have gone to all of your blogs and am going to follow you here:) what a creative and inspiring artist you are! Have a simply magical day!!!!
    XXXX
    Becky

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    1. Hi Becky, I am excited to have you as a follower, thank you and welcome:)
      Be sure and visit Steve's blog and get your name in the hat for the drawing :)

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  28. Can't wait to see you get her finished! Love the name!

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    1. Thank you. Be sure and enter the drawing :)

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  29. Happy Anniversary! I hope it was special. Now this new project is most interesting.
    I love fishing. This boat looks like a fun redo. Now off to your hubbys blog.

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    1. Hi Nancy, Oh if I lived close to you, I'd see if you wanted a fishing buddy :)
      Steve is at work all day and it would be fun to pack a picnic and meet you for a day of fishing :)

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  30. This is an amazing project, so wonderful to think it will be in the water in June. Happy Spring, Mary:)

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    1. Hi Mary, I hope you visit Steve and put your name in the hat . . .June may come sooner than we think, but we already have many hours into working on her. She's going to be a pretty little thing :) Happy sailing.

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  31. will be a cool boat whenfixed up (:)

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    1. Thanks . . .we've got lots of work ahead of us :)

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  32. Looking forward to seeing the progress pictures of the boat and Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

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  33. Looks like lots of hard work, good luck with it!
    Thank you for popping over to my blog and leaving a lovely comment.
    Xx

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    1. Hard work has never stopped us yet :)
      She's going to be a little beauty.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  34. Conny congratulations for the wonderful years you have been married. I love the comment you left on my blog about how the bible verse has been part of your life, I know He strengthens us all. Your boat looks like it's really going to be a labour of love indeed and finished by JUNE! good luck with that :) I adore your bright painting as well. My hubby doesn't blog but I will let him know about your husbands. He would love a shed full of tools to play with & create things it's just out of our reach. Have a wonderful weekend Dxx

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    1. Hello Dawn, it is great to get a visit from you and yes, June is our goal. It has been raining the last two days so the boat is tarped down and no work went on yesterday or today, but I do have about 25 hours of sanding already done. The hardest part for me is repairing the finishes to be oiled and painted. Then working on the kneel and the rudder (those will be totally Steve's jobs....I know nothing about mechanics. If we don't get a lot of rain, I think we'll have it by June . . . time will tell :)
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  35. simply fab Conny!

    maybe you join us once on
    ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

    would e so fab to meet you there!
    xxx Susi

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    1. Hi Susi, thanks for your sweet visit . . . I'll come over and check this out :)
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  36. Connie, we all love to see before and after photos so I am eagerly awaiting the progress you make on your boat. We had a 17' day sailer once and it was just so much fun. When we moved too far from water to enjoy it, we sold it with much tears! Your art is beautiful. Love the bright colors. Thanks for becoming a follower. I'll add my name to the list of your followers too.

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    1. Hello Faye, I am delighted to have you as a follower :)
      It's is nice to have another sailor on board, too :)
      Have a wonderful weekend.

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  37. Connie, I am already a follower of you both, but have been rather scarce on blogging lately. I love the idea of your boat and like you I would definitely have named her.

    Congratulations on a loving partnership and marriage of 37 years... blessings.

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. Hi Genie, Thanks for stopping by, and do put your name in the hat.
      I can not tell you how much I appreciate visiting your blog and seeing your incredible photography.
      Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  38. Oh, I'm late. Happy Anniversary on 37 years together. And you are obviously still enjoying each other's company based on this latest project. I like the name, but I can't help thinking of that movie Philadelphia Story in which the boat is named True Love. Great project. I look forward to the post on Gypsy Rose's maiden voyage with you and your husband.

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    1. Hi Melanie, we are looking forward to that voyage, too, LOL.

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  39. Wow Connie, you are s talented. Crafting, sewing, strumming and now a boat renovation. That's great! Happy anniversary Bloggy sister. I will be checking out your Steve's blog. Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, Thank you and good luck on the drawing :)

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  40. ok, where did my comment go? i will re-write it and I hope it doesn't show up twice.
    Connie, you are so talented. Sewing, crafting, strumming and now, a boat renovation. I say, You go girl. Happy anniversary to you and Steve. I am headed over to his blog now. Your bloggy sister, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda . . . I am laughing because this same thing has happened to me, LOL. Many times :)

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  41. That is an amazing project Connie. Wow!

    I am looking forward to the finished result.

    Thanks for popping over to my blog.

    Sft x

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  42. What a beautiful boat Connie - I can't wait to see its progress - the gypsy rose is a lucky craft to have been rescued by you both!

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    1. We are going to have a blast with her :)

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  43. Happy late anniversary! That is one major project! I can't wait to see the outcome...Michele and I refinished patio furniture, house furniture but nothing on that grand scale!

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    1. It's certainly a big project, but every project is just one step at a time, right :)

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  44. I've heard the best two days of a boat owner's life are the day the boat is bought and the day it is sold to someone else. I think you two will enjoy many days in between that bringing life back to Gypsy Rose. Great journal page, beautiful and serene.

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  45. The last sailboat that we owned . . . we are still morning the day we sold her. We didn't reaize just how much we loved that boat until it was gone. We bought a cabin cruiser, and at this very moment we have for sale signs on it. We are so ready to be sailing again :)

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  46. Wow! that is a big project! and by June...hmmm...I'm sure you can do it! But don't take too much time from your art time!

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    1. It is taking a lot of time, from other things, but hey, we only have 24 hours in each day, right:)

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