John cut wood. I painted wood. We glued. We clamped. We were happy with the results.
These particular stencils had been used over and over and had several layers of paint which suggested Halloween to us. So we made up as many words as we could and off they all go to our booth at Brothers Antique Mall in Medina OH.
The other spooky thing is our local Borders store with the huge "going out of business" banner in front. We went in for the first time since they started to close. It is a shambles. It looks like the worst second hand store. There seems to be piles of stuff on sale that I have never before seen at a Borders. Chairs and empty display racks are jumbled up towards the front of the store. Bookshelves are mostly bare. Half of the lights were off so there was an eeerie feeling to the whole store and it was so quiet.
I will really miss this Borders. I will miss the perky clerk with the enviable curly hair and lovely Irish accent. I will miss the great craft section of books and the nice selection of stationery items. I will miss the live music in the beautiful gardens and patio. I will miss the great selection of magazines and the easy parking. I will miss walking out of the movie theater and right into Borders. We have a Barnes and Noble nearby, but the parking is more difficult and the selection of books I like is fairly bleak. Our Borders had a wonderful vibe to it that was very welcoming and always full of people. I will really miss our Borders.