A message from Jo - "Andy's just added some lovely new pieces to his Etsy page.... etsy.com/shop/TurnItUpDesigns"
I would just like to thank all of you who checked out my Etsy shop TurnItUpDesigns.
And a very special thanks to those who purchased one of my pieces. I will be adding more in the coming weeks so please continue to visit. A very happy holiday season to you all and a peaceful and prosperous 2024.
As I mentioned in my 2022 diary, during the pandemic lockdown I spent a lot of time pursuing woodworking projects. I did a lot of turning and as a result ended up with a large number of pieces. During a recent visit, my daughter Lindsay suggested that I should open a store on Etsy. After some reluctance she finally convinced me, and the shop is now open under the name TurnItUpDesigns at www.etsy.com/shop/turnitupdesigns. They are mostly my smaller pieces at present, but I will be adding more and larger ones in the near future. I hope that you will please take a look, I would love to get your feedback (no pun intended).
Just over a week ago, my wife Jo and I had to say goodbye to our beloved dog Bonnie. Just shy of her thirteenth birthday she fell victim to a brain tumor which first took her sight and then her life with alarming speed. Willful, sometimes to the point of disobedience, she was the most loving, protective, and intelligent dog that I have ever known. Her passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts and our lives and has left her sister and litter-mate Belle without her lifelong friend and playmate. None of us know how long we will have on this earth, but I take comfort in knowing that when it is my time to go, Bonnie will be waiting for me. Love you always Little Bon.