Monday, October 18, 2010

Papa Ying Can Craft, Can You?

We Yings are a rather creative people, but mostly it's my sisters and my mama who get the creative street cred, if you know what I mean.

Well, not to be outdone, Papa Ying has proved that it's a marathon not a sprint and while this project took him many months (years?), it is well worth the wait.  How seriously awesome is this?

While some of the pattern is random, there are also some cool designs and some meaningful symbols inlaid as well.  He even put in a button he received when he ran the Marine Corp marathon a few years ago.  The neatest part is that the table actually belonged to his grandmother so it is not only hip and cool it is kind of antique as well.

Despite battling a few setbacks (as he was in the final stages of grouting for some reason he tried to vacuum the top of the table and sucked up a bunch of tiles!), the finished product is a true work of art.  Do you think he needs convincing?

Well done, Papa Ying.  Maybe someday this table will belong to YOUR grandchildren!

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