Friday, March 23, 2012

I'm Published!

What exciting news I have to share with you today!  

In an earlier Coffee Cup post, I shared an outstanding magazine with you called "Vintage Caravan Magazine", being published in Australia.  The editor and owner of this publication is Lisa Mora, who is our first Australian Sister.  She created VCM out of a love for vintage caravans (trailers to us) and camping in them.

We struck up a conversation a while back and when she mentioned that she wanted to feature Sisters on the Fly from the USA, I offered to share some of my photographs with her.  We have been in correspondence back and forth for a couple of months.  My one regret while I was sending photos and chatting with her, is that The Coffee Cup won't be ready in time to be included.

Issue 7 has just come off the presses and it contains the feature on the American Sisters.  And guess what?  My photographs are in it.  This morning on FaceBook, Lisa announced the newest issue and mentioned me!  WOW!

Take a look...

As soon as this issue arrives, I'll share the article and my photos with you.  If you are interested in getting back issues or a subscription to VCM, just visit their website.

I hope you all have a great weekend.  If you are camping, be safe and have fun.  I'll talk to you soon!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cabinet Works!

Hey everyone!  It's been several weeks since I had some Coffee Cup restoration photos to share with you.....thanks for being patient.  I, on the other hand, have been chomping at the bit for them.....LOL.

Work is zipping right along and I'm hoping that Tony and the guys will have her all buttoned up soon.  For the last couple weeks, the focus has been on the cabinets and dinette.  Here are the latest photos with comments from Tony...

"Here we are cutting pieces for the cabinets."

"Hey! Let's use this as a template."

"Now that's a wrap!"

"Every cabinet gets a good sanding."

"Here we apply a second coat of finish."

I love the curve of the dinette bench and it's going to be easier to get into the storage area with those hinges on the seats and the little door that will go on the side.  I didn't alter the shape and design of the dinette table or seats, but I did change the cabinet in the galley kitchen and the tall one that houses the AC unit that sits to the left of the door.

If you look at the last photo, you'll see my kitchen cabinet with an opening on the right for the refrigerator, a drawer on the upper left, and the perfect spot for my Luggable Loo below!

Camping season is right around the corner here in North Carolina and I have my fingers crossed that  I'll be headed to Michigan by mid-April and we can hit the road together!  Thanks for stopping by to catch up on my Java Journey.