Sunday, October 15, 2006

Timber!!!!


... The guys were practicing their lumber jack skills, yesterday. Nothing like a little demolition in the morning to get the guys in a good mood. We had this huge electrical pole in our yard since we bought our house- it had been set there to help keep vandalism down- our house had been abandoned for several years before we bought it. Well, dh Bill and I figure that if we wanted bright light shining in our windows at night we'd move back into town. So we had it removed right after we moved in- but the post remained. I was trying to figure out a way to fit it into the landscaping plans I had, but honestly, a 25 foot post isn't the easiest thing to disguise. Turns out some friends needed a new one by their barn- in time for their Autumn weenie roast. So down came ours. The boys had spent the morning digging out around the pole, Bill took the chain saw to it and the boys pulled it down. I thought this was a funny picture of the guys- both boys are considerably taller than their dad, but Bill had placed himself on the tallest side of the pole, and on his tippy toes- he's still the top man!

The lamp on my piano makes the quilting on this quilt show up so pretty, don't you think? Some people were wondering what random Baptist fans look like, and here are what mine look like- they just sort of go in every direction and are a lot of different sizes. It makes a nice texturing effect.

Post Script...
You guys would not believe the wails of "Foul" arising from this last post!! First, we had to measure all the boys and their Dad. To be perfectly honest, I have to say that I was mistaken. Dan is only 1/2" taller than his Dad and Joe is only 2 1/2" taller than Bill. The term "considerably" was called into question and I am now confessing that I was using an inaccurate term. Maybe "slightly" would be more appropriate. The boys are slightly taller than their Dad. I still maintain that Bill is standing on his tippy toes. He says that I needn't point that out as the picture is blurry. But we are all about being completely accurate, here, right? Bill is a faithful reader of my blog- even if it is mostly about quilts. It's nice to have such a supportive spouse...

12 comments:

JudyL said...

They look pretty proud of their demolition work! Love your fans!

Judy L.

Dawn said...

Your post about the boys and DH is really funny! I love those random fans - did you do that free hand or is it a pantograph?

quiltpixie said...

wonderfully to have the pole out huh? Your fans look good too.

Sue said...

Love the big smiles on the guy's faces, they sure enjoy that kind of job don't they?

joyce said...

Looks like there was some family bonding time with that pole removal. I love your fans and am also wondering if you did them freehand.

Darcie said...

Thank you thank you for showing a close-up of your freehand Baptist Fans, Nines!!! They are even more gorgeous up close...in the *spotlight!* Beautiful work!

Those guys! Too fun! Just wait until they start comparing their hairlines in about 20 years! ;-)

Peni said...

It might also be noted that in the last picture Bill is standing on the thicker portions of the pole. :) Sorry, WM, couldn't resist.

XOXOXOXOXOXO mom

P.S. I'm sure she did the fans by hand...she's SO GOOD! *spoken in appropriately humble voice, so this mama won't be bragging TOO much:)*

Shellie said...

I love the colors in that quilt and I really like the look of the random fans.

teelduo said...

I know the truth even without measurements teeheehehee

Judy said...

My hubby also read my blog everyday as does the clerk in his office..my quilting buddy! Good to make sure that no feeling got hurt with the "who's taller" question.

The quilt is stunning in that light!

Anonymous said...

Lovely quilt colours and great demolition work. Your post made me laugh .... my 12 year old son cannot wait to be taller than me! His feet are bigger than mine already so I guess it's only a matter of time before he overtakes me.

cher said...

oh those fans are truly wonderful Nina-and love the postscript about the height on boys/father..I well remember the day when each of my sons not only grew taller than me, but, figured out they could pick me up! of course they thought that was just the best joke.