Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I Painted 15 doors, yesterday...



let me rephrase that... I painted 15, 6-panel doors, yesterday! Oh guys, com'on! Cut it out. Really, I'm blushing. There's no need for a standing ovation! I'm not doing this for the glory... (I'm doing it for the cold hard cash!) I also painted 2 bathrooms. Amazing how much whiter things look when you paint everything white! I need to finish up all the painting, tomorrow. Just touchups, really- and the doorframes- which might just get a good washing... Then, DH Bill gets to finish up, putting a clear coat on 100 miles, seemingly, of trim. I think it all looks great, hope she's happy with it.
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So... what am I sewing on? Well, guys that would be nothin. nada. Zip. Not any time for that kinda thing. OK, you caught me, I did throw together a postcard or 6, but they were super simple with a Michael Miller print. But other than that... it's been something of a forced hiatus. Which I am sure I will be paying for dearly in the next few weeks. 3 client quilts to wrap up in the next week, but I am hopeful as the guys are all going hunting and that leaves me in a wonderful housebound situation- must quilt or else! I usually work on Tuesday, but I am playing hooky. No, not really, Tanya! I didn't abandon you lightly. But Abe the babe is feeling poorly with a croupy cough and stuffed up head. So I am playing nursemaid with him. He has been miserable. And when the baby ain't happy... well, you know the rest.
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See that hand? That is DS Jake's hand. See what's on it? Well, it was the weirdest thing... Thanksgiving day was unseasonably warm and very sunny- not a cloud in the sky. The guys were busy framing in my new porch/dining room. About noon, it gets real quiet out there, no more hammering or groaning... and they start to shout that I need to bring my camara and get outside. I dash out and... Weird! The sky is full of... this stuff. Odd. Not just like a small patch, but the whole sky. It was floating and moving- kinda like strands of silk... Did you figure it out before I did? It was a gi-normous spiderweb!!!! Tons of spiderwebs, actually. Full of these tiny little chigger-size spiders. weird. All of a sudden I start feelin' like I had all these things crawling over me.... probably did, but just freaked out a little bit over the quantity. DS John caught a few of the little buggers- should I ask where they are, now? Nah, sometimes ignorance is blisss. By 2 in the afternoon, all of the cars and trees are draped in these strands of spiderweb. Weird. You could just reach up your hand and catch them as they floated down to earth. If you wanted to. Me? Not so much. But it was an awesome thing to see. The pictures didn't come out- the sun was too bright. So I had a little excitement thrown in with the montony of painting.

12 comments:

quiltpixie said...

good thing its indoor painting not wrecked with some spiderwebs in it :-)

Morah said...

neat, neat,neat! I love to experience "critters" They are so fascinating. Were they the babies flying off to a new spot I wonder??

Angie said...

O...M...G...to all of it!!! ROFL That many doors-----and spiderwebs by the billions falling down from the heavens (I can't "do" spiders, they totally creep me out)...and that sunset(?) is so incredibly beautiful...and I think you need to take a break, dear girlfriend!!! ROFL

teelduo said...

Very interesting! Even I might have been a little freaked at that one.

hugs to poor little sweet Abe.

Peni said...

At first glance, I thought the spider webs were paint-blisters...so I guess spiders could be a relief. Anyone thinkin' Charlotte's Web?

Glad to be home. Hope Abe is better. Dad is...a little. XOXOXOXO

Isobel said...

I believe I would have been more than a little freaked out. Spiders are among my least favorite things. Hope Abe is feeling better.

Angela said...

I will start at the end and work up. EEEEEEEEEEEEWIE on the spiders. I hope the deep freeze of winter kills them all. I wonder where they came from! Hope the lil guy feels better. And you can be called super woman for a month after this painting job!

Sue said...

That spider thing is like my worst nightmare come true. How the heck does something like that happen?

I've been working on ONE door for about a month, now I really feel like a slouch......:}

Shelina said...

I wouldn't imagine that there would be time to grow spiderwebs on your fingers after all the painting that you did! I can't believe you even had time to make postcards. Wow, all of your post was amazing. The amount of work that you did, and the spiderweb storm you had. I haven't heard of such a thing.

Carol said...

Raining spiders?? Ewwwww! Creep me out! I hope that was a one-time-only phenomenon. You are a working tornado! You're amazing.

Dawn said...

The painting does not sound like fun to me, but the raining spiders and spiderwebs story just creeped me out! And I"m on my way to bed!!!! But your right - it is really cool at the same time!

Darcie said...

Here in ND...it just rains cats and dogs...not chigger-spidies. Cool thing to experience though...I guess? Bet the children loved it!

You and your painting! Wow! Makes me feel pretty blasted lazy for not getting our lower level bathroom painted...YET! Sheesh. Wanna take a road trip? Painting is a lot more fun with a friend!

I knew that you couldn't stay away from postcard making! I'm thinking that you can probably do it in your sleep by now!

Gorgeous sunscape! You know I love them!

Happy Friday!