Being married to an engineer has it’s benefits and it’s entertaining moments. This is totally not fiber related but I felt compelled to share.
“So”, says I, “we need a way to protect the small willow tree from the wild bunnies (we have hoards of them) and the snow this winter, can you think of something, Honey?” DH decides a wire fence and a plastic garbage bag will do the job. It sounds simple and I let him go to it.
This is what I got. The wood framework is to keep the weight of the snow from smooshing the tree down. A good idea, but did it really need to be so fancy? It’s even been sanded smooth, I guess the bunnies won’t get splinters when they find their way in. I love it, don’t get me wrong. It will do the job very well, but it still makes me chuckle.
On the other hand, I thought the overhang at the end of the kitchen counter and the breakfast bar was an ideal place for cookbook shelves. I figured he could cut up some plywood, paint it to match the cabinets and viola!
White maple and rosewood – they are soooo beautiful that I won’t want to leave them behind when we eventually sell the house!
I’m not poking fun at him for these – I love them!
Don’t they look nice with the tile trim on the counter?
And almost all of my cookbooks fit – well… three quarters.
But when we needed a solution to the sun coming in the sliding glass door ruining the flooring, he solved the problem very well with a bit of slate tile.
This also has become a favorite photo backdrop for many of my Etsy product shots!
On the other hand, when I make and Art Quilt – comments about my lines “aren’t straight” or my angles “aren’t square” will not be warmly received 😉
I love you , Honey!