Sunday, April 27, 2008

I asked him to cut the lawn

Our son, Robbie, came back again this week to do some more projects for the office/design/sewing studio. He drove down here (190 miles round trip) to help.

He was here two weeks ago (click on Labor of Love) working hard with me. This time, he and his dad tackled three important items on our list. The first one was hanging shelves in the sewing studio closet for storing machines and old quilts, plus family photos. Then, he hung new folding doors in front of the washer/dryer area.

The new shelves are hung level and plumb and are ready to be stuffed full. In the “workway hallroom” my new fabric storage cupboards are to the right, and a huge drop leaf table for pinning quilts (or sorting laundry) sits to the left of the new doors.

Robbie and I decided on his last visit that a “lawn” would be a fun thing to have on the second story balcony outside the office. DH Robert and I drove up to the Snylawn store near Sacramento last Wednesday and bought a remnant.

The lawn had to be cut to size – 81” by 81” x 115” right triangle. Robbie’s friend Lisa and I laid the lawn pile-side down on our lower landing and marked off one edge with masking tape. Robbie, of course, measured again and tweaked our calculations a bit. He cut one side with a box knife, but decided to cut the hypotenuse side with big scissors. I realize now I should have sacrificed a rotary cutter for the project and skipped the scissors. The lawn is a big piece of heavy-duty plastic fabric with tufts.

In the meantime, my other son Davis was working online from his home to help me with a Google Adwords program to try to increase my quilting pattern sales.

I think I have two of the nicest sons in the world. I know I have two of the nicest sons in the world.

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Blogger Vicky aka stichr said...

I love your lawn!!! I would really like to do this here, as the fake grasses have improved vastly from the old stuff I used in our front yard in Olalla. I will remember your rotary cutter idea should I luck out....

1:04 PM  
Blogger Tanya Brown said...

Heaven help me; I'm turning into a lurker! I go peek at things, then don't remember what I've commented on.

Anyhow - looks great! The faux grass looks very sharp by those crisp white railings. Are you sure you don't want some faux flowers as well? Some white daisies could look very nice to button the whole thing down.

9:05 PM  
Blogger meggie said...

What a lovely post Christine. I know how much this means to you.

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Blogger Tanya said...

That's lovely! Good early mother's day present!

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