April 15, 2015

If it stays here too long . . . . .

... it may just be appropriated!

Like these trestle legs which were brought in so I could paint my sewing room doors.

Now - DH is probably waiting for me to take them back to the garage and I - well,
I am just waiting to see how long they will stand in the corner of the room before he realises that I have ... found a better use for them!

And I am quite sure that he has not noticed that he has stopped tripping over the draft stop.  Not because I have attached it to the bottom of the door - No ... It actually makes a REALLY good pincushion that also helps hold my cutting boards in place.

And these?
They are normally found in an Artist's studio but are equally at home in my sewing room.
The small drawer is fantastic for keeping all my small tools together, and when I need them - I can just slide the tray out go!

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...Here's a little side story ...
A Chain is only as strong as its weakest link!

The other day while I was in the kitchen I heard a loud crash - the sort you go and investigate.
Nothing was out of place and I was very perplexed as it definitely came from inside the house.

Fast forward to today. I reached up to remove the artist box from the mantle to take a photo for this post. I found the large mirror that hangs over the fireplace was resting on it.
OK - so it has been knocked... no big deal.
What had actually happened was, one of the two heavy duty picture hangers had sheared off and the mirror swung a centimetre or so and came to rest on the top of the box.
As we were removing the mirror from the remaining hook DS discovered the hanging chain had been stressed so much it actually gave way in his hand....

It would not have been discovered if I hadn't decided to write this post. I shudder to think what could have happened if it had fallen while I was at my cutting bench.

I think, maybe I might replace it with a Quilt!


  1. That is scary. You could have been cut. Glad you found out before anything bad happened. I'd go with a quilt too. Cindy

  2. Yikes! I'm glad it didn't turn into anything more serious!