Thursday, November 08, 2007

Why I don't do yard work...

It was a beautiful but chilly day, a perfect day to try to clean up the yard. I pulled out the newer leaf blower which we bought last year. I was happily blowing leaves into piles when the Stanley Steemer truck pulled up. I took a break while my carpets were being cleaned, then headed back outside to get to work.

After a minute or so of blowing leaves, the motor made a funny noise. Next thing I knew, flames were shooting out of the back of the leaf blower! I pulled the cord out and blew out the flames...
But I didn't throw the whole thing to the ground...good thing with that nice pile of dry leaves I'd just made sitting at my feet!


So I went into my sewing room and played with fabric...



And made a new little bag for my daughter's friend.
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9 comments:

Karen said...

Ye gods, look at that plug, ish. Much better to be quilting :-).

Jeanne said...

Yard work is dangerous! It's better to sew and make a beautiful bag for your daughter's friend. Won't she be thrilled? Great finish.

Elaine Adair said...

Whew! Quick thinking, NOT throwing it into the dried leaves!

Thimbleanna said...

LOL. Now if I could just repeat that trick, maybe I could get out of all the leaf work that will need to be done around here in the next few weeks! ;-)

Helen said...

Well, that's one way of getting more quilting time!

Libby said...

Playing with fabric is a lot safer than working with power tools . . . excellent choice *s*

julieQ said...

Scarey!!! Better to be sewing...very pretty bag!

JulieQ

Meredith said...

You are better then me. I think I mau have used that as an excuse to go fabric shopping. I am glad you did not get hurt.

atet said...

Fabric sounds much more fun than blowing leaves. Glad you didn't throw it in the leaves -- though, that would be one way to get rid of them :0).