Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Yard art at its finest...almost real

If we have passed these once, we have passed them at least a hundred times over the years, probably more if truth be told. They are passed when coming in the back way to Mansfield, Indiana. When coming, you come around the bend and the view above is what you see. Even though I know they are not real, my heart still flutters about half the time thinking just for a second that they are alive.
Then you go on around the curve, and here is what you see. These were just quick snaps cause there is no place to pull off the road and it is curvy right there...so I took what I could get!
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I feel like I have been busy all day yet look back and don't feel like I accomplished much at all. I did laundry...I swear there is someone that comes and wears our clothes for us. I am always amazed at the amount of laundry I do. Yet, when I really think about it, I think I only did one load all last week. So, maybe I am not doing as bad as I think I do. The two loads did today did not leave enough to do another load of everything left combined.

I also replaced a pocket in a pair of shorts. Let me tell you, I am glad no one sees the pocket...it is definitely not your finest looking pocket, but the best I could do with the pair of shorts. They were a pair of Roger's old work shorts with an elastic in the waist and I was not about to undo all that sewing when elastic was involved. I did do some ripping, and then cut the pocket off at the top and replaced it.

And while I was down there I cut the sashing for my baby quilt which I have not touched since I posted a pic of the finished blocks sometime last week. Later I went back and almost got the whole thing sewn together. Just a few more long lines of sewing and the top will be almost totally done.

That has about been the sum of my day--tomorrow I am going to Sarah's for a while.

11 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are really lovely. I should take a photo of the ones I see on my way to town.

By the way I live close to Mansfield as well.....in Ontario though!!

Gill in Canada

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That is nice yard art. I pass by a place in New York occasionally that has various works of art in the yard. It seems a piece gets added frequently. One day I want to stop, knock on the door and ask if I can please walk around the yard photographing their yard art.

Mary said...

These are great! I wouldn't mind having something like that in my yard. I thought they were real when I first looked at the photo. Sounds to me like you accomplished a lot!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, I'm not much for Yard Art (at least the tacky stuff)--but those you showed in the pictures today do look more real. I think it helps having the grass in front of them also.

I'll bet you have a wonderful time today --seeing your precious granddaughter.
Hugs,
Betsy

Caron said...

Out in South Dakota, there is a huge metalwork of a man leading a dinosaur on a leash. I like that one, too. Yours are brilliant.

My laundry goes like that. I think I do it constantly, but probably I'm just a touch compulsive when I see clothes in the hamper!

don said...

They make a fine addition to that yard. I like that they have some grass around them to add to the realism.

Jacob said...

Now that is yard art that I can appreciate. They do look real...very well done!

George said...

That is some very realistic yard art. I can understand why you do a quick double-take when you first see them.
I'm impressed that you fix pockets.

Small City Scenes said...

Very beautiful---Very realistic through the grass.

I sometimes wonder about the laundry too. MB

Susan said...

I agree, very real looking! There are some fake deer in a yard between here and town and I still find myself doing a double-take. Thanks for the pictures!

EG Wow said...

These really do look almost real!

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