Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan Claire. This is day one hundred and ninety-one of that project.
Here’s a patch of weedy grass that needs to be mowed.
Looks like grass, thistle and dandelions.
I hope it’s not a very big patch because whoever is doing the mowing is using an old fashioned push mower.
I also hope the ground is nice and flat. A nice flat piece that has no rocks can make mowing with a sharp hand mower a pleasant afternoon task.
A long time ago when Scott and I were first married I brought home a push mower.
I thought it would be a good workout. It was a used machine that I probably dug out of the back of my dad’s barn.
Well, I decided it needed a little sprucing up. I had some paint that was used for sign painting. It was thick with a high lead content in a bright red.
So I set about making my treasure beautiful. Oh I did a bang up job of painting and after a couple of days it was dry.
Couple more days passed and Scott thought he’d try it out. He was outside a while and then came into the kitchen and just stood there and looked at me.
“How’s it going?” I said cheerfully.
“It’s not,.” he replied, “You did such a great job of painting the old thing that it is permanently frozen with paint.”
I started to giggle and could hardly stop.
We bought a gas lawn mower the next day.