Friday, September 14, 2007

"There's a tractor in our driveway"

September 14, 2007

Dan noticed the tractor first yesterday around 5:30 when we were making dinner...of course it was running at the time so the noise was fairly significant...sure enough to accompany the tractor there was a farmer on the porch along with...TA-DA...My Sign....


George, our neighbour spent all day yesterday aboard said tractor cutting corn in the field across from our house. At some point during the day the tractor and my sign had a close encounter of the third kind...contact... well actually the tractor ran over the sign...but then who would expect to find a sign in the among the corn??? Anyway neither sign nor tractor seem to have suffered from the encounter and I am just delighted to get my sign back! It is a little bit dirty and does have a suspicious tractor tire sort of crease in it but all in all it survived its ordeal remarkably well. I do see a case of beer in George's future, courtesy of K & N.

Obviously the addle-brained little thieves just cut down the sign, transported it , oh about 20 yards and then chucked the thing into the cornfield. The corn of course was high and dense, rendering the sign invisible from the road...They must be very proud of themselves!

Anyway, Dan says we will afix the sign this time around with chain rather than tie wraps. Chain will require bolt cutters for removal, not an apparatus most people carry around in the back of their cars or pick-ups on a regular basis!


Other good news...

Here is Nan, a Thursday stitcher with her completed "Mother's Bliss" Nan just started stitching this Spring and this is her first major finish. It looks great and her great-grand daughter will surely love it !!!

Congratulations on a great finish Nan!

All in all...a good news post!!!!

13 comments:

ollie1976 said...

Glad that you got your sign back.
-Jen

Judie said...

YIPEE!!! Happy dance is in order. Glad the mystery of the missing sign has been solved. Doesn't Nan's work look lovely!! I can't wait to see what she does next.

barb said...

The sign is back! The sign is back! What a great surprise for you.
How lovely to see Nan and her finished "Bliss".What wonderful work.

Little Grey Cat said...

I thought that sign was a total gonner. lol. I'm glad you got it back. Well done George!

Oh what a lovely finish. Send my congratulations to Nan.

Kathy A. said...

Hurray!!! Leave the tractor tracks though. Now the sign has character and a story to tell. So glad it has come home. What a beautiful job Nan has done. Look forward to seeing it framed and wonder what she will tackle next.

Tita said...

I'm glad you got your sign back Ann!!!

Beatrice said...

WooHoo!!! Good for George that there was no damage to the tractor and the sign reasonably unscathed.
Nan's piece is just wonderful. What a delight she is!!!And she took to stitching beautifully.

Anne and Nan said...

We are so glad that you got your sign back Ann. As Kathy says, it certainly does have a story to tell now.
Thanks for putting Mum's picture on your blog with her lovely "Mother's Bliss", she is so pleased that everyone likes it. I think it's beautiful!!
Anne

Vonna said...

HURRAY! I'm so glad that your sign found it's way home...no matter it was a harrowing experience for the poor thing! :)
And the mother's bliss finish is wonderful! I love that design, I'm sure she's thrilled to peices!

preshrose said...

I am sooo glad you found your sign!
Yah!
Paula

Lynn said...

So glad to hear that the missing sign has come home!
Nan's finish is wonderful. She was very ambitious for a first piece!

tkdchick said...

Yay Ann I'm so glad your sign is back!

Congrats to Nan!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am glad that your sign is back, and Nan did a wonderful job on her piece.