Many moons ago ... I shared the whole Pingate saga with Blogland!
For those of you that missed it ... here are the edited highlights! I asked John to put some hooks up on my Craft room walls and three minutes later ... he still had n't ... so I went the whole whacking pins in route myself! Now you need to know that John is an engineer ... when we first met he was amazed by my Laurence Llewellyn Bowen sponge painted terracotta Kitchen ... dismissive of my flat packed desk that wobbled slightly because I had constructed it with a kitchen knife and a rolling pin and shall we say a bit ... well ... rude to be honest ... about my wall hangings that had been hanged with the heel of a shoe and a nail! Nope ever since we started co-habiting ... the pristine walls in this house ... have to be measured ... sprit levelled and only hung with the correct picture hook etc., ... now you can see where I am going!
Anyways ... after asking and then waiting at least ... well ... erm three minutes without John even making out he was moving in the direction of his tool box ... well ... I took the whole wall hanging matter into my own hands ... placing tacks in the walls ... so the art would hang level ... not so the tacks were level.
Call it guilt ... self preservation ... call it what you will ... but I spent many a month cutting John off on the stairs up to my attic craft room ... it was an age until my bulb blew and he finally made it over the threshold. I know he looked right at the wall hangings ... you know I mean beer mats etc.,? ... did n't mutter a word. I was smugger than smug and a tad relieved ... as much as I like to plague and tease the life out of John ... I don't like to submit him to real stress ... you know the fixed jaw ... vein pulsing in the neck kind!
I then reported the anti climax to Blog land ... announced that the whole Pingate saga was in fact a damp squid and he really did n't mind! I told all of my friends ... feeling suitably impressed I was ... thought I had finally tamed the engineer that resides in John. So when I heard him climbing the stairs to my craft room to invite me out for a drink last Saturday night ... I did n't move from my spot ... safe in the knowledge that he was happy with the pins. How wrong can you be?
He glanced around him and then said "What have you stuck in the walls?" "Pins" I says ... "They have been there ages!" "But they are not even straight!" he says. "The pins are n't!" I replied ... but the stuff that was hanging from them was!" "But that is n't even straight!" "Well ... it's not now John ... because I have swapped it about ... but it was when I put it up!" At this point I got the giggles ... Pingate came rushing back and I blurted out the whole Pingate saga on the blog thing ... he did not look impressed but the more unimpressed he looked ... the funnier I found the situation. The tears were running down my cheeks and even now as I type I have to suppress my desire to laugh out loud! Those of you that warned me that that was definitely not the last of the matter were indeed correct and I bow to your superior knowledge!
Todays offering is indeed another hangy beer mat chip thing ... destined for a wonky pin on my craft room wall ... coloured with the usual Distress Ink colours and adorned with Lord Tim of Holtz stamps and Grungepaper ... you know Tim ... the man that could have thrown the pins at the wall in a straight line while standing on tippy toes and stroking the moon with just a small piece of ball chain and a paper piercing tool!
Have a lovely weekend y'all and Happy Labour Day weekend to all my U.S buddies.