Friday, September 3

Pingate Revisited!

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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!PACSBM1

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!

PACSBM4 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 PACSBM3 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.

Laters!

24 comments:

Claireliz said...

Oh Linda, I'm in stitches reading this, I can just imagine you laughing more & more (its something I do & it never goes down well with JP) so the question is, is John going to straighten up the pins? :D
C
xx

Mall Rat said...

You crack me up ! Sounds just like me and my husband .. it's painfully obvious when I hang something :) have a great weekend.

Trish said...

Oh, that was wonderful, thank you Linda. I loved pingate the first time around, and love the update even more!
Love the beer mat too - beautiful

Dezinaworld said...

Lol it sounds just like my hubby sam and his perfect painted doors and skirting boards ... any blemish and there is trouble,i only once helped him to paint the woodwork, he has insisted i keep my painting to my canvas since then hehe
hugs June x

Helen said...

Oh, what a laugh!! I notice however that you don't go on to say that he has replaced the pins with the correct fittings in a straight line - so you'd still have been waiting!!
I love this hanging. The stripes at the top reminded me of Tutenkhaman's - I want to say coffin - but that's not right. (nor does the spelling look right) Anyhow, you know what I mean. It is STUNNING.

Jane said...

Oh Linda this made me giggle...my hubby would go nuts if he saw me hanging pictures the other day using the stone we use as a doorstop to bang the nails in cos I couldn't be bothered to go to the shed for a hammer!lol

whyducks said...

Love the beer mat hangy thing, it is great! My husband is an engineer too, but ask him to do anything and he has to think about it for at least a year! Maybe he hopes I will forget, but I do reminded him every now and again, but I am told he is still thinking about how to do it! Maybe he is the wrong kind of engineer!

Carolynne said...

I just love coming over to your wee corner of blogland.......I always leave with a smile on my face. Thanks for cheering me up

luv
Carolynne xx

Debsg said...

I'd have done exactly the same but my hubby wouldn't have noticed.

Darcy said...

lol so funny, this made me chuckle...were you still invited out for a drink after your confession?

voodoo vixen said...

Oh dear Linda... well, its not like you weren't warned!! But then, I always say if the job got done the first time I asked I cannot be held responsible for being a nag!! :)

Jennie said...

mmm know the engineer thing! I also live with one.. we spirit level EVERYTHING!! even down to the picture hanging.. me I can do it with my eye.. him he has to use a rulerand a sqaure and a spirit level!!! grrr.. so pingate tickles me.. loving it... but the question is? is he going to fix it so the pins are straight?.......

Jenny said...

He'll be up there now, spirit levwl and hammer in hand! Thank you for the giggle and hope to hear more about pingate!

Hels Sheridan said...

You gotta admit.. they did look a bit... erm... wonky ROFLMAO.. hope John has recovered now... and loving your beermat :O)) x

Terry said...

Love the pingate saga! Such a beautiful wall hanging! My DH, who is a tech brain, will spend 20 minutes hanging something with all sorts of levels, etc., and it still is "not level." Got to love them!

Debi said...

Fabulous!!!! Love the colors...stunning!

themessycraftroom said...

Hi had such a giggle . Why does it take men a year to do anything and all the measuring. If we've created some we want it up, and now!!! A fantastic hanging. x ChrisB

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your wall hanging! it's gorgeous! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

LynneForsythe said...

you truly are a mess...but that's why I love you so!!! You make me laugh!!!
Thanks for the wonderful holiday wishes...just looked at my schedule and I have 5 days off!! now that's life...can't wait to create!!

BTW you thingy-bob is FANTABULOUS!!

craftytrog said...

Why did I leave it so long to visit Linda?! You've made me laugh out loud! John sounds just like my dad, who is also a 'John'!! Another gorgeous beermat offering btw! xx

She said...

Gorgeeous Beermat/ wall hanging. You cheered my Sunday morning up no end! S x

crafty creations said...

Oh I can well imagine John's face and comments - I have one at home just like him in fact I think he even gets the tape rule out when he's cutting chips !!!!

Great beer mat - love it

x Hilda

Lou and Mel said...

You know when men are asked to do something "un-manly" like ironing or cooking or somthing - and they evenutally go and do it - but badly? Was pingate like that?
And why don't husbands do what they're told within the 3 minute expectation time anyway!!!!!

Paula Gale said...

That is just the funniest thing - I remember the saga so well!!!

You missed a trick there it seems... you should have turned the whole thing round and informed him that it was his fault entirely that you had to put the pins in yourself... I thought all women had that hidden talent!!!

I now await the next installment on 'pingate'!

Paula x x x

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