Saturday, June 30, 2007

I don't like spiders and snakes....

Remember that song by Jim Stafford?

Here's a pic (albeit not a great one) of my front porch.

And here's a pic of my back porch. (Never thought about how much alike they look!)


Why am I showing you pics of my porches and what does that have to do with Jim Stafford's song? Today I spent 3½ hours taking my porches back from the spiders, wasps, muddobbers, moths and various other crawly things. Our porches are something like 40 ft long and the front on is 6 ft wide and the back one is 8 ft wide (in case we ever wanted to enclose it). I worked long and hard with a broom and the hose and washed the furniture and the windows and screens as well. And then after I got myself cleaned up, I spent some very enjoyable time in my rocker on the front porch handquilting. It's been a long time since we've spent any time in the rockers -- I don't like to share my space with spiders and I also felt guilty every time I went out because the weed choked flower beds haunted me. Now -- my flower beds are free of weeds and my porches are free of bugs! And the afternoon was wonderful -- very still and quiet except for the occasional car or truck on the road.
I'm going up now to sort through my quilt piles and pull out my summer ones and my flag/patriotic ones. I'm really late in doing this this year, but I've enjoyed the ones I've had out for spring. I do like to change the wall hangings and table coverings with the season though.

Gratitudes:
Cheeseburgers.
Porchrockin'.
JR standing guard in the yard while I quilted.

8 comments :

Vicki W said...

Oh, you have my husbands dream house!

Elaine Adair said...

Oh boy - what I would give for a big front OR back porch. This is a lovely home, but I can see you might have unwelcome wildlife/insects and/or spiders, etc. How nice to have an outside space to chill out and enjoy your sewing. Thanks for the photos.

Linda said...

Isn't it a nice feeling to have the porches free of spiders and criters! It's a constant battle here with the Big Daddies and the daubers. But, wow! To have the criters under control AND the beds weeded!All at the same time! Now that would be bliss! :-) Your house is beautiful. So welcoming.

Karen said...

Wow, you got all cleaned up. I need to do the same. Your house is so lovely.

Helen said...

What a great house. You can follow the sun around and be on one porch or the other.

Morah said...

Consider yourself lucky....here they are huge palmetto bugs, aka huge cockroaches and they don't stay on the porch!!!! Love your porches! Love,love, love them!

Mary said...

I love your porches - I'd like to sit on the swing you drape your quilts over for photos and read a good book.

Susan said...

I love your house, and I adore the porches! I'll bet it was great out there. I remember that song, and I don't mind either one, within reason, but I would probably clean them out before I did needlework out there, too. =)