I needed a mouse pad, so I made one from fabric and the trees come tumbling down.

 It may not seem to be an important item but I've been looking for a mouse pad and they all are so big and square.  I only have a small space on my little desk for my mouse.  I know, I have a lap top but the mouse makes it so much easier to get from one site to another 
Since I've been  using my mouse on the desk top and the paint is now starting to show little scratches and scrapes not to mention I may be killing the mouse?
So I went to my fabric scrap box and simply cut out two pieces along with some very thin batting.  Stitched them together and done!  As you can see I made it reversible with two different flower patterns.

It works great!
The best part it's small and fits my space.

 While I was sewing this morning the Chain Saws began.

 Today has been a beautiful sunny day and it seems all the neighbors came out to watch the trees coming down in my neighbors back yard.  The chain saws (three at once) have been bzzzing since 7am yesterday morning and there is no getting away from the noise, no window or door closed helps.  
 We  who live on "Alligator Creek" have very old Hickory trees.  They must be 5 stories tall and most are dead or dying.  Some have fallen over the years and by some stroke of luck the high winds each season brings them down across the creek and not on someones house.  The three being removed this past two days are huge and so dead and will surly fall on our houses if a 50 mph wind comes in from the north.  That is how the tropical storms and hurricanes blow.
My neighbors admiring the mess they have to clean up. Their poor yard has been destroyed with all that fell from these monster trees.
What you are seeing is only from one of these trees.
These stumps must weight around 400 lbs each and are huge!
 My two trees are the next to go.    
Look how tall they are and one is leaning on my deck and soon will start cracking it.  My bedroom is in the target if they fall.
Only one problem... I just finished planting all my spring and summer flowers so the Mr and I decided to wait till the fall to take ours down!

Although having such trees covering our deck and house helps with the hot summer sun the entire deck is totally covered in shade due to the house in a N-S direction.  I need E-W to get sun there.  I'm hoping once the trees are taken down I'll get more sun for my potted herbs? The a/c will take care of the heat.  Now a new thought is in our minds.. enclosing our deck and making a nice sun room.  Right now with the trees there, it can not be done due to how they lean over.
That remains to be seen?
Gota go, the chain saw guys are back from lunch and it's about to get LOUD!

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Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

What a cute little mouse pad... I have one with a cushion on it for my wrist. I really like it, but it's due for an update. Maybe I can make a cover for it and keep my comfy wrist cushion.

The chainsaws are maddening aren't they? We had tree trimmers back in the early fall or late summer... I don't know what's worse, chainsaws or the heavy machines they use to grate the road and Re-top it.


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great idea for a mouse pad. I'll have to get my fabric out and make one as I don't use one om my desk.

Good luck with the trees.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I like the print on those mouse pads. And I like the idea of a sun room! I say go for it.


Anonymous said...

Drat!!! I missed this event, oh well. Did you keep any stumps Sis??

Karen said...

Hi Sandy, I love the new mouse pads, very colorful and cheery! And the chainsaws are loud, how well I know that fact. The hickory trees are huge, and I fully understand your fears of having one land on the house. We sorta worry about that with our willow tree, too.

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