Friday, December 10, 2010

Before and after

Tonight I got a phone call from my brother-in-law, Pat. He's always been like my little brother. He was only 9 when we got married. Why at times I feel like I cradled him on my bosom. Oh wait, that's another story.

Anyway he wanted me to take an after picture of his meat tenderizer. You see back in April of 2010 we were at an
auction and he bought this piece of equipment. The machine worked good, but it needed some deep cleaning.

So he brought it over for the after picture. It looks brand new. He insisted asked me to take an after picture for my blog, because he reads my blog everyday. It was important to him to show the finished product.

It was then his daughter, who was with him, asked me to hem a pair of dress pants for her. He said "No, don't you know asking a quilter to mend, is like asking a chef to do dishes". It was then that I really did believe him, because I have that quote on my side bar.

So Pat, this ones for you. The finished meat tenderizer.


Deanna said...

Do you know of anyone who can tenderize some meat for me? I am definitely impressed.

So, did you alter the pants? My money is on yes. I do love the quote. Might work it into an embroidery project at some point.

GardenofDaisies said...

Well, you have to help him with that meat tenderizer if he quotes your blog! I understand what your quote is all about.... I get people wanting me to alter their clothes... I was happy enough to to help my daughters friend who needed her prom dress hemmed... (all 4 layers of fancy fabric) but altering clothes for the neighbor's mother... I am not a dressmaker/seamstress folks!! Please don't even ask. :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Well Pat sure got a good buy! A little elbow grease and good as new. :) blessings, marlene

Barb said...

I love that quote.....and it is amazing how many people will ask me to mend or fix something...of course, the no word is not happening...frustrating.

What a great job he did cleaning the meat tenderizer...

katie said...

Looks like a great clean up job to me.
How did the hemming go? Would have been a great opportunity to teach a lesson in hemming.

Flat Creek Farm said...

Ah, such a cute post. And that meat tenderizer is right impressive!! (Hi to BT's little bro - great job!! ;)). -Tammy

Zoey said...

Wow, Pat, did a great job!

Any cousin who reads your blog daily and even knows the side quote, has to be a good guy!