Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The things I do for my co-workers

Most of you know that I work part time for an electric cooperative. This means all of my co-workers,  except one, are men. I am old enough to be the  mother of all but two of them. Over the years, I have been asked to do a lot of different tasks for them.

I've sewed pillows, hemmed curtains, put sports patches on their children's letter jackets, mended a lot of jeans, shortened nylon belts, made baby quilts, and even fixed their gloves, as seen it this post

This is however my latest request. You all know what it is, right?  (No guessing from you Tammy of Flat Creek Farm!!)  Surely the names on them will give it away.  OK, they are chicken saddles. You've seen it all now. 

It gave me a good chance to try out my embroidery machine. (I know now, I need some lessons).

I hope their hens are now safe from those mean old roosters. 

This is what the blacksmith has been busy making. Hawks for the grandsons. The bottom one is a bearded hawk. 

What have you been up to? 

Life is good!


Annie at Haphazard Homestead said...

I think the guy who ordered those needs to take pictures of the hens modeling them. :)

Flat Creek Farm said...

I am smiling great big now at those custom embroidered saddles!! Wonderful job, and those hens will be quite thankful. And yes, we DO need pictures of the hens modeling their new cute outfits!
Can't forget your Blacksmith --Awesome hawks, BT!

Deanna said...

I agree, more photos are in order. Great job on the embroidery and the saddles. Those hawks are dangerous looking. Be careful boys!

Zoey said...

Now I have heard it all! Chicken saddles! I would also love to see pics of the hens modeling them.

Lise said...

This makes me laugh out loud, I've never heard of chicken saddles either!!! I agree with everyone, pictures of the hens modeling them would make my day:) Those hawks are amazing!

As for me, I went to the dentist yesterday to get my teeth cleaned...sounds like fun, huh? Actually, this is a new dentist for me and I really like him, the hygienist and everyone in the office. Glad I found him.

GerryART said...

WHAT EVER I'm doing, Patti,
You are TOPPING it



StitchinByTheLake said...

I have forwarded this to Sherry - you know how she loves her chickens so she will love this. When I was there last two of them didn't come in one night. She was convinced they'd been raptured. :) They showed up the next morning so all was well. blessings, marlene

Dar said...

What pray tell is a chicken saddle. I would like to see it on a chicken. I think from your description I can figure out the purpose, but I've never heard of this before. I think Judy L needed one or two of these with her mean rooster.