New Name

UNDER THE ROSE has a new name its.......BY THE SEAM.
I had trouble with the old web address so thought it would be best to change it.
Thanks for coming by and please leave me a comment so I know that you were here. Marlene

June 29, 2009

A Toad In My Heart

My husband and I were at a garage sale a few weeks ago and saw this cute bench for the porch, it was only five dollars so we got it.
It was a bit weather beaten
but we thought we would sand it down and
put a new clear coat on it.
It has been sitting on the back porch waiting for us to get to it and for
the cooler weather. Yesterday was the day.
I pulled it out away from the side of the house so we could get to it easier. My husband said
don't pull that all over the place and I told him I just wanted
to get it out away from the house to work on it.

Then I turned around and saw what was
on the back of it.
It was a small toad hanging on for dear life.
He climbed up to the top of it and got into the spot where there is a heart
cut out in the back of it.

My husband started sanding and the little thing never moved.
Hubby finally got a rag and picked him up and put him in the yard.
If you look close you can see the toad.
Here is a better photo of the toad from the back.
It is about all sanded now and my husband is doing a little repair
work on it, some screws and a bit of bracing for the seat. Then it is good
to put the finish on it.

10 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

awww, cute little guy. Can't wait to see the finished bench :-)

solomi558 said...

Hello kwiltmaker, nice to meet you , a very nice bench you have there, we don,t have garage sales in England, just car boot sales full of rubbish . I paint my existing furniture,I have some on my blog. I joined you as a follower, I hope you would like to join me. -cottonreel

Susan said...

Hmmm...does this mean that the bench is now a toadstool? Hehehehe! Sorry, I couldn't resist!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

CUTE! My Em has had special stuffed frogs since she was a baby - she had fun showing "Jumper" your real frog :) Your bench looks really sweet - have fun painting!

solomi558 said...

Thankyou quiltmaker I will be around-cottonreel

Debbie said...

How special! I always love reading your blog!

oldbatt said...

Very cute toad. In answer to your question - yes I have set up shop on blogspot and I did lose all my postings on MQB so not sure if I will do as much now - we'll see but sure nice to hear from you! Lisa

solomi558 said...

Hi kwiltmaker, it,s cottonreel, Perhaps it wasn,t clear from how I wrote my blog.
The birdhouse I put on my blog is my effort. Thew birdhouse on the blog of Laurie Star is much nicer

JnL4God said...

Nice bench. I wonder if Mr. Toad will find it again when you put it back in the yard. Have a great day.

Loralynn said...

How cute! I'm sure your "toad bench" will turn into a "princely throne"!! (sorry, couldn't help myself)