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Can You Guess? Knowing ME...you should

On one of my walk-abouts, I finished my step count, then on the return to the car I stopped frequently along the trail and broke off many many wild grass seed shoots! I collected a good handful with one intention in mind when I got home. Bud had a walking stick he started making long ago and never finished, I talked him into letting me use it for a project with the jute, grass and his walking stick. So over the weekend, just a couple hours' work involved; I finished. I also learned something from Bud...he being the Navy dude of yesteryear, and watching him tie this many, many, times. And, that is Bitter End. The terminology came about when I asked him how I wrap the jute around the grass to hold it onto the wooden staff. Bitter End...means to [in nautical lingo] "bitt end" which refers to the final part of anchoring a line [or rope] at the end of the bollards/or bitts to which the line is tied. There is a way to do it to make it solid and not able to slip loose. This is what I did to the jute with his tutelage ...





Okay, I am sure you guessed.




I made a primitive, very simple witch's broom... I left the wood unfinished, and set the clock at the 'witching hour' of midnight, removing the battery. Yes, we already hung it up way before Halloween 'cause I didn't want the grass to drop seed in the garage and get tracked in everywhere; all over the house, nor allow the cat to find it and maybe get sick gnawing on it all. Even if I were to store it in the garage, he climbs all over in there, he'd be sure to find it. It's up now, not within his reach; out of Isaiah's way.


43 comments :

  1. Oh how cute-cute-cute, Anni!!! You are so clever... and I loved this story! ~Andrea xoxo

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  2. Very imaginative and a pleasing artefact for Halloween.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I like yours too, varied and amusing. I’ll pop in again.

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  3. OMG, that is so cool. What a clever idea. That walking stick is perfect for it too.

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    1. ...and good thing about it, I can easily tear it down and have "fresh bristles" next year. Thanks.

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  4. Hello, Anni,

    It looks so cute, you are so clever. Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. I So Agree With Eileen, Way Clever - Good On You For Using Both Hemispheres Of Your Brain - Well Done

      Cheers

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    2. Padre: thanks Tho a simple creation...using both hemispheres of my brain wore me out. Why, even spelling hemisphere did some damage!!

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  5. Of course I figured it was something to do with Halloween. I know you by now, Anni! Good job on that witch's broom. :-)

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    1. :::giggles::: You know me all too well D J

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  6. I love it and you did such a great job!

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  7. it is cute and i did learn a lot, none of this is info I knew about. of course I knew you would do somethng like this, but that doesn't count, at least i think it doesn't.
    for those in Florida visiting, it is a 500 dollar fine to pick the grass here, also same fine for picking up driftwood and removing anything form the parks and beaches. just in case you come here.

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    1. I'm curious how they can enforce this. Gotta Google now.

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    2. In SC at the dunes there were signs everywhere that it was illegal to touch the sea oats - no picking or disurbing. I don't know about sea grasses other than them.

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    3. I wouldn't go there...the dunes are full of rattlesnakes & coral snakes!!

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  8. This is very creative and neat! That is a wonderful display!

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  9. I'd have never have guessed. Well done and good that it can be refurbished each year.

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    1. Ya...it's easy to make. I may do a "life size" next year...with twigs

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  10. I guess he will have to find a new walking stick now!
    Thanks for info on 'bitter end'
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Ya, that'll give him something to do. rofl

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  11. So, when are you going to fly over to say hi? LOL. Just teasing. Great job on the witch's broom. That took some talent to get it all together like that. Such fun.

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    1. lol...that sounds like something Bud would say (and he probably isn't kidding! lol)

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  12. Love it!

    You made your own besom!

    I had to buy mine! ~smile~ Beautifully made, by artisans, who do this work.

    I love it. It sits by the fireplace, all year long. Handle part down. ~smile~

    😰😱Did Blogger finally do it?????😰😱

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  13. I have never looked at the rules are the laws. I just go by the signs that are posted on the beaches that we go to and on the parks that we go to. Four of the local parks have signs that threatened that you can take nothing from the park and the beach has signs posted about not picking the grasses

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    1. Hmmm, interesting. I consider it all beachcombing along the beach because tides are always changing what's there. I can imagine at inland parks the rules change...understandably.

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  14. Absolutely love it!!!
    You and hubby make a great team!

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    1. I'm seriously thinking of having a "real one" now...year 'round.

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  15. I really love how your mind works and the artist in you can picture the finished product before it's been actually created.
    Very interesting info on the nautical term. We're never too old to learn something new.
    While I'm writing this I really love looking at your chickadee watercolors. My kind of colors and so peaceful to look at.
    Sue

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    1. Bud is handy with the power tools...I come up with an idea & he works with me. 😊

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  16. That's a really cool witches broom!

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  17. Yes, I did guess. It came out wonderfully!! I love it! I like how you hung it, too.

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  18. You are so creative! I thought of you this month when I gathered all my ‘spooky’ things in one room - the sewing room - this year! I call it my Spooky Room and seeing it all together makes it look so good! Love how you love this kind of thing!

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    1. I cannot wait to see it all!! Thanks for thinking of me. Be happy, be safe.

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  19. How clever! Good for you!

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