Monday, April 19, 2010

My Arbor

I have been working on building myself an arbor for my grapevine. Some wonderful friends came and helped me get it up today. There was no way I could lift it alone!

First: I made a ton of jelly and it was also bread day. Part way through the day, I walked into the kitchen and saw this picture. I loved the way it was absolutely unintentionally arranged, including the bread's reflection in the mixing bowl.
And, would it be my post without a picture of my favorite place? I have started taking one from my car every week when I drive in. It is amazing to see how much the trees change from one week to the next. I am so blessed to have a temple only about an hour away! :) Now, here is the reason for my project (besides I love building and I love projects):

The poor grapevine used to do just fine on our fence. It now is too big and starting to pull at the fence. This picture was last week and it is even more full of leaves and little baby grapes since then. It needed a new home. So, I decided to build.
The wood was too long to even fit in my van. But I did it with twine closing the door and a cute little red flag tacked into the end of the wood!
Ready to begin:
Frame ready: The top done (I had fun with the nail gun!):
Tonight with friends helping with getting the posts in and the arbor up.

It is in! :)
I still have to finish deciding how to do the back and then get the grapevine over. The pictures aren't at the best angle. I don't know if you can see just how darn cool this thing is! I love it! :)


txmommy said...

wow! I can't believe what a builder you are!

You have top rights to the "I am a Builder" song :), in every way.

nikko said...

It looks great! I like that you used old wood for the slats. :o)

Kathy said...

Ruth, you never cease to amaze me!

Colleen said...

Wow, it looks great! I am seriously impressed...and a little jealous! Does ANYTHING hold you back!? I am such a baby! I won't even put up curtains by myself! Rock on, Ruth!

The Texas Bakers said...

That is awesome! You make me want to build one!

Shuldberg's in Texas said...

WOW!! You are an amazing woman!!

Jay said...

It turned out SO awesome! You'll have a wonderful vineyard. I'm excited for you.

Jenny said...

I am EXTREMELY impressed. With everything!