Sunday, October 01, 2006

On the other side of the studio ...





I must post what my DH does while I am quilting. There are many more hours to his projects than in my quilts. Since we are in Nebraska, we definitely are NOT sailing any large bodies of water-- unfortunately -- and most likely, we will never own a 56 ft. fishing boat (the size of this scaled down boat) -- goodness, the garage isn't that large! However, these boats are replicas of the real thing. If one could shrink my DH, ( I am sure he is IN these boats as he builds them) he could actually walk all over this boat, which is complete with galley, head, engines, bulkheads, etc., all in the right places. With this particular boat, he started with purchased plans from the designer, and scaled everything down to the appropriate size. This is his 21st project. They are marvelous, extremely detailed, even in areas no one else will ever see, they all over the house, just like my quilts. On some, you can open up decks to peer down into various compartments, to see sleeping quarters, storage, sails, and hundreds of details, etc. My favorite part on the lower photo, is the head. You can just see the sink, but out of view is an actual tiny roll of toilet paper! I don't know how he has such patience over such a long period of time -- 6 months or so, and where he gained his incredible boatbuilding knowledge.

2 comments:

Angie said...

Elaine, that is absolutely amazing!!! I would LOVE to see them in person! You're also very fortunate to have a hubby that has such an engrossing hobby...that way he doesn't expect you to entertain him when what YOU want to do is quilt!! LOL

Hedgehog said...

Very cool! Haven't convinced him to start a blog about it, huh?