Ah, weddings…

So, I can’t decide which I appreciated more:  the Standard Poodle being dragged down the aisle by two 5-year-olds or the bride who had to watch that unplanned spectacle, as well as the dog’s leisurely return UP the aisle, and then, on HER trip down the aisle, rather clearly and audibly expressing her dismay:  “F***in’  A!”

We had a lovely time anyway, probably partly because of, and I snagged some bridal flowers to press into the concrete stone I’m making for them.  The stone could be called a stepper, but it is 24 inches in diameter and 2 inches thick!   I’m making a bunch right now that will serve as parts of a patio under our newly finished pergola room.  (Click on the pics to enlarge if you want.)

The Manly Man of the House finishes the pergola room

The finished room

I have five of these stones curing right now.  Into each, I’ve embedded a foam and chicken wire sandwich to lessen the weight–sand is very heavy in this quantity!  [Construction math:  volume of a circle = (2*pi*r) * depth.]

Peony leaves and fish gravel!

See the foam and chicken wire? It's almost covered with the final layer of mix.

Out I go to unmold the fifth stone and see what’s what!

©  No Stealing!  That’s what the little c in the circle means!
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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. heretherebespiders
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 14:22:56

    Lovely! I’ve never done anything like what you are doing with the concrete,, but it looks fun! I see bikes, too – another common interest :)


    • lahgitana
      Nov 16, 2011 @ 17:03:48

      Well, hi again! Concrete is a gas! Forgiving and has a lot in common with the techniques of baking! Are you a baker? If not,it doesn’t matter– go at the concrete anyway! It’s also an inexpensive thing to try and loads of fun!


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