Thursday, May 14, 2009

damaged.....

Right now I don't know wether to be mad or relieved. Chris wanted to hang my spider ryder "getting motivated" from the AFIC challenge on the wall. He used these plastic hangers. I told him to not use them as they were not strong enough. I've had them give away with other dolls, but lucky nothing was broke or damage. If the dolls are light weight, I've epoxied the hangers on the wall & they work. Well...yes, he didn't listen to me. When I woke up this afternoon, he told me hung the spider ryder on the wall & it fell & broke. He wanted to fix it...I told him no! I've waited 6 hours before I went down to see what the damage was.

It is bad, but I think I might be able to fix it better. One of the spider legs is broke, the arm is out of joint, the hat is pulled away, and the base is broken to bits. I took the felt off the base & all those records underneath just broke away into little tiny pieces. Luckily the beading part wasn't damaged. I'm just going to let it sit down there for a couple of days until I have enough energy to repair it. I'm not going to let him do anything with it as I'm so ticked. He wanted to fix it, but I told him NO! I'll do it. I think instead of those fragile records, I'll use some foam board cut into a circle. They might be strong enough as a backing without breaking if dropped. As for the leg, I'll just have to put more beads on it to get it more stabilize. The other damage can be fixed with a little thread & needle. Oh well...I think I can make it better. I'm going to put more embellishment on the spider web itself. I think I'll sew some metallic threads around it. I'm also going to repair the fly. He got squished. Oh well........

I have a couple months to repair this before it goes off to the Ugly Bug Ball in Maine. I'm mad that he didn't listen to me, but I'm relieved that it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

4 comments:

Carol said...

Why did this happen? O I don't mean because your husband didn't listen to you. There is something good to come out of this situation. Find out what and you'll be able to put it behind you. Just maybe it will turn out even better than it was. Keep thinking you will make it better, (not fix it) and it will be. Just wait and see.

xx,
Carol

freebird said...

Don't you just hate it when you aren't listened to about your own work! Good luck on the repairs.

Lynn said...

OH Dot, what a bite! Try to think that everything happens for a reason. Hmm, not sure what the reason for this catastrophe will be, but I'm sure it will come to light.....good luck!

abeadlady said...

You got to love them, but don't you wonder why sometimes? LOL I know you will fix it better than ever.