My tree laid an egg!

leaveswave(.)August 27, 2007

I couldn't believe this! I went outside the other evening and apparently my tree has been gestating without my even knowing it and it finally laid this darling tree egg!

We've had some rain recently; I wonder if it will hatch soon...

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craftylady-2006

HA, HA, HA, Good one!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 6:11PM
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leaveswave(.)

BTW, that's an Aldo Leopold bench in the background of one pic, built by my Labor Pool earlier this summer.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 6:32PM
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amesly(8 B.C.)

I thought that's what that bench was! I was going to build one, but I read somewhere that they were really uncomfortable... is that true?
Amy

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 10:26PM
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leaveswave(.)

amesly, I think it all depends on the proportions and preferences of the sitter. We made the seat 10 inches deep rather than the 8 inches called for. I'm a little over 5' tall and my Labor Pool almost 6, and we both find it fine for us. I wouldn't sit on any bench anywhere for hours and hours though.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 10:34PM
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cait1

Thanks for the laugh! But ... um... did you make it? It's really cool. It'll be fun watching it roll around the garden on those windy days!
Cait

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:19AM
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leaveswave(.)

I keep thinking about 'finding' another 1 or 2 to keep it company. My aching arms and the time involved are so far persuading my not to.

Has anyone seen similar pics on the 'net? Not those small grapevine balls, we're talking BIG ones here. I found some once but can't seem to find it again.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:20AM
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kudzukween(8 MS)

That's the best tree egg I've ever seen:) Let us know if you're gonna need a pink or a blue layette:)

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:23AM
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use2bcapecodr(z5 OH)

Too funny!

~Sandy~

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 11:38AM
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leaveswave(.)

kudzukween, oh, well, I think green, don't you? ;-)

Cait, it's pretty heavy actually, and being near momma/tree helps provide a wind break. It's from the leftovers of this project:

Here is a link that might be useful: Tree Egg's Real Momma

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 11:40AM
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katladie(z8Louisiana)

Really neat, what kind of vines did you use and what is that pretty tree, at least the trunk is pretty. Did you weave it around a form or freehand.? Your place looks great, how about a guided tour one day via the web.

Sharon

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 12:20PM
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leaveswave(.)

Grapevines. I made three interlocking circles of the vine and lashed them together to make a sphere (divided into six sections, if you can visualize that). Then I just started winding and weaving.

It's an elm, a messy, not-so-attractive tree (IMO), but it was here when we moved in and would cost a bundle to take down.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 12:56PM
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nestmaster(5b WA-USA)

I've got to prune a cherry and a pear tree this fall. I'll try using the smaller branches in a ball! I've got enough hot dog sticks for an army now. I also cut up some pruned sticks in 4" sections, drill a couple of holes in them and use them for climb out ladders on this inside of birdhouse doors - some birds (Tree and Violet-green swallows) can get in some birdhouses and not get back out without something to get a grip on.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 1:19PM
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jeanr_2007

Very cool "egg!" You could sure sell a lot of them at a craft fair, I'll bet.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 2:00PM
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leaveswave(.)

Naw, I'm so busy I'd have to make money on it to be willing to make them for others. Gas money + driving time to where I can harvest 'em + time harvesting and trimming + time weaving + cost of painkillers for next two days = $200. At least. No one would pay that for it, and I would rather put my resources towards other things for anything less.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 2:08PM
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cait1

Well that is just FANTASTIC!! I did a day craft class on weaving (we used grapevines, too) and made myself a little basket. Had a great time but it really is labor intensive! You have a lot of patience! ;-)
Really love the gazebo and your garden is so colorful! You're a true artist!
Cait

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 7:41PM
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toomuchglass(5)

That "egg" is just fantastic. We ripped out a whole section of unwanted grapevines this year . I'm sure they'll be back . Maybe I can make BABY eggs ! LOL
Did you wrap them when they were still alive and bendy ? - or wait till they were dead ?

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 9:00PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Very funny! I was wondering what you were up to when I read the subject line. It is very cool. I wonder how it would look with a vine growing over it.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:19PM
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leaveswave(.)

toomuchglass, yes, they are freshly harvested. the well-dead ones are too brittle. My Labor Pool did the gazebo roof weaving because it involved Heights. When he couldn't work on it for a few days we stored the vines in my rain barrels to keep them pliable.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2007 at 10:59PM
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cindee11461(z9CA)

What a great egg(-: If it hatches hopefully it will be more of the same(-: LOL

    Bookmark   August 29, 2007 at 12:38AM
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