This picture was taken, in my parents cellar storeroom. They love to collect musses, crabs and even old fishing nets, when they are on vacation. My father also did this wonderful picture in the background. It has been there as long, as I can remember and I never understood, why it had to hang in the celler. Well, it´s the perfect setting for Edward, that´s for sure.
Thank you, dear! Yeah, it´s actually really fun to make such pictures of my works, especially when I can use such great and fitting backgrounds, to display them.
I´ve never really asked my parents, why this pretty picture had to hang down in the cellar. It has been there as long, as I can remember. But we always tend to say, that my parents cellar looks as great, as ,,other peoples livingrooms" and it´s true. Even the corridor to the cellar looks cosy.
Yeeees~ Well, since I've never really played much Assassin's Creed (and certainly not this latest one), I can't say whether something's fitting or not, just that, it really looks nice.
Oh, so it's pretty cozy down there? Are there any windows? We don't have a cellar at our house; the 'cellar' is hardly more than a crawlspace. I used to have to crawl around under there to turn the water off on our outside pipes, so the pipes wouldn't freeze during winter. Ugggggh, it's nasty down there too.... bugs and dead little things...
Well, let´s say Edward is a Pirate, so the background should fit pretty good. Sadly, I couldn´t organize a real ship, so this has to do it.
It´s pretty cozy in this cellar yes, with a carpet and a corner with old furniture, in which we used to tinker for christmas, as children. And the part, in which the storage for food and drinks is, is pretty cool, since you have the feeling of being in a super market. It also has two windows, but you only look into two shafts. There´s the pump for the pond in one and the other is home of spiders and other nasty things. There are also two other cellars, which are connected to this one through a corridor. These two aren´t cozy at all, since it´s the bolider room and my fathers cellar for this tools and stuff, in which he also works on different things. But, the corridor, which isn´t that large, is pretty cozy as well with a nice flooring and pictures on cork walls (also Cross Stitched works of my mother). I won´t mention the big toilet for our two cats, though.
You´re pretty brave, to crawl under your house, to turn the water pipes off. I would rather make a fuss and let someone else do it, since I don´t like bugs and spiders very much.
Oh, no wooden ships in your area to use as backdrops? Ah well, that stuff happens, you know.
Wow, quite the cellar then! It does sound cozy in there, like someplace you could go in to relax and... well....do cozy stuff Oh, what's that, about not mentioning a big toilet? Are you telling me your cats are so well-trained, they can use a toilet?
Well thankfully, I haven't done that in four or five years now, because my dad finally installed these sort of pipe-wrap heaters that you just plug in and it keeps them unfrozen. But when you're fifteen and younger, and the smallest of the household (there's big pipes for the furnace under there you have to crawl on your belly to get by them), then you don't have much of a choice but to be the one to turn off the water pipes. Once, when I turned off one of the pipes, I lifted up my knee and there was this very old, dead rat I had been sitting on. That was probably the grossest thing I saw down there. Uugggh...... it did help though that we always had one or more of our dogs come down there with me, since they had fun running through the small spaces and exploring. Oh, and I did get my dad to do it once, shortly before he got the water heater pipe wraps. I felt only a tiny bit bad, but I didn't want to crawl down under there again unless I ABSOLUTELY had to.
Nope, no ships near our area, since we don´t live near the sea. I´m actually glad about it, since I don´t really like Atlantik or the north and east sea. They are rough and dirty and even if I know, that the air is healthy, I don´t have to be there. I´ve been on the sea and swam in it several times as a child, but I´m also not a fan of swimming in salty water, it´s disgusting. Do you live near the sea
A big CAT toilet, not a toilet for humans! They have an oversized toilet down there, which looks like a space ship. Yeah, the cellar was actually a place, I liked to go in as a child since there are so many cool things down there. My mother has her tinker stuff stored there and if you looked closely around christmas, you could take a glimpse of our presents, since my mother hidde them in this cellar. Not to mention, that it was tabu, to go in there around christmas but well...you know how children can be, right? Well, this part of the cellar, is now mostly a storage for cat food. If I go in there, our two boys follow me and make it clear, that they want something tasty.
Brrr~, you have rats in this crawl cellar thing? God, we only have mice and frogs down our cellar shafts (which I don´t mind), but no rats. I´ve never seen a rat around here, luckily. In fact, the only rat I´ve ever seen, was a white, tame one.
I was at a beach on the Oregon coast a month or so ago, and except for one day, the water was pretty clean (at least, it looked clean). The day it wasn't, there was a lot of seaweed, a jellyfish, feathers, and all sorts of stuff washing up. I had a hard time standing the water because I kept feeling things touch my legs.... and I couldn't see it at first after the waves. But the other days were fun, standing in the water with the waves coming and going, even if it was cold (the Pacific ocean is cold where I live). I live about four hours driving time away from the Pacific, and the sound is only about an hour or two's drive, so it's fairly close. We haven't gone to the ocean on Washington's coast for quite a while, but I see the sound every now and then.
Oh, well that makes sense. Oh, you were a naughty kid at Christmas, peeking for gifts.... I remember one time my grandpa told me a story about how when he was little, around Christmas time, he watched his older sister come home and carry what he knew must've been a gift up int the attic. When no one was around, he went up there, opened his gift, and actually played with it for a while before putting it away. Then he acted surprised when he opened it on Christmas, but afterwards he said he never did that again, because it took something out of Christmas. I don't think I've ever snuck around looking for presents when I was younger, but there have been a couple times where I came across something accidentally, and felt bad about it even when it was an accident. I like Christmas to be a surprise!
Well, I hope there's no rats down there, but there have been rats before. We had some living in a shed near the house before too, not a lot, but a few of them. I don't like rats; I hardly like mice (only because they're cute), because I know how pesky they can be. I think if we had cats, they might go after the rats, but all we have are a couple dogs, and one of them couldn't care less about catching anything, while the other is not very quick (but she'll catch things if she can.... shes taken out some raccoons in her life )
Thank you very much, dear! It´s really fun, to show stitched works like this, especially when you´re able to create a whole theme around the motive. I guess, I´ll spam people with more of these pictures, in the future.