Sunday, February 28, 2010

Scrumptious Sunday

Such a wonderful day this has been! Dinner is in the oven and the day has been pain free from the migraines I had all last week.

Nine days and counting until my friend Kim from Cabin Creek Farm arrives from Virginia – I haven’t seen her for a good number of years and am so excited that she’s coming to the three day class hosted by me and taught by Kris McDermet weekend after next. The handmade nametags and bag tags have been made for all the students today.

The braiding stands are all put together and standing at attention like a row of flamingoes in my studio.

I even had time today to work on my girly wreath that is half, well a quarter done and a friend has already claimed because it’s pink.

Tonight I’m going to leaf through my Wool Crazy book again that I bought from Brenda at Pumpkin Patch Primitive Quilt Shoppe and figure out what my theme will be – I think I know but will post more when I’m sure. She has started a blog for everyone who is making the wool crazy quilt blocks and I can’t wait to get started (in my spare time LOL). Could it be a more scrumptious way to start the week?  Thank you God!

Untie a ribbon in your life – you might find an adventure!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lucky Thirteen

Some of you wanted to know why I like the number thirteen (seen at the bottom of this post ).  Well, long, long ago in a far off land....oh wait - that's a fairy tale.....

Back in 1983 before there was internet dating (back when you had to walk barefoot in the snow ten miles one way to school), one of the TV stations here did a segment on a magazine called the Atlanta Singles Magazine.  I immediately thought "what kind of weirdos advertise in a magazine"?  But then of course my curiosity got the better of me and I had to go and buy one (a magazine, not a weirdo) to see.  All of the ads on the left side pages were from men and all of the ads on the right sides pages were from women.  I would say 98% of the men wanted a perfect ten (anyone remember that old movie?) who loved to party and that just wasn't me.  I had been a single mom for ten years and just wasn't the party-girl type.

So I had been reading some of the ads to my girlfriend and came across one that actually sounded like a normal person to me LOL  She dared me to write to him and the rest is history.  The way it worked was you wrote a letter, sealed it in an envelope, wrote a code number on the front, and put the envelope and one dollar into another envelope addressed to the magazine.  The magazine would forward the letters to the proper person and then it was up to them to contact you or not.  I had put my phone number in the letter (again, this was back in the olde days before email).  Not long after, my phone rang and someone named Jack (what kind of irony is that considering I'm Jill?) introduced himself.  We talked for hours in the evenings for a week or so and then made arrangements to meet.  After that first meeting we had a date and I can tell you I was still a little nervous even after all that talking - in the back of my mind was "what if he's really an axe murderer".  My hand was on that car door handle the whole way on that first date just in case I had to open the door and throw myself out LOL

Oh yes, back to lucky thirteen - we first met on a Friday the 13th.  We also married on a Friday the 13th.  And until the recession hit so hard, that wonderful axe murderer Jack brought me flowers on the 13th of every month for over 25 years.  So here's to what was and here's to what is and here's to lucky thirteen!

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Monday, February 15, 2010

One World One Heart ended tonight - at least the giveaway did.  I know I'll be visiting blogs for many months to come!  I have already visited so many wonderful blogs and artists that my mind is in a whirl.  What creativity and how lucky we are that Lisa put this together so we might meet each other.  I thank each and every one of you for the lovely comments you made and hope you'll come back and visit often.  And ta are the winners picked by the random generator and y'all should each have an email from me.

Betty from Homespun Alley won the primitive wall hanging
Anji Gallanos from Anji Gallanos won the hooked sampler
Shelly from Bungalow Bling won the hooked/beaded brooch
Beth from Three Trees Art won the appliqued pillow
Carapace from Cara Geeks won the felted wool neck purse

Untie a ribbon in your life – you might find an adventure!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Polly Darton, The Queen Mother

Polly is the Queen Mother of the Fried Red Tomatoes chapter of the Red Hat Society. Today is the regional meeting of all the chapters in the Atlanta area and Polly is in a BAD mood! You see, Polly had never taken middle age lightly. She thought she had done everything she could to heighten her appearance – the boob-lift worked fine and she really HAD been trying to cut out the chocolate.

She had visited her favorite salon just a few days ago to get a new color job before the big meeting. But Mary Lou Bobbitt – her hairdresser for years – eloped the day before her appointment and was on her honeymoon in the Poconos – wherever the heck THAT was. So Thelma – the new girl – had to sub and just LOOK what she did to Polly’s hair. Polly should have never let Thelma talk her into that red streak! Thelma went on and on about how it would make her look so young and now she looked like a HOOKER!

And of all things, her BMW broke down just this morning so she had no way to get to the meeting except by hitching a ride on Pigtail, her Leicester Longwool that she imported from Great Britain five years ago. It’s a good thing Polly had sheared Pigtail last week or she would have ruined her best purple dress riding clear downtown to Atlanta. Speaking of which – where the heck was she going to park Pigtail when she got there? They were meeting first at the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum to take a tour and then lunching at the Ritz-Carlton. Don’t you just bet Polly made a BIG impression on all those women when she rode up on Pigtail?

Untie a ribbon in your life – you might find an adventure!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lost Generation? I Don't Think So!

I ran across this a couple of weeks ago and when I listened to the first half, thought - gosh, this young person is so cynical - what a hard life she must have lived so far.  But after I listened to the second half I realized how clever a video this is.  She entered it in the AARP U@50 contest and placed second.  Very interesting and worth listening to!

Untie a ribbon in your life – you might find an adventure!