I’m back and ready to play!

Disney was great- people watching, the rides, the extreme dining, the wonderful company, but I am officially ready to return to the real world. I missed my pups, I missed sewing, I missed my own bed and I may have even missed cleaning the cat box- ok, no, but, you get my feelings, right?

I missed several IMPORTANT events, too. My 100th post came and went…actually so did my 108th post, too. I got nominated for the Versatile Blogger award and the Liebster Blog award- I know, I know, you all envy me anew, I know. Sometimes Little Annie even envies herself for her glorious achievements!

 A real achievement would be me figuring out how to post the icons for these on my page- so not smart about these theings?!

So now let me thank the responsible parties:

Vickikate makes: What a sweetie! Such a creative soul- one of the first sewing blogs I latched onto and love to go visit.

Good-bye Valentino: A Lady who turned her back on retail, but not style and quality! She is just across the state from me and if I lose 50 lbs her warbrobe may get a midnight raid!

 Do you know the following blogs- they are new to me and I am under their spell-

The Perfect Nose: Wry, talented and glossy!

Hollywood Bibliotheque’s Blog: I love old Cinema and this blog is always surprising me 

Wanna Be Sewing Something: Great maker and remaker!

Now I want to host my 1st ever give away! Ready? My Husbands Grandmother was a sewista and these are from her collection- I am not up to major re-sizing yet on my skill journey- so I hope a new home is waiting for them.

Let me first share a quote from A Susan Kandel novel- “I dreamed I married Perry Mason’:

‘As far as I know, no one but yours truly has advanced a theory as to why vintage clothing tends to be found in only fouirs or sixes. I like to think it’s because throughout history, voluptous girls like myself tended to be ravished by impatient mates, their dresses shred in the heat of passion, while our petite counterparts, being inherently less desirable, have ample time to hang up their garments neatly, thus preserving them for posterity on ebay.’

Hey, I’m just sayin’ it’s a theory…….


“Ethel! I highly doubt that Mr Pendergast was trying to glance down your bodice while you used the mimeo! He’s a married man!’


“Missy! I think Lewis Finster has spiked the punch again! You’d best be on your guard- he is only interested in rounding your bases! ”

Folks, I’m not just taunting you with these gems- I am offering them up as a giveaway- so if anyone is interested, please let me know in the comments which one you feel will best attract the right kind of man!

 photo credits: Etsy, Huzzah,

I’m like a pashmina! You know, warm, stylish and versatile….

First I’d like to thank God, my personal trainer, Mrs Darling my Home Ec teacher, my mentor and friend- Tammy in the cafeteria, and of course, my wonderful husband who’s name I have forgotten in my obvious overwhelmedness over this achievement……….

But seriously- the lovely and talented gal Lavender who hosts Threadsquare  http://threadsquare.wordpress.com/ has awarded me a Versatile Blog award- isn’t she the ginchiest? 

I knew I was in the running for Redundant Blogger, Heavy-set Blogger, Blogger with Much Whining, but this was  a surprise!  I feel all Sally Fieldsy…..

One day I shall figure out how to put this lovely medallion on my page. I’m slow at these technical things, you know. So here is my new mission:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post  (check! )
  • Share seven things about yourself on your blog (oh, dear)
  • Pass this award along to recently discovered blogs (oh, no- more linking!)

Oh, seven things about me? Oh, being such a retiring blossom, I just don’t know where to start! I practically never speak of myself!

As with all of my thoughts, they are in no order of importance:

1- Until this very award, I could not spell versitile versetile, Versatile.

2- My first crush was on Daryl Dragon- yes, the Captain from Captain and Tennille. Years later I had a friend and her first crush was Toni Tennille. It is a small world, after all.

3- I have an irrational and tacky fear of Little People. I cannot watch TLC without a spotter. This cannot be reconciled with my love of corgies and miniature dachshunds, but it’s true.

4- I was once sexually harrassed by Robert Goulet.

5- I think that all cats should be named after drunken authors. I have a Clemmons, a Flannery and a Dashiell. I miss Mrs Parker.  I once named someone else’s cat Huxley.

6- My Mother thinks this is my natural haircolor. I can’t explain that- you’d just have to meet her.

7- My husband is three years younger than I am. I’m a chubby cougar! He looks older than I do because being a curmudgeon ages you quickly.

Wow. I am not very exciting, sorry everyone who was on the edge of their seat- I still refuse to speak of my haunted, tortured past as a nun ….and my flight across Austria with my new family and their curtain dresses…..

Now these bloggers- They are exciting! Check ’em out:

http://wesewretro.com/  I love to see vintage patterns given new life… I get so inspired reading this!

http://doobee64.blogspot.com/   This lady does all those intricate patterns I only read about! Love her!

http://clairesews.blogspot.com/ another great sewist!

http://vickikatemakes.wordpress.com/  I love this gal- she’s got such great ideas

http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.com/ Did you know that  those ribbons on the Queens mean something?? She did.

http://ironicmom.com/  I never read this without thinking ‘Damn, I wish I’d said that!’

http://kazzthespazz.com/ seriously- you need to see this lady- she is too swell!

This list is short- it should be longer- I have found so much inspiration, intelligence and grace in bloggers and I find more every day.