Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Game Time

I was reading the very talented CalamityKim and she posted this cute game. I'm game. If you are, consider yourself tagged and leave me a comment directing me to your blog.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet,current car) Spice Lincoln
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Chocolate Peanut Butter Kiss (not too tough a gansta!)
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) J Col
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Red Dog
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Dawn Honolulu
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Col-Jo
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)The Blue Diet Coke
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)JamieBob
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy), Obsession Meltaway
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ), Argo Lee
11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Ring Richmond
12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Summer Lily
13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”) Apple Pantie
14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Cherrio Willow
15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The Drawing Tornado Tour

Monday, September 10, 2007

Can you get a new living room for $152.50?

You can if you are into thrifting! I thought I'd share my newest finds with you. I went to a garage sale and found this sofa....only 2 years old and the same King Hickory brand as my old one. It was on it's 15th year and still going strong, so I thought I'd better not pass up the chance to replace it with a "new" one for just 150 dollars. And it's in really great condition.
This little chair I just picked up at an auction on Saturday. Now, I guess I must be the only one who thinks this vintage stuff is soooo cute, because I was the only one who bid and I won it for 2.50. It's so much brighter than our old recliner and just as comfy. It's really clean, and look how well it goes with our vintage ottoman!
OK, I know it's not a whole new living room for 152.50 dollars, but it is two big pieces and it feels like a new room to me. As a bonus, I sold my old couch in just a few days for eighty dollars, so I suppose you could say this really just cost 72.50! I know we thrifters are kind of odd...always bragging about not spending much!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Biking and Garden Junk

Today Joe and I took a bike ride on the Fox River Aqueduct Trail...which wasn't so great because it's still pretty muddy from the flooding last week. I fell and got myself all muddy.
We tried to stop in to eat at this little deli, but they were closed for the holiday. Don't they have great garden junk?! I don't know what all this stuff is. It was a cheese shop and deli...and I think some of this stainless stuff is dairy equipment.
These begonias look cute in the old coffee pot.

We ended up at the river..the water is mesmerizing. This was just an ugly bridge pier reflecting in the water, but it sure looks pretty with the sun on it.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Pins and Needles

While I was at work the other day I made this little needle case out of my felted sweaters and suits. I only had the supplies for making the key chains at the shop, so I used a vintage tablecloth to line it and hide the back side of my embroidery. I probably would have done the lining with the sewing machine if I was at home, but since I was at the shop I just carefully included it and the ribbons in the blanket stitching.
Somehow this little doodad just makes me happy. Kind of like the pincushion. I love the way the wool feels and how the thread sounds coming through you can cut it up and get these great little pieces that don't unravel. Very satisfying. Sometimes the simplest things can make me happy.