Today I took 18 of my Hawaiian shirts to school for my 8th graders to use in their homecoming skit. I hung them all up and the comments were really funny You have the ugliest clothes in American including those people on Wal-Mart.com.” “I’m sure glad my father knows how to dress.” and “If your son puts you in a retirement home in Florida you have the wardrobe.” But, when I looked up I thought is was a very pretty picture. Oh, some of these shirts are over 25 years old. They have lasted 16 years longer than my marriage.
Liz sent a site on the web about paper snowflakes that were Star Wars characters. Carol was coming in for Christmas from Virginia and she loves Mickey Mouse. So, I just cut a snowflake out and gave it to her. She said she was going home to frame it. I told her to wait and I would do it again and get the rough edges right. The second ones are always better.
I do wood burning. And I did this one for Tom. I got it at Hobby Lobby in Conway. The basic drawing is done with a stencil I have cut. I can make any letter out of that stencil. I have made several. I did one for Brian and Kevin and a big one with a metal handle with Geaninne on it. I got the top wood burned on Geannine’s and show it at a luncheon. Everyone said at the same time: “You spelled Geannine wrong!” I left an “N” out of the middle. Two days work and no way to fix it. Anybody out there spell Geannine, G E A N I N E ?
Tom told me he loves and collects little chairs. So, while antiquing one day I found a white tiny rusty metal chair for a quarter, I think. I came home and used steel wool on it and spray painted it red. I had had a small dirty cushion glued on the seat. I decided to use 6-strand embroidery floss and small Penelope canvas and do a petit point cushion. I think it turned out really cute. And…………….it can be used as a pin cushion!!!!