Saturday, February 16, 2008

This and That

Let me start by saying...

I am one hot d*mn mama jamma!!!

This is what I drove all the way from Nashville, about 150 miles, all by myself today!!

Big Rolling Turd

Now, picture this with a Corolla bobbing along behind it, and you'll start to get the gist of my day. I was so excited to get home, and trying to beat the rain, that I got the car unhooked and put away before I remembered the camera. I've only ever driven the Big Rolling Turd as we call it for about 2 hours over a year ago.

How brave am I?!? I think I dislocated my shoulder patting myself on the back! Okay, I'm over it.

In other news, look at what the mailman has brought me lately. First up, a 1942 booklet by the Spool Cotton Company called Make and Mend for Victory that I got on Ebay.

I am enjoying reading this. It has very interesting information for repairing all kinds of material, as well as nifty refashioning ideas for cutting new clothes out of older ones, making hats, and crafting women's and children's clothing out of men's clothes. Was that in case he didn't come back from the war and need his own clothes?

Women's suit fashioned from men's suits. Sorry for the warped pages, there was some water damage!

Crocheted accessories and jewelry.

Plus, who can resist the Consumer's Victory Pledge on the inside cover, from the Office of Price Administration:

As a consumer, in the total defense of democracy, I will do my part to make my home, my community, my country ready, efficient, strong.

I will buy carefully - and I will not buy anything above the ceiling price no matter how much I may want it.

I will take good care of the things I have - and I will not buy anything made from vital war materials which I can get along without.

I will waste nothing - and I will take care to salvage everything needed to win the war.

It all seems appropriate considering the state of our current economy!

Next: a pattern for an apron called Emmeline by a sweet blogger, Meg from Montessori by Hand. I think it is adorable and couldn't wait to make my own.

Emmeline pattern.

I had bought some fabric on clearance at Joann's one day when we were dropping the Turd off for repairs (almost 2 months ago!!) that I thought I might make a purse out of. Conveniently, I bought enough of each of the 3 fabrics to make the apron instead.

Yeah, my photography sucks, and my "lady lumps" are bigger than the pattern model, as is the rest of my bod!

It's reversible!!

I thought I took a close-up of the pretty brown flowered fabric, but I guess that's just a drug flashback from the 60's!

MIL sent me a box stuffed full of Harry London chocolates, even though I know she isn't buying my whining!

Thanks MIL, they're yummy!

And finally, no the mailman didn't bring me this, but he did bring the seeds! I promised pictures of my "greenhouse" setup in my studio, and since they are starting to sprout, here's a view or two.

The bottle on the floor is fertilizer made from worm poop! (* snort giggle * Don't you just love saying poop?) I think it's neat that the company collects soda bottles and reuses them for their product!

There are more 'flats" to come, but they're not ready for prime time yet. Stud Muffin thinks I might be suspected of farming marijuana with the lights on half the night! So, if you see me on America's Most Wanted, you can say you heard it here first!


MIL said...

OK, I'll make you a deal-----one of those darling aprons for me, and more chocolates for you. (congratulations on getting the big bus home---I knew you could do it.

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, a loaded (poop pun intended!) post! I love your big turd -- we could sure use one of those come vacation time -- don't you love it? That apron is adorable!

Lisa said...

I love my turd too! It is such a nice way to travel and I get to take the dogs with me!!

Penny said...

Great job with the turd Lisa, you must be really *pooped* out......
I just got my copy of the Emmeline in the mail last week, I cannot WAIT to make it! I'm making one for my mom first, then it's my turn! It looks great on you!

letitiah said...

turd! reversable! great! :D

Celticspirit said...

I love the apron you made, it's so cute! Good going on driving the 150 miles in the big turd. I can barely pull a small uhaul without getting into trouble. Mmmmmm.....chocolates...are you sharing? Yummy. Very intersting book you got on Ebay too.

Lisa said...

Yes, Barb, I'm sharing! I'm throwing some chocolate through the internet to you!

Anonymous said...

I'm very proud of you for driving the turd home all by yourself! And your new aprons are very very pretty!! Make me one to add to my collection? I love you!

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