Friday, May 29, 2009

Plum Crazy

There is something that alot of people don't know about me. It's that I have a little bid of a wild side that comes out every now and then. Now, your definition of wild and my definition of wild could possibly be two entirely different things. I don't drink and party or get wild in that way. What I do is every now and then I like to listen to music, really loudly, especially when driving. This morning I drove Eddie's truck because he's taking my car to get the oil changed. There is something about driving a truck that just makes me feel different somehow. I don't know what it is. I can't put my finger on it. I love several things about his truck, but one in particular is that it has a CD player. I know that most cars and trucks these days have one that came as standard equipment, and that's really nothing new, but my car doesn't have one. Anyway, this morning when I got in the truck to drive to work, I put in my favorite Eric Clapton CD, put on my Plum Crazy hat, turned the volume up really loud, and drove in. Ok, that's about as wild as I get. But, it's fun, and I love to drive a cool vehicle and listen to music.

I have a secret desire to get a fun car, maybe a red convertible, put the top down and drive down the road, hair flying in the wind listening to some music that I love. Maybe "Born to Be Wild?" I don't know, something like that. It makes me feel free somehow. And rebellious. Yeah, that's it. Rebellious.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Aprons, Goblets, and Fresh Vegetables

I wanted to post pictures of some more aprons that I've made in the last couple of weeks. I seem to be addicted to these. They are so easy and so much fun to make. I love the fabrics and the coordinating rick rack.

One day this weekend I was sorting through some stuff in our shed and I found a box that had some drinking goblets in it that I had painted a couple of years ago. Joy! I knew I had these somewhere, but I couldn't remember where I had put them. I discovered that I have 6 of them, so I made room for them in the kitchen and now these will be well used from now on. I guess we must have been doing some cleaning at some point and they got boxed up and put into the shed. I've posted a picture of one of them. It is not a really good picture, but I hope you can see it. I used the Donna Dewberry method of painting on glass to make these. It's really easy. If I can do it, anybody can do it.

And, finally, we just had our first meal (or "mess" as we call it in the South) of Silver Queen Corn this past week. It was so pretty after I had shucked and cleaned it that I just had to take a picture. I had been craving fresh vegetables for a few weeks and this just hit the spot.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Evening Shadow

One night this week right before dark, I noticed the evening sun shining through my kitchen curtains and reflecting the design back onto my kitchen cabinets. I grabbed my digital camera and took several quick shots and this was the best one. I thought it was kind of cool looking.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


I'm not feeling well this evening. Could be something I ate, but it's some kind of stomach issue. Anyway, I did want to show you what I've been working on this weekend.

Lately, I've become nolstalgic watching old movies and old TV shows. I love the fashions and styles from the 1940's, 50's and 60's. I remember when women used to wear aprons. I don't think too many of them do anymore. I know my grandmother used to and I've seen aprons on women in ads from that era and also on the old favorite TV shows like Donna Reed, Father Knows Best, and Leave it to Beaver. Also, Andy Griffith. Aunt Bea always wore an apron when she was at home doing her housework and cooking.

Maybe it's the times now, being so different from back then. Back then alot of women did not work outside the home. But, they did work at home, and I think alot of them wore aprons. I actually briefly wore aprons back in the 80's. Recently I've been seeing a few pictures and websites where women have sewn aprons for sale or just for their own use. I've never tried to make one before, but I thought that even with my limited sewing skills, surely I can manage to crank one out. So, I found a pattern that I really like and this weekend I tried it. It was so much fun, in fact, that I decided to make two. Now, I'm working on a third one. And I may make more depending on how it goes and whether or not I get tired of this project. Eddie says I'm on a new kick. We'll he's right. I'm on this kick until I get tired of it and then I'll go to another "kick".

Monday, May 04, 2009

Keeping Up Appearances Outtakes (or bloopers)

Keeping Up Appearances is my favorite British comedy. I found a funny video on Youtube of the bloopers.