Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Snowman (?) and Stash

The other day my son and I were pulling out of the driveway and my son started snickering. He's 15, mind you. I asked him what was so funny and he said, "That doesn't look like any snowman I've seen before". His face is getting red. When I asked what he thought it was, he got redder and said, "You know".

Well, I didn't know, but to me it looked more like a snow figure of the middle finger. Now, you can't really see the carving out at the bottom, but he was referring to something, shall we say, more phallic in nature, because the bottom is carved in a round manner. (I didn't want to get too close when taking this picture as I didn't want the neighbors to to see me, so I snapped it hanging out my garage door.) I told him that I, considering the neighbor who lived there, thought that he was probably giving the neighborhood the finger. Not to go into any detail or anything, but he doesn't like most of the people in the neighborhood. I don't know why - he's a really funny guy, has a great sense of humor, etc. - but the more I thought about it - he's giving the neighborhood the finger.

He's lived here longer than I have and probably knows more about everyone who lives around here than what I do (and what I do know - well, let's just say - we have our own Wisteria Lane going on here. Did I ever mention the time another neighbor asked me if I wanted to see his big stick? Hmmmmmm. No thanks - I'll pass). Anyway, he used to enjoy hanging out with the people who lived behind him - the 60-something's that used to get drunk in their garage, blare out Dark Side of the Moon from their stereo that they'd bring outside for these occasions, and then go ringing doorbells - you know, Ding Dong Ditch. Strange people. So anyway, I think it's the middle finger myself.

On the stitch side of things, things are progressing slowing with Shores. I made a road trip today to my not so local xstitch store to touch and feel stuff. I miss that tremendously. Most of the shops that were around here have closed up and I'm resigned to phone ordering. I just brought home mainly fabric and threads I needed. But of course, there is always something to tempt you. They had a couple of the La-D-Da girls (Merry Sunshine, Eve, and Friends Forever) done on 40 count gauze. Did I buy the gauze? You betcha! They were so adorable! What's a few more projects, right? I was looking for some smaller things, right? I should be committed! LOL

Then I noticed that Prairie Schooler is coming out with charts for each month. I'm envisioning these all stitched together (yes, I know, it would become another BAP). So I picked up the ones they had in stock. I'm figuring one a month would be good. No, I'm not going to start these now - I have enough on my hands, but maybe in a while. I told my friend Terri (terriboog) that I should be committed. She answered back that we could be put into a sanitarium and be laced with Prozac and margaritas. Sounds like a good plan to me!

I'll post a pic of my Shores progress and stash acquisitions in a couple of days.


doris said...

I'm all for being confined to a sanitarium as long as they allow needles and thread! Think of all the stitching we could get done. Sounds like you have a really interesting neighborhood.

Patti said...

Mmmmmm he does sound interesting in a perverse sort of way and it sure beats the normal snowman and it made me laugh but hey he doesn't live opposite me and apart from this year we don't normally get snow so I, personally, have nothing to worry about but if I were you I would sure watch it with him. Patti x

Doris said...

yes, the neighborhood sound like wisteria lane.

The sanitarium is a good idea,but,i need internet, thread, fabric and charts.... (:lol:)

Glenna said...

I could live with Coldfinger (sing it like "Goldfinger," the 007 movie), but if you have to drive more than 15 minutes to get to a needlework shop? No, no, no. Time to move!

But how interesting--La d das on gauze? Lovely idea! And I've collected the first two PS months, like I have time to stitch them. Ha! Only problem with the 12 months idea, to me, is that I'll need to put them all on the same count and color/type of fabric, which sounds sort of unspontaneous to me. Although I suppose they could be displayed one month at a time. Oh, the problems we stitchers have!

Siobhan said...

LOL at the snowman--or Snowy's privates. LOL Your neighborhood sounds like it's got a lot of fun characters. We call ours Wisteria Lane, too. LOL

Stitching on gauze--I'll be interested to hear what you think!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...


He IS giving you all the finger! Wow ~ Did I ever tell you about the snowman my dorm-mates and I built one winter? Looked similar to yours.....


dianemi said...

OMG Deb... that is too funny. He's flipping off the entire neighborhood! Gotta say again that I love what you are doing with Frances Eden... just beautiful and wait til you get to that house! BTW I really like the Adam and Eve theme you're planning. Those were some yummy charts you showed me. So I leave you with one word... GRANDE! Oops that wasn't too LOUD was it? LMAO

doris said...

Hey Deb, I got my CADD badge at Erynne's ( She made it, and I found out about it from Staci (, just in case you wanna check it out. It's nice to know someone else is enjoying the suffering along with us!