Sunday, October 15, 2006

A Little Stash And A Funny Story

Here is a smattering of my smaller (called "Piece of Cake") Little House Needleworks recently acquired. Lovely little designs!

The funny story was a result of reading
Meari's Oct. 13 entry. We were moving into this neighborhood 17 years ago, and they used to have a progressive Christmas party. You meet at one of the bigger homes for appetizers and cocktails, then branch out into many smaller groups for salad and bread at different homes. Then a different bunch meet at different houses for the main courses and potatoes or vegetables, etc., then all back to another larger home for cookies and wassail or booze. It takes tons of planning and preparation, and this neighborhood is a bit on the hoyty toyty side, except for the Joneses, who live in the high crime area of the neighborhood. They all decided long ago that anyone who decorates with bears, cats and such is their idea of riff-raff. Ask me if I care. I hate tinkling chandeliers, and I ain't got no class. Anyway, we owned the lot before we built our house, and I was invited to get the hang of the Christmas torture by participating as a co-hostess the first couple of years. I was to help out with the punch the first time and bake a few dozen cookies or dessert bars. My car, which was not a wreck, but did have a hole in the muffler, and it was noisy, to say the least. I traded it in for an SUV before we moved in, but that didn't help me out when I pulled up into the drive of the meeting of our planning group for the last stop of the Christmas Progressive Torture that year. Big house, big expensive house, several expensive cars in the driveway, and here I drive up, ducking my head at the noise of my muffler, my face red. I mustered all the dignity I could, walked into the house and announced how sorry I was about the noise. I said, "I have a muffler in my hole, and I have an appointment tomorrow to have it replaced."

6 comments :

Karen said...

Lovely patterns! Thanks for sharing your story. It made me smile. I remember driving around in my old buick with a "damaged" muffler hehe.

Stitchingnow said...

Funny story & great stash. The gost ever reaper? LOL
Mine are not gost's they just plop themselves down.LOL

Barb said...

Thanks for the story. Progressive Dinners are fun though. Great stash you have there too.

AnneS said...

You're such a crack-up! :) Very funny story ... and very gorgeous stash! :D

Cindy said...

Too funny!!! Love the new stash items! Found you blog through the new birthday / Christmas blog!!! Love it and will be adding you to my blog roll!!!

Meari said...

OMG... LMAO... A muffler in your hole??!