Wednesday, February 20, 2008





He's hot!

well, he's steamin', anyway. Look at those glasses. He was absolutely fascinated by my friend, Donna's, steamer.

This was just a funny picture I had and since I've nothing quilty to show...

I have been quilty, don't get me wrong, just nothing picture-worthy. I was hoping to get that batik up on the wall and snap a few pictures for ya... only to be hampered by the weather. It snowed. My friend Sandy was sweet enough to bind the batik quilt- by hand, no less, and then I get snowed in. I can see now that expectations are going to far out-weigh reality in regards to that silly quilt. Usually, I don't mind getting snowed in- one of my favorite things, but I was looking forward to meeting up with that quilt on a big ole wall. Maybe tomorrow. In the mean time, I have to tell ya something...

I'm a frump. It's official. Official with a capital F. Some days I just have to wonder, "Who dressed me?" Oh, that's right, I did it myself. See it starts like this:


  1. Knee socks- they go first, 'cause I'm cold. But, I think they're kinda cute- black, gray and purple stripes.

  2. Leg warmers- They're purple and they match the socks, right? Flashdance got nothin' on me. I'm stylin'.

  3. Really ugly slippers- some kid outgrew them. They're blue suede, fleece lined. Servicable.

  4. Now here is where I ruined the whole- I-got-it-goin-on thing. I still wasn't warm after 2 cups of tea... so I pull on a pair of dh's long johns. You know, that dingy "natural" color. Completely hides the "hip" leg warmers and socks. My legs look like...timber. Ever heard the term, "log-legs?"

  5. Denim skirt- 'cause no way will any of my pants fit over those bulky thermals.

  6. Green, long-sleeved shirt. One cuff was comin' unraveled so I obsessively picked out the other cuff-so that they'd match. Be even, ya know.

  7. I have to wear an apron or... well, I'd stain my "pretty" clothes. This one happens to be red and have ducks wearing overalls all over it. One of my favorites.

  8. Still cold, so I put on a navyblue fleece jacket. Buttoned up to my chin.

  9. Feel the need to add a Chinese red silk scarf- 'cause I feel a draft. Tie it around twice and stuff it down into the jacket- ascot style.

  10. Accessorize it off with a pair of snips on a royal blue ribbon that's seen better days.

See? Official frump. Might even be worse than frump and vere towards "bag lady" status. What's a girl to do? Pray for Spring!! Surely I have some cute summer clothes!!!

10 comments:

Darcie said...

Awww...I can't seem to see Sweet William for all of the steam. Or something. Blogger being poopy, maybe?

Such good giggles about your winter wardrobe! You're just too funny! I LOL on #7! You're just the best.

Love you tons!

Librarian Lee said...

heh - I was looking for the picture! The one in my head was sort of "Maxine does Winter" :)

Dawn said...

MMMMmmmm - sounds like my kind of outfit!

Peni said...

He's HOT, you're cold...ain't it just the way!!. Are you coming down with Dan and John's flu??? Hope not. Something magic had to come out of that get-up. XOXOXOXO

Sue said...

What, no picture of the frump outfit?

Carol E. said...

I think your Frump clothes were picture-worthy. We're all waiting...

Darcie said...

There he is! And you?! Can Mr. Sweet William stop playing around a take a quick pic of Mrs. Sweet Nines for all of us?! ;-)

Would you like to come on over...to my blog for a little 'meme tag?' I'd for you to....

Hugs! Stay warm!!!

Darcie said...

Ooops. That should read : I'd LOVE for you to.... (Sheesh.)

Lotsa hugs....

cher said...

I pile on the clothes too when I am cold, and still feeling cold. I vote for a photo too!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Wandering about in blogland has such wonderful surprises. I thought I was the only one in the universe dressed like that. We could be wardrobe twins except I have this thing that my family refers to as "The Penguin". It's a robe, no it's pajamas, no...it's a penguin suit. It's long, has legs, and just little holes with cuffs at the floor. Warmest outfit in the world. You need one. Thanks for making me laugh....Regina
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