Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wednesday Wonderisms

Happy Wednesday!  Gosh, it is really almost the weekend again (for me, anyway)!  First, here are some of my Wondersims for today.  I Wonder:

1.  Why are gray hairs a different texture than my normal hair?  My hair is pretty dark brown, it is also really thick (almost Chia Pet like at the moment; I need a haircut).  I'm starting to notice a few making their wild and wirery appearance...NOT HAPPY.

2.  After all these years, I wonder if Jenny has the same number:  867-5309?  Hmm.

3.  What was God was thinking about when he made this:

He sure went to town though, didn't He?  Isn't is awesome?

I am so excited to show you some of the great stuff I came across this past weekend.  My husband and I spent Friday in a nearby college town and we both struck gold in one way or another.  He found gold in the form of books and I found my little slice of heaven in two of my absolute favorite stores.  First, in my fave fabric store, I found this Alexander Henry fabric:

Aren't the owls adorable?  I purchased the dotted fabric as well.  My plan is to make a bag for my laptop with this...I can't wait to get started!  My next heavenly find was in another favorite store that carries all things English, including my favorite chocolate bar:

Of course, this little bar of yumminess costs about triple what they cost in England, but it is sooo worth it.  Trust me.

As for flea market stuff, I found an awesome desk/worktable at a Goodwill Store.  It was half price and only cost me $10.00!  Unfortunately, I can't show you a picture right now as it is still inside my SUV!  I believe it is real wood and is just perfect for my studio.  I want to sand it a bit and clean it up before using it.  Heck, I might even paint it.  I will keep you posted and will definitely show pictures of how it turns out!  Here are my other flea market finds from the weekend:

Dresser Scarf

Dresser Scarf Detail

Like a Glove...Oh Jackie O.
I also want to state that, after visiting this local college town, I have concluded that if you live in this town or work here, say at the university, you can pretty much wear anything you'd like...even if you are over the age of 50!  Not judgin...just sayin.

Toodles for now!



Anonymous said...

I am so jealous of that great fabric you found. Finding a desk is a hit, because workspace is always needed for we crafty folk. I wonder how grey hairs grow overnight. One minute I'm checking myself out in the bathroom mirror and less than 12 hours later 6 more grey hairs show up in the same spot! It's crazy !

Cortney Lyon said...

I swear once you eat English Chocolate it is very hard to go back to the stuff we make here. Fortunately, or unfortunately for our wallets, we live near 3 British stores that are well stocked so my husband goes banana's. He's a Brit.

Oh-and I also wonder about the grey hair thing- I have A LOT. I gave up on dying my hair already because I'm not even 30 yet and the grey comes back so fast that it's just not worth it. I'm sure in a few years I'll have a female mid-life crisis and go back to coloring it again but until that time I like to call them "natures highlights".LOL!

Heather said...

Love the fabric you found. As for the gray hair! I finally had to stop pulling them out because there are way too many!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, Angela--love it all!! What great finds--you must have had SO much fun!!!

Em said...

Hi Angela, LURVE your owl fabric, so adorable!! what is that creature?? i couldn't work it out, is it a fish or something?? I love lion bars too, I live in the UK and yes, we have fab chocolate here, but when I went to the U.S i really loved those reece's pieces and the other reece's cake thing. can't get them here!
i love your dresser scarf also, my nanna had loads of these that she hand embroidered herself,it was a 'blast from the past' to see those embroidered ladies!
thank you for sharing your great finds.
p.s sorry not got any grey yet, I'm the lucky one in my family, as my sis has been getting them since she was 25!

Linda said...

Wow...great fabric...I love the owls. That will make a great bag!As far as the grey grey hair is like fishing wire...crazy. I also have very thick hair anyway, and it's some what wavy and curly and the grey hair is straight...not a good combonation, but I have learned to live with it. I also have learned that once we reach a certain age, we can wear whatever we like, because who's looking at us any ways...just sayin....

porter place cottage said...

I love the embroidery pieces you found! My mom takes out pieces like that and makes them into doll dresses.