Sunday, February 24, 2008

Great Weekend ~ Plus a BBB Award!


How sweet is this? I was tagged by Michelle of "I'm a Little Teapot" with this CUTE CUTE CUTE award. (I guess I'm the kitty on the right. )

So this was a great way to start out my weekend, thank you, Michelle! I'm glad we've "met" and it's been fun reading each other's blogs back and forth from across the miles. Again, another chance to say this is why I love blogging so much. I've actually LEARNED a lot by blogging. From reading my FEEDJIT listings, to learning customs of gals in other countries, to weather and events in other regions of our own country, this is FUN. I think kids should have to blog in school or at least as a homework assignment because there is lots to gain from it. You even learn more about yourself. And from what my big Sista has told me, she's even learned things about me she didn't know.

I suppose this is where I'm supposed to tag someone else and I will pass this award onto Amy of Abundant Curiosities and also to Carol of Sassafras & Lulu.

As for my great weekend I mentioned in my title...my Dear Hubby and I went to a "Beat the Winter Blues" party last night at our church. The deal was ...you were supposed to wear vintage clothing from the blues/jazz era OR if you didn't have that attire you were to wear blue clothing. Well, being the antiquers that we are, we could not resist the temptation to wear THE outfits. And no, I'm not going to post a picture of us in our costumes. But I will tell you WE WON BEST COSTUME! Yay! We went to the Salvation Army for his suit (oversized, dark navy blue pinstripe), the best funky graphics tie, and some matching suspenders. We searched all over creation for a vintage man's hat but you know what, nothing FITS. They are all too small. So we found a reproduction hat at this store:"Zap and Co." Once he had it on it was kind of like the movie "The Mask" and he became the hat. He didn't want to take it off.

My dress was put together from things I already had around the house...no, not curtains like Carol Burnett used...but a vintage dress I had bought that I thought I would sell but didn't, my heeled dancing shoes from college, vintage pins, an antique fur, etc.

It was fun and it sure beat the winter blues for a few hours...and I'm also happy to report a lot of our snow melted today. Spring has got to be around the corner somewhere...


5 comments:

Amy Wagner said...

Thank you so very much for the award!!!!
I loved that Carol Burnett episode when she made the dress from the curtains with the curtain rod included!!! Too funny :)
Amy

Hummingbird Chats said...

OH, You must show pictures. My family and I do reenactments all the time. My son wants a Zoot Suit. Your husband acted just like the men in my family would do. hehehe Katie

Bobby's Mommy said...

I would just like to say that I think you have way too much time on your hands... Love you!!!!

Sassafras & LuLu said...

Hi Jill!
Thanks a bunch for the award. Seems I been outa sight for a while...gee i haven't blogged since last Monday!! gotta git movin! half-way done the "Hippity Hop Easter Swap" stuff. Alot of details. It will feel great to complete this one. What do I need to do for this tag Jill?
We sure do make buddies, how nice to think of the new circle of friends we have all made. Will post again soon.
Thank you so much for your visits!
I know I will always find a visit from you waiting.
have a great day my friend.
I miss blogging/visiting since I am on a craft binge again!
hugs/carol

MJ said...

What a great idea to beat away the winter blues! You should post a photo of yourselves, especially since you've now disclosed that you won best costume!