Friday, October 12, 2007

Ripley's Believe It or Not Dept. News.....

I think most of us have received some pretty unusual birthday gifts at times...right? Well, yesterday was a day I'm going to mark on the calendar as the 'most' unusual, regarding birthday presents! And as life would have it, both of these arrived just moments apart!!
This little 'treasure' is what my friend Jean felt I needed as I begin this 68th year...*S* When she bought it, her brother thought it was a joke, but it's the real deal. Check out the size, compared to my 'normal' remote, laying on the surface of the new one. Guess there isn't much chance I'll lose it, right???
And then there is a most unusual present from DS#1. I have never had a tree in the house to care for...*S*...should be interesting..*VBS* I have a tree...a bonsai tree..please don't tell the Japanese gardeners I have it. P)And last but not least, what I've been puttering with this week. NOT what I'm suppose to be doing(this is my version of whistling in the dark to keep the elephants away...which DOESN'T work,by the way). It's at the 40" X 60" point, so I will add some borders and call it good. Probably will head down to the new little granddaughter by relationship(age 2). She just got promoted to a youth bed, since baby brother needed her crib, I made it that size with her in mind. She got a pink and white quilt from me when she joined the family back in January of '05. It's kind of fun to sew pink after all the boy quilts I've made *VBS*

16 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Have you seen the calculators that are the size of a 8.5 x 11" piece of paper? I thought it was fake, but it really does work!

Colleen Eskridge said...

Finn, the remote made me laugh. Think I need one...just so's we never lose it.I used to have a beeper on ours...so I'd always know where it was.:o) Have a great weekend. Colleen

Katie said...

Hey, I like the jumbo remote. Easy to find and easy to see. I'm not into indoor plants either. Doesn't work for snow birds. The pint string quilt is very pretty and I' sure she will love it.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

LOL on the remote, my DH needs that! :O)...

Your pink quilt is so pretty, of course you know I love, love pink!

Quilt Pixie said...

not only will you not loose that remote, even on your worst eye days you're sure to be able to see the buttons to operate the thing! :-)

meggie said...

I need one of those for Gom!!
I love that pink string quilt, very pretty for a little girl.

Quilting Journey said...

Jean: She thinks BIG, doesn't she? Whoa, that is really a conversation piece in any living room, I must say;) And the bonsai, well, it's probably more work than most houseplants, but I bet Ebbie is just going to love it. Take me a photo the first time she tries to climb in there..ha ha. Or is the plant too prickly? If that's the case, place it where you don't want Ebby to go! Hope you're having fun in the garage with your quilting....hugs!

Marcie said...

Love the remote! I really gotta get one of those! I also have see the phones with big numbers on them...that's next I suppose. Good opne Jeanne! Pinks strings is adorable! Have a happy day!

Libby said...

Sometimes I think I could use a remote like that . . . then I wouldn't have to fumble so to find my reading glasses *s*

Karen said...

Hi, Finn. The Jumbo remote is funny. I should have had something huge like that attached to my regular minivan key. I lost it between the car and the front door and can't find it ANYWHERE. If only I could make it beep lol. Good luck with the indoor plant, I don't have any 'cause they don't make it in my household.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Happy Birthday Finn! And, if whistling in the dark to keep away elephants produces such lovely quilts... keep whistling!!! It is beautiful. Seriously though - I hope all is well with you.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Wow, a remote I could find, fabulous!! Love the bow ties and the pink strings, Tracey

Chookyblue said...

Happy Birthday.........well you shoulkd be able to find the remote and see the buttons.........goodluck with the bonsai and the pink string quit is very pretty......

atet said...

Ok, the remote is making me giggle, the bonsai is making me want one (I know, sick woman that I am I love bonsai -- I don't own any mind you because I kill house plants but I love them) and the quilt top is making me sigh. I do love stopping by for a visit!

Lisa said...

Love the pinks Finn!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

The remote is funny. What do you think she was trying to say!?