Until recently, I'd never heard of the comedian Jeff Dunham. Makes sense since I haven't had cable/satellite TV for almost 8 years. On Saturday night, I saw Jeff Dunham in action. He was indeed entertaining and funny! I think he created a new "act" on-the-fly, and while doing so he had a difficult time keeping a straight face and seemed to loose track of where he was at in the act. I'm just going to call it "Stinky Pick and Itchy Butt" LOL And the look on Guitarman's face was priceless (disbelief, too). In addition, Jeff donated $25K to the local food pantry before the show started. I thought that was really great!
I went to see the musical "The Producers" on Saturday night. For the most part, the play was entertaining. There were lots of costume changes and the sets were nice. What I didn't like was: Set changes occurred while the performers were still performing, dance choreography wasn't in sync, and some of the acts contained several songs being sung at the same time which resulted in a lot of distracting "noise".
I haven't shown my garden this year because to put it bluntly, it's PATHETIC! None of the cucumber seeds I planted came up so there's a big, naked, brown patch in my garden. The green beans are trying to make their way up the trellis, but are having a difficult time. My second set of tomato plants (Yes, second... the first ones died!) are barely as tall as the cages. The lettuce, however, is an ENTIRELY different story. It's been growing profusely. One person cannot possibly eat this much lettuce!! Earlier in the week, I harvested and cleaned lettuce. It was a 2 hour
With the help of my handy dandy salad spinner, I was able to get most of the water off the leaves. Just like churning butter, LOL
My planters continue to do well. The mums I planted are getting ready to bloom for the second time, as is the rose bush I bought this year.
Other pics can be seen HERE.
Have I shared lately that I really enjoy getting a bargain? Well, I do! Earlier in the week, I had some time
Books were 50% off, so I got both the hardcover book and magazine for $1.75. The book has lots of great Victorian type charts in it.
This is actually a 5x7 framed artwork with a Kohls tag on it. It was new still in it's packaging. The original price tag was $14.99 and I got it for $1.49 -- I bought it with thoughts of framing Oriental Kimono. I didn't pay attention to what the artwork was. Take a look!
These curtain rods were donated to the thrift store by Target. Normally, they are $29.99 -- One had a price of $5.99 and the other $6.99 for the exact same rod. When I went to checkout, I questioned the cashier and she sold them both to me for $5.99 each. They are very similar to the ones I have in my bedroom, and my plan is to use them in the spare room now that I'm getting it organized and looking more like a useable room.
All holiday-themed items were on sale for 75% off so I was able to pick up three boxes of Christmas cards for 75cents!
This past week I was able to get quite a bit of stitching done on Oriental Kimono. I was hoping to finish it, but alas... it didn't happen. Here's progress so far:
More WIP pics can be seen HERE.
Last month when I bought the amoire from the thrift store, I saw a stitched piece with a price tag marked $6.99. At the time, I passed on it. It was still at the store when I went earlier in the week, but it had been re-priced for 99cents. Couldn't pass that up, could I?
This custom-framed piece was stitched in 1987 by someone named Megan (incription on the back). Anyone know the design or designer?