Monday, December 07, 2009

Dirty Linen

The dude and I left the house this weekend and went to a birthday party for Sissy's friend, Marebear. She had given me this apron a while back to stitch up for her. I thought I couldn't get to it in time, but then I just sat down and did it. When I studied the apron carefully, I realized it was linen. I know what to do with linen!

The dude helped with the layout of the daisies. That's why there are so many. Lots of miscommunication. "Here?" "Yeah, two there." {stitches two daisies} "I kind of meant more over there." Until we ended up with what you see here.

So anyway, I've been thinking about opening a little shop with "dirty linens." Now I just have to come up with some sayings for bed sheets, pillows, kitchen towels, etc. Of course, when I suggested this at the party Sissy and Marebare told me not to worry about that end of the business--they have it covered.

I tucked a little something inside the box with the apron:


I was at Wegman's in the international food aisle, looking for some "tastes of home" to stick in the dude's Christmas stocking. Suddenly, I found myself in Jamaica where "Cock flavoured soup mix" was on offer. There are so many reasons to giggle over that. Fortunately, everyone did. Even though we were among the youngest people at the party, the dude and I were the only ones who didn't look at our handhelds even once during the party. We're just so unimportant. But frankly, far more interesting.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness! The "soup" mix had me cracking up!! You find the funniest things!

Missy Ann said...

I would proudly wear that apron with a smile. While making some cock soup. ;)

Lee said...

Heee heeee heeee! Something tells me I'll be thinking of that package and laughing about it for the rest of this week.

Jennifer said...

That is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time and I will be cracking up about it for awhile. I also love your comment about the handhelds. That's all you see these days!! you are hilarious Anna!!

Alice said...

Dirty linens is a great idea! You'd be in pretty good company in our house, we are terribly unimportant too.

Donna said...

Love everything about this post.

Can I be your employee?

C in DC said...

Etsy, here you come!

(Today's verification word: cultz)

Deb said...

Well, that soup mix is definitely cracking me up! I think the apron is great too - it looks perfect even with all those daisies.

mainely stitching said...

A guy I never liked at work won my grudging admiration when he showed up wearing a shirt with a huge rooster on it proclaiming "Home of the Big Cock". It was the name of some restaurant or something, but OMG, I laughed till I cried.

Adrienne Martini said...

Dirty Linens sounds like a fabulous idea. Need any stitchers?

Caroline said...

"Dirty Linens" is genius. I laughed pretty damn hard when I saw you had paired your apron with some cock soup - nice.

RuthB said...

Absofrigginlutely perfect. :)

Charlene said...

Pretty, neat stitching. Love the giggles, too! Keep us posted on Dirty Linens...

Michelle said...

Love the apron. It is absolute perfection. Especially with the Cock soup.