Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Further Tales of the Spinster


A loyal reader who prefers you do not know that she reads "smut" has anonymously submitted the following for our consideration in the Aged Stitcher Count.

At the local store and post office, Mademoiselle Doritee, with her grey hair spiraling wildly and her pebble glasses glinting in the sun, hung her cross-stitched sampler of a village scene, inscribed with the slogan BIENVENUE AUX MARTENS on the glass door ....

Invitation to Provence by Elizabeth Adler, 2004.



Old Lady References: 2

Our intrepid reader gives us this further context, "The idea that she would pull together a sampler welcoming someone else to town (even if it is the town's founding family) on short-ish notice (ok, she had two months) is just absurd." Indeed it is, Intrepid Reader, indeed it is. But I like the idea of having wildly spiraling grey hair. I may cultivate the look.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

Anna-no the everyday, every day thing did not offend me, I should have proof read it before hitting publish. My pet peeve is alot, it's supposed to be "a lot". Drives me nuts!

Thanks for the all support regarding FG. I've needed it more than you know.

Lee said...

Hey Anna!

Where did you find the little dog that you used for SS?

I've searched the web for freebies, but I haven't found a good one. We have a black lab...

Let me know?

Lee said...

PS: Did you notice that your sidebar isn't gone? It's just in Neverland at the bottom of your blog. I'll bet a member of one of your boards is good with html code...If they just look at your source code, they could figure it out for you.

Lee said...

About the dog....nevermind. Duh. It would have helped if I had actually looked in the chart.

Anna van Schurman said...

I'm glad you found the dog. The sidebar was gone. I've started putting it back and now it's at the bottom. Theoretically, I know how to fix it. It's just that there's so much stuff to do--like get all my links back--that I'm too daunted to work on it like I should.