26 July 2011

read between the lines.....

to discern a meaning which isn’t made obvious or explicit

a cryptographic message

hidden meaning conveyed between the lines of text

deciphering of code written or verbal


read between the lines…

hang up your wet towel!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

24 July 2011

special delivery.....

17 U.S. states have a community named Fulton:


the state of PA has a newly-delivered-bundle-of-joy named Fulton!

Antonio has many famous namesakes.....

stopped counting after reading about the first 38 or so.

the state of PA has a newly-arrived-bundle-of-joy named Antonio!

Good thing Antonio arrived
special delivery first class to the state of PA,

Can’t bear to think how many times Fulton would
have been forwarded before delivery in PA.

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

21 July 2011

arrrgh defined.....


arrrgh…..I agree

arrrgh…..I’m happy

arrrgh…..I’m enjoying this beer

arrrgh…..My team is going to win it all

arrrgh…..Blackbeard would love this Pirate stadium

Let’s go Bucs!

This embroiderarrrgh is ready to catch those foul balls!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

19 July 2011

conspicuous classic.....

a long standing popular version...

of lasting worth, or with a timeless quality

conspicuous  style…

attracting notice or attention

elements combined and expressed in a particular,
often unique, and consistent manner

Do you stick with the classics?

Or wander off the beaten path?

17 July 2011


to single out : identify; especially: to note as a known
criminal or a suspicious person hoofed consumer
of all my daylilies


marked or decorated with spots


spotted stamping spots with spots spotted in thread

...now seeing spots

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

14 July 2011

Location. Location. Location.....

It’s those changes in latitudes,

changes in attitudes…
Jimmy Buffet

I could go for a cheeseburger in paradise

how about you?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

12 July 2011

dog days of summer.....


with a chance of showers…..

The Hound

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

10 July 2011

Monkey Grass Hill...

Monkey.....a tailed simian primate

Monkey.....a dance from 1963

Monkey.....a Chinese zodiac symbol

HMS Monkey.....the name of several royal navy vessels

The Monkees.....American band who also had a hit tv show
hey, hey we’re the Monkees
and people say we monkey around…

Monkey grass...what surrounds Julie’s house on a hill

Julie and I just collaborated to custom design
table linens for Monkey Grass Hill

pop over, Julie will show you some highlights on her blog…

wonder what’s for dinner?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

...say hi to Julie for me, and also take

a peek at her line of custom jewlery

07 July 2011

a monogram.....


Do not let large jungle-type cats...

with big sharp teeth...

get too close to U.

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

06 July 2011

Dear Betsy...

as written stitched in Thomas Jefferson’s hand

Thomas Jefferson is the father of the University of
Virginia, and designed the campus himself.

Mr. Jefferson was given a 1,235-pound hunk of cheese, giving us the term... “the big cheese

Jefferson was the first president to shake
hands instead of bow to people.

He took a cold foot bath every morning for 60 years!

Thomas Jefferson was one of the two presidents who signed The Declaration of Independence. 

And now he has signed your bath towel...sort of!

So Betsy, while at UVA...

eats lots of cheese,

shake hands with everyone,

and remember to wash your feet with
Thomas Jefferson’s signature towel!

Thomas Jefferson also had a penchant for
monograms and silver!

Silver expert extraordinaire, Nancy of Silver Magpies has a Jefferson monogrammed silver cup challenge for you.

I’ll bet you a Jefferson silver nickel that you’ll
enjoy a visit to SilverMagpies!

Tell Nan I sent you!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

03 July 2011

July 4th...

Since 1916

the world's most famous hot dog eating contest is held on Independence Day in the United States

According to legend…
on July 4, 1916,
four immigrants were arguing about
who was the most patriotic.

They settled the dispute with a hot dog eating contest.

And so began the yearly tradition.

Last year over 40,000 spectators attended the event at
Coney Island, and an additional 1.677 million
viewers watched it live on ESPN

Last year’s winner consumed 54 hot dogs
and buns in 10 minutes
and was crowned with the coveted international
"bejeweled" mustard-yellow belt

So fire up the grill...

loosen your belt  for some hot dogs...

save room for dessert...

And enjoy the fireworks!

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!