Thursday, February 5, 2015

A little randomness....

It is that time of the week...time for the Willy Nilly Friday 5....so  here goes.  And please bare with me...some are long.


1.  A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet by Sophie Hudson.  This was free for the kindle a week or two ago...at the time I am writing this it is $9.57.  With a 5 star rating/287 reviewers.  When I was checking it out and went to read the excerpt...I read the first line of the literary disclaimer where it said 'These stories are true.  For the most part' I was hooked...I looked no farther.  Other than I had noticed she was southern.  I tell you I have laughed till I cried...and other times been brought to tears...oh, I cannot even explain the reason.  I don't know if you have to be southern to appreciate it, but I do know I have really enjoyed it.  I have not finished it...but I will.  My SIL read it before I did, and she was laughing about them going to 'the J.C. Penney store'--and 'the Belks'..I remember putting the 'the' in front of the name of the store...just had not thought about it in years.

2.  I have spent literally hours this afternoon and night looking for a spool of thread.  I kid you not.  I will be making a quilt for one of my daughters in the future...she bought a lot of the fabric for it when she was here at Christmas, and she bought a spool of thread to quilt it with....I knew I would need at least two, but didn't say anything.  So, this afternoon, I had to order a second spool of thread for Lorelei's quilt.  I thought while I was at it I would order the second one for my daughter's quilt but I need to know the identification number...I ran downstairs to get it...it was not where I thought it would be.  Needless to say I have went through everything at least three times and still no thread.  King Tut thread has a number, plus they give it a name, and I cannot remember neither one!

3.  I just cooked our Christmas ham last Sunday....we still have ham left.  I have frozen some to have for ham and beans later.  I had wanted to wait and cook it when we could be with Sarah and Jeremy, but with first one being sick and then another being sick, it has not happened.  So I cooked it for us.  It has been good.

4. I have not been getting to do much blog commenting till night time part of the time.  Some days are just like that.

5.  I finally have one of my sewing machines sitting directly in front of a window.  I am happy!  Mom always had her sewing machine sitting in front of a window, so I guess that is partly why it is important to me--it is what I was used to when from childhood.

If you want to join with your 5 random thoughts, please go to Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday 5 at Around Roanoke, VA blog.  It usually opens at 12:00 a.m. on Friday....or midnight tonight in other words.


Edited at 11:49 pm to add:   I found the thread I was looking for....it was where I thought it was.  I had just overlooked it.  And though I had 'felt' for it, I was not feeling in the right place.  

18 comments:

Ginny said...

I think in front of a window is the ONLY place a sewing machine should be! Welcome to the club! So far this year, I have lost and had to re-purchase an iron, an electric blanket, and a hole set of Zsu Zsu Pets.

Linda Kay said...

Loved reading your 5, love the ham and also the ham and beans.

Judy said...

I love my machine in front of a window, in my new sewing room I have a big sliding door to look out of and love it.

Tanya Breese said...

ha, i'm ahead of the game this week!! number 5 just makes me happy...i love that...i'm going to have to look for that book on my nook...wonder if i'll be lucky enough to find it for free! mmmm ham and beans!! thank you for linking and have a super weekend!!

Tom said...

#1 Salt and sugar, the two main food groups.
#2 I spend most of my life looking for things.
#3 Better late than never.
#4 By night time I'm asleep.
#5 I visit many Amish friends and there is always an old Singer up against the window in the living room. Often many, depending on how many daughters there are.
Tom The Backroads Traveller

Deb said...

Yay! Glad you found your thread.
I'd like to have my machine(s) by a window for the extra light.

W. Latane Barton said...

Rose, that sounds like a terrific book to read, and I do love stories set in the south. I am full of sweet tea and gardenias. Born and raised southern.

Sandra said...

I just popped over to Amazon and read the first page of the first chapter of the book and i can see why you like it just that quick. i agree with her theroy that we have one fall back memory of all the people in our lives and are stuck on it when we think of them.. so true...looks like a good read. and about The JC Penny, we said that to. i think it is because there was only one store, we had no choices like now.
I enjoyed each of your random thoughts and they popped me back in time to.. hope you find that thread.

Montanagirl said...

I like this post! So glad you found the missing thread!! :)

Small City Scenes said...

I am not Southern but I want to get the book---sounds good. My late husband and his Mother always put 'the' in front of certain stores and I always thought it weird---but I guess not.
When we are looking for something---usually Bob's glasses---I always say it is probably right in front of our noses and usually it is out in the open and we passed by it many times. Bob says it is the little fairies teasing us.
MB

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I HATE it when I can't find something...and then find it where I had been looking. How frustrating. But I bet it felt good when you finally found it.

Ida said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Once I lost a spool of ribbon and looked and looked for it. About a year later I found it sitting in one of my ribbon trays that I'd probably looked in a dozen times and just never realized that was the spool I was looking for!

I'm guessing you didn't have the ham at Christmas and finally decided to eat it now. I love ham and bean soup.

barbara l. hale said...

Woo Hoo!! You found the thread. I've been on the hunt for a couple of days for my yarn needle. No luck so far, but your success gives me hope. LOL.

DeniseinVA said...

I am glad you found your thread. Things like that bug me until I have put my hands on whatever I was looking for. Sometimes I find things a few days later when I am looking for something else. Sewing in front of the window sounds nice. I used to do that when I was painting my Christmas ornaments for sale at the craft shows. I enjoyed reading your post. Wishing you a great weekend :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I like the sound of that book.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Glad you found the thread! That is so aggravating when you KNOW it has to be 'wherever.'

I like the sound of the book you mentioned, especially since the stories are 'mostly' true. :) I love reading true stuff.

We're still eating our Christmas ham. I pulled out some from the freezer yesterday and added it to the potato soup I made.

Enjoyed your Willy Nilly 5. :)

Lindy

Mary said...

Sounds like a good book....will have to look for it. Glad you found the thread. Look forward to seeing your quilts done. I have not been doing any sewing and need to get back to it.

diane said...

LOL .. I'm always looking for things I misplace ... but actually don't misplace ... they end up where I first look but I don't spot it the first time around :-/ ...
I have been wanting to start a quilt ... never have quilted before ... I want to make a throw out of my husband's shirts. Do you hand quilt?
Have a wonderful weekend.
diane @ thoughts & shots

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