|Funny, my waist is not that small but I could rock that hat|
This week I like:
1. Barbie. specifically this Barbie at the beach with her buds. From a shop in Rehoboth last week. I got my first Barbie about the time she came out and noone was concerned about body image in little girls.
It started quite a love of Barbies and I collected not only variations of her, clothes and shoes (those little stilettos) but her friend Midge, her boyfriend and his friend, her house, car, wardrobe, and lots more. I used to go into my own little world and build a town with little houses so they had somewhere to drive in that convertible.
You're never too old to try something stupid and who is this "moderation" we're supposed to be drinking with??"
Do you ever miss 'playing'?
The feeling of being immersed in your imagination? Making art has taken Barbie's place for me. It still feels great to enter my playroom and sew.
Speaking of which, I used to make her clothes with little fusible tabs to connect the sections. Remember those?
Well, I have so much fun these days, old as I am, with all the available colors of nail polish. Essie is made well, long lasting and without the dire chemicals cheaper brands have. It treats my fragile nails great and lasts a long time.
I'm having a ball playing with color! This periwinkle color is titled 'pret-a-surfer'
I usually wear lavender or pink but thought I need to branch out! It fun to work with your hands, look down and see a bright color!
Soybean oil seems to be in almost every product at the store now which has caused us trouble since I like to eat.
Don't even suggest making my own Mayo. As much as I love it, and I do, I am not interested in cooking.
Anyway, if you have trouble with soy, check out this brand, it's good. And now I can have tuna salad again!
4. Entertainment wise.... I will share a guilty pleasure with you my friends... I love TV.
Apologies now for those of you who can't get these shows outside the US. I feel your pain as I want to watch the Great British Sewing Bee and can't.
Right now, I would love to start a discussion group with others who like what I like, specifically
a) Dancing with the stars ( I so enjoy the race car driver, and never heard of him before this) I am a dancer, studied ballet for years along with ballroom, zydeco, contra, latin dances. Do you watch? write me
b) Survivor This is one of the most fun seasons to me, Generation X vs Millenials. Oh how deliciously fun.
c) Bravo's housewives series, all of them but especially Beverly Hills and NY
d) Project Runway. Omg, I so wish there was a PR for quilters. I'd so do it! A group of clothing designers have to follow guildlines for a weekly challenge. They not only choose fabrics in a rush, but make their own patterns, fit the models, style the models hair and makeup and accessories, but construct the clothing well.
Anyone watch these, and want to compare notes?
5. Creativity- wise I love reading blogs. Not sound bites, or just pictures, but blogs that show the real person behind the art. One I recently discovered is Soma's ( http://www.whimsandfancies.com/)
Wandering Camera link party. I just have the best time with my camera, and appreciate the effort to make a beautiful photo. She attracts a lovely set of bloggers who take some awesome pictures for this party. Check her out.
6. Decorating for Halloween and I'll post a video of our decorations next week.
For some reason I am just in "like" with Halloween lights & silly decorations.
7. I'm reading a Rhys Bowen mystery in the Molly Murphy series. This is set in early 1900 with a female detective. I got behind in the series so I am catching up with City of Darkness and Light
I am enjoying it a lot. Her characters are developed and plots fun to read. I like her Royal Spyness series as well.
( Last week I did a post (here) on recent purchase which was similar to I Like posts for more likes)
If anyone else did an I Like post this week, tell me and I'll add it to the bottom of this one.
Also sharing good things posts this week are:
I have not heard back from the rescue group... wah! but I am not giving up. I'll find a pup with whom to share my love. Meanwhile I am petting just about every pup I run across... fur therapy
It may go without saying I like you all. I like the community of fun people that come to visit me here. I look forward to your comments and learn so much from you. I Like you! LeeAnna