Monday, November 27, 2006

Further evidence for my new Sistah down South-or..my camera battery died


This picture is for Jodie-The Carolina Quilter-(there's a link in my list) who we have now discovered is a long-lost southern relative. Funny thing is-I never got around to commenting on her blog that we must be related since we have read all of the same books-separated at birth...hmmmm. I think probably not since she's such a young thang whereas I....am....not so much. however, Roger lives by the old saying that you're as young as you act-in which case I am 12. So-the picture is one of several I took the other day to show my ugly stash keeping. On that day I decided I would show the lesser of two hideous pics. Today I attempted to take a nice pic and found the camera had no battery power and all of my men were missing so no one could help me with that. So here is the awful truth. What you can't see above all this fabric is Lionel trains and accessories all the way to the ceiling. I may have mentioned that we never argue about our purchases since we are the 2 oldest children in the house. Roger has some really beautiful antique pieces and many, many, wonderful Lionel train layout pieces. We're waiting for the only real kid in the house to get married and give up his room(dreaming here) so that Roger can set up a layout with mountains and train stations, scale model cars and stores and such. That's not likely in the near future and McDonald men tend to move away, marry, and then come back home with the wife and kid in tow. Hell...that's how we got this giant house to begin with. Anyway-someday, when the train stuff moves I will have lots of room for more fabric(cause I really need some-heh)
I really enjoyed the blogs about Thanksgiving- we had a great day. I started my son's quilt and decided that since everything of his is always in a ball on the floor in his room-I wasn't going to go crazy with any fancy patterns. I just started a large block courthouse steps with very big centers and large pieces. It will go together fast and I won't cry when I see it laying around. Other than that I have had to go and buy some food since everyone was home for 4 days and it looked like a plague of locust came through-I got some delicious jumbo shrimp to make scampi tonight-simple and delish with a salad and a little rice to sop up the wine sauce. I hope you all have a nice dinner too-see you tomorrow with new pics(I hope)

5 comments:

The Carolina Quilter said...

Laughing hysterically, Dee! Too funny and thank you for dedicating this entry to me! Yep, we're definitely twins separated by birth (and maybe a little time). We, too, have trains. My Dad is a collector so we have some N gauge, lots of G gauge and my DH got the old candy counter with the Z gauge unfinished layout. Maybe one day he can get around to setting them up. We sometimes set up a G gauge around the Christmas tree. So, see? Twins I'm telling you!

dee said...

Jodie-that's so funny that your guys are "train people" too. I've been hearing "when I make the layout" stories for years-I'm actually looking forward to seeing him enjoy his toys at some point before we're too old and brittle to move the stuff. Happy you stopped by-

Jane Ann said...

I can't help thinking of a scene in Christopher Guest's "A Mighty Wind." Eugene Levy plays a burned-out, brain-dead old folk singer who is being shown a huge train layout (including a little trackside bordello with figures visible behind a window shade), with many trees. He looks-- google-eyed and catatonic--at everything and says, "I bet it's beautiful in the fall."

dee said...

Jane Ann, When I saw that I laughed so hard...that's what I'm up against. My own nerdy, scientist, pocket protector, sweety...I often refer to him as Dr.Bunsen Honeydew. too funny, my guys

lionel lines fan said...

Pity of the trains though....