Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Three Finishes in ONE NIGHT!!!!

Here is daughter number three following in Mom's footsteps. When I visited Washington about 10 years ago, I had to have my picture taken like this.

I know it's sooooo corny, but as I may have mentioned before the term dork gets bandied around our house a lot. We sort of consider it a compliment.
I realize most people don't consider it as such, but...........
It all started when daughter number 4 was 7 years old and we were camping.
She bounced out of her tent one morning in true camping style, I believe she was wearing fluorescent green shorts, a Micky mouse sweatshirt in teal, rainbow striped toe socks under waterproof Velcro sandals, a Tweety bird denim bucket hat, and a Snoopy life vest. Her hair was in what we called "camping braids" about 23 braids all over her head so that she wouldn't have to actually brush it at any point during the camp stay.
Her 17 year old sister looked her up and down and said "Vanessa you CAN'T wear that, you look like a dork." To which Vanessa replied- without missing a beat or batting an eye....... "I'm 7 years old! I can look like a dork if I want to!"
Out of the mouths of babes! I have already drawn it up to turn it into a wall-hanging. I even have some of the right fabrics!


But you probably want to hear all about my THREE FINISHES tonight!!!
Here they are.............

I finished a burger.............

a bag of chips............

and a Corona...............................

Arr arr arrr







11 comments:

Kathy Wagner said...

You made me giggle this morning!
I have had some of those "finishes" today also, but would love to have some quilty finishes!
From one dork to another!

Erin said...

Your daughter is adorable! that story is one to never forget as my daughter would say I gave you a memory! I wish I had finished your three last night!! You are too funny!

Susan Freebery said...

You are sooooooo bad!

Floss said...

Don't worry about being a dork, you have to be weird to live at my house :)

Sweet P said...

Great joke. I don't have any finished tonight. I didn't clean my plate. :(

Love the photo of DD.

I also like your cow purse. It's greaet.

Alycia said...

Oh thats too funny! Hope you took a pic of the camping daughter... congrats on you finishes!!

Teresa said...

I used to live in DC and I have never seen that pose before...but I love it!!! Does that make me a dork too? (I hope so!!) I also want to join your QuADD - sounds like I have symptons alright - including arriving at work with my thimble still on my finger as I forgot I even had it on. But hey, its a sterling silver thimble with cutwork - prettier than most of my jewelry.

Finn said...

Hey Mare, I'm 67 years old and I can look AND act like a DORK if I want to...heheheh!
And I do like purple socks with my red hat when I'm in the garden in the morning, sipping tea *VBS*
I find that people who have critical things to say, often merit my best WI accent and a "ya know...."...which come right before I tell them what I REALLY think...LOL Love your finishes!
Big hugs sister! Finn

Leigh said...

Well done. Valiant effort!!
Big smiles )))))

Norma said...

You might be a dork, but you are a funny one. I laughed out loud at your three finishes! I need to keep better track so I can reply to those who say I never finish what I start!

Dork is a well used word in our family too...........and I wear it proud! Nerd is another one that is thrown around but has never been applied to ME! LOL

Kim said...

now I want a beer and chips- the fabric gifties in other post. I'm not a makeup person either. But lipstick- more like tinted lip gloss from Burt's Bees and sun screen is it for me . I have a pic off DD holding a balloon shaped like a pepsie can like your Washington photo....