Just an FYI …

I am obsessed with making this.  I just need to hit the right estate sale. Wish me luck in Arkansas.

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Ruh Roh.

Okay, I wanted to post this to show you guys that  Fred was not the only person who wore a red ascot back in the day.


WHAT?!  The pink scarf, is  that Daphne? It has to be! The title is all wrong,  I would have gone The Scooby Twosome and the Gruesome Ghost.  It has a better ring, don’t you think?  Come on Betty,   you can do better than that lame title.

Bookstore meet ups

My favorite bookstore in St Pete is Haslam’s.


You never know who you are going to run into, if you’ve checked my Instagram or Facebook, you will recognize this guy.

Even more pictures of Beowulf.  I love me a bookstore animal. Haslam’s has two cats, the other is Teacup who is a  bit camera shy.


The romance section is always the best place to spot celebrities, right Fabio?


Pierce Brosnan, is that you?

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First, 75 cents?  Hello John Forsythe!

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Robert Redford, twice circa  Butch and Sundance!  How about a hand for Betty Neels, apparently she wrote everything!


Okay, I did not see Jack Kerouac, but I will one day, he haunts the bookstore, rearranging the stacks, always making sure his books are featured in the best places.




Stitchy Girl Post

With all that is going on in the world today,  I just needed to take a break from the world, veg out on the couch with my beasty boy, read and get my stitch on, after all, I want to finish at least one thing done, and it’s Friday the 13th,  it’s back to Lizzie.

You know the song right?

Lizzie Borden took an axe

gave her mother 40 whacks

When she saw what she had done

she gave her father 41.


Andrew Borden now is dead

Lizzie hit him on the head

Up in heaven, he will sing

On the gallows, she will swing.

Did you know that there was a 2nd verse?  NEITHER DID I!    As I said before,  I really like to get into something I’m making, I like to read, read, read – it’s put a little more me into it and again, I think that I get a little more of an understanding of the person I am stitching for.  So I am reading about Lizzie, and here’s my confession, I’ve never completely bought that Lizzie was the doer in this Victorian Axe murder.   I think she knew who did do it, and she never said a word about that, but I  don’t know that she did it.   So the book I’m reading now is strictly about the murder, the trial and the aftermath.


I’m on Day 5 of the trial, and it’s fascinating.   Her trial was probably one of the first big media trials in our country, and if you want to talk about fake news, this case was full of it, fake detectives were selling fake stories about people that never existed who witnessed something suspicious, or overheard something.  It’s crazy and when you compare it to today because  things haven’t changed so much.