Chickens in the Basement

I love to write and I love to laugh. When I write, I get to the point quick. My stories would fit on the back of a postcard. They usually make me chuckle. And you know what they say, "It's all about me!"

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My Clucking Reputation

Boy! I have been remiss! Ya'll wouldn't believe the beautiful things that have been showing up in my mailbox! I'm beginning to realize that I have a bit of a reputation...

a "chicken" reputation!

My buddy Stacey sent this beautiful hanky to me! I was thrilled when I opened an envelope and found this cutey! She has an antique store in Maryland near DC. I can't wait to visit!

Isn't this apron adorable? And check out the close-up of the chicken!

One day, I'm going to figure out how to turn my collection of chicen aprons into a vallance in the laundry room. Won't that be cute?

This cute little hot pad is right up my alley!

And, look at this finger tip towel. Anyone attempting to dry their tips on this cutey might get a smack to the back of the head!

Check this out! My friend, Kelly, made this. She makes all sorts of mosaics with all kinds of fun stuff. Check out her blog to see what she is up to. Look at the butter dish at the top of her page.

Thanks so much for thinking of me Kelly!

I can't wait to play with this jello mold! I didn't have one of these! Can you believe it? If only I could get blogger to upload photos the way I saved them!

These cute ornaments and a few of the chickens came from my buddy Gin. She was my swap partner for the Year of Enchantment swap for the month of June. I'm sad to say, Gin is still waiting for her ornaments from me! Don't give up on my Gin, they are coming!

The theme this month is Gnomes! Isn't his little face adorable?

Gin had an extra pattern for this, too. I think I have seen these before. Once you sew it together, you add a brick to the bottom to make the chicken stand up straight. I can't wait for time to play with this!

A note came with the goodies from Gin...Do chickens and gnomes get along?

Answer: I hope so because this box is filled with both!

Thanks Gin!

Last month, I won this treasure from Pixie! I have spent hours perusing the pages of this work of art.

Isn't the cover beautiful!

It's filled with crochet patterns. I wish I knew how to follow these patterns and create beautiful clothes!

Like this adorable apron that should never be worn while making biscuits...unless "making biscuits" is your code word for "meet me in the bedroom!"

Vintage adds were included in the book.

And my favorite part is this handwritten ditty:

Cant write shall be drunk
With my little wigger wagger in my hand
Wrigh dodwn the curains I shall
be drunk a Mondgy night,
Something had been erased after the coma. I wish I could make it out! Don't you wonder who wrote this, how drunk they were at the time, and whether Mama beat the crap out of them when she found this poetry in her pretty book?
Thanks so much for spoiling me! I miss you all!


Pixie said...

we miss you too!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

All these wonderful goodies! Aren't you the very lucky girl! Cute all of them but I love that chicken apron.

red.neck chic said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! I didn't know my diddy had been found! LOLOLOL

Dang girl - you cleaned up!!! LOVE it all!!! I just found some chicken diapers on the net the other day...
what's your address?


Happy Monday!!!!!
;-) robelyn

LindaG said...

Haha. Some amazing stuff. :)

ted and bunny said...

yeay! hope all is going well with you, lovely to see your pics and read your musings.
Henny now has her own blog (sad but true)

enjoy all your lovely gifts

Sharon said...

Been missing you Anna! How's the job coming along?

You sure got the chicken stuff, and gnomes!

Ninny said...

My aunt was a chicken and rooster collector....her kitchen was overflowing. After she died, her daughter and husband had a big garage sale of her things, and I, being a sassy teenager more in to Paul Revere and the Raiders than roosters and chickens at the time, didn't even bother to go. Now I would give my water rights in the lake of fire for some of her poultry collection! You are amassing quite a collection, yourself. Neat stuff!!


Miss J said...

What a wonderful treasure, that book. If you would like I would love to help maybe try to decipher the codes. Sounds like a great puzzle.

Mrs. J

baukje said...

The apron is so cute , you are a lucky guy!!

Vintage Christine said...

I think everyone is trying to bribe you into quitting your job so you can do your daily blogging again. We miss you!!! (Yeah, and I should talk--I buy that condo and I now blog less than YOU do).

Nekkid Chicken said...

AWE you are so lucky to have such thoughtful friends and family.


Mary said...

Glad to see you're back dear - missed hearing about life with chickens. Is work keeping you busy.....or is it those guys you hang out with at home? Or perhaps you're just organizing all those lovely pressies!

Hot, much too hot, unbearably hot! Can't even go to the know how one starts to feel little rivulets running down the back, ugh!

See ya when it cools off. Vanessa's in Calif. and Oregon - having a ball.

Hugs - Mary

val said...

oh wow! I love all your gnomey and chicken goodness. That book is amazing! Hope to see you soon......

donna said...

Lucky you...your box overfloweth!

Stacey said...

Miss you lots! Hope you are doing well and not working too much. Be sure to take some time off and enjoy summer!

gin said...

we do miss you entertaining us on a daily basis! However, your loot is our way of entertaining you for a change. Glad you like the YOE gnome and chickens I sent.

galleywench said...

I gussied up the stained glass chicken I gave you, hoping to see it in your "Clucking" page. Waaaah!