Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wee Little Mike Cooley

One of my favorite bands ever is the Drive By Tuckers.  I'm a particular fan of guitarist, Mike Cooley.  There's just something about a southern man with a guitar...I don't know...

We had tickets to see them last year when they came to Maine but I got sick.   It's a long, sad story but we'll just gloss over the details and say I didn't get to see them.  They're playing in Portland next month and I'd love to go, but finances are a bit tight right now and I can't justify tickets, gas and babysitter... maybe next year.  

So I did this...It's my own Mike Cooley action figure.  I might have issues.  

He's only about three inches tall.  Do you know how hard it is to sew wee little clothes for tiny guitar gods?  It's really hard.  Hey...I admitted that I had issues, you don't have to back away so fast.

Isn't his wee little guitar so cute?  The original was painted by Wes Freed, of whom I am also a huge fan.  I have a few of Mr. Freed's signed prints.  I follow him on Facebook and I won them  by guessing what the number painted on a license plate in the print meant.  I'm not going to show you the print because it's a little naughty.  Oh, the number is Myrt "Hubcap" Lesh's phone number.  She was a car thief played by Ellen Corby on the Andy Griffith show, of which Mr. Freed is a huge fan (I bet her never made a Sheriff Andy action figure though).  Ellen Corby is best known for playing Grandma Walton on the Waltons.  These are the things I know.  Sometimes they come in handy.  Why are you running away from me?

Smiles from the farm,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Where I've Been...and Where I'm Going...

In my never-ending quest for self enlightenment...wait...let's read that read that first part again...Snort-- that's kind of pretentious isn't it?  And a lie.  I am far from questing for anything.  Well I'd cut a b*tch for a Family Sized bag of Doritos but I don't believe that counts as a quest.

What was I saying?  Oh yeah.  This is a new series that I am going to TRY to do at least once a week or month...whatever.  I won't write a big explanation because it's pretty self explanatory really.  But if you'd like to join me and link up in comments that would be fun and very interesting!  Here's basically my plan:  The first part of the post will focus on the place I've come from-the people I have known-the things I've learned and the second will focus on where, who and what I hope to go, meet and do in the future.  Simple.  So here goes....

Where I've been...

This is my mother's mother's mother.  I remember her as Nana.  Looking at her face I see that I have her chin and realize that I have never been grateful enough for her ever being born.  She raised eight children; simply and well.  From what I can dust off and guess at anyway.  How do we appreciate where we're going if we don't respect where we've come from?

Where I'm going:

Or hope to go....There has been a figurative pebble stuck in my shoe for so long that my stride has adjusted to it and it's easy to disregard the discomfort.   I think it  might be time to shake my boot and reacquaint myself to what I 'm suppose to be doing.  A little building that I think must have been a gas station a long time ago is for sale in my town.  It's on the road that eventually leads to the ocean and would make a darling shop.  If it's possible...maybe...

So that's it.  Any takers?  Please link up in the comments!

Smiles from the farm,

Saturday, February 2, 2013


I have posted Dress Number Two up on the other blog...

You don't have to go over unless you want to read about sewing.  Here's the picture.  Remember in Alice In Wonderland when she ate the cookie (why that little girl was always eating things that clearly didn't belong to her makes me twitchy.)  Anyway...we are waiting for this little girl's legs to shoot out through the upstairs windows.  Tall, she is.  Getting taller every day.

Oh and it was 17 degrees.  Let's all give her a small round of applause for doing this for me.  Thanks Haley!

Smiles from the farm,