Friday, September 30, 2011

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The Wonky Bee is winding down--we're in our final month and it's been a huge success. I have loved getting to know the other members and I got to stretch myself and try lots of new things. Nicke and Jacey sent me this thank-you gift for running the bee.
Thank-you gift
A bit of exposition is in order: Chawne had been crafting some badass samplers and at some point I commented with the story of how when I became a homeowner, the plan was always to make a mat for the front door that said "Fuck Off" instead of "Welcome" but eventually i lost my nerve for fear of offending my neighbors. Nicke saw my comment and conspired with Jacey to make me this miniquilt as a thank-you. I cannot begin to describe how hard I laughed when I opened the package. Firstly--it is gorgeous! look at that craftsmanship...and in my favorite color scheme. right now the quilt is hanging in my sewing room and every time i walk past it, i give a good chuckle. Thank you so much, you two! i couldn't have asked for a better gift.

i really could've used a Fuck Off mat a few weeks ago. a salesman came to my door and was trying to pitch me a security system. I answered and he asked me 3 times if I was the homeowner, all the while glancing past me and trying to catch Spicy's eye. Finally I was like, "YES, I am the one who owns the house." not my boyfriend or my husband or whoever you think that man is back there. The house belongs to ME. he also blatantly lied and tried to tell me that "there have been several break-ins in the neighborhood lately." i really wish i had asked him exactly where and when this had occurred. as you may have guessed i did not purchase a new security system that day. next time i'll be prepared with my handy Fuck-Off quilt for rude intrusions.

have a great weekend!


  1. Ha ha!  Hilarious! 

  2. I'm so glad it made you happy, Sara! And your security salesman situation sounds like a perfect opportunity to put it to use. ;) Thanks for making the Wonky Bee so much fun. I can't wait for the next round.

  3. i am beyond happy that you love it!  i told jacey that i wished we could see your face when you opened it.  i am sure it was priceless!  you took the perfect picture of it also.  and one more thing, i love love love the coded title of your post!  whiskey tango foxtrot, you kill me!  
    seriously thank you so much for being an awesome moderator.  you Are a kind and benevolent leader!

  4. Haha, that is awesome! We have a "No Soliciting" sign posted by our door, but it doesn't seem to stop anyone. I told Jason that most people probably don't understand the word "soliciting". Maybe a sign like yours would do the trick...probably would piss off the neighbors who's kids go door to door peddling cookies and gift wrap though.

    I answered the door to one of those kids one time, and she asked if my mother was home. I kept a straight face and said that, no, she wasn't, so the girl went away with no protest. LOL.

  5. I have a "No Soliciting" sign and they still knock. I peek out the curtain window and say "See the sign" and grumble about what an asshole.



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