A great day!

I’m in the best mood tonight because as of today I am DONE with patterns. We are shipping, shipping, shipping and I don’t have to read any numbers or make myself crazy with tedious little words. DONE! Until next market.

Then I got even more excited because I hopped over to my new Flicker group Pincushions by Bunny Hill and I have 3 members! Then I realized one of them was me! I’ve sold more than 2 bitty pincushion patterns so there is still hope. All you need is a yahoo account and you can join our little group.

On my way to pick up the finished patterns at the printer, I went right by “Room With A Past”, a favorite little shop of mine that is only open once a month. AND they were open! I found some treasures I’ll share in another post, but don’t you love the pink bike they park out front for their sign?

And inside the shop was a “Oh Christmas Tree” of sorts, made entirely from men’s ties. That’s right, men’s ties! I had to take a photo to share. It’s amazing. It has a dowel “trunk” and the tie branches are coat hangers cut in half. I love the creativity of this tree. Wouldn’t it be great in Macy’s window? It reminded me that Christmas is about 5 weeks away! 5 weeks! How can that be? It’s 70 degrees here!

Then, as if the tree wasn’t different enough, when I got home my husband had been shopping at our local organic vegetable stand and he brought home this ORANGE cauliflower. It is really orange. It looks as if it had been dipped in a cheddar cheese sauce. And it tastes exactly like regular cauliflower! Go figure that one! Have you ever seen anything like it? I may cook it for thanksgiving and tell my family it’s a cheddar cheese cauliflower.

I tell you, in a world with things like tie trees and orange cauliflowers I’m happy to be surround with normal things. Like my little dogs…


and Bitsy

Oh, you ask…what is Chelsea drinking out of? The water container to fill my iron. It’s just her size of course and somehow she knows it. And Bitsy? Well, she only sleeps on my pillow in bed once in awhile when she’s really, really tired. No, I don’t read her bedtime stories. At least not every night. They are completely normal dogs. Thank goodness because in a world of orange cauliflowers and tie trees we all need some “normal” .

Have a perfectly normal day everyone! May your table be filled with white cauliflowers.

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  • PamKittyMorning - I saw those orange cauliflowers one day at Luckys. It cracked my up but my phone picture didn’t do it this kind of justice. Love all your photos. Glad you’re in the fun zone! xoReplyCancel

  • julia - Hi Anne,
    thanks for sharing theses curiosities…the Christmas tree is so clever – it really could decorate an art gallery or department store window…
    Hugs, Julia
    P.S.: a special hug to your adorably cute but normal dogs, tooReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I have seen orange cauliflower…just never bought one. Wonder if they have any different flavor. Great tie tree. I love seeing clever things. Of course, darling dogs!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - That tie Christmas tree is fascinating. Never have seen orange cauliflower. It looks more appetizing.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Absolutely love the tie tree! I have a collection of silk ties that I always assumed would go into a crazy quilt..hmmm maybe I need to rethink that..What a sweet photo of your little furkin on your pillow.

  • Candace - We have not only orange cauliflowers at our fruit stands, but green ones as well! They are a hoot! I like to steam them whole, then just before they are done, I sprinkle some grated cheese (any kind will do) over the top let it melt then gobble it up!
    I love the pink bike – and Chelsea and Bisty – so very sweet! Cheers!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - I love that tie tree, how creative. I can’t wait to see what you bought there! Orange cauliflowers huh? Interesting…. I love your little doggies. Our two little yorkies are very spoiled too… hahah how can you not! Have a wonderful day.ReplyCancel

  • My LIttle Family: - awwwwwww…..Bitsy is so adoreable sleeping. Is she a chi or a rat terrier?ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - Love, Love, Love that store too! I go there every month. :) Exciting to know your a fan. :)ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - Well, Anne. Everything would be better with cheese sauce!

    I know what you mean, sometimes normalcy is comforting. Your little babies are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • barbara jones - Whew! Done at last! Way to go!!! Remember that we vowed we would NEVER again run so late. We’ll see…….ReplyCancel

  • Renee - loved this post. i’ve never seen either an orange cauliflower or a tie tree. very neat. thanks for sharing. and the puppies. so cute. are they chihuahua’s? i would love to have another one of those. just darling.ReplyCancel

  • Mandi PIke - Hi Anne! It was so fun to see you at Room With A Past last week! We’ve missed you. Thanks for blogging about us, that pink bicycle is everyones favorite bike! We’ll see you again soon, ok?!!!

  • Jackie - I love all the little oddities! Really fun! But I have to say I have never seen an orange cauliflower. That Chelsea and Bitsy are sooooo precious.ReplyCancel

  • happy zombie - The cauliflower is incredible. If it looks like cheese… it’s gotta be good!

    I just joined your group… your pincushions are just too cute, Anne!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Wow, I didn’t know you were in the Bay Area. I’ve always meant to go to Room With a Past.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - I’ve had purple cauliflower, it has alot more taste than the regular white ones.