Friday, August 30, 2013

32 True Statements about SMALLTOWNS

Those who grew up in small towns will laugh when they read this.

Those who didn't will be in disbelief and won't understand how true it is.

1) You can name everyone you graduated with.

2) You know what 4-H means.

3) You went to parties at a pasture, barn, gravel pit, or in the middle of a dirt road.

On Monday you could always tell who was at the party because of the scratches on their legs from running through the woods when the party was busted. (See #6.)

4) You used to 'drag' Main ..

5) You whispered the 'F' word and your parents knew within the hour.

6) You scheduled parties around the schedules of different police officers, because you knew which ones would bust you and which ones wouldn't.

7) You could never buy cigarettes because all the store clerks knew how old you were (and if you were old enough, they'd tell your parents anyhow). Besides, where would you get the money?

 When you did find somebody old enough and brave enough to buy cigarettes, you still had to go out into the country and drive on back roads to smoke them.

9) You knew which section of the ditch you would find the beer your buyer dropped off.

10) It was cool to date somebody from the neighboring town.

11) The whole school went to the same party after graduation.

12) You didn't give directions by street names but rather by references. Turn by Nelson's house, go 2 blocks to Anderson 's, and it's four houses left of the track field.

13) The golf course had only 9 holes.

14) You couldn't help but date a friend's ex-boyfriend/girlfriend.

15) Your car stayed filthy because of the dirt roads, and you will never own a dark vehicle for this reason.

16) The town next to you was considered 'trashy' or 'snooty,' but was actually just like your town.

17) You referred to anyone with a house newer then 1925 as the 'rich' people.

18) The people in the 'big city' dressed funny, and then you picked up the trend 2 years later.

19) Anyone you wanted could be found at the local gas station or the bar.

20) You saw at least one friend a week driving a tractor through town or one of your friends driving a grain truck to school occasionally.

21) The gym teacher suggested you haul hay for the summer to get stronger.

22) Directions were given using THE stop light (sign) as a reference.

23) When you decided to walk somewhere for exercise, 5 people would pull over and ask if you wanted a ride.

24) Your teachers called you by your older siblings' names.

25) Your teachers remembered when they taught your parents.

26) You could charge at any local store or write checks without any ID.

27) There was no McDonalds.

28) The closest mall (????) was over an hour away.

29) It was normal to see an old man riding through town on a riding lawn mower.

30) You've pee'd in a wheat field.

31) Most people went by a nickname.

32) You laughed your butt off reading this because you know it is true, and you forward it to everyone who may have lived in a small town.

I would not have wanted to have been raised any other way!!!!
Tough times don't last... Tough people do!!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

22 Men’s Necktie Crafts – A Great Sewing Project

Patchy Pillows
Once you sew the ties together into a square the rest is easy.

Necktie Wreath 
With some simple sewing you can make this wreath

Cup Coozie
It's easy to cut a tie piece and sew on felt and a closure.

Fashion Wristlet
One tie sews up into a cute carry all.


This minimal sew approach uses knots and beads

Patchwork Punkins
You can make these fun decorations by sewing scraps of ties.

Rattle Snake
These make cute stuffed animals for children

Wall Decor
Sew a patchwork rectangle with tie pieces and frame it up.

Sweet Dreams
two layers of tie sewn with batting in between them

Tie Headband
This budget project requires simple sewing

Glasses Case
Cut and sew a necktie into a rectangle, then just add a piece of velcro

Tie Necklace
Simply fold and sew to make this shirt embellishment

Upscale Lampshade
Ties sewn together and draped over a shape can make a great accent

Necktie Wallet
Sew a wallet from a tie and wool suit

School Bag
You need a big of sewing know-how to make this satchel.

Flower Pin
It's easy to make this by wrapping, twisting and glueing.

Button Cuff
Sew together scraps and add buttons for funky wrist fashion

Floral Fashion
These flowers were made using just the tie tips

Fun Lid
Six wide ties are sewn together and hunched at the top.

Boxy Basket
A great project if you are in need of inexpensive organizers

Bow Ties
These fun bow ties have a sewn-on velcro closure.

Necktie Skirt
a Zig-Zag stitch attaches these ties together to make a skirt