In the past it was Jeff who was GOCD (garden obsessive compulsive disordered) and he’s a remarkable gardener but for some reason, this year, I have gone haywire spending money like I had it on plants and flowers that make me feel good.
So, in that spirit, I want to show you a couple of our Pickle Road gardens, the pool area and the front of the Pickle Palace.
Here’s the pool garden
I found the Buddha at K-Mart near Carlisle, Pennsylvania on my way back from a lecture! Only $49-bucks.
Evan and Tulip take a dip (doesn’t it look like Tulip is smiling? Weird.)
My Veggie Garden
I think I went a little heavy on the different types of lettuce!
As if this weren’t enough
I bought a bright orange azalea, some gold, orange and red poppies, a red rose bush, carnations, and a fiery orange rose bush, and cucumbers at an amazing new greenhouse right down the road from us!
Here’s only a part of the damage . . .
Here’s a photo of the new peony that I bought just this morning
Then I ended up at a very dangerous place — Barnes and Noble!
Barnes and Noble is a very, very dangerous place for me. I can drop some chachinggas there in record time!
I bought about 15 magazines for a secret project I’m working on and found a quilting book on their sale rack in less than 10-minutes.
Now that I think about, I’m afraid that I already bought this book on one of my last visits there! Shit!
While looking at magazines I was amused to find Quilter’s Home right next to Fons and Porter. You can see the green Q with Mark Lipinski in the center of it on the right side.
I like Marianne Fons (and I think she’s cute, too). She’s always been friendly.
The Thing About Celebrity
Sometimes people who are legends, like Marianne (or people who are legends in their own minds), show their true colors and get all weird with a little attention. I didn’t know her before her quilting fame, but Ms. Fons is certainly likable and warm.
Look, after a gazillion years as a network producer, you can imagine that I’ve seen ’em come and I’ve seen ’em go (ask some of the stars I’ve had the pleasure of working with:
My dear, you owe her BIG TIME for what little career you have managed to salvage.)
And that oh so self-important and self-aggrandizing hypnotist Paul McKenna (not a very nice guy, although my friend Julie, a former View production person, loved him. Julie was also Debbie Matenopolis’ roommate when we all first started at The View. I LOVED Debbie when I worked with her).
“WHO?” you say
If there is one thing that I’ve learned in 25 years of producing real television, you’re only as good as your last show and just when you think you’re on top, you find yourself meeting the same folks on the way down the ladder. It’s just show biz. No rhyme or reason.
I only hope that I never get so busy or frazzled that it seems l as if I look through anyone or treat anyone unkindly. I hope that no matter what cards are dealt, I’m like Meredith Vieira who is truly one of the nicest and most down to earth celebs on the planet.
I really love people and being around them and having a laugh or two.
LOOK AT THIS
My buddy, designer Scott Hansen, sent me this little Katmandu art quilt. He even embroidered Katmandu into the design. I love these kinds of things. Thanks again, Scott!
Is Anyone Else Out There an . . .
Office Supply Junkie?
I am. I can’t get enough. I found this set of, what look to be terrific, pens at Staples the other day! Bought the whole set. I can LIVE at Staples (although their copy departments suck), Office Max and any bookstore U.S.A.
FRIENDS AND FOES
Michelle got her Quilter’s Home but she’s feeling really guilty….read why here Good mail day!
This is an OLD posting but one I missed while out sick. She’s a Pickle and look what she bought here A Fabulous Mail Day AND a Trip to the Fabric Store!
Margi writes about her favorite magazines and why she likes them here Favorite Quilt Magazines and a Great Knitting Resource! Are YOUR favorites the same as Margi’s or different?