Friday, June 29, 2012

{Post #997} My World

Welcome to my world!  The above picture is a shot from my life yesterday.  I got a surprise package in the mail from Natasha.  She had told me it was coming, but what could it be?  SELVAGES!  She had cut into some new fabric and had selvages she saved for me.  How thoughtful is she??

This is a shot from my cutting table.  Starting on the left and going clockwise I have incoming mail, car keys (never far from my hot little hand), a set of I Spy squares I listed on eBay, Thimbleberries scraps, my camera case (also never far), a string setting triangle for my Squares Surrounded top, my water cup, and a 6" x 12" ruler.

Guess how long I've been using that water cup?  It is easy to remember.  My 1,000th post for this blog is coming up (how can THAT be?).  I will have a giveaway in honor of my upcoming 1,000th post for the person who can guess most closely how long that cup has been used by moi.  It is easy for me to remember because I got it on what some would consider a special occasion.  I will give away a set of Thimbleberries FQs to the winner.  Let's set the deadline for guessing as Monday at noon my time (east coast).

The cup has some special qualities.  It has a black interior (which you can't see in the photo).  That was important when I used to drink soda because I favored Diet Pepsi, Diet Coke, or Diet Dr. Pepper.  The kids couldn't tell WHAT I was drinking because even water (my current beverage of choice) looks black when in "the cup".  It is double-walled, so no condensation.  Most importantly, it is really big.  It is seldom w/o ice water in it for me.  

Funny memory...all my kids and DH know that this is MY cup.  Once when DH's father and stepmother were visiting from another state, she walked into the living room saying she had to take some pills and needed a little water to swallow them with.  She walked in holding MY cup, and the kids all collectively gasped.  It was akin to someone sitting in DAD'S chair!!  Thanks to their wonderful upbringing no doubt, none of them actually SAID anything.  



Anonymous said...

I am guessing you have had the cup since the 1990s. Maybe 18 years? I remember seeing many cups that look like that. My mother has one similar to it.

1000 posts. Wow. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your quilting life with us.

Leeanne said...

1000 post....that's great, always fun coming to visit.

Leah S said...

My first guess would have been a wedding gift, but I don't think it's that old? Another thought that crossed my mind was a year 2000 cup. Maybe...

But I'm mostly thinking you got the cup at the birth of your first child.

Anonymous said...

I just got done drinking from my water cup and I've had it since 1988. I wish it was black inside. Oh well... I'm guessing you have had your cup since 1985.
Thanks for sharing.
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Andee said...

Congrats on the posts. How about a cup the commemorated your high school graduation?

Ruth said...

My guess would be 15 years. Don't know why, just a guess.