Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why People Like Me Should Just Buy From The Pottery Barn

I started this project last week.


Since I am trying to sew in small increments throughout the day, this little project took a bit longer than I had first thought. 

However, it had been all laid out on the floor for several days just waiting for me to sew the finished squares to the double fold bias I had oh-so-cleverly made with a special tool I found last year. How's that for a run on sentance?

Not only have I looked at the layout all week, but The Mister and both kiddos had looked at it too. 

After finishing up the sewing I immediately went outside and hung it up in several trees out side. I looked and looked at that thing about 20 different ways.

It was only until I sat down right this very moment to brag on myself post about it that I saw my mistake:
I am not Giving Thanks, but Giving Thakns.

Y'all, if it wasn't so stinking funny and TOTALLY something I do all too often, I might be tempted to feel sorry for myself!

Anyway, I am off to rip the 'k' and 'n' and put 'em where they belong, in the meantime, would you let me know what you are Giving Thakns for today?

La Vida Dulce!

25 comments:

Lindsay said...

LOL that totally looks like something I would do! I am giving thanks for my awesome God smacking me upside the head (see my recent post) and for all the wonderful ladies that are in the blogging community. :-)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I'm giving thanks for my dyslexic and extremely talented friend, Kellie!

And for the beautiful fall day we're having here in CO!

Shelley a.k.a. Momma said...

It's very cute, and I am glad I am not the only one that does things like that! Cannot tell you how much I have smeared my confidence by messing up...but then there is such joy in the final, fixed project! Can't wait to hear more about your homeschool adventure!

Tanya said...

Oh, that is too funny!! I'm giving thanks for sunshine. I giving thanks for my children and my husband, my laptop and chocolate, my husband's new job and our house (which doesn't have to change). I'm giving thanks for quiet (and hoping I get more later). I'm giving thanks for friends, grace and forgiveness. Most of all, I'm giving thanks that God loves us individually and pours Himself into our daily lives to prove it; I'm grateful for a personal relationship with Him.

Rae said...

I am soooooo impressed!! Even with the mixed up letters (which is too funny) it is a work of art!!!

meh said...

Oh, Kellie, it is very cute! And at least you can fix it so it is spelled correctly. (:

Hmmm! I am thankful for the creativity of the Lord and how He planned the incredible color that seems to drip off the tips of the branches of the tree just down the street. It goes from green at the top to orangey-yellow at the tips. Every day it is more beautiful!!

Carrie said...

That is too funny. You really did a great job. What a great memory to have and laugh at each year when you set it out to decorate with.

Darcie said...

You did an awesome job just like I knew you would. And what's a little misplaced K between friends anyway?

Okay, I'm curious though...is it something that can weather, well, the weather? I assumed it was an indoor banner. But it's just as cute (if not cuter) as outdoor decor.

I'm thankful today for my much cleaner and more organized pantry. And yes, I did give credit were credit was due!

Tiffani said...

Soooo stinkin' adorable!! What a followthrough-er (nice word, huh?)you are!! I have seen so many things I'd like to tackle in that crafty creative sort of way...and then don't follow through...so, way to go Kellie..and "thakns" are just as good as "thanks" in my book!!

I am thankful for grace and mercy, my wonderful kids and hubby, and I'm thankful for great music!

The Gochis Family said...

I am thankful for you my fun loving friend!!!!

C D said...

so cool that you posted your humanity... I probably would not have posted it -- so I'm admiring you for that :D :D. And it is beautiful!!

I'm thankful that we are reminded daily that God is in control.

Michele said...

So, so funny. That sounds E-X-A-C-T-L-Y like something I would do. You did a fantastic job though! I am so proud of you! I am so thankful for so many things but mostly my hubby, my kiddos, my family, my friends, and my church.

jen said...

That is so something I would do too! Though I would be giving thanks that I hadn't made two k's or something more difficult to repair.

Today I'm giving thanks for the warm sunshine pouring in the windows and that it is Wednesday and for the opportunity to spend time with my kids at home instead of running a billion errands!

byebyepie said...

Does it make you feel any better to know that I had to read it twice before I saw it? And I've been a proofreader for 11 years!

It's always the huge things like that that get missed. Your eye bleeps over it because you are certain it's fine.

I am still thaknful that I know you!!

Megan O. said...

Love this project and love that you made your own! Makes me want to learn to sew!!

Chel said...

That makes me laugh out loud!

Blue Skies said...

Wow! You did that so fast. From first thought to finished product usually takes me about a year. Or more. Can you believe I am about 4 years behind in my scrapbooks? Yes. Years.

I am thankful for good friends, a husband who loves me, and a God who loves me the most.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that I could laugh with you about this in person!! Welcome back. Great job on the project, moslty. :) K2

Becky said...

I am thankful for friends who pray for me and think of just at the right time. :) Thakns

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

You are one talented lady! Seriously, you could sell those and less crafty people like me would snatch them up.

And the switching of the letters is so something I would do. :)

I am thankful right now that my store has milk for $2/gallon, and that gas is finally below $3/gallon around these parts.

Marketing Gurl said...

I just found your blog and I love it. Part of the process is making stuff...then I understand the giving in to Pottery Barn thing though. I think you did a good job. By the way...happy Birthday. I saw you said you have an Oct Birthday! Love, MG

Gretchen said...

Kellie, dropping by to say hi from Mer's blog. I lurrve this post! Self effacing humor is the best. I have to tell you--at first glance, I didn't notice a thing except the beautiful leaves. :)

stephanie j. said...

Kellie, that is something that I would totally do. When I was in high school choir, I (being a very stubborn girl) insisted that I make my own choir dress. It was navy blue crepe de chene (sp??). Hey, it was 1983. Ugly doesn't begin to describe it. Anyway, I sewed the right sleeve on INSIDE OUT. And I wore it that way for 4 years, because I was afraid to rip out the stitches because crepe de chine (I'll try that spelling this time...looks cool) runs like cheap nylon pantyhose.

Janel@Dandelion Dayz said...

Oh, that just rocks. Leave it like that forever! I love it.

Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

THAT is totally hysterical!!

And you just need to leave it like that!

Too funny!

Jolanthe