Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pink Wednesday on Thursday...ooops.

When you work at home it's easy to forget what day of the week it is. Hey now, that's my story and I'm stick'n to it! Ha!

It's been awhile since I actually posted something pink for Pink Wednesday. Here's a pretty good dose of it for you! Vintage pink baby slippers and ballerina tutu, a bear dressed in pink made by Diane Kennedy, Wee Scone Bears - Scotland, and the box that I made in Lisa Kaus's class that I still haven't finished. Hee!

Speaking of Lisa, Bill and I ran into her this past Sunday in one of my favorite shops, the Jealous Gardener, which is located in the Sellwood District of Portland. Perfect timing I'd say! Oh, my, my....the goodies she had with her! I had to take a peek you know. When one of my favorite artists on the planet asks if I want to see what she's been working on lately......well, hello!, I'm not going to say, "No dear. I have to run." Are ya crazy? The long and short of it....Bill and I got a private viewing of Lisa's art right there in the back of her van on 17th Avenue with traffic whizzing by. Just thinking of it makes me giggle! Did I bring anything home? Well, of course.....silly you! The Banker (Bill) was with me! Ha!

Here is one of the pieces. Had to have it. It's my nickname....Queen. For those of you who don't know the story....I was named after Queen Aleta of the Misty Isles from the Prince Valiant series of.........comic strip fame!! Yes, dear hearts, I was named after a comic strip character. :o) As Paul Harvey would say....And now, you know the rest of the story. *smiles*

Warmest Pink Wednesday on Thursday bear hugs, Aleta


Adrienne said...

Cute story about your name. My cousin married a man named Val. He was embarrassed the first time he told us that his mother named him after Prince Valiant. When we want to tease him we call him Valiant. He is a good sport and knows that we all love him and are not making fun of him at all. You NEEDED that 'Queen' sign for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us. ~Adrienne~

Shantell said...

I love those Wee Scones...still on my list of "wants"...not to be confused with "needs". HA Love the "Queen"'s YOU.

Me & the Troop

Brenda said...

Hi Aleta,
How perfect is that!!! Sometimes things are meant to belong to you.



Stacey said...

Thanks for all the great Halloween shots and ideas in your last post - I'm getting out all my fall goodies tomorrow ... What a wonderful time of year!

Nancy said...

Hi Aleta! Hope you are having a great weekend...

Love your "pink" pieces. Your boxes are lovely and those little shoes...adorable.

I say, A Crown Fit For A Queen, indeed!! Love it!

Hugs, Nancy

Anonymous said...

So nice to hear where names come from! And a great thanks for showing us the work of Lisa!! I think I will surf on her website all the afternoon!!!
Beary hugs,

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Aleta, I didn't know the story about your name. I am named after some old book called "With love from Karen". When I was little I told people I was named after Karen Kain ~ Canada's Prima Ballerina (much better!)

I love those Black Boots! I sold a pair last year and I wish I had kept them.

Love the little Wee Scones too!


gretchen said...

oh.......totally love the name story. of course you needed the sign!

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