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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'd give you the shirt off my back..

Okay...  so most of the time this is true...  but...  here's the thing....

I love blogs and one of my very favorites is Joanne's blog..  "Cup on the Bus".  I've read it for a long time...  absolutely love Joanne's way of telling stories about her family.  She's a wonderful story teller, but the best thing is that you really feel like you know the folks she writes about.

You can read her blog, and I hope you do....  one of these days I hope to get up to NE Ohio and meet her...  walk through her town....  see the pig in her flower bed....  check out the new roof on the town hall building and really see that huge willow tree.

But...  one of the neat things is...  Joanne's a weaver.  Okay, so she put her talents on hold for a while...  raising her grandkids and all...  but now she's at it again.  She actually sent me a gift of tea towels that she wove...  and I use them every day.  

Nothing would do but I had to have one of her hand woven shirts.  She made me laugh....  I like things BIG and roomy....  she convinced me that I didn't really need a Large, that a Medium shirt would be fine.  (she was right)

I had hoped for green, but purple was all she had in stock right now...

Okay...  purple is high on my list of favorites....  we e-mailed back and forth...  today, look what I got in the mail...
 I know....  the tag is still on....  
But I couldn't wait to try it on...
Isn't it gorgeous?
Another view...

We'll be flying off to Florida come Saturday...  going on a cruise...
What nicer attire could I choose?

And you might have to fight me to get me to give you this shirt off my back!

(If you want, you can check out Joanne's other items...  I believe she has an Etsy site as well as being on Facebook)

Thank you, Joanne, for such a lovely shirt...  I think you'll be hearing from me again.

That's All For Today!

13 comments:

  1. That is a nice shirt. Jim's wife is a weaver too and incredible artist. Where does your cruise go this time? I guess I'll find out soon enough.

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  2. Very neat shirt, I would never have guess it is woven. And the colors would be perfect for me. Fun Travels. . . Becki

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  3. Very neat shirt, I would never have guess it is woven. And the colors would be perfect for me. Fun Travels. . . Becki

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  4. I had my eye on a blue one on her site for awhile. Just never pulled the trigger. I'm afraid to look at her shop again. :)

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  5. Very nice shirt--lots of time invested I bet!

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  6. The shirt is beautiful and looks even better on you! She's got talent!

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  7. Oh what a web we weave. . . No, I guess that should be: Oh what a beautiful shirt she wove. My wife has a nice loom and likes to weave, too.

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  8. I like the purple color. Nice looking.

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  9. Purple is a good color for you! Have fun on your cruise. We're going on one in November. Perhaps I need to buy some cruise wear...

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  10. Howdy Sharon and Bill...have a great cruise!!!

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  11. That is amazing! I had no idea that such things could be made with a handmade loom. Enjoy every minute wearing it.

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  12. That is amazing! I had no idea that such things could be made with a handmade loom. Enjoy every minute wearing it.

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