April 9, 2010

mable....

it's friday
and
the sun is shining
~
my son has been sick with what we thought was just his asthma
but
based on how scratchy my throat is
i'm wondering if he doesn't also have a cold on top of his asthma and allergies
and
maybe coughed up a few germs on my strawberry shortcake
~
there's a shop around the corner
who honors the talents of artists
and
i've been asked to frame some of my photography
in a large format
to be sold there
~yikes~
so this afternoon
i'm off to the camera shop to have some of my photos
printed
big
as in
11x14
big
~wish me luck~
~
but
the main thing on my to do list
is laundry
so
i'm going to roll out my old clunker above
~i call her mable~
and
get her hose all hooked up
so
i can wash the bed sheets and then get them on the line to dry
~
hee hee
~
oh how i love fridays
*



40 comments:

  1. I am imagining your photos that large and think they will be spectacular!

    Love Mable, look at her fabulous legs!

    Happy weekend, breathe easy!

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  2. Congrats and best of luck to you.. that's so cool. Gotta love that Mabel.. she's a beauty.

    I hope you feel better soon. :)

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  3. they are going to so love your photos. Mable is bearing it all isn't she:)
    kt

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  4. How exciting to have your pictures hanging and for sale. I know others will love them.

    Sore throat and asthma, hummmm? - I just got over something like that. There is something going around.

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  5. wishing you bunches and bunches of luck! how excited is that....

    my son has allergies all year round and sometimes we cant tell when its allergies or a cold. Usually by the time we do realize its a cold...its too late and we all get to share the wonderful bounty of germs.

    have a good weekend....

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  6. I am sure your photos will be very well received, how wonderful!

    I am having the same allergy issues lately...they are really bad this year, I think it is because it got so warm so fast...

    And as for Mable, I'm pretty sure she used to live in my grandmother's kitchen, will you ask her for me?

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  7. I hope your youngun feels better soon. Asthma sucks..I know!!!
    Love Mable...she is very cool and probably does an excellent job on sheets and the like.
    Good luck on your newest venture...but they will love your work...I do!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. Line drying here, too!
    Good luck with your art work!

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  9. You have a great sense of humor. Mabel is a delight!!
    Good luck with the photo showing!!

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  10. Wow, that IS exciting! How will you choose which to use? You'll have to share with us the finished product. Do you have any vintage cameras that go along with the age of your washing machine?

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  11. I think Mable has earned her right to just sit and look beautiful in the corner while the hard work gets done by a nice quiet energy-saver (your energy !) front loader...I'm just saying.;)
    Hope the boy and you get away with a minumum of itchy scratchy ick. Fantastic about the photos - what a treat !
    Happy Friday, Beautiful Beth !

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  12. How exciting...I hope you will share photo's of the photo's hanging. I just know that they will be a big hit!!!!Mable is sweet...we use to have "Mable" when I was growing up.

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  13. How exciting for you Beth, I hope you and your son are feeling better soon. As for mable, maybe, just saying you need to kick her to the curb....just an observation, lol.
    feel better.

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  14. My Mom once had a Mable - I remember having to keep my hands clear of her wringers! Congratulations on your new photo endeavor!

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  15. Yes!!! I would so love to drop by and surprise you & when i win the lottery & my boyfriend buys a new plane - a fast one - i am going to start doing just that. How fabulous and good luck & congratulations!!!

    As for mable, i remember her visiting my grandmother. she gets around, if you know what i mean. ;-)

    :) Debi

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  16. BIG Congratulations! Oh, I wish I lived closer so I could come be the first to sign the guest book!

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  17. Oh Beth!!! Congrats to you! Very exciting. You go on and have fun with Mabel...I'll be doing some laundry with my HE washer and dryer... ;)

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS! So happy for you!

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  19. congratulations , Beth, and yes, How will you choose among all your incredible photos?

    rest and liquids

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  20. No doubt, your framed photographs will wow them...how exciting!!

    And Mable's 'cousin' and I had a tangle one time...
    I was maybe 4 or 5 when she tried to wring my arm like a sopping towel. Luckily grandma was there to back her up and spit me out!

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  21. Your Mable is pretty contemporary looking compared to the one I was around as a child ... oops! Yep, I'm ancient!

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  22. Your pictures will look amazing that big...I think they would look great if they were printed on canvas too, instead of photo paper. Good luck with Mabel!

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  23. How wonderful to have your art recognized and to actually make some bucks in the process!

    Seeing Mabel reminded me of my grandparents' "Mabel". She used to dance across the basement floor while she did their laundry!

    I enjoyed feeding the clothes into the wringer -- those were the days!

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  24. And, will you be wearing a handkerchief in your hair while you do your laundry with Mabel?

    Congrats on the gallery! You rock, mama!

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  25. 財富並非永遠的朋友,但朋友卻是永遠的財富。..................................................

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  26. Congrats on selling your photos!! I bet they fly off the shelves!!!!!!

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  27. That is wonderful. I know you are excited and You will do wonderful.
    I always love your photo shots.
    Katelen

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  28. oh how I am jealous now...Mabel is a real beauty! and laundry is my lover. so change the subject...CONGRATS on the big framed gig!! YOU ROCK!! ~Go Girl~

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  29. There's nothing better than sleeping on bed sheets dried on the clothes line out in the sun.

    Bliss!

    happy weekend,
    jj

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  30. Of course, Beth, they want your photos in that shop...what a draw they will be to get people in! Your photography is so incredible and, large prints, oh my gosh!

    Happy washing!

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  31. your photos will look absolutely gorgeous, beth! congrats ~ xx s

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  32. Your photos will gorgeous hanging up in a gallery.... and I really love the photo you have here.

    Happy weekend!

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  33. WhoooHooo!! That's one step closer to the book!! Do you really have this "mable"? Too cool. We had one in our bathroom & it scared the beejeezus outta me.

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  34. hope everyone is feeling better now. how great you've been invited to enlarge your photos for a local shop. i think you're well deserving. hope the printing process goes smoothly. love the photo of the washer. it's perfect for doing your sheets, :) have a great day.

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  35. hope you feel better.
    Mabel reminds me of my gram's old wringer...good memories, sweet memories...thank you.

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  36. Best of luck with the photos!
    My grandma had one of those "machines" in the cellar and she "let" me help her with it :)

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  37. mabel is just as pretty as she can be.
    and congrats on the photos, you deserve the recognition. yay!
    xo

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  38. Hey Beth - if you have a Costco nearby, check with them to see if they'll print your photos on 16 x 20 board. They printed some wonderful images for me for my show in December and I think the cost was about $16 per image, maybe a little more. You need a tiny bit more depth on the frame, but they look spectacular. If your local Costco does them, they can usually have them in a matter of hours.

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  39. Beth, that is so wonderful! Congratulations!

    That is so exciting and it must feel amazing to see your work in big on the walls.

    *cheering you on!!!*

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth