Monday, November 8, 2010

Week two of FREE WOOL every week till Christmas!

This week's giveaway has been won, Congrats Arlene. See newer posts for current giveaways

Week two! Over two pounds of remnants!

To enter this weeks drawing leave a random comment below or tell us your "true story" by pushing the comment button below ( you will need a google account). Mom and I went to rug camp together once and one woman everytime she told a hillarious story that happen to her she would start and end it by saying "true story" mom and I have since done the same thing.

To start this week off, Here is mom's "true story"

True story ~ Mom used to be so scared of driving over bridges ( She has since conquered her fear and now travels all over the U.S.- Including hook-ins of 100 or more guests, Just ask her if you would like her to come to yours). Her fear was so bad that she would have to have to keep from closing her eyes! and be careful not to pull the steering wheel off.

Well one day she took a trip deciding to conquer her fear: Going over a LARGE FOUR LANE highway bridge mom in the middle of the bridge decides she just can't do it and procedes to make a U-TURN smack in the middle of the bridge. Cars beeping their horns behind her she hightailed all the way back home. True Story

Erica's "true story"

True story - I had my adorable mutt and child with me in the car when I decided to stop by mom's house one day. We left sanford (our dog) in the car while Grace and I ran in to say hello. I left the keys on the driver's seat as per usual. We stayed for maybe 10 minutes and chatted. When I went to get in the car, Sanford greeted me by jumping on the front seat before I could open the door and in process pushed the lock button on the door. Darn! Okay, First I tried to get him to obediently do the same thing and unlock the door, No such luck. So; I go inside and call my husband -who is uccustomed to these type of things happening by now- and he says he will bring the spare key but it will take him at least 20 minutes.( Mom and I are laughing hysterically at this point). While Sanford is watching us laugh he is still on the front seat and of course hits the car ALARM on my key chain ! - Have you ever heard those alarms, They are loud! For 15 minutes all of my mom's neighbors heard was the sounds of a very loud car alarm and us laughing and saying "I'm gonna pee my pants" - Sanford was completely fine by the way but he doesnt get in the front seat anymore. My husband ( Rick ) has just another story to tell the guys- Lucky guy. True story

39 comments:

Rocking Chair Stitches said...

Me me me.......Love this give away......

twoives said...

True Story. A Lucy moment! I had a new oven that was self cleaning which I had never had before. One evening I was making a cheesecake to take to a gathering. As it was baking I was looking lovingly at my new oven, noticed the knob you would slide to clean the oven and pushed it over. Welllll, that made the oven lock! I'm scurrying around muttering "oh my gosh" over and over. Read my book and just couldn't believe there was not a way to open it. Called the 800 number to find out that was the case. So I turned the oven off and had to leave the cheese cake there till the oven cooled. Luckily no one was the wiser. True story.

cmayn98071 said...

help,help
my husband retired early on me. He is driving me nuts. I need wool so I can rug hook to keep my sanity.,

Lynn said...

Hope this is my lucky week!!

Arlene said...

True Story Our front door handle was not opening from the outside. I suggested that we get a new one and replace it. My husband decided he could fix it himself! Well, he had knee surgery and after being in the hospital all day with him, I rushed home to let the dog out to do her business. Forgetting about the door, I closed it and waited for her to come back on the porch to go in. I tried the door and it wouldn't open. I had no phone with me and the garage door was closed with no way to get in the house. I tried getting the screen off one window to no avail. I live on a mountain and I knew I couldn't walk up to one of the neighbors. I was beginning to think we would have to spend the night on the porch when I decided to try "once more". Well, someone was definitely looking out for my (my guardian angel) because all of a sudden the door knob worked!!!! WHAT A RELIEF. Needless to say, we have gotten the door fixed!!!! True Story

Suzanne Taber said...

True story: Years ago my mother-in-law had a cat. Unfortunately she did not see the cat upon entering her house one day and shut his poor tail in the door. The tail was left behind but the poor cat seemed to recover quickly. However, from that day on he would always go through that door BACKWARDS. Guess he was making sure his butt made it safely through.

Patty said...

true story..it's 12:25am .. my eyes are crossed from hooking 3 straight hours ...and I wish I could think of something to write...
true story

rviste said...

Well, I guess trying to post this wessage would qualify! I typed out an anecdote twice and couldn't get Googleto let me post it! I must have typed in my password wrong, or else I didn't see the "letter salad" code right. Third time must be a charm,right?

kimberly said...

True story! My eldest child tearfully ran into the house announcing he had yet again missed the bus. It was field trip day and if he was late he would miss the field trip. Hugely pregnant with my third child, feeding breakfast to child number 2 I grabbed a coat and donned the ugly house slippers and keys and drove off to the school. Not a bad plan except I left my purse on the counter!
As I sped through our tiny town in my mommy minivan ,my youngest chirped up "whats the red and blue lights mean mommy??" I pulled over and the YOUNGEST ever policeman promply asked me if I knew what the speed limit was...and could he see my license and registration.
Looking down I realized I had no purse!
Officer then ordered me out of the car. Looking down I saw hairy legs, short nightgown, no undies and a coat that wouldnt button over my belly and of course I said NO WAY. WE had a back and forth get out of the car lady, no I won't for a few minutes . Finally he said dont make me pull my gun and both kids burst into tears. I swallowed what little pride I had left and lumbered out of the car. THe bus drove by, a few neighbors drove by honking ensued and police officer seeing my state of dress ordered me back into the car, and said dont drive like this again!! TRUE STORY!

sharon said...

True Story. My best friend was in town for the weekend and according to established tradition we went straight from the airport to the local Mexican restaurant for lunch. After using the restroom just before leaving I walked back to our table, picked up my purse and left with my friend. I noticed the staff and patrons were particularly friendly that day, smiling, nodding and waving as I passed. The host opened the door for our exit with a huge grin to let us out. When we got outside I heard a strange noise behind me and turned around to see my friend collapsing against the restaurant wall hysterical with laughter. "What?" I asked. She showed me her camera on which there was a picture of me parading throught the whole restaurant with a 3 ft piece of toilet paper hanging out of the back of my pants. True story.

Theresa Rapstine said...

Hi Betsy - LOVED your class in Fredrickburg TX this past September! Can't wait to show you the rug you helped on - from "bright" to "quiet". I'll send pictures once I'm finished. thanks for the fun wool.....your are the best....theresa

judy Lambros said...

Love your doodles. I made a bag from
them that I get compliments for every time I wear it!

Kelly said...

True story...I had to run to my local strip mall to return an item and was in a really big hurry. Parked the car and ran in to make the return. Came out and to my horror couldn't find my car. I'm having a panic attack looking frantically around making a spectacle I'm sure. To my surprise my car was at the other end of the parking lot not anywhere near where I parked. I get in my car and notice its in neutral! I looked around and could see the only way for the car to get where it was was to take about 3 turns to avoid any parked cars! I'm relieved that I didn't hit anything and as I'm driving out I see a crew of construction workers laughing there butts off. They obviously saw what happened and couldn't wait to see who the idiot owner of the "runaway" car was! True story!!

susiedele said...

True story...I met friends for dinner one rainy night and locked my keys in the car when I got out at the restaurant. I had lots of advice for who to call finally a busboy got a coat hanger and worked for quite sometime in the cold rain and got it opened for me. When I got home I told my teen son the story and he said. "Why didn't you use the magnetized key we put under the bumper" Duh! True story... Susie

Judy said...

I am NEVER lucky on winning a prize! True Story...Judy

Jasminmoon said...

Erica! Loved the dog story...same thing happened to me at a friends house...Our Pugs like to play and I had loaded mine in the car to leave and he did the same thing! Except he did not get the alarm button! My friends brother arrived and saved me with his long skinny arm he was able to reach the unlock button! My true dog story!

Mindy...

Lindy said...

pick me, random generator

OLD CROW FARM said...

True story...At our son's college football game (In which he was playing)my DH in his ultimate wisdom decided to buy everyone hot dogs...Loading our three year old son's with tons of ketchup. Being a three year old there was no way he was going to sit while his big brother was on the field. As he proudly stood on the top tier of the stadium, he grabbed that bun in a squeezing motion and that hot dog shot out like a rocket. Soaring over the crowd it gracefully dropped/slid down the front of a young man, DRESSED ALL IN WHITE who looked to be about fourteen years old. Once giving him a good 'red bath' it then fell on the floor and went all over his white tennis shoes. Seeing what happened I quickly said, "Act like you don't know where that hot dog came from." There we sat looking oh so innocent when our three year old cupped his hands to his mouth and yelled, "If you see a hot dog down there it's mine!" That did it, we all dissolved in laugher with that whole family giving us evil looks. I swear, it's a true story and we're still laughing about it. Sher

findusfaithful said...

When my husband and I went on our honeymoon 29 years ago, our dear old neighbor offered to take care of our cat. I hung my beautiful wedding dress in our bedroom, shut the door and whisked off to the airport. Later that night, the thought struck me that I might have locked the cat in my bedroom so I called my neighbor and asked him to check. Well.... he opened my bedroom door and decided to close the guest bedroom door which just happened to contain the litter box. My poor kitty! I can only imagine how long she tried to hold it until she couldn't stand it any longer. :-) When we came home after 8 days, we found that she had used my double bed as a litter box, along with the bedroom closet floor. As we dragged the mattress down the stairs and out the door to get rid of it, my husband quipped, 'I guess the honeymoon's over!'

Debbie Abshier said...

True Story: We, Patty, Donna & I, were at a rug camp when Desperate Housewives first started. Upon checking in to the hotel, we noticed we didn't have a TV, but there was one in the classroom across the hall. Went in to see that the TV was working...not! So, I picked up the phone from the wall and dailed zero. Received some recording from some AV place, Leonard's. Left a message of the building, room # and that we really wanted to watch Desperate Housewives. A couple of evenings later, Donna & I (with PJs on) settled in for some hooking (along with the TV next door hat the camp manager fixed) when there was a knock at the door! We were wondering who'd that could possibly be knocking at the late hour. Went to the door...and there stood Leonard (with leather coat flung over his shoulder!) and said he heard that there were some desparate housewives that needed some repair! LOL! True Story!

Patty Van Arsdale said...

True Story. A group of about 10 hookers were sitting in a circle when one hooker asked if we had seen one particular Super Bowl commercial. None of us were sure we had seen it when she went on to further describe some details such as..."you KNOW! The guy who used to be a football coach, balding, yada, yada, yada?". We were all silent as we tried to rack our brains for name of the guy she was describing when one hooker piped up and offered the name of BUTT DITKUS!!! Continued silence until I said..."I think you mean DICK BUTKUS!!!". We all roared laughing for 20 minutes after that one!

pam... said...

True Story...I can't think of anything!

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Hi!
Love reading all the comments. Thanks for having this weekly wool drawing!

SherB. said...

True Story: Newly married hubby and I lived on the second floor of an old brick school building that had been turned into apartments. One day there was a bunch of teen girls in the entryway which was where the mailboxes and only exit was located. We were leaving our apartment when I asked hubby to "please wait for me in the car". He went to the car and soon after I came bounding down the stairs and out the entry door after having squeezed between the teens and their chatter which turned to laughter just as I was going out the second door. As I neared our car I could see hubby roaring with laughing and I asked "what's so funny?", he replied, "you have a tail!" and I said "what are you talking about?" and then he told me I had a trail of toilet paper flying behind me from my waistband. OMG!!!! I was so humilated, somehow when I had made my quick "pit stop" I hadn't noticed (in our tiny bathroom)that my jeans had caught the end of the TP roll and took off about 10 sqares to give me a tail!
Now 30 years later we still laugh about my "tail" and you can be sure I'm much more careful when leaving the bathroom to be sure and double check my appearance!LOL

Lisa said...

True Story. When I lived in my house in Harmony Woods, there was a cat named Chester that would come into my backyard and terrorize my dog. Needless to say, it got old. Cat came, dog went crazy. Day in, day out.

My boys were young at the time. Lee was 3 and Dell was 1. We would take a stroll around the block.

On one of these strolls, Lee said, "Mom that's where Chester (the cat) lives. An older gentleman said hello and asked if the cat was a bother. I said, "No, not at all. Chester comes to visit us every day".

Lee blurted out, I like to kick that cat right in it's a**!

The gentleman looked shocked, I scurried away. I can honestly say I didn't see Chester after that.

Kids will throw you under the bus every time! True Story.

Homespun Handcrafts said...

I can't think of any funny true stories at the moment, but would love a chance to win this wool!

Thank you!

homespunhandcrafts at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I am honestly too tired to think of anything! Have had some pretty funny things happen at rug camps though. Sure could use the wool!

Sherry said...

There are tons of true stories to tell,but at my age right now I can't remember a one,but I KNOW I want wool LOL!!!!!!

Colleen said...

I have so many boring true stories - I am having fun reading the others!!!

primitivebettys said...

Oh random generator... please pick ME! I want new wool! :)

aryl said...

I hook every week with my friends, but I accomplish more in my recliner in front of the TV. I go through withdrawal if I don't hook every day.

ann said...

True Story...my mom, my kids and I were driving home one afternoon on a country highway when we came upon a semi-truck, slowed to almost a stop, for a herd of cattle that were on the highway. After manuevering his way around them, the semi-driver took off down the road, and we were next in line to deal with the cattle dilemma. Turning to my mom I said, "we just can't leave them on the highway", so we proceded to herd them - gently using my minivan - onto the closest farm lot, from which we thought they had come. The cows obediently did our bidding, and once they were off the road and safe onto the farm yard, we parked the car and walked up to the farmhouse to let the owners know that their cows were "home" safe. After ringing the doorbell and knocking repeatedly, the door finally opened just a crack, to reveal a 90+ year-old, tiny, wizened farmer looking up at me, and his wife (who was even smaller), peeking out and looking up from behind him. I proudly announced that we had just rescued and returned his cows to him. The tiny farmer exclaimed, "Cows! We don't have any cows!" and I said, "well, you do now", and pointed in proof to the herd, just in time to catch a glimpse of the last cow's rear end disappearing around an outbuilding. The tiny farmer cried, "my corn!", (oh no!) and the four of us took off walking as fast as we could to catch up to the cows. We did manage to guide them into a fenced-in area and save the corn, and as the four of us relaxed and admired the herd of 30-or-so black angus through the slats of the fence, the tiny farmer told us he had no idea where they came from - no cattle in the area sofar as he knew...a real mystery...To this day, everytime we pass the farm, my mom or I say, "...remember...that's the farm where..." and we start to laugh and reminisce the story all over again...True story

Jane said...

True Story.... a friend of mine told me about a woman who was very nasty to many people she worked with. She very often wore skirts and/or dresses with nylons. One day she went into the restroom and came out with the back of her skirt tucked into her nylons. She walked around the office for quite some time unawares. Apparently, she didn't feel the breeze and since she had been miserable to many co-workers, it was quite some time before someone told her. Needless to say...she didn't wear nylons so much anymore and was very concious of checking before she left the restroom.... true story.

deetta said...

Hi Betsy and Erica! I love this time of year, getting ready for the holidays and craeting in wool! All of your beautiful wools fill my shelves and some going to Fl. for the winter! We do not forget our "roots" just because we spend time in the warm weather. The hookers in our area do spectacular rugs!
Feb 2-3 we are having our first study group, hookin, and vending in Punta Gorda. Looking forward to meeting new people and be inspired with all their creations. Fiber and beads to embellish that lucious wool! Fiddlehead Finery

woolbling said...

Things getting real busy here but wanted to stop over. Thank you for having such a cool contest!!

Orange Sink said...

Certainly enjoyed all the true stories! Thank-you for the chance at winning some of your great wool! I just found your blog too so will have to add it to my sidebar!
Cathy g

findusfaithful said...

My wife has been 'hooked' and she would love to win!
Loving husband,
Paul

Barb said...

I can't think of any clever true stories right now but I'd love to be entered into the drawing anyway. I've enjoyed reading everyone's stories, especially the one with the 3 year old and his hot dog.

woolywalkers said...

Loved reading the 'true stories! Hook on!