This is Furleasha (named for our last cat). She is in charge of the shopping for the dinner tea today. I suggested that she might want to go to Costco, as we usually have a big turnout for these parties and at Costco you can get lots for less (as long as you have room for it!!!).
It was during this catversation that I remembered today was the day that Martha Stewart was going to be at our Costco signing her newest book about cupcakes. When I shared that with my co-worker, we asked our boss nicely if we could use some comp time and leave a little early today so that we could get to Costco and stand in line to buy a book and get it signed. (I didn't explain to him that Furleasha and I were also doing tea party shopping because I don't think he would have let me go - he probably would have called to have someone take me away!!!)
Yes, we were about the 85th people in line who waited for Martha to arrive. It wasn't so bad, really. While we stood in line we shot the breeze with the people in front of and behind us, and Costco had some of their workers walking up and down the line handing out cookies.
Martha was very nice. She signed the books and would speak to you if you talked to her. Just before it was my turn to approach her table, they brought her some snacks. She told me that she had only had a small salad for lunch today and needed sustenance. I told her that she looked lovely today.
Yes, that's all that I could come up with. Should I have said -
Martha, I am here with the ghost of my dead cat Furleasha and we are shopping for food for a dinner tea party today. Do you have any suggestions?
Then she might have suggested a recipe for Blue Tie Fish and we would have been golden!
I think she would appreciate how I used those ties to make fish and cupcakes to make a hat today! (Do you see the glitter gel pen I added to the fish to make them sparkle?)
So, I hope you like my card this week. It's a little Dr. Seussish, now that I look at it again. All those primary colors!!!!
Here's the details:
Stamps: Holiday Blitz (the tie and cupcake), Cat from Rubber Stampede, Studio G Clear Stamps
Paper: Real Red, Summer Sun, Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Watercolor
Ink: Basic Gray, Real Red, Ballet Blue and various markers to watercolor the cat
Accessories: aquapainter, glitter gel pen, circle punches, 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon
Now, please go take a look at the Teapot Gallery for this week. And thanks Kris for sharing your teapot with us this week.