Where-streets-have-no-name and Pheasants-and-such
I settled in at number 111 on the a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015, can't complain about that.
I visited many, many blogs this past month. I start at the bottom of the AtoZ list since the heavy hitters are usually gathered at the top (heavy hitters = the hosts and those who woke up early to place high on the sign up list).
Each year I see challenge blogs that start out with A, then B, maybe even C, then they stop. I think they have a great premise then I wonder what happens? Does the full import of the challenge sink in? The real troopers know what to do with the letters X and Z.
Newly discovered and I-am-now-following blogs include an eclectic mix I am delighted to have found.
Cluckcluckbuzz - A little bit of farm life and gardening tips.
Dena's Ramblings - a Southern California attorney with a sense of humor.
J.H. Moncrieff - Official website of this horror author.
Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax and Cabbages and Kings - a long title for a wonderful site that focuses on Art of the American West. Even though she stopped at the "U" prompt, her posts were a delight.
The Mane Point - A haven for horse lovers.
Weekend thrift shop finds included fill-a-bag for $5 with books. I went WILD with some retro and recent children's books, two of note being the 1962 A Big Book of Satellites for You and the 1952 The Biggest Bear.
My big kid books included some cookbooks, a Larry McMurtry western and an embroidery book.
Sharing a precious pattern with you, a 1958 McCall's 2257. The cashier said she had just put that pattern out. Late 1950s graphics, the bomb *sings the last two words*!
I found a treasure trove of late 1960s, early 1970s patterns that will find their way onto my upcoming posts, one of which appears below.
Weighing in for a last day of the month post in celebration of International Fake Journal Month.
We will be heading to Milan for shopping at Missoni.
A pop in to Prada.
With money no object, I intend on filling my shopping bag to the brim.
Pattern of the Day from 1968.
This fall I will be taking an online class Fashion Analysis/Clothing Selection. I finally get to take what I consider to be a fun class, still a requirement toward my degree. I will be sure to post relevant fun facts related to the course.
A big thank you to the Challenge hosts and to all that visited me for this romp. Stay tuned for more. Please post a link in comments to any upcoming challenges or hops.