25 March 2013

A different sort of brooch


I went outside the front door the other day to put our shopping bags back into the car.  I felt a right dipstick as I zapped the car with the key and it wouldn't unlock.  Just wouldn't do that 'flashing thing' that cars do when you zap them.  

I stood and puzzled about it and then realised that the neighbours were watching.  Then it suddenly dawned on me that it was the WRONG CAR!!!  I go by the colour of cars.  No idea of make or any other details - it's colours only with me.  A car should have a wheel at each corner and an engine that works - end of story.  Nothing else matters.

After a bit of teasing from the neighbours the lady who was visiting them spotted a brooch on  my coat.  It was this one.   I also have another one like this too.  She ooooohed and aaaaahed and asked me to make her one.  Well here it is.  I scanned it before it was properly finished - it doesn't look as 'droopy' now!!

Please take a look at the threads used by Sonja for her pram which arrived yesterday.  Fabulous.  Also Gea has sent in her pram which makes the total now to be 100.

7 comments:

Maureen said...

Lovely brooches - and no problems with pinning them on either! - I always find it hard to "hide"the pin on the back of a brooch so that it doesn't show.
I'm with you entirely on cars - ours is blue, ancient, and I am always hopefully trying to open the wrong one in shopping centre carparks. Only in my case it's worse, because the automatic locking and opening thing died years ago, and I have to open it with the key.So a bit more embarrassing if the rightful owner of the glitzy blue car should happen along, as was the case once.

Gunhild said...

..Hi Jane, this is a funny story with the car...I have had a similar experience when my car was new, just small and black, as many others here...the brooch is yours, definately, ...I really like them, although I never wear brooches... normaly, ...we will see:))
Happy tatting

Fox said...

Oh, my trick! Many a time I have FOUGHT with the lock of a Mercedes or o Volvo or even a BMW, thinking it was my old black clunker...uttering all sorts of trucker-talk, oblivious to the narrowed-eyed glances of the passerbys, only to realize the mistake is MINE alone. Slink away....

God's Kid said...

Sweet brooch!! :)

Corina said...

Lovely brooch!

Sunela said...

I needed a laugh today and your car story did the job! Great idea on the brooch

Mad Tatter said...

Very cute brooches. People under 25 in this country, don't know what a brooch is. I asked once and got a confused look.
On the car story. When my kids were small we were coming out of a gathering, in the dark and the vehicles were covered in ice. I was grumbling on the driver side of the car. Couldn't open the darn thing with the button. My daughter finally piped up.....it was not our car. Good grief.

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