Friday, 3 July 2015

Friday Funny that is true

A true story to bring a ‘smile to your dial’.


ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.


HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, "THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS. BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK "GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY."

MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS .

OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE - 'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY' STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED.

ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION ABOUT Mr GORSKY TO ARMSTRONG.

THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED BECAUSE MR. GORSKY HAD DIED, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.

HERE IS THE ANSWER TO "WHO WAS MR GORSKY":

IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD. HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOUR'S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.

HIS NEIGHBOURS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY. AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY, "SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!"

It broke the place up.

NEIL ARMSTRONG'S FAMILY CONFIRMED THIS IS A TRUE STORY.


Do pass it on, it's too choice not to be shared. Sharing it with Annie with Friday Smiles!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Rudolph Day June - Yikes

Hello there Peeps

Can you believe we are at the end of June already?  No, me neither!!!! Only five more to go until the Big One!!

I don't have cards to show you this month but I do have a Christmas project that I made for someone special.  I gave it to her now as I am not sure if I will see her before the Big Day as we don't get much chance to visit. 

Wanna see it?  Course you do....


And here is the back...

Not the best photos as the light was behind the candle. 

I took a piece of recycled tissue paper and stamped it using Ranger Archival in Potting Shed and my Inkadinkadoo and Tim Holtz stamps.  I then wrapped the tissue around the candle and gently warmed it and applied the paper very slowly and gently. 

Now all I need is a visit to Ikea and I will have a few more Christmas gifts ready!!

Thanks for calling by.  Off to join Maureen for the Rudolph Day Challenge. Better late than never ey!!

Hettie

Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday Smiles with a Friday Funny too!

Hello
 
As those of you who have stumbled across my blog on a Friday will know, I usually share a joke or two with you and link up with Annie for her Friday Smiles.  This Friday I am going to share with you some smiles from the past two weeks.  I hope you don't mind.  But for those of you who would just like to see the Friday Funny then shoot down below.
 
Firstly a very good blogging friend of mine visited and we went to Hay on Wye for the day...
 
(Thanks to our photographer for taking this photo!)
 
We then went back to Chez Hettie where I caught Sandra sitting at my desk peeking at my journal...
 
 
It was my birthday last week and I have been blessed to receive a plethora of hand made birthday from blogging friends far and wide.  Each card makes me smile and I thank you one and all. 
 
Also in the post recently was this little beauty from Debbie Rock of Tattered Rocks....
 
Isn't it just wonderful?  I absolutely love it and cannot begin to wonder how much time Debbie took to create this for me. 
 
On Monday of this week I took a little jaunt to meet our very own Annie and her sister Twiglet (I never did find out how Jo got this name!). 
 
 
See how Fergus has photobombed this picture!! Typical!
 
 I have saved the funniest photo until last...
 
 
 
 
I promise you no alcohol had been consumed....these two do not need it!!  They were both as lovely in real life as they are on their blogs.  There was no shyness and we all got on so well and are all looking forward to meeting up again. 
 
My thanks go to Julia of WOYWW fame who brought me to these wonderful people. 
 
Now for the Friday Funny....


THESE REALLY WORK!!


1. TO AVOID CUTTING YOURSELF WHEN SLICING VEGETABLES, GET SOMEONE               ELSE TO HOLD THE VEGETABLES WHILE YOU CHOP.

2. TO AVOID ARGUMENTS WITH THE FEMALES ABOUT LIFTING THE TOILET SEAT-       USE THE SINK.

3. FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SUFFERERS ~ SIMPLY CUT YOURSELF AND BLEED         FOR A FEW MINUTES, THUS REDUCING THE PRESSURE ON YOUR VEINS.                       [REMEMBER TO USE A TIMER.]

4. A MOUSE TRAP PLACED ON TOP OF YOUR ALARM CLOCK WILL PREVENT YOU              FROM ROLLING OVER AND GOING BACK TO SLEEP AFTER YOU HIT THE SNOOZE      BUTTON.

5. IF YOU HAVE A BAD COUGH, TAKE A LARGE DOSE OF LAXATIVES - YOU'LL BE             AFRAID TO COUGH.

6. YOU ONLY NEED TWO TOOLS IN LIFE - WD-40 AND DUCT TAPE. IF IT DOESN'T             MOVE AND SHOULD, USE THE WD-40. IF IT SHOULDN'T MOVE AND DOES, USE           THE DUCT TAPE.

7. IF YOU CAN'T FIX IT WITH A HAMMER, YOU'VE GOT AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM.

DAILY THOUGHT:

SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES - NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING, BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN YOU PUSH THEM DOWN THE STAIRS.
 
 
I am joining in with Annie this week.  Thank you for staying with me in this long post.  Have a great weekend.
 
Hettie
 

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

WOYWW 316 - Sat at the Sewing Desk today....

Hello there!!

Now let us see if I have internet for more than five minutes today shall we?

Hello there and Welcome to One and All to my Humble desk today.  Today is Wednesday and I am joining in on WOYWW!!  Today I am viewing life from the Sewing Desk!!  

 What happened was....... I spotted a Pin on Pinterest...... I am having too many of those moments aren't you?  Well, going back to my story, I saw a Pin and Pinned it.  Then I had the opportunity to order more Sizzix dies for the quilting group I belong to and chose some that I wanted including a triangle.  Well, a week last Sunday (15th), when I had nothing better to do I decided to play with the triangle die so that I can show other members of the group a way of using the die and a quilt was born.
 Do you like my new mug?  I love it.  It was a birthday present from my buddie and it is perfect for preventing threads and pins landing in my tea!  For the eagle eyed among you, yes I am using Christmas fabrics!!


After just 9 days I have made 43 blocks!! This quilting malarky is addictive and FUN!!  Here are some of the blocks waiting to be sewn together.  I will share the finished quilt top when it is all stitched together which will hopefully be before Saturday (I want to take it to quilting).

Well that is it from my desk today except to show you a pic of the two WOYWWers I was lucky enough to meet up with on Monday....

Yes, our very own Wispo and Twiglet.  They are as lovely IRL as I hoped.  Can you believe they dragged me kicking and screaming into a fabric shop?  Yep, I really did not want to go in there!!  Thank you ladies.  

I have a photo of someone else at my desk from recent weeks, and fear not I will share that with you again....that camera is not handy and I am losing the will to live to download the photo to my computer and blog!!

Off to join the WOYWWers minus the Leader Julia as she is of on her jolly holidays.  You would think she would invite us wouldn't you!

Catch you later!!

Hettie





Friday, 19 June 2015

Friday Funny

Paddy had long heard the stories of an amazing family tradition.
 
It seems that his father, grandfather and great-grandfather had all been
able to walk on water on their 18th birthday.
 


On that special day, they'd each walked across the lake to the pub on the far
 side for  their first legal drink.
 


So when Paddy's 18th birthday came around, he and his pal Mick, took
 a boat out to the  middle of the lake, Paddy stepped out of the
boat ....and nearly drowned!
 

Mick just barely managed to pull him to safety.
 


Furious and confused, Paddy went to see his grandmother ..
 


"Grandma,"   he asked, "Tis me 18th birthday, so why can't I walk across
 the lake  like me father, his father and his father before him?"


Granny looked deeply into Paddy's, troubled blue eyes and said,
 
"Because ye father, ye grandfather and ye great-grandfather....


were all born in December, when the lake is frozen, and ye were born in
 August, ya fookin idiot!"
 
Joining in with Annie for my Friday Smiles.
 
 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Happy Birthday Steph...

Hello there
 
How ya doing Folks?
 
Now we are finally having what we can call a summer, though there are some intermittent dull days mixed in.  At least on those days we can leave the watering to nature!!
 
I want to share a birthday card I made for a good friend a little while ago...

I used my lovely Artistic Stamper stamps and a mixture of Distress Inks including Antique Linen, Peeled paint and Gathered twigs as well as Potting Shed Archival ink.  For the marigolds I coloured them in with Copics.
The base paper is some which I received as a freebie from Prima.  Most of the pieces were from the Snippets drawers and the leaves die cuts were from my Tin of Shame.  A little piece of ribbon to finish it off and I am now taking this down to the Snippets Playground.  I am also going to share this with the Artistic Outpost Challenge too. 
 
Thanks for calling by. 
 
Hettie

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Happy Birthday ...NBUS Lavinia Stamps

Hello
 
Did ya miss me?  I took a week off blogging to play catch up with things as well as to see if my headaches that I have been having lately are computer related.  I was working all day on the computer and then again for a lot of the evenings so I decided it was time to ease off.  I am going to limit myself to just a few evenings a week while the summer is here so I can do some jobs that are required outside.

I hope you have all had a good weekend.  Mine was fab, having met up with a Playground friend of mine.  We took a trip to Hay on Wye and had a lovely time wandering round in the light showers that were taking place.   Such a shame as driving down the Capel y Ffin is not as good in the mist.  Ho hum!

Right then onto today's share with you.  I made this card some time ago and am only now getting round to sharing it with you.  The stars stamp was new at the time I made it. 

I masked off a panel in order to ink the green panel with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint DIs.  Once dried I stamped the Lavinia Flower Fairy with Archival Ink as was the Penny Black HB. 

As mentioned previously, the stars stamp was new.  I was lucky enough to win a voucher for the Craft Barn where I bought this stamp (amongst a few other things!)  I stamped it with Versamark ink and embossed with WOW Sparkling Snow embossing powder.
 
I am entering this into the That's Crafty Challenge...they are looking for glittery cards and the stars do sparkle. 
Thanks for calling by.  I look forward to receiving your comments.
 
Hugs
 
Hettie