Thursday, January 20, 2011

Is It Just Me??

What was your morning like? My routine: I let the dogs out, feed the dogs, make the coffee, make breakfast for my daughter, empty the dishwasher, pet the dogs, fill the dishwasher with breakfast dishes, fill the bird feeders, peek at the paper and then take my coffee to the computer to check my e-mail (I work at home so I shower after all this, don't worry). After a bit I got tired of answering e-mails and needed a distraction so I poured another cup of coffee and then sat down to go over my pocket calendar for the rest of the week, letting the caffeine do its work for the day while I also browsed through a couple of catalogs that recently came in the mail.


I rarely order from catalogs, except my favorite quilting catalogs, but I was drawn into this one because it had so many bizarre things in it. I don't know - is it just me or do we really need and does anybody actually buy -

Ruffled washer and dryer covers?? Let's just cover everything in our homes so we don't ever have to dust . . .

No need to explain this one . . .  

A heated wrap. If she's so cold, why doesn't she just put on some clothes??

All 8 Apple Sitters for just one low price!!

This item has to be my favorite . . . a machine to jiggle away your chin fat! On sale! If any of you have this, let me know if it works, okay?



28 comments:

Patty Nordahl said...

Kathy you made my day - those catalogues are some of the best free entertainment available. Please do let me know ifyou hear that the chin jiggler works -

Sue said...

LOL
I would say that those washer and dryer covers are from someone who just makes everything for their house. I'm wondering what their dishes look like! LOL

Thanks for the laughs :D :D

Michelle said...

Oh dear love the entertainment value in this post, gosh I don't think frilly washer and dryer covers would ever get used at my house my machines are too busy being used, Lol (I have four kids and live on a farm!)

Impera_Magna said...

I don't get catalogs like that one! No fair... *lol*

I love the grin on the model's face as she's demonstrating the chin thing... interesting that as old as I am, I have never ever heard of dust covers for a washer and dryer... ever!

Jan said...

So funny, but somebody must be buying this stuff! As my Mom would say, "fess up!"

Kathie said...

so funny, bet this started your day off laughing!
hope you made your way to the sewing machine and whipped up a quilt for the top of your washing machine! I know people who have little quilts on their washer and dryer! not me they get used to much!
Kathie

Kathleen Tracy said...

I'm pretty sure those dryer covers are for when company comes, LOL.

Merilyn said...

I had to laugh at the washing machine/dryer covers, straight out of The Donna Reed Show!, at least that is what came to mind. What a terrible waste of good fabric !!! At least your entertainment for the morning was free!!!

beyond the invisible said...

hahaha this was soooo funny! I can't imagine there will be someone who actually is going to buy one of these silly things!
have a nice day, jolanda

Wendy said...

This post is too funny. I never seen a cover for washer and dryer, must be for someone that doesn't use them.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

I need the chin jiggler--- but does it really work? If it's on sale this might give us all a clue??????

You sure had your entertainment for the day and for us too!

Love your blog.

Carolyn :)

quiltingnana said...

ok...let us know which things you buy!!!

Deb said...

Oh my gosh, I'm chuckling over all those crazy things. I can't imagine washer and dryers covers, but I know that someone has them out there. It's amazing what people will spend their money on.

Leeanne said...

I have just sent the link to your blog to a friend as she will have a great laugh when she sees the quilted cover for the washer.Her family all comment on what else she will make a quilt for! They are not quilters, so have no understanding...but quilted covers for your washer and dryer.... is maybe a bit OTT?

jtquilts said...

I had seen some of those items before and thought they were comical then and then to see your thoughts I know I was in good company! Thanks for the laugh.

Irishgirlsews said...

Hahahaha....too funny, I don't need washer/dryer covers, but hey, when they go on sale it could be a good buy as it looks like about 4 or 5 yds of fabric!!LOL
Wendy

Lori said...

I had a very stressful day and needed this laugh so much! Thanks for making me chuckle!

Shauna said...

Wow - aren't they crazy!! I read this this morning, and that sounds like my day. I love reading mags and books (quilt) with story's in it.
Thanks for the laugh.

Frances Leate said...

What a loss to the World if we didn't have this type of entertainment arrive in our mailbox! Cheers from Cairns where I don't think it will ever stop raining again.

Quilt Station said...

I'm still chuckling...but I think this is why catalogue shopping took a while to catch on in Australia, I think you guys are about a hundred and fifty years ahead of us in this department.

The mind boggles over those apple things, what exactly are you supposed to do with them?

Great post, truly...I'm still chuckling.
Cheers Margaret

moosecraft said...

Thanks for the giggles this morning! You get some great catalogs! LOL! ;-)

marian said...

you know since moving out of town we no longer get those crappy catalogues and i don't miss them one little bit..thanks for the reminder LOL!

Truffle queen said...

Whoa! How many trees were cut down to make paper to print that catalog?! Who needs to go to the flea market to find "junk" - it's in a catalog! Thanks for the laugh!

GO BEARS!

Quilt it and Dotty www.quilt-it.nl said...

O Kathleen, you made my day! hahahaha

Beth said...

Funny post. I love looking at those catalogs too, although I have never seen the washer/dryer cozies. LOL.
I do haveto tell you that my 23 y/o bought that chin exerciser thing. Not sure if she uses it. Maybe I should test it and let you know if it works.
OOOO I heard your new book came into the shop yesterday, gotta go buy it today.

Connie204 said...

Made me chuckle. What will they think of next. Connie204

MARCIE said...

I come to your blog to see your darling quilts, but this post is hilarious! Love the washer and drier cover. But why buy it when we could just whip up a patchwork cover? Maybe you could create a pattern for us?

Netpawz said...

My laundry room is the entryway from the garage, hence the dumping ground, so my washer and dryer sport little seasonal 20x25" quilts to keep the tops from being chipped. --Wonder where I get inspiration for those small quilts? ;-)

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