Editor's Challenge

July 19th, 2009 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Here are the first arrivals of my new junk family. Its twins!! I think Ill knit the little ones some baby booties out of recycled yarn. Ha! I can do lots of things, but knitting is most definitely not one of them. These were hand delivered from JMS contributor Lani. Do you know what they are? The mystery twins are buggy steps.Now there is work to be done. As my mother would say while playing cribbage, What to do, what to do, what to do? A game of cribbage with my Mom takes a long time.
I asked Lani if I could just use my idea from Junk Beautiful, Outdoor Edition. She said that would be cheating. Shootie doots! I guess its back to the drawing board for me.
Here are the first arrivals of my new junk family. Its twins!! I think Ill knit the little ones some baby booties out of recycled yarn. Ha! I can do lots of things, but knitting is most definitely not one of them. These were hand delivered from JMS contributor Lani. Do you know what they are? The mystery twins are buggy steps.Now there is work to be done. As my mother would say while playing cribbage, What to do, what to do, what to do? A game of cribbage with my Mom takes a long time.

Here are the first arrivals of my new junk family. It's twins!! I think I'll knit the little ones some baby booties out of recycled yarn. Ha! I can do lots of things, but knitting is most definitely not one of them. These were hand delivered from JMS contributor Lani. Do you know what they are? The mystery twins are buggy steps.Now there is work to be done. As my mother would say while playing cribbage, "What to do, what to do, what to do? A game of cribbage with my Mom takes a long time.


Ah, hahaha! I knew this would come around the junk bend sooner or later! I will be receiving junkable items from the contributors over the next couple of weeks and my mission (and I have no choice other than to accept it) will be to create something out of each and every piece of junk I receive. Hmmm...you get what you give! I can't wait to see what I get. Do I still have time to change my address?! After reading the following comments from a few of the contributors you'll know what I mean. Wish me luck!

 

This from our very own dear sweet Georgia.:

“Oh honey, do I have some JUNK for you. After what you have done to us...are you KIDDING me? I will be going through my stuff and finding something really EASY for you to work with!!! You betcha...I am good to go.”

She’s a real peach, huh?

Candy chimes in:

Yep.  I'm up for the challenge!  Anything to get rid of junk in my basement, eh?  Nighty night.

Candy seems a little too kind in her response. We’ve all witnessed her witty ways on the site Do I really want to see what lurks in her basement?! I think she is saying “Mwa hahaha” as we speak! I’m sleeping with one eye open.

This from Amy:

“I’ll see what treasure I can dig up!”

Treasure?! Hmmm….you know the quiet ones are the scariest, right?

Jim responds:

“I’m all set with the editor’s challenge project. I found this big metal thing with chippy lead paint. What’s really cool is that it glows slightly when you shut the lights off, kind of a yellowy green sort of illumination. I’m not too sure what it was originally used for but the guy at the funeral home where I bought it said he thinks it was for shipping asbestos in the 1950’s…so it’s vintage. I think it still full too! Once I get a hazardous materials permit I’ll call the trucking company for pick-up. Sue, you should have it in about a week…OK.”

Would we expect any thing less from Jim?

More from Geo:

“Kathy, look what you have done...did you see Jim's plans for Sue?  Poor thing!! Remember, you started this!”

Geo is enjoying this way too much!

Kathy regretfully responds:

“I’m so sorry...great way to make friends, right???!  I read Jim's email - a little scary - but we know he's kidding , right??  Now I've got to scramble and come up with a great piece of junk for our fearless leader.  Good thing she's fearless when it comes to junk!!.”

Too little, too late Kathy!

This is what I was afraid of when Kathy came up with this tomfoolery
idea. I'm sure all contributors will treat me with love and kindness. I guess the
shoe's on the other foot now! Note to contributors: Raccoon, rat, mouse squirrel, and/or
bird droppings, hazardous waste, or anything that glows on its own can not be shipped. It's illegal and I WILL report any offenders!

A personal note to Kathy:

Thanks for such a great idea, Miss Kathy. I only hope I can return the favor real soon.

 

P.S. All comments made in a good, clean, fun-loving, teasing, kind of fashion!

 


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Comments (17)

3wheelinskippy writes: WOW, yall really sound like a fun bunch to be around, too bad I live in the south. Posted: 11:13 am on July 28th
RustyDiva writes: Sounds like ya'll are gonna have some fun! I've figured out there is a hierarchy here: Editor, Contributor, Member and lots of folks in between. Can anyone tell me how you become a contributor? Just curious. Thanks.

Kenda Posted: 2:00 pm on July 21st
GrandBear writes: This sounds like a real challenge! Don't mention what the item is to all your 'Junky" buds..make something and have all of us try to figure out what it started as!!! Looking forward to your WONDERFUL creations....Jan Posted: 6:25 pm on July 20th
grammie25 writes: Look at Jim "glow". "Glow Jim Glow". Now is when I wish I had some of the things I couldn't figure out what to do with. But wait she says, there is always that thing that is locked up in the back shed. lol hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Be afraid be very afraid. I need to start writing scary books. This is too cool. Karen Posted: 5:51 pm on July 20th
shabbychick writes: See Sue - there's nothing to be nervous about, because of all the people I know - I'm positive that you're up to about any junk challenge thrown at you (don't take that literally)... I just know everyone will be ever so kind and thoughtful in their junk selections - only the best for you - promise!! ;)

I also know that in the future, I will be very careful about suggestions I make - because the old saying of "what goes around comes around" is a very true statement - especially when you're talking junk!


Kathy

P.S. I'll be delivering mine in a van! Posted: 3:33 pm on July 20th
grannijo writes: Sounds like a fun time for Sue!...lol..sharon Posted: 12:36 pm on July 20th
writes: Just wait until you see what I'm cooking up Miss Sue!!

:-) JennyK Posted: 2:30 am on July 20th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: Sue,
You was not kidding me when you said I want you to meet some of my crazy Ladies, was you? I am in tears laughing what is going on around here. What Jim said I laughed and laughed. Wow what talent all you ladies and Gents have. I'm working on a project in the house hopefully will bring a laugh to every one and Sue could you make me a item in the sporting catagory? I just want you to know the joy I'm getting out of all of this.Love & Blessings. ROBERT. Posted: 12:41 am on July 20th
CottageElements writes: Okay, I'm just wonderin', does this mean I have to give you another object for your challenge from me? :) I have a couple things I can drag out of my basement. Those look like they may be too easy. Ha!

Lani

PS They wouldn't be like Jim's. They're not toxic! LOL! Posted: 10:06 pm on July 19th
MimiToria writes: I hope to hand deliver your challenge to you on Wednesday if I ride with Lani to your house when she goes there. It should be fun to see what you come up with for all of these crazy items everyone has collected for you.
Gretchen Posted: 9:50 pm on July 19th
alicemom writes: I will so be looking for a goodie!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:00 pm on July 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, don't you worry about what you'll get from me, Miss Sue! Just remember, I'm the nice one...the nice one...the nice one...(fade to black). Posted: 4:14 pm on July 19th
georgiamoon writes: Oh SUE, this is waaaay too GOOD. I think we are ALL really really funny..hope you think so too. Jim, now you're just being mean...in a really hysterical way of course. Everybody is crackin' me up! Who knew we could have this much fun over a simple little challenge??? Did I say simple? I. DON'T. THINK. SO. Hahahahahahhaha, geo Posted: 4:11 pm on July 19th
audlyenuf writes: Sue, I'm sorry I haven't anything to send as I've used up all of my whatevers.
Wait, though, there's that thing my husband keeps asking, "What is this thing, and what the heck are you going to do with it?" [He should know better by now, huh?] I'm sure you'll find a good use for it and it will also keep the peace. Win, win situation!
Audrey
P.S. I hope you are going to make something compounded of ALL the contributions together - or a least 5 per project - rather than individual projects. What's the plan? Posted: 4:02 pm on July 19th
JunkArchitect writes:
Sue, I had the piece all crated and ready to be picked up by the trucking company but it started leaking. WHATEVER leaked out burnt a hole in my garage floor. I’m starting to question its original use because it has a little sticker on the side that says CHERNOBYL. (Nice vintage graphics on the sticker) Anyway, I wrapped the whole thing heavy-duty foil and duct tape and then put everything in one of those gigantic plastic bags mattresses come in…you’re good to go honey.

p.s. You won’t be able to make a lamp out of it because for some reason lights bulbs blow up when they come within ten feet of this THING.

Your junk-bud forever. Jim

Posted: 1:07 pm on July 19th
shabbychick writes: Woe is me.... ;) Posted: 12:34 pm on July 19th
ALVN writes: I'll be hand delivering some special item(s) when I come down to help with your garage sale next week! I haven't decided which treasure(s) to bestow upon you yet!!! This is supposed to be a challenge, right?

Amy Posted: 12:28 pm on July 19th
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