Jan 17, 2011


When I turned 40, Aunt Chrissy and I took a trip to Turks and Caicos. Since it was the very first time I had ever been on a vacation as a real live adult person, I decided to make hair maintenance easy breezy by practically shaving my head. Yup. I don't know what possessed me, but there I was...flat top and all, looking for all intents and purposes like a sunburned bowling ball.

It's been a few years since that trip (ahem), and my hair has now grown down to my b-u-t-t. I realized this yesterday when I tried to get the elastic band unstuck from my ponytail, and I had to contort myself into a yoga pose to do so.

So I fished around in my bathroom cabinets and found the box of clips and ribbons and bands and such, and lo and behold there were some big rollers. Before I knew what hit me, I popped two of them on top of my head and within an hour or so I had my big ass 80's bangs that only a Jersey girl (or a girl from Lima, Ohio) can fully appreciate. Somehow the phrase "The higher the hair, the closer to heaven" got into my brain, so I teased and teased and sprayed and sprayed and there I was....full on butt-length hair with the sky high super shellacked bangs to boot.

What can I say? I was good looking in the 80's. This works for me.

I only have a few moments to spare before Aunt Chrissy comes to pick me up for some errand running, but I thought I would show you the latest progress on One Long Panel. Please forgive the somewhat wonky picture...I had to unroll the canvas and it's a little wavy gravy.

Only one more section to go, and then it's on to the border and beads! Woo Hoo!

Thanks so much for your comments about Stewey's letter to Martha. In the interests of full disclosure, you should probably know that he writes to her at least once a year or so, but it sure is nice to know that MY fan base (tee hee) is there to support me when he is a disloyal little (@#*&.

Happy Monday! I hope you're off to a good week and that needles everywhere are flying!


  1. I'm loving the groovy colors and patterns ;-)

  2. Hope Stewey liked your hair or I am sure it was !@#$ o pay at your house.


  3. I did my share of burning holes in the ozone layer in the 80's too.

    Your stitching is so very beautiful. I don't think I could attempt this one!

    Love the colors too.

  4. Your needlework is beautiful. The colors are fantastic. But, really now, where's the pic of the hair?? Hugs

  5. I love your embroidery, beautiful colors.
    I would also have loved a picture of your hair, circa 80's revival.
    Mine is also as long and I was sick of winding it some many times when arranging it into the usual chignon. Last Sunday's remedy was a large pair of scissors I took to the ends, now looks more like a rat's tail when in a ponytail. Oh well, it will grow back.
    Love to Stewie from Miss Molly.

  6. One Long Panel looks fab!!! Loving the colors and texture.

  7. I would have loved to have seen a picture of that hair!

    Your needlework, as always, is just beautiful!

  8. The panel looks spectacular!

    I too have pulled out the rollers for my hair -- it's "between" lengths and "setting" it is the oly thing I can do with it right now! Did Stewey go ballistic when you had the rollers in? My dh gives me such a look!

  9. Oh bringing back the memories of sky-high bangs! LOL

    I shall be waiting for tomorrow's Mo-ther report on your choice of hair styles :P

  10. So did you go out with your sister and your 80's hair??? How funny!! Should have showed us a pic! Love your stitching!

  11. I found this mornings piece EXTREMELY funny! Then I realized why. It hit close to home. LOL Thanks! Cathryn :D

  12. Those are gorgeous colours Coni!
    Dang, I miss the 80's

  13. I wish you'd had a picture of your bangs LOL

  14. I just had to comment on this one. I'm not *from* Lima, Ohio, but Lima is where I spent many of my college days during the early 80s when those of us going to school in Ada "went to town." And, depending on the occasion, my big hair and bangs went with me. Just for the record, though,...I hear that big hair from the 80s is back in style. At least that's what I tell myself these days!