Monday, April 23, 2012

Lucky Ducks and Wise Owls...

Finally, I'm having a stretch of good luck!  A couple weeks ago I happily won the new Rachel Maddow book Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
...signed!  The contest was sponsored by Maddowfans; myself and another lucky duck were chosen by creating a funny subtitle for the book.  I wrote Drift: How Dick Cheney Got His Groove Back.  So, add clever book subtitle maker to my list of things I can do!

After I found out I called C at work and she asked if they were going to use it on the book.
"No, it's published already."

"Well, she sure would sell a lot more with that subtitle."

"um...It's number one on the New York Times' Best Seller list...I think she's doing ok."

Later I called my mom AND she was appropriately excited for me!  (Though, I suspect she wants to borrow it...hmm.)

Anyway, it's been a couple weeks and I think the whole Maddow book experience has inspired my new project quite accidentally.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="350" caption="Owl Drink to That"][/caption]

It's a patriotic owl bar mop towel!  I've been kicking the idea awhile of "Owl Drink to That" but just in the last week I decided to silk-screen it and top stitch it to a bar mop (which is a beotch by the way).  I pulled the red and blue fabric from the bottom of my fabric stash...not my typical color scheme.  Once I pulled it together I was like, hey, Maddow is a mixologist, political wonk, and all around wise owl!  Yay, it's cool when you use your noggin!  (btw, someone almost immediately pinned it on Pinterest on a board called "to do"...thanks.  good luck with that.)

--Lisa LeBlanc

connect with me: website | twitter | facebook | pinterest | ravelry

1 comment: