A week ago today, I was standing with purse on shoulder and keys in hand. I was waiting for my husband to get home from work (early) so I could make a break for it. Not only was I fleeing my homestead, but I was bound for two of my favorite fabric stores in Atlanta. When we lived there, I would frequent Lewis & Sheron and Forsyth Fabrics. You see, fabric is my crack. In fact, when I got to Atlanta and pulled up in front of L&S I was so excited, I was practically frothing at the mouth.
I went up and down every aisle. I studied everything despite my sensory overload. It took me an hour and a half to get through the first store. My ankle was starting to protest. (If you don’t know why my foot hurts, please read: You Know You Are Having a Bad Week When You Borrow Your Dad’s Walker). But even pain would not stop me from going through every inch of the second store.
I have quite the fabric habit. Back in the days of – you know, employment — I would leave these stores with people offering to load my car. So, I had to choose wisely if I was going to make a purchase and I just needed a tiny hit of my crack.
And then I saw it.
I just couldn’t help myself.
I found fabric with muted images of the faces of Larry, Mo and Curly! Who can resist The Three Stooges? Certainly not me. I got enough to make a pillow for my son Charlie’s room.
I made the pillow today and decided Charlie (2) might think the faces are scary. I’m all about this pillow, so I decided I better think of a way to sell it. YouTube to the rescue! I thought, I’ll show him who they are and how silly they are.
Well, it has been a while since I have watched The Three Stooges. I thought–black and white, silly skits even a munchkin like mine would think they are funny. Clip after clip all they do is smack each other in the face. Um, hard. I turned it off almost immediately and smiled and said, “How about that pillow, cool huh?”
Then he piped up with a smile “Yeeaaah!” (Whew!)
Here’s hoping he doesn’t haul off and slap me like I’m Curly! Nyak, nyak, nyak.