July 22, 2009


Hi everyone!

I was over at JD's blog, I Do Things, and I was writing my comment when I decided it was too much to be a comment and too funny to keep to myself so here I am, sharing with all of you. Now JD has been invited to speak at the BlogHer convention next weekend in Chicago. Her latest post was about what to wear and she asked for opinions and tips.

While leaving my comment I realized that a lot of people had already left comments about what she should wear and which of her outfits would be appropriate for her speaking engagement. But no one had given her much advice about what kind of under garment she should wear...her faithful granny panties or a light girdle.

Well, I happen to have experience with just that type of girdle and I knew JD would benefit from this experience. So, JD...this is for you. :o)
My Wedding Day...a true story

For my wedding day I had purchased a really lovely dress, a light champagne color with a beaded bodice. It was so pretty, I even bought shoes dyed the same color. I too fretted about wearing proper underpants / girdle for the occasion. i am a fluffy gal, and the dress was kind of clingy around the middle.

I decided that since there were going to be many people there watching me and my sweetie get married, I would opt for the girdle. You know, for the extra slimming effect. I also decided to add control top pantyhose. i was really, really sucked in. i hiked up that girdle and the control top hose and off we went.

On the ride to the ferry dock, I started panicking and worrying (it's what I do) and sweating and feeling over heated. By the time we arrived at the wedding location, the Washington Ferry Rhododendron, my iron clad under wear had started to roll over. I discreetly tried to pull up the roll and smooth out my under garments. Since it was just hubby to be and I in the car, I felt safe to yank everything up.

We arrived at the ferry dock and went in the small waiting room that was for walk on passengers. Our guests started to arrive and my nerves were still on active duty making sure everyone was taken care of and had their ticket for the boat. Finally, the ferry arrives and we are off, about 30 people walking on to the ferry in late November...everyone in warm coats except me, the bride in a fancy dress.

With all of the walking around and standing, my undies were heading south...in a hurry. Now my panic was really on, I was about to get married in front of all these people and a bunch of strangers that were just riding the ferry and my girdle and the control top panty hose were rolling down and down, getting thicker and thicker under my dress.

At first I had a few minutes to get to the restroom and yank everything back up. But this is a very short ferry trip! Just twenty minutes each way. As soon as the boat left the dock, we were standing with the minister and the ceremony began. Throughout the ceremony all I can think about is my underwear rolling down! "Can anyone see it?" "Can I stop it without drawing attention?" "What did my husband just say? Did he yada yada yada me???" "During our wedding vows!?" (Yes, he did!)

As soon as we said our "I do's" I wanted nothing more than to race off to the bathroom to pull up my girdle and hose that had now rolled down to around my thighs and were still heading south. But since we had only a short time on the ferry with the minister we had to sign the paperwork...and then friends and family were coming up to offer their well wishes. "Yes, yes...thank you, thank you..yes, the boat is lovely...thank you, I love my dress too!" Ack! Just let me get to the bathroom!!!

At last I made it to the restroom to yank up my rolling undies, they had made it all the way down to just above my knees. I was so relieved to finally be able to pull them up and be able to move freely again. Phew!!

So, dear JD, wear your comfy panties and not the girdle...or you may be sharing more with your audience than your sparkling personality!

I hope you have enjoyed my little tale. Our wedding was definitely a memorable event and not just because of my underwear!

hugs to you all!!



July 20, 2009

Odds and Ends

Hi everyone!

Well, here I am! Sorry for such a long break between posts, I have been getting used to the new job and enjoying the summer weather.

I still like my new job. The people are so friendly and nice. I am getting used to my commute too. I have been listing to audio books and I have really been enjoying them. My first book on CD was The Number One Ladies Detective Agency. I am now listening to the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I am just checking these out from my local library as they have a large selection. This gives me my reading time and helps ease the stress of the freeway. :o)

I want to share with you some pug art work I recently purchased on Etsy. Look at these beautiful pugs! The photos are courtesy of the artist's Etsy shop, Malthene. The fabulous artist is Mary Detwiler. She is very friendly and very responsive to her customers.
These are pastel crayons on acid free paper. The photos do not do them justice, the colors are so vibrant. The little puggies look like they could just jump off the paper! I ordered them with black mats and will be looking for frames soon. They are very delicate so I need to get them framed up right away. I highly recommend a visit to Malthene on Etsy and looking at Mary's artwork for yourself.
Here is an old craft that is getting a new look these days. Punchneedle looks very simple and the results are wonderful! I have not tried it yet, but plan on getting my very own set soon. Melissa at Life is Art, Art is Life has shown us her beautiful cardinal in birch trees. Another crafty friend, June at PlanetJune has just announced her first punchneedle designs and a handy e-book with instructions and tips. The Punchneedle Handbook is available from June's online shop.

June gave me a little teaser a few weeks ago about one of her punchneedle patterns. Look it's a pug!! And a corgi for Dozer! June asked if I would share her punchneedle news with my blog friends and dog lovers. I jumped at the chance, June is so sweet and talented. I am thrilled that she remembered me and my readers with her pug and other dog patterns.

So, there you have it. Another fabulous update from Puglette! I appreciate you all being out there, waiting to hear from me. I have been reading your bloggies and loving them all. I have left a few comments but some nights reading and looking at your cute faces is about all I can muster.

Thank you for being my pals!

July 2, 2009