Friday, November 15, 2013

It Was A Queer Day

Help me, help me I cried in vain.  QUALM passed over me like the black plague.  I must explain.  The letter for the Alpha Challenge at the Craft Barn is 'Q'.    I went straight a way to my Q pages and gasped.  I had glued all my Q pages together to make other pages more sturdy.  All I had left was a page and a half of Q  and most of them had to do with geometry.  Did I even take geometry and if I did, did I pass the course?!! I had to do something in order to QUALIFY!

Hark, there is a word I know - QUACK.  I love baby ducks don't you?  Now when I thought of QUACK, I remembered my Aunt Gertrude which we affectionately called "The Old QUACK".  Now she thought she was a lady of QUALITY.  A lady of high rank.  All because she had been invited to the Queen's annual garden party.  Following a very old British custom, she wore a hat that the Duchess of York wouldn't even wear.  She thought she had a QUAIL on  her hat but in fact it looked more like a sick seagull.   But I guess you would have called her QUAINT!

Having said all that, I decided to put a QUADRIFOLIATE on my page for good luck.  And then I decided I needed more than one so I used six more - a girl can never be too careful!!!

Enjoy!!



I do hope this makes you smile!  And Anne - I am thinking about you Sugar. 
Thanks for visiting and leaving such smashing comments!!!!!!
Sandy

66 comments:

sam21ski said...

What a fabulous story to aid your Q for the Craft Barn challenge!!!

Quality pages - well done!!!

Sam xxx

sally said...

Quite quaint quality story here!

Sally

butterfly said...

I can hardly type for laughing!! UnQuestionably Quintessentially Quick-witted... an absolute hoot. The brilliant images and your Questionable story of Aunt Gertrude's Quail hat have certainly made my Friday evening!! Thank you!
Alison xx

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fantastic page, no Question about it! Your Quest for the right word has given us a great, funny post - well done! By the way, did you mean me with the Mad Hatter?!
Valerie

paulaexuk said...

How funny, great choices for the "Q" word. Poor Auntie Gertrude, I think I have a hat like that somewhere LOL

maria's knutselplezier said...

What are your pages funny, I thought before I wrote your explanation, about your funny aunt, Very usefull to have such aunt, you will remember her always and have a smile on your face!!!She looks wonderful with her head on , gorgeous!!!

Greetings
Maria

Scrap Affair said...

Sandy, that is so sweet and FUNNY!!!
Love your story and images-don't you just love those stamps?! I wish I had more of them. And yes... I do LOVE ducks, especially baby duck. When I was little and was on a farm, I thought they were "drawning" in their little water dishes-I was saving them, by swaddling them lake little babies, and walking them in a baby stroller. I couldn't understand why they didn't wanted to cooperate, and trying to wiggle their way out of swaddling and run away... :(
Good choice! For a fun page

Danielle Champagne said...

I cannot stop laughing Sandy, but I cannot be humourous about my comment. All I think about are Q words in french, and I must call it quits, cause has nothing to do with your post !!! that I love very much. Imagination, and the talent to put all this together, with a story to back it up! You made my day. Hugs. xox

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, this gave me such a chuckle - in fact I am still! (chuckling that is).
Love your page and 'Aunt Gertrude's hat looks wonderful to me!!!
Have a great weekend.
Avril xx

MaryH said...

What a Quipster you are with this Quirky post today. I had so many Questions about a lot of the "Q" words you used, but I sure loved the one about your Old Aunt Quack, who was a Quality lady. I am still Quivering with chuckles after reading this Quotable post (oh yes, I hunted up the scrabble dictionary on Google, cause I'd have been in a Quandry to come up with all them words! Hope it's nice up in the hills. It be gloomy & cool 'round here, but none of the rain yet. Still got hammering & framming in our attic, and stuff being tracked through the house. Will be glad when this be done! TFS, Hugs & thanks for sharing.

Carla S. said...

You are so funny, Sandy! Loved your story and love your Q pages! Very creative!

Paper Profusion said...

Great post and entry Sandy! Happy Weekend. Nicola x

Meggymay said...

I loved your fun story, and the wonderful 'Q' pages. Hope all your four leafed clovers bring you lots of good luck.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

and some may say it is exactly
"what the QUACK ordered" (although I am a bit funny about the use of that word!)
This post is such a tonic Sandy, I am sure so many of us are sitting here with sore ribs from all our chuckling.
Creative, witty, it has it all.
Wishes
Lynne

Stamps and Paper said...

Sandy two fabulous pages they really made me smile....not an easy letter but you've certainly nailed it my friend....

Anne

Frea Konings said...

Hi Sandy, yesssssss you used Agnes!! I just love her with the sagging boobies, have her too and she's one of my favourite stamps! Love your page! Hugs Frea

Redanne said...

Are you trying to make me fall off my chair!!! Your post is so, so funny, I can't stop chuckling....I have never even heard of one of those words. How quick witted and funny you are - I love your pages and those fabulous images. Thank you for your kind words too, dear friend. Still chuckling.... Hugs, Anne x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
Yes, you do make me smile. You should have gone with quack, but then Im biased hahaha!
Take care
Ang x

Neesie said...

You're the Quintessential Queen of Quip Sandy...a brilliant post. Very cleverly created.
I have to say that that old gal collapsed in the chair looks a little too similar to me lately! Scary :$
Have a brilliant weekend

Netty said...

Loving your great wit Sandy....lol and your fab pages, so fun. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

scrappymo! said...

hahahahaha...you are too funny Sandy. Great Stamps and hilarious post!

Your page looks great and all the more so with this post preamble!

Marilyn said...

ahhahahahha.... I don't know which I love more... the story or the page but to be honest, both are great and very funny! What a fabulous page Sany and I LOVE that lady sitting in the chair with her hand over her forehead... hahahhaha... they are all funny and I got a good chuckle when I popped over here today so thank you for that!

Michellem said...

QUITE the post!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Oh Sandy this is brilliant! I think we all have an Aunt like Gertrude and can relate to that! Susan x

chrissies said...

Quite a Quest for you but the Q pages are fun and wonderful.

Great idea to glue the pages together for extra strength

Love Chrissie x

koala said...

Hello Sandy, (^o^)/"""
My English is still very poor and I do not have much vocabularies, so probably if I did your project, I could stop page " C " !!! (^.^;)"""
hahahahahaha...

Willy said...

absolutely, this i so much fun and creative, I love your page!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh Sandy . . . you just QUACK me up! Love your QUIRKY blog post and the altered dictionary page.

Keep up the good work.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Cat's sCrap said...

Lovely pages. I like the humor and the different characters. Always so original ! Bravo !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Aunt Gertrude and her QUAAAACK...lol Sandy...great page and word!!
Thanks for your kind comments and have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

toni said...

Such a wonderful post! Really made me smile. I love all the Quality images you've managed to get on your Q pages Quite brilliant. Have a fab weekend toni x

cathylynn said...

You bring a smile from ear to ear!
You are quick with the quill to create a fabulous pages and a story to qualify for the challenge. I quiver because I have not started mine yet! Oh well
shall I quit???? LOL!
Hugs, Cathy

Ruth Ann Hunter said...

My Oh My what a cute post and yes it did make me smile and smile. Love your creative ideas!! QUITE a work of art....great job! hugs, Ruth Ann

Karen Gist said...

hahahahaha!!!!! I am loving the stamp you used for Aunt Gertrude and your story of course!!!! If her hat was a dead seagull I would love to know what naughty Prince Philip would have muttered hahahaha!!! I seem to have missed seeing your previous couple of pages my lovely, so sorry! But they are just fabulous of course. On the home straight now for everyone (I have finished mine, just he cover left). I hope that you have enjoyed it!!! HUGS xxx

Myrna said...

Oh Sandy, you are to much! Love your story and your pages.

Karin said...

Haha great story and beatiful page! Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes karin

Annie said...

You are quite the resourceful one when backed into a corner! lol Your pages are terrific. And this is a wonderfully entertaining post.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

:D Sandy, how wonderful. Thanks for the big smile on my face. Not only the story behind this pages, also the pages are fantastic.

Paula said...

ROTFLMAO! This is fantastic, you rocked this one girlie!!!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Sandy, what a fantastic page, and I've been laughing like a drain reading your story. All those Q's you are very witty and clever.
Love the bit about Aunt Gertrude, I think it must have been her that was sitting beside us at a wedding reception the other year, this lady had a facinator with white feathers on her head, and my hubby kept giving it queer looks as he got more drunk as the evening went on. I just knew what was going through his mided and willed him not to say anything, but no, he did in fact asked the lady why she had a dead seagull on her head. I was mortified, thankfully, she took it in good spirit, as Alistair was filled with it, the alcoholic kind.
Wonderful Post Sandy, hugs Kate x

May said...

Hi Sandy... This really did make me LOL...your pages are fabulous are always.... Love the Aunt Gertrude Story...Bless her... Hugs May x x x

Macpurp said...

love it!

love Teen x

Patricia St Martin said...

Sandy, You did it again, love your story about Aunt Gertrude and leaving us with this picture of what a Quake your Aunt was. You just quack me up with those images. Totally fantastic creativity with your Q's. Your duck with his feathers flying was my focal point for some reason.
Hugs, Pat

~Tammy~ said...

Oh yes I did laugh and I needed one!! So thank you! Awesome job!

Maggie said...

Another great page Sandy love your story still smiling.

MaggieH

Shelby said...

Love love love all the Qs about your card thought I guess I'll leave out the Ps:)!!!

Shelby

Pat said...

Reads as though you swallowed the pages, good fun.

Kelly Neis said...

My gosh this is fabulous!! I love the images and the lady in the chair was me yesterday! So funny! Great story and effort in using the Q words. You never disappoint with your wit and southern charm! Love it to pieces!!!
Hugs and Love Kelly

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Oh my ! This IS fabulous! The images yes indeed made me smile, your theme is awesome. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

Sue from Oregon said...

Q-uite Clever Mrs Sandy! Love these Ai stamps right on to the page like this! Super super dooper fun!

Boo said...

Quite a Qool page, Sandy. I'm impressed with how many q things you used.

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love today's page what a fun story behind it.. thanks for sharing
hugs bibiana

Annmaree of Oz said...

Quite a Quandary, Sandy!

Fun pages and challenge!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

OK, It's 2:00 am in the morning. I am hysterical, not only because of your jaw dropping sense of humour, but because I have a gecko somewhere in the house and I can't find it! from somewhere on the beautiful Mexican coast - hugs, Donna xo

Elaine said...

Brilliant and yes, it did make me smile. Well done on your inventiveness!!

cotnob said...

Such a fabulous story Sandy, you did make me chuckle - just what I needed on a dark and dreary evening.
I love your page with all of your brilliant images.
Pauline
x

Jayne A said...

Great page Sandy. With all those Quadrifoliates your luck should definitely be in!

Hugs
Jayne

Linda Palmer said...

I missed this page because I had my eyes messed up for a couple of days and I hate it that I missed your great fantastic page until Now!!! I love your stories, they are always so fun and make me smile. Great idea and great coloring. I am still sitting here with your bday card...am I lazy or what??

Craftychris said...

ooh this is such a quirky page - I just love it! You are so clever and funny! I still have to do my page - I must get on with it! xx

butlersabroad said...

You are now the reigning Queen of Quirk you know. Very clever word alliteration! Poor Aunt Gertrude, I had a Gt Auntie a bit like that, it was embarrassing when you were about 8 and you met her in the street! She always looked like she was going to a wedding or something when in reality she was just popping out for a few groceries!!

Hugs
Brenda

Marjie Kemper said...

Poor Aunt Gertrude... is there no respect!?!? LOL... love the pages and I had a good giggle at the Qs being glued together. Great solution!

Pam Sparks said...

smiling! Madge is one of my all time faves!!!

vicki said...

Hi sandy oh wow this is amazing!!!! Great job your super talented :)

Have a lovely day

Vic x

coldwaters2 said...

Lol, oh Sandy I have so enjoyed reading your post it made me smile your page is definitely pure quality you have done a fantastic job.
hugs
lorraine x

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Pure fun, Quaked with laughter at all the q entries.

The Craft Barn said...

Great interpretation!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.
Winners and new challenges will now be posted on our new blog: http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/blog/
Izzy