I usually put Uncle Sam outside around Memorial Day and leave him until Labor Day. (kinda covers my summer decorating!) He was pretty weathered when I put him out this year. I like the weathered look, but he was just about so faded you couldn't tell who he was from the street so I brought him inside.
and spiffed him up a bit!
Now he is back out in his place on the front porch to 'weather' again!
I finally finished Flip Flop Days - now I just need to sew the buttons on. I really would like to have some fabric with flip flops on it to either make a pillow or flat fold. (haven't decided yet) They didn't have any (ff fabric) at Hobby Lobby the other day. I'll look through my stacks and see if anything else would work, but you know how it is when you get an idea in your head to do something a certain way! (or is that just me?)
Now I have a bit if a gripe. Mind you, this is only my opinion. I'm on the 'do not call' list. I realize there are some people who don't have to follow the 'do not call' list and I can deal with that too. However - I don't make donations over the phone. Period. It really ticks me off when someone tries to make me feel guilty or just gets down right rude when I tell them I don't donate over the phone. (yes - this just happened) I simply said I prefer to make my donations in person and the snotty guy said 'well how are you going to do that?' Well, I'm sure I can walk into any (insert this particular 'charity') office and they would be glad to either take my donation or give me an address to send it to - or I could call them and ask for an address. Excuse me, but don't accuse me of being heartless simply because I choose not to donate or give information over the phone when I didn't initiate the call. There are too many scams out there and they are too damn smart these days. They can make a call look like it is coming from a legitimate number. Now that I have that off my chest maybe I won't stew for the rest of the day on how rude the guy was. (and if I had caught his name, I would find out who to call and let them know that even if I did donate over the phone, I wouldn't have given this guy one red cent - and why!) Okay - rant off.
Hope you are having a great day - I'm going to enjoy the rest of mine!