Tuesday, October 17, 2006

It lives!

Back in July I had a bit of a fiasco involving an attempt to reshape a hat. Had I known that some hats are held together almost entirely by water-soluble glue, I never would have given it a bath. Fortunately, the glue was still sticky, so I made a makeshift hat block and smooshed the "petals" back into place. When it was dry the fabric stiffener miraculously re-stiffened, and now it looks even better than it used to, although it did suffer the tragic loss of its veil which couldn't be saved. I don't know that it would survive a trip to Gladys and Morty's for a game of canasta, but it's at least durable enough to hang on the wall of my dressing room (it's the one on the far left).



1 Comments:

Anonymous Old comments saved from HaloScan exodus said...

I'm really savouring the image of you playing canasta at Gladys & Morty's while sporting your reconditioned chapeau, your fabulous over-the-knee socks and the mini skirt that sets them off so well.
Dianne | 10.18.06 - 7:27 am | #

Mother,
One does not wear a mini skirt to play canasta - Morty and Gladys are not hosting a be-in.
Canasta is a card game that requires modest 50s attire, canapes, and discussions about whether or not Judy Holliday was a communist. There should be nary a "sock-it-to-me" mentioned.
Love,
Petula
Petula | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 12:51 pm | #

Dear Readers,
Out of concern of any possible misunderstanding over the correspondence above, Petula would like to go on record as saying she has a most fabulous mother. In fact, Petula's friends have been known to say that she's cooler than Petula herself (shocking, I know!).
Any mockery of her mother's fashion sense is done out of love and longstanding mother/daughter tradition.
xoxo,
Petula
Petula Darling | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 1:49 pm | #

Is that really your mother commenting on your blog? If so, then I think she's definately one hip and swell cookie.

Can I tell you how jealous I am of that dressing room and your hat display. Seething. Green. Envy.
Gina | Homepage | 10.18.06 - 4:55 pm | #

Love the mommy banter,love the display!
jungle dream pagoda | Homepage | 10.19.06 - 9:32 am |

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