236: The Utilikilt has landed……

236: The Utilikilt has landed……

well, if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I have been thinking and plotting to get this unique garment from a Seattle-based company…..and because Linda saw them demonstrated at a conference awhile back and has repeatedly told me that she wanted to get me into one…..

so she won…..I think that most of these pictures are actually horrendous, and that 5o pounds that I really wanted to lose has now turned to 70…but neither figure is probably super realistic…..and it requires more conviction than I presently possess….which I say because I just polished off a couple 3-4 larger scoops of vanilla ice cream


Some of my Twitter pals had alternate views on me getting it, but most were for it, okay most who said anything directly regarding this purchase—-there is no accounting for those who followed their mother’s advice about things “nice to say” and silence, etc……and Monica told me I must show them SOON….so I am doing so right now….fresh back from the trip to Seattle.  So there  you have it….and don’t call it a skirt, okay, or something like this may happen to you…..I’m just warning you that’s all…

But just so you know we did a little more in Seattle than this (though not much I must admit)  We happened upon a couple treasures I’m going to share with you.

Found these wonderful books for sale in an antique “paper” store…really neat shop, side street…I did not write down the name….sorry kindly shopowner…


I got them mainly for their covers and the inside art…and just their overall look…even the lovely old book smell…


I love Joe’s outfit on this cover….I think would need to lose half of me to pull it off though…and about 25 years…  🙂


I liked the title of this one, and it reminded me of what I am trying to do in the world of textiles and quilting….the swim part of course is  the actual goal…


I liked all the bindings, but this one in particular caught my eye….


And earlier at the toy store, along with bacon lip balm and bacon soap for the boy’s Christmas stockings, I got this little guy….

  and his box    

and here’s this sad little guy’s story…I looked at the display model, and saw it work all wound up and all….and didn’t take this guy out of his box til I got home….when I did, his arm promptly fell off, and though we got him back together his arms don’t move, and I am pretty sure they did on the model, and he doesn’t really walk too good either….so goes the phrase buyer beware….

That’s it for today’s 2nd post…..(haven’t done two posts in one day in awhile!)

Oh, and I might even read those books……….eventually……..maybe…….



  • Oh, my word. I never did listen to my mom.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm
  • I LOVE IT! Honestly, I think it suits you quite well. And you are totally going to swim! Swim, swim, swim!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm
  • SCOTT… you are rockin’ the UT! ROCKING. IT. I love the photos… especially the Lewis & Clarkish one (just add canoe). Linda rocks equally… being supporting and smart and hip and open minded and those things that make a person cool.

    I’m kind of weepy… which is weird that an article of clothing can bring so much heartfelt emotion. I’m so proud of you – I can’t even find the right words. Oh, and I had go the initial route – since I keep wanting to call it the utili-quilt.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm
  • Mary


    Love the Utilikilt!! You wear it well!

    July 15, 2010 at 4:12 am
  • Yup Zombie said it all….you totally rock the man skirt, I mean utilikilt…..no joking aside you do, you sell it with the boots, the tat–good color too–a most excellent Linda idea….I will have to show my hub when he gets home!

    July 15, 2010 at 6:34 am
  • I love it! I’ve always liked kilts, and you’re definitely rocking it!

    Cool books and robots too!

    July 15, 2010 at 6:54 am
  • Jeanette


    Love your socks… I think you rock that look =o)

    July 15, 2010 at 7:08 am
  • Bacon lip balm…LOVE IT!

    July 15, 2010 at 7:48 am
  • Ahhh, you look like a proud Northwest man! Well done on the kilt & the finds!

    July 15, 2010 at 10:11 am
  • Patty


    You’ve got great legs, so you can pull off the look.

    July 15, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  • Great Scot! Way to go. I expect you are wearing the proper undergarments when you are sporting your Utilitikilt … NONE! I have been wanting a black one for a long time now. You’ve inspired me. Perhaps when I next come to Seattle, I will have to step into their store and get fitted for my own. Peace, Rich

    Rich! you would not believe how many times I told Linda….”you know, Richard would totally dig this” and yes, I suppose it will be worn in standard regiment style with the proper socks and boots most days…

    July 15, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  • i’m all for kilts on men. I’ve been trying to convince hubby for 23 years with no success.

    July 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm
  • I think your kilt color is neutral and the sox make the outfit! And the rest … keeping to myself … mumbles … wanders off, wiping sweat from brow. OH MY …

    July 20, 2010 at 8:57 pm
  • ok I LOVE the utilikilt! Hub has wanted one for a long time…but they are pricey! I think you look GREAT in yours…and i am totally not just saying that! enjoy your ice cream!

    July 31, 2010 at 6:28 pm

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