Today's Pattern Story (and Sale)

McCalls 9756

The Winner and First-Runner-Up of the World Supercilious Gaze contest pose for newspaper reporters and photographers in Weehawken, New Jersey. The final judging of the contest was delayed twice because the contestants made several judges burst into tears and run from the dais.

The top prize in the contest is a year's supply of eyebrow pencil, donated by Revlon; the runner-up receives a stammered apology and a limp handshake.

The winner, Louisa Mcintosh, refused comment, favoring reporters with a version of her prize-winning stare. The runner-up, Candace Watson, added an eye-roll, which would have disqualified her in competition.

Next week Weehawken will host the World Simpering Contest, which will be held Saturday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Elks Hall. The current winner, Maisie Degabretti of Weehawken, will defend her title against competitors from as far away as Old Lyme, Connecticut.

[Today's pattern from Sheila at Out of the Ashes — she's running a sale through the 27th, use the checkout code CLEANING!]

17 thoughts on “Today's Pattern Story (and Sale)

  1. Hi,I am a lurker- but I was just curious why you picked Weehawken, NJ.I grew up there- I was wondering what your connection was to it. Thanks,Lynn Binder


  2. Weehawken – where you can pick up the ferry going to Manhattan. Lets see now, which cities have funnier names? Walla Walla, WA? Kalamzoo, MI?


  3. other fun city names:Saskatoon, Saskatchewan!(lovely city. some days I wish I still lived there.)(pronounced: Sask-uh-tune Suh-skat-chew-won)I cant wait for the Simpering contest!


  4. How about Piscataway?Yeehaw Junction?Sopchoppy, Florida?Pumpkin Center, NC?Boring, MD (also Boring, IL)?Intercourse, PA?And lets not even get into place names in the UK, which has us all beat by a mile!Keep em coming, Erin — we love these story posts!


  5. Here are their humbler cousins from New York patterns.As far as funny town names:Peculiar, Missouri (yes, Ive been there)Tightwad, Missouri (been there, too)Cut N Shoot, Texas (live not far from there)Tomball, Texas (named for Thomas Ball)Dime Box, Texas (allegedly named for a small box of tobacco)and Natchitoches, Louisiana (its pronounced NACK-o-TESH. Figure that one out.)


  6. That is the best dress yet.I love it. Love it, love it, love it.Especially the long sleeved version on the left. It would be perfect in black. Just perfect.


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