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How thy garments are warm, when He quieteth the earth by the south wind...
Job 37: 17
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The library in our town is sponsoring an "Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest," December 14-18th.

Yours truly decided to try out for it..The prize if won is a nice book bag with a zipper on top.. The librarian told me my chances were good because not too many tried out for it..LOL..They were more than delighted to find a victim who was willing to enter the contest.

This is the sweater that I wore today.....I am not showing it here, but I wore a silver sparkly belt with this sweater at the library and added some Christmas bulbs dangling from it. That would have been fine, but when it came time to put my coat on it looked like I had gained 25 pounds...so I found a very large black furry coat, (I call it my gorilla coat) and arranged the bulbs so that they stuck out by my hips instead of my stomach...What we don't go through to try and win a contest:) The names will be drawn later from a box to determine the winner:)

Oh yes, the librarian took my picture and had me stand next to a Poinsettia
plant ... I hope it turned out:) Anyway, the book bag is on my Christmas wish list.

Update: I decided to change my previous entry that I had for this theme and will use this image instead which looks more like Christmas ...My husband and I will for the first time, since we've been married be spending Christmas in our own home this year...Prior to this, we used to spend every Christmas with my parents but Dad has been dead since 2003, and mother is in the rest home as of this year. The weather has not been the best for traveling anyway.

29 responses

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    great idea of the town library..... I like your sense of humor, Andrea. Merry Christmas!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    you retain a childlike enthusiasm for life....I like that ~ !!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    LOL!! I hope you win but it sounds more like a luck kinda of contest. Good thing because I think your Pooh shirt is cute. Great SP!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    You are so creative!! I hope you win!!

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    Great self portrait, Andrea -- and I like the sweater!!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    LOL....good for you! I sure hope you win!!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    Definitely NOT the ugliest Christmas sweater this year!! Good shot anyway!

  • DJ

    DJ said (16 Dec 2010):

    Love the bright colors - NOT UGLY. and may I say, you don't look near 67 in the least.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    You took this pic in '67, right? Love it.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Dec 2010):

    Thank you all for the kind response...Richard, the sweater is probably from that era as I bought it some years ago at a thrift shop so I don't know how old it is:)

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Dec 2010):

    ha! but very, very festive.

  • Michaela K.

    Michaela K. gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    :-)))) great title!!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    I kind of like that sweater... You make it look quite nice, nothing really ugly here ;)

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    Hello!!! hmmm I don't this it's ugly at all... but i am curious.. Did you win?? hahahahaha

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (17 Dec 2010):

    Thanks again everyone...Dhanny, they haven't determined the winners yet as their contest still goes on until tomorrow...But if I win I will broadcast it on JPG...
    It was fun anyway even I don't win.

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    Happy Christmas to you and family....who said it is ugly sweter...my view is different....

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (17 Dec 2010):

    Well, good luck with the contest.. but, you look pretty nifty in this little number, Andrea!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Dec 2010):

    A very creative and great entry to the library contest!!! I hope that you win - you should : )

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2010):

    I love anything to do with Winnie the Pooh....so this sweater is a real winner with me. You are such a creative person, funloving, and a great sport!!! I really hope you win, Andrea. Even if you don't, you should have! :)

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (19 Dec 2010):

    Ahhhh that isn't ugly,,, I love Pooh!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2010):

    This is a womderfully festive and colorful portrait- Good luck in the contest- Pooh Bear is cute though

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (19 Dec 2010):

    Andrea- of course I meant wonderfully! Cheers

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (19 Dec 2010):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (most merrily).

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (20 Dec 2010):

    Laughing. So love your sense of humor. Great entry, for the contest, as well as this theme. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (20 Dec 2010):

    Might be an ugly sweatshirt , But you make it pretty.... nice self portrait....

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    A little tacky maybe, (LOL) but not ugly! This is wonderful, Andrea! I hope you get the bookbag! Have a nice quiet Christmas at home!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (24 Dec 2010):

    You are amazing!

  • Jeanne Sheridan

    Jeanne Sheridan gave props (3 Jan 2011):

    LOL great shot!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (28 Jul 2011):

    glorious shot!!!

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