I’m walkin’ around your closet

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life16 Comments


No, this doesn't mean I've taken up sewing. Quite the opposite, considering, the last time my machine had thread on it, was when my mom and dad visited last spring and she showed me how to thread the thing, which I have completely forgotten, which became painfully evident during my mood-raked weekend when all Aidan wanted was to sew some clothes for her American Girl dolls, but no one in this house, especially me, could figure out a simple task, even with the manual, and run-on sentences at my disposal.

No. I just tried to find things in their places yesterday to take photos of. Shots I thought might be aesthetically pleasing. Shots waiting to happen. (And to see how well my camera was working after dropping it at my Pampered Chef party, on account of the more than two glasses of wine I drank that influenced my bad choice to grab the camera bag from the bottom and not the top). That said, this is my Photographie verite, the HOME version.


I never saw that in Dan's closet before, that he owns one of Mr. T's ties. And it turns out Dan's closet is a visual cornucopia, which is PERFECT for this time of year!


So much orange and yellow in there. So…November-y. He's drawn to it because he has such nice olive skin. Look how that one shirt with the mini checker-ish pattern seems to be saying, "Hey guy, pick ME!"

Well okay…but only to save you from that awful wire hanger.

Happy November.

Cathy ZielskeI’m walkin’ around your closet

16 Comments on “I’m walkin’ around your closet”

  1. #1

    Is that really a dog- a terrier tie, that I see? Coolest tie ever. =)
    I totally get why you married Dan.
    Good luck with the sewing machine. Don’t be too hard on yourself about it. You have mini-felted bags to prove you are crafty and talented no matter what.

  2. #3

    Good gosh Cath… I haven’t even had coffee yet and I’m already snorting with laughter.

    To save the shirt from the hanger.

    I didn’t realize that there were voices in my closet, all of those sweaters in the back are crying out for attention.

    And to echo the comment above me… anyone who makes felted bags is surely creative. UGH, now I want to get back into that hobby. Noni purses are calling me from the yarn store in Lakeville. Much to my husband’s annoyance.

    Have a great weekend CZ!!

  3. #5
    Julie Howard

    hahaha…your wire hanger comment totally made me think of this…

    Joan Crawford: No… wire… hangers. What’s wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you: no wire hangers EVER? I work and work ’till I’m half-dead, and I hear people saying, “She’s getting old.” And what do I get? A daughter… who cares as much about the beautiful dresses I give her… as she cares about me. What’s wire hangers doing in this closet? Answer me. I buy you beautiful dresses, and you treat them like they were some dishrag. You do. Three hundred dollar dress on a wire hanger. We’ll see how many you’ve got if they’re hidden somewhere. We’ll see… we’ll see. Get out of that bed. All of this is coming out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. Out. You’ve got any more? We’re gonna see how many wire hangers you’ve got in your closet. Wire hangers, why? Why? Christina, get out of that bed. Get out of that bed. You live in the most beautiful house in Brentwood and you don’t care if your clothes are stretched out from wire hangers. And your room looks like some two-dollar-a-week furnished room in some two-bit back street town in Okalahoma. Get up. Get up. Clean up this mess.

  4. #8

    why the buyers remorse??
    I love that your hubster has a dog tie. I have that dog, just not the tie. Hmmm.
    And I must tell you that every month I really look forward to seeing your new banner. They make me happy!

  5. #9

    I thought for sure we might get to see some Holloweenie goodness. Just a wee bit.

  6. #11

    I live local, work in St. Paul, and I sew. I’ll come over and show you how to make the machine work. I’ll even help Aidan sew something for her dolls.

  7. #12

    I sooo relate to the lack of sewing prowess and having a child who wants to learn. I read and reread the damn manual until I wanted to throw it against the wall, then shred it. Sewing sucks. I had to bribe my way out of the sewing portion of my costume design class in college.

  8. #14
    Kelly V

    Hi there,
    Why the new comment on your banner? Were your slippers not worth the $$? This is need to know information.

  9. #15
    Kelly V

    or, is it possible that there is another purchase behind the remorse…one that you are not telling us about?

  10. #16
    Nicole Souhworth

    Ohh…cathy….please get the wooden coat hangers. They are SOOO worth it. One of my happy places is going to look at all my matching beautiful wood coat hangers. SO worth the few bucks to have that ORDER in your wardrobe. And apparently they are better for your clothes…but OH they look SOOO good……
    NIcole S. And yes, coming from an Aussie with uggs, have had for the last 30 years since I was teeny, are you regretting your purchase? Yours do look much cooler than mine….

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