Eclectic Fashion from Cool Guitar Purse -un No. 27
This entry was posted on December 13, 2015.
Satisfy your Fancy with Eclectic Fashion Tastes at Violettes
I think most people are this way, but Miss Abbie openly admits when asked permission to participate in Cool Guitar Purse - un Blog: "I seldom mind talking about myself …. I’m going to have to save up to get one of the El Dia de los Muertos bags. Love, love, love them."
Abbie is talented in both visual and musical arts, as you can deduce from the interview below. Perhaps this explains her own eclectic fashion taste!
Dear Abbie, (couldn't resist)
See the 3 choices of Day of the Dead Purses we have created so far on this page like a really easy Where is Waldo game. And do we have a surprise for you. Send us a picture with an idea you have in mind and color scheme for your bag, and we will make a new design for $99.
1. Violettes: Have you always lived in Oak Ridge? Did you
move here with family?Abbie: Kind of a long story about how I wound up here. We had moved from Middle Tennessee to Des Moines, IA for my husband’s job. It didn’t work out so he was able to get a job teaching at Marshall University in Huntington WV. I couldn’t find a job in WV but had a friend working at K25 who suggested I apply for a job here. I did and I got it. Bill commuted to WV for about 16 years. Our daughter was already in college at Middle Tennessee State University when we moved here.2. Violettes: Are you working?========
Abbie: I’ve been retired for a little over 5 years. I retired about 6 weeks before our twin grandsons were born and spent a lot of time in Murfreesboro on the weekends helping my daughter. We still try to go a couple of times a month.
3. Violettes: Do you have hobbies? Tell us about them.
Abbie: I love to make greeting cards and other paper crafts. I’m a demonstrator for a paper crafting company, Stampin’ Up!. They have fantastic products. I knit a little.
4. Violettes: Do you play a musical instrument or sing? Do you have favorite music, musician or band?===+++++++++++++++++++++++Abbie: I’m learning to play the ukulele. In fact, my husband just bought my Christmas gift tonight - an acoustic/electric ukulele. I sing in the ORUUC choir and band and was part of a girl trio group at church. We called ourselves the Bandettes. Unfortunately, one of our members has left the church. I love many styles of music - mostly folk but a lot of current pop/alternative. I like Gregorian chants, Baroque guitar. I don’t have a favorite musician or band, but I like Sting, Queen, Einhorn “Voices of Light”, Jonathan Byrd (folk singer), Carolina Chocolate Drops (a.k.a. Rhiannon Gibbons), Steve Earle, Leonard Cohen, just to name a few.5. Violettes: You purchased the guitar purse for a friend that from Texas? Did you buy her the bag to be part of an outfit?++++++++++++++++++++++Abbie: My friend actually lives here in East Tennessee. She’s from Chicago, her husband’s from Texas. No, I didn’t buy the bag to be part of an outfit. She dresses very eclectically, so I know she’ll create fantastic outfits to wear it with.6. Violettes: Is there anything else you are involved in that's a big part of your life? Any groups or volunteer work...?++++++++++++++Abbie: There are a couple of ministries at ORUUC that I’m involved in: the choir and band and the other is our monthly Free Community Meal which we have named Stone Soup. It’s a blessing to be part of these activities.