Blogging From A to Z Challenge – F


You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. 

Blogging From A to Z Challenge – F

“F” is for frogs and not all of them are slimy and gross!

This little gem greeted us near the front door to Tharoo & Company Jewelry Boutique located at Pointe Orlando on International Drive in Orlando, FL. My daughter lives very near, so we often go there to walk around and grab a bite to eat.

Who could resist that winning smile, lovely feet, and his offer of beautiful red flowers? When I asked, he politely agreed to pose for a picture. However, he informed us that no kisses are allowed, as he is already spoken for, and that princes only exist in fairy tales. 

Blogging From A to Z Challenge

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The ’60s had edge; the ’70s had embroidery. ~ Gina Barreca

Blogging From A to Z Challenge

“E” is for embroidery; in this case an embroidery machine.

This is the first one I’ve ever seen and looks nothing like I expected. It was working fast and furiously on the ball cap (at the bottom) with the stitch count (located somewhere on the machine) well over one thousand. 

We found it in the window of Design By U, a shop at Pointe Orlando, which is an outdoor shopping area on International Drive in Orlando, FL. The Pointe offers over 40 stores, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and entertainment. 

I think it’s a great idea to display the machine in the window; anything that has motion or lights is likely to catch one’s eye. It got our attention, so we stopped to watched for a bit and I snapped this picture. 

It got me to thinking about how laborious hand embroidering is compared to this amazing little machine. Just another example of how technology speeds up so many tasks and increases productivity!