In 1946 the smash hit musical Annie Get Your Gun opened on Broadway. Loosely based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, the show featured music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. The production opened on May 16, 1946 and ran through February 12, 1949, with a total of 1,147 performances.

In 1969 a new production opened off Broadway. Loosely based on the life of some freak chick named Ann, Annie Get Your Poncho featured “far out” music and lyrics by Jefferson Airplane. This mescaline-fueled production opened on May 17, 1969 and closed sometime around 3:00 pm on May 17, 1969, with a
total of one performance.


Spring! I dance for thee.
My skirt! With so many holes.
Panties! A good thing.

And the winner is……sly!  The slyster wowed us with a near perfect score, she answered 15 out of 16 questions correctly. Congrats sly!

And what does sly win?

Well Bob, sly will receive:

  • a copy of the Threadbared book
  • a collection of mix cds featuring music from the Threadbared book party (we played music from each decade covered in the book – 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s)
  • and last but not least…her very own Threadbared t-shirt!

Yay! Thanks to everyone for participating….it was fun reading your responses.

Now…how about some answers?

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Two years ago today we started threadbared.com. Hooray! And because it’s our birthday and there should always be presents when there’s a birthday we’d like to offer our extremely awesome readers a chance to win an extremely awesome Threadbared Prize Pack.

All you’ll need to do is take this little quiz below….

How Well Do You Know Your Threadbared?

If you’d like to participate just leave your answers in the comments. The quiz will remain up until midnight (EST) on Tuesday. The winner will be the commenter with the most correct answers. In the event of a tie the prize will be awarded to the person with the most correct answers who commented first. In the event of multiple people commenting at the exact same time with the exact same amount of correct answers there will be a dance-off. Or possibly a cage match.

Some of these answers can be found in the blog archives. Some can’t. If you don’t know the answer just take a wild guess. That’s how I got through my SATS back in high school, it totally works!

Please note: we will be moderating comments for the next two days. All quiz entries will just be sent to our email address, they will not appear on the site. Non quiz entry comments will continue to appear as normal. Oh, and if you take the quiz please be sure to use some sort of name (not your real name necessarily, a screen name is fine). Annoymous entries will be discarded.

Now go put on your thinking toques and take that quiz!

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Here at Threadbared, we’re all for creativity when it comes to macrame. The medium naturally lends itself to artistic expression.


Sometimes things can get a bit out of hand. We’re not saying you have to stick with safety projects such as owls and plant-hangers. We just suggest that you exercise caution in your knotting pursuits. You don’t want to induce nightmares or frighten schoolchildren, do you? Of course not!

And so we present:  The Threadbared Guide To Macrame Safety!


Tip 1: Please avoid any High Priestess-style headdresses that resemble something from “The Dark Crystal,” possibly making you look like the Dying Emperor of the Skeksis.


Tip 2: Please avoid  macrame footwear that looks like a page torn from a “Diseases Of The Skin” medical textbook.


Tip 3:  Please avoid that whole chainmail-clad warrior-slash-beekeeper look.


Tip 4: Please avoid any “head veils” that look less like a veil and more like a group of teenage cooties that are on an Outward Bound excursion and are currently rappelling down the back of your head.


Tip 5: Please avoid any backpacks that look like some Phish-worshiping hippie spontaneously combusted across your shoulders and you just left it there.


Tip 6:  Please avoid any National Geographic/African Village style bras that make you….oh, for God’s sake. Do we even have to explain this one?

Just no.

Just don’t, okay?


Meet Sharon.

Sharon has a problem.

Can you guess what Sharon’s problem is?

For many people, accessories are a fun way to jazz up an otherwise plain outfit. A stylish belt to go with one’s pants, a pretty handbag to wear with one’s dress. It’s all in good fun. For others, however, accessories take on an entirely different meaning. They can become as destructive as any other addiction and result in an embarrassing nightmare for the accessorizer and their family. This is referred to as compulsive accessorizing.

Compulsive accessorizing is defined as “excessive” and “out of control.” As with other addictions, the accessory addict continues to pile on accessories in the face of adverse consequences. Sometimes referred to as “accessorholizm,” compulsive accessorizers can create massive financial, marital and family problems. The addiction can also result in numerous fashion faux pas.

Behaviors That May Indicate A Problem:

  • Accessorizing as a result of feeling angry, depressed, anxious, or lonely.
  • Having arguments with others about one’s accessorizing habits.
  • Feeling lost without accessories – actually going into withdrawal without jewelry, bags, belts and shoes.
  • Describing a rush or a feeling of euphoria with accessorizing.
  • Feeling guilty, ashamed, or embarrassed after an accessorizing spree.
  • Thinking obsessively about earrings or brooches.
  • Lying about how many accessories one has on. For instance, owning up to wearing four belts but lying about six additional belts worn under the clothes.

For those of you who have identified with three or more of the above, there may be a problem. Take a moment and count the number of belts you are currently wearing. Now check the number of shoes you have on.

If you feel that, like Sharon, you may have an accessorizing problem we at Threadbared are here to help. Please send any extraneous jewelry, designer handbags, cute shoes and/or belts to Mary & Kimberly  c/o Threadbared.com in Atlanta, Georgia.


I’m totally digging this idea of using the magic of needlepoint to clearly define each item of clothing in one’s closet.  I mean, sure it could be time consuming to needlepoint a closet full of hangers, but take a look at that hanger at the top.  What do you think hangs on that hanger?  Is it Aunt Betty’s bingo skirt?  Is it the whore dress that makes Grandma sweat over her rosary every time Janet wears it to Whiskey River?  Is it Mom’s mom jeans?  No, clearly it’s Adam’s Coat.

This clarity of closet inspired me to work on some hangers for my own stuff. Here’s what I have so far: