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Measured up!

September 29th, 2010

Today’s the big day… Amy, myself and Pam (AMP’d!) are, well, AMP’d for our turn on Pat Sloan’s The Edge Blog Hop!

Pat Sloan's THE EDGE Blog Hop

Turns out… Amy, Pam and I all thought the same thing - size matters.  And measuring things with Pat’s new rulers from Sullivan’s goes way beyond our cutting tables! I brag that Astoria has the biggest and the best - so with the help of Cap’Tom Crunch as my measuring device equipment operator specialist - my little town of Astoria really measures up!

This is Pam’s Bridge, aka The Astoria Megler bridge. If you live in North America you’ve probably seen it many a time on your tv in assorted car commercials.  Not just great movies are shot here… but so are many car commercials.   Currently running in North America is a Toyota Prius commercial - a nice long shot of a Prius traveling on Pam’s Bridge.
Measuring Astoria

I live over yonder.  Just follow the trail of thread.
Measuring Astoria

The Astoria Column. I tell everyone who visits Astoria to go visit it. What is it?  It doesn’t matter - just go up there and see for yourself. Plus I don’t exactly know what it is. Thank goodness it has a Wikipedia page.
Measuring Astoria

So I guess now would be really off color of me to mention my first time.   Quilting.  I’ll save that for another post. #somedaysIam12yearsold.
Measuring Astoria
Measuring Astoria

One of Astoria’s most photographed (and loved) landmarks. If you’ve never seen The Goonies… RENT IT TODAY. My favorite movie ever.
Measuring Astoria
Measuring Astoria

One of our secret crops.  Not the Botwin’s crop.  Our marshmallow crops.  THIS is where jet puffed marshmallows are grown. We ARE the marshmallow capitol. Of the world.

Measuring Astoria

Marshmallow fields, forever.  It’s almost harvest time. [super-size me] Measuring Astoria

Part of the blog hop is to post a recipe. I don’t have recipes… I have take-out menus. Rice Krispie treats are right up my baking alley… but I don’t even have a recipe for that. So instead, I’m going to give a restaurant review of the Bowpicker - home of the world’s best fish n chips.
Measuring Astoria

Open in the late spring - early fall (something like that)… the Bowpicker’s hours are from “11ish to 6ish”. No one really remembers the schedule… it’s just something well all inherently know. It’s like we all have bowpicker-dar. When the Bowpicker opens up after Winter’s end… it spreads like wildfire through Astoria (and parts beyond) that the Bowpicker is open.
Measuring Astoria
The Bowpicker is owned and operated by a super friendly mother-daughter team… and the fresh tuna they use is caught THAT MORNING by the dad. A light breading, super fresh delicious (and hearty) tuna… deep fried heaven. A huge side of steak fries makes for paradise in your mouth. Lots of condiments, plus beverages sold from ice bathed coolers are also available. A few picnic tables dot the Bowpicker’s “mooring” spot - and magnificent views of the Columbia River are free with every meal. If you come into Astoria on the east end of town via Hwy 30/Leif Erickson Drive - look for the Columbia River Maritime Museum at the edge of town - the Bowpicker is just a hair across the street from it at Duane & 17th. While the condiments are good, I prefer my own “tarter sauce” and I BYOTS. It’s similar to the white sauce on San Diego style fish tacos. My crazy dill sauce:

Dill Fish n Chip Sauce
⅔ C. Best Foods Mayo, creamed
¼ C. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 T. dill (I ♥ dill)

Holy [expletive]! I have a recipe!

Now the fun Part! Pat is giving away one huge treasure chest of her new rulers [treasure chest not included]. All you have to do is

1. Leave a comment on this post by not later than 9pm PST on Sunday, October 3rd. How ’bout you’d tell what big/fun/wonderful thing you’d measure in your town.
2. Leave a comment on each of the blog posts from the blog hoppers that have already posted (Pat, Kelly, Amy, Jackie, Julie and Amanda).
3. Leave a comment on Amy and Pam’s blog today. You WON’T want to miss their posts!!!
4. In days the days ahead - visit and comment on Carrie’s, Polly & Laurie’s, Cheryl’s and Michele’s blog hop posts.
5. Cap it all off with a re-visit to Pat’s blog - where a winner (who’s posted a comment on all the blogs and the respective posts) will be drawn for the loot-o-rulers. Watch Pat’s blog for details.
Pat Sloan's THE EDGE Blog Hop

And be sure to give Pat’s Creative Talk Radio a listen on Monday (10/4/10, good buddy). Yeah… like exactly at 1:30pm PST! If you can’t listen to the live stream, you can always podcast the episode through iTunes.

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418 Responses

  1. The fabulous John'aLee Burk allegedly said:

    Loved your post! You cracked me up about ‘not having a recipe’…just take out menus. You go girl! More time to sew!

  2. The fabulous simone allegedly said:

    Dear Monica, you always have such an original way in showing and making things! Great post! I think we’ll have pick up Chinese tonight ;o)
    MMMM what would I measure in my town - I have no idea. Might have a look on my next morning walk.
    Have a lovely day!

  3. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    I laughed all the way thru your blog so refreshing!!! What would I measure: My quilt shop!!!

  4. The fabulous KathiD allegedly said:

    Oh, I have missed you! More than I even knew!

  5. The fabulous Maree allegedly said:

    Oh boy- I’m about to head off to bed on my side of the world but now I’m giggling so much after reading your post that I might need to settle myself down with a calming cup of tea. What clever measuring….. just love it. Now my mind is conjuring up all sorts of things I’d measure up……..Ciao

  6. The fabulous Steffi allegedly said:

    You live in a very beautiful area! Would love to eat at the Bowpicker. :-)
    Thanks for the chance to win these cool rulers!

  7. The fabulous Paula L. allegedly said:

    I live in Lisbon, Portugal and I think I would measure one of the city’s monuments (there are many). Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. The fabulous annie allegedly said:

    I think the maker of this ruler is a GENIUS. We have a beautiful man-made waterfall in our park. I love to go there with grandchildren and play in the water in the summer time. Maybe I’d measure that.

  9. The fabulous Margi Borck allegedly said:

    There should have been a “spew alert” on your post! You crack me up, should not laugh so much at 5 a.m.! LOL Great post and great fun!

  10. The fabulous rose hunter allegedly said:

    Thanks for the tour of Astoria. Since I live in Podunk, I can’t think of a thing worth measuring. Your local restaurant sounds yummy and thanks for the tarter sauce recipe.

  11. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Best read of the day, for sure.

  12. The fabulous Becky allegedly said:

    Great pics, so funny!!

  13. The fabulous Shady allegedly said:

    I guess I’d have to measure our Bagnell Dam (located here on Lake of The Ozarks). Thanks for the photos of your neck of the woods - what a PRETTY place!

  14. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    I live near the Hague Netherlands and would measeure the Peace Palace and hope it brings us peace.

  15. The fabulous Rebecca allegedly said:

    Love the sauce recipe. You make me laugh!!

  16. The fabulous mary allegedly said:

    I just love a gal who is a quilter and who doesn’t cook (and admits it) lOL

  17. The fabulous Mystica allegedly said:

    I live in Colombo Sri Lanka and I would like to measure one of our famous temples!

  18. The fabulous Teresa Felgueiras allegedly said:

    Your measurements are fenomenal.You found a new use for those wonderful rullers. I hope I can win one.

  19. The fabulous Pink Fawn allegedly said:

    Love the tour! Now I am missing those yummy west coast fish tacos!

  20. The fabulous Aniza allegedly said:

    wonderful idea! lovely pictures of your area. I’d measure up my sons, they are growing up so fast! LOL

  21. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    Hi - Thanks for the laughs this morning!
    I live in Troy, Michigan. We have 900 acres of parks here - I would measure up those! No fish and chip place. :( Thanks for the dill sauce recipe. I love dill too.

  22. The fabulous cyndi hoeller allegedly said:

    hope my comment will measure up, I live near a very small town, pop 45. But there is an old church and an old feed store I could measure, if only I had the rulers, lol!!!

  23. The fabulous Vanessa allegedly said:

    Wow…I LOVE these new rulers. Can’t wait to get one and try it out! But deep down inside I know just one ruler will not be enough!

    Vanessa in Oklahoma

  24. The fabulous Linda P. allegedly said:

    I giggled all the way thru your post, and it really measures up to anything I have ever read!! I think that column looks like an old lighthouse…..hmmm. And - your recipe…………yep, I think I’ve made it before - LOL Thanks, bunches!!

  25. The fabulous Wilma Eichler allegedly said:

    Very clever post. I’m hoping to win the rulers.

  26. The fabulous Julia P allegedly said:

    Thanks for such an unusual posting! What a great way to start the day

  27. The fabulous Mama Spark allegedly said:

    What wouldn’t I measure? There are so many awesome things around our town. The bell tower in Ann Arbor would be fun to measure or the Ypsilanti water tower. It’s all good.

  28. The fabulous Crystal Knight allegedly said:

    Love the pictures. I think it would be a great place for vacation. Hope you will enter my name in your drawing for the rulers.

  29. The fabulous Misty allegedly said:

    great post!! you’re hilarious.

  30. The fabulous Maribeth Sala-Gietzen allegedly said:

    Thanks for the hilarious post. Great way to start the day. I live in Plymouth, MI, named after Plymouth, MA, and we have a piece of the real Plymouth rock in our downtown. I’ll need to go measure that.

  31. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    What beautiful and unique pictures you have posted. Love seeing other parts of the country.


  32. The fabulous Robyn of Coffee & Cotton allegedly said:

    Wait! Pam has her own bridge?! Not fair!
    Hmmm… well since I am a fairly new Texan I am not sure what I’d measure cuz everything is BIGGER in TX right? I should go down the street and measure the State Capitol building to see if it is really taller than the U.S. Capitol like they say it is… but I NEED rulers!
    That’s all… Y’all

  33. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    I was in Astoria this summer. We were staying at Seaside and on the way back to Salem my son took us over the lovely bridge. So fun to read your post this morning.
    Nothing to compare in my small midwestern town– a grain elevator?

  34. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    You win the award for the most creative use of rulers, lol. What a great way to show a town and new rulers. They are really clean (the rulers) aren’t they? Not all the extra lines/marks the rulers I use have. I have got to see a set in person!

  35. The fabulous Angie allegedly said:

    Enjoyed the tour. Would love to have a ruler! :)

  36. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Gorgeous pictures…goes great with my morning coffee!

  37. The fabulous Jill M in Ohio allegedly said:

    Love your post! Great pics!! Thanks for participating!

  38. The fabulous Joan Hayden allegedly said:

    That’s an easy one. Baltimore is home to the first Washington Monument. That’s a natural for measuring.

  39. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    The only thing that I measure for installing the interior trim in my house. I pretty much ripped it all out and had the windows replaced so I have been slowly installing new woodwork that takes a lot of measuring! Rice Krispy treat are one of my favorites! Thank goodness they put the recipe on the box!

  40. The fabulous Sharrieboberry allegedly said:

    Fresh tuna, fried–it’s gotta be healthy!

    I guess I could measure Grapevine Springs park. It’s one of those “Sam Houston slept here” places. Or maybe more like “Sam Houston camped here”.

  41. The fabulous Judy Sullivan allegedly said:

    I guess I would measure the bolts of fabric that one of quilt shops here has. The owner will certainly “die with the most fabric” . Thanks for the chance to win these great rulers.

  42. The fabulous Miss SHerry allegedly said:

    Pretty funny stuff there! I would no doubt measure Tammy Tadd Designs Studio. Kinda neat having her in my home town!

  43. The fabulous Michelle B allegedly said:

    Loved your blog about Astoria. But you forgot to mention one of my personal favorites, the Peter Iredale, (when I was young I thought it was the Peter Airdale!). I spent many summer days climbing all over it, and back in those days you could actually climb the 600-and-some steps inside the Astor Column, as it was known back then. If memory serves me right it was to commerate John Astor’s founding of Astoria. Thanks for the trip down memory lane when children could roam to their hearts content. Was Goonies the movie with the runaway robot?

  44. The fabulous pat sloan allegedly said:

    Holy cow this is GREAT!!! Yes size DOES matter.. and of course I WANT the giant marshmallows… who knew they grew by you!!

    and a trip to visit you MUST include the boat…seriously good looking place for food!

  45. The fabulous Sarah Vee allegedly said:

    Great sites, Pam. Love the photography technique of blurring to focus on the main thing. The big thing you would measure in our town is the paper mill - just hold your nose! Or maybe the giant sawdust pile! Of course you could also measure the beautiful hills covered in trees as we are in a bit of a valley on the way towards Manitoulin Island. Thanks for hopping with Pat!

  46. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    What a great laugh on a rainrainrainy day. I’m told there’s a statue of Frank Zappa in Baltimore that I could measure or maybe the Washington Monument … I live 1/2 way between the 2.

  47. The fabulous Brigitte allegedly said:

    Love your pictures, how funny with the rulers in the front ….
    I’ld be more than lucky to be the winner of this clever rulers.
    Greetings from Germany

  48. The fabulous Alexis Gardner allegedly said:

    Love the blog, will be checking in regularly

  49. The fabulous Chelsea allegedly said:

    Since I live in Chicago, I would totally measure the skyscrapers.

  50. The fabulous Linda Brown allegedly said:

    interesting comparisons makes for a fun read.
    Thanks Linda

  51. The fabulous Grace allegedly said:

    These rulers….well, they “rule”!
    I loved the tour of your town, and your comments were just too funny!

  52. The fabulous Vicki allegedly said:

    I could go for some fresh tuna:)

    I’d have to measure the “batman” building in Nashville. It rules the skyline!

    Thanks for participating in the hop. Great fun!

  53. The fabulous Brandie allegedly said:

    I love the rulers traveling around the town. Way to cute!

  54. The fabulous Debby, Chester NY allegedly said:

    You have the prettiest blog. I love that even the comment section is so pretty & colorful. Hoping to win Pat’s rulers!

  55. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Love the way you presented everything today!

  56. The fabulous Vicki Quilternp allegedly said:

    Great post I was gaining lots of lbs trying all the recipes in this hop anyway and I love take out too
    Still wishing to win those rulers

  57. The fabulous Deb Fox-McHugh allegedly said:

    What a great way to start my day today, reading your blog! Cracked me up! Thanks for participating!Now I have to look up where Astoria is…probably should know that already…

  58. The fabulous Susan McKey allegedly said:

    You are funny! I’m so glad I hopped over. Keep up the good work!

  59. The fabulous Deb Fox-McHugh allegedly said:

    almost forgot… I will HAVE to show my daughter, the marshmallow queen, the marshmallow fields!!

  60. The fabulous Jacqui VMS allegedly said:

    Wow, what a FUN blog post…love those pics of your town with the ruler. I would measure Jumbo in my town of St. Thomas, ON Canada!!! We have the dubious claim to fame that Jumbo was killed here while visiting our town. They’ve put up a statue of Jumbo….he was having maintenance this year and they primed him pink…very cool. I might need a few of Pat’s rulers to measure him though!!

    Your blog will definitely be bookmarked…just bought the magazine with the little bags..I have cupcake fabric! What a great idea for gifties for my grandkids for Christmas.

  61. The fabulous Ursula allegedly said:

    What a beautiful scenic town you live in. What wouldn’t I measure? For starters how many more shelving units I could fit in my sewing room.
    Love your posts!

  62. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    There are two things that immediately come to mind when I think of fall in Dallas…Cowboys football and the State Fair of Texas, so I would measure the JumboTron in the new Cowboys Stadium and Big Tex! :)

  63. The fabulous Robin (rsislandcrafts) allegedly said:

    What a fun post! I enjoyed the little tour :)

  64. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Great post, Monica! You’re always good for a little chuckle. :) Hmm, what would I measure in my town? Well, there’s nothing here! The “town” I live in has nothing, nada, zip worth measuring. We don’t have a police force, a fire department, a mayor- why do I live here? Well, we do have Fort Gillem, but I can’t get on base. So, I would travel to the North Georgia mountains and measure Nora Mill, my favorite place to visit and buy sacks of pancake mix, corn meal and flour. Wanna go?

  65. The fabulous Becky in Georgia allegedly said:

    Too funny!!! I’d measure Stone Mountain (from top to bottom). It’s about 5 miles from my home. Thanks for the recipe:)

  66. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Enjoyed reading your blog today!

  67. The fabulous Pat allegedly said:

    Love your outlook! And I’m gonna use that recipe! Would love to win those rulers…all my blades are so dull!

  68. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    I live in Long Beach CA.I could measure the distance to Disneyland (oh wait thats Anaheim) or to M&L fabric home to 1000s of bolts of fabric much of it stacked in flat folds (no longer as much fun since the fire department made them lower the stacks from 12 ft to 6 but then again it doesn’t eat your watch anymore…oh wait thats in Anaheim too) or I could measure the distance to the beach thats in Long BEACH! So you see I seriously need the rulers. (I started the day giggling but didn’t spew coffee, I have some control)

  69. The fabulous Anya allegedly said:

    I’d measure the statue of Wynkyn, Blynkyn, and Nod in my town of Wellsboro, PA. Thanks for the chance!

  70. The fabulous Marj allegedly said:

    Your post today was entertaining, but silly. Please enter me in the ruler giveaway. Thanks for the recipe.

  71. The fabulous Marcia allegedly said:

    That was really fun and funny to read. As for what to measure in this town…cows long horns..nah too dangerous.

  72. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    ROFL!! Your post should come with a laughter warning! Woke up the kids LOL!

    If I had a ruler that big, I’d measure all the books in our wonderful library from end to end … I love our library!

  73. The fabulous Jocelyn allegedly said:

    Very cool pictures! Love how you “measured” things up :-) I’d probably measure up with Bok Tower here in Central Florida. Yeah, yeah, go look it up ;-D

  74. The fabulous Mary Durham allegedly said:

    We were in your beautiful town a few years ago when we were on vacation. Went to Seattle, down the coast, over to the Sisters Quilt Show, then back up to Seattle. It was a wonderful vacation. The Northwest has to be a great place to live. I wish we would have known about the Bowpicker. If I remember right we crossed the bridge, went up and saw the column, and ate at Subway!
    I live in rural Missouri. I guess I could measure one of the combines that is busily shelling corn or maybe a cow or bull!
    Have always loved your blog. Keep up the fun.

  75. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Ya know. I KNEW there was a reason I read this blog. Marshmallow fields. Who knew???

  76. The fabulous Janice Brooks allegedly said:

    Wow! gorgeous pictures! you did a great job! I don’t think I could have taken any better pictures of the new rulers! lol just picking on you. The fish and chips sound like they are to die for! thanks for a great post!

  77. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    Your post was too funny! I have measured nothing in my town. I think I need to start!

  78. The fabulous dawn allegedly said:

    What a funny post. You cracked me up. thanks for a great start to my morning (and a chance to win those great rulers!)

  79. The fabulous Marg McCulloch allegedly said:

    Thanks for the awesome pix of your town! It looks like a great place to visit. My hubby will drive anywhere for real home made fish and chips. If I was to take a picture in my town, it’d have to be of the giant cornstalk, because Taber is the corn capital of Canada!!! I love the new rulers and would so love to own them!

  80. The fabulous CaraQuilts allegedly said:

    I’d measure the spray from the fountain downtown at the forks of the Thames. Looks like several having a p***ing contest.

  81. The fabulous Sue Bennett allegedly said:

    Oh love the way you measure things. I cant wait to get my hands on one of those rulers. I go thru blades on my cutter so fast and these may help me out with that. Thanks for the great hop.

  82. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    Love an honest gal. I do cook but if I didn’t I would have been tempted to use a receipe from the Internet. What do I measure in this town? Time … the sooner I can get off work, the quicker I can get to my quilting. Happy blog hopping!

  83. The fabulous Nan S. allegedly said:

    I’ve never seen The Goonies before - will have to rent it. I loved your clever pictures with the rulers.

  84. The fabulous Mary C allegedly said:

    How funny that you picture the ruler in your town. must be the Trouble Pat speaks of… I’ve seen “Goonies” and crossed the BIG bridge there. Hope to get my grubby hands on those rulers.

  85. The fabulous kathy harris allegedly said:

    I love your take out menus instead of recipes. When I bring home some takeout and everyone says how good it is , I say, “I bought it myself!”

    Your scenery pictures are great. It looks like a really pretty place to live.

  86. The fabulous Patricia allegedly said:

    I think I’d measure my fabric stash….it sure is MY favorite landmark!

  87. The fabulous Debbie Gallett allegedly said:

    Loved the blog. I would measure Mount Rushmore. It’s about 50 miles from here.

  88. The fabulous Judy Currie allegedly said:

    I would definitely not measure up anything outside just all the beautiful fabric I have inside - to do hope I win. I absolutely loved your blog. You are so funny.

  89. The fabulous Sequana allegedly said:

    I’d measure the distance from Wrigley Field to a World Series Win. It’s Infinity! *L*

    I’ve driven on your bridge - it’s kinda scary.

  90. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    I loved this post!! I giggled my way through it!
    here I’d have to measure the manhole cover we’re re-laying in our drive - we’ve measured and measured and it’s not going well!!

  91. The fabulous Stephanie in Michigan allegedly said:

    This is hilarious! I love the way you think! Thanks for the great post.

  92. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    I guess I would measure the length of our cute little downtown in Bethel, CT.

  93. The fabulous Tina Gordon allegedly said:

    I live by Deford, the middle of nowhere. There is not much in the very small town. But a good friend of mine lives in the old church which they remodeled into a huge home. I could measure that for her. Then measure the current church building. Then my parents house….

  94. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Love today’s post! I want those rulers!

  95. The fabulous LouAnn allegedly said:

    I would just love to win these rulers!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  96. The fabulous Lynda M allegedly said:

    What a fun site. I loved all the pictures. Sounds like you gals have lots of fun.
    I sure hope I can win.

  97. The fabulous Marjorie allegedly said:

    I always wondered where marshmallows come from…But where do you find a box of Rice Crispies large enough to go with one of those bad boys?

  98. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Great post and pictures - thank you again for sharing Monica!! Can’t wait to see your “first” - I’m sure it’ll be very pretty and creative!

    What would I measure here in Scarborough? From my window I can see the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River - it looks a lot like Pam’s bridge.

    Or, since Scarborough is a hamlet and in between Briarcliff and Ossining, I can measure the most “infamous” landmark in Ossining - Sing Sing Prison. Dubious honor at best.

  99. The fabulous PB from MN allegedly said:

    What a fun post. You do realize someone will actually believe the wrapped bales are marshmallows and you will start a new round of rumors on the internet. I will need to look at measuring things in a whole new way.

  100. The fabulous Deserae Fiedler allegedly said:

    I would probably measure the mountains! :)

  101. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    So sorry, but I had to comment… you can’t possibly be the marshmallow capitol because we are!! They are all over the landscape, it is unbelievable. Wait, maybe it really is an invasion of extra terrestrial sorts?

  102. The fabulous ruth bryant allegedly said:

    Hi, loved reading your post on this grey, rainy day in CT. Made me laugh. Especially the giant marshmallows! So glad I decided to join in this blog hop. Now what can I measure in my town?

  103. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    Ohhh how I miss the Oregon coast. I lived in Seaside as a teenager…in fact we moved there right after The Goonies was filmed.

  104. The fabulous Quilter kathy allegedly said:

    I hate to tell you, but I think Pam outdid your marshmallow fields shot with her funny video!!!

  105. The fabulous Darlene B allegedly said:

    I think I would measure our town’s water tower with our slogan of “The Friendly Village” on it. I need to win the rulers first, though!

  106. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Part 2 - After reading Pam’s post, I wanted to share my Marshmallow Story with you too - there are marshmallow fields out here in the East too!

    On the way to Vermont, my quilting friend and I were on the lookout for sights of interest. As we passed a cow farm, with hay bales all rolled up in white platic, I said, “Look Carrie - a Marshmallow Field!” She whipped her head around so fast and said, “Where?” I almost went off the road because I was laughing so hard.

  107. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    You crack me up!
    I live in Battle Creek home of Kellogg cereal, so I would probably have to measure the huge Tony the Tiger statue.
    Happy quilting to you Ms. Zombie!

    p.s. i keep seeing all these glittery skulls and zombies all over the stores for halloween and it makes me think of you. I think you need a pink one (at target) for your sewing room.

  108. The fabulous corina c allegedly said:

    Too funny! Love the way you used the rulers in the pictures.

  109. The fabulous yvonne allegedly said:

    Love your blog - always good for a chuckle. Thanks for a terrific giveaway. I live outside Chicago so maybe I can measure the Sears Tower.

  110. The fabulous Shelley C allegedly said:

    Fun post and from a unique perspective! Thanks for the lightheartedness to begin my day. Guess I could measure the distance from my house to the Canadian border….so picturesqe and a river runs through it….lots of smuggling use to go on around here ;)

  111. The fabulous Maureen allegedly said:

    Really need rulers.
    The sauce recipe sounds delicious.

  112. The fabulous Tricia allegedly said:

    Love the pics. No major landmarks to measure around here, but we do have marshmallow fields right now too.

  113. The fabulous Susannah allegedly said:

    I actually need a recipe for homemade tartar sauce so thank you! I would measure my chestnut tree on my new front lawn which is huge and awe inspiring… Or maybe the CN tower!

  114. The fabulous Lynn allegedly said:

    Thanks for the laughs. The rulers do measure up!

    Near Wash. DC there is plenty to measure….but will it add up?

  115. The fabulous Kyle R allegedly said:

    Delightful post. Living in Colorado I’d measure the ski slopes.

  116. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    You crack me up!

    Great idea on these rulers. I will be on the hunt for them (if I don’t win any)
    Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to have to try that sauce. Different from the normal mayo with pickle relish that is the norm here.

  117. The fabulous Sharon j allegedly said:

    I live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, would of course have to measure the Lion’s Gate bridge! Thanks for the chance to win the rulers, Sharonj.

  118. The fabulous Laurie allegedly said:

    Love the post and the restaurant review! I would measure Mt. Hood. We have a fab view right out our front windows!

  119. The fabulous Pauline allegedly said:

    Your are too funny!!! I love your jet puffed marshmallows fields. I’m a city girl….how far do I have to drive to find a marshmallow field if I live in Canton MI? You made my day. I think I’ll go to the basement and measure my fabric stash. Boy!!!!!! do I have a lot of measuring to do. Holiday Happy has found a space and I’ll be adding more…..

    Thanks bunches…..as a new blogger I’m having the time of my life. I have to thank my BFF MamaSpark for introducing me to blogland. Learning lots and meeting new friends.

  120. The fabulous Debbie Lou allegedly said:

    Loved reading your blog today. Creative demonstration of the rulers and a great food review. Thanks for hopping!

  121. The fabulous Angela allegedly said:

    Those rulers look awesome. I’m eyeing the 16.5″ square, especially! We have a big carrilon tower in our downtown area - I would measure that :)

  122. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I ♥ that bridge. And the marshmallow fields. and you.

  123. The fabulous Lee Ann L. allegedly said:

    love the photos! — too funny!

  124. The fabulous Michelle B allegedly said:

    If I remember my NW history correctly all these years later, the Astor Column was to commerate John Astor’s founding of Astoria. Is the Peter Iredale still out there? I have many fond memories of playing on it as a child. Years ago you could actually climb the stairs on the inside of the Astor Column, 653, it seems. I’ve done it several times.

    I think I’d measure how many feet above the Columbia Vista House is. Another beautiful spot in Oregon. Or maybe how many steps it is to the top of Beacon Rock. (Been there, done that, not doing it again! I’ll send someone else up with the ruler!)

    It’s cool to discover someone from “our” part of the country!

  125. The fabulous Shawntel allegedly said:

    You are a HOOT! I LOVED your blog. Marshmallow field indeed. LOL What would I measure in my town…well, since I live in the home of the famed Masters Golf Tournament I would of course take those rulers out to the National golf course and measure the yardages from tee to hole! LOL Thank you for the laughs and thanks for helping with the blog hop and sharing the rulers.

  126. The fabulous Teresa Felgueiras allegedly said:

    Great measurements ans fantistic ruller. Great giaway.Thank you.

  127. The fabulous Jamie allegedly said:

    What a beautiful set of pictures, I love the view! I’d love to just drive through the Northwest someday and take it all in. Ok I’d measure some of the outrageously (it feels like) tall buildings on my college campus because let me tell you those stairs are killer!

  128. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    Loved the new look at those awesome rulers I need to win. :)

  129. The fabulous HeyJudee allegedly said:

    Loved your method of measuring the big things. But have to say that marshmallow fields are not just specific to your area…they exist in rural Canada too!!! If I win those rulers, I think I’ll have fun measuring too. LOL

  130. The fabulous Jenni allegedly said:

    We have only two businesses in town, both bars, so that is what I would measure. lol Thanks for the contest try!

  131. The fabulous Ann allegedly said:

    Your pictures are terrific. I would measure the bridge crossing the Tennessee River in northern Alabama.

  132. The fabulous Ruthie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the great tour

  133. The fabulous Debi allegedly said:

    I would measure my sewing room and make some changes. THe pictures are beautiful.

  134. The fabulous Ruth B allegedly said:

    Marshmallow fields?? Love it! Wish I had some near me. Now I’m hungry for Rice Krispie bars. Love the rulers!

  135. The fabulous Angie Smith allegedly said:

    Funny post- not telling the 5 y/o about the ‘marshmallow” field, he’ll want to move there lol. Im sure we can find some here, I live in Southern Illinois- Im sure there are tons :-)

  136. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Love the giant marshmellows!!! Please enter me to win

  137. The fabulous Joan allegedly said:

    I can’t tell you about a town, because we are out in the wide open spaces. Nearest town is 15 miles. We have beautiful view of the Loup River Valley. Fields of ripe corn and soy beans. Its harvest time so see lots of field equipment moving. We have deer and coyotes walking through our yard as well as wild turkeys.
    And hey, I will try your recipe, it does sound good. grin

  138. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    What to measure… Maybe some Mayan ruins?

  139. The fabulous mean sarah jean allegedly said:

    love your post, it was so fun to read!

  140. The fabulous Vickie allegedly said:

    What a beautiful place you live in. I love the movie “The Goonies” too-great story! Thanks for the blog.

  141. The fabulous Regena allegedly said:

    Fun post.
    Thanks for all of the fun things you do and share.

  142. The fabulous Mary Beth allegedly said:

    Marshmallow fields sound difficult to mow.

  143. The fabulous Judy in Michigan allegedly said:

    What a great measuring trip! Pretty area. I would measure the height of the old grain elevator in town at the feed store or the circumference of the water wheel at the cider mill. Makes me want to go out and take some pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  144. The fabulous ~Michelle~ allegedly said:

    Geez, you managed to hit everything with that ruler…Prius, Weeds, Goonies, lol! And FYI, Best Foods mayo = Hellmans for the Midwestern folks

  145. The fabulous polly allegedly said:

    I think I would measure air planes. Dayton is the home of Wright Patt airforce base. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  146. The fabulous Kare in OH allegedly said:

    funny post - I think I would measure the people standing in line at our local drive-thru for ice cream!

  147. The fabulous Brenda Lewis allegedly said:

    Hey that was great an making me want Fish an Chips,an great way to show the Cutting Edge Rulers, thanks, see ya from from landlocked Utah

  148. The fabulous Sandi allegedly said:

    I love the marshmallow crop. :-) We have a few fields of them here in Minnesota, too. Let’s see, what would I measure?Well, right now, the thing that is being measured here in town is the heighth of flood waters, but I think I would use Pat’s longest ruler to measure the distance to Toody’s Sweets (on Main Street) for an ice cream cone!

  149. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    Love this post :)

  150. The fabulous KT allegedly said:

    Love all your measuring! I would measure the tall pine tree in my back yard that my son climbs to the very top of! Thanks for the chance to win!

  151. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    Your post cracked me up, and now I really want to visit Astoria. It looks so beautiful there. I’d measure the maple tree in my neighbor’s with its gorgeous fall colors, then measure the HUGE pile of leaves all raked up after the wind blows them all into my yard. Neighbors tree = more work for me.

  152. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Hmm… Astoria…That sounds familiar. Oh I just looked it up on mapquest and it’s where my Mom (who lives in Oregon) goes on vacation. I haven’t been there yet. It’s a long ways from San Diego. (I’m much closer to San Diego) So I guess I better try this tartar sauce recipe since you seem to know your fishy towns and your tartar sauces! :-)
    With the new ruler I would run down and measure our Shoe Repair. The building is in the shape of a HUGE shoe. So darn cute. And it has hours like your fish place. I guess if you have a cool building you get to have cool hours.

  153. The fabulous Winona allegedly said:

    Definitely an original post. Very creative of you. Neat way to use the rulers. Winona

  154. The fabulous Donna Joy allegedly said:

    Love your post and the pictures, gotta have those rulers. I live on the praires, so miles of flat land.
    I toured around your blog, love it, I’m coming back.

  155. The fabulous Cory allegedly said:

    This is a great Hop. I am enjoying the tour of your town. I would measure the trains that run through my backyard (literally). Take care and God bless, Cory

  156. The fabulous Joni M. allegedly said:

    Creative photos and post! Hmmmm…I know what I “need” to be measuring now, and that’s getting to work on measuring up on all my quilting projects. I think I would have to say the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette, GA…cute place filmed in the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes….or maybe the Sweet Home Quilt shop in Conyers, GA, love that store.

  157. The fabulous Sue Graham allegedly said:

    Love your sense of humor!! And loved the reference to the Botwin’s crop - I’m a big fan, too. :) Thanks for the giggle and a chance to win Pat’s rulers.

  158. The fabulous Shellie allegedly said:

    I love the Goonies. That Astoria column is amazing. Love how you used the Edge.

  159. The fabulous robin allegedly said:

    I’d measure the World’s Largest Painting on an Easel, a reproduction of a Van Gogh painting.

  160. The fabulous VickiT allegedly said:

    I had to laugh at all those things you were measuring. So cute. Gosh, about all I’d have to measure in my tiny town is the piles of sand in the ‘pit’ near the man-made lake created by digging out the sand. My town is actually the Sand Capitol of the U.S. Marshmallows are much more fun. LOL

    I just love the sound of these rulers. GREAT IDEA.

  161. The fabulous Moneik Stephens allegedly said:

    I would measure Mt. Rushmore as it’s very near where I live. If I was back in college I would measure the Campanile, since it’s so tall and awesome on the SDSU campus. I loved climbing up it.

  162. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    I’m going straight to Netflix and check out Goonies!

  163. The fabulous kathy allegedly said:

    Cute post! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  164. The fabulous Cindy B allegedly said:

    Your town is very pretty. Thank you for being part of this great give a way. I hope I win.

  165. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    Astoria looks beautiful! There’s not a lot to measure in my town–maybe I’d measure the length of walking paths here. Guess I better look around better when I go out. ;)

  166. The fabulous Nancy B from Many LA allegedly said:

    I live near reservoir that is know for it’s big fish, so I’d measure either the reservoir, or a BIG fish!

  167. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    I want a giant marshmallow! And a giant stick, and a giant campfire, and a giant Hershey bar, and two giant graham crackers.

  168. The fabulous Judy G allegedly said:

    Too hysterical! Makes me want to run out and measure my city (probably the Mission first), but I better start in my office since I’m working. Thanks for the chance to win the rulers.

  169. The fabulous Bobbie23nc allegedly said:

    You’ve convinced me that these rulers can measure anything accurately.

  170. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    Of course your twist on scenery and food cracked me up, as usual! I’d measure our pier, which is allegedly the longest wooden pier in California. Yep, right here in Ventura.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    P.S. I hate dill, but love tuna!

  171. The fabulous Francine A Warren allegedly said:

    OMG I just love your post! Way too fun! Wish I was on that coast just to eat at your favorite stop! And I love your little Halloween bags so much send this site off to my daughter. She’s usually sitting right next to me in the studio, but is elsewhere today & your site is not to be missed. Thanks for shring & blogging!

  172. The fabulous Jill Majers allegedly said:

    Dill sauce sound great. Seems like a recipe to me. The rulers look wonderful. Sure would be fun to win….

  173. The fabulous Holly allegedly said:

    Greetings from the OTHER Astoria - in NYC! I guess I would measure the Empire State Building - it’s the biggest thing around here!

  174. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    As usual, thanks for the laugh & getting my day off to a good start! What would I measure on my quirky island? The cabins at Cama Beach.

  175. The fabulous Joscelyn allegedly said:

    I think I would measure the Golden Gate Bridge, or maybe the ferry building or ooooh the palace of fine arts. Living in San Francisco I have a ton of fun things to choose from

  176. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:


  177. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    Oh!! The possibilities of the measuring I could do here in Vegas! I NEED those rulers!! Wish I could be in Oregon now with the beautiful change of seasons, we don’t get those here!!

  178. The fabulous NIKI allegedly said:


  179. The fabulous bonnie allegedly said:

    You post was so cute, I would love to give bowpickers a try it sounds so good.

  180. The fabulous Pat Nordahl allegedly said:

    From the other coast - I would measure the Bourne Bridge, the railroad bridge that raises and lowers to let the train cross the canal and of course the Cape Cod Canal.
    Loved your post and your blog is a must read.

  181. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I love the way you displayed Sullivan Rulers! My maiden name was Sullivan so hope that brings me some luck.
    Thanks creative one,

  182. The fabulous Marcia Gilbreath allegedly said:

    I live in Corpus Christi TX, and the biggest things in our city are the Harbor Bridge and the Selena statue. I’d go measure them but it would take me a few weeks. Thanks for the photos of the pillar–beautiful designs on it.

  183. The fabulous Leslie Sorenson allegedly said:

    marshmallows in the field….cute! Rulers….great. Hope to win.

  184. The fabulous aztel2000 allegedly said:

    That super long ruler is calling my name! Thanks for the recipe–it does sound really good but I have to think of something else to put it on cuz I hate fish (and I live on a lake-go figure).
    Karen in Breezy Point

  185. The fabulous Sew Create It - Jane allegedly said:

    Loved how you showed off that ruler…cool pictures. please count me in on the giveaway ;o)

  186. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    What a fun post! (Clicking “favorites” now so I can find you again!)

  187. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I have ruler envy! (and your TS sounds like it is right up my alley! Except I’ll use Hellman’s mayo since Best is the West name for it…)

  188. The fabulous Liz A. allegedly said:

    Loved your pics of Astoria! Been a long time since I’ve been there. the in-laws used to live there, in a house that is now painted pepto-bismal pink (or it was last we saw it)!

    Nothing worth measuring in my town, unless I wanted to measure the yards and yards of fabric in my sewing room…..but, I’m not sure I wanna go there…..

  189. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    Now out heare in New Mexico (said with a cowboy accent) we don’t use them there fancy rulers to measure things we use the tumbleweeds, 4 tumbleweeds make it a fairly big’un…now for the little stuff I use a whole string of scorpions linked together like monkeys in a barrel…fancy rulers pshaw who needs them newfangled things here out west we do it desert style….I’m gonna ride off into the sunset now on my horse named ‘Chevy’ and rustle you up some chiles lol lol…you crack me up, nice to see you ‘back in the saddle’

  190. The fabulous Jeanna Waller allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing the birthplace for marshmallows!!! Would love to win the rulers!

  191. The fabulous Kay allegedly said:

    I would measure the width of the Platte River which is runs all the way through Nebraska & is the widest, shallowest river in the world. Thanks for the chance to win the rulers.

  192. The fabulous Patricia L. allegedly said:

    I’d luv to win these. I could measure some of the sites in the Atlanta area. The drawing is on my birthday and it would be a great treat for me to win!

  193. The fabulous Diane Fink allegedly said:

    OK, I do have to try these rulers!

  194. The fabulous Shirley in Canada allegedly said:

    I would measure the width of the river from the view outside my home! Love the hoppin’ Great blog …thanks for the “visit” :-)

  195. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    You are just too much fun—the world needs more people like you…..

  196. The fabulous susan allegedly said:

    I would love to have a new set of extra long rrulers to measure the Wachovia Building (If you’re familiar with Winston-Salem, NC, then you know exactly what I mean)!

  197. The fabulous cori allegedly said:

    Great photos. I like the tour of your area

  198. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    You are funny! Glad I joined this hop so I could ‘discover’ your blog!

  199. The fabulous Julia allegedly said:

    I would measure the vegetables from my kitchen garden. Can’t wait to find out the winner.

  200. The fabulous Nancy Sue Phillips allegedly said:

    Thanks for the heads up on the fish and chips place! As far a measuring something, you reminded me I have to measure my newly turned 3 yr old. I know, I’m a bad mommy. Please send me to time out with a a quilting magazine in hand!!
    Thank you for participating in this giveaway tour!

  201. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    That would be one BIG batch of rice krispy treats made with giant (haybale) marshmallows! Extra fiber too.

  202. The fabulous Kyra allegedly said:

    Where I love we are known for our Big Red Wagon and I would love to measure that! Happy Blog Hoppin’ to ya!

  203. The fabulous SuzK allegedly said:

    I’m so glad Astoria measured up! I have to say, I did wonder about marshmallows and where they came from - who knew? Do the farmers breed miniatures (for cocoa) or are they babies (oh nooooo!). Is Astoria where the StaPuff Marshmallow Man came from? Is there a fall marshallow harvest festival? So many questions, Monica!

  204. The fabulous carmel allegedly said:

    those are great funny pictures
    thanks alot for the awsome giveaway!

  205. The fabulous Cheri allegedly said:

    I have been to Astoria and up that column. I have a son who lives in Seattle, long way from NY! We saw sea lions near the supermarket–hundreds of them. The Columbia river area is beautiful.

  206. The fabulous Loris allegedly said:

    Very fun post! I love rice krispie treats too! Must go see that bridge. What a beautiful spot of the world.

  207. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Astoria is so beautiful. You may have just changed vacation plans next year for our family. Thank you for measuring everything for us.


  208. The fabulous Betsy Lynn allegedly said:

    Great post!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  209. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    I am really liking the 37 inch one and hope I win a set.

  210. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    You know, the Goonies is one of my all-time favorites, too! Thanks for the tour-fun blog!

  211. The fabulous Julie in WA allegedly said:

    I love how you worked the rulers into all your pictures! Very creative, and I want to wander through more of your blog now!

  212. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    No, it’s MY FAVORITE movie…or one of. My husband and I almost got divorced because he said The Goonies is one of those movies you love as a kid and realize as an adult is stupid. I responded, “NO YOU’RE STUPID!”

  213. The fabulous Rebecca allegedly said:

    I’d like to measure up all our quilt shops in town, or just use that as an excuse to go visit them :)

  214. The fabulous nurse payne allegedly said:

    Awesome post; loved the marshmellow fields for ever :-D

  215. The fabulous lisa allegedly said:

    cute! I wish I coudl go to the marshmellow fields. I’d love to help harvest and preserve those crops. There are a ton of things in my town I don’t knwo about and travelers ask me about when they stop in for coffee. I flub my way through =)

  216. The fabulous deborah allegedly said:

    You crack me up! I guess I’d measure the width of the Ohio River..its the biggest thing near our little town!

  217. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Where you live is so beautiful. And I’ve seen the Goonies. A very creative post!!

  218. The fabulous Billie K allegedly said:

    Love your post and the rulers.


  219. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    That’s why they call you the Happy Zombie, you see the fun in the neatest, weirdest places. We don’t have anything as exotic as a fish and chips boat, but since we are a bedroom community of the Twin Cities, maybe I’ll measure our bedroom and it’s contents.(Snicker, snicker!)

  220. The fabulous QuiltSue allegedly said:

    Another fun post, thanks so much. I loved your comment about not having any recipes.

  221. The fabulous Erica allegedly said:

    I loved your post! I always wondered where marshmallows came from! Haha

  222. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    These rulers will be great to use-what a wonderful collection of sizes. Every quilter loves new notions!
    Thanks very much.

  223. The fabulous Busymom allegedly said:

    My town is very small, I am not sure what I would measure. I will have to give that some thought. I am still hopping along on this giveaway.

  224. The fabulous Deb A allegedly said:

    I HAVE been to the Astoria Column, it’s beautiful country up that way. Thanks for the chance to win!

  225. The fabulous Laurie allegedly said:

    I love how you “measured” the sites of your community. I need those rulers so I can measure fabric and make pretties.

  226. The fabulous Judy in Idaho allegedly said:

    Hi You should of been sitting on one of
    those marshmellows for the pic, hee hee
    funnomunal ruler presentation!! do these
    new rulers leave any kind of fairy dust
    while they are sharpening? and do the
    edges of the blades eventually wear down
    and break? love your blog, I could measure the river that runs through my
    city. I will buy and use the rulers even
    if I don’t win…..XX00

  227. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    What a fun post! You broke all the rules and I loved it!

  228. The fabulous Beverly Atkins allegedly said:

    If I could, I would measure my way out of NC back home to Virginia. I think with these rulers I just might make it home again. Thanks for a chance to win these wonderful rulers!

  229. The fabulous Rita allegedly said:

    What a fun post! I would measure our famous Oak Tree….it’s been around for hundreds of years.

  230. The fabulous Agnes allegedly said:

    I would measure the beautiful giant cedar tree outside my window. Thanks for the chance to win the rulers, they look awesome!

  231. The fabulous Tressa allegedly said:

    Those are some pretty big rulers. I think I might have to buy a new house to keep them in.

  232. The fabulous Deborah allegedly said:

    What big/fun/wonderful thing would I measure in my town? Wow, it depends on who I’d be sending that big/fun/wonderful measurement to. I live in Atlanta, GA - so I have The Fox Theater (one of my favorites), the World of Coca-Cola, the Westin Peachtree Hotel, Turner Field the “Home of the Braves”. I’m just surrounded by so many wonderful things.

  233. The fabulous Barb Colvin allegedly said:

    I live in Spokane, WA so there are a couple of things I’d like to measure: the clock tower and the giant Radio Flyer wagon. Both can be found downtown in Riverfront Park.

  234. The fabulous Kristin L allegedly said:

    I’d try to measure The Giant Golf Ball when it comes to Pearl Harbor for repairs. That thing is huge!! Are you familiar with this radar monstrosity that floats in to town almost annually?

  235. The fabulous Phyllis allegedly said:

    Loved your comments and would like to visit there someday. Please enter me in the ruler drawing. Phyllis

  236. The fabulous Garilyn allegedly said:

    I’d measure the largest pumpkin at the upcoming Pumpkin Show. It’s usually around 1,000+ pounds!!

  237. The fabulous sndy1 allegedly said:

    I would have to ‘measure’ all of the fabulous quilt shops in my area.

  238. The fabulous Robin Crittenden allegedly said:

    I’d measure the distance from my fabric table to my fabric so see if there was space for more fabric

  239. The fabulous Michelle Wyman allegedly said:

    I’d measure my stash… if I had the nerve!! LOL

    Love the bridge pic!

  240. The fabulous kim allegedly said:

    What a quaint little town you live in I love the wilderness pic and the column had to look that one up.

  241. The fabulous Betty allegedly said:

    I would love to eat at Bow Pickers. Sounds like my type of place. Really showed those rulers off in a unique lovely way.

  242. The fabulous Joan Blum allegedly said:

    Loved your post — it cracked me up! I want some of those marshmallows — but I also want some of those rulers. You’ve certainly broaden one’s horizons!!!

  243. The fabulous Deb S. allegedly said:

    I love the pics with the rulers in them!

    Deb S.

  244. The fabulous Cindy Burke allegedly said:

    I love Astoria! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  245. The fabulous Kathleen B allegedly said:

    Oh, Astoria! What a great place in the U.S. to be. And it’s so much fun to visit SW Washington from there and drive up the coast. Woohoo! It all brings back such pleasant memories. Driving down the coast of Oregon is unbelievable, too. I need to come visit soon. Please include me in your giveaway and thanks for the wonderful blog hop. Thankful~Threads ~Kathleen

  246. The fabulous Marcia W. allegedly said:

    Thank you hosting the AMP’d up blog hop. I would measure the tallest structure in town, which are the feed bins near the feed store. Thanks for the recipe - it would be a good use for the fresh dill from our garden.

  247. The fabulous krisgray allegedly said:

    great tour - love the restaurant.

  248. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    I would love to measure up and win the rulers!

  249. The fabulous Maryellen allegedly said:

    What would I measure? In NY, the Empire State Building, or Jone’s Beach. In PA? the Mountain Laural, and the long slide at Great Wolfe, and my favorite coasters at Knoebel’s. Cute idea. !

  250. The fabulous Leah allegedly said:

    Great way to show off those rulers! Very unique.

    I love your halloween bags…

  251. The fabulous Kim Bates allegedly said:

    Wonderful blog! I’m sure the rulers would be big enough to measure our Columbus Antique Mall- the largest Antique Mall in Wisconsin!

  252. The fabulous Sandie ~call me crazy allegedly said:

    Very fun post!~ love the giant marshmallows!! LOL The rulers look very interesting! Thanks for the fun!

  253. The fabulous JoAnn allegedly said:

    Hi! I was on a cruise ship this past May and we stopped where your bridge is - I loved that bridge!! How neat is it! I would measure my sewing desk :)
    Thanks for the chance to win…

  254. The fabulous JoAnne allegedly said:

    I’ve never had fish and chips made from tuna. Your fry sauce sounds good.

  255. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    Love the marshmallow story. I think I would measure Terminal Tower in down town Cleveland

  256. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    From one Astorian to another–this is a great post! Would you believe that I have never eaten at the Bowpicker!!! I just always forget about it. I do love it when out-of-towners refer to it as the “Bo-picker”. I always correct the pronounciation but never admit that I’ve never been there!

  257. The fabulous Judith Hogan allegedly said:

    I love that bridge. Have used it on occasion coming home from the Sisters quilt show. I live on southern Vancouver Island (Victoria). We have marshmallows in our fields as well, but unfortunately, can’t lay claim to marshmallow capital of the world. I have quilting friend who also has only take-out menus. She keeps them in her oven! Thanks for the chance to win the rulers. They’re awesome.

  258. The fabulous Munaiba allegedly said:

    Your dill sauce looks yummy. I would really like to win these rulers. So fingers crossed.

  259. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    I’m loving the fun pictures, Monica!

  260. The fabulous Lovie Ball allegedly said:

    Still giggling. And yes Goonies is a good show - brought back a few memories. And simple recipes are always the best.

  261. The fabulous Melinda allegedly said:

    Dill sauce! My husband hates dill. He doesn’t know it’s the secret ingredient in my hamburgers, if he did he’d probably never eat my cooking again!

  262. The fabulous Stacey allegedly said:

    haha, this is funny, and ummmm, i cannot mention what i measured in my town ;o}
    kidding!!! i would love to win a set of rulers

  263. The fabulous Laine allegedly said:

    Love the marshmallows. Since we have so many pumpkins in our town this time of the year maybe I could go measure one of them.

  264. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    The Goonies is one of the best movies ever made, it amazes me when people haven’t seen it. I could measure the African Queen, the boat from the movie, or maybe the Seven Mile Bridge.

  265. The fabulous Cecilia Young allegedly said:

    I enjoyed your post! I live in a very rural area of Georgia, did I say rural? I think that I would measure the peanut fields. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  266. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    This post cracked me up… I would love to measure the “shoe” home of hte Ohio State Buckeyes….or maybe just the building I live in…. LOVE the rulers

  267. The fabulous Bette allegedly said:

    Love your pictures! Looks beautiful. I like the way you included the rulers in each shot.
    I would measure Bridgewater Plaza. A nice shopping area one side of the main bridge that crosses our lake.

  268. The fabulous Kristi Van Os allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness you really made me laugh. Especially about growing marshmallow. Just what exactly were those things anyways. Do you want to know what the biggest bug measures around here. It’s a Palo Verde beetle. They can be 4-6 inches probably bigger - yuck

  269. The fabulous Christine M allegedly said:

    That’s funny not having a recipe to share! lol

  270. The fabulous mary helmke allegedly said:

    My what a great idea…I would love to measure the Golden Gate Bridge since I live just a hour away…Thanks for the chance to win….Mary

  271. The fabulous Sandy N. allegedly said:

    Since the tallest building in my town is the hospital at a whopping 2 stories high, I guess that it would have to be the hospital.=)

  272. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    I love the way you measured everything with those rulers…how clever!! I would have to measure waterfalls…apparently our city is the city of waterfalls, we do have lots…all different sizes, lots to measure!

  273. The fabulous Lil allegedly said:

    what a fun post
    well I live in a pretty small town and don’t really know what to measure except the height of my flat

  274. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Thanks for the many laughs. I think your town measures up just lovely :)

  275. The fabulous Jean allegedly said:

    LOVED your blog post……how original!
    I guess if I were measuring something in my hometown it would be the courthouse..tallest building in town.

  276. The fabulous paulette doyle allegedly said:

    I would love to win these rulers….PLRASE throw my name into the give away hat!! thanks yOu!

  277. The fabulous Deb G. in VA allegedly said:

    Great post! Thanks for the chance to win the rulers and measure things around me.

  278. The fabulous Susan McCrea allegedly said:

    Oh so THIS is where The Happy Zombie is! Finally found you. You have a lot of blog/buttons on your pages. Do you visit themAll?

  279. The fabulous Joanna allegedly said:

    Love your post. what would I measure in my town? The distance of the walking path at the park near me. I’m sure it isn’t a mile around as I was told. How many rulers would I need to do that?

  280. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Somehow I think that today’s rulers need to be calibrated! How can a giant marshmallow be the same size as a house???

    Pick me!!!

  281. The fabulous Tong allegedly said:

    this is going to sound really bad, but i’m absolutely terrible at measuring fabric accurately, which is probably why i never follow a quilt pattern and always made up my own. thanks for the giveaway, i’d love to get a set of those rulers!

  282. The fabulous SheilaC allegedly said:

    Thanks for a great post! Those rulers look great


  283. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    Funny post. Love the no recipe thang.

  284. The fabulous Leah allegedly said:

    cute post! Great giveaway! I’d measure the OLD Liberty Theatre in our downtown (”downtown” consists of 3 streets) ;D

  285. The fabulous Jean Carpenter allegedly said:

    You are too funny girl! Love your blog and I know how I will use those rulers if I win…who knows….it might happen LOL.

  286. The fabulous Marcia W. allegedly said:

    Thanks for being a stop on the blog hop. I would measure my grandnieces’ heights with the rulers. Know they would enjoy the attention. Self sharpening rulers - innovative idea.

  287. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    Love your blog! I would measure my stash!

  288. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    I really want to visit Astoria now - I never knew it existed before

  289. The fabulous Sheila S allegedly said:

    I love your site and also the GIANT marshmellows. :-) Can you imagine the s’mores you could make with those! Wow-your scenery is so pretty. I live in a small town and we have absolutely N-O-T-H-I-N-G to measure but it is kind of a pretty town, just nothing spectacular.

  290. The fabulous Sandy A allegedly said:

    I laughed so hard at your post DH wondered what was up! Love the “marshmallow” fields!
    Thanks for the laughs!

  291. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    What a fun blog you have! I had to read a few previous posts and recognized your lawn chair quilt from the Moda Bake Shop! Cool! If I could measure something in my town, that would be the Hot and Cold water towers. Yes, really! I’d like to visit your town to try the fresh tuna. Thanks for reviewing the Edge Rulers.

  292. The fabulous Gretchen allegedly said:

    Hope a wildfire doesn’t hit your marshmallow fields. Oh the tragedy that would be. Loved the post:)

  293. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    My town has a giant “ear of corn” water tower - I’m sure that it must need measuring!!

  294. The fabulous Louise allegedly said:

    Thanks for the photos of Astoria! My great-grandparents were married in Astoria, in 1892. They lived in Ilwaco, WA…I guess Astoria was the place to go?? Someday I’d love to visit that whole area.

  295. The fabulous Amy C allegedly said:

    You live in such a beautiful area!

  296. The fabulous Melisa Bakos allegedly said:

    I love dill. This is a cool giveaway I appreciate the chance to win.

  297. The fabulous thegoose allegedly said:

    thanks for the tour! I guess I would have to measure the Washington Monument.

  298. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    You have a wonderful sense of humour - just what I needed tonight after a rough day! Hmmm, not much I can think of measuring around here, except maybe, how much more fabric I can hide in my sewing room LOL. Thanks for sharing!!

  299. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Wow - gotta come see this part of the country! And gotta come back and read some more of this blog! Sure hope to win some rulers, too!! Thanks for sharing!

  300. The fabulous Jenice allegedly said:

    ROFL at your marshmellow field comment. I’ve been to Astoria and climbed the column (sp) Loved your area.

  301. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Those rulers sounds really awesome.

  302. The fabulous Sandy S allegedly said:

    nice way to show the rulers. loved the pictures.

  303. The fabulous Janet Best allegedly said:

    What a clever idea to think about measuring things in your town! You live in a beautiful place. Thanks for the fun and inspiration!

  304. The fabulous Jackie Hicks allegedly said:

    I live in Huntsville, Alabama, and we are called the Rocket City because of NASA. W have a space museum with a real shuttle and a rocket - that would be huge to measure!

  305. The fabulous Lynn Osborne allegedly said:

    That’s an interesting question. I would measure the Bayshore which supposedly has the longest sidewalk in the US. I’m not so sure!!!

  306. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    What an interesting view of these new rulers with the Astoria countryside :-)
    I especially like the giant marshmallows ~ The dill sauce sounds like one I will have to try.
    Thanks for sharing
    Debbie in WA

  307. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    The town of Buffalo lies between two lakes - the lake I live on and Buffalo Lake. I would use one of my new rulers that I win to measure the exact distance between the two lakes!

  308. The fabulous Carla allegedly said:

    Such an entertaining post! I really got a kick out of your marshmallow field. There really isn’t much right here where I’m at. I live in the lightning capitol of the world (Gulf Side of Florida).

  309. The fabulous Amy R (Galesburg IL) allegedly said:

    I LOVE the Goonies! Take-out is my favorite recipe, too!

  310. The fabulous SoozeM allegedly said:

    Cool post, thanks for sharing those “marshmallow” fields, I got a giggle out of that! There is really not much of note in my town, but I would go to Wycheproof where my parents live and measure Mt Wycheproof, it is the smallest registered mountain in the world at 43m tall :)

  311. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    I would love to win - thanks for the chance to win.

  312. The fabulous Jenniffier allegedly said:

    How fun. Measuring my town would be quite boring unless you want to measure the terra cotta pipes or the ceder planks at the two industrial business we have. I just live in a small town with out much to do :).

  313. The fabulous Mary Jordan allegedly said:

    I live in a wonderful little town with a downtown square that has the county court house with shops all around the opposite sides of the street from the court house. Today they planned Holloween on the Square. The shop owners all dress up and hand out candy. On the grounds around the courthouse they hold games and activities for the kids. I would use a square up ruler to find out how square that old town square really is!

  314. The fabulous Patricia Campion allegedly said:

    That restaurant looks so fun - Wish I were within Fish and Chips range to try it out!
    Please enter me in the ruler giveaway!

  315. The fabulous delia allegedly said:

    The restaurant sounds delish! I would measure the hospital.

  316. The fabulous Jan in TN allegedly said:

    I really enjoyed your blog! Thanks for the chance to win the rulers.

  317. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    We have a huge rusty old watering can at the entrance to our town that’s watering a garden of flowers. I’d measure how tall that thing is. I’d love to win those rulers.

  318. The fabulous janita abbas allegedly said:

    In my town it’s homecoming week. Guess I’d measure how long the parade is or the football field . Thanks for all the fun you gals are creating on the blog hop. It has been really fun.



  319. The fabulous Leigh allegedly said:

    What a great day for pictures in Astoria….I am yearning to get out to Seaside for a weekend! I want to measure Seaman at the Seaside turn around.

  320. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    Fun post, love the way you showed off the rulers.

  321. The fabulous Jackie Ro. allegedly said:

    Woo, you are way funny! I truly enjoyed your post, your photos, and I hope you don’t mind that I clicked you as a contact @ Flicker (loved the super-size marshmallows & car plate that I’d say ‘no thanks to’ too).
    Off the top of my noggin one of my fav places in my part of NC is a ramp between beltlines. As the skinny ramp climbs among & higher than the treetops I’d hold the longest “edge” ruler long-side-up to were the road meets the horizon, visually adding another lane. Ahem, did I say this would be between the treetops? :)

  322. The fabulous Ruth Ann in Kansas allegedly said:

    No doubt about it - I would have to measure the Yellow Brick Road that is famous in our small town. People from all over the world have purchased yellow bricks with their names engraved upon them. These bricks are layed in the sidewalks all around the main streets in our town. Lots of people stop to peruse the bricks and see who has been immortalized in the Yellow Brick Road!!

  323. The fabulous Prissy allegedly said:

    Wow! Astoria sounds like a really nice place to be from! Let’s see, if I had one of those rulers (and let’s face it, it will only be a matter of time before I do!) and could measure something in my town, I think I would go down to the Old Methodist columns which have been standing ever since the old (and very beautiful) church burned in 1969.

  324. The fabulous thunder kaplan allegedly said:

    we have a lovely old water tower in my town, I would measure that…I enjoyed your blog, and love those little bags!!!

  325. The fabulous Hannele allegedly said:

    Those rulers were sure worth owning :) Thanks for organising this giveaway.

  326. The fabulous Julee allegedly said:

    Great blog post!!! Enjoying the blog hop and other uses for the ruler, :>)

  327. The fabulous Ann in NC allegedly said:

    Size does matter! Love your examples of showing sizes! Fun blog! Oh, and I like your style of cooking!

  328. The fabulous Cathy A allegedly said:

    Hmmm…what would I measure? There is a statue of a cow with a dog/fox standing on his back–maybe I’d measure that. Or the Space Needle–although that’s requires a drive downtown.
    I’ll look for the Fish N Chops place next time I’m driving through Astoria. I wish that would be soon–on my way to Cannon Beach or something! Thanks!

  329. The fabulous Shruti allegedly said:

    i’d love to win some rulers… i’m keeping my fingers crossed…

  330. The fabulous Busty LaRue allegedly said:

    What a great idea to go around and measure things with the rulers. Love it. Also, Goonies is one of our favorite movies at our house. DH even has a Sloth t-shirt!

  331. The fabulous Grace allegedly said:

    thanks for wonderful post … :)

  332. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Your blog made me laugh and gave me a smile for the rest of the day! Love the marshmallows!! Have a great day

  333. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    This really is a fun giveaway–like a food fest blog hop. Love the new use of rulers. I will admist Marshamallows are one of my favorites…good to know you grown mega mallows in Astoria! My rulers are old and tired and these new and clever.

  334. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    I’ll have to measure my kids because they just discovered yardsticks and are measuring everything in sight.

  335. The fabulous Melissa Corry allegedly said:

    The last thing I measured in my town was the distance from my house to the school to see if the kids were in the bus area :)

  336. The fabulous Suzanne allegedly said:

    I’m feeling lucky today. What did I measure in my town? Well, my town is very, very small and nothing interesting to measure except field corn, chickens and cows. So, I went to nearby Batavia and measured the circumference of the collider ring at Fermilab National Laboratory. How about that??

  337. The fabulous Silvia allegedly said:

    Wow, great photos! I like the rules even more now after seeing your photos! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  338. The fabulous DebbieKL allegedly said:

    Fun photos! I’d start by measuring the new house we’re building - lots to measure there! Then maybe some beautiful fall leaves.

  339. The fabulous Gloria J W allegedly said:

    Love the measuring… must give it a try sometime. Love the look of the rulers, too. Great recipe for tartare sauce. I tend to be a bit inventive, and go by the taste. Smiles from Queensland Gloria

  340. The fabulous Susan Piluk allegedly said:

    Great Post! Loved visiting! And those rulers are to die for:)

  341. The fabulous Dawn allegedly said:

    I love your blog! Thanks for having this contest, it helped me find you.

  342. The fabulous Sara allegedly said:

    I would measure the James Brown statue downtown Augusta,GA!!! (Couldn’t think of anything else!)

  343. The fabulous Ladette allegedly said:

    First of all… I LOVE your blog. I stumbled upon it from I’m not sure where and I have camped out here. It’s motivated me to get back in to quilting!! I just need to find a good place to buy fabrics (moda’s and yours!).

    Anyhoo.. I’m thinking those new rulers would be a great help for my quilting endeavors. I could probably measure the Ogeechee River… or the line at Paula Deen’s restaurant… or the ships that come up the Savannah River!

  344. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Great Post! I love the tower !

  345. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    What a fun post! Living in San Antonio, Tx…it’s a natural that I’d have to measure the Alamo, and probably one of the barges on the Riverwalk and surely the gate at Sea World…whew!

    I know you only asked for one, but there’s sew much to see in our great tourist city.


  346. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Thanks for the tour of Astoria, I lived down the coast from you for years and have never been there, beautiful place!

  347. The fabulous Linda Dalton allegedly said:

    So much about your blog that I really love! I will be bookmarking and coming back here for sure. I got so wrapped up in the blog I almost forgot I needed to make this comment to be eligible to win! Those bags in your next blog are too cute! I am going to be trying that pattern out for sure. How lucky you are to live in Oregon…I visited there once about 5 years ago and decided that I was really supposed to be living there but someone made a mistake in my life. Maybe one day I will get myself up there. Sorry for the long comment…but your blog ROCKS! Can’t wait to read more. :)

  348. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    Thanks for the tour! How long is that bridge? I’ve got one near me that’s 13 km - exciting the first few crossings, but then… :)

  349. The fabulous Texana allegedly said:

    Love the tour, love the rulers!

  350. The fabulous Mary Ellen allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness You really did a good job of your blog post and the recipe!! Of course the rulers would be great too

  351. The fabulous Carrie P. allegedly said:

    Fun photos. I would measure a big coffee pot in my downtown area.

  352. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    I like the marshmallow fields. How are they harvested?

  353. The fabulous Meri allegedly said:

    You are a HOOT! Loved your tour and especially the marshmallow farm! Makes me want to come visit Oregon!

  354. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    I’d measure Mt. Yonah. I see it every time I drive to town…except on cloudy days when it disappears.

  355. The fabulous Betty Meissner allegedly said:

    I’ve been up and down and up and down the Astoria tower, but those days are over and I may have to do something else when visiting Astoria……..I have a 2 hr. trip from my home in Scappoose to your town. I’ve never seen the marshmallow fields in 45 years of traveling to Astoria! What a surprise! I’m going to consult Wikapedia for sure!

  356. The fabulous nevathediva allegedly said:

    Would love to win the rulers. I would love to visit Astoria also. I looks like a great place. I love the ocean.

  357. The fabulous Pamela allegedly said:

    I’m just a hop, skip and jump down the Oregon coast from you, so how about if I measure the Cape Arago lighthouse for you? Lots of lovely things to measure around here, that’s for sure!

  358. The fabulous Kathy MacKie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the tour and giveaway!

  359. The fabulous Sheryl allegedly said:

    Your blog is a bright spot in my day, today! I’m going to have to add it to my daily reads!
    What would I measure in my town? Hmmm…the lines at the local Walgreen’s pharmacy maybe (I live in a retirement community).

  360. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    I loved the tour!

  361. The fabulous Kristen allegedly said:

    Astoria is very pretty. I need to visit places with green once in a while. Maybe the Luxor!? Altitude or the slant height? Anything on the Strip on Vegas would be fun! Let me win some rulers and we will go on tour. :)

  362. The fabulous Janet Platzer allegedly said:

    love your tour and love your blog. your pictures were fabulous!

  363. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Thank you for doing such a great giveaway!

  364. The fabulous Yvonne Benson allegedly said:

    Please let me win those rulers - I sooo badly need some! :)

  365. The fabulous Jeanette allegedly said:

    Love the post. Love the rulers.

  366. The fabulous Cynthia allegedly said:

    Love the measuring adventures you three have been up to! And the giant marshmallows, too, too funny. :-)


  367. The fabulous karie s allegedly said:

    Living in Las Vegas I could measure the world…the pryamids, a castle, New Yorks skyline, Ancient Roman Palace, the Eiffel tower…oh the list goes on and on!

  368. The fabulous Mary S allegedly said:

    Very cute!!! Love all of the great pictures.

  369. The fabulous Wendy in MT allegedly said:

    Do you think if they rolled your marshmellows in coconut they’d be called “haystacks?” You are absolutely funny, funny, funny and I thank you for that! If (when) I when the rulers, I’ll have to measure our UofM Grizzly Bear.

  370. The fabulous Bec Clarke allegedly said:

    I looove the Goonies, I have seen it about 50 times. so glad I’m not the only goonie fanatic.

  371. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    I loved your post. So clever.

  372. The fabulous Elaine allegedly said:

    I’d measure my grandkids as they are doubling in height before my very eyes!
    Love dill! Will have to try your recipe…and love fish too growing up in a Seafood Business Family.
    Those rulers look awesome. I’d love to be owner of a complete set of rulers instead of my hodge-podge collection. Easy to read markings and that self-sharpening edge for the rotary cutter who can beat that! What a great idea!

  373. The fabulous Pam Simpson allegedly said:

    I love your pictures!

  374. The fabulous Sara allegedly said:

    Loved on the pictures! :)

  375. The fabulous Sarah in Houston allegedly said:

    I have always loved following your site. Such great projects.

  376. The fabulous Mimi allegedly said:

    I love your blog - it is very cheerful and fun!! Thanks for the chance to win those awesome rulers - they are revolutionary!

  377. The fabulous Cheryl Hartzog allegedly said:

    Loved your stories and the measuring of things really neat ! I need to add you to my followers! I would also love the rulers !

  378. The fabulous Vicki quilternp allegedly said:

    updating my I so all match on this hop

  379. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    I have missed you! new computer and new bookmarks will keep me laughing again..

  380. The fabulous Peggy allegedly said:

    I love your blog and have followed it for awhile. Thanks for taking the time to do such a great job.

  381. The fabulous Carlie allegedly said:

    Cute post…love the photos. I have enjoyed the blog hop and those rulers…let me just say that they could improve my quilting greatly!!

  382. The fabulous PeachRainbow allegedly said:

    I’d love to measure my favorite submarine sandwich!

  383. The fabulous KarrieLyne allegedly said:

    oh Monica, you crack me up! Marshmallow fields? LOL!! Now really, what are those things? Wrapped hay bails? Hahah! Too cute!

    What would I measure? I would measure my list of the blogs that I follow. Not sure if one of those rulers is big enough, but i’d love to give it a go! LOL!


  384. The fabulous Lois March allegedly said:

    I just love the marshmallows growing wild there. I’ll bet the who town smals good.
    This has been a good blog hop and I cxan’t wait to try the rulers.

  385. The fabulous Marcy allegedly said:

    This is quite the loot of rulers!! Just like Christmas, even more so if I was to win the loot.

  386. The fabulous Bethany allegedly said:

    I think I’d have to measure up Mt. Rainier

  387. The fabulous Marilyn allegedly said:

    Love the Goonies. But, boy was that a long time ago! Love to win these rulers too :)

  388. The fabulous traceyjay allegedly said:

    I don’t live in a town, but I’d measure the rice fields or the harvester! :)

  389. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    We have a really tall flagpole with a really big flag. It would definitely take the big, long ruler to measure it.

  390. The fabulous Sandra Cudd allegedly said:

    Those fish & chips have to be fabulous. My fish & chips here come from Long John Silvers…guess they are OK but bet not as good as Bowpickers. fun reading your blog.

  391. The fabulous Sandi allegedly said:

    I think I’d have to measure the statue of Mr. Peanut in downtown Suffolk at the Planter’s plant. I hope I win rules to do that!

  392. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    I love your recipe ( and the marshmallow fields too VBG) and the rulers look great. Quilters do come up with the neatest tools. Thanks for the opportunity to win the rulers.

  393. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    The absolute best part of the Goonies is Chunk spilling his guts over all the terrible things he’s ever done. “And then in third grade …” It never gets old. Goonies rule!

  394. The fabulous Janis allegedly said:

    Loved your post-can’t stop laughing! I always enjoy Astoria-great place.

  395. The fabulous Ida allegedly said:

    That is too funny! Thank you for giving me some ideas for pictures! :-)

  396. The fabulous Rhonda Beam allegedly said:

    Your blog is a hoot!! What a neat way to show off the rulers. Thanks!

  397. The fabulous Susan Ingram allegedly said:

    Wow! Size does really matter. I am sure these rulers help to cut the correct size. Thanks for the blog hop.

  398. The fabulous Georgette Mitchell allegedly said:

    Fantastic ew rulers. I got a chance to see one at our local quilt shop, the owner had some and they look wonderful. I have loved all the web sites to visit.

  399. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    I’ll go eat take-out with you!!! Who needs recipes anyway!

  400. The fabulous Karen a/k/a/ The Lazy Quilter allegedly said:

    You are the funniest! Now I have a hankering for marshmallows and rulers. lol :)

  401. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    What creative pics!

  402. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    I love pictures, I love rulers, and I love fish and chips. This was great reading for me! Thanks!

  403. The fabulous katieQ allegedly said:

    Thanks for the info about Astoria. If these rulers can handle measuring a town they must be great for measuring and cutting fabric.

  404. The fabulous Jean allegedly said:

    I’ve been to most of those landmarks in Astoria! Somehow, I missed the marshmallow fields, though. Guess we’ll have to go back and look for them…

  405. The fabulous Debra in Ohio allegedly said:

    Thanks for the recipe, sounds great! I love dill, too! And thanks for the chance to win the rulers!

  406. The fabulous Avon Bingham allegedly said:

    I would love to try the new rulers. Enter me please.

  407. The fabulous Quiltluver-Karen allegedly said:

    Great pics. Love the marshmellow fields. I think I’d measure the melons in our town.

  408. The fabulous Kim G allegedly said:

    Love that size does matter! Great rulers and blog hop!

  409. The fabulous Pattij allegedly said:

    I live fairly close and am pretty excited to have some fish and chips my next trip to Astoria! Love this area! I finally was able to make it to the top of the column and then couldn’t force myself out the door! Way to high. I’ll measure the old apple tree!

  410. The fabulous Sharon Hughson allegedly said:

    Here’s my comment. I love the rulers and fish and chips. I’m with you on the take out menus. I don’t cook. I once conviced a HS peer spagehtti grew on trees in Italy. LOL She believed it.

  411. The fabulous Virginia allegedly said:

    Love that the rulers were along for the photo shoot. They can certainly get lonely left alone in the sewing room. Here’s hoping they got some inspiration during the trip. FYI - love your blog. I’ve been a subscriber for quite sometime.

  412. The fabulous sylvia allegedly said:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  413. The fabulous Jeanne allegedly said:

    Would love to win those neat rulers. Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for the chance to win them.

  414. The fabulous Brittainy Barnes allegedly said:

    YAY! Thanks for the chance to win!! I’ve been having so much fun with this giveaway!

  415. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    Bowpickers sounds fabulous. Thanks for a fun post and a chance to win!!!

  416. The fabulous Lemon Tree Tami allegedly said:

    It’s been many years since Steve and I made our trip through Astoria. We loved the bridge and went to the column. However I didn’t have the right shoes on and decided to stop climbing the circular stairs. Oh but now I wish that I had known about the fabulous sounding Bowpicker. Will definitely have to check that out if we’re ever in the area again. We’re always on the lookout for small mom & pop delicious eateries. :-)

  417. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    Monica, I’m with you on the Rice Krispie bars. In fact, recently I bought graham crackers and Hershey bars to get a free bag of marshmallows. But I knew I had Rice Krispie bards at home, so I didn’t need to use them for S’Mores.

    I think these rulers would be wonderful for me. The no slip part as well as the sharpening part. I have arthritis in both hands, and in addition my left hand is in a splint for three more months, hoping nature will heal what is maybe a cracked wrist bone (fell 4/1) so keeping enough pressure on the ruler to keep it from slipping is a challenge sometimes. I have little bits of stick on sandpaper on the bottom of the edges of my most used rulers. So see if you can influence the magic random number generator to pop up my number(s). I’m out of characters or I’d


  418. The fabulous Lynn allegedly said:

    Very creative post!
    I love seeing how your town “measures up.”

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