R is for I'm on a ROLL here!
And if you're Canadian, it's also for RRROLL up the RIM to win time, eh?! LOL! I actually went into a trash can yesterday because I forgot to roll up my rim before I threw out my cup ... didn't win anything though.
For those of you who have absolutely no flippin' idea what I'm talking about, lemme 'splain. There's a famous national donut chain (yes, there is some merit to the stereotype about Canadians & their donuts) called Tim Hortons - locally known as Tim's, Timmie's, Hortons ... and probably other nicknames I haven't heard.
Tim Horton was a hockey player turned entrepreneur. And may I just throw down the gauntlet by saying that Tim Hortons beats Krispy Kreme (an American donut chain) every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Other donut shops have gone head to head with Tim's, but none have lasted.
So once or twice a year, Tim's has a nationwide contest where you have a chance to win a prize ranging from a free coffee or donut to a car. The potential prize is hidden under the rolled edge of a paper cup, hence the term "roll up the rim" - and you have to roll the R like you're Scottish.
I don't drink coffee. Tim's does have a nice steeped tea, but I can get tea for free at home. And then there's also the thing about me not having enough self control to walk into a donut shop and NOT order a donut ... so "just a cup of tea" ALWAYS turns into "a medium steeped tea, double double (that's how I order cream & sugar) and a 10 (or 20) pack of assorted Timbits".
However, yesterday I was at the swimming pool for an hour on a field trip with my daughter and I WASN'T allowed to bring any stitching because then I wouldn't be WATCHING her jump off the diving board like I promised. And I also didn't have time to make a cup before I left home. But there just so happened to be a Tim's drive-thru on the way to the pool ...
But I digress.
LOL! I'm gonna make all you non-Canadians at least honorary citizens by virtue of meaningless trivia about this fine country if it KILLS me!!! LOL! You can thank me next time you're struggling for a topic of conversation and you find yourself talking about donuts and Snowy Owls at a cocktail party. ;)
All right, all right! Keep your shirt on ... here comes the Sampler.
I wasn't sure if this dark brown & light pink would work together.
I was worried the dark would end up super loud ...
... and the delicate pink would disappear.
I don't think that happened. I am totally diggin' how it turned out.