February 2, 2014

Happy Groundhog Day! Early Spring Or 6 More Weeks? AND Phyllis's Fun Fashion Show!

It's here!  It's here!  It's finally here!

GROUNDHOG DAY!!!

Here on Blueberry Hill this is cause for great excitement.  It's the day of days!  The moment Phyllis waits for ALL YEAR!

As you may know, this winter on Blueberry Hill has been a crazy one with the weather either unusually balmy for January (you remember those 2 days when it rained and flooded the basement...) or unusually arctic with day after sub-zero day (the vast majority of this frigid January!)

As a result, Some People have spent most of the winter holed up drinking hot chocolate with not-so-mini-marshmallows attempting not to become a groundhog ice cube!

Now, at long last, it's time to see what everybody's favorite groundhog has to say: early spring, or 6 more weeks of winter?

And so, Punxsutawney Phyllis, Sage of Sages, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinaire did set forth from her burrow on Blueberry Hill this Sunday February 2, 2014  at 7:25 AM under sunny skies with a calm wind, 82% humidity and 28 degrees, and declare: "There's my shadow!  6 MORE WEEKS OF WINTER!"

Though I am disappointed to hear that winter plans to hang around, I certainly enjoyed watching the show.  Phyllis does everything with flair :)  Here she is making her prediction in my Phyllis's Fun Fashion Show sample (which I totally cheated on by getting my daughter to execute my idea in photoshop because I - shockingly - have not learned how to use it since Monday!)
All Weather Phyllis - idea by me, execution by Katie :)
And now, in celebration of Groundhog Day, I want to welcome you to an exclusive showing of top fashion by outstanding designers, some of them very new to the world of fashion - the very hautest in haute couture!

Prepare yourselves...

(and I mean really)

... because here comes Phyllis on the runway!

Please enjoy these fabulous, show-stopping designs, and then vote for your favorite at the end!

#1 Steampunk Phyllis by Stacy

#2 Olympic Phyllis by Katie

#3 Ain't Nothin' But A Groundhog by Julie

#4 Spring Phyllis by Gracie

#5 Done With Glum Phyllis by Linda

#6 Periscope Phyllis by Sue H

#7 Queen Phyllis of the Krewe of Marmotte by Keila

#8 Mariachi Phyllis by Arturo

#9 Skiing Phyllis by Sue H

#10 Birthday Suit Phyllis by Vivian

#11 Sunday Best Phyllis by Heather G

#12 Opera Star Phyllis by Beth

#13 Glow-In-The-Dark Phyllis by Catherine

#14 Divergent Phyllis by Stacy

#15 Rock Star Phyllis by Jenny

#16 Paradise Phyllis by Angie

#17 Phyllis's Allongé by Nata

#18 Maori Phyllis by Diane

#19 Ballerina Phyllis by Anna

#20 Sleepy Phyllis by Josie

#21 Princess Phyllis Organa by Erik

#22 Gala Phyllis by Meg

#23 Square Dance Phyllis by Penny

#24 Chef Phyllis by Neighbor Girl

#25 Dragon Tail Phyllis by Sue M

#26 Fashion Phyllis Extravaganza by the Maynard Kids

Wow!  That is a lot of fashion designing talent!  You guys are amazing!  Please vote for your favorite in the poll below by Tuesday February 4 at 5PM EST!  Prizes will be awarded Wednesday during Would You Read It!

Happy Groundhog Day Everyone!  And may spring be in your hearts :)

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73 comments:

  1. Ohmygosh, so many creative entries. It was hard to vote for just one!

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  2. Too much talent, the choice is hard, but I've voted! I now need a strong coffee to get over Phyllis' prediction!

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  3. Too fun! I echo others thoughts on such great talent!!

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  4. I know! Isn't it awful to have to pick just one? And I must say, Princess Cinnamon Bun hairdo is right up there! :)

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  5. Yeah... Phyllis and I are deciding between Aruba and the Bahamas... that's our solution :)

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  6. I am always so amazed at how creative and talented everyone is! That's why I do these things - so I can have the pleasure of seeing everyone's fantastic imaginations!!! :)

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  7. So many great entries, so few votes :) great job, everyone. They were all so mush fun.

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  8. good luck to all the wonderful Groundhog Fashionista's!!!

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  9. Stanley & KatrinaFebruary 2, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    So many wonderful entries. Thanks for hosting!

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  10. In western WI this year, we're just hoping to keep winter down to 6 more weeks! :) Stay warm!
    erica

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  11. Hey! So nice to see you! Thanks for stopping by :) And yes - I hear you! Even in NY we'd be pretty psyched if winter was actually over for good in 6 weeks! You stay warm too! And happy groundhog day :)

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  12. You're welcome! Thank YOU for entering! And I know - they're all so wonderful it's pretty much impossible to choose!

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  13. I know, Pam - isn't everyone just so talented?!

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  14. These are all wonderful! I love those periscopes, neat idea. Boo hoo to six more weeks of winter.
    Thanks for a great celebration, Susanna!

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  15. This_Kid_Reviews_Books_ErikFebruary 2, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    Awww... Thank you! :)

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  16. Oh! Oh! Oh! This was SO MUCH FUN!! It is so obvious everyone had a blast. I totally needed this smile today. Susanna thank you for these hair brained schemes of yours. Although I loved them all, being from Louisiana it won't be hard to guess who I voted for. I cannot tell how big my grin was as I scrolled down this page to the end. And the detail in Nata's, WOW and WHOA! Well done, everyone. Thank you Susanna.

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  17. I know it, Pam! Isn't everyone just amazing??? I'm so glad you enjoyed them :)

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  18. I know - wasn't that so clever? I love that! With her all snug in her hammock reading and never having to set foot out in the snow to check for shadows :) Thanks for joining in with your gorgeous drawings, and apologies for the 6 more weeks but Phyllis has to call 'em as she sees 'em! :)

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  19. Thank you Pamela!!!

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  20. Thank you Susanna!

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  21. what fun - and so many to choose from. From which to choose? whatever - definitely a diversity of fashion ideas.

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  22. What a fun fashion show! I hope she is able to get some rest.

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  23. oooh... this was hard. Such a great choice of fashion pics. Sorry to hear you have still another 6 weeks of winter. Actually that means I still have as much as 6 weeks of summer...yay! (sorry)

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  24. Well, if you benefit from our 6 more weeks of winter, Diane, that makes me happy so it's all good! :)

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  25. Such a tough choice - but I loved checking every one out! Such talent!! Fun!

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  26. All those are so clever and fun! I knew I wouldn't get around to dressing Phyllis. Heck, I barely got done what I really needed to do. :}

    You crack me up, Susanna! I also can't believe you haven't learned and mastered Photoshop in a week...it's not like you had anything else to do, right? ;)

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  27. What a creative bunch! Great entries, everyone! It was very, very hard to choose.

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  28. What a delightful (as usual) contest, Susanna! Love teh diverse visions of Phyllis!

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  29. I usually find a way to vote for one or two when it comes to these competitions but Phyllis's fashion show is just too difficult. I have to bow out of the voting part because so many of the entries are so extraordinary that picking just one is too heart-wrenching.
    I'm so sorry :-(
    Not too thrilled about the 6 more winter but okay, thanks for the heads up, Phyllis :-)

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  30. Such a fab fashion show Phyllis! ((applause, applause)) It's impossible to choose one wonderful outfit over another!
    I do hope Phyllis will put down the umbrella, however. I see lightning in the distance and wouldn't want her to get zapped!

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  31. Well, that was entirely too difficult for a Monday morning. :-) (But I did my best. What a great bunch of designers!)

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  32. This definitely has to be an annual event, Susanna...every entry was a blast! Lots of fun...hard to pick just one. :) And I loved seeing a number of designs from kids...how cool was that!

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  33. Voting completed! Such a hard decision!!! I loved them all but I really loved two of them a little more than I loved the others and I could only vote on one!!! Thanks for the fun, Susanna!

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  34. Mike Allegra writerFebruary 3, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Dang, that was a hard decision.

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  35. This gave me a smile on a snowy snow day.

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  36. Great fashion contest! Loved the entries -- all winners.

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  37. Wow! GREAT costumes. Deciding was difficult, but I did it. And yes, I tested to see if I could vote for more than one. Nope.

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  38. Wow, Phyllis has been busy! Love the pictures.
    Though seriously, she and I need to talk. This 6 more weeks of winter thing won't work for me. ;)

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  39. Amazing array of artwork!

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  40. FUN! I voted for . . . I'm not telling.

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  41. Happy Ground Hog Day, Phyllis! Drat though...six more weeks of winter. What a wonderful lineup of artwork. Can't wait to see you wins. It was very hard having to make a choice. :-)

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  42. So. Cute. Loved all the Phyllis (Phyllises? Phyllisi?), too hard to pick just one.

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  43. Here's how I look at it, Tracy: last year the groundhogs all called for an early spring and they were totally wrong... so who's to say they're any more right this year? Spring could be right around the corner :)

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  44. Thank you for voting, Nancy! Of course, now you've got me dying of curiosity :)

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  45. I love doing things like this because everyone rises to the occasion so beautifully, and we all get to enjoy so much creativity!

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  46. Yeah, it doesn't work for me either. Phyllis and I are discussing escaping to the Caribbean :)

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  47. Too bad Cupcake can't have a vote too :)

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  48. They really are all winners, Pat! Everyone did such a fantastic job!

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  49. I'm so glad! Phyllis is glad too because that makes it all worthwhile that she had to suffer through all this ridiculous get-up and parading around! :)

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  50. Luckily, it sounds like you managed! Phyllis recommends waffles with syrup to help you recover - she says it always works for her... or well really just the syrup would be fine :)

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  51. Thank YOU for playing along with it Vivian! I know how you feel. I have two top favorites too. Fortunately I can't possibly vote because that would be unfair due to the fact that I can see the results and know who is winning... :)

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  52. Thank you for your Monday morning exertions, Cathy! I know... it was rough. Can I offer you a complimentary chocolate croissant? :)

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  53. She is a savvy little weather-hog, Cathy, so I'm sure she is monitoring the situation carefully! Thanks for at least trying to vote!

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  54. No worries, Angela - this is a very tough choice. You don't see ME voting :) As for the weather, you're welcome to join me and Phyllis in the sunny Caribbean - we are planning to beat winter one way or the other :)

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  55. I know! Aren't they all so amazing? Everyone is so creative - you included!!! :)

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  56. They really put us to the test, didn't they, Iza? I'll tell you which one was Phyllis's favorite though - the only one that didn't itch, pinch, irritate, or make her feel silly - her own birthday suit :)

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  57. You are so right, Teresa. I admit it. I'm a total slacker. in fact, I can barely get myself dressed, never mind Phyllis! :)

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  58. Glad you enjoyed all these fabulously talented people's fashionableness, Joanne! Thanks so much for voting! Some of us - who shall be nameless - have not been able to manage yet!

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  59. Adorable! Any way Phyllis can take one day off of winter for each entry?

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  60. What a fabulous idea! Just like that we're down to only about 2 weeks! :)

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  61. What a privilege to see them all. Very hard to choose, but thanks for sharing with us.

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  62. This is so much fun. I always enjoy a great fashion show. I would have loved to participate, but have been busy. I wish I could select more than one, but I made my choice.

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  63. I'm sorry you didn't get to make one, Romelle! I still remember your fantastic Phyllis's from last year :) But thanks so much for voting... you're ahead of me on that - I can't decide :)

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  64. I know, Nancy! It's a tough choice, isn't it? Everyone is so creative and talented! Thanks so much for coming over to look at them and vote!

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  65. Mike Allegra writerFebruary 4, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Phyllis is a wise gal.

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  66. Beautiful entries! Im inspired by all this creativity. :) btw i found a way in to your comments via my phone. Dont know what's wrong with my laptop yet!

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  67. This post was so cute, I wanted to hug it.

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  68. Phyllis says you may hug HER because she is very huggable :)

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  69. This was absolutely adorable :D

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  70. I'm glad you enjoyed it, DM :) I thought everyone did such a great job and was so clever and creative! :)

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