Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One for the Money, Two for the Hodgepodge

Before I post the questions for this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge I'm going to subject you to my picture for today's photo challenge prompt-'money'. I actually have something that works for this one.

If you read here you know my hubs travels all around the world and he typically comes home with a bill or two of currency from where ever he's been. Most of Europe is on the Euro now which I suppose makes life more convenient but definitely not as interesting.

Anyway, I have some odds and ends bills from hither and yon and recently had a few of them framed and matted. The money isn't uniform in size which made the project a little challenging but I'm really happy with the finished product-

From l-r we have United Arab Emirates, China, India, Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Turkey, and South Africa. That's a start.

Now on to the questions for this week's Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog and then come back tomorrow to link with everyone else who plays along. Be sure to add a link to my blog or the button (code is in my sidebar under the button-just copy and paste) in your post. That way, visitors to your blog will be directed back here so they can join the party too.

1. The Hodgepodge falls on the last day of February this year, a leap year. How will you spend that extra day?

2. What has recently required a leap of faith on your part?

3. We're one week into the season of Lent...are you marking these 40 days in some way? Giving something up or adding something extra to normal life? How's it going so far?

4. When was the last time you sat beside a fire?

5. Surf and Turf is on the menu. Do you order as is or do you ask for just the surf (lobster), just the turf (steak), or a menu so you can select another option?

6. If you could have any television program back, not in reruns but in new episodes, what program would you choose?

7. They say an elephant never forgets. These days would you say your memory is more like an elephant or a gnat?

8. Insert your own random thought here.


  1. I love how you framed the currency! What a unique and personal gift. Very nice.

  2. I'm always fascinated by different currencies! And those are great questions.

  3. I love the "matted money!" It gives me some inspiration of what I could do with a stash of bills and coins from all over that I found in my Grandma's house. Very cool idea!

  4. I love your framed currency! What a great idea :) Just think of the stories that currency could tell, if only it could talk!

  5. I'm assuming you're planning a whole frame dedicated to our favorite currency- the pound?

  6. What a neat way to display the currency! Great questions for tomorrow, Joyce...I'll get working on them in a bit!

  7. The framed money was a great idea!

  8. Do you want a bill from Paraguay? I could send you some. :)
    Great collection!

  9. I've got the quarter collection with all the states. I don't have all of the ones from Philly mint though. The photo challenge is sure fun, i think it goes on every month!

  10. Love the money. Mark always brings some home and they always look so pretty to me. I like that you framed them. Thanks for the questions.
    See you tomorrow.

  11. Such a great idea to mark all the different $ in your travels...love it!

  12. What a fun idea... I have a small box that contains currency from my husbands travels too... When the Girlies were little they would take it out and he would tell them stories from his visits to those places... I'm sure a good third of them were true, but most were based in truth, but pretty fantastic... And they got more fantastic each time they were told... Our anniversary is in April, I may follow your idea!

  13. I would neither surf, not turf.
    I would attack the bread basket. :)