30 March 2008

USITT and a yarn party


swag mosaic

I worked very hard to get my free stuff! The bags are the leftover scraps from a company that does custom theatrical drapes. The tshirt (which i kept) was from a Rigging company based out of Las Vegas. I got some samples and swatches of fabrics for some very interesting products - which i plan to be using on the next mainstage show. You will be hearing more about those items and how we will be making headpieces and costume pieces for THE NEVERENDING STORY this summer. One company that i need to place an order from for work or play is these guys. The whole iron-on trim and beads thing was pretty nifty! I am not sure how much i would use it but the fact that you can iron on to ANYTHING was just gosh darn cool - and they were very nice.

photos of the adventures from USITT found here: Max at the airport, Muslin undergarments by PeriodCorsets.Com, Some random ballet costume (???) Swan Lake Costumes (by ????)

More Restaurants:

The next restaurant was an Italian joint - not too far from the Convention Center called JOSEPHINE's. The food was good, not amazing, just plain good and satisfying and worth the price. ANd i cannot say enough how amazing the service was at each and every restaurant (except for one). It has ben a week and i cannot remember what i ate, but Max loved the tiramisu and the wine was gooooooood - but the coffee was nasty. (their espresso machine was down and all they had was basic bad coffee)

The nest round of great service was at an IHOP - yes you read that right. International House of Pancakes. Okay the food is the smae everywhere , but our waiter, prison tat's and all, was one of the nicest, most on the ball waiters i have ever had! And he was so nice to Max. And did not complain about the clean up job that my kid left him (there was egg and crackers EVERYWHERE!!!

And then there was the Yarn Party!

Via a Ravelry group - some local to DC/Baltimore, spinners and dyers held a Yarn Party in Takoma Park. As you can see:

homespun yarn party

It was a bit overwhelming. I don't think anyone realized that sooooo many people would show up - I was definitley feeling incredibly claustrophobic. I only purchased one skein of yarn from StormMoonKnits - it was a sock yarn (go fig!) and the colorway is "I kissed a girl" all dark purples and black and some fuschia (or is it violet? - or magenta?) - will take more pics of yarn from today and things from my trip when i get better lighting. More pics of the local yarn dealers here.

Don't know if you noticed - but my pictures are starting to look like ass if i am not in the most perfect of lighting (and our apartment is not!) - so we are looking into a new camera. So....What do YOU have?

Gratuitous baby pic:

this one by me:

max and daffy's

this one by Jill:


also check out these fab pictures by Jill - now she has an amazing camera and she knows how to use it.

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