30 October 2008

Halloweens past cont'd again

mike g as phone

this one is my brother in 1979, i think. He was 10? He drafted the plans and did technical drawings for his phone costume. I think he wanted to wire it up so the buttons would light or attach a ringer? i remember my mom being worried that he was going to electrocute himself since it was raining

29 October 2008

Halloweens past cont'd

me as dorothy 1989

So fast-forward approximatley 10 years and here I am in HighSchool as Dorothy from the Wizard of OZ. My mom made the dress from a table cloth found at a community theatre's garage sale. The shoes were something in my closet that i painted red and then glittered the hell out of them. And it was DAMN-COLD! so i had to wear a turtle neck.
Now what the heck am i holding in my right hand?....oh! i think it was supposed to be a picture of Auntie Em and Uncle Henry.....i think.....

28 October 2008

Halloweens past

snow white 001

me circa 1980 or 1981 as Snow White - costume made by my Mom :)

so the next few nights i figured i would upload a few new, but old pictures in the spirit of halloween and all that is costume-y...this is also known as procrastination from doing anything new, such as finishing (starting) Max's halloween costume. He *was* going to be Yoda but.....i have not had the time or energy to make the head piece....so i am thinking just Luke Skywalker....oh! i should get him a stuffed wookie!

19 October 2008

Zoom zoom zooma zoom

after watching morning baby tv with Max, i figured i would google a few of my favourites....where are these kids today? anyone know?

12 October 2008


i am not typically happy about death (though i am going to burn about that jig i did when an old bitter relative dies all those years ago) but this almost made my day....

Mercurial Austrian rightist dead in car crash

and yes i know it's wrong but his were politics i could not agree with - and he was in full force in the mid 90's when i was living in Austria.....

08 October 2008

I'm not Dead....yet!

Okay - It has been almost 8 weeks and i have been a bad bad blogger. I even suck at posting pics on flickr! Really!

And there is so much to tell you! Crafting! Life! Crafting! Work! Crafting!!!

Okay to start:
The Cubs have failed me. After 100 years I really thought we could beat it...but this is getting ridiculous. We saw them lose to the Mets the week before it was all over and i couldn't take it. I should have known that it was going to be bad when Max puked into his popcorn bucket.....really..... he did....good training for his college career

That is just the beginning of the good and the bad drama in the KNIT-OR -GET -OFF household.....hint: I will no longer be working here full time (this is GOOD drama)

Partly (is that proper english?) due to this adorable guy:

10-3 2008

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new outfit for Max- burda pattern #9617 ,size 18mths, pants and shirt
basic black knit and stripey knit both from GStreet sale table.
started 9/30 finished 10/2

oh but there is so much to tell you!!!!!!!!! i will try to write more often - i promise and there are lots of pictures to show you all.....

and then, just for fun: (i am sure you know it but i had to do it...i was in the mood for consumate v's)