23 October 2010

Halloween and the Like

It's that time of year. Time for spooky-ish meatloaf
Bunnicula or a vampire bunny, woo!

and making Halloween costumes.  Game Boy wanted a cloak, I had no pattern.  Somehow we achieved a facsimile of a cloak.  Not too shabby for pulling it out of the air.

I know, I'm boring lately.  I've knitted a bit (shh, it's Christmas ornaments, but no one wants to talk about that!), and I've been running (not this week though), but can't seem to get my act together to write in the blog.  I'm trying to, however.

09 October 2010

Setting Down Roots

We've been here 26 months now.  

Once I read that someone was going to live as if she lived in her dream house.  I've been trying to do that ever since.  (I did work on the house in Richmond, but we moved shortly after I made that decision.)  One of the ways I'm trying to do this is to make curtains, hang art, frame posters, and so on.  I might even paint.  Usually I only really do those things if we are getting ready to sell the house.  This time, I want to do those things for us--so we get to enjoy our hard work.  (Or my hard work--a lot of it falls to me to do.)

Of course, since I'm trying to pay off debt, I'm not spending much money on that.  However, since I have been given lots of fabric as the BBFs find it at their house, I can do some of it on the cheap.  

Exhibit 1.  Curtains for the singleton windows in the living room.  Fabric is obviously Indian, and it matches the drapes on the picture window(s).    It also goes very well with the other decor in that room.  (We could still use furniture in there, but at least it looks pretty.)

Happy elephants parading on the windows.
Exhibit 2.  Heavier curtains for our bedroom.  These are more for better privacy and better light blocking.  I loved the other ones, but they just don't work keeping the light out.  Maybe these will be better.  There's still another window (our house has many, many windows), and I want to find something like a tapestry to put on it.  It's behind our bed, and if I do this correctly, I can make it look like a picture instead of a window.  And it will block more light.  As the sun comes up in the summer at 4 am-ish, that would be wonderful.
 Add these to cleaning the Harry Potter closet, I had a very busy and productive day.

02 October 2010


We live close to an alpaca farm, Wheatland Alpacas.  Last Sunday, they had an open house.

Llama! (But no duck.)

This one had weird eyes, but seemed quite interested in us.

 It was fun, and we had a great time looking at the alpacas.  They sell all sorts of alpaca products, so I'm probably going to go buy Christmas presents there soon.