Tuesday, September 30, 2014

another goodbye......

Our sweet Mojo died overnight last night.  

He stole our heart.


Sleep well sweet Prince.....

Monday, September 29, 2014

Zombie doll challenge

I am hosting a Halloween challenge on my swap blog and did a Nursery themed zombie doll for it:

Bloody Mary



and an altered poem....



Apparently, the true meaning behind this particular nursery rhyme included beheading and torture....so I didn't have to stretch too far!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Simple knit hat.

My third knitting project was a success!  

This time, I used five needles and wasn't sure how I was going to get through it.  But I plodded along and kept at it.   It took almost two weeks but I was going slowly and used tips on all the needles.  (I had visions of the entire thing falling off.)






I love how it turned out.  Now I am making a second one for my sister.  Bring on the COOL weather!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Annual Zombie Doll swap.

I am a true dork.   I am a huge fan of the Addams Family.  ALL of them....even Thing and Cousin It!  I used to watch it everyday as a kid.  If it were on, I'd watch it now.  

So this year when I hosted my annual zombie doll swap, I listed Tuesday Addams and a few other things that I thought would make good zombies. 

I squealed when I saw her!  She is perfectly perfect.  
She is so prim and proper with her lovely velvet dress on.  She must gorge herself quite carefully, so as not to get it bloody!



She arrived along with a glittery pumpkin, a spider ornament and a couple kitchen towels.  The tuille was packing material and I'll be using it somewhere this Halloween.

Do you see Suki lurking in the back of this photo?

As soon as I stepped away, she jumped up.  All resident zombies get a thorough sniffing!


Apparently, Tuesday passed inspection because Suki jumped down a few minutes later!

I sent my partner a "My Neighbor Tortoro" zombie doll.  I actually had to look it up.  I'd never heard of Tortoro...poor fella only had 1 arm left!  He obviously isn't a clean eater...just look at all that mess!  yuck!  (I got the pattern for him off Ravelry)

I also made a scarf and needle case (my partner loves sugar skulls)....and a Frankie phone case.  Then threw in some other stuff for fun.  We all need zombie tissues, right?


Can you tell I'm ready for Halloween?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

school days

Someone is starting to enjoy college life..........


while someone else absolutely LOVES cross country!





kids sure grow up fast.......

Monday, September 22, 2014

never fails

Leo is so funny.  He is sort of aloof  unless I am sitting at the computer!

Then he turns into a snuggle muffin!  Good thing I keep a blanket nearby though... he likes to knead and his nails kill me!



reminds me of this cartoon.  One of my favorites!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Cross country....

Someone has joined cross country.    She ran in her first race last week, with a bum knee.  3 miles on a super hot, grossly muggy day.  Would'a killed me.  

I was so excited that when she went across the finish line, I forgot to take a photo.  

Her goal was simple.  To finish the race and not be last, and she made both.  I am very proud of her.  More importantly, she is proud of herself.






Check this out, I am so proud of our school...I saw SO many schools taking part in prayers before they raced.  Made me happy to see that some things are still sacred.......




It was a really hot, muggy day, with rain off and on.  Not a nice cooling rain.  Oh no, it was the kind of hot rain that made mosquitoes jump for joy.  And once the rain let up, there were lots of mud puddles to traverse, lots of slippery ground.  

Through it all, the teams were out rooting for their own.



Tomorrow is the second race of the season and the weather is supposed to be a bit better.  I sure hope so.
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