Monday, May 05, 2008

Eeyore's Birthday Party 2008
Brent played in the Drum Circle!

Dateline 4/26/08. We took Brent down to Pease Park specifically to check out the drum circle, since drumming is such a passion of his. It took him a while to warm up to the sheer noise and the mass of humanity surrounding it, but once he did, he took up a pair of proffered sticks from a kind drummer (the guy in the 1st photo -- thank you!) and wailed away for what seemed like forever to poor Will, I'm sure.

And this is what he looked like on the ride home, after an hour of drumming hard in the sun on a warm, spring day:

Friday, May 02, 2008

Two FOs in one day

The Devan I've been working on for over a year is finally done! To be fair to Holli Yeoh, it's more properly called a FrankenDevan. I followed the pattern in the most haphazard, keep-changing-sizes fashion ever until the sleeves, which I completely freestyled because the body is so misshapen that properly made sleeves wouldn't fit, and then I added all the ribbing on the edges. Still, it's done, I worked my bum off on it, and I love it. And the baby won't complain! (If it ever fits...)

And the golf club cover I promised my father-in-law for Christmas, hehehe. I started it and then promptly went into no-energy, morning sickness hell. And I feel really dumb for having let it sit for so long because I picked it up this afternoon when I was done with the Devan, and finished the whole thing, seaming and end-hiding included, in one evening. I hope the poor man didn't already give up waiting and just buy himself a cover for that 7 club.

Surgery Fundraiser Update

Wonderful news! My father gave us his tax refund, one of the emergency clinics refunded us several hundred dollars worth of overcharge, and our bank accounts are really looking much better than I had feared. So, I think that no radical destashing will be called for -- yay!!