Monday, September 29, 2008

Roller Derby Anyone?

After feeling terrible last weekend and having that extend all through the week, I was determined to ignore any more feelings of illness and have some fun. Still felt awful at times but made good memories in the process.....

Friday night we walked down into Boeblingen. There was an Italian fest. I thought more Italians lived in this area.... maybe they were at the Canstatter Wasen? There was a band, it wasn't bad. The funniest part was the lead singer speaking in Italian about all the different pronounciations of Boeblingen.
Self serve candy. Friday would have been the day to get some, no dirty fingers yet!
Does anyone know anything about the pots in the sky? I mean why?
Yes, we went to the Roller Derby! You Know Who happens to know several of the players. They asked if he would go to the show on Saturday and he being the nice guy he is said yes. I got to go too.

These women are tough. The first time I fell, much less got slammed or run over, I would be so out of there. They on the other hand kept it up for and hour and a half, and had a great time. I didn't understand roller derby before going and I admit there is still a lot I don't get, but when they make points or nearly kill someone, it is really fun to scream and whistle.

Unfortunately, our team lost. Some of the fans were upset but the team seemed fine, like they'd just attended a party where you knock people over to show them how much you like them being there.......

I ended my weekend with a bike ride. I made the mistake of telling the DB that Mary jokingly said I should go on one. He kept up with
Mary said
until I broke down and went just to have peace again. So next time Mary says something funny I'm not telling him.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Clara's in love...

With Antonio. Yes, he is a super hero snail. There is a reason behind this madness, really. The more I do these, the more practice I get, the better able I am to teach, right??? Right.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

One might say I'm obsessed......

But one shouldn't........ Meet Chloe. If you're not keeping up, it's Henry, Clara and Chloe. Henry might be brave enough for a new home....... maybe.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Such high hopes.....

I had them for this weekend, what I got instead was a migraine.
There were bright spots. I finally felt good enough to leave the house and my Dearly Beloved took me out to dinner. A new place, in a part of Boeblingen we never go to. We need to explore closer to home. The cuisine was Italian so I had gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce. Yum!
Then there is Clara, I was able to finish her. She and Henry are having a good time together. I am thinking of trying to teach younger people some hand sewing with this pattern, it's from here..... They are just so fun.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The assimilation is complete

My mom has a blog!

A domesticated weekend

When you know who is hard at the books, I really can't think of a better way to spend my weekend. Time to cook, clean, launder and finish projects. I like everything except the cleaning part.... I do it, but I don't like it.... I bound this quilt by machine because it is a couch quilt and will get used, a lot.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Does anyone really like raisins over chocolate??
Blue Sky alpaca yarn... yum, but if you don't like wool you probably still won't like this.
I think my camera has started adding 20 extra pounds.... It is really not fair to have done all that bike riding and still have so much to show... Anyway, it is actually about the blouse. It is the Sabrina Tunic by Serendipity Studios. It is just so girly.
A bag for my latest crochet project. Made with the Chelsea pattern by Amy Butler. The handles were a pain and I am not happy about it. I love the look, but will need to bar tack the corners. If there is a easy way to get them to fit, I would love to know....

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Is the circus in town?

The prep work for our "event" was extensive and difficult. The tent in the background took seven people and an entire hour of discussing the correct placement of poles, pegs and ropes. One know-it-all suggested "mocking up" the thing and was severly mocked for the suggestion. Darn it, I was tired.... Day two, we left it to the professionals. Cory and Collin were perfectly capable and the second tent went up in no time at all. With just the two of them. Not seven of us running into each other and numerous clown antics.
There was one mishap, the sledgehammer didn't survive..... Collin went to hunt up another. I nearly died laughing when he walked around the corner with this sophisticated piece of equipment. I mean really, that was the hammer we needed the day before!
All's well that ends well. Thank goodness for strong capable guys, even if they use a clown hammer.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

People in masks make me uncomfortable....

Conquer your fears......

This was a cool way to spend an afternoon. The costumes were fantastic, freakish, and sometimes scary. You know who kept telling me, "They're behind you!" It wasn't nice, yes, it made me jump.....


These were my favorite girls.

This puppeteer was amazing. He made these little guys seem alive.

People in bags....