Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Mandarin Festival Clown

Mom has been slaving away at a costume for the Mandarin Festival Clown and it is adorable! I never thought I'd say that about a clown costume!

And there's a hat! It's not done yet though - I'll have a picture later.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Outside of my box

So for the last two years Chris and I have been invited to teach at a swing dance camp in the Mendocino Woodlands called "Camp Swing" and both years it has been an absolute blast! We have met some of the nicest swing dancers (and swing dancers are already notoriously NICE), we've met great instructors, there's good food and it's just an overall great experience. is camp tradition that all of the girl instructors perform in the variety show each year and there really isn't an option. The girl instructors at the camp perform in the variety show. So I smile and nod, learn the choreography and do my best to put together a costume which it seems tend to involve very little clothing. And both years they have successfully pulled me outside of my fairly small box.

That's all for now. I'm still working on pictures of the house.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Brazilian Embroidery

Oh my gosh! I had never seen Brazilian Embroidery before! Isn't this gorgeous? We are so excited to have Beth Kauffman, an absolutely darling lady, come and teach a free class in this technique. She called us weeks ago and said that she wanted to give back to community that had given her so much and that she wanted to volunteer her time teaching lessons! How wonderful is that? Visit if you're interested in taking the class - all of the details are there.

I haven't forgotten my promise of pictures! I'll get there, I promise! :-)