Monthly Archives: October 2010

On the downward side of October

This fall has just gotten away from me completely.  Life has been busy with work, the fashionista living at home again, the Little Buddy’s weeklong visit, pottery classes, cooking classes, sewing, etc.  Sheesh!  I need a break.

I recently finished a memory apron.  I am very pleased with the way it turned out.  I have not yet been able to give it to the recipient, so will post pics another time.  If you are my friend on FB, then you can see the pics there.  The recipient’s grandmother taught her to cook many dishes and a year or so ago the grandmother died from cancer.  So I had the idea of making her a memory apron because she cooks a lot.  I made an iron on transfer of a photo of the grandmother standing at the sink with a handful of basil.  This photo was on her blog when she wrote an entry about the two of them making pesto.  Then at the bottom of the apron, I wrote the names of the some of the foods they made together using a fabric marker.  Pics to be posted soon.

I promised the fashionista that I would sew a Marie Antoinette costume for Halloween.  So that is what I will be doing this weekend.  Silly me for volunteering.

The Little Buddy visited for a week at the beginning of October.  We had a wonderful week.  Playing at the park.  Going to the pumpkin patch.  Went to the zoo.  He got to sit in a fire truck.  He fed a giraffe and then the giraffe turned its head and licked the Little Buddy!  He thought it was hilarious.  Went costume shopping and he chose Buzz Lightyear and looks darling in it.  Took him clothes shopping.  Got his picture taken.

The fashionista and I met the Little Buddy’s dad in St. Louis — halfway for both of us.  The day we returned him we hung out in St. Louis for the afternoon.  It was fun, but it sure made for a long day.  We ate lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack.  Went grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s.  Went to the Arch.  Then headed back to ICT.

Fashionista at Joes Crab Shack

Little Buddy and Buzz