Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mardi Gras 2011

Last evening, my sister and I met up with some friends of hers from work to go and see two Mardi Gras parades downtown. We had alot of fun being extremely undignified by screaming at the top of our lungs for all matter of throws.

The first parade to roll had a simile theme with every float decorated according to a saying. One such float was called 'Mad as a Wet Hen' and featured a rather angry looking hen and other decorations while another float called 'Nothing But Death and Taxes' had all the revelers dressed as Uncle Sam. The second parade to roll was the Mystics of Time, which had some amazing floats featuring several dragons (one blew fire) and a host of mythical creatures.

We were hoping to catch the elusive coconut flavored moonpie this year, but once we went through our stash of goodies, we realized that we had only one! (sigh) Our favorite catch of the night was a large stuffed ram from the MOT parade and a Ty beanie rabbit named Ears.

To everyone in Mobile and New Orleans, hope you have a safe Mardi Gras today!

Until next time ^____^

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Design: Tea Time Samplers #5, Strawberry Basket by Just Cross Stitch
Fabric: 32ct lambswool Wichelt-Permin
Threads: DMC 319, 320, 347, 610, and 3328
Start/Finish: 3/6/2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Recap

February Recap:

1. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
2. Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie T. Chang
3. Sherlock Holmes in Japan by Keith E. Webb
4. The Iliad by Homer
5. A Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters
6. Book Girl and the Suicidal Mime by Mizuki Nomura
7. Blameless by Gail Carriger
8. Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
9. The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
10. Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman
11. The Tale of the Nutcracker by Alexandre Dumas

1. Rose in the Morning by Little House Needleworks
2. Somba Lady dresser scarf, part 1 by Fairway Needlworks
3. Spots of Spring by Pine Mountain Designs
4. Tulip Basket by Just Cross Stitch

1. Rose in the Morning - framed
2. Home of the Needleworker - framed
3. The Bookshelf - framed
4. Spots of Spring pillow