Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Wishing all of you a spooky (but safe) Halloween this year. We'll be dressing up at work today, but taking along scrubs, too, for a quick change if needed.

I spent more hours than I want to admit on my costume - the first human sized garment I've made in a very long time. I'm to be Alice in Wonderland, and the other nurses I'm working with today will be the Mad Hatter and the Red Queen.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Averill, Doll 2 of 4 DONE!

Well, I guess those errands last week were a bit more involved than I'd expected, and my doll did NOT get done like I'd hoped. I was able to work on her yesterday and today, and just finished.
I don't think I'll get a start on number 3 tonight, but I've got everything ready to go.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Productivity Stalled?

It's pretty clear my productivity in the doll department has come to a halt. Just too much to do and too little time. This is Averill number 2 (of the 4 I've got lined up). Really don't have all that much left to do - just finish stuffing the limbs, joint them to the body, and sew the clothes. I haven't picked out hair yet, but will when I see how things come together.
If I devoted all of today to working in the studio, I think I'd be able to get her done. But first I have to do a little of this and a little of that; errands downtown and such; bills to pay.

The fabrics I've chosen for her costuming are perfect for this time of year. The leaves are starting to turn and the air is crisp and cool. My favorite season.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fantastic day for the GCX

Today was perfect for the 29th annual Great Columbia Crossing. Last year was clear and cool. This year's overcast skies made for a slightly warmer day. Here's a photo of the first mile - the runners, naturally, take off first. My sister and I are toward the back of the pack of walkers, as we had to use the "blue rooms" before we got started. There were 3000 participants this year; sold out before the event. I believe it's always held the first weekend of October.

Sister Debbie is on the left, I'm on the right. Here we are on the Washington side of the bridge. My phone takes pretty decent photos. It makes it so easy to send photos to friends, etc. ( I never promised Deb I wouldn't tag her on Facebook ...evil cackle).  

The sun did poke it's head out for a little bit. We saw quite a few pelicans, and a couple of seals in the river.

Here we are, maybe 4 miles into the walk and looking toward the span of the Astoria Megler Bridge. This walk/run is 10k. I know we said we'd do the run this year, but neither one of us had to time to train. Maybe next year?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Great Columbia Crossing 2010

Tomorrow is the 29th annual Great Columbia Crossing. It'll probably rain, but that'll be ok. Anyone who lives in this neck of the woods has appropriate raingear. There are 3000 participants this year; a sold-out event. My sister and nephew will be joining me - I'm expecting them any moment. It should be a fun day. Last year I took a photo of the most gorgeous sunrise. It was clear and quite chilly. This year I'm bringing gloves and a hat!

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