xmlns:b='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/b' xmlns:data='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/data' xmlns:expr='http://www.google.com/2005/gml/expr'> My Other Life: October 2013

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween costume coming along

The skirt is done except for the remaining hand stitching. I thought I could do that while I got my hair done but there were 2 little dogs there and ooops I forgot until after they left with their owner. Also Melissa did a trial run of my hair last night. We decided on a cross between a Victorian Up-Do and Amy Winehorse. Heavy on the latter probably.

It's really quite tall so the picture isn't doing it justice. Doesn't really go with my glasses either. And it's still up today because she doesn't want me to wash my hair so if I took it out I'd have this whack hair and well it's fun to wear different hair why not get 2 days out of it! I also about finished the corset last night. Boning was a b*&^% but it's in. I just have to again hand sew the bias tape around the bottom. THEN I need to find buckles desperately. Still haven't found any and I need 5 1" to 1 1/4" Brass Buckles. 

Then in the process of finding buckles I also felt then I needed a gun. Some of my props I bought on ebay will apparently not make it in time. Sad. I was especially excited about the telescope. But I can work some more on this throughout the year and wear it again next year.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Another Blog? Yes I should somehow just have one but I am a splitter not a lumper.

I wanted a place to post about sewing, knitting and crafts. I also need a place to just journal and I do that through out my other blogs but not sure I should. Who knows!!! I am never happy with how the blogs look I just get frustrated and quit editing and plan to come back to them later.

So anywho this is another work in progress.

I am currently working on a Halloween costume that will be Steampunk and should not be blogging but should be sewing since that's in 4 days.

I joined a knitting club that meets second Tuesday of the month at Karen's house. So I thought I should post about those projects as well. I want to make some of these shawls and such from a book I bought and I also need to make more female friends desperately outside of work. So when Karen invited me to this gathering I jumped at it. Now I was the only one that showed up last time and I do know Karen through work but since we met on the Ethics committee meeting first of all I figure she is fine with us being friends and physician/patient. Afterall she's a nurse as well. And wow she can knit so fast and talk it's very impressive.

She also lost her mom the same time I lost my dad so we shared how we were both still reeling from that and were both surprised how disoriented we were.

So starting a new chapter in life. Not just a doctor. Not just a mom. Not just a wife. Not just a gardener-want-to-be-landscape-architect. BUT also a seamstress and knitter!!!!! Ta dah!