Wednesday, January 21, 2009

More Mardi Gras Ball Pics

There's some of me in this one. Please over look my flat hair and the fact that I might have been a wee bit tipsy by the time those pictures were taken.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mardi Gras Ball

I went to my first Mardi Gras Ball Saturday night for the Krewe of Excalibur. It was SO much fun. There's only one picture of me in this set of pictures and that was before I was dressed up (2nd pic). My mom was one of the Maids this year so she had tables to decorate and that's what I'm doing in those pictures. Here's a couple of her in the costume she wore for the Ball and this is what she will be wearing in the Parade. The feathers and all of that are all part of the costure, it's not a back drop. She keeps it all except the feather part which goes to a museum or something.

As a bit of FYI, they are the Krewe of Excalibur and their theme this year was Camelot. Each of the maids represented a song from the movie Camelot. Their costumes are reflective of the song they represent. My mom's was Remember Me or something like that LOL I'm a terrible daughter for not remembering. I'm pretty sure I'm going to join the Krewe for next year's parade. I've really enjoyed all the events I've gone to and the people I've met. It's expensive to join, but I'll figure all that out later LOL

Oh and here's my dad. The sight of him dressed up like that was really shocking LOL That's what he will wear in the parade plus a mask and hat.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

VO Update

Isn't she so pretty?? I'm going to have to redo the backstitching on her hand...looks a little freaky. So far I haven't made any changes other than I gave her an eyeball, it was just charted flesh color and that would have looked really freaky...and I plumped up her eyelashes. I've really enjoyed stitching on this. It's really gotten me back into stitching finally!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Venetian Opulence

Well, I was feeling pretty good about my progress until I started taking some pictures. Now I'm depressed LOL I started Wednesday evening and this is my progress as of this morning. It's stitched on 32 ct. Silkweaver Rock Quarry opalescent linen.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Christmas was good, New Years was good. That's about all there is to say about that. I've been stitching somewhat obsessively on Venetian Opulence since Wednesday. Hope to post a pic soon...