Friday, April 21, 2006

Crafty


For the last 13 and a half months, I haven't done much in the way of sewing or other crafty projects (gee, I wonder why), so I was thrilled to finish a few little things tonight. While SwingDaddy rocked Q to sleep, so I ran out to Aaron Brothers and found all the necessary materials in the twenty minutes before they closed.

1) Selected a frame and matte for the "Angel" photo taken by Todd. We have about a billion snapshots of Q on the fridge, but this is the first one we've framed nicely.

2) Selected a simple frame for our friends who are getting married tomorrow. I found a photo from a past concert, so that it can be pretty on their gift table.

3) Got a new piece of glass cut for the Lance Armstrong picture that SwingDaddy received at the 2004 Ride for the Roses. The frame fell over and cracked months ago, so it's nice to have that repaired.

Plus, I made a custom Double Happiness envelope for our soon-to-be-married friends. It ought to be red, but she loves the color yellow so much! Hopefully, they'll think it's cute and not an insult to cultural tradition.

This is pretty minor stuff, compared to the ten 1925 flapper dresses that E and I designed and sewed from scratch in three weekends, but still satisfactory.

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President Bush came to visit our work campus this afternoon, closing down many of the streets and adjacent parking lots, so SwingDaddy and I both worked from home. I wonder if there was anything useful or surprising presented.

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Q has been saying "mama" regularly for a few days, and with some prompting, has added "baba" (Chinese for Daddy) to his vocabulary today! He's not quite clear on the concept of who is who, but it makes us smile just to hear the words.

1 comment:

YF said...

good job! that is such a great feeling to finally do that, I know you mentioned it to me at your house a while back. also, really cute about Q dancing...