Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 26, 2014

 Long time no see!  There hasn't been much to blog about here...no sewing or knitting to speak of, just life going on.  The kids are well and happy, we're well, I've found a pain doctor who has managed to get my pain from the shingles mostly under control with a wonderful side effect...I've lost almost 30 pounds!  I certainly can't complain about that!  So, we've just returned from a short trip to the happiest place on earth and it was all decorated for fall. It was just so beautiful!


The new parade, Festival of Fantasy, was incredible and I loved the dragon...Maleficent!



While we were there we took a spin on Prince Charming's Carousel...


and I visited a few favorites...Duffy...



and a very special princess, who is a friend of my daughter's from when she worked there doing the college program...




We got to see the Sorcerer's Apprentice hat at Hollywood Studios for the last time, Disney has announced that they will be removing it early in 2015, so by the time we head down at the end of April on our next trip, it will be gone.





We also attended Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, which was such fun! It's the one time of year that adults can dress in costume and go to the parks.  Lee and I dressed as King Fergus and Queen Elinor from the movie Brave.  We got to the Magic Kingdom before the party started so that we could be sure to get in line to see Princess Merida.  She was just delightful!  She stayed in character and spoke to us as if we were her parents.  My dress is the only bit of sewing I've done in ages and it was quite the challenge.  The pattern I used didn't have bell sleeves, so I made them up as I went along. 


The back had grommets that I had to install and was laced...this picture gives you an idea of how it was done.


I've been looking back over my old blog entries and realized I enjoy seeing what I worked on and when I did certain projects.  Blog reading has changed so much, now that so many blogs are either advertisements for the writers own fabric lines, patterns, etc.,  or they are pushing other people's products and websites.  I miss the days where we just shared what we were doing without trying to sell something.  I haven't quilted for the public for a number of years and haven't even used the longarm very much for myself.  I plan to get back to my quilting and knitting...and I plan to keep track of it here once again.  I hope you'll join me.

5 comments:

amy said...

I am DELIGHTED to see a post from you, AND to read that you're doing better with the pain and you were able to travel! You look great and happy. I look forward to seeing what you're working on. Your costume is fantastic--I wouldn't expect any less though!! xo

Maggie said...

Nice to see you posting again! We are going to Disney World in December for our 30th anniversary.

pamela thorne said...

Loved seeing your post! Am looking forward to seeing pics and hearing about what you are working on.

Thimbleanna said...

YAY -- you're back! It looks like you had a wonderful time at Disney -- and your costumes look wonderful.

I miss the old days of blogging too. I don't even mind if they sell a little, if they'd just still share other things -- so many have gone to just selling. I know they didn't start out that way -- maybe they started out hoping that would happen?

I'm looking forward to seeing what you start working on!

Sherrill said...

Oh WOW, what did the dr give you for your shingles? A 30 lb. weight loss?! Not sure suffering with shingles would be worth that but glad it took care of the pain. Don't you LOVE Disney?! October's the best time of year to go and my DH and I always used to go then (I miss having him to go with!!). I'm a DVC member so took my niece and her boys last Oct. and stayed in one of the treehouses! Most awesome place in Disney to stay! And we did the Not So Scary party, too. I didn't realize they were taking the sorcerer hat down. :-( Guess all good things must come to an end.