I [finally] made it to see a Phillies game at the new park (OK, so it's a couple of years old, sue me) this past August when I went to the 2008 Stitch 'n Pitch. It was really a lot of fun, even though it was one of those evenings when it was about 90 degrees, and 97% humidity. But my friend Sharrie and I headed down to the park after dinner, armed with our knitting and the desire to see the Phillies win. (Fortunately, we had our knitting, 'cause the Phillies sucked big time and they lost to the Florida Marlins, who also sucked big time, just not as much as the Phillies on this particular night.)
Anyway, it was so weird to see so many people of all shapes and sizes knitting and doing other needlework at a baseball game! It was crowded, and from what I could tell, the whole section reserved for the stitchers was filled. The only person I saw that I knew was Liz, who came over and chatted for a while, so we had a chance to catch up. Because even though we live approximately eight miles away from each other, I hadn't seen her in person for about a year and a half ...
Plus, there was beer and then later, ice cream.
Tickets, beer, ice cream: $35.00
Creepy creepy creepy ...
A little while back, I signed up for The Very Vintage Halloween Swap. My swap partner, Brenda, lives in Texas, and has a pretty amazing garden - it has even been designated as a natural wildlife habitat, and she is only about 90 miles from Dallas!
I had a lot of fun putting together her package, and I would love to show you what I sent her. But since it didn't occur to me to take a picture before I sent the stuff to her, that's not gonna happen. So just think to yourselves how magnificent it must have been ...
I do have to say though, that it was not nearly as cool or as weirdly creepy as what she sent to me:
YIKES - he's really creeping me out! The wheels on the bicycle move, so I have had some fun having him "ride" over to the cats. (Well, actually Jetsam is the only one who tries to figure out what is going on - the Garden Kitty runs and hides, and Tess just sends me death-ray glances ...) This is definitely one of the best Halloween decorations ever, as far as I'm concerned. I think I'll wait to put it out after this weekend, since my great-nephew Zach is coming to visit, and I don't want his first overnight visit to our house to be remembered as a traumatic event!
Thank you Brenda, for such a great decoration, and something so wonderfully weird. It's a perfect addition to my other Halloween stuff.