Friday, December 21, 2007

Last KAL of 2007

Here is my December Mid-month KAL. This probably wasn't the best time to try S&C stripes for the first time, as the pattern doesn't show very well. In fact, it looks something like a beach umbrella! But I like it. It was fun to make, and I love the way it looks. Ok, this really IS my last post! :) Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christmas projects

Several days ago my brothers and I made our gingerbread houses. We make them out of graham crackers. It's really fun! Here's a picture of mine. I did my roof out of candy hearts, and the smoke coming from the chimney is a squished mini marshmallow. We didn't buy new candy, this is all leftover from goodness knows when. My right window kind of 'died', but oh well, nothing is perfect!This morning I painted this red sweatshirt with fabric paint. The sleeves were getting too short on my old one. The picture doesn't do justice to the shade of red, it's much darker, and much prettier! Special thanks to my mom for helping me draw the snowflakes. (Ok, not helping. She did it.) :o) Yesterday was the last day of school, so I had a little extra time to knit. I just finished my first round dishcloth! I used this pattern. It's so pretty, it was fun to make, and it was much easier than I expected! I'm definately going to use the pattern again.

Kirby is enjoying all the Christmas activities. The other day I put a foil wrapper on his nose, and it was so cute! While I was taking pictures he fell asleep! I guess he liked it. Kirby's birthday was December 14th. He turned 4! In a perfect world, that would mean he would behave at my grandparents next week, but we all know that this isn't a perfect world!
Well, Merry Christmas everyone! We're leaving for my grandparent's house Saturday, and I'll post when I get back. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth! I really meant to write a post about Thanksgiving, but we had Scrooge rehearsal almost every day, plus my grandparents are here, and I never had a chance. Well, not too long ago I wrote about CYT, the Christian theater group I'm in. (click the link to read more about it) We just finished our Christmas play, Scrooge. We had 3 performances; on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. It was so much fun! I got to be friends with everyone; it's like a big family! The one thing I love is how Christ centered it is. Backstage, everyone is praying, and everyone is always so encouraging! It's a wonderful atmosphere. I played a spirit, (I'm on the front row, second one from the left)

a poor person, and a Cratchit. I'm the one in the grey dress.I loved all of my costumes! I miss my spirit hood. :) (in case anyone is wondering, you can both see AND breath through that.) By the way, the knitting Mrs. Cratchit is holding? I did it during dress rehearsal. :) We had a great cast! The man who played Scrooge has done professional acting before. Here's a picture of all of us. I'm in the back row of the people who are sitting, my brother is to the left of me, and my other brother is on the front row second from the right, the gold wiseman making a face. *sigh*
The people are wonderful, the costumes are amazing, I love acting, and backstage is so much fun! I love everything about the whole process!Actually, that's not quite true. Getting makeup on isn't bad,

but getting it OFF is so hard! It takes me at least half an hour. As far as getting nervous, I was a little on Thursday, the first performance, but not onstage, and I didn't really get nervous on Friday or Saturday. Friday we had over 700 people attend! They actually had to turn people away. It was an incredible experience! It's actually the third CYT play I've been it, but I think this one has been my favorite. I'm sad it's over, but I have The Hunchback of Notre Dame coming up in April. (if anyone lives in the area, come see it!!!) Here are some more pictures.

Walking out at the end.

Me with "Scrooge"

My brothers and I.

Signing autographs.

Subway after the last performance.