Posts Tagged "liz"

Two Handmade Skirts by Liz

Liz has been doing a LOT of sewing projects, ever since she first started taking classes at The Needle Shop. In addition to learning how to sew pillows and to sew the piping, she’s also been working with a lot of patterns and making skirts. Here’s a skirt she made during one of the classes. Front view. While in the…

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Sewing in the Dining Room

A few weeks back, Liz started to take some classes at The Needle Shop, learning some of the fundamentals of sewing. The classes are pretty intense, as far as I can tell, with each one usually lasting about 4+ hours or so. That said, the classes are usually designed so that participants walk away with some tangible project/object. So far,…

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Grilling, Logan Boulevard

Jake and Lisa are back in town, and we’ve been hanging out with them over the past few days. Early in the evening on Memorial Day, despite the rains during the first part of the day… we all set up a small camp on Logan Boulevard, and did a little grilling. Liz and Jake, relaxing as the day winds down….

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Bunny Burritos!

Last night was time for the bunnies to get a little ear cleaning. Liz set up the kitchen table as a makeshift work area, and got out a blanket for the “bunny burritos.” For those who haven’t seen it before, the burrito method ensures that a rabbit won’t thrash or try to run away when delicate things are happening (nail…

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Ben and Allison Get Married

Before the guests arrived for Ben and Allison’s wedding, folks gathered at Jane’s in Bucktown for some photos. Stu (who also photographed my wedding) flew in to do all the photography. All the kids, being asked to make some silly faces for the camera. A view of the flowers along the bar, before the evening gets underway. Ben and Allison…

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Strawberry Dobos Torte, with Mascarpone Honey Mousse

For Valentine’s Day, Liz and I were headed to Frankfort to have dinner with her folks and with Tricia and Darryl. Liz was handling the dessert, and wanted to try out something a bit new. So she found a recipe on Tartelette for a Dobos Torte. Three eggs down, one to go. Not sure just exactly how much butter was…

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Home From the Vet, and the Baxter Bunny Burrito

So we went in to the vet and got Baxter checked out yesterday. There was a routine examination, along with an x-ray, and a long period of waiting around in one of the rooms. Ultimately, the diagnosis was something like gastro-intestinal stasis. There was a possible blockage or inflammation in her secum, and we got sent home with a large…

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Japanese Bunny DVD

Liz and I got a nice gift from Chris and Leslie, who just got back from Japan a few days ago. It was a great looking DVD of Bunnies, but beyond that… we had no idea what to expect. We had to try a few different approaches in order to view the DVD. Due to Region restrictions, it didn’t work…

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Dinner at Justin’s: Homemade Indian Food + Gifts from Japan

Prior to the holidays, Justin sent out a dinner invite to a few of us. He’d been hard at work re-arranging his apartment, and the dinner was a way to celebrate his “new” place and the new year. Justin rushed home right after work, and by the time many of us showed up (circa 7:30 PM), he was already in…

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Working With An Umbrella Swift and Ball Winder

This is an umbrella swift. I bought it for Liz for Christmas, but only had a vague sense of what it was used for. Paired with a ball winder, this device helps turn hanks (large loops) of yarn into tightly wound balls of yarn. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check out the photos (near the bottom of…

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Happy New Year!

Liz and I, shortly after 2010 arrived. We took it easy this evening, and just ended up staying at home, having some champagne, and playing a few rounds of Yahtzee. Adventurous, I know. But it’s about par for how slow and laid back the week’s been. Related: Happy New Year, 2008New Year’s Day (by Ted Kooser)Happy New Year, 2007May Your…

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Bowling with the Beesons: Annual Christmas Gathering at Frankfort Bowl

An annual tradition of the Beesons is for their family to get together during Christmas… and to bowl. I attended the 2007 gathering, and this year it was held at a place called Frankfort Bowl. Interestingly, the bowling alley was located up on the second floor of a building in downtown Frankfort. Cameron, surveying the five lanes. Everyone setting up…

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Christmas Day in Indianapolis

Amazingly, given the late night we all had last night… everyone slept in on Christmas Day. I figured the kids would be up at the crack of dawn, but it was closer to 11:00 AM before everyone slowly started to rise. I heard some rustling in the hallway, and found Jahnu sitting patiently by the gated-off door between the bedrooms…

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