The daughter has a superhero themed costume birthday party to go to next week. Just got the invitation yesterday. So, we took the morning to eat breakfast and discuss who she wanted to dress as, and to state that this was also for Halloween. She decided on Supergirl. So, then it was off to the comic book store to research the RIGHT Supergirl costume. Then to the fabric store to find all the materials, then to a costume store for shoes and a headband (because apparently, HER Supergirl needs a gold headband which turned into a very Sailor Moon / Wonder Woman like tiara…), and then home for me to start sewing.
Five hours later, viola! Almost done. :) Just have to hide the threads. Whew! :) So much better than the first one I made (Ya’ll saw it back on 9/10/12.)
And yes, she fully intends on carrying the shield and hammer again. And wear her Wonder Woman bracelets once she can find them again…. or I make her new ones…. >.>
Here’s little Miss A- she’s the niece of one of my BFFs! :)
This is Pete. He loves the camera.
Awwww, but it’s an adorable photobomb!
Your non-VD-related QTE of the day
The fat just walks away…
For a Doctor Who swap on Ravelry. ;)
Last night I heard this weird shuffle-thumping from the general vicinity of my dryer vent, but I figured it was prolly just the pipes or the house talking to itself— it does that a lot— and went to bed without investigating. This morning, when I went to let Her Madge out in the yard, she skidded to a halt in the laundry room and just FIXATED on the dryer— scratching at it, jumping IN the dryer (let me tell you, I have never been so tempted to throw in a Downy dryer sheet and turn it on), whining, doing the whole Jack-Russell-Terrorist go-to-ground thing. She only does that when there’s something alive and/or squeaking, so I went “FUUUUUUUUU….” and poked at the the dryer vent coil thingy. And heard the pitter-patter of wee tiny little feet.
A call to one of Austin’s humane exterminators and $487 later, here’s what was extracted from my dryer:
I SO wanted to keep it. But hello— obvs Her Madge isn’t rodent-friendly, and technically squirrels are wild animals, and it wouldn’t be fair for me to keep it. So the dude took this cuteness to the local wild-animal shelter, where s/he will be nursed back to health and released into the wild where squirrels should be.