Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer Lovin' Tags

I stayed up really late last night in order to finish the tags for the Summer Lovin' Tag Swap. They were based on ATC's I'd done for a swap years ago that I never received anything for - luckily I'd made a few extras for posterity's sake, and I was able to use the ideas again.

We were also asked to make one tag for a swapper who is getting married in the fall, and this is what I came up with.

One of the meanings of daisies is "Loyal Love," and isn't that what you would wish for any person on their wedding day?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

KaBoom - Reservoir Hill

For the third year in a row, the Pep Band has performed for the KaBoom Playground Build Project, done in conjunction with the Ravens.

This year, we played for the kids for about a half an hour, then moved over to where the dedication would be, and played there for a little bit. I actually saw Dick Cass, president of the Ravens, shoveling mulch!

The playground looked good, and I hope that it's a good contribution to the community of Reservoir Hill.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Special Olympics 2011

At today's Pep Band gig, we did the Opening Ceremonies for the Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games.

This is the first year since I've been doing this gig that I've actually seen the torch that was lit. I usually only see it on the television monitors in the auditorium, but this year we went through the exit where the torch was set up.

And of course, Joe Flacco was there and made a speech.

Olympic athelete, Kimi Meisner, is at the far podium in that picture.
After getting home, I finished putting my first bracelet in the Botanical Charm Club, Fleur de Turquoise. I'm proud of myself for actually finishing it!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Paper-Thin Alibi

I started this book while I was at the beach, and finished it a mere two days later!

In my opinion, "Paper-Thin Alibi" by Mary Ellen Hughes was much better than the last book I read. It moved along a lot quicker, and the heroine seemed smarter, she gathered clues and made more headway in the mystery than the last heroine. There are also some neat craft tips at the end ;-)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Rise and Conquer

This year's Raven's Roost Convention had the theme, "Rise & Conquer." It was very appropriate, seeing how the two ravens that attend the games are called Rise and Conquer, but also because of the impending NFL lock-out. The Pep Band played regardless of the NFL, and we were fabulous, as usual. There weren't as many float-type entries in the parade this year, but I still had a couple of favorites.

Afterwards, I walked up to Castle in the Sand with Tressie for lunch (about 10 blocks away), then walked back around 20 blocks to find Tom where he was on the beach. We spent the rest of our time on the beach, and went to dinner at Phillips All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet after checking in to our hotel. After dinner we stayed in, since it was around 10, and I did some crafting and read. I finished "The Long Quiche Goodbye" by Avery Aames.

I must say, that book was a little slow going, and sometimes I felt it was overly-descriptive about the cheese and wine. That's a shame, because I love cheese and wine.